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  • Capitals re-sign G Copley
    By The Sports Xchange / Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    The Washington Capitals re-signed goaltender Pheonix Copley to a two-year, $1.3 million contract on Wednesday.

    • Copley's contract is a two-way NHL/AHL deal ($650,000/$200,000) during the 2017-18 season and one-way ($650,000) during the 2018-19 season.

      Copley, 25, posted a 26-11-3 record with one shutout, a 2.25 goals-against average and .924 save percentage in 41 American Hockey League games with the Chicago Wolves and Hershey Bears in 2016-17.

      The North Pole, Alaska, native owns a 58-31-6 record with seven shutouts, a 2.42 goals-against average and .919 save percentage in 104 career AHL games.

      The 6-foot-4, 196-pound Copley has appeared in two career NHL games with the St. Louis Blues. He made his NHL debut on Feb. 27, 2016, and made 24 saves in his first career NHL start on Jan. 21 at Winnipeg. The Capitals acquired Copley from the Blues on Feb. 27.

  • Union standout Foo to join Flames
    By The Sports Xchange / Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    Right winger Spencer Foo, formerly of Union College, committed to the Calgary Flames, the team announced in a release Tuesday.

    • Foo, a highly sought-after NCAA star, came into his own this past season, scoring 26 goals and 62 points. The 6-foot, 185-pounder finished his collegiate career with 49 goals and 62 assists.

      Foo, a 23-year-old native of Edmonton, Alberta, was a finalist for the 2016-17 Hobey Baker Memorial Award, given to the NCAA's top player. He was also named an All-ECAC Hockey First Team selection.

      The signing won't be official until Saturday, when the NHL's free agency window opens.

  • NHL notebook: Stars buy out G Niemi's contract
    By The Sports Xchange / Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    Antti Niemi's time in Dallas is over after the Stars announced Tuesday they bought out the remainder of the goaltender's contract, which had one year and $4.5 million left on it.

    • Two thirds of Niemi's salary ($3 million) will be spread out over the next two seasons and the team will incur an annual salary cap hit of $1.5 million.

      The 33-year-old Finnish player was 12-12-4 record with a .892 save percentage and a 3.30 goals against average in 37 games (30 starts) last season for the Stars, who missed the playoffs after finishing 34-37-11.

      Niemi spent two seasons in Dallas, posting a 37-25-11 mark with a .900 save percentage and a 2.92 GAA. He has a career 227-125-51 record with a .913 save percentage and a 2.49 GAA in 423 career games (406 starts) over nine NHL seasons.

      --The Edmonton Oilers signed defenseman Eric Gryba to a two-year contract extension.

      Gryba, 29, appeared in 40 games last season -- his second with Edmonton and fifth in the NHL -- and had two goals and six points.

      The 6-foot-4, 225-pound Gryba was a physical presence for the Oilers, ranking second among the team's blueliners with 145 hits while blocking 47 shots.

      --Patrick Brown and Jake Chelios have agreed to one-year, two-way contracts with the Carolina Hurricanes, the team announced.

      Brown, a 25-year-old center, will be paid $650,000 at the NHL level or $160,000 at the AHL level next season. He is guaranteed at least $190,000. Brown skated in a career-high 14 NHL games last season but did not record a goal or an assist.

      Chelios, a 26-year-old defenseman, would also make $650,000 at the NHL level or $85,000 in the AHL. He led all Checkers' defenseman in scoring (four goals, 28 assists) with a career-high 32 points last season.

  • Oilers ink D Gryba to two-year extension
    By The Sports Xchange / Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    The Edmonton Oilers signed defenseman Eric Gryba to a two-year contract extension on Tuesday.

    • Gryba appeared in 40 games last season -- his second with Edmonton and fifth in the NHL -- and had two goals and six points.

      The 6-foot-4, 225-pound Gryba was a physical presence for the Oilers, ranking second among the team's blueliners with 145 hits while blocking 47 shots.

      A native of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, the 29-year-old Gryba has registered 41 points in 258 regular-season games with the Ottawa Senators and Edmonton.

  • Dallas buys out G Niemi's contract
    By The Sports Xchange / Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    Antti Niemi's time in Dallas is over after the Stars announced Tuesday they have bought out the remainder of the goaltender's contract, which had one year and $4.5 million left on it.

    • Two thirds of Niemi's salary ($3 million) will be spread out over the next two seasons and the team will incur an annual salary cap hit of $1.5 million.

      The 33-year-old Finnish player was 12-12-4 record with a .892 save percentage and a 3.30 goals against average in 37 games (30 starts) last season for the Stars, who missed the playoffs after finishing 34-37-11.

      In May, the Stars acquired former All-Star goalie Ben Bishop from the Los Angeles Kings for a 2017 fourth-round draft pick.

      Niemi spent two seasons in Dallas, posting a 37-25-11 mark with a .900 save percentage and a 2.92 GAA.

      He has a career 227-125-51 record with a .913 save percentage and a 2.49 GAA in 423 career games (406 starts) over nine NHL seasons.

      Niemi began his career with the Blackhawks in the 2008-09 season, spending two seasons with Chicago and winning a Stanley Cup championship with the team in 2010.

      He signed as a free agent with the Sharks in September 2010 and played five seasons with San Jose, leading all NHL goalies in victories (24) in the 2012-13 season.

      On Monday, the Stars acquired expansion draft pick and defenseman Marc Methot from the Vegas Golden Knights for a 2020 second-round pick and goalie Dylan Ferguson.

  • Hurricanes sign C Brown, D Chelios to two-way deals
    By The Sports Xchange / Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    Patrick Brown and Jake Chelios have agreed to one-year, two-way contracts with the Carolina Hurricanes, the team announced Tuesday.

    • Brown, a 25-year-old center, will be paid $650,000 at the NHL level or $160,000 at the AHL level next season, per the team. He is guaranteed at least $190,000.

      Brown skated in a career-high 14 NHL games last season but did not record a goal or an assist in an average of 9:43 of ice time. He had 12 goals and 16 assists in 66 games with the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL.

      Chelios, a 26-year-old defenseman, would also make $650,000 at the NHL level or $85,000 in the AHL, the team said.

      He led all Checkers' defenseman in scoring (four goals, 28 assists) with a career-high 32 points last season.

      Chelios is the only Checkers' player to appear in all 76 of the team's games in 2016-17, and his plus-21 rating from Jan. 10 until the end of the season ranked second among all AHL players.

