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Dumoulin, Penguins agree to six-year contract

Defenseman's deal has average annual value of $4.1 million @NHL

Defenseman Brian Dumoulin agreed to terms on a six-year contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday. The contract runs through the 2022-23 season and has an average annual value of $4.1 million.

Dumoulin, 25, who was a restricted free agent, was scheduled to have an arbitration hearing in Toronto on Monday.

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Hellebuyck signs one-year, $2.25 million contract with Jets

Goaltender avoids arbitration hearing @NHL

Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck signed a one-year, $2.25 million contract with the Winnipeg Jets on Monday.

Hellebuyck, 24, was scheduled for an arbitration hearing Aug. 1.

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Fantasy faceoff: Claude Giroux vs. Jeff Carter

Flyers captain can bounce back with added support; Kings center among most underrated

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy /

All offseason long, will cover all the angles leading up to your fantasy hockey draft. For some of the most compelling debates, our fantasy staffers will compare two players at a given position in the same projected draft range.

Value is quantified based on factors including (but not limited to) line combinations, power-play usage, team goalie situations, injury history, bounce-back, breakout or sleeper potential, possible regression, and age. Once each writer has made his argument, fans can cast their vote in our @NHLFantasy Twitter poll.

Today, we compare centers Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers and Jeff Carter of the Los Angeles Kings:

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Centennial Portraits

Blake, Bure portraits unveiled

Color paintings of 100 Greatest NHL Players will be revealed on every Monday in 2017 @NHL

As part of the NHL Centennial Celebration, renowned Canadian artist Tony Harris will paint original portraits of each of the 100 Greatest NHL Players presented by Molson Canadian as chosen by a Blue Ribbon panel. will reveal two portraits each Monday in 2017.

This week, the portraits of forwards Toe Blake and Pavel Bure are unveiled in the 26th installment.

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Oduya signs one-year contract with Senators

Defenseman split last season between Stars, Blackhawks @NHL

Defenseman Johnny Oduya signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Ottawa Senators on Monday. The contract has games played, time-on-ice and playoff bonuses that could add up to another $1.25 million.

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NHL Free Agent Tracker

Complete list of signings by team, available players @NHL

One-stop shop for a comprehensive list of all 2017 NHL free agents and signings, including stories and analysis.

NOTE: Some of these players may have recently signed with their respective club; however, their contracts had not yet been filed with the League.


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Team Reset

Flyers hope infusion of youth, healthy Giroux help ignite offense

Addition of Patrick, No. 2 pick in Draft, expected to boost scoring

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / Deputy Managing Editor

After the NHL Draft, free agency and other offseason moves, is taking a look at where each team stands. Today, the Philadelphia Flyers:

The Philadelphia Flyers have spent the past five seasons building an enviable collection of prospects, and it appears several of them will be given the opportunity for a bigger role this season.

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Flames expect Foo to fight for NHL roster spot

Forward prospect signed as free agent after junior year at Union College

by Aaron Vickers / Correspondent

CALGARY -- Spencer Foo took plenty of time before deciding to sign a two-year, entry-level contract with the Calgary Flames on July 1.

The 23-year-old forward prospect needed it.

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Watson signs three-year contract with Predators

Forward gets average annual value of $1.1 million @NHL

Forward Austin Watson signed a three-year contract with the Nashville Predators on Monday. It is worth $3.3 million, an average annual value of $1.1 million, and runs through the 2019-20 season.

Watson, 25, who was a restricted free agent, had an arbitration hearing scheduled in Toronto on Monday.

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Team Reset

Senators keep roster intact after run to conference final

Loss of Methot hurts defense; scoring help needed

by Arpon Basu @ArponBasu / Senior Managing Editor

After the NHL Draft, free agency and other offseason moves, is taking a look at where each team stands. Today, the Ottawa Senators:

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Trade Coverage

2017-18 NHL Trade Tracker

Official deals since June 14 @NHL

Welcome to the 2017-18 NHL Trade Tracker, the official list of completed deals since June 14. This is your one-stop shop for news, analysis and reaction from around the League as teams position themselves for the present and beyond.

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Arvidsson signs seven-year contract with Predators

Forward gets deal worth $4.25 million annually @NHL

Viktor Arvidsson signed a seven-year contract with the Nashville Predators on Saturday. It is worth $29.75 milion, an average annual value of $4.25 million.

