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Summer Social Media Roundup

The Avs shared lots of exciting activities this offseason.

by Miranda Einhorn / ColoradoAvalanche.com

This summer, the Colorado Avalanche have been busy training, fishing, getting married and playing hockey. Take a look at some of the best offseason moments the Avs have shared.

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Summer with Stanley

Streit brings Stanley Cup home to Switzerland

Penguins defenseman is third NHL player born there to win trophy

by Pat Pickens / NHL.com

Mark Streit spent his day with the Stanley Cup in his hometown of Bern, Switzerland, becoming the first NHL player in 11 years to bring the trophy to the country.

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Niederreiter Flying High After Signing New Deal

Wild forward working toward first career 30-goal season

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers / Wild.com

Nino Niederreiter gained fame two summers ago by strapping himself to the outside of an airplane for a quick flight over the Alps. 

With his future up in the air, the Wild winger has decided to keep it a little more low-key this summer. A fishing trip to Alaska with his dad and some friends was the major highlight until Sunday, when Niederreiter signed a five-year contract extension with Minnesota worth $26.25 million, a deal that will keep him in a Wild uniform through the 2021-22 season.

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Niederreiter agrees to five-year, $26.25 million contract with Wild

Forward avoids arbitration with deal worth $5.25 million annually

by Jessi Pierce / NHL.com Correspondent

Forward Nino Niederreiter agreed to terms on an five-year contract worth $26.25 million with the Minnesota Wild on Saturday. It has an average annual value of $5.25 million.

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Wild, Niederreiter Agree to Terms on Five-Year Deal

Forward has 173 points, including 83 goals, in four seasons with Minnesota

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has agreed to terms with restricted free-agent forward Nino Niederreiter on a five-year contract with a $5.25 million average annual value ($4.6 million in 2017-18, $6.075 million in 2018-19, $5.85 million in 2019-20, $4.25 million in 2020-21 and $5.475 million in 2021-22).

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Panthers find Malgin talks good game

Forward prospect looks to pick up production on ice after serving as interpreter

by Alain Poupart / NHL.com Correspondent

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- Denis Malgin already speaks four languages, but the Florida Panthers forward prospect said jokingly this summer he might need to learn Finnish, given the large number of young forwards from Finland in the organization.

Malgin, a native of Switzerland whose parents are Russian, translated for Russian forward prospect Maxim Mamin during an interview session at Panthers development camp. It was a big step for Malgin, whose English has greatly improved since he came over from Europe last year.

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Streit signs one-year contract with Canadiens

Defenseman returns to first NHL team after winning Stanley Cup with Penguins

NHL.com @NHL

Defenseman Mark Streit signed a one-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday. It is worth $700,000 plus performance bonuses, according to CapFriendly.com.

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Postseason Rewind: How Sweep It Is

Relive the Sights and Sounds of Nashville's Sweep Over Chicago in Round One of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

The Nashville Predators knew they were capable of defeating the Chicago Blackhawks in Round One of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. But a four-game sweep over the Western Conference's top point producer?

Starting with a pair of back-to-back shutouts from Pekka Rinne on the road in Games One and Two, followed by a dramatic comeback capped by Kevin Fiala in Game Three, and finally, a commanding 4-1 victory in Game Four, the Preds broke out the brooms on one of their fiercest rivals.

Perhaps Captain Mike Fisher said it best during the ensuing reflection in the locker room postgame: "We surprised a lot of people, but not ourselves."

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Predators Sign Nick Bonino to Four-Year Contract

29-Year-Old Center and Two-Time Stanley Cup Champion Joins Predators

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (July 1, 2017) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Saturday that the club has signed center Nick Bonino to a four-year, $16.4 million contract.

Bonino, 29 (4/20/88), is a two-time Stanley Cup Champion, having spent the past two seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins, and recorded 18 goals and 37 points in 80 games in 2016-17 on his way to winning the Cup for the second consecutive season. Since 2009-10, the 6-foot-1, 196-pound centerman has posted 187 points (75g-112a) in 407 NHL games with Anaheim, Vancouver and Pittsburgh, including a career-high 22 goals and 49 points in 2013-14 with the Ducks. A native of Hartford, Connecticut, Bonino earned a bronze medal with Team USA at the 2015 World Championship, posting two goals and four points in 10 games. 

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Poile Provides Updates on Injuries, Free Agency, Contract Negotiations

Preds GM Says Mike Fisher Needs More Time to Decide Future

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

David Poile Previews Free Agency

GM David Poile previews free agency opening

General Manager David Poile provides updates on injuries, Mike Fisher and free agency

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Moments after viewing the players of tomorrow in the Future Stars Game at Bridgestone Arena, which concluded Predators Development Camp on Friday night, Nashville General Manager David Poile turned his focus back to the present - namely the start of free agency which commences at 11 a.m. CT on July 1.

Poile addressed that topic, as well as other contract negotiations and injury updates as he and his staff continue their tireless work in what is the busiest time of the entire offseason.

As far as free agency is concerned, Poile said he's had plenty of discussions over the past few days in regards to unrestricted free agents and has "a number of oars in the water." With the loss of James Neal in the Expansion Draft to Vegas, finding a player to join the forward group in place of Neal is a priority.

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