      The Hurricanes (36-31-15) missed the playoffs last season after finishing seventh out of eight teams in the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference.

  • Vegas trades expansion pick Methot to Dallas
    By The Sports Xchange / Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    Just a few days after the new Las Vegas team selected Marc Methot in the NHL expansion draft, the Golden Knights traded the veteran defenseman to the Dallas Stars on Monday.

    • The 32-year-old Methot was dealt to the Stars for goaltending prospect Dylan Ferguson and a 2020 second-round draft pick.

      Methot had been selected by Vegas in the expansion draft from the Ottawa Senators, who reached the Eastern Conference final before eventually losing to the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins.

      With the Senators, Methot was paired on defense with Erik Karlsson, who won the Norris Trophy and was twice a finalist when the two played together.

      In 68 regular-season games in 2016-17, Methot finished with no goals, 12 assists and 24 penalty minutes. In 11 seasons and 579 career games with the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Senators, Methot has 120 points.

      In Dallas, Methot could be paired on defense with John Klingberg.

      "He has proven to be a capable and steady defenseman that can play well with an offensive-minded partner, and he will add a tremendous amount of leadership and experience to our blue line," Stars general manager Jim Nill said of Methot, who has two years remaining on his current contract.

      Ferguson was selected in the seventh round of the NHL draft last weekend by the Stars. The 18-year-old posted a 16-10-2 record with a 2.74 goals-against average and a .922 save percentage with Kamloops in the Western Hockey League this past season.

  • Blues allow RW Yakupov to become free agent
    By The Sports Xchange / Monday, June 26, 2017

    The St. Louis Blues opted against extending a qualifying offer to right winger Nail Yakupov on Monday, making the top overall pick of the 2012 draft an unrestricted free agent.

    • Yakupov collected just nine points (three goals, six assists) in 40 games last season after spending four years with the Edmonton Oilers. The 23-year-old Russian, who will be free to sign with any team July 1, scored 57 goals and set up 67 others in 292 career games.

      The Blues tendered qualifying offers to five other restricted free agents: defensemen Colton Parayko and Petteri Lindbohm, forwards Magnus Paajarvi and Oskar Sundqvist, and goaltender Jordan Binnington.

      St. Louis also re-signed forward Wade Megan to a one-year, two-way contract. The 26-year-old led the American Hockey League with 33 goals and finished fourth with 66 points in 73 games with the Chicago Wolves.

  • NHL notebook: Selanne heads Hockey Hall of Fame selections
    By The Sports Xchange / Monday, June 26, 2017

    Teemu Selanne will see a familiar face when he is inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

    • "The Finnish Flash" will be joined by longtime teammate and close friend Paul Kariya as part of the Class of 2017, which was announced on Monday afternoon. Dave Andreychuk and Mark Recchi were also included to go along with Team Canada women's star Danielle Goyette and builders Clare Drake and Jeremy Jacobs.

      The 2017 Induction Celebration will be held at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto on Nov. 13.

      Selanne began his decorated career by leading the NHL with a 76-goal season in 1992-93 with the Winnipeg Jets, winning the Calder Trophy as the league's top rookie. The 10-time All-Star showed no signs of slowing down during his 21-season career, collecting 1,457 points (684 goals, 773 assists) in 1,451 games.

      Selanne's goal total is 11th-best all-time, while Andreychuk's 640 ranks 14th and Recchi's 577 is good enough for 20th on the NHL's career list.

      --The Edmonton Oilers signed forward Zack Kassian to a three-year contract extension.

      The deal is worth a reported $5.85 million.

      Kassian, 26, appeared in 79 games with the Oilers last season, posting 24 points (seven goals, 17 assists) and 101 penalty minutes. He also recorded three goals and 27 penalty minutes in 13 playoff games.

      The 6-foot-3, 207-pound Kassian owns 98 points (45 goals, 53 assists) and 522 penalty minutes in 313 career NHL games.

      --The Dallas Stars signed defenseman Esa Lindell to a two-year, $4.4-million contract extension.

      The Stars also announced the signing of forward Mark McNeill to a one-year, two-way contract extension.

      Lindell, 23, posted 18 points (six goals, 12 assists) in 73 games for Dallas during 2016-17, his first full season in the NHL. He finished second on the team averaging 21:52 on ice per game and finished second with 119 blocked shots.

      McNeill, 24, appeared in one game for Dallas last season, recording one shot on goal and one blocked shot. He split the majority of the season between Rockford and Texas of the AHL, appearing in 79 games and posting 39 points (nine goals, 30 assists).

      --The Tampa Bay Lightning re-signed defenseman Andrej Sustr to a one-year, $1.95 million contract.

      The Lightning also re-signed forward Yanni Gourde to a two-year, one-way contract worth $1 million per season.

      Sustr, 26, played in 80 games with the Lightning in 2016-17, recording 14 points (three goals, 11 assists) and 43 penalty minutes. The Plzen, Czech Republic, native also played in six games for his country at the 2016 World Cup, netting one goal.

      Gourde, 25, skated in 20 games with the Lightning during the 2016-17 season, posting six goals, two assists and eight penalty minutes.

      --The Carolina Hurricanes agreed to terms with forward Derek Ryan on a one-year contract.

      The deal will pay Ryan $1.425 million for the 2017-18 season, the team announced.

      "Derek proved he belonged in the NHL last season," Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis said in a statement. "He brings skill and versatility to our lineup and sets an example for our younger players with his character and determination off the ice."

      Ryan, 30, established NHL career highs in goals (11), assists (18) and points (29) in 2016-17. He led the Hurricanes in shooting percentage (14.1) and was tied for fourth on the team in power-play goals (four) and eighth in power-play points (eight).

      --The Buffalo Sabres signed defenseman Taylor Fedun to a two-year, two-way contract.

      Fedun, 29, appeared in 27 games with the Sabres last season, recording a career-high seven points with seven assists. The 6-foot-1, 198-pound Fedun owns 14 points (two goals, 12 assists) through parts of four NHL seasons.

      The Edmonton, Alberta, native also appeared in 29 American Hockey League games for the Rochester Americans last season, totaling 23 points (five goals, 18 assists).

      Sabres general manager Jason Botterill also announced the hiring of Randy Sexton and Steve Greeley to serve as assistant GMs. Sexton also will be the general manager of the Sabres' AHL affiliate in Rochester.

      --The Anaheim Ducks signed defenseman Korbinian Holzer to a two-year contract extension through the 2018-19 season.