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Summer with Stanley

Letang takes Stanley Cup to Quebec hospital

Defenseman, who didn't play during postseason, puts smiles on children's faces with visit @NHL

Kris Letang's day with the Stanley Cup continued the trend of sharing the trophy with children in Quebec.

The Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman started with what has become a traditional breakfast of cereal from the Cup with his son, Alex, at their home in Montreal.

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NHL Insider

Tkachuk, Flames ready to turn up heat in Western Conference

Forward says Calgary looking to go on playoff run like Predators did last season

by Dave McCarthy / Correspondent

TORONTO -- Matthew Tkachuk and the Calgary Flames are looking at what the Nashville Predators did last season as motivation for what they hope to accomplish this season. Nashville got into the Stanley Cup Playoffs as the second wild card from the Western Conference and advanced to the Cup Final.

"We all saw what Nashville did last year, you just have to go on a run," Tkachuk, 19, said Thursday at the annual Smashfest Charity Ping-Pong Challenge. "Hopefully we can go on a run this year. You can't think about the playoffs already, but for us, we didn't have the start we wanted to last year, so this year we just need a better start. We were a little bit streaky last year, but this year if we play more consistently, we should have a good team and do well."

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Prospect Pedrie 'couldn't say no' to Rangers

Defenseman left Penn State to pursue NHL dream

by Kaitlyn Kaminski / Staff Writer

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- When opportunity knocks, you answer. Just ask New York Rangers defenseman prospect Vince Pedrie, who gave up his final two years at Penn State University for a chance to play in the NHL.

"It felt like an opportunity I couldn't say no to," said Pedrie, 23. "It's something I worked my whole life to get to, and I couldn't say no to that."

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Summer with Stanley

Fleury brings Stanley Cup home for 'last day as a Penguin'

Golden Knights goalie takes trophy to Quebec, shifts focus to Vegas

by Arpon Basu @ArponBasu / Senior Managing Editor

SOREL-TRACY, Quebec -- Marc-Andre Fleury was in the middle of Colisee Cardin, the biggest rink in his hometown, and stood with the Stanley Cup as hundreds of local minor hockey players waited their turn for a picture with their local hero Saturday night.

The kids came out from the stands in small groups, one team at a time, wearing their jerseys, and Fleury made sure to shake hands and chat with each of them before posing for pictures and signing autographs. One kid even interviewed Fleury, using a marker as a microphone, and the Vegas Golden Knights goaltender played along, answering his questions.

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Tatar agrees to four-year contract with Red Wings

Forward's deal reportedly has average annual value of $5.3 million @NHL

Forward Tomas Tatar and the Detroit Red Wings agreed to terms on a four-year contract Friday. It has an average annual value of $5.3 million, according to Sportsnet.

Tatar had an arbitration hearing in Toronto on Thursday but the sides agreed to a contract prior to the arbitrator's ruling.

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Short Shifts

Hall sings karaoke, plays goalie against McDavid at Eberle's wedding

Devils forward puts on a show at his former teammate's nuptials Saturday in Calgary @NHL

Jordan Eberle married his high-school sweetheart Lauren Rodych on Saturday, but it was some of his former teammates who stole the show.

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NHL Insider

Yandle has high hopes for re-energized Panthers

Defenseman thrilled to have Tallon back in GM role, says players are eager for training camp

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / Senior Writer

BOSTON -- Florida Panthers defenseman Keith Yandle has sensed optimism and excitement from his teammates in the past few weeks.

"Just on vacation recently at [Panthers defenseman] Mark Pysyk's wedding and there were probably seven or eight of us on the team at his wedding, and everyone just seemed so ready for the season to start," Yandle said from the Commonwealth Avenue Charity Classic Hockey game at his alma mater, Boston University, on July 14. "I was even talking to [Jonathan] Huberdeau today on the phone and he was like, 'I wish it was training camp right now.' That's a good thing to hear.

"Even though it's only mid-July, guys are champing at the bit."

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Martinook signs two-year contract with Coyotes

Forward's deal reportedly has average annual value of $1.8 million @NHL

Forward Jordan Martinook avoided arbitration by signing a two-year contract with the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday. The contract has an average annual value of $1.8 million, according to Sportsnet.

Martinook, 24, was a restricted free agent and was scheduled for an arbitration hearing July 26.

