Defenceman Dmitry Orlov signs $30.6-million US deal with Capitals
Dmitry Orlov set a career high in points before signing a new contract in Washington. (Claus Andersen/Getty Images) The Washington Capitals re-signed Dmitry Orlov on Friday to a $30.6 million US, six-year deal, a contract that reflects his improvement on the ice. Orlov, who has become one of Caps’... Read more
Former Sabres captain Pominville headed back to Buffalo in 4-player deal
Minnesota dealt Jason Pominville, pictured, back to Buffalo along with defenceman Marco Scandella in exchange for forwards Marcus Foligno and Tyler Ennis. (Jim Mone/The Associated Press) The Buffalo Sabres began transforming their underperforming defence by acquiring Marco Scandella in a trade with the Minnesota Wild on Friday. Former Sabres... Read more
End of an era? Jaromir Jagr heads into free agency with uncertain future
Jaromir Jagr is having difficulty finding a new team, casting the 45-year-old’s NHL future in doubt as he heads into free agency. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Jaromir Jagr wants to play at least one more season in the NHL. It’s unclear if any team wants him. The 45-year-old forward, not... Read more
Flames re-sign Kris Versteeg to 1-year contract
Veteran forward Kris Versteeg agreed to a one-year, $1.75 million US deal with the Calgary Flames on Thursday. (Getty Images) Veteran forward Kris Versteeg and the Calgary Flames agreed to a one-year contract on Thursday worth $1.75 million US. Versteeg spent last season with the Flames after signing with... Read more
Oilers to buy out forward Benoit Pouliot
The Oilers on Thursday placed forward Benoit Pouliot on unconditional waivers for the purposes of buying out the remainder of his contract. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press) The Edmonton Oilers have placed forward Benoit Pouliot on unconditional waivers with the purposes of buying out his contract. NHL free agency tracker... Read more
NHL’s off-seasons not as fun as NBA’s
Connor McDavid signed an eight-year extension to stay with the Oilers until at least 2026. (Jeffrey T. Barnes/The Canadian Press) On the same day that Connor McDavid was nearing agreement on an eight-year extension with the Edmonton Oilers, another star was moving elsewhere in the National Basketball Association. Unlike... Read more
Senators sign goalie Mike Condon to 3-year extension
The Ottawa Senators announced on Wednesday that they have signed goaltender Mike Condon to a three-year extension. Condon, 27, was acquired from the Pittsburgh Penguins in November. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press) The Ottawa Senators have signed goaltender Mike Condon to a three-year contract extension worth an average annual value... Read more
Oilers’ Connor McDavid to sign $106M deal: reports
Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers is slated to get a big pay raise in a year, according to reports. (Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images) Connor McDavid just took home his first NHL MVP award, and now he’s on the verge of becoming the league’s highest-paid player. The 20-year-old... Read more
Oilers sign Eric Gryba to 2-year contract extension
Edmonton Oilers’ Eric Gryba signed a two-year contract extension on Tuesday. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press) The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman Eric Gryba to a two-year contract extension. Gryba, 29, appeared in 40 games with the Oilers last season, posting six points (two goals, four assists) and 65 penalty... Read more
Former Sens’ D-man Marc Methot traded from Vegas to Dallas
Former Ottawa Senators defenceman Marc Methot has been traded from the Vegas Golden Knights to the Dallas Stars. (Jana Chytilova/Getty Images) The Dallas Stars have acquired veteran defenceman Marc Methot in a trade with the Vegas Golden Knights. Dallas sent goaltending prospect Dylan Ferguson and a 2020 second-round pick... Read more