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Coyotes sign Dvorak to 6-year contract extension

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Arizona Coyotes have signed centre Christian Dvorak to a six-year contract extension averaging $4.45 million per year. The deal, announced Thursday, will keep Dvorak in Arizona through 2024-25.
Gretzky excited about the future of hockey on the anniversary of Kings trade

Gretzky excited about the future of hockey on the anniversary of Kings trade

EDMONTON — On the eve of the 30th anniversary of his stunning trade from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings on Aug. 9 1988, Wayne Gretzky was more focused on the future of hockey than his own past.

Blackhawks announce plans for public visitation for Mikita

CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks have announced plans for a public visitation for Hall of Fame forward Stan Mikita on Sunday.

Stan Mikita, who led Blackhawks to 1961 title, dies at 78

CHICAGO — When Stan Mikita got back together with the Chicago Blackhawks, it was clear how much the reconciliation meant to the Hall of Fame forward. He became a team ambassador, and then got a bronze statue outside the United Center.
Stan Mikita, who led Blackhawks to 1961 title, dies at 78

Stan Mikita, who led Blackhawks to 1961 title, dies at 78

CHICAGO — Stan Mikita, the hockey great who helped the Chicago Blackhawks to the 1961 Stanley Cup title while becoming one of the franchise's most revered figures, died Tuesday. He was 78.
Stan Mikita, who led Blackhawks to 1961 title, dies at 78

Stan Mikita, who led Blackhawks to 1961 title, dies at 78

CHICAGO — Hockey great Stan Mikita has died at 78. His death was announced Tuesday by the Chicago Blackhawks, the team he helped lead to the Stanley Cup in 1961. The Blackhawks did not disclose details but said he was with his family.

Capitals hire Arniel, Cashman as assistant coaches

ARLINGTON, Va. — The defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals filled out new coach Todd Reirden's staff Monday by hiring Scott Arniel and Reid Cashman as assistants.
Golden Knights sign Karlsson to $5.25M, 1-year deal

Golden Knights sign Karlsson to $5.25M, 1-year deal

LAS VEGAS — William Karlsson and the Vegas Golden Knights avoided arbitration with a $5.25 million, one-year contract for the high-scoring forward. General manager George McPhee announced the deal Saturday.
Ducks sign G John Gibson to 8-year, $51.2 million extension

Ducks sign G John Gibson to 8-year, $51.2 million extension

ANAHEIM, Calif. — John Gibson has grown up with the Anaheim Ducks, and they want the goalie guarding their net for many years to come. Gibson agreed to an eight-year, $51.
Stars sign restricted free agent Gemel Smith to $720K deal

Stars sign restricted free agent Gemel Smith to $720K deal

FRISCO, Texas — The Dallas Stars have re-signed restricted free agent centre Gemel Smith to a $720,000, one-year contract. Smith has played in parts of the last two NHL seasons with the Stars. He was their fourth-round draft pick in 2012.