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Rangers agree to sign DeAngelo, Georgiev to 2-year deals

Oct. 15, 2020 9:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers agreed to two-year contracts with defenseman Tony DeAngelo and goaltender Alexandar Georgiev on Thursday. DeAngelo’s deal is worth $9.6 million and Georgiev’s $4.85 million. The 24-year-old DeAngelo is coming off his best year as a pro, setting career...

FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2020, file photo, Canada's Alexis Lafreniere shoots during the team's practice at the World Junior Hockey Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The New York Rangers might be on the clock in owning the No. 1 pick in the NHL draft on Tuesday, Oct. 6. That, and the prospect of selecting Quebec star forward Alexis Lafreniere, doesn't mean the still-retooling Rangers will be anywhere closer to being a contender, team president John Davidson cautions. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Rangers agree with top pick Lafrenière on rookie contract

Oct. 12, 2020 3:34 PM EDT

Alexis Lafrenière isn't going back to play junior hockey in Quebec, and the Rangers hope he's on the ice in New York sooner than later. The Rangers agreed to terms Monday with the No. 1 draft pick on his three-year, entry-level contract that includes the lucrative bonuses typical for a player selected in...

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2020, file photo, Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) reaches for the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Washington. The Vancouver Canucks signed Holtby to an $8.6 million, two-year deal after letting Jacob Markstrom leave in free agency. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

Lightning among losers, Flames with winners in free agency

Oct. 10, 2020 2:42 AM EDT

The Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup and lost a lot on Day 1 of NHL free agency. The Lightning simply could not afford to keep a trio of role players: defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk, center Tyler Johnson and center Carter Verhaeghe. Johnson was put on waivers while Shattenkirk and Verhaeghe left the...

FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2019, file photo, Vegas Golden Knights' Paul Stastny skates during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues in St. Louis. Stastny is returning to the Winnipeg Jets after being acquired in a trade with the Vegas Golden Knights in a move completed hours before the NHL’s free-agency signing period opened on Friday, Oct. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Goalies get shuffled in NHL free agency; Lightning depleted

Oct. 9, 2020 11:14 PM EDT

It didn’t take long for the bubble to begin bursting on the Tampa Bay Lightning's Stanley Cup party. The effects of a flat salary cap took its toll on the Lightning less than two weeks after winning their second Stanley Cup. Tampa Bay bid farewell to defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk, who signed with Anaheim,...

FILE - In this March 28, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, with New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30), of Sweden, during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Washington. Lundqvist signed with the Capitals when free agency opened Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

Lundqvist to Caps, goalie carousel spins in NHL free agency

Oct. 9, 2020 11:13 PM EDT

Nets around the NHL will look very different next season after a flurry of musical goaltenders in free agency. Henrik Lundqvist is joining a team he tormented in the playoffs for years, Braden Holtby is leaving the franchise he led to the Stanley Cup, Jacob Markstrom got big bucks to join the Battle of Alberta...

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo, Ottawa Senators right wing Bobby Ryan plays against the Detroit Red Wings in the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday,, in Detroit. The rebuilding Red Wings agreed to a one-year deal with 33-year-old winger Bobby Ryan. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Bobby Ryan shoots to revive career with rebuilding Red Wings

Oct. 9, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Bobby Ryan was looking for a fresh start and a place to revive his career after it was stunted in part by alcohol issues. Ryan was sold on that happening with the Detroit Red Wings. A long conversation with general manager Steve Yzerman sealed the deal even though it was the first discussion...

FILE  - In this March 5, 2020, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford watches the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game against Edmonton in Chicago. The Chicago Blackhawks will not re-sign goaltender Corey Crawford in free agency, potentially signaling a more extensive rebuild for one of the NHL's marquee franchises. General manager Stan Bowman said he had a “bit of an emotional” conversation with Crawford on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Chicago Blackhawks parting with Cup-winning G Corey Crawford

Oct. 8, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks will not re-sign goaltender Corey Crawford in free agency, parting with a key member of its Stanley Cup-winning core and potentially signaling a more extensive rebuild for one of the NHL’s marquee franchises. General manager Stan Bowman said he had a “bit...

FILE  - In this Feb. 16, 2020, file photo, St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo plays against the Nashville Predators in the first period of an NHL hockey game, in Nashville, Tenn. The NHL is embarking on a free agent period like never before in hockey history. Defensemen Alex Pietrangelo and Torey Krug and winger Taylor Hall headline a talented free agent class. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

No Frenzy? NHL free agency an unknown given flat salary cap

Oct. 8, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

After an easy decision atop the NHL draft, general manager Jeff Gorton doesn't know what his New York Rangers or any team will do when free agency opens on Friday. “I don’t think it’ll be like last year, that’s for sure," Gorton said. It won't be like any year in the history of NHL...

Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray (30) stands on the ice during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Washington. The Penguins got the action started on the second day of the NHL draft by trading goaltender Matt Murray to the Ottawa Senators. Pittsburgh got a second-round pick, 52nd overall, and forward prospect Jonathan Gruden for Murray. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Trade action heats up at NHL draft ahead of free agency

Oct. 7, 2020 7:11 PM EDT

Two Stanley Cup-winning players got traded, a few others got new contracts and almost 200 prospects got to — virtually — live out their dreams by having their names called on the second day of the NHL draft. It took over seven hours to complete rounds 2-7 Wednesday at the draft held online from 31...

FILE - In this June 20, 2012, file photo, New York Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist poses with the Vezina Trophy after winning the award for the league's best goalie during the NHL Awards in Las Vegas. The New York Rangers have bought out the contract of star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist. The Rangers parted with one of the greatest netminders in franchise history on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, when they paid off the final year of his contract.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

Hank to DC? Lundqvist 'really solid candidate' for Capitals

Oct. 6, 2020 11:44 PM EDT

After losing one defenseman possibly for the season and bringing back another one, the Washington Capitals could be on the verge of adding a big name in goal. Washington re-signed Brenden Dillon to a $15.6 million, four-year contract Tuesday, an announcement that came minutes after saying Michal Kempny would miss...