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Aug 14, 2018

Predators D Ellis signs 8-year, $50M extension
Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis has signed an eight-year extension worth $50 million that keeps him under contract through the 2026-27 season.

ESPN NHL
Aug 13, 2018

Winners and losers from prime-time NHL schedule for 2018-19
"Rivalry Night" is gone, there's a new group of glamour teams, and ... we're still getting lots of Blackhawks games. Here's our take on the slate.

ESPN NHL
Aug 13, 2018

Fantasy hockey dynasty league rankings for the 2018-19 season
Gearing up for another season in your fantasy hockey dynasty league? Sean Allen has a brand new set of rankings entering the 2018-19 NHL campaign.

ESPN NHL
Aug 10, 2018

Weekly Reader: The most baffling contracts of the offseason
Perhaps it's the term, perhaps it's the money, perhaps it's something else. Plus, is Alex Kovalev right about the state of the game?

ESPN NHL
Aug 10, 2018

Red Wings re-sign Larkin to 5-year contract
The Red Wings have re-signed restricted free-agent center Dylan Larkin to a five-year contract, the team announced Friday.

ESPN NHL
Aug 09, 2018

Coyotes give forward Dvorak six-year extension
The Coyotes have signed young forward Christian Dvorak to a six-year contract extension.

ESPN NHL
Aug 09, 2018

Preds GM Poile tops U.S. Hockey HOF class
Predators general manager David Poile headlines the 2018 class of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.

ESPN NHL
Aug 09, 2018

Preds GM Poile tops US Hockey HOF class
Nashville Predators general manager David Poile headlines the 2018 class of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.

ESPN NHL
Aug 09, 2018

The Gretzky Trade quiz: 30-year anniversary edition
How well do you know 'The Trade?' Test your knowledge with 10 questions on Wayne Gretzky, the Kings, the Oilers and the aftermath.

ESPN NHL
Aug 09, 2018

John Miner: How the Gretzky trade 'was my claim to fame'
One of the seven players dealt in the move that shocked the sports world, Miner reflects on how 'The Trade' impacted the rest of his career.

ESPN NHL
Aug 09, 2018

That's so '90s: The 12 still-active players from the last millennium
Party of Five? More like Party of 12. Here are the players across the four major sports who first appeared in the '90s and are still active.

ESPN NHL
Aug 09, 2018

That's so 90's: The 12 still-active players from the last millennium
Party of Five? More like Party of 12. Here are the players across the four major sports who first appeared in the 90's and are still active.

ESPN NHL
Aug 08, 2018

Reacting to the 2018-19 fantasy hockey rankings
Our 2018-19 fantasy hockey rankings have dropped, and Victoria Matiash has some thoughts.

ESPN NHL
Aug 08, 2018

Top-300 player rankings for the 2018-19 fantasy hockey season
Our top-300 fantasy hockey rankings, from Connor McDavid right on down to your bench players and future waiver-wire streamers.

ESPN NHL
Aug 08, 2018

How to improve restricted free agency
Does the system work? Is there a way to make RFA status kinder to the players, while maintaining the advantages for teams?

ESPN NHL
Aug 08, 2018

Gretzky named ambassador for Beijing team
Wayne Gretzky has been named a global ambassador for Beijing's Kunlun Red Star and will focus on youth development in China.

ESPN NHL
Aug 07, 2018

Blackhawks legend, Hall of Famer Mikita dies
Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita, who was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1983, died Tuesday at age 78.

ESPN NHL
Aug 04, 2018

Golden Knights sign Karlsson for 1 year, $5.25M
Avoiding arbitration, the Vegas Golden Knights have signed forward William Karlsson to a $5.25 million, one-year contract. Karlsson made $1 million last season.

ESPN NHL
Aug 04, 2018

Ducks sign Gibson to 8-year, $51.2M extension
Goalie John Gibson has agreed to an eight-year, $51.2 million contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks.

ESPN NHL
Aug 03, 2018

Stars re-sign RFA Gemel Smith to $720K deal
Gemel Smith, who has spent parts of the last two seasons with the Stars, is re-signing with Dallas on a one-year, $720,000 contract.

ESPN NHL
Aug 03, 2018

Sens ink Stone to 1-year deal, avoid arbitration
Mark Stone avoided arbitration by signing a one-year deal with the Senators on Friday.

