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Dave Tippett leaving as coach of Coyotes

Says they 'both agreed that it was best for me to move on' @NHL

Dave Tippett is leaving as coach of the Arizona Coyotes, it was announced Thursday.

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Press Release

2017-18 NHL schedule released

Season opens Oct. 4, will include games in Stockholm, outdoors at Ottawa, New York, U.S. Naval Academy

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL /

NEW YORK -- The NHL's 2017-18 regular season will commence Wednesday, Oct. 4, with a four-game slate, highlighted by the Pittsburgh Penguins raising their fifth Stanley Cup championship banner before facing the St. Louis Blues at PPG Paints Arena. The 1,271-game regular-season schedule - 82 games per team - will conclude Saturday, April 7, 2018.

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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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Trade Coverage

Jordan Eberle traded to Islanders by Oilers for Ryan Strome

27-year-old forward was five-time 20-goal scorer for Edmonton

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / Deputy Managing Editor

Forward Jordan Eberle, a five-time 20-goal scorer, will get a fresh start after he was traded to the New York Islanders by the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday for forward Ryan Strome.

Eberle had played his entire NHL career with the Oilers, who chose him in the first round (No. 22) of the 2008 NHL Draft.

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10 must-see NHL games in 2017-18

Debut of Golden Knights, three outdoor matchups, Global Series in Sweden among highlights

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / Staff Writer

The NHL will welcome a new team, the Vegas Golden Knights, for the 2017-18 season, and their first game is one of the highlights of the League schedule.

The Expansion Draft to fill out the Golden Knights roster took place Wednesday, when each of the 31 teams' home openers also were announced. The entire 1,271-game regular-season schedule for 2017-18 was revealed Thursday.

Here's a look at 10 must-see games:

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The RoundUp

2017 NHL Awards roundup

Connor McDavid wins Hart Trophy as League MVP @NHL

The 2017 NHL Awards presented by T-Mobile were held on Wednesday. Ten awards were given out at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Check out all the winners and highlights from the ceremony. 

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NHL Insider

Two-minute penalty proposed for failed offside challenge

NHL general managers also want officials to call slashing near hands

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / Senior Writer

CHICAGO -- NHL general managers on Thursday are considering recommending a penalty be called when a coach loses a challenge of a goal scored off a play that may have been offside.

The GMs would propose a two-minute minor penalty for delay of game instead of losing the timeout, as the current rule stipulates.

The rule change would have to be approved by the NHL-NHLPA Competition Committee and the NHL Board of Governors.

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NHL Draft

Nolan Patrick, Nico Hischier split No. 1 spot in mock drafts

No consensus selection from on who Devils will choose with top pick @NHL

One of the hallmarks of the 2017 NHL Draft presented by adidas has been the unpredictability heading into the first round at United Center in Chicago on Friday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN).

That's exemplified in the final mock drafts submitted by deputy managing editor Adam Kimelman, staff writer Mike G. Morreale and staff writer Guillaume Lepage. The differences started at the top and continued through most of the 31 selections.

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NHL Draft

Mock Draft: Cale Makar moves up to Stars at No. 3's Mike Morreale has defenseman improving one pick from previous projection; Nolan Patrick, Nico Hischier remain 1, 2

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / Staff Writer staff writer Mike G. Morreale projects the 2017 NHL Draft presented by adidas:

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NHL Draft

Mock Draft: Gabriel Vilardi jumps to No. 3

Center moves up from No. 5 in previous projection by's Adam Kimelman; Nolan Patrick, Nico Hischier still 1, 2

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / Deputy Managing Editor deputy managing editor Adam Kimelman projects the 2017 NHL Draft presented by adidas:

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NHL Draft

Mock Draft: Cody Glass moves up to Golden Knights at No. 6's Guillaume Lepage has center rising two picks from second projection; Nico Hischier, Nolan Patrick still 1, 2

by Guillaume Lepage @GLepageLNH / Staff Writer staff writer Guillaume Lepage projects the 2017 NHL Draft presented by adidas:

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NHL Draft

Golden Knights have to nail NHL Draft

Vegas has 13 picks, including six in first two rounds, can't afford to waste them

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @Cotsonika / Columnist

CHICAGO -- The Vegas Golden Knights took advantage of the NHL Expansion Draft to put themselves in a great position for the 2017 NHL Draft presented by adidas.

Now they must take advantage of that to put themselves in a great position to contend for the Stanley Cup someday.

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NHL Draft

Playing for Golden Knights intrigues top prospects

Players excited by opportunities with expansion team, which has three picks in first round of NHL Draft

by Mike G. Morreale @MikeMorrealeNHL / Staff Writer

CHICAGO -- Each of the top prospects eligible for the 2017 NHL Draft presented by adidas agreed that great opportunity awaits those chosen by the expansion Vegas Golden Knights.

