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Aug 03, 2021

Sabres hire ex-captain Peca as minors coach
Former Buffalo Sabres captain Michael Peca is rejoining the organization after being hired Tuesday to become an assistant coach of the team's American Hockey League affiliate in Rochester, New York.

ESPN NHL
Aug 03, 2021

Evander Kane betting allegations: What we know and what we don't
The allegations against Evender Kane have brought plenty of questions about gambling in sports. We try to provide some clarity on the situation.

ESPN NHL
Aug 03, 2021

Inside the negotiations for Alex Ovechkin's five-year, $47.5 million deal
The career Capital is staying in D.C. until he turns 40. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at how the new deal came together from both sides.

ESPN NHL
Aug 02, 2021

Avalanche sign defenseman Murray for one year
Ryan Murray, 27, a former first-round selection who played last season with New Jersey after a trade from Columbus, agreed to a one-year deal with the Avalanche, the team announced on Monday.

ESPN NHL
Aug 02, 2021

Blackhawks vow to share findings of abuse probe
GM Stan Bowman confirmed Monday that CEO Danny Wirtz informed Blackhawks employees in a memo that the team will share the results of an independent investigation into allegations that a then-assistant coach sexually assaulted two players in 2010.

ESPN NHL
Aug 02, 2021

Sources: NHL, IOC unable to agree on rights deal
The NHL and the International Olympic Committee were unable to secure an expanded media rights deal for the 2022 Winter Olympics, but the league still intends to send its players to Beijing, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NHL
Aug 02, 2021

Betting bullets: Colts' $100 betting incentive shows how much NFL has changed its tune
A league that seemingly loathed betting now is allowing teams to incentivize fans to bet on their games. David Purdum and Doug Kezirian look at that and more in the sports betting landscape.

ESPN NHL
Aug 01, 2021

Source: NHL rejects Kraken's deal with Grubauer
The Seattle Kraken have had their first run-in with the NHL, as the free-agent deal they gave to goaltender Philipp Grubauer last week was rejected because it violated the rules for a front-loaded contract, a source confirmed to ESPN on Sunday.

ESPN NHL
Aug 01, 2021

Ready to 'get to work,' Fleury to join Blackhawks
Reigning Vezina Trophy winner Marc-Andre Fleury, who pondered retirement, will join the Blackhawks after all, telling the fan base Sunday on social media that he's "in" and that he is set to "get to work" following his trade from Vegas last month.

ESPN NHL
Aug 01, 2021

Source: Fleury agrees to play for Blackhawks
Reigning Vezina Trophy winner Marc-Andre Fleury has agreed to play for the Chicago Blackhawks, a source confirmed to ESPN's Emily Kaplan.

ESPN NHL
Aug 01, 2021

Kane denies wife's allegations he bet on games
Sharks forward Evander Kane on Sunday vehemently denied allegations made by his wife that he bet on his own games and has intentionally tried to lose for gambling profit -- claims which are being investigated by the NHL.

ESPN NHL
Jul 31, 2021

NHL probing claim Sharks' Kane bet on his games
The NHL said it will investigate an allegation seemingly made by Evander Kane's wife that the San Jose Sharks forward bet on his own games and has intentionally tried to lose for gambling profit.

ESPN NHL
Jul 30, 2021

Eichel, Sabres rift deepens, 'process not working'
Eichel's representatives contradicted Sabres GM Kevyn Adams in saying they were under the impression a team specialist was in agreement in backing Eichel's desires to have artificial disk replacement surgery.

ESPN NHL
Jul 30, 2021

Alex Ovechkin the latest NHL superstar to launch an NFT
Fresh off a new contract with the Capitals, Ovi is getting into the non-fungible token game in August.

ESPN NHL
Jul 30, 2021

Bruins C Krejci to play in native Czech Republic
After 15 seasons with the Boston Bruins, David Krejci announced he will not return to the team next season and will play in his native Czech Republic.

ESPN NHL
Jul 30, 2021

Rangers get winger Reaves in trade with Knights
The New York Rangers acquired Vegas Golden Knights winger Ryan Reaves on Thursday night, as they continue to muscle up in the offseason.