ESPN NHL
Aug 03, 2018

Sens sign Stone to one-year deal, avoid arbitration
Mark Stone avoided arbitration by signing a one-year deal with the Senators on Friday.

ESPN NHL
Aug 03, 2018

Weekly Reader: The NHL's approach to gambling
With the NBA partnering with a casino this week, what's the NHL's next move? Plus, the Elmira Enforcers' amazing logo, puck headlines and more.

ESPN NHL
Aug 02, 2018

Trade grades: Sabres earn an 'A' in Skinner deal
The Sabres landed a scorer to play with Jack Eichel, and didn't have to give up a first-round pick to do it. We grade both GMs.

ESPN NHL
Aug 02, 2018

Sabres pick up F Skinner in deal with Hurricanes
The Hurricanes traded forward Jeff Skinner to the Sabres in exchange for prospect Cliff Pu and three draft picks, including a second-rounder in 2019.

ESPN NHL
Aug 02, 2018

Mount Puckmore: Four players who define each Atlantic team
If every NHL team created a monument of its history, which faces would be included? Here are our picks -- and a chance for you to cast your votes.

ESPN NHL
Aug 02, 2018

Flames waive alternate captain Brouwer
The Calgary Flames have placed alternate captain Troy Brouwer on unconditional waivers with the intention of buying out the remaining two years of his contract.

ESPN NHL
Aug 02, 2018

Avs bring back D-man Nemeth on 1-year deal
The Colorado Avalanche are bringing back defenseman Patrik Nemeth on a one-year deal.

ESPN NHL
Aug 01, 2018

Inside Chris Kreider's journey back to the ice
The 27-year-old missed nearly two months with blood clots. He offers detailed insight on his recovery, along with thoughts on the Rangers' future.

ESPN NHL
Aug 01, 2018

Coyotes to retire Doan's number in February
The Arizona Coyotes will retire former captain Shane Doan's number during a pregame ceremony on Feb. 24. Doan spent his entire 21-year career with the Coyotes.

ESPN NHL
Jul 31, 2018

Bruins to retire Middleton's No. 16 sweater
Rick Middleton will be the 11th player in Bruins franchise history to have his number retired.

ESPN NHL
Jul 31, 2018

KeyArena face-lift to be $100M more than thought
The project was originally expected to cost $600 million, but OVG CEO Tim Leiweke said costs increased for a variety of reasons.

ESPN NHL
Jul 31, 2018

Hawks' Forsling out 14 weeks after surgery
Blackhawks defenseman Gustav Forsling will miss the start of the season because of a right wrist injury.

ESPN NHL
Jul 31, 2018

Rangers' free-agent Spooner gets 2-year deal
The New York Rangers have agreed with forward Ryan Spooner on a two-year contract.

ESPN NHL
Jul 31, 2018

Bettman says NHL wants cut of gambling action
Commissioner Gary Bettman said those who want to conduct gambling business with NHL assets will need to negotiate, as the league wants a cut of the profits.

ESPN NHL
Jul 31, 2018

NHL Century Club: Which teams will get to 100 points?
No team with 100 points has ever missed the playoffs. We break down the path for every club -- and their chances of actually getting there.

ESPN NHL
Jul 30, 2018

Wild sign veteran RW Read to two-way contract
Matt Read, who played his first seven NHL seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers, signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Minnesota Wild on Monday.

ESPN NHL
Jul 30, 2018

Hayes, Rangers agree on one-year contract
Restricted free agent Kevin Hayes and the Rangers have agreed on a one-year deal.

ESPN NHL
Jul 30, 2018

Predators sign RFA Salomaki to 2-year deal
The Predators have signed restricted free agent Miikka Salomaki to a two-year contract worth $750,000 in each of the next two seasons.

ESPN NHL
Jul 30, 2018

Predators sign RFA Salomaki to two-year deal
The Predators have signed restricted free agent Miikka Salomaki to a two-year contract worth $750,000 in each of the next two seasons.

ESPN NHL
Jul 30, 2018

Iginla bids farewell to NHL after 20 seasons
Jarome Iginla, who spent 16 seasons with the Flames, returned to Calgary to officially close his 20-year NHL career.