Brandon center Nolan Patrick, No. 1 in NHL Central Scouting's final ranking of North American skaters, is expecting the unexpected after witnessing how industrious Golden Knights general manager George McPhee was in building his foundation at the NHL Expansion Draft presented by T-Mobile on Wednesday in Las Vegas.

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The RoundUp

Golden Knights roster unveiled at Expansion Draft

Marc-Andre Fleury from Penguins, Nate Schmidt from Capitals complete list of 30 selections

by Dan Rosen @DRosenNHL / Senior Writer

LAS VEGAS -- And finally, the Vegas Golden Knights have a team.

The Golden Knights made their 30 selections in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft on Wednesday and added seven more players and 10 draft picks acquired through 10 trades.

Here is a look at the 30 players and an analysis of Vegas' picks, trades and what it all means:

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Marian Hossa, out for season, 'huge loss' for Blackhawks

Chicago considers options with right wing sidelined by skin disorder

by Brian Hedger / Correspondent

CHICAGO -- How do you replace Marian Hossa?

The Chicago Blackhawks must answer that question after learning Wednesday that the right wing will miss the 2017-18 NHL season with a progressive skin disorder and side effects from medications used to treat it. 

After listening to Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman and coach Joel Quenneville at United Center on Thursday, one thing was clear: Replacing Hossa will not be easy, on or off the ice.

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Fantasy spin: Jordan Eberle, Ryan Strome get fresh starts with trade

Islanders acquire impact right wing for John Tavares' line; Oilers add speed to top six

by Pete Jensen @NHLJensen / Senior Fantasy Editor

Forwards Jordan Eberle and Ryan Strome have seen their NHL careers follow a similar path; each was a first-round NHL Draft pick who had success early on but has since struggled.

But after the Edmonton Oilers traded Eberle to the New York Islanders for Strome on Thursday, each forward will have the opportunity to revitalize his career with a much-needed change of scenery.

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Trade Coverage

Trevor van Riemsdyk traded to Hurricanes by Golden Knights

Defenseman, pick go to Carolina; Vegas gets second-round selection in 2017 NHL Draft @NHL

The Carolina Hurricanes acquired defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk and a seventh-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft in a trade with the Vegas Golden Knights for a second-round pick (No. 62) in the 2017 NHL Draft.

It was the first trade made by the Golden Knights after the conclusion of the NHL Expansion Draft on Wednesday, when Vegas selected van Riemsdyk from the Chicago Blackhawks.

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Marc-Andre Fleury of Golden Knights gets to know Las Vegas

Goalie stays busy on first full day with new team

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / Staff Writer

LAS VEGAS -- Marc-Andre Fleury helped young Gerald Davis put on pint-size goalie equipment.

Other tasks were more challenging. For instance, trying to show 8-year-old Sophie Smith how to properly hold a hockey stick and coax her to come back for another shot on goal.

Thursday was Fleury's first full day as Vegas Golden Knights goalie, and it was crammed with activities morning through afternoon. The last public event was a street hockey clinic at Paradise Recreational Center for day-camp kids aged 5 to 12.

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NHL Draft

Cancer survivor thrilled to meet top prospects

Kyle Junkunc, a defenseman at Libertyville High in Illinois, and family get VIP treatment at NHL Draft

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / Staff Writer

CHICAGO -- As cancer survivors, Kyle Junkunc and his sister, Ashley, of Libertyville, Illinois, know the importance of hard work and perseverance.

The siblings received a rare opportunity when Discover, through its long-term relationship with the NHL and Make-A-Wish, gave them and their immediate family VIP access for a meet-and-greet with a few of the top prospects eligible for the 2017 NHL Draft presented by adidas aboard the Shoreline Sightseeing Boat Tour at the Navy Pier on Thursday.

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The Buzz

NHL Summer Buzz: Golden Knights trade two defensemen

Vegas sends Trevor van Riemsdyk to Hurricanes, David Schlemko to Canadiens for picks

by Pete Jensen @NHLJensen / Staff Writer

Welcome to NHL Summer Buzz. With the NHL Expansion Draft and its trade/waiver freeze over, and the beginning of free agency on July 1, the 31 NHL teams are free to make moves to shape their roster for the 2017-18 season.  

Here's a look at the latest offseason happenings around the League:

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Trade Coverage

David Schlemko traded to Canadiens by Golden Knights

Defenseman was taken from Sharks in NHL Expansion Draft @NHL

Defenseman David Schlemko was traded to the Montreal Canadiens by the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday for a fifth-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft.

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Behind The Numbers

James Neal, Reilly Smith should key offense for Golden Knights

Vegas expected to be outshot often, will lean on Marc-Andre Fleury in shootouts

by Rob Vollman / Correspondent

The Vegas Golden Knights had the freedom to craft their identity in any number of different ways in the NHL Expansion Draft. Based on the underlying numbers, general manager George McPhee opted for a roster that is at risk of getting outshot but that is focused on winning close games with grit and clutch scoring, and should be able to be successful in the shootout.