ESPN NHL
Jul 29, 2021

Blue Jackets sign Werenski to 6-year extension
The Blue Jackets signed defenseman Zach Werenski to a six-year, $57.5 million contract extension Thursday through the 2027-28 season.

ESPN NHL
Jul 29, 2021

If you can't beat them: Perry signs with Lightning
Veteran forward Corey Perry, who lost to the Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final in each of the last two seasons, has joined Tampa Bay on a two-year, $2 million deal.

ESPN NHL
Jul 29, 2021

NHL free agency grades: What Saad brings to the Blues
We offer our takes on players' fits with their new teams, the terms of each deal and overall grades for each new contract.

ESPN NHL
Jul 29, 2021

Fantasy spin on all the big free-agent signings
After a busy day of trades and signings, Victoria Matiash breaks down the winners and losers from 2021 NHL free agency.

ESPN NHL
Jul 29, 2021

Blues sign Saad to 5-year, $22.5 million deal
The St. Louis Blues signed free-agent winger Brandon Saad of the rival Colorado Avalanche to a five-year contract worth $22.5 million on Thursday.

ESPN NHL
Jul 29, 2021

Top takeaways from a $500 million first day of free agency
Goalie carousel superlatives, fallout from Dougie Hamilton's deal, buzz on where the Jack Eichel derby goes next, and much more.

ESPN NHL
Jul 29, 2021

Top takeaways from a $500 million first day of NHL free agency
Goalie carousel superlatives, fallout from Dougie Hamilton's deal, buzz on where the Jack Eichel derby goes next, and much more.

ESPN NHL
Jul 29, 2021

Grading the Kuemper trade: Avs get their goalie, at a steep cost
Colorado sent defenseman Conor Timmins and two draft picks to Arizona. We grade both GMs on the swap.

ESPN NHL
Jul 28, 2021

Source: Avs get goalie Kuemper, pay steep price
The Avalanche paid a hefty price to acquire goaltender Darcy Kuemper from the Coyotes after failing to come to terms with their free-agent starter Philipp Grubauer.

ESPN NHL
Jul 28, 2021

Getzlaf reaches one-year deal to return to Ducks
Ryan Getzlaf has agreed to terms on a one-year contract to remain with the Anaheim Ducks.

ESPN NHL
Jul 28, 2021

Devils secure D Hamilton with 7-year, $63M deal
The rebuilding New Jersey Devils agreed to a massive contract with free-agent defenseman Dougie Hamilton on Wednesday, securing one of the largest prizes in this free-agent class with a seven-year deal and a $9 million average annual value.

ESPN NHL
Jul 28, 2021

'Family element' helps sway Foligno to Bruins
Free agent forward Nick Foligno, whose young daughter had "her life saved" at Boston Children's Hospital in 2018, has signed a two-year, $7.6 million deal with the Bruins.

ESPN NHL
Jul 28, 2021

Hurricanes sign controversial veteran DeAngelo
Controversial free-agent Tony DeAngelo, 25, the veteran defenseman seven months removed from his tumultuous exit from the New York Rangers, agreed to a one-year, $1 million deal with the Carolina Hurricanes Wednesday.

ESPN NHL
Jul 28, 2021

NHL free agency grades: Why Danault addition is wise for the Kings
We offer our takes on players' fits with their new teams, the terms of each deal and overall grades for each new contract.

ESPN NHL
Jul 28, 2021

Minnesotan Goligoski agrees to deal with Wild
Veteran defenseman Alex Goligoski, a Minnesota native who played collegiately for the Golden Gophers, has reached a one-year, $5 million deal with the Wild.

ESPN NHL
Jul 28, 2021

Canadiens sign Savard, Hoffman in free agency
The Canadiens have signed former Lightning defenseman David Savard and former Blues winger Mike Hoffman.

ESPN NHL
Jul 28, 2021

Senators extend Smith through 2023-24 season
D.J. Smith, who has a 48-2-17 record in his first two seasons as coach of the Senators, received a two-year extension through the 2023-24 season.