ESPN NHL
Jul 28, 2018

Rangers, D Skjei agree to 6-year, $31.5M deal
Brady Skjei, whose 64 points over the past three seasons ranks ninth in the NHL for defensemen under 25, has agreed to a six-year, $31.5M deal with the Rangers.

ESPN NHL
Jul 28, 2018

Islanders, Nets home dropping plastic straws
An arena where the Brooklyn Nets and New York Islanders play is the latest place making plastic straws a thing of the past.

ESPN NHL
Jul 27, 2018

Capitals re-sign Wilson to 6-year, $31M deal
The Washington Capitals have re-signed right winger Tom Wilson to a $31.02 million, six-year deal.

ESPN NHL
Jul 27, 2018

Crawford: Long-term health 'a little' concerning
Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford said he's "come a long way" since missing the last three-plus months this past season, but would not commit to being ready for training camp.

ESPN NHL
Jul 27, 2018

Weekly Reader: Nostalgia is a heck of a drug
Things can get messy when nostalgia drives the hiring process, as they've found in Vancouver. Plus, farewell Jarome Iginla, goalie gear woes, more.

ESPN NHL
Jul 27, 2018

Weekly Reader: Nostalgia is a heckuva drug
Things can get messy when nostalgia drives the hiring process, as they've found in Vancouver. Plus, farewell Jarome Iginla, goalie-gear woes and more.

ESPN NHL
Jul 26, 2018

Pens sign backup goaltender Jarry to 2-year deal
The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed goaltender Tristan Jarry to a two-year contract.

ESPN NHL
Jul 26, 2018

Mario Lemieux's $22M Quebec chateau for sale
NHL legend Mario Lemieux has put his 50-room Quebec summer home on the market. The price? He is asking for $21,999,066, the last few dollars an ode to his famous No. 66.

ESPN NHL
Jul 26, 2018

How are the Golden Knights set up for long-term success?
The Vegas Golden Knights went to the Stanley Cup Final in Year 1. But what's next for the expansion team as it tries to build for the future from scratch?

ESPN NHL
Jul 26, 2018

Which teams need Erik Karlsson the most?
We break down the fit (and the need) in a handful of possible destinations for the two-time Norris Trophy winner.

ESPN NHL
Jul 25, 2018

Canucks, Linden 'amicably' split after four years
The Canucks said president of hockey operations Trevor Linden is leaving the organization to "pursue different endeavors."

ESPN NHL
Jul 25, 2018

Johnson dons Gretzky's No. 99, co-leader hat
Dustin Johnson, perhaps hoping to tap into greatness bound by family ties, pulled on a "Gretzky 99" Oilers jersey before teeing off on the par-3 seventh hole at the Canadian Open. He ended the day tied with five others for the lead.

ESPN NHL
Jul 25, 2018

Canucks re-sign F Virtanen to 2-year contract
The Vancouver Canucks have re-signed forward Jake Virtanen, who set career highs in games played, goals, assists, points and penalty minutes. It's a two-year deal with an average annual value of $1.25 million.

ESPN NHL
Jul 25, 2018

Zucker to get 5-year, $27.5M deal from Wild
The Wild have agreed to terms on a five-year, $27.5 million contract with forward Jason Zucker.

ESPN NHL
Jul 25, 2018

Hamhuis returns to Predators with 2-year deal
Dan Hamhuis, who played his first seven NHL seasons with Nashville beginning in 2003, will return to the Predators after signing a two-year deal worth $2.5 million.

ESPN NHL
Jul 25, 2018

Hamhuis returns to Predators with two-year deal
Dan Hamhuis, who played his first seven NHL seasons with Nashville beginning in 2003, will return to the Predators after signing a two-year deal worth $2.5 million.

ESPN NHL
Jul 25, 2018

Future Hall of Famer Iginla to retire July 30
Future Hall of Famer Jarome Iginla will officially retire July 30 in Calgary, the Flames announced.

ESPN NHL
Jul 25, 2018

Six-time All-Star Iginla to retire July 30
Six-time All-Star Jarome Iginla will officially retire July 30 in Calgary, the Flames announced.

ESPN NHL
Jul 25, 2018

NHL rebuild rankings: Which teams are closest to contending?
There are nearly a dozen teams in rebuild mode, though some refuse to use that word. Here's who gets back into Stanley Cup contention first.