      Holzer, 29, owns 19 points (four goals, 15 assists) and 88 penalty minutes in 119 career NHL games with the Ducks and Toronto Maple Leafs. He established career highs in points (seven) and tied his career best in goals (two) with the Ducks last season.

      The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Holzer, acquired from the Maple Leafs in March 2015, has two goals, eight assists and 33 penalty minutes in 61 career games with the Ducks. He also made his debut in the Stanley Cup playoffs in 2017, going scoreless with 18 penalty minutes in five postseason games.

      The Munich, Germany, native was selected by Toronto in the fourth round of the 2006 NHL draft.

      --Minnesota Wild restricted free-agent defenseman Gustav Olofsson agreed to terms on a two-year, $1.45 million contract, the team announced.

      Olofsson will receive $675,000 in 2017-18 and $775.000 in 2018-19.

      The 22-year-old Swede had three assists and two penalty minutes in 13 games with Minnesota last season. He also had 24 points (six goals, 18 assists) in 59 games in 2016-17 with Iowa of the American Hockey League.

      Olofsson was a second-round selection of the Wild in the 2013 NHL draft.

  • Wild, D Olofsson reach agreement on two-year deal
    By The Sports Xchange / Monday, June 26, 2017

    Minnesota Wild restricted free-agent defenseman Gustav Olofsson agreed to terms on a two-year, $1.45 million contract, the team announced Monday.

    • Olofsson will receive $675,000 in 2017-18 and $775.000 in 2018-19.

      The 22-year-old Swede had three assists and two penalty minutes in 13 games with Minnesota last season. He also had 24 points (six goals, 18 assists) in 59 games in 2016-17 with Iowa of the American Hockey League.

      Olofsson was a second-round selection of the Wild in the 2013 NHL draft.

  • Selanne heads Hockey Hall of Fame selections
    By The Sports Xchange / Monday, June 26, 2017

    Teemu Selanne will see a familiar face when he is inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

    • "The Finnish Flash" will be joined by longtime teammate and close friend Paul Kariya as part of the Class of 2017, which was announced on Monday afternoon. Dave Andreychuk and Mark Recchi were also included to go along with Team Canada women's star Danielle Goyette and builders Clare Drake and Jeremy Jacobs.

      The 2017 Induction Celebration will be held at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto on Nov. 13.

      Selanne began his decorated career by leading the NHL with a 76-goal season in 1992-93 with the Winnipeg Jets, winning the Calder Trophy as the league's top rookie. The 10-time All-Star showed no signs of slowing down during his 21-season career, collecting 1,457 points (684 goals, 773 assists) in 1,451 games.

      Selanne's goal total is 11th-best all-time, while Andreychuk's 640 ranks 14th and Recchi's 577 is good enough for 20th on the NHL's career list.

      "I'm lucky to have played with great people wherever I went in hockey," said Selanne, whose No. 8 is retired by the Anaheim Ducks. "The game is a team effort and I have a long list of those who helped me."

      Kariya's name likely is high on that list. The two-time Lady Byng recipient set up Selanne for many goals in Anaheim and finished with 989 points (402 goals, 587 assists) in 989 career games. He finished in the top seven in league scoring on four different occasions.

      "I have to thank all of the countless people in my life who helped me get here," said Kariya, who was in his fifth year of eligibility. "My parents sacrificed so that I could play the game and I wouldn't be receiving this honor if it wasn't for them."

      Ducks owners Henry and Susan Samueli issued the following statement congratulating Selanne and Kariya.

      "What a tremendous day for our franchise to have two players named 2017 Hockey Hall of Fame inductees!" the statement read. "Both Teemu and Paul now rightfully take their place among legendary players in the history of the sport.

      "The relationship Teemu has with our fans is unparalleled in professional sports. Paul was the first true face of our franchise and helped put the organization on the map. Congratulations to both!"

      Andreychuk, who was a two-time All-Star, gained entry into the Hall in his ninth year of eligibility. The 53-year-old captained the Tampa Bay Lightning to the Stanley Cup in 2004 and has scored the most power-play goals (274) in league history.

      "When I look back I always think of hockey as a team game and it was never about me," said Andreychuk, who had 698 assists. "As a player it is how we are taught and that makes this individual award even more unique."

      Recchi won three Stanley Cup titles with three different teams (Pittsburgh Penguins, Carolina Hurricanes and Boston Bruins), becoming only the 10th player in NHL history to accomplish the feat. A seven-time All-Star, Recchi recorded three 100-point campaigns over his 22 seasons and ranks fourth all-time in games played (1,652).

      "I can't thank the Selection Committee enough for this recognition," Recchi said after his fourth attempt to gain entry into the Hall of Fame. "It's an incredible feeling and the icing on the cake after 22 years of playing the game."

      Goyette netted the lone goal for Team Canada in the inaugural 1998 gold-medal game in Nagano. The 51-year-old Quebec native notched 113 goals and 105 assists in 171 international contests, claiming two Olympic gold medals, one silver and seven gold medals on the World Championship stage.

      "The Hockey Hall of Fame is where the people I have looked up to all my life are enshrined, " Goyette said. "It will be an amazing honor for me to be with them."

      Drake, 88, coached the University of Alberta to six University Cup championships during his 28-year run behind the bench. He remains the only coach to win a national title in both hockey and football in the same year.

      "I am truly humbled to be elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame," Drake said. "As a Canadian university hockey coach this honor is truly special."

      Jacobs, 77, has owned the Bruins since he purchased the team in 1975 and has served as chairman of the league's Board of Governors since 2007. He won the Lester Patrick Award for service to hockey in the United States in 2015.

      "Being elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame was the furthest thing from my mind when I purchased the team over 40 years ago," Jacobs said. "To be honored in the same way as former Flames' governor Harley Hotchkiss is truly humbling."

  • Oilers F Kassian inks three-year extension
    By The Sports Xchange / Monday, June 26, 2017

    The Edmonton Oilers signed forward Zack Kassian to a three-year contract extension on Monday.

    • The deal is worth a reported $5.85 million.

      Kassian, 26, appeared in 79 games with the Oilers last season, posting 24 points (seven goals, 17 assists) and 101 penalty minutes. He also recorded three goals and 27 penalty minutes in 13 playoff games.

      The 6-foot-3, 207-pound Kassian owns 98 points (45 goals, 53 assists) and 522 penalty minutes in 313 career NHL games.

      The Windsor, Ontario native has represented Canada internationally, most recently at the 2011 World Hockey Championship.