ESPN NHL
Jul 28, 2021

Bolts extend Point through '30 to offset losses
Tampa Bay tried to offset its losses in free agency by signing center Brayden Point, who led all NHL players with 14 playoff goals during the team's run to a second straight Stanley Cup title, to an eight-year extension.

ESPN NHL
Jul 28, 2021

Kraken sign Vezina finalist Grubauer to 6-yr deal
Former Avs goalie Philipp Grubauer signed a six-year deal worth $5.9 million annually with the Kraken on Wednesday, adding to Seattle's surplus of goalies.

ESPN NHL
Jul 28, 2021

Predators keep Granlund on 4-year, $20M deal
The Predators have kept forward Mikael Granlund with a four-year, $20 million deal.

ESPN NHL
Jul 28, 2021

Kraken sign G Grubauer to 6-year, $35.4M deal
Former Avs goalie Philipp Grubauer signed a six-year deal worth $5.9 million annually with the Kraken on Wednesday, adding to Seattle's surplus of goalies.

ESPN NHL
Jul 28, 2021

Kings sign Danault to surprising 6-year deal
Center Phillip Danault, who had 24 points in 53 regular-season games with Montreal last season, has signed with the LA Kings on a six-year deal worth $33 million.

ESPN NHL
Jul 28, 2021

Sources: Canes, Leafs complete goalie 'swap'
On the opening day of free agency, the Carolina Hurricanes and Toronto Maple Leafs have "swapped" goalies Frederik Andersen and Petr Mrazek, according to sources.

ESPN NHL
Jul 28, 2021

Habs owner apologizes, supports Mailloux pick
Amid backlash for the Canadiens' pick of Logan Mailloux in the first round of the NHL draft, owner Geoff Molson apologized in a letter and said "actions will speak louder than our words."

ESPN NHL
Jul 28, 2021

Two-time Cup champ Coleman signs with Flames
Blake Coleman, who had 14 goals and 31 points in 55 regular-season games with Tampa Bay and then added 11 points during the Lighting's run to a second straight Stanley Cup title, has signed a six-year deal with Calgary.

ESPN NHL
Jul 28, 2021

Trade grades: Can Evgenii Dadonov juice Vegas' goal scoring?
The scoring winger comes over from Ottawa, hoping to bolster an offense that diminished in the playoffs. Here are grades for both GMs.

ESPN NHL
Jul 28, 2021

Canadiens sign ex-Lightning defenseman Savard
The Canadiens have signed former Lightning defenseman David Savard.

ESPN NHL
Jul 28, 2021

Golden Knights get winger Dadonov from Sens
The Golden Knights have acquired winger Evgenii Dadonov from the Senators.

ESPN NHL
Jul 28, 2021

Oilers sign Hyman to 7-year deal, re-sign Barrie
The Oilers addressed a need for secondary scoring behind Connor McDavid by signing ex-Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman, re-signing defenseman Tyson Barrie and adding defenseman Cody Ceci.

ESPN NHL
Jul 28, 2021

Sources: Stars to sign D Suter to 4-year deal
Defenseman Ryan Suter will be signing a four-year deal worth $3.65 million annually for a total of $14.6 million over four years with the Dallas Stars, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NHL
Jul 28, 2021

Laine accepts 1-year offer from Blue Jackets
Patrik Laine has accepted a one-year, $7.5 million qualifying offer.

ESPN NHL
Jul 28, 2021

NHL free agency grades: Why Ryan Suter is a smart addition for Dallas
We offer our takes on players' fits with their new teams, the terms of each deal and overall grades for each new contract.

ESPN NHL
Jul 28, 2021

NHL free agency grades: Why Coleman makes sense for the Flames
We offer our takes on players' fits with their new teams, the terms of each deal and overall grades for each new contract.

ESPN NHL
Jul 28, 2021

NHL free agency grades: Appraising the Hurricanes' new goalie tandem
We offer our takes on players' fits with their new teams, the terms of each deal and overall grades for each new contract.

ESPN NHL
Jul 28, 2021

Pens' Sullivan tapped to coach U.S. hockey team
Along with Mike Sullivan leading the U.S. men's hockey team, USA Hockey also announced that Joel Johnson of the University of St. Thomas will coach the women's national team.

