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Ben Bishop signs six-year contract with Stars

Goaltender acquired by Dallas on Tuesday, could have become unrestricted free agent July 1

by Sean Shapiro / NHL.com Correspondent

DALLAS -- In a way, goaltender Ben Bishop is coming home after signing a six-year, $29.5 million contract with the Dallas Stars on Friday.

During the 2004-05 season, Bishop, who is from Denver, played for Texas of the North American Hockey League and attended Frisco High School, less than 3 miles from the Stars practice facility.

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2016-17 NHL Trade Tracker

Official deals since May 25

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Welcome to the 2016-17 NHL Trade Tracker, the official list of completed deals since the summer. 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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Tanner Pearson signs four-year contract with Kings

Forward gets $15 million after reaching NHL career highs in goals, points this season

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Forward Tanner Pearson signed a four-year, $15 million contract with the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday.

Pearson could have become a restricted free agent on July 1.

"Obviously, the main goal was to stay here in L.A.," the 24-year-old said. "I want to stay here for long term and we were able to come to a deal that was good for everyone. I'm happy to be here still."

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Ben Bishop traded to Stars by Kings for draft pick

Goalie can become unrestricted free agent July 1

by Sean Shapiro / NHL.com Correspondent

DALLAS -- Goalie Ben Bishop was traded to the Dallas Stars by the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday for a fourth-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft.

Bishop, who can become an unrestricted free agent July 1, was 18-15-5 this season, including 2-3-2 in seven games with the Kings after he was traded to Los Angeles by the Tampa Bay Lightning on Feb. 26.

"We still have to get the contract done, but I'm pretty confident we're going to get that done," Stars general manager Jim Nill said. "Ben is excited about coming to Dallas. He's got a history there (with the Texas Tornado of the North American Hockey League in 2004-05). It's a place that he enjoys, I think he likes our team and the potential of our team."

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Scott Darling agrees to four-year contract with Hurricanes

Goaltender, who could have become free agent, was acquired in trade from Blackhawks

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Goaltender Scott Darling on Friday agreed to a four-year contract with the Carolina Hurricanes.

It is worth $16.6 million, an average annual value of $4.15 million. Darling was acquired by Carolina on April 28 in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks.

"Obviously Scott could have waited until July 1, to see what other options he might have as an unrestricted free agent," Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis said in a statement. "But he believes in what we are trying to do here and we are thrilled that he is committing to the Hurricanes and to Raleigh."

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Nikita Zaitsev signs with Maple Leafs for seven years, $31.5 million

Defenseman's contract runs through 2023-24 with average annual value of $4.5 million

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Defenseman Nikita Zaitsev signed a seven-year, $31.5 million contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday. It has an average annual value of $4.5 million through the 2023-24 season.

The Maple Leafs also signed forward Ben Smith to a one-year, $650,000 contract.

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Scott Darling traded to Hurricanes from Blackhawks

Goalie can become unrestricted free agent July 1

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The Carolina Hurricanes acquired goalie Scott Darling from the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday in a trade for a third-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft.

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Charlie McAvoy signs with Bruins

Defenseman gets three-year entry level contract, was No. 14 pick in 2016 NHL Draft

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Defenseman Charlie McAvoy signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Boston Bruins on Monday.

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Vladimir Sobotka signs three-year contract with Blues

Forward gets $10.5 million, returns after spending three seasons in KHL

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Forward Vladimir Sobotka signed a three-year, $10.5 million contract with the St. Louis Blues on Thursday.

Sobotka, who has played the past three seasons in the Kontinental Hockey League, will join the Blues for their game against the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; FS-CR, FS-MW, NHL.TV).

"It's certainly nice to have that behind us," Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said. "We had hoped it wouldn't get to that point three years ago, but we tried to stay in contact to make sure we didn't fray the relationship and I think that paid off this time when we were able to bring him back."

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Colin White agrees to terms with Senators

Forward was No. 21 pick in 2015 NHL Draft

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Forward Colin White agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract with the Ottawa Senators on Sunday. Financial terms were not released.

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