      Kassian was selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the first round (13th overall) of the 2009 NHL draft.

  • Sabres sign D Fedun to 2-year pact
    By The Sports Xchange / Monday, June 26, 2017

    The Buffalo Sabres signed defenseman Taylor Fedun to a two-year, two-way contract on Monday.

    • Fedun, 29, appeared in 27 games with the Sabres last season, recording a career-high seven points with seven assists. The 6-foot-1, 198-pound Fedun owns 14 points (two goals, 12 assists) through parts of four NHL seasons.

      The Edmonton, Alberta, native also appeared in 29 American Hockey League games for the Rochester Americans last season, totaling 23 points (five goals, 18 assists).

      Sabres general manager Jason Botterill also announced the hiring of Randy Sexton and Steve Greeley to serve as assistant GMs.

      Sexton also will be the general manager of the Sabres' AHL affiliate in Rochester.

      "Randy and I developed a positive working relationship during our time in Pittsburgh and I think his experience and insight will be advantageous for our front office," Botterill said in a statement. "In Steve, we have hired a talented hockey executive who will offer unique insight to our organization. They both have experience at all levels of the game and we think they will be valuable assets for the Buffalo Sabres moving forward."

      Sexton spent the last seven seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins' scouting department after joining the team as assistant director of amateur scouting in 2010-11, including the last two seasons as director of amateur scouting.

      Greeley comes to the Sabres after two seasons as the assistant director of player personnel with the New York Rangers.

      Mark Jakubowski, who has served as the Sabres' assistant general manager since the 2014-15 season, will become the vice president of hockey administration.

  • Ducks extend contract of D Holzer
    By The Sports Xchange / Monday, June 26, 2017

    The Anaheim Ducks signed defenseman Korbinian Holzer to a two-year contract extension Monday through the 2018-19 season.

    • Holzer, 29, owns 19 points (four goals, 15 assists) and 88 penalty minutes in 119 career NHL games with the Ducks and Toronto Maple Leafs. He established career highs in points (seven) and tied his career best in goals (two) with the Ducks last season.

      The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Holzer, acquired from the Maple Leafs in March 2015, has two goals, eight assists and 33 penalty minutes in 61 career games with the Ducks. He also made his debut in the Stanley Cup playoffs in 2017, going scoreless with 18 penalty minutes in five postseason games.

      The Munich, Germany, native was selected by Toronto in the fourth round of the 2006 NHL draft.

  • Stars ink D Lindell to 2-year extension
    By The Sports Xchange / Monday, June 26, 2017

    The Dallas Stars signed defenseman Esa Lindell to a two-year, $4.4-million contract extension on Monday.

    • The Stars also announced the signing of forward Mark McNeill to a one-year, two-way contract extension.

      Lindell, 23, posted 18 points (six goals, 12 assists) in 73 games for Dallas during 2016-17, his first full season in the NHL. He finished second on the team averaging 21:52 on ice per game and finished second with 119 blocked shots

      Lindell spent parts of each of his past three seasons playing for Dallas' American Hockey League affiliate, the Texas Stars. In 80 games played with Texas, he tallied 44 points (14 goals, 30 assists).

      "Esa displayed great composure during his first season in the NHL and we look forward to his continued development as a top player on our defense," Stars general manager Jim Nill said in a statement.

      The 6-foot-3, 215-pound native of Vantaa, Finland, was originally selected by Dallas in the third round of the 2012 NHL draft. Lindell represented Finland in the 2014 World Junior Championship, the 2015 World Championship and the 2016 World Championship.

      McNeill, 24, appeared in one game for Dallas last season, recording one shot on goal and one blocked shot. He split the majority of the season between Rockford and Texas of the AHL, appearing in 79 games and posting 39 points (nine goals, 30 assists).

      The 6-2, 214-pound McNeill was originally selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round (18th overall) of the 2011 NHL draft. The native of Langley, British Columbia, was acquired by Dallas on Feb. 28.

  • Lightning re-sign D Sustr, F Gourde
    By The Sports Xchange / Monday, June 26, 2017

    The Tampa Bay Lightning re-signed defenseman Andrej Sustr to a one-year, $1.95 million contract on Monday.

    • The Lightning also re-signed forward Yanni Gourde to a two-year, one-way contract worth $1 million per season.

      Sustr, 26, played in 80 games with the Lightning in 2016-17, recording 14 points (three goals, 11 assists) and 43 penalty minutes. The Plzen, Czech Republic, native also played in six games for his country at the 2016 World Cup, netting one goal.

      The 6-foot-7, 220-pound Sustr owns 56 points (eight goals, 48 assists) and 123 penalty minutes in 274 career NHL games, all with the Lightning over five seasons. Tampa Bay signed Sustr as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Nebraska-Omaha in 2013.

      Gourde, 25, skated in 20 games with the Lightning during the 2016-17 season, posting six goals, two assists and eight penalty minutes.

      The 5-9, 172-pound Gourde has six goals and three assists in 22 career NHL games, all with the Lightning. The Narcisse, Quebec, native also played in 56 games with the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League last season, registering 48 points (22 goals, 26 assists) and 54 penalty minutes. Gourde went undrafted and originally signed with the Lightning in 2014.

  • Hurricanes re-sign F Ryan to one-year deal
    By The Sports Xchange / Monday, June 26, 2017

    The Carolina Hurricanes agreed to terms with forward Derek Ryan on a one-year contract Monday.

    • The deal will pay Ryan $1.425 million for the 2017-18 season, the team announced.

      "Derek proved he belonged in the NHL last season," Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis said in a statement. "He brings skill and versatility to our lineup and sets an example for our younger players with his character and determination off the ice."

      Ryan, 30, established NHL career highs in goals (11), assists (18) and points (29) in 2016-17. He led the Hurricanes in shooting percentage (14.1) and was tied for fourth on the team in power-play goals (four) and eighth in power-play points (eight).

      Ryan was a finalist for the NHL's Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, awarded annually to the player who best exemplifies qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to the game.

      The Spokane, Wash., native was signed by the Hurricanes as a free agent in June 2015. Ryan owns 31 points (13 goals, 18 assists) in 73 career games with Carolina.

      Prior to signing his first NHL contract, Ryan was the MVP of the Swedish Hockey League in 2014-15, tallying 60 points (15 goals, 45 assists) in 55 games for Orebro. He also played in the American Hockey League and in Austria.

      The Hurricanes also agreed to terms with defenseman Trevor Carrick on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Carrick $670,000 on the NHL level or $77,500 on the AHL level in 2017-18.