ESPN NHL
Jul 28, 2021

NHL free agency live updates: Signings, analysis, grades and buzz
Our updated tracker featuring a list of every player signed, along with analysis on the biggest deals and buzz on what could happen next.

ESPN NHL
Jul 28, 2021

Landeskog stays with Avs on 8-year extension
The Colorado Avalanche and Gabriel Landeskog agreed on an eight-year contract extension Tuesday night, just ahead of the start of the NHL free-agent signing period.

ESPN NHL
Jul 28, 2021

Lightning clear cap space, ship Johnson to Hawks
On the eve of the NHL's free-agency signing period, the Lightning and Blackhawks parted ways with key cogs of Stanley Cup-winning eras for both franchises, with Chicago acquiring Tyler Johnson and a draft choice in exchange for Brent Seabrook.

ESPN NHL
Jul 27, 2021

Jets acquire Schmidt from Canucks for draft pick
The Canucks traded Nate Schmidt to the Jets on Tuesday, the teams announced, after the defenseman reportedly blocked previous attempts to move him there.

ESPN NHL
Jul 27, 2021

Fleury ponders future after trade to Blackhawks
Vezina Trophy winner Marc-Andre Fleury, who went 26-10 with a career-best .928 save percentage last season, has been traded from the Blackhawks to the Golden Knights.

ESPN NHL
Jul 27, 2021

Blues keep Buchnevich with four-year extension
The Blues agreed to a four-year, $23.2 million contract with Pavel Buchnevich on Tuesday after trading for the winger last week.

ESPN NHL
Jul 27, 2021

Ovechkin returns to Caps on 5-year, $47.5M deal
Alex Ovechkin, who ranks sixth in NHL history with 730 career goals and is eyeing Wayne Gretzky's record of 894, has signed a five-year, $47.5 million deal to return to the Washington Capitals.

ESPN NHL
Jul 27, 2021

Trudeau disappointed by Habs' Mailloux draft pick
Canadian Prime Minister and Montreal Canadiens fan Justin Trudeau said he is "deeply disappointed" by the Habs' decision to draft Logan Mailloux. The defenseman was fined but not arrested for showing a photo of he and a woman engaged in a sexual act.

ESPN NHL
Jul 27, 2021

Blackhawks acquire Fleury in trade with Vegas
Vezina Trophy winner Marc-Andre Fleury, who went 26-10 with a career-best .928 save percentage last season, has been traded from the Blackhawks to the Golden Knights.

ESPN NHL
Jul 27, 2021

Trade grades: Fleury trade a calculated insult by Vegas
The face of the Golden Knights' franchise was traded to the Blackhawks -- and apparently found out about it first on social media.

ESPN NHL
Jul 27, 2021

Why the Atkinson-Voracek deal helps everyone
A one-for-one trade sends the veteran wingers to new homes within the Metropolitan Division. We grade both GMs on the move.

ESPN NHL
Jul 27, 2021

Sources: Blackhawks to get Fleury from Vegas
Vezina Trophy winner Marc-Andre Fleury, who went 26-10 with a career-best .928 save percentage last season, is headed to the Chicago Blackhawks after a trade with the Vegas Golden Knights has been agreed to, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NHL
Jul 27, 2021

The incredible sports memorabilia boom continues. What the NFT happened?!
Two years ago, the sports card and memorabilia business had a tidy little niche audience. Then a wild gold rush began and continues to this day. An explainer on how we got here -- and what happens next.

ESPN NHL
Jul 27, 2021

Previews, predictions for all 32 NHL teams in free agency
Here's a rundown of every team's outlook, including players hitting free agency, cap space, and signings and trades each team should make.

ESPN NHL
Jul 27, 2021

NHL free agency week buzz: Jack Eichel, goalie carousel and more
NHL free agency is nearly upon us, with multiple teams looking to make major splashes this summer. Here's everything we're hearing.

