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2:51 PM ET Associated Press The Philadelphia Flyers signed No. 1 center Sean Couturier to an eight-year contract extension worth $62 million. Couturier counts $7.75 million against the salary cap with his contract that begins after next season and runs through 2029-30. It’s the same value as the contract Andrei Svechnikov agreed to with the
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11:26 AM ET Forward Andrei Svechnikov has agreed to an eight-year, $62 million deal with the Carolina Hurricanes, it was announced Thursday. The 21-year-old Svechnikov had 15 goals and 27 assists in 55 games last season — his third with the team. The deal has an average annual value of $7.75 million. “Andrei is one
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2:50 PM ET Associated Press MILTON, Mass. — Jimmy Hayes, who won a national hockey championship at Boston College and played seven seasons in the NHL, has died. He was 31. A law enforcement official said medics on Monday were called to the Hayes home in the Boston suburbs, where he was pronounced dead. No
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9:31 PM ET The Philadelphia Flyers avoided their final arbitration case on Saturday, re-signing defenseman Travis Sanheim to a two-year contract. The deal carries an average annual value of $4.675 million, general manager Chuck Fletcher announced in a press release, and all but locks up Philadelphia’s roster for training camp. The Flyers have shuffled many
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9:35 AM ET Saying “it’s time,” goaltender Henrik Lundqvist has announced his retirement, ending a legendary 15-year NHL career. “For the last 30 years, I have devoted my life to the game of hockey … and now it’s time to walk away from the game I love and begin a new chapter,” Lundqvist wrote in
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5:45 PM ET Glendale is terminating its lease with the Arizona Coyotes for Gila River Arena after the 2021-22 season, the city announced in a statement on Thursday. The Coyotes have played at the city-owned Gila River Arena for the past 18 seasons. However the sides have been operating on year-by-year agreements since 2016, unable
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5:07 PM ET ESPN News Services Michigan defenseman Owen Power has elected to return to school for his sophomore season rather than make the jump to the NHL after being selected with the No. 1 pick by the Buffalo Sabres in last month’s draft, according to multiple reports. In doing so, Power will become the
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12:20 PM ET The NHL will allow teams to sell advertising on their jerseys beginning in the 2022-23 season. The measure has been approved by the board of governors, and teams are already having exploratory conversations with potential sponsors. To say those teams are salivating at the potential revenue the ads will generate is an
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2:34 PM ET Associated Press GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Arizona Coyotes will host a “Rookie Faceoff” tournament in the desert next month. The team announced Wednesday that the six-team tournament will be held Sept. 17-20 at Gila River Arena and Ice Den Scottsdale, the Coyotes’ practice facility. The tournament will include Pacific Division teams Anaheim,
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1:16 PM ET The NHL will have advertising on the front of team jerseys for the first time starting in the 2022-23 season, a source told ESPN. The league’s board of governors formally voted this month to approve jersey advertisements. The NHL had surveyed its teams and found the majority of them in favor of
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7:00 AM ET Nikolaj Ehlers is a great example of the “breakout player” life cycle in the NHL. The Winnipeg Jets forward was heralded as a prospect, as the ninth overall pick in 2014. He made a leap in quality from his rookie season in 2015-16 to his second campaign in 2016-17, and then stayed
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4:46 PM ET Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Predators have signed goaltender Juuse Saros to a four-year, $20 million contract. General manager David Poile announced the deal Monday. “Juuse has proven himself as one of the best young goaltenders in the NHL, and we are very pleased to have him remain our No.
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1:34 PM ET Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Wild have signed Kevin Fiala to a one-year, $5.1 million contract. The team announced the deal with the 25-year-old Swiss forward on Monday. Fiala had 20 goals and 20 assists in 50 games last season with the Wild, leading the team with five game-winning
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9:16 PM ET Associated Press TORONTO — Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews had wrist surgery Friday and is expected to need a “minimum” of six weeks to recover. The team said Matthews, who won the Rocket Richard Trophy last season as the NHL’s top goal scorer, had the surgery following “consultations with specialists and
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