      Carrick, 22, scored four goals and added 12 assists in 57 AHL games with the Charlotte Checkers last season. The Stouffville, Ontario, native has 90 points (20 goals, 70 assists) in 203 career AHL games with the Checkers.

      Carrick was selected by the Hurricanes in the fourth round of the 2012 NHL draft. He appeared in two NHL games in 2015-16, with three shots on goal.

  • NHL notebook: Ex-players' sons drafted on second day
    By The Sports Xchange / Saturday, June 24, 2017

    Center Skyler Brind'Amour and goaltender Cayden Primeau were among more than a dozen players with NHL bloodlines who were chosen on the second and final day of the draft in Chicago on Saturday.

    • Brind'Amour is the son of Rod Brind'Amour, who had 1,184 points during a career that included a Stanley Cup championship with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006. The Edmonton Oilers chose the younger Brind'Amour with the 177th pick in the sixth round.

      Primeau's father, Keith, and uncle, Wayne, combined for more than 300 goals. Cayden Primeau was taken by the Montreal Canadiens in the seventh round (No. 199).

      --The New York Islanders acquired three draft picks from the Calgary Flames in exchange for defenseman Travis Hamonic and a fourth-round selection.

      The Islanders sent Hamonic and the fourth-round pick in 2019 or 2020 to Calgary in exchange for next year's first-round pick, a 2018 second-round pick and a second-round pick in 2019 or 2020.

      Hamonic, 26, recorded 14 points (three goals, 11 assists) in 49 games this past season with the Islanders. He owns 146 points (26 goals, 120 assists) in 444 career games over seven seasons with the Islanders.

      --The Los Angeles Kings signed forward Andy Andreoff to a two-year contract extension that will have an annual average value of $677,500.

      Andreoff, 26, appeared in 36 games this past season with the Kings, posting two assists and 70 penalty minutes. He owns 15 points (10 goals, five assists) and 164 penalty minutes in 114 games over three seasons in the NHL.

      --The Winnipeg Jets agreed to terms with defenseman Ben Chiarot on a two-year contract with an average annual value of $1.4 million.

      Chiarot, 26, played in 59 games with the Jets this past season and established a career-high 12 points (two goals, 10 assists) before suffering a season-ending upper-body injury on March 19 against the Minnesota Wild.

  • NHL draft picks (Rounds 2 through 7)
    By The Sports Xchange / Saturday, June 24, 2017

    Saturday's NHL draft (rounds 2 through 7):

