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Winnipeg Jets closing in on Rick Bowness as head coach

Jul. 02, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — The Winnipeg Jets are closing in on Rick Bowness as their head coach. A Jets spokesman told The Canadian Press on Friday that while nothing was finalized, the 67-year-old Bowness “is the person we’re focusing on as our next head coach.” ...

Brock Boeser re-signs with Vancouver Canucks

Jul. 01, 2022 19:56 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Restricted free-agent forward Brock Boeser re-signed with the Vancouver Canucks on Friday, agreeing to three-year deal worth $6.65 million a season. The 25-year-old right wing from Burnsville, Minnesota, had 23 goals and 23 assists in 71...

Despite title game, USFL already focusing on next season

Jul. 01, 2022 18:30 PM EDT

The USFL accomplished what the last two attempts at spring football failed to do — make it through its first season. As the league prepares for Sunday night’s championship game between the Birmingham Stallions and Philadelphia Stars at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton,...

Bruins hire Montgomery as coach to replace Cassidy

Jul. 01, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins have hired Jim Montgomery as their new coach, giving the hockey lifer another chance at an NHL head-coaching job less than three years since he lost his first one. Recently extended general manager Don Sweeney announced the hire Friday, filling one...

Stars add assistant coaches, re-sign backup goalie Wedgewood

Jul. 01, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Stars have added Steve Spott and Alain Nasreddine to the coaching staff while re-signing backup goalie Scott Wedgewood on a $2 million, two-year contract. Spott and Nasreddine will be the assistants to new coach Pete DeBoer. Goaltending coach Jeff Reese and...

San Jose Sharks fire coach Bob Boughner, assistants

Jul. 01, 2022 15:04 PM EDT

San Jose Sharks coach Bob Boughner and his staff were fired two months after the regular season ended, a move the team said it made to clear the decks for the next general manager to pick new leadership behind the bench. Interim general manager Joe Will informed Boughner, assistants...

Lightning retain Nick Paul with 7-year, $22 million contract

Jul. 01, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning have accomplished one of their top offseason priorities, retaining forward Nick Paul with a seven-year contract worth just over $22 million. General manager Julien BriseBois announced deal Friday, three days after saying the club was...

San Jose Sharks fire coach Bob Boughner

Jul. 01, 2022 11:19 AM EDT
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — San Jose Sharks fire coach Bob Boughner.

Red Wings hire Lightning assistant Derek Lalonde as coach

Jun. 30, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have hired Derek Lalonde to coach their rebuilding team, hoping the two-time Stanley Cup-winning assistant can make all the right moves to make the franchise relevant again. Lalonde spent the past four years on Jon Cooper’s staff with the...

Engel-Natzke joins Caps, 1st woman to become NHL video coach

Jun. 30, 2022 14:23 PM EDT

Emily Engel-Natzke wanted to make the National Hockey League as a video coach. When the Washington Capitals named Engel-Natzke video coordinator on Thursday, she not only accomplished that goal, but she also became the first woman to hold a full-time position on an NHL coaching...