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Luongo announces retirement after 19 seasons

Third-winningest goalie in NHL history played for Panthers, Canucks, Islanders

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Roberto Luongo, the third-winningest goalie in NHL history, announced his retirement on Wednesday after 19 NHL seasons.

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Over The Boards

Mailbag: Destination for Perry, Simmonds; potential Marner offer sheets

NHL.com's Dan Rosen answers weekly questions

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

Here is the June 26 edition of Dan Rosen's weekly mailbag, which runs every Wednesday. If you have a question, tweet it to @drosennhl and use #OvertheBoards.

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free agency

Top free agent goalies: Bobrovsky on the market

Lehner, Varlamov also among those available

by Jon Lane @JonLaneNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

With the NHL free agent signing period about to begin, there are several teams in need of a starting goalie and in the market for a backup.

NHL.com takes a closer look at the top unrestricted free agent goalies when the market opens:

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Must-see NHL games in 2019-20

Blues raising Stanley Cup banner, Global Series, Hughes' likely debut among highlights

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

NHL Tonight: Blues home opener

Looking ahead to Blues' banner-raising ceremony

NHL Tonight takes a look at when the Blues will raise their first Stanley Cup championship banner and face the Bruins in a Cup Final rematch

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The NHL released its 1,271-game 2019-20 regular-season schedule Tuesday, four days after revealing the home opener for each of the 31 teams.

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Elliott signs one-year, $2 million contract to remain with Flyers

Goalie could have become unrestricted free agent July 1

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Brian Elliott signed a one-year, $2 million contract Wednesday to remain with the Philadelphia Flyers.

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Shattenkirk, Lee put rivalry aside to help pediatric cancer research

Rangers defenseman, Islanders forward combine for charity event that raises more than $30,000

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHl.com Deputy Managing Editor

NEW YORK -- Kevin Shattenkirk saw the success Anders Lee had raising money for pediatric cancer research by hosting a Kan Jam event and immediately became intrigued.

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Housley joins Coyotes as assistant

Hall of Fame defenseman spent past two seasons coaching Sabres

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Phil Housley signed a multiyear contract as an assistant with the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday.

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Hall of Fame

Carbonneau, Wickenheiser lead Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2019

Canadiens center, Canada women's forward selected along with Zubov, Nedomansky, Rutherford, York

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Guy Carbonneau, who won the Stanley Cup three times in a 19-season NHL career, and Hayley Wickenheiser, a four-time Olympic gold medalist with Canada, are among the four players and two Builders elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame's Class of 2019.

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fantasy

Fantasy forward top 100 rankings for 2019-20

Hall back among first 25 after Devils upgrades; rookies Hughes, Kakko join list; Miller, Hayes trades benefit new teammates

by Pete Jensen @NHLJensen / NHL.com Senior Fantasy Editor

NHL.com's fantasy hockey forward top 100 rankings are based on past production and expectations for next season in standard Yahoo leagues. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy.

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Short Shifts

Gritty surprises young Flyers fan with new custom prosthetic leg

Mascot stunned Caidan O'Rourke, 7, with Philadelphia-themed gift bag

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Gritty gave Caidan O'Rourke the greatest early birthday present any Philadelphia Flyers fan could ask for.

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Berube signs three-year contract to remain Blues coach

Guided St. Louis to first Stanley Cup title in its history

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Craig Berube signed a three-year contract to remain coach of the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday.

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NHL Insider

Hughes quickly embracing life with Devils

TV interviews, trip to Yankees game highlight first NHL acts for No. 1 pick in 2019 Draft

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

NEWARK, N.J. -- Jack Hughes has been on a whirlwind tour of the New York metropolitan area since the New Jersey Devils made him the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, and he's enjoying every second of it.

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free agency

Reilly agrees to two-year, $3 million contract with Canadiens

Defenseman could have become restricted free agent on July 1

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Mike Reilly agreed to a two-year, $3 million contract with the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday. It has an average annual value of $1.5 million.

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Qualifying offers extended to restricted free agents

Marner of Maple Leafs, Binnington of Blues among players to receive them; allow teams to retain matching rights

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The deadline for NHL teams to issue qualifying offers to pending restricted free agents was 5 p.m. ET on Tuesday. By issuing the offers, teams are given the right of first refusal or draft choice compensation should the player sign an offer sheet with another team.

Here is a list of players who received qualifying offers, as announced by teams:

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free agency

Contract offer sheet questions, answers

Marner, Point, Rantanen among restricted free agents eligible to sign one July 1

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

The contract offer sheet is a tool rarely used by NHL general managers, but this offseason could be different because of the salary cap crunch some teams are feeling and the wealth of talent among the Group 2 restricted free agents who would be eligible to sign an offer sheet.