Among its 30 selections and the several additional players acquired through trades, the Golden Knights lineup will include top goal-scorer James Neal, do-it-all top-six forward Reilly Smith, hard-hitting defenseman Alexei Emelin, master shootout goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, and a defense with below-average shot-based metrics.

Here is a breakdown of some key numbers:

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NHL Draft

Top draft prospects enjoy visit to NHL Centennial Fan Arena

Nico Hischier, Nolan Patrick, Casey Mittelstadt, Gabriel Vilardi also take part in ball hockey clinic

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / Deputy Managing Editor

CHICAGO -- Growing up in Switzerland, Halifax center Nico Hischier doesn't have the grasp of NHL history as someone who grew up in North America.

So when he got the chance to tour the NHL Centennial Fan Arena museum truck on Thursday, it was a chance for him to learn about teams he never knew existed.

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Marc-Andre Fleury, Calvin Pickard give Golden Knights solid goaltending

Experience playing behind overmatched teams likely to come in handy during Vegas' first NHL season

by Kevin Woodley / Correspondent

So much for any anticipated run on goaltenders at the NHL Expansion Draft. But what the Vegas Golden Knights lacked in quantity they made up for in quality, on and off the ice.

Despite predictions Vegas might select as many as six goaltenders, the Golden Knights picked the minimum three on Wednesday. Two are under contract for next season, with former New York Islanders backup Jean-Francois Berube set to become an unrestricted free agent July 1. That likely leaves Vegas with former Pittsburgh Penguins starter Marc-Andre Fleury and Colorado Avalanche backup Calvin Pickard to start the season.

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Expansion Draft

Golden Knights choose 30 players, announce 10 trades at Expansion Draft

Marc-Andre Fleury, James Neal among those selected by Vegas

by Mike Cranston / Correspondent

LAS VEGAS -- Three-time Stanley Cup-winning goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, former 40-goal scorer James Neal and center Jonathan Marchessault were among the 30 players selected by the Vegas Golden Knights at the 2017 NHL Awards and NHL Expansion Draft presented by T-Mobile on Wednesday.

Vegas also acquired 10 draft picks, three in the first round of the 2017 NHL Draft presented by adidas, over the next four years to help it build for the future.

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NHL Awards

Connor McDavid of Oilers has big night at NHL Awards

Wins Hart Trophy, Ted Lindsay Award, voted to First All-Star Team

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / Staff Writer

LAS VEGAS -- Connor McDavid's breakout season was recognized with a hardware hat trick at the 2017 NHL Awards and NHL Expansion Draft presented by T-Mobile on Wednesday.

The Edmonton Oilers captain was the focal point for the League's celebration of the 2016-17 season when he was named winner of the Hart Trophy as the NHL player judged to be most valuable to his team, and the Ted Lindsay Award as the most outstanding player in the regular season as voted by the members of the NHL Players' Association.

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NHL Awards

Brent Burns of Sharks wins Norris Trophy

Voted best NHL defenseman for first time after leading League in goals, points at his position

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / Staff Writer

LAS VEGAS -- At his core, Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks, who won the Norris Trophy as the top defenseman in the NHL at the 2017 NHL Awards and NHL Expansion Draft presented by T-Mobile on Wednesday, is a hockey fan and an insatiable student of the game.

If there is a game on involving Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson or another featuring Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman, you can be sure Burns will be watching.

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NHL Awards

Auston Matthews of Maple Leafs wins Calder Trophy

Center led NHL rookies in goals, points, shots on goal

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / Staff Writer

LAS VEGAS -- Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews remembers well the nerves he felt when he was getting ready to go to Buffalo last June for the 2016 NHL Draft.

Fast-forward a year later when Matthews, 19, was experiencing a different type of nerves on stage at the 2017 NHL Awards and NHL Expansion Draft presented by T-Mobile on Wednesday to accept the Calder Trophy after being the near-unanimous winner, receiving 164 of 167 first-place votes.

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NHL Awards

Sergei Bobrovsky of Blue Jackets wins Vezina Trophy

Receives honor as top NHL goalie for second time in career after setting Columbus record with 41 wins

by Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs / Columnist

LAS VEGAS -- In a sport of many one-goal games, this one was a rout. 

Sergei Bobrovsky of the Columbus Blue Jackets breezed to his second career Vezina Trophy on Wednesday, NHL general managers voting him the League's best goaltender for 2016-17.

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Expansion Draft

Marc-Andre Fleury wants to help Golden Knights, game grow

Goaltender, selected from Penguins in Expansion Draft, out to boost Vegas, local youth hockey

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / Senior Writer

LAS VEGAS -- Marc-Andre Fleury didn't expect it, that standing ovation, the fans inside T-Mobile Arena chanting his last name.

"I was just going on the stage to give a quick wave and get out of there," the goaltender said after the 2017 NHL Awards and NHL Expansion Draft presented by T-Mobile on Wednesday. "That was a warm welcome. I'm very excited about it."

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