    • Round 2

      32. Colorado Avalanche: Conor Timmins, D, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)

      33. Vancouver Canucks: Kole Lind, RW, Kelowna (WHL)

      34. Vegas Golden Knights: Nicolas Hague, D, Mississauga (OHL)

      35. Philadelphia Flyers: Isaac Ratcliffe, LW, Guelph (OHL)

      36. New Jersey Devils: Jesper Boqvist, C, Brynas (Sweden)

      37. Buffalo Sabres: Marcus Davidsson, C, Djurgarden (Sweden)

      38. Detroit Red Wings: Gustav Lindstrom, D, Almtuna (Sweden-2)

      39. Dallas Stars: Jason Robertson, LW, Kingston (OHL)

      40. Florida Panthers: Aleksi Heponiemi, C, Swift Current (WHL)

      41. Los Angeles Kings: Jaret Anderson-Dolan, C, Spokane (WHL)

      42. Carolina Hurricanes: Eetu Luostarinen, C, Kalpa (Finland)

      43. Winnipeg Jets: Dylan Samberg, D, Hermantown (High-MN)

      44. Arizona Coyotes: Filip Westerlund, D, Frolunda (Sweden)

      45. Columbus Blue Jackets: Alexandre Texier, C, Grenoble (France)

      46. New York Islanders: Robin Salo, D, Sport (Finland)

      47. Ottawa Senators: Alex Formenton, LW, London (OHL)

      48. Tampa Bay Lightning: Alexander Volkov, RW, SKA St. Petersburg 2 (Russia Jr.)

      49. San Jose Sharks: Mario Ferraro, D, Des Moines (USHL)

      50. Anaheim Ducks: Maxime Comtois, LW, Victoriaville (QMJHL)

      51. Pittsburgh Penguins: Zachary Lauzon, D, Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL)

      52. Carolina Hurricanes: Luke Martin, D, Michigan (Big Ten)

      53. Boston Bruins: Jack Studnicka, C, Oshawa (OHL)

      54. Buffalo Sabres: Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, G, HPK Jr. (Finland Jr.)

      55. Vancouver Canucks: Jonah Gadjovich, LW, Owen Sound (OHL)

      56. Montreal Canadiens: Josh Brook, D, Moose Jaw (WHL)

      57. Chicago Blackhawks: Ian Mitchell, D, Spruce Grove (AJHL)

      58. Montreal Canadiens: Joni Ikonen, C, Frolunda Jr. (Sweden-Jr.)

      59. Toronto Maple Leafs: Eemeli Rasanen, D, Kingston (OHL)

      60. Anaheim Ducks: Antoine Morand, C, Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL)

      61. Nashville Predators: Grant Mismash, LW, USA U-18

      62. Vegas Golden Knights: Jake Leschyshyn, C, Regina (WHL)

      Round 3

      63. New Jersey Devils: Fabian Zetterlund, LW, Farjestad Jr. (Sweden-Jr.)

      64. Vancouver Canucks: Michael DiPietro, G, Windsor (OHL)

      65. Vegas Golden Knights: Jonas Rondbjerg, RW, Vaxjo, Jr. (Sweden-Jr.)

      66. Florida Panthers: Maxwell Gildon, D, USA U-18

      67. Carolina Hurricanes: Morgan Geekie, C, Tri-City (WHL)

      68. Montreal Canadiens: Scott Walford, D, Victoria (WHL)

      69. Arizona Coyotes: Mackenzie Entwistle, RW, Hamilton (OHL)

      70. Chicago Blackhawks: Andrei Altybarmakyan, RW, Lvy St. Petersburg 2 (Russia-Jr.)

      71. Detroit Red Wings: Kasper Kotkansalo, D, Sioux Falls (USHL)

      72. Los Angeles Kings: Matt Villalta, G, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)

      73. Carolina Hurricanes: Stelio Mattheos, RW, Brandon (WHL)

      74. Winnipeg Jets: Johnathan Kovacevic, D, Merrimack (H-East)

      75. Arizona Coyotes: Nate Schnarr, C, Guelph (OHL)

      76. Tampa Bay Lightning: Alexei Lipanov, C, Balashikha (Russia-2)

      77. New York Islanders: Benjamin Mirageas, D, Chicago (USHL)

      78. Edmonton Oilers: Stuart Skinner, G, Lethbridge (WHL)

      79. Detroit Red Wings: Luke Zablocki, RW, Red Deer (WHL)

      80. Philadelphia Flyers: Kirill Ustimenko, G, Dynamo St. Petersburg 2 (Russia-Jr.)

      81. New Jersey Devils: Reilly Walsh, D, Proctor Academy (High-NH)

      82. Arizona Coyotes: Cameron Crotty, D, Brockville (CCHL)

      83. Detroit Red Wings: Zach Gallant, C, Peterborough (OHL)

      84. Edmonton Oilers: Dmitri Samorukov, D, Guelph (OHL)

      85. Minnesota Wild: Ivan Lodnia, RW, Erie (OHL)

      86. Columbus Blue Jackets: Daniil Tarasov, G, UFA 2 (Russia-Jr.)

      87. Montreal Canadiens: Cale Fleury, D, Kootenay (WHL)

      88. Detroit Red Wings: Keith Petruzzelli, G, Muskegon (USHL)

      89. Buffalo Sabres: Oskari Laaksonen, D, Ilves Jr. (Finland-Jr.)

      90. Chicago Blackhawks: Evan Barratt, C, USA U-18

      91. Anaheim Ducks: Jack Badini, C, Chicago (USHL)

      92. Nashville Predators: David Farrance, D, USA U-18

      93. Pittsburgh Penguins: Clayton Phillips, D, Fargo (USHL)

      Round 4

      94. Colorado Avalanche: Nick Henry, RW, Regina (WHL)

      95. Vancouver Canucks: Jack Rathbone, D, Dexter (High-MA)

      96. Vegas Golden Knights: Maksim Zhukov, G, Green Bay (USHL)

      97. Minnesota Wild: Mason Shaw, C, Medicine Hat (WHL)

      98. New Jersey Devils: Nikita Popugaev, LW, Prince George (WHL)

      99. Buffalo Sabres: Jacob Bryson, D, Providence (H-East)

      100. Detroit Red Wings: Malte Setkov, D, Malmo Jr. (Sweden-Jr.)

      101. Dallas Stars: Liam Hawel, C, Guelph (OHL)

      102. San Jose Sharks: Scott Reedy, C, USA U-18 (NTDP)

      103. Los Angeles Kings: Michael Anderson, D, Waterloo (USHL)

      104. Carolina Hurricanes: Eetu Makiniemi, G, Jokerit Jr. (Finland-Jr.)

      105. Winnipeg Jets: Santeri Virtanen, C, TPS Jr. (Finland-Jr.)

      106. Philadelphia Flyers: Matthew Strome, LW, Hamilton (OHL)

      107. Philadelphia Flyers: Maksim Sushko, RW, Owen Sound (OHL)

      108. Arizona Coyotes: Noel Hoefenmayer, D, Ottawa (OHL)

      109. Calgary Flames: Adam Ruzicka, C, Sarnia (OHL)

      110. Toronto Maple Leafs: Ian Scott, G, Prince Albert (WHL)

      111. Boston Bruins: Jeremy Swayman, G, Sioux Falls (USHL)

      112. Chicago Blackhawks: Tim Soderlund, C/LW, Skelleftea (Sweden)

      113. St. Louis Blues: Alexey Toropchenko, RW, MVD Balashika 2 (Russia-Jr.)

      114. Colorado Avalanche: Petr Kvaca, G, C. Budejovice (CZREP-2)

      115. Edmonton Oilers: Ostap Safin, RW, Sparta Jr. (CZREP-Jr.)

      116. Minnesota Wild: Bryce Misley, C, Oakville (OJHL)

      117. Columbus Blue Jackets: Emil Bemstrom, C, Leksand Jr. (Sweden-Jr.)

      118. Los Angeles Kings: Markus Phillips, D, Owen Sound (OHL)

      119. Chicago Blackhawks: Roope Laavainen, D, Jokerit Jr. (Finland-Jr.)

      120. Washington Capitals: Tobias Geisser, D, Zug Academy (Swiss-2)

      121. Ottawa Senators: Drake Batherson, C, Cape Breton (QMJHL)

      122. Anaheim Ducks: Kyle Olson, RW, Tri-City (WHL)

      123. New York Rangers: Brandon Crawley, D, London (OHL)

      124. Toronto Maple Leafs: Vladislav Kara, LW, Bars Kazan (Russia-2)

      Round 5

      125. Colorado Avalanche: Igor Shvyrev, C, Magnitogorsk 2 (Russia-Jr.)

      126. Arizona Coyotes: Michael Karow, D, Youngstown (USHL)

