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Golden Knights sign D Schmidt to 2-year, $4.45 million deal

Golden Knights sign D Schmidt to 2-year, $4.45 million deal

LAS VEGAS — The Vegas Golden Knights have signed Nate Schmidt to a two-year, $4.45 million deal after claiming the defenceman from Washington in the expansion draft.
NHL superstar Sidney Crosby at 30: The can't miss 'kid' who didn't

NHL superstar Sidney Crosby at 30: The can't miss 'kid' who didn't

HALIFAX — As he turns 30 on Monday, Sidney Crosby will celebrate his third Stanley Cup win parading the cherished mug through the streets of the city where he's been a star since he was five years old.
Predators captain Fisher retires after 17 seasons in NHL

Predators captain Fisher retires after 17 seasons in NHL

Nashville Predators forward Mike Fisher has retired in what he calls the hardest decision he's had to make, leaving the defending Stanley Cup finalists in need of a new captain.

Calgary Flames name Don Maloney vice-president of hockey operations

CALGARY — The Calgary Flames have named Don Maloney vice-president of hockey operations. Maloney, who originally joined the Flames in 2016 as a scout, will report directly to general manager Brad Treliving.

Penguins preseason game moved from "Hockeyville" winner

PITTSBURGH — A suburban Pittsburgh ice rink that won the right to host a Pittsburgh Penguins preseason contest will instead have to settle for a ticketed practice by the Stanley Cup champions after the facility was deemed unfit to host an NHL game.
AP source: Eichel, Sabres negotiating potential 8-year deal

AP source: Eichel, Sabres negotiating potential 8-year deal

PITTSFORD, N.Y. — A person familiar with negotiations tells The Associated Press the Buffalo Sabres and Jack Eichel are discussing a contract extension that could run the NHL maximum eight years.
Newly signed Granlund: Wild 'can do some damage' in playoffs

Newly signed Granlund: Wild 'can do some damage' in playoffs

This off-season for the Minnesota Wild was never going to be about making major additions. This was simply the summer of maintenance and sustenance, with a new contract for Mikael Granlund one of the biggest priorities.
Wild, Granlund agree to 3-year, $17.24 million contract

Wild, Granlund agree to 3-year, $17.24 million contract

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms with standout forward Mikael Granlund on a three-year, $17.25 million contract.
Hurricanes, D Pesce agree to 6-year contract extension

Hurricanes, D Pesce agree to 6-year contract extension

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes and defenceman Brett Pesce have agreed to a six-year contract extension. Under terms of the deal announced Tuesday and taking effect in 2018-19, Pesce will make $4.025 million per season.
Karmanos seeking $500M in sale of NHL's Hurricanes

Karmanos seeking $500M in sale of NHL's Hurricanes

RALEIGH, N.C. — Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. says he wants to sell his team for about $500 million.