ESPN NHL
Jul 26, 2021

Capitals ship Dillon to Jets for pair of draft picks
The Capitals shed from their surplus at the blueline by dealing Brenden Dillon to the defensive-needy Jets, who sent two second-round picks to Washington in exchange.

ESPN NHL
Jul 26, 2021

Fantasy outlook on Owen Power, Matthew Beniers, and more
Victoria Matiash breaks down what to expect from Owen Power, Matthew Beniers, Mason McTavish, and the rest of the top picks in the 2021 NHL draft.

ESPN NHL
Jul 26, 2021

Devils add defensive depth, acquire Sharks' Jaros
The New Jersey Devils, in the market for defensive depth this offseason, acquired Christian Jaros, 25, from the San Jose Sharks on Monday in exchange for forward Nick Merkley, a former first-round selection.

ESPN NHL
Jul 26, 2021

Panthers re-sign Bennett to four-year contract
Sam Bennett re-signed with the Florida Panthers, getting a four-year contract Monday.

ESPN NHL
Jul 25, 2021

Canucks waive Virtanen, plan to buy out contract
The Canucks placed Jake Virtanen on unconditional waivers Sunday for the purpose of buying out the final year of his contract.

ESPN NHL
Jul 25, 2021

Staal returns to Red Wings with one-year deal
The Red Wings announced Sunday they had reached an agreement on a one-year extension with defenseman Marc Staal

ESPN NHL
Jul 25, 2021

Kings re-sign Moore for 2 years, $3.75 million
Forward Trevor Moore is returning to the Los Angeles Kings with a two-year, $3.75 million contract extension, the team announced Saturday.

ESPN NHL
Jul 24, 2021

NHL draft winners and losers: First-round goalies, Steve Yzerman, University of Michigan hockey
With the draft (finally) complete, we run down who comes away looking great -- and not so great -- after the weekend.

ESPN NHL
Jul 24, 2021

Did the Sabres get enough in Sam Reinhart trade?
A first-round pick and goaltender prospect Devon Levi are heading back to Buffalo. We grade both GMs on the deal.

ESPN NHL
Jul 24, 2021

Trade grades: Why the Atkinson-Voracek deal helps everyone
A one-for-one trade sends the veteran wingers to new homes within the Metropolitan Division. We grade both GMs on the move.

ESPN NHL
Jul 24, 2021

Coyotes draft Josh Doan, son of franchise legend
Four years after Shane Doan hung up his skates, the Coyotes added his oldest son to the organization, drafting Josh Doan in the second round with the 37th overall pick.

ESPN NHL
Jul 24, 2021

Sabres ship Reinhart to Panthers for 1st rounder
The Buffalo Sabres continued to ship out veteran players, trading forward Sam Reinhart to the Florida Panthers for their 2022 first-round pick and goalie prospect Devon Levi.

ESPN NHL
Jul 24, 2021

Habs' draft pick says goal is to better himself
Logan Mailloux said he believes being selected by the Canadiens will make him a better person, despite having asked NHL teams not to draft him this weekend after he was fined for an offense of a sexual nature in Sweden last year.

ESPN NHL
Jul 24, 2021

Flyers trade Voracek back to Jackets for Atkinson
For the second straight day the Flyers and Blue Jackets have made a trade, this time with each other. Philadelphia is sending Jakub Voracek back to the team that drafted him for Columbus forward Cam Atkinson.

ESPN NHL
Jul 24, 2021

Goalie Smith re-ups with Oilers on two-year deal
The Oilers have signed goaltender Mike Smith to a two-year, $4.4 million deal to keep the 39-year-old in Edmonton.

ESPN NHL
Jul 24, 2021

Avs re-sign Makar to six-year, $54M contract
The Avalanche have re-signed restricted free agent Cale Makar to a six-year, $54 million contract. Makar was the NHL's top rookie in 2019-20 and a finalist for top defenseman last season.

ESPN NHL
Jul 24, 2021

Takeaways from Day 1 of the NHL draft: Many trades, Michigan makes history
The first round is complete. Which teams aced the opening night, and who made some questionable calls? Plus, we rank the top remaining players.