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Pu's future with Sabres powered by link to past

Forward prospect has soaked up knowledge of former NHL player Dale Hunter, who coaches him in OHL

by Joe Yerdon / Correspondent

BUFFALO -- When the Buffalo Sabres drafted forward Cliff Pu in the third round (No. 69) of the 2016 NHL Draft, they not only selected a talented scorer, but a player looking to improve on his best season yet.

Pu, 19, had a breakout third season with London of the Ontario Hockey League in 2016-17. He led London with 86 points (35 goals, 51 assists) in 63 games, and led it to the second round of the OHL playoffs, where it lost in Game 7 to Erie, the eventual OHL champion.

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Sharks enthralled with Ferraro's speed, skill, style

San Jose defenseman prospect is 'going to be a good one'

by Eric Gilmore / Correspondent

SAN JOSE -- San Jose Sharks defenseman prospect Mario Ferraro never has to be told twice to join the rush.

So after hearing coaches at development camp emphasize the importance of defensemen helping out on the offensive end, San Jose's second-round pick (No. 49) in the 2017 NHL Draft knew what to do in the prospects scrimmage on July 6 at SAP Center.

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Losing Hossa for season 'heartbreaking' to Blackhawks

'It's too soon' for forward, sidelined by skin disorder, to have to stop playing, Toews says @NHL

Not having forward Marian Hossa this season is affecting the Chicago Blackhawks as much off the ice as it will on it.

"It's heartbreaking what he has to go through when you know it's too soon (to not play again)," captain Jonathan Toews told the Chicago Tribune at the 10th annual Blackhawks Convention on Friday. "He's got a ton left on the table. I could almost see him being one of those [Jaromir] Jagrs that is playing for another six or seven years. It's tough to see."

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Dzingel agrees to terms on two-year contract with Senators

Forward avoids arbitration, gets average annual value of $1.8 million @NHL

Forward Ryan Dzingel agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Ottawa Senators on Friday with an average annual value of $1.8 million.

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NHL Insider

A moment with Canadiens that lasted a lifetime

One game for Montreal in 1966 burned team's logo into heart of defenseman Johns

by Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs / Columnist

MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens jersey was on the left of the church altar Friday afternoon, beside several floral arrangements, two framed photographs, a single flickering candle and one red and one white rose laid atop the polished wood urn containing the ashes of Don Johns.

Sitting in the very last row of Beaconsfield United Church, every pew filled as were the extra chairs that had been set out, was Réjean Houle, the Canadiens' alumni director.

The large floral arrangement sent by the Canadiens, at the foot of the altar, was a fragrant, colorful tribute, but that alone would not be enough for Houle. He had driven across the island of Montreal on a day off to pay his respects to Johns, a defenseman who played one game for the Canadiens in 1966.

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Predators fan Hamilton inspires novice skaters

Olympic champion, cancer survivor teaches finer points on ice at adult prospect camp

by Robby Stanley / Correspondent

NASHVILLE -- The Nashville Predators' run to the 2017 Stanley Cup Final contained lots of highlights, including a lineup of country music celebrities who performed the national anthem during the postseason. It helped strengthen the bond between the Predators and their fans.

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Oettinger's poise, presence can reverse Stars' fortunes

Dallas prospect has tools to be future No. 1 goaltender

by Sean Shapiro / Correspondent

FRISCO, Texas -- The Dallas Stars haven't had much luck with homegrown goaltenders since they moved from Minnesota in 1993. Prospect Jake Oettinger, the 26th pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, hopes he can change that.

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Press Release

NHL China Games tickets on sale

Kings and Canucks will play Sept. 21 in Shanghai, Sept. 23 in Beijing

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL /

NEW YORK - Tickets to the 2017 NHL China Games™ presented by O.R.G. Packaging in Shanghai and Beijing between the Los Angeles Kings and the Vancouver Canucks are available to the public to purchase today Thursday, July 20.

Tickets to the preseason games between the Kings and Canucks on Sept. 21, 2017 at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai and on Sept. 23, 2017 at Huaxi LIVE Wukesong's Le Sports Center in Beijing are available for purchase now via

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30 NHL players file for salary arbitration

Granlund, Niederreiter among those with hearing scheduled @NHL

Minnesota Wild forwards Mikael Granlund and Nino Niederreiter remain among the NHL players with an arbitration hearing scheduled.

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Contract extensions signed since July 1

Tracking long-term deals that have been completed this offseason @NHL

NHL teams are signing key players a full year before they would be eligible to become a free agent. Here's a list of long-term contract extensions that have been completed since July 1:

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