      127. Vegas Golden Knights: Lucas Elvenes, C/RW, Rogle Jr. (Sweden-Jr.)

      128. Arizona Coyotes: Tyler Steenbergen, C, Swift Current (WHL)

      129. New Jersey Devils: Gilles Senn, G, Davos (Swiss)

      130. St. Louis Blues: David Noel, D, Val-D' Or (QMJHL)

      131. Detroit Red Wings: Cole Fraser, D, Peterborough (OHL)

      132. Dallas Stars: Jacob Peterson, C, Frolunda Jr. (Sweden-Jr.)

      133. Florida Panthers: Tyler Inamoto, D, USA U-18 (NTDP)

      134. Los Angeles Kings: Cole Hults, D, Madison (USHL)

      135. Vancouver Canucks: Kristoffer Gunnarsson, D, Frolunda (Sweden)

      136. Winnipeg Jets: Leon Gawanke, D, Cape Breton (QMJHL)

      137. Philadelphia Flyers: Noah Cates, LW, Stillwater (High-MN)

      138. Los Angeles Kings: Drake Rymsha, C, Sarnia (OHL)

      139. New York Islanders: Sebastian Aho, D, Skelleftea (Sweden)

      140. Calgary Flames: Zac Fischer, RW, Medicine Hat (WHL)

      141. Toronto Maple Leafs: Fedor Gordeev, D, Flint (OHL)

      142. Vegas Golden Knights: Jonathan Dugan, LW, Northwood School (High-NY)

      143. New Jersey Devils: Marian Studenic, RW, Hamilton (OHL)

      144. Chicago Blackhawks: Parker Foo, LW, Brooks (AJHL)

      145. New York Rangers: Calle Sjalin, D, Ostersund (Sweden-3)

      146. Edmonton Oilers: Kirill Maksimov, RW, Niagra (OHL)

      147. Minnesota Wild: Jacob Golden, D, London (OHL)

      148. Columbus Blue Jackets: Kale Howarth, LW, Trail (BCHL)

      149. Montreal Canadiens: Jarret Tyszka, D, Seattle (WHL)

      150. Chicago Blackhawks: Jakub Galvas, D, Olomouc (CZREP)

      151. Washington Capitals: Sebastian Walfridsson, D, Modo Jr. (Sweden-Jr.)

      152. Pittsburgh Penguins: Jan Drozg, LW, Leksand U18 (Sweden Jr.-U18)

      153. Anaheim Ducks: Olle Eriksson Ek, G, Farjestad Jr. (Sweden-Jr.)

      154. Nashville Predators: Tomas Vomacka, G, Corpus Christi (NAHL)

      155. Pittsburgh Penguins: Linus Olund, C, Brynas (Sweden)

      Round 6

      156. Colorado Avalanche: Denis Smirnov, RW, Penn State (BIG 10)

      157. New York Rangers: Dominik Lakatos, C, Liberec (CZREP)

      158. Vegas Golden Knights: Nick Campoli, C, North York (OJHL)

      159. San Jose Sharks: Jacob McGrew, RW, Spokane (WHL)

      160. New Jersey Devils: Aarne Talvitie, C, Blues Jr. (Finland-Jr)

      161. Vegas Golden Knights: Jiri Patera, G, C. Budejovice Jr. (CZREP-Jr.)

      162. Detroit Red Wings: John Adams, RW, Fargo (USHL)

      163. Dallas Stars: Brett Davis, RW, Kootenay (WHL)

      164. Detroit Red Wings: Reilly Webb, D, Hamilton (OHL)

      165. New York Islanders: Arnaud Durandeau, LW, Halifax (QMJHL)

      166. Carolina Hurricanes: Brenden De Jong, D, Portland (WHL)

      167. Winnipeg Jets: Arvid Holm, G, Karskrona Jr. (Sweden-Jr.)

      168. Philadelphia Flyers:Olle Lycksell, RW, Linkoping Jr. (Sweden-Jr.)

      169. Tampa Bay Lightning: Nicklaus Perbix, D, Elk River (High-MN)

      170. Columbus Blue Jackets: Jonathan Davidsson, RW, Djurgarden (Sweden)

      171. Calgary Flames: D'Artagnan Joly, RW, Baie-Comeau (QMJHL)

      172. Toronto Maple Leafs: Ryan McGregor, C, Sarnia (OHL)

      173. Boston Bruins: Cedric Pare, C, Saint John (QMJHL)

      174. New York Rangers: Morgan Barron, C, St. Andrews College (High-ON)

      175. St. Louis Blues: Trenton Bourque, D, Owen Sound (OHL)

      176. Nashville Presators: Pavel Koltygin, C, Drummondville (QMJHL)

      177. Edmonton Oilers: Skyler Brind'Armour, C, Selects Academy U18 (USMAAAE)

      178. Minnesota Wild: Andrei Svetlakov, C, SKCA (Russia)

      179. Columbus Blue Jackets: Carson Meyer, RW, Miami (NCHC)

      180. Tampa Bay Lightning: Cole Guttman, C, Dubuque (USHL)

      181. Vancouver Canucks: Petrus Palmu, RW, Owen Sound (OHL)

      182. Washington Capitals: Benton Maass, D, Elk River (High-MN)

      183. Ottawa Senators: Jordan Hollett, G, Regina (WHL)

      184. Florida Panthers (from Ducks): Sebastian Repo, RW, Tappara (Finland)

      185. San Jose Sharks: Alexander Chmelevski, C, Ottawa (OHL)

      186. Pittsburgh Penguins: Antti Palojarvi, D, Lukko Jr. (Finland-Jr.)

      Round 7

      187. Colorado Avalanche: Nick Leivermann, D, Eden Prairie (High-MN)

      188. Vancouver Canucks: Matt Brassard, D, Oshawa (OHL)

      189. Vegas Golden Knights: Ben Jones, C, Niagara (OHL)

      190. Arizona Coyotes: Erik Walli Walterholm, RW, Djurgarden U18 (Sweden-Jr. U18)

      191. New Jersey Devils: Jocktan Chainey, D, Halifax (QMJHL)

      192. Buffalo Sabres: Linus Weissbach, LW, Saginaw (OHL)

      193. Detroit Red Wings: Brady Gilmour, C, Saginaw (OHL)

      194. Dallas Stars: Dylan Ferguson, G, Kamloops (WHL)

      195. Boston Bruins: Victor Berglund, D, Modo Jr. (Sweden-Jr.)

      196. Philadelphia Flyers: Wyatt Kalynuk, D, Bloomington (USHL)

      197. Carolina Hurricanes: Ville Rasanen, D, Jokipojat (Finland-2)

      198. Winnipeg Jets: Skyler McKenzie, LW, Portland (WHL)

      199. Philadelphia Flyers: Cayden Primeau, G, Lincoln (USHL)

      200. Tampa Bay Lightning: Samuel Walker, C, Edina (High-MN)

      201. New York Islanders: Logan Cockerill, LW, USA U-18 (NTDP)

      202. Calgary Flames: Filip Sveningsson, LW, HV 71 Jr. (Sweden-Jr.)

      203. Toronto Maple Leafs: Ryan O'Connell, D, St. Andrews College (High-ON)

      204. Boston Bruins: Daniel Bukac, D, Brandon (WHL)

      205. New Jersey Devils: Yegor Zaitsev, D, Balashikha (Russia-2)

      206. St. Louis Blues: Anton Andersson, D, Lulea Jr. (Sweden-Jr.)

      207. New York Rangers: Patrick Virta, C, TPS (Finland)

      208. Edmonton Oilers: Philip Kemp, D, USA U-18 (NTDP)

      209. Minnesota Wild: Nick Swaney, RW, Waterloo (USHL)

      210. Columbus Blue Jackets: Robbie Stucker, D, St. Thomas (High-MN)

      211. Winnipeg Jets: Croix Evingson, D, Shreveport (NAHL)

      212. San Jose Sharks: Ivan Chekhovich, LW, Baie-Comeau (QMJHL)

      213. Washington Capitals: Kristian Roykas Marthinsen, LW, Almunta Jr. (Sweden-Jr. 2)

      214. New Jersey Devils: Matthew Hellickson, D, Sioux City (USHL)

      215. Chicago Blackhawks: Joshua Ess, D, Lakeville South (High-MN)

      216. Nashville Predators: Jacob Paquette, D, Kingston (OHL)

      217. Pittsburgh Penguins: William Reilly, D, RPI (ECAC)

  • Sons of Brind'Amour, Primeau go on Day 2 of draft
    By The Sports Xchange / Saturday, June 24, 2017

    CHICAGO -- Center Skyler Brind'Amour and goaltender Cayden Primeau were among more than a dozen players with NHL bloodlines who were chosen on the second and final day of the draft Saturday afternoon.