ESPN NHL
Jul 24, 2021

Habs draft player who asked teams to avoid him
A source close to Logan Mailloux told ESPN he was unaware the Canadiens were selecting him until the 31st pick was announced, although the team had shown interest in him during multiple interviews.

ESPN NHL
Jul 24, 2021

Abuse suit vs. ex-hockey coach adds 3 plaintiffs
Three former hockey players -- including former Penguins goalie Frank Pietrangelo -- have joined an existing federal lawsuit against multiple organizations and a college and youth coach who allegedly sexually abused them during the 1980s.

ESPN NHL
Jul 23, 2021

Grading the Seth Jones trade: Chicago pays dearly to land defenseman
The blueliner is one of the game's exciting talents, but did the Blackhawks send too much to the Blue Jackets?

ESPN NHL
Jul 23, 2021

Trade grades: Coyotes win a salary-cap shell game in trade with Canucks
The Coyotes and Canucks consummated a massive deal on Friday. Which GM comes out looking better?

ESPN NHL
Jul 23, 2021

Jones joins Blackhawks, to ink 8-year extension
Seth Jones has been traded to the Blackhawks, and the veteran defenseman will sign an eight-year extension with his new team, sources said.

ESPN NHL
Jul 23, 2021

Sabres select Michigan D Power with No. 1 pick
The Buffalo Sabres selected University of Michigan defenseman Owen Power with the first pick in the NHL Draft on Friday night.

ESPN NHL
Jul 23, 2021

Ekman-Larsson to Canucks in multiplayer swap
The Coyotes and Canucks have pulled off a major deal, with Arizona trading Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Conor Garland in exchange for Loui Eriksson, Jay Beagle, Antoine Roussel, the Canucks' first-round pick (ninth overall) Friday, and two other picks.

ESPN NHL
Jul 23, 2021

Hall sticks with Bruins, signs four-year contract
The Bruins have signed forward Taylor Hall to a four-year contract with an annual cap hit of $6 million, the team announced, just months after acquiring him at the trade deadline.

ESPN NHL
Jul 23, 2021

2021 NHL draft: Pick tracker and analysis for every team
Follow along for every pick of the 2021 draft, starting with Buffalo's selection at No. 1 overall. Plus, learn more about each first-rounder with prospect breakdowns and team fits.

ESPN NHL
Jul 23, 2021

Grading the Ristolainen deal: Wait, the Sabres won a trade?
The No. 14 pick, blueliner Robert Hagg and a 2023 second-rounder are coming to Buffalo in exchange for the defenseman.

ESPN NHL
Jul 23, 2021

Rangers ship Buchnevich to Blues for Blais, pick
The Rangers sent Pavel Buchnevich to the Blues for Sammy Blais and a 2022 second-round pick.

ESPN NHL
Jul 23, 2021

Flyers get Sabres' Ristolainen for 1st-round pick
The Flyers acquired defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen from the Sabres on Friday in a package that included a first-round pick.

ESPN NHL
Jul 23, 2021

Rangers buying out DeAngelo, introduce Goodrow
The New York Rangers are buying out the player they paid to go away and giving the money saved to a back-to-back Stanley Cup champion they hope will improve team chemistry on and off the ice.

ESPN NHL
Jul 23, 2021

Michigan Wolverines hockey on the verge of making NHL draft history
With Owen Power, Matty Beniers and Kent Johnson all projected to be top-10 picks, Michigan could be the first NCAA team to have three current players taken in first round of the NHL draft.

ESPN NHL
Jul 23, 2021

Biggest NHL draft questions: Top prospects, trade targets, bold predictions
Who will go No. 1 to the Sabres? How many goalies will be taken in Round 1? Which veterans could be on the move?

ESPN NHL
Jul 23, 2021

Habs GM: Weber out next season; career in air
Montreal Canadiens captain Shea Weber's career could be over because of injuries, which will cause him to miss the upcoming season, GM Marc Bergevin said.

ESPN NHL
Jul 22, 2021

Lightning to host Penguins in NHL '21-22 opener
The NHL unveiled its schedule for the 2021-22 season, which will open Oct. 12 with the Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning hosting the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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