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FILE  - In this Dec. 12, 2011, file photo, Mike Emrick speaks after being inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in Chicago. Hall of Fame hockey broadcaster Mike Emrick is retiring after a career of almost 50 years behind the microphone, including the past 15 as the voice of the NHL in the United States. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)

Mike 'Doc' Emrick, beloved voice of hockey in US, retires

Oct. 19, 2020 3:18 PM EDT

Thinking back over 50 years in hockey, Mike Emrick can't name one favorite memory or game, but one story sticks out. Minutes after watching T.J. Oshie score four shootout goals to help the U.S. beat Russia at the Sochi Olympics, the camera panned to dejected fans and Emrick echoed 1980 gold medal-winning coach...

Coyotes sign forward Christian Fischer to 2-year deal

Oct. 19, 2020 1:28 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes have signed forward Christian Fischer to a two-year contract. Terms of the deal announced Monday were not released. The 23-year-old Fischer was a restricted free agent after finishing with six goals and three assists in 56 games with the Coyotes last season. The...

FILE - In this March 11, 2020, file photo, San Jose Sharks' Joe Thornton (19) moves the puck as Chicago Blackhawks' Brandon Saad (20) defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago. The Toronto Maple Leafs signed 41-year-old forward Thornton to a one-year, $700,000 contract Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)

Maple Leafs sign 41-year-old Joe Thornton to a 1-year deal

Oct. 16, 2020 5:53 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs signed 41-year-old forward Joe Thornton to a one-year, $700,000 contract Friday. Thornton, a six-time all star and the winner of the Hart Memorial Trophy in 2006 as the NHL's MVP, is the second Ontario-born veteran to sign a league-minimum deal with the Maple Leafs in...

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2017, file photo, new mascot Chance the Golden Gila Monster helps to celebrate the Vegas Golden Knights defeating the Boston Bruins 3-1 during an NHL hockey game at T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas. Golden Knights Evolution The Vegas Golden Knights started as a lovable collection of “misfits” in their inaugural season, when they made an improbable run to the Stanley Cup Final. Underdogs no more, Vegas has traded for or signed some of the NHL’s best players, gotten rid of some fan favorites and is now a stone cold perennial contender laser-focused on winning now.  (AP Photo/L.E.Baskow, File)

Vegas 'misfits' no more, Golden Knights now expected to win

Oct. 14, 2020 3:15 PM EDT

People kept telling Nate Schmidt and the Vegas Golden Knights that they wouldn't be any good in their inaugural season, so they went about proving doubters wrong. They were an expansion team, a group of self-labeled “misfits” that burst onto the NHL scene winning eight of their first nine games and...

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019 file photo, Boston Bruins' David Pastrnak (88) works against Colorado Avalanche's Nikita Zadorov (16) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston. The Avalanche acquired Brandon Saad in a multiplayer trade with the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. Colorado sent Zadorov and Anton Lindholm to Chicago for Saad and defenseman Dennis Gilbert. The Blackhawks also will retain $1 million of Saad’s $6 million salary for next season. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Bruins' Pastrnak, Marchand could miss start of next season

Oct. 13, 2020 6:46 PM EDT

The Boston Bruins could be without two-thirds of their top line when the next NHL season starts after the team said Tuesday that David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand each underwent surgery last month. Pastrnak isn’t expected to be fully recovered and able to play until mid-February after an operation to repair...

Blackhawks agree to 1-year deals with Fs Janmark, Ullmark

Oct. 12, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks agreed to one-year contracts with Mattias Janmark and Lucas Wallmark on Monday, adding a pair of forwards to help make up for the loss of Brandon Saad. Janmark's contract carries a salary-cap hit of $2.25 million. Wallmark's cap number is $950,000. Saad was traded to...

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 March 10, 2020, file photo, Carolina Hurricanes right wing Justin Williams (14) tries to steal the puck form Detroit Red Wings center Luke Glendening (41) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit. Williams retired Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, after 19 NHL seasons that included winning the Stanley Cup in 2006 with Carolina along with two more with the Los Angeles Kings in 2012 and 2014. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)

Hurricanes' Williams retires as 3-time Stanley Cup champion

Oct. 8, 2020 7:15 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes forward Justin Williams is retiring after 19 NHL seasons and three Stanley Cup championships. Williams announced his retirement in a statement Thursday after spending his final three seasons in a second stint with Carolina, where he won the Cup for the first time in...

Hall of Famer Guy Lafleur facing recurrence of lung cancer

Oct. 7, 2020 4:14 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Hockey Hall of Famer Guy Lafleur is facing a recurrence of lung cancer, the hospital treating him announced Wednesday. Lafleur was informed of the diagnosis during an appointment with his medical team earlier this week at the Centre hospitalier de l’Universite de Montreal....

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)

Penguins send 2-time Cup-winning goalie Murray to Senators

Oct. 7, 2020 12:28 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Matt Murray's time in Pittsburgh is over. The Penguins sent the two-time Stanley Cup-winning goaltender to Ottawa on Wednesday in exchange for forward prospect Jonathan Gruden and a second-round pick in the 2020 draft. Murray became expendable when Pittsburgh rewarded All-Star Tristan...