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Bruins will not re-sign forward Shawn Thornton

Monday, 06.16.2014 / 4:16 PM / News

Gritty fourth-line forward Shawn Thornton, a member of the Boston Bruins' 2011 Stanley Cup championship team, will not be re-signed this offseason, general manager Peter Chiarelli said Monday.

"I told him that he was one of the most significant acquisitions we made … one, for the role that he played, two, for the person that he is," Chiarelli said, praising Thornton both for his contributions on the ice and his role in the community.

"It was nice to rehash his time. It was sad to tell him he wasn't coming back. I wished him well."


Blackhawks to part ways with Handzus: report

Monday, 06.16.2014 / 3:36 PM / News

Veteran center Michal Handzus will not be re-signed by the Chicago Blackhawks, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie. Handzus was notified of the team's decision Monday and will become an unrestricted free agent.


Predators renew affiliation with Cincinnati of ECHL

Monday, 06.16.2014 / 3:03 PM / News

The Nashville Predators announced Monday that they have renewed their affiliation with the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL for an eighth season.

The Cyclones will serve as the secondary developmental affiliate for the Predators, whose top farm team is the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League.

"We look forward to continuing to work with such a class organization that creates a winning environment for our players to develop," Predators assistant general manager Paul Fenton said. "Led by President Ray Harris, the Cyclones have been a model of consistency the past seven seasons and have been critical to the success of the Milwaukee Admirals and the Nashville Predators."


Rangers face difficult decision on Brad Richards

Monday, 06.16.2014 / 2:56 PM / News

Dan Rosen - Senior Writer

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said Monday that the organization has not made a decision on the future of center Brad Richards, who has six seasons remaining on his contract but has been rumored to be a candidate for a compliance buyout.

"We met [Sunday] for the first time with our scouts," Vigneault said. "We're going through the process of evaluating our team. Obviously everybody knows we've got quite a few decisions to make. We're just starting that process now. We've still got quite a bit of work to do."


Oilers sign Pakarinen to entry-level contract

Monday, 06.16.2014 / 1:15 PM / News

Forward Iiro Pakarinen agreed to terms Monday on a two-year, entry-level contract with the Edmonton Oilers.

Pakarinen, 22, scored 20 goals and added 10 assists in 60 games with HIFK Helsinki this season.

The 6-foot-1, 194-pound wing also represented Finland at the 2014 IIHF World Championship, and had three goals and a plus-8 rating in 10 games, helping Finland earn a silver medal.


Blue Jackets extend three coaches; Larsen joins staff

Monday, 06.16.2014 / 12:24 PM / News

The Columbus Blue Jackets signed three coaches on Todd Richards' staff to contract extensions and also added Brad Larsen as an assistant coach, the team announced Monday.

Associate coach Craig Hartsburg, goaltending coach Ian Clark and development coach Chris Clark all received multiyear contract extensions. Richards signed his own extension last month, and general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said at the time he was working on contracts for the rest of the coaching staff.

"Our coaching staff, led by Todd Richards, has done a tremendous job and we're pleased to extend the contracts of Craig, Ian and Chris and to add a very bright young coach in Brad Larsen to the staff," Kekalainen said. "We believe our coaching staff is as strong as any in the NHL and that they will continue to play pivotal roles in the development and success of our team moving forward."


Weight promoted to Islanders assistant GM

Monday, 06.16.2014 / 11:56 AM / News

Doug Weight has been named assistant general manager of the New York Islanders, the team announced Monday.

Weight, 43, previously served as a special advisor to general manager Garth Snow.

He also will remain an assistant coach on the staff of coach Jack Capuano, a role he's held since retiring as a player after the 2010-11 season.


Capitals' Mahoney promoted to assistant GM

Monday, 06.16.2014 / 9:26 AM / News

The Washington Capitals on Monday promoted Ross Mahoney to assistant general manager.

Mahoney, who served as director of amateur scouting for the Capitals the past 16 seasons, will assist and advise new general manager Brian MacLellan in all player-related matters. Mahoney also will oversee the club's developmental programs and the organization's amateur scouting staff.

"Ross is an excellent judge of talent and the success he has enjoyed on the amateur scouting level speaks volumes of his expertise," MacLellan said. "He is a great asset for our hockey operations staff and someone I greatly respect."


Avalanche to take O'Reilly to arbitration: report

Sunday, 06.15.2014 / 6:44 PM / News

The Colorado Avalanche have decided to take forward Ryan O'Reilly to club-elected salary arbitration, TSN's Bob McKenzie reported Sunday.

O'Reilly, 23, could become a restricted free agent on July 1. A finalist for the Lady Byng Trophy, he led the Avalanche with 28 goals and finished third on the team with 64 points. O'Reilly had two penalty minutes in 80 games this season.

O'Reilly signed a two-year, $10 million offer sheet with the Calgary Flames in Feb. 2013, which the Avalanche matched. He had six points (two goals, four assists) in seven Stanley Cup Playoff games this spring. Colorado lost to the Minnesota Wild in the Western Conference First Round.


Portland coach Johnston talks to Canucks: report

Saturday, 06.14.2014 / 9:24 PM / News

Portland Winterhawks coach Mike Johnston has interviewed to become coach of the Vancouver Canucks, general manager Jim Benning said Friday, according to the Vancouver Sun.

"He has done an excellent job the last five years with Portland," Benning told Team 1040 Radio. "They play an up-tempo, skilled game and he has a history with the Canucks and the organization, so he understands the market. He is going to be a candidate. ... He coaches the style we want our team to play. The interview went well."

Johnston was an assistant under Marc Crawford with the Canucks.

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