    • Brind'Amour is the son of Rod Brind'Amour, who tallied 1,184 points during a prolific career that included a Stanley Cup championship with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006. The Edmonton Oilers selected the younger Brind'Amour with the 177th pick in the sixth round.

      Primeau's father, Keith, and uncle, Wayne, combined for more than 300 goals during their lengthy careers. Cayden Primeau was taken by the Montreal Canadiens in the seventh round (No. 199).

      The draft opened with the first round Friday night and concluded with Rounds 2-7 on Saturday. Countries that were most represented in the draft were Canada (77 players), the United States (50), Sweden (27), Finland (23) and Russia (18).

      Most trades on day two involved swapping draft picks, but two players were moved.

      The Calgary Flames acquired defenseman Travis Hamonic from the New York Islanders for a first-round pick and second-round pick in 2018, plus a second-round pick in 2019 or 2020. Hamonic tallied 146 points (26 goals, 120 assists) and 452 penalty minutes in 444 games with New York.

      The Vegas Golden Knights acquired right winger Keegan Kolesar from the Columbus Blue Jackets for a second-round pick Saturday. Kolesar is a 20-year-old prospect who has yet to play in the NHL.

  • Islanders trade D Hamonic to Flames for 3 draft picks
    By The Sports Xchange / Saturday, June 24, 2017

    The New York Islanders acquired three draft picks from the Calgary Flames on Saturday in exchange for defenseman Travis Hamonic and a fourth-round selection.

    • The Islanders sent Hamonic and the fourth-round pick in either 2019 or 2020 to Calgary in exchange for next year's first-round pick, a 2018 second-round pick and a second-round pick in either 2019 or 2020.

      Hamonic, 26, recorded 14 points (three goals, 11 assists) in 49 games this past season with the Islanders. He owns 146 points (26 goals, 120 assists) in 444 career games over seven seasons with the Islanders.

      Hamonic has three seasons left on his contract at $3.857 million per year. He won the NHL Foundation Player Award on Wednesday in Las Vegas for his charity work in the community.

      The native of St. Malo, Manitoba, was selected by the Islanders in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2008 NHL draft.

  • Jets sign D Chiarot to two-year contract
    By The Sports Xchange / Saturday, June 24, 2017

    The Winnipeg Jets agreed to terms with defenseman Ben Chiarot on a two-year contract Saturday with an average annual value of $1.4 million.

    • Chiarot, 26, played in 59 games with the Jets this past season and established a career-high 12 points (two goals, 10 assists) before suffering a season-ending upper body injury on March 19 against the Minnesota Wild.

      Chiarot played in parts of the last four seasons with the Jets, recording 30 points (five goals, 25 assists) in 170 career games. He was drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers in the fourth round of the 2009 NHL draft.

  • Kings sign F Andreoff to two-year extension
    By The Sports Xchange / Saturday, June 24, 2017

    The Los Angeles Kings signed forward Andy Andreoff to a two-year contract extension on Saturday.

    • Andreoff's contract will have an annual average value of $677,500.

      Andreoff, 26, appeared in 36 games this past season with the Kings, posting two assists and 70 penalty minutes. He owns 15 points (10 goals, five assists) and 164 penalty minutes in 114 games over three seasons in the NHL.

      The 6-foot-1, 210-pound native of Pickering, Ontario, was selected by the Kings in the third round of the 2011 NHL draft.

  • Blues acquire C Schenn from Flyers
    By The Sports Xchange / Friday, June 23, 2017

    CHICAGO -- The St. Louis Blues acquired center Brayden Schenn from the Philadelphia Flyers during the 2017 NHL draft on Friday in exchange for center Jori Lehtera, the No. 27 pick and a conditional first-round selection in 2018.

    • Schenn, 25, tallied 55 points (25 goals, 30 assists) in 79 games with the Flyers last season. He has scored at least 20 goals in three of his past four seasons.

      Schenn does not come cheap, however, as his contract represents a $5.125 million cap hit in each of the next three seasons.

      Philadelphia added Lehtera, 29, who had 22 points (seven goals, 15 assists) in 64 games last season. The Flyers used the No. 27 pick to draft Morgan Frost, a center from Sault Ste. Marie of the Ontario Hockey League.

      The Blues pulled off their second trade of the night when they sent forward Ryan Reaves and the No. 51 pick of the second round to the Pittsburgh Penguins for center Oskar Sundqvist and the No. 31 pick. With the final pick of the first round, St. Louis chose forward Klim Kostin out of Russia.

      Reaves collected seven goals, six assists and 104 penalty minutes in 80 games last season. He is expected to provide a bit of muscle to protect Sidney Crosby and others with the Penguins.

      Sundqvist, 23, did not record a point in 10 games with the Blues last season.

  • Ducks extend RW Eaves' contract
    By The Sports Xchange / Friday, June 23, 2017

    Anaheim Ducks right winger Patrick Eaves signed a three-year contract extension, the team announced Friday.

    • Financial terms were not disclosed by the Ducks, but TSN's Pierre LeBrun reported the pact was worth $9.45 million.

      Acquired from the Dallas Stars on Feb. 24, Eaves collected 11 goals, three assists, a plus-8 rating and eight penalty minutes in 20 games last season with Anaheim. The 33-year-old set season career-high totals in goals (32), assists (19), points (51) and games (79) in 2016-17.

      Eaves was acquired from Dallas for a conditional second-round selection in the 2017 NHL draft. However, the pick was upgraded to the first round after Anaheim reached the Western Conference final.

      Eaves has 131 goals, 110 assists and 206 penalty minutes in 624 career games with the Ottawa Senators, Carolina Hurricanes, Detroit Red Wings, Nashville Predators, Stars and Ducks.