SOG: 131 | +/-: 12
Per team policy, no financial terms were disclosed. TSN's Bob McKenzie reported it's a two-year deal worth an average of $2.5 million per season.
Schenn, 22, recently completed his third season with the Flyers and had 41 points (20 goals, 21 assists) in 82 games. In his three seasons with Philadelphia, he has 40 goals and 45 assists in 183 regular-season games and 12 points (three goals, nine assists) in 18 Stanley Cup Playoff games.
Smith, 51, served as assistant coach for the Edmonton Oilers the past four seasons. The Glasgow, Scotland native also spent one season as an assistant coach for the Calgary Flames in 1997-98 before returning to the ice as a player for the Flames for three more seasons.
"Steve had a solid career as a player and has gained valuable coaching experience with two teams, especially when it comes to working with young defensemen," Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis said.
Yzerman was honored for a 22-year playing career with the Detroit Red Wings that earned him enshrinement in the Hockey Hall of Fame, but also for his role as general manager of Canada's men's hockey gold medalists from the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and 2014 Sochi Olympics.
In a playing career spent entirely in Detroit, Yzerman totaled 692 goals and 1,755 points, both in the top 10 in NHL history, and captained the Red Wings to three Stanley Cup championships. He also won a gold medal at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics.
The Phoenix Coyotes officially will become the Arizona Coyotes during the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft on June 27 (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TSN, RDS).
"We are very excited that our franchise will change its name to the Arizona Coyotes at the NHL Entry Draft this week," Coyotes co-owner and president Anthony LeBlanc said. "Becoming the Arizona Coyotes makes sense for us since we play our games in Glendale and the city is such a great partner of ours. We also want to be recognized as not just the hockey team for Glendale or Phoenix, but the team for the entire state of Arizona and the southwest. We hope that the name 'Arizona' will encourage more fans from all over the state, not just the valley, to embrace and support our team."
SUNRISE, Fla. -- In his two seasons as an assistant coach with the Montreal Canadiens, Gerard Gallant saw the team go from having the third pick in the 2012 NHL Draft to reaching the 2014 Eastern Conference Final.
He sees the same kind of possibilities with the Florida Panthers, who introduced him Monday as their new coach.
"When the opportunity came up that they were looking for a head coach, you look at their roster and you look at their core players, I think it's a great opportunity," Gallant said. "I was in Montreal two years ago when I first started and that team was in 27th place. The League is so close, the teams are so close together now, you can turn things around in a hurry here and that's what I see with the Florida team."
Gallant became the 13th coach in franchise history, and sixth in the past 10 years, when he officially was hired Saturday.
Umberger had 18 goals and 34 points in 74 games for the Blue Jackets in 2013-14.The 32-year-old left wing spent his first three NHL seasons with the Flyers, who traded him to the Blue Jackets in June 2008 for two draft picks. The trade came weeks after he had 10 goals in 17 Stanley Cup Playoff games to help the Flyers reach the 2008 Eastern Conference Final.
"R.J. is a versatile guy who can play all positions," Flyers coach Craig Berube said. "He's a good penalty killer who skates well. He's a veteran who has been around a long time and knows how to play the game properly. He'll be used in a lot of different areas. I think with our team it is nice to have a real versatile guy like him."
The Tampa Bay Lightning will not issue a qualifying offer to goaltender Anders Lindback, The Tampa Tribune reported Sunday.
Lindback, 26, went 8-12-2 with a 2.90 goals-against average and .891 save percentage in 23 games for the Lightning this season. He appeared in four Stanley Cup Playoff games, going 0-3 with a 3.91 GAA and .881 save percentage.
Since the Lightning won't issue Lindback a qualifying offer, he can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
The Pittsburgh Penguins' choice to be their next coach "is going to go in a different direction," general manager Jim Rutherford told the Pittsburgh Tribune Review on Friday.
That coach is believed to be Willie Desjardins, who TSN reports will be named coach of the Vancouver Canucks.
Rutherford said he will resume his search next week and plans to hire someone by July 1.
“We couldn't make it work," Rutherford told the newspaper. "... I'm going to take the weekend to sort some things out."
Gallant replaces interim coach Peter Horacek, who was let go in April after taking over when Kevin Dineen was fired in November.
"We are pleased to welcome Gerard as the new head coach of the Florida Panthers," Tallon said in a statement. "He is an individual with tremendous character, integrity and a strong passion for the game and has experience as an NHL head coach. Gerard is an excellent teacher and motivator who possesses the leadership qualities and hockey knowledge that are necessary to lead our team."
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