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Bolts ink Elliott
The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed veteran goaltender Brian Elliott to a one-year, $900,000 contract.
The 36-year-old played 30 games with the Philadelphia Flyers last season, going 15-9-2 with a 3.06 goals-against average and a .889 save percentage.
Devils, Hurricanes make offers to Saad Saad
The New Jersey Devils are looking to add to the addition of Dougie Hamilton, reportedly making a strong pitch to Brandon Saad, according to TSN Hockey insider Pierre LeBrun. LeBrun adds that the Hurricanes also made an offer for the forward's services. The Colorado Avalanche may have also made an offer.
Saad scored 15 goals and 24 points with the Avalanche last season.
Avs get Kuemper from Coyotes
The Colorado Avalanche have acquired goaltender Darcy Kuemper from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for defenceman Conor Timmins and a 2022 -round pick, and a 2024 third-round pick.
Anderson signs deal with Sabres
The Buffalo Sabres are signing veteran goaltender Craig Anderson to a one-year, $750,000 contract, the team announced on Wednesday.
Anderson, 40, appeared in four games with the Washington Capitals last season, going 2-1-0 with a 2.13 goals-against average and a .915 save percentage. He also played in two playoff games last season, posting a 1-1 record with a 2.67 GAA and .929 save percentage.
Oilers sign Ryan to two-year deal
The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Derek Ryan to a two-year deal, the team announced on Wednesday.
Caps re-acquire Vanecek from Kraken
The Washington Capitals have acquired goaltender Vitek Vanecek from the Seattle Kraken in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2023 NHL Draft, the team announced on Wednesday.
The Kraken originally selected Vanecek in the NHL Expansion Draft on July 21.
The 25-year-old played 37 games with the Capitals last season, posting a 21-10-4 record with a 2.69 goals-against average and .908 save percentage. He led all rookie goaltenders in wins.
Vanecek was drafted in the second round (39th overall) by the Capitals in the 2014 NHL Draft.
Flames acquire Vladar from Bruins, sign three two-way deals
The Calgary Flames have announced the acquisition of goaltender Daniel Vladar from the Boston Bruin in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft.
The 23-year-old played five games with the Bruins last season, posting a 2-2-1 record with a 3.40 goals-against average and .886 save percentage.
The team also announced the signing of defencemen Nick Desimone and Kevin Gravel, and goaltender Adam Werner to one-year, two-way contracts.
Hyman says goodbye to Leafs fans
New Edmonton Oilers winger Zach Hyman has written a goodbye column to Toronto Maple Leafs fans in The Athletic.
A letter to Leafs Nation… Thank you!https://t.co/1L5dkrYb2r— Zach Hyman (@ZachHyman) July 28, 2021
Hyman, 29, spent the past six seasons with his hometown Leafs before signing a seven-year deal with the Oilers on Wednesday.
Devils land Hamilton
The New Jersey Devils have locked up the biggest free agent left on the board.
$9 mil aav https://t.co/nZzHm7cvEb— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 28, 2021
Darren Dreger reports the team has signed defenceman Dougie Hamilton to a seven-year, $63 million deal.
Hamilton, 28, is heading into his ninth NHL season. The Toronto native has appeared in 607 career games with the Boston Bruins, Calgary Flames and Carolina Hurricanes.
The Toronto native appeared in 55 games last season, scoring 10 goals and adding 32 assists.
Canucks sign seven players to two-way contracts
Canucks GM Jim Benning announced that the club has confirmed two-way contracts with Kyle Burroughs, Phillip Di Giuseppe, Sheldon Dries, Nic Petan, Sheldon Rempal, John Stevens and Devante Stephens.
Red Wings ink Suter
Pius Suter is headed to the Motor City.
The Detroit Red Wings have signed the 25-year-old centre to a two-year deal.
Suter was nontendered earlier this week by the Chicago Blackhawks.
Hoffman to the Habs
Forward Mike Hoffman is expected to sign a three-year contract with a $4.5 million AAV with the Montreal Canadiens, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger.
Hoffman, 31, signed a one-year, $4 million contract with the St. Louis Blues last winter after joining the team on a professional tryout for training camp. He scored 17 goals and tallied 36 points in 52 games and had a goal in four playoff games.
The Kitchener, Ont., native has 189 goals and 395 points in 545 career NHL games with the Blues, Panthers and Ottawa Senators. He also has 101 goals and 33 points in 33 career playoff games.
Ullmark headed to Boston
The Boston Bruins have signed goaltender Linus Ullmark to a four-year, $20 million contract, the team announced Wednesday.
Ullmark, 27, is coming off a one-year, $2.6 million contract with the Buffalo Sabres last season with a 9-6-3 record, 2.63 goals-against average and .917 save percentage in 20 games.
Ho-Sang to join Leafs on PTO
Josh Ho-Sang will get a shot at cracking the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Leafs will sign Josh Ho-Sang to a PTO for training camp.— James Mirtle (@mirtle) July 28, 2021
General manager Kyle Dubas announced on Wednesday that the Toronto-born winger will attend camp on a professional tryout basis.
The 25-year-old Ho-Sang has appeared in 53 NHL games over three seasons with the New York Islanders. He has seven goals and 17 assists.
Ho-Sang was originally taken with the 28th overall pick of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft out of the Ontario Hockey League's Windsor Spitfires.
The Leafs also announced the signings of defenceman Alex Biega and Carl Dahlstrom.
Biega, 33, is a veteran of 241 games over seven seasons with the Vancouver Canucks and Detroit Red Wings, where he spent last season and appeared in 13 games.
Dahlstrom, 26, has appeared in 64 NHL games over three seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks and Winnipeg Jets. He spent last season with the Vegas Golden Knights' American Hockey League affiliate Henderson Silver Knights.
Dzingel to the desert
The Arizona Coyotes have signed forward Ryan Dzingel to a one-year contract, the team announced.
The 29-year-old scored eight goals and 13 points in 40 games with the Carolina Hurricanes and Ottawa Senators in 2020-21.
Janmark stays with Golden Knights
The Vegas Golden Knights have re-signed forward Mattias Janmark to a one-year, $2 million contract, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger.
The 28-year-old split last season between the Chicago Blackhawks and Golden Knights, joining Vegas in a deal on April 12.
After recording 10 goals and nine assists in 41 games with Chicago to start the season, Janmark tallied one goal and four assists with the Golden Knights down the stretch of the regular season.
He recorded an additional eight points in 15 playoff games as Vegas was bounced by the Montreal Canadiens in the Stanley Cup semifinals.
Foligno bolts for Bruins
Nick Foligno is joining the Boston Bruins, reports The Athletic's Michael Russo.
Bruce Garrioch reports the deal will be for two years.
There had been some thought the former Columbus Blue Jackets captain would join younger brother, Marcus Foligno, with the Minnesota Wild.
Foligno, 33, heads into his 15th NHL season. The Buffalo native split last year between the Blue Jackets and the Toronto Maple Leafs after being traded in a deadline deal. He appeared in only seven games for the Leafs during the regular season and four of their seven-game first-round loss to the Montreal Canadiens due to injury.
In 957 career games with the Ottawa Senators, Blue Jackets and Leafs, Foligno has 203 goals and 283 assists.
Canucks confirm Schenn signing
The Vancouver Canucks announced the signing of veteran defenceman Luke Schenn to a