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Trade Coverage

2019-20 NHL Trade Tracker

Official deals since June 14

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Welcome to the 2019-20 NHL Trade Tracker, the official list of completed trades since June 14. This is your one-stop shop for news, analysis and reaction from around the NHL as teams position themselves for the present and beyond.

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Tarasenko has arthroscopic surgery on left knee, Blues GM says

Forward will be re-evaluated in four weeks

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Vladimir Tarasenko had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, St. Louis Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said Tuesday.

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Hall of Fame

Stars teammates Carbonneau, Zubov going into Hockey Hall of Fame together

Forward, defenseman won Cup in 1999 after being champions with Canadiens, Rangers

by Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs / NHL.com Columnist

Nineteen years since his last NHL game, Guy Carbonneau said that not getting a call to tell him he'd been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame "is not something that keeps you awake" at night.

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NHL Insider

Karlsson believes Golden Knights have 'every ingredient' to be successful

Forward's goal is to win Stanley Cup with current core after signing eight-year contract

by Danny Webster / NHL.com Correspondent

LAS VEGAS -- William Karlsson couldn't imagine playing anywhere else, which is why he signed an eight-year, $47.2 million contract ($5.9 million average annual value) with the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday.

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NHL Insider

Cozens overwhelmed from reception of Sabres, fans

Center, No. 7 pick in 2019 NHL Draft, hoping to prove himself at development camp

by Heather Engel / NHL.com Correspondent

BUFFALO -- The reality of being a first-round pick is starting to set in for Dylan Cozens.

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fantasy

Fantasy defenseman top 50 rankings for 2019-20

Subban rejoins 10 best after trade to Devils; Trouba can capture first power-play role for Rangers; Karlsson leads list after re-signing with Sharks

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / NHL.com Fantasy Editor

NHL.com's fantasy hockey defenseman top 50 rankings are based on past production and expectations for next season in standard Yahoo leagues. For more fantasy hockey coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy.

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free agency

Hurricanes 'confident' Aho's contract will get done before training camp

Forward can become restricted free agent July 1; Carolina also talking with Mrazek, Faulk

by Tracey Myers @Tramyers_NHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Carolina Hurricanes expect to get a contract done with Sebastian Aho at some point this offseason, general manager Don Waddell said Tuesday.

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Trade Coverage

Soderberg traded to Coyotes by Avalanche

Colorado receives defenseman Connauton, third-round selection in 2020 Draft for forward

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Carl Soderberg was traded to the Arizona Coyotes by the Colorado Avalanche for Kevin Connauton and a third-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft on Tuesday.

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Press Release

NHL releases 2019-20 regular-season schedule

Stanley Cup champion Blues to host Capitals in opener on Oct. 2

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

NEW YORK - The NHL's 2019-20 regular season will commence Wednesday, Oct. 2, with a four-game slate, highlighted by the St. Louis Blues raising their first Stanley Cup championship banner before facing the Washington Capitals at Enterprise Center. The 1,271-game regular-season schedule - 82 games per team - will conclude Saturday, April 4, 2020.

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Short Shifts

Karlsson, Golden Knights unveil schedule with gender reveal-style video

Vegas fans went crazy after new calendar was released

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Is it a boy or a girl? It's neither.

It's the Vegas Golden Knights 2019-20 schedule.

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Orpik announces retirement from NHL after 15 seasons

Defenseman won Stanley Cup with Penguins in 2009, Capitals in 2018

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Brooks Orpik announced his retirement Tuesday after 15 seasons in the NHL.

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free agency

Top free agent defensemen: Myers on the market

Gardiner, Stralman also among those available

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

With the NHL free agent signing period about to begin, there are several teams in need of a defenseman who can play top-four minutes or provide leadership in a third-pair role.

NHL.com takes a closer look at the top unrestricted free agent defensemen available when the market opens:

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Top free agent forwards: Panarin on the market

Duchene, Lee, Zuccarello among those available

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

With free agency about to begin, there are several teams in the market for a forward who can boost them into a Stanley Cup contender.

Today, NHL.com takes a closer look at the top unrestricted free agent forwards expected to be available when the market opens:

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fantasy

Fantasy hockey injury tracker

NHL.com provides player status updates throughout offseason

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com is tracking fantasy hockey injury news throughout the offseason. Follow this page for player injury updates leading up to the 2019-20 season. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy.

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This Date in NHL History

June 26: Ovechkin, Malkin taken with top two picks of 2004 NHL Draft

Plus: Bourque retires after 22 seasons; McDavid goes No. 1 to Oilers in 2015

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: June 26

2004: Alex Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin, a pair of future stars, are the first players taken at the NHL Draft in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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