Latest John Davidson News

Rangers renew new enforcer Ryan Reaves' contract through '23

Jul. 31, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

Ryan Reaves agreed to terms with the New York Rangers on an extension Saturday, a deal that puts the team's new enforcer under contract through the 2022-23 season. The Rangers acquired Reaves from the Vegas Golden Knights this week for a 2022-third round pick. It's...

Saad to Blues, Perry to Lightning: Recent champs add winners

Jul. 29, 2021 23:01 PM EDT

The St. Louis Blues inked Brandon Saad to a five-year contract and the Tampa Bay Lightning signed Corey Perry for two years Thursday as the two recent Stanley Cup champions brought in more winning experience on the second day of free agency. The 28-year-old Saad spent...

Rangers trade Buchnevich to Blues, begin buying out DeAngelo

Jul. 24, 2021 00:52 AM EDT

Chris Drury continues to put his stamp on the new-look New York Rangers, adding a back-to-back Stanley Cup champion, beginning the process to buy out a player they paid to go away and trading a productive winger to change the makeup of the roster. The latest move in the...

Ex-NBC analyst Pierre McGuire joins Senators front office

Jul. 12, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

Pierre McGuire's knowledge of where seemingly everyone in the NHL played pee-wee, junior or college hockey will now go to use in a setting far more private than national television. The longtime NBC Sports analyst returned to his team front office roots Monday, joining...

Davidson: Sudden death of goalie has "far-reaching effects"

Jul. 07, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

COLUMBUS (AP) — Matiss Kivlenieks was with teammate and close friend Elvis Merzlikins in Michigan for the wedding of the daughter of Columbus Blue Jackets' goaltender coach Manny Legace and a Fourth of July celebration. The festive weekend ended in tragedy Sunday night...

Columbus Blue Jackets goalie dies after fireworks accident

Jul. 06, 2021 00:46 AM EDT

Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks died of chest trauma from an errant fireworks mortar blast in what authorities described Monday as a tragic accident at a Michigan home on the Fourth of July. Police in Novi, Michigan, said the firework tilted slightly...

Gerard Gallant confronts win-now challenge as Rangers coach

Jun. 22, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

Gerard Gallant is taking over a young team with potential as coach of the New York Rangers, just like his three previous stops. Unlike Columbus, Florida and expansion Vegas, Gallant will be expected to win quickly, if not right away. The 57-year-old is embracing those...