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Wild re-sign defenseman Jake Middleton to 3-year deal

Jul. 06, 2022 21:41 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild re-signed defenseman Jake Middleton to a three-year, $7.35 million contract Wednesday. The 26-year-old Canadian split last season between San Jose and Minnesota, joining the Wild on March 21 in a trade for goalie Kaapo Kahkonen and a...

Who's No. 1? Uncertainty surrounding top pick at NHL draft

Jul. 06, 2022 20:22 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Rather than tip his hand on who the Montreal Canadiens plan to select with the first pick in the NHL draft, general manager Kent Hughes joked they’ll end up with all three of Shane Wright, Juraj Slafkovsky and Logan Cooley. If the Canadiens want to make a splash,...

Devils name Kate Madigan as assistant GM, furthering trend

Jul. 06, 2022 19:15 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have named their first female assistant general manager, making Kate Madigan the sixth woman to hold the title in the NHL. General Manager Tom Fitzgerald announced the promotion Wednesday, the day before the NHL draft. ...

Former NHL defenseman Bryan Marchment dies at 53

Jul. 06, 2022 18:41 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Former NHL defenseman Bryan Marchment died Wednesday in Montreal, his agent said. He was 53. Longtime agent Rick Curran confirmed Marchment’s death to The Associated Press. Marchment was attending the NHL draft in Montreal as a scout for the San Jose Sharks. ...

Baseball union promotes Meyer to deputy executive director

Jul. 06, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It appears Bruce Meyer will stick around to lead baseball players in the next round of collective bargaining in 2026. Meyer was promoted to deputy executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association on Wednesday after leading the union’s...

Wild GM Guerin says Kirill Kaprizov is fine, still in Russia

Jul. 06, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Minnesota Wild general manager Bill Guerin said Kirill Kaprizov remains in Russia and is doing well, denying a report the star winger returned to the U.S. and adding the team is trying to find out more about the situation. Russian newspaper Sport-Express reported...

NHL Draft: Teams weigh risks of selecting Russian prospects

Jul. 05, 2022 18:07 PM EDT

The war in Ukraine has added an increasing level of uncertainty for NHL teams interested in drafting Russia-born prospects because of questions regarding their availability to play in North America. While no team has openly stated it would avoid selecting Russians altogether in the...

Avs start moves toward defending title, bring back Cogliano

Jul. 05, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Stanley Cup championship celebrations are quieting down for the Colorado Avalanche. Time to get down to the business of defending their title. Colorado's first big move in what's sure to be a busy offseason was re-signing veteran forward Andrew Cogliano to a...

Sharks hire Mike Grier as NHL's first Black GM

Jul. 05, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks' three-month search for a general manager ended with a barrier-breaking hire as the team made longtime NHL forward Mike Grier the first Black GM in league history. “It means a lot to me,” Grier said at his introductory news conference...

Agent: Top NHL goalie prospect sent to Russian military base

Jul. 05, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

Philadelphia Flyers goaltending prospect Ivan Fedotov, who reportedly was picked up by law enforcement in Russia last week ahead of a planned move to the U.S., is now at a remote military base in northern Russia, his agent said Tuesday. The agent, J.P. Barry, spoke with The...