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Oilers hire Nicholson to manage new company

Friday, 06.13.2014 / 12:36 PM / News


Bob Nicholson, former president and CEO of Hockey Canada, was announced Friday as the vice chairman of Oilers Entertainment Group, a new company that will manage the sports and entertainment assets for the Katz Group, including the Edmonton Oilers.

"This was an opportunity for me to stay connected to the game I love, work with a hugely promising franchise and be part of an organization that fully understands the power of sports and entertainment to build brands, strengthen communities and inspire young people to excellence," Nicholson said. "I am very excited to be joining Darryl [Katz, Oilers owner], Patrick [LaForge], Kevin [Lowe] and the rest of the team, and look forward to saying more about our plans once I get my feet on the ground."


Oilers to add Bob Nicholson as executive: report

Thursday, 06.12.2014 / 7:59 PM / News


The Edmonton Oilers have called a news conference for Friday at which they are expected to introduce Bob Nicholson as a team executive, TSN reported Thursday.

For the past 16 years, Nicholson was president and chief executive officer of Hockey Canada; he stepped down May 31.

TSN earlier this week reported Nicholson, 61, was going to be hired by an NHL team in a position above president but below owner.


Predators name Vanderklok goaltending coach

Thursday, 06.12.2014 / 4:40 PM / News


Ben Vanderklok has been named goaltending coach of the Nashville Predators, the team announced Thursday. The native of Welland, Ontario served as the Predators assistant goaltending coach for the past five seasons.


Laxdal to coach Canada at Hlinka tournament

Thursday, 06.12.2014 / 1:15 PM / News


Derek Laxdal of the Edmonton Oil Kings on Thursday was named coach of Canada for the 2014 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.

The tournament runs Aug. 11-16 in Breclav, Czech Republic and Piestany, Slovakia.


Oilers, Pinizzotto agree to terms on one-year contract

Thursday, 06.12.2014 / 12:38 PM / News


The Edmonton Oilers on Thursday agreed with center Steven Pinizzotto on a one-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed.


Karmanos named Penguins VP of hockey operations

Thursday, 06.12.2014 / 10:25 AM / News


Jason Karmanos was named vice president of hockey operations for the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday, the first big hire under new general manager Jim Rutherford.

Karmanos, 40, is the son of Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr., and worked with Rutherford for 15 seasons from 1998-2013 when Rutherford was GM of the Hurricanes. Karmanos held a variety of positions with Carolina, including vice president/assistant GM and executive director of hockey operations.

"I've worked with Jason for many years, know him well and know he can make great contributions to our hockey operations department," said Rutherford, who was hired by Pittsburgh on June 6. "His first priority here will be to reshape our analytics so that we have all the tools available in our decision-making process throughout the season."


Lehtinen named GM of Finnish national team

Thursday, 06.12.2014 / 10:22 AM / News

Former NHL forward Jere Lehtinen has been named general manager of the Finland national team by the Finnish Ice Hockey Association.

Lehtinen replaces Jari Kurri, who held the post since 2003.


Flyers sign French forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare

Wednesday, 06.11.2014 / 9:12 PM / News


The Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday announced they have signed forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare to an NHL contract. Financial terms were not disclosed by the team.

The 29-year-old native of Paris, France, has spent the past five seasons with Skelleftea of the Swedish Hockey League. He had 20 goals and 35 points in 52 games in 2013-14 and has 64 goals and 125 points in 238 career games.


Shea Weber not on trade market: Predators GM

Wednesday, 06.11.2014 / 8:25 PM / News

Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer

NEW YORK -- Nashville Predators general manager David Poile is doing his best to put to rest any rumors that he might be looking to trade captain Shea Weber, who is a Norris Trophy finalist this season.

"We're keeping him, we're building our franchise around him," Poile said from the NHL general managers' meeting Wednesday. "I think we've got one of the best young defenses in the League. I think he's got an excellent chance of winning the Norris Trophy in 11 or 12 days from now. Why wouldn't we build our team around him? That's exactly what we're doing."


Senators captain Jason Spezza asks to be traded

Wednesday, 06.11.2014 / 7:52 PM / News

Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer

NEW YORK -- Ottawa Senators captain Jason Spezza has asked to be traded, general manager Bryan Murray said Wednesday.

Murray, speaking after the NHL general managers meeting, said he will try to accommodate the request from the 30-year-old center.

"I don't want to trade the guy, really, and I know I won't get the value, in all likelihood, that I should get for him," Murray said. "But I think that Jason feels maybe there's a change that he would like to have happen, and if that's the case we'll try to do what we can."

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