After selecting forward Mavrik Bourque with their first-round selection at the 2020 NHL Draft, the Dallas Stars had four remaining picks during the second day (rounds 2-7). Related: Stars Elated Bourque Falls to Them at Pick 30 They did have to wait a while to make their second selection though. Dallas had traded their 2nd
The NHL has mandated a flat salary cap. But it’s also thinking of mountains. With the off-season in full swing after the two-day draft and Friday’s opening of free agency, the league is already turning its attention to next season, with a tentative start date of Jan. 1. According to an industry source who requested
The Calgary Flames signed defenceman Chris Tanev to a four-year, $18-million US contract in free agency late Friday. The 30-year-old has 22 goals and 118 points in 514 career NHL games, all with the Vancouver Canucks, to go along with 10 points (one goal, nine assists) in 33 post-season contests. Tanev signed as an undrafted
Veteran goaltender Thomas Greiss has signed a two-year contract worth $7.2 million ($3.6 million cap hit) with the Detroit Red Wings. With 282 regular-season games of experience, the 34-year-old Greiss has been a backup or 1B option in net for most of his career. He broke into the league with the San Jose Sharks during
Craig Smith has only known one home in the NHL since the Nashville Predators selected him in the fourth round of the 2009 Draft. After nine years in Nashville, Smith is leaving the Predators after agreeing to a free agent contract with the Boston Bruins. Smith signs a three-year contract with the Bruins with an annual
12:14 PM ET The Boston Bruins have signed winger Craig Smith to a three-year contract worth an NHL cap hit of $3.1 million, they announced Saturday. Smith, 31, scored 18 goals and recorded 31 points for the Nashville Predators last season. He has scored 20 or more goals in five of the past seven seasons.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Frederick Gaudreau and goaltender Maxime Lagace to one-year, two-way contracts. Gaudreau joins the Penguins after six seasons with the Nashville Predators organization. He appeared in 42 games with the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals in 2019-20, notching 11 goals and 17 assists for 28 points. In 280 career games with Milwaukee,
The Nashville Predators began the season with +1450 odds to win the Stanley Cup, which had them placed with the eighth-best odds to win hockey’s most coveted prize. Ahead of them in sixth and seventh place, respectively, were the Washington Capitals and St. Louis Blues, the last two teams to win it all. Related: 10
By Brandon Share-Cohen October 9th, 2020 When 12:00 PM EST rolls around on Friday, Oct. 9, NHL teams will be allowed to officially When 12:00 PM EST rolls around on Monday, July 1, NHL teams will be allowed to officially signs free agents to contracts to bolster their lineups for the 2020-21 seasons and beyond.
NHL free agency, on the surface, is about teams spending millions. Millions to improve, to augment their roster, to turn vulnerabilities into strengths. Really, however, it’s about teams telling a new story to their customers. Altering the narrative. Contradicting the stories of the past. Believe in us. Look at all we’re trying to do to
The Vancouver Canucks have signed free agent goalie Braden Holtby on Friday to a two-year contract worth an annual average value (AAV) of $4.3 million US. Holtby, 31, is coming off a five-year deal with the Washington Capitals worth $30.5M. OFFICIAL: <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/Canucks?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#Canucks</a> sign goaltender Braden Holtby (<a href=”https://twitter.com/Holts170?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@Holts170</a>) to a two-year contract worth an average annual
The St. Louis Blues are signing defender Torey Krug to a seven-year contract worth $45.5 million. The deal carries a cap hit of $6.5 million per season, Elliotte Friedman would report Friday. The Blues are seemingly moving on from captain Alex Pietrangelo and are replacing his minutes on the back-end with Krug. Though the two
The Washington Capitals have signed defenseman Justin Schultz to a two-year deal with an AAV of $4 million, as reported by TSN’s Darren Dreger. Schultz is coming off a three-year, $16.5 million contract with an AAV of $5.5 million that he signed with the Pittsburgh Penguins back in 2017-18. This year, Schultz saw his lowest
12:45 PM ET NHL Insiders NHL free agency for 2020 is underway! For each key signing, Emily Kaplan, Chris Peters and Greg Wyshynski will be assessing the player’s fit with his new team, weighing whether the terms of the contract make sense, and serving up an overall grade. We’ll be grading the most notable offseason
The St. Louis Blues have signed goaltender Jon Gillies to a one-year, two-way contract. Gillies, 26, completed his fifth pro season with the AHL’s Stockton Heat in 2019-20, posting a record of 14-10-4 with a 2.69 goals-against average, a .907 save percentage and one shutout in 30 appearances. In 160 career AHL games, all with
You can’t say that Minnesota Wild general manager Bill Guerin didn’t warn us. Coming off of a disappointing departure from the qualifying round against the Vancouver Canucks and a year of observation, he warned everyone that changes were coming during his season-ending press conference with the media. “I think we’re a good team, but there
Cam Talbot, who spent last season with the Calgary Flames, has signed a three-year deal with the Minnesota Wild worth $11 million – a $3.67 million cap hit. Before manning the crease for the Flames in the Edmonton bubble, Talbot got his start in the league as Henrik Lundqvist’s understudy with the New York Rangers.
The 2020 NHL draft was staged virtually this year, with prospects at home and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman leading the broadcast from the NHL Network’s studios in Secaucus, New Jersey, as the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic. The high picks this year did not get the chance to hear their names called