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Turner Sports announces NHL game, studio teams for season

Sep. 14, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Liam McHugh, Keith Jones and Anson Carter are joining Turner Sports' NHL coverage, the network said Tuesday as it announced the rest of its coverage team for the upcoming season. McHugh and Jones come over from NBC, which will not be carrying NHL games...

"It's time": Star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist retires at 39

Aug. 20, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The King has called it a career. Henrik Lundqvist, one of the greatest goaltenders of his generation, announced his retirement Friday less than nine months after heart surgery. “It’s time,” the 39-year-old Lundqvist wrote in...

AP source: NHL teams OK'd to add sponsor patches on jerseys

Aug. 17, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

Jersey advertisements are coming to the NHL. The league will allow teams to put sponsor patches on jerseys beginning with the 2022-23 season after the board of governors unanimously approved the move, according to a person with knowledge of a memo sent this week. The...

Red Wings agree to 3-year deal with Jakub Vrana

Aug. 10, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

The Detroit Red Wings and winger Jakub Vrana agreed to a three-year contract worth $5.25 million per season Tuesday, avoiding arbitration. Vrana, a 25-year-old Czech, had eight goals and three assists in 11 games last season with the Red Wings after they acquired him as...

In net: Rangers ink Shesterkin; Flyers, Caps re-sign goalies

Aug. 09, 2021 21:17 PM EDT

The New York Rangers locked up their goaltender of the future Monday by agreeing to re-sign Igor Shesterkin to a four-year $22.6 million contract. The 25-year-old Shesterkin was a restricted free agent who went 16-14-3 last season in taking over the starting duties...

Sabres hire ex-captain Peca as minor league assistant coach

Aug. 03, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Former Buffalo Sabres captain Michael Peca is rejoining the organization after being hired on Tuesday to become an assistant coach of the team’s American Hockey League affiliate in Rochester, New York. The 47-year-old Peca still lives in the...

Goalies on the move: Grubauer to Kraken, Holtby to Stars

Jul. 28, 2021 20:17 PM EDT

A Vezina Trophy finalist landed in Seattle, the Hurricanes turned over their entire group, and several accomplished veterans who had their contracts bought out found new homes on a busy day for NHL goaltenders. More than a dozen goalies changed places Wednesday, altering...

Capitals re-sign Alex Ovechkin to $47.5M, 5-year contract

Jul. 27, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

Alex Ovechkin broke the news that he's staying with the Washington Capitals in true Ovi fashion with five exclamation points. Five more years and a chance to chase Wayne Gretzky's NHL goal-scoring record. Ovechkin re-signed Tuesday with the only NHL...

Spotlight on Hurricanes, Avalanche with free agency looming

Jul. 25, 2021 01:32 AM EDT

Hours after signing Norris Trophy finalist defenseman Cale Makar to a long-term contract, Joe Sakic still is not sure the Colorado Avalanche will be able to bring back captain Gabriel Landeskog and starting goaltender Philipp Grubauer. “I don’t know,” Colorado's...