ESPN NHL
Jul 24, 2018

Caps bring back Orpik on 1-year, $1 million deal
Veteran defenseman Brooks Orpik is returning to the Stanley Cup-champion Washington Capitals on a one-year, $1 million deal.

ESPN NHL
Jul 24, 2018

D Montour gets new 2-year deal with Ducks
The Anaheim Ducks and defenseman Brandon Montour have agreed on a new two-year, $6.775 million contract through the 2019-20 season.

ESPN NHL
Jul 24, 2018

Predators' Watson pleads no contest to assault
The Predators' Austin Watson, who was arrested in June after an incident involving his girlfriend, has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor domestic assault.

ESPN NHL
Jul 23, 2018

Islanders sign Nelson to 1-year, $4.25M deal
The New York Islanders have agreed to terms with restricted free-agent forward Brock Nelson on a one-year, $4.25 million contract.

ESPN NHL
Jul 23, 2018

Chelios to work as Blackhawks ambassador
After leaving the Red Wings organization last week, Chris Chelios was named an ambassador for the Blackhawks.

ESPN NHL
Jul 22, 2018

Jets' Trouba awarded 1-year, $5.5M contract
An arbitrator has awarded Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba a one-year, $5.5 million contract for the 2018-19 season. Winnipeg has 48 hours to accept the ruling or turn it down and make Trouba an unrestricted free agent.

ESPN NHL
Jul 21, 2018

Wild reach 5-year, $30M deal with RFA Dumba
The Wild have agreed to a five-year, $30 million contract with restricted free-agent defenseman Matt Dumba, the team announced Saturday.

ESPN NHL
Jul 20, 2018

The 10 least-deserving NHL award winners of the last 20 years
Hindsight is 20-20, but here's a look at the 10 least-deserving award winners of the last two decades, and who actually earned the hardware.

ESPN NHL
Jul 20, 2018

The 10 least-deserving NHL award winners of the past 20 years
Hindsight is 20-20, but here's a look at the 10 least-deserving award winners of the past two decades and who actually earned the hardware.

ESPN NHL
Jul 19, 2018

Golden Knights, Army settle trademark issue
The Vegas Golden Knights have settled their trademark battle with the U.S. Army, clearing the way for the team to be able to have a legal right to the name.

ESPN NHL
Jul 19, 2018

Hoffman's fiancee wants info disclosed in scandal
Monika Caryk, the fiancee of current Panthers forward Mike Hoffman, has filed a court order in Ontario to disclose information in a cyberbullying scandal involving Melinda Karlsson, the wife of Senators player Erik Karlsson.

ESPN NHL
Jul 19, 2018

Capitals bring back Bowey on two-year contract
Madison Bowey, who will count $1 million against the salary cap in each of the next two seasons, did not dress in a game during Washington's Stanley Cup run.

ESPN NHL
Jul 19, 2018

Chelios leaving Red Wings to be closer to family
Detroit Red Wings adviser Chris Chelios is leaving the organization to return to his hometown of Chicago and be closer to family.

ESPN NHL
Jul 18, 2018

Tierney re-signs with Sharks after career season
Forward Chris Tierney has re-signed with the San Jose Sharks following a season in which he set career highs in nearly every major statistical category.

ESPN NHL
Jul 18, 2018

Core control: Ranking the NHL's locked-in young talent
Looking strictly at players 27 or younger and under contract for at least three more seasons, which NHL teams have the best young cores in the game?

ESPN NHL
Jul 17, 2018

Rangers agree to deal with free agent Vesey
Restricted free agent Jimmy Vesey has agreed to a deal to stay with the Rangers.

ESPN NHL
Jul 17, 2018

Rangers reach deal with free agent Vesey
Restricted free agent Jimmy Vesey has agreed to a deal to stay with the Rangers.

ESPN NHL
Jul 17, 2018

Devils agree to terms with Coleman, Noesen
The New Jersey Devils have agreed to terms with forwards Blake Coleman and Stefan Noesen.

ESPN NHL
Jul 17, 2018

Improved or not: How all 31 NHL teams stack up
Which NHL teams set themselves up the best for the upcoming season via offseason work -- and which not so much?

