Latest Dougie Hamilton News

Capitals' Sprong has goal, assist in 4-1 win over Devils

Oct. 21, 2021 23:49 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Washington Capitals had the New Jersey Devils' number last season, winning all eight games. Nothing seemingly has changed this season. Daniel Sprong set up the Capitals' first goal and scored on a second-period breakaway in one-sided 4-1 victory...

Hughes scores 2, lifts Devils past Blackhawks in OT

Oct. 15, 2021 23:08 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Not only did defenseman Dougie Hamilton pay instant dividends for the New Jersey Devils, Jack Hughes had a game worthy of a No. 1 overall pick. Hughes scored his second goal of the game less than a minute into overtime, the high-priced Hamilton...

Back-to-back salary cap champion Lightning are envy of NHL

Oct. 10, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

Long before the Tampa Bay Lightning showed they were the best hockey team by winning the Stanley Cup back to back, they proved to be the class of the NHL in something far more mundane to the average fan: managing the salary cap. With a little luck along the way, general...

Carolina Hurricanes hope changes lead to another playoff run

Sep. 28, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The past three seasons have seen the Carolina Hurricanes end a long postseason drought, become an every-year playoff team and win their first division championship in 15 years. They figured they needed changes to accomplish even more. ...

Offseason deals and signings raise expectations for Devils

Sep. 28, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Devils coach Lindy Ruff doesn't like it when a question starts with the phrase: “You've been around hockey a long time...” It's the equivalent of saying: “Hey, you're old.” At the same time, the 61-year-old...

Changing places: Hyman to Edmonton, Chara to Isles

Sep. 27, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

One call from Connor McDavid was all Zach Hyman needed to put unfinished business with the Toronto Maple Leafs behind him upon joining the Edmonton Oilers. Hyman left his hometown team to sign a $38.5 million, seven-year contract with McDavid and the Oilers, who are...

NHL teams overcome flat cap to make splashes in free agency

Jul. 29, 2021 05:05 AM EDT

NHL teams combined for a series of splashes in free agency, managing to make major moves despite the salary cap staying flat for a third straight year. Over the first 12 hours of the signing period Wednesday, teams in the league signed 160-plus...

Expansion Kraken land Grubauer; Lightning breakup continues

Jul. 28, 2021 20:36 PM EDT

There was a method to the Seattle Kraken’s approach to preserve salary cap space while making their expansion draft selections. After laying in wait, the Kraken made one of the biggest splashes in free agency by signing goalie Philipp Grubauer to a six-year, $35.4...

Hurricanes sign D-man DeAngelo, goalies Andersen and Raanta

Jul. 28, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

Tony DeAngelo says he's learned from mistakes that have dotted his career and even had the New York Rangers paying him to to go away. The Carolina Hurricanes were willing to take a risk and find out if it's all more than just words. The Hurricanes...

Dougie Hamilton joins Devils on $63 million, 7-year deal

Jul. 28, 2021 19:27 PM EDT

Dougie Hamilton is joining the New Jersey Devils after getting the biggest contract handed out on the first day of NHL free agency. Hamilton and the Devils agreed to terms Wednesday on a $63 million, seven-year deal that gives the rebuilding organization one of hockey's...