ESPN NHL
Jul 16, 2018

Ducks give center Henrique 5-year extension
The Ducks signed center Adam Henrique to a five-year extension on Monday.

ESPN NHL
Jul 16, 2018

Flames give forward Lindholm 6-year contract
The Flames have given center Elias Lindholm a six-year contract with an annual average value of $4.85 million.

ESPN NHL
Jul 15, 2018

Former goalie Emery, 35, dies while swimming
Former NHL goalie Ray Emery, 35, has been found dead after he was reported missing while swimming.

ESPN NHL
Jul 14, 2018

Pavelski leads, Barkley last at celeb golf tourney
Sharks captain Joe Pavelski maintains a one-point lead after the second round of the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament at Lake Tahoe on Saturday. Crowd favorite Charles Barkley was alone in last place.

ESPN NHL
Jul 13, 2018

Sharks' Pavelski up early at celebrity golf event
Sharks captain Joe Pavelski held a slim lead over former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer after the first round of the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament.

ESPN NHL
Jul 13, 2018

Stars re-sign forward Shore to 2-year deal
The Dallas Stars have re-signed young forward Devin Shore to a $4.6 million, two-year contract.

ESPN NHL
Jul 13, 2018

Class-action status denied for concussion case
U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson has denied class-action status for the former NHL players suing the league over concussions.

ESPN NHL
Jul 13, 2018

Vegas, Fleury reach 3-year, $21M extension
Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has agreed to an 3-year, $21M extension that keeps him with the Golden Knights through the 2021-22 season.

ESPN NHL
Jul 13, 2018

Bring neutral site NHL games back to North America!
Sure they still play them overseas, but North America deserves them, too. Plus, Cake Foul of the Week, John Tavares' goodbye to Isles fans and more.

ESPN NHL
Jul 12, 2018

Hurricanes reach deals with Wallmark, McKegg
The Hurricanes have reached deals with forwards Lucas Wallmark and Greg McKegg, with Wallmark agreeing to two years and McKegg agreeing to one.

ESPN NHL
Jul 12, 2018

Blackhawks send Hossa contract to Coyotes
The Chicago Blackhawks traded the contract of Marian Hossa to the Coyotes in a seven-player, multipick deal.

ESPN NHL
Jul 12, 2018

Where NFL, NHL, MLS, NBA, WNBA and more will expand next
Major League Baseball is among the pro sports leagues talking expansion. Here's how every North American league could broaden its geography.

ESPN NHL
Jul 12, 2018

Jets, Hellebuyck agree to six-year, $37M deal
Connor Hellebuyck, who tied for the NHL lead for wins among goaltenders with 44, reached a six-year deal with the Jets worth an average of $6.167 million per season.

ESPN NHL
Jul 12, 2018

Who do the top 2018 NHL draft picks remind us of?
What do the Buffalo Sabres really get with Rasmus Dahlin? How about Brian Leetch? We compare some top 2018 draft picks to players you already know.

ESPN NHL
Jul 11, 2018

Way-too-early 2019 NHL free agent buyers guide
We slot the players into five tiers, and assess their chances of actually reaching the free agent market next July 1.

ESPN NHL
Jul 11, 2018

Way-too-early 2019 NHL free-agent buyer's guide
We slot the players into five tiers, and assess their chances of actually reaching the free agent market next July 1.

ESPN NHL
Jul 11, 2018

Red Wings, Mantha agree to 2-year deal
The Detroit Red Wings have agreed to a two-year, $6.6 million contract with Anthony Mantha.

ESPN NHL
Jul 11, 2018

Red Wings, Mantha agree to two-year contract
The Detroit Red Wings have agreed to a two-year, $6.6 million contract with Anthony Mantha.

ESPN NHL
Jul 11, 2018

Assessing the fantasy-relevant moves of the offseason
With some big names moving around the NHL landscape, we looked at the fantasy fallout as the dust begins to settle.

ESPN NHL
Jul 10, 2018

Maroon gets 1-year deal from hometown Blues
Patrick Maroon has signed a one-year contract with his hometown St. Louis Blues.

ESPN NHL
Jul 10, 2018

Nikita Kucherov gives Lightning star player, cost certainty
In yet another good move by GM Steve Yzerman, the Bolts locked up their star winger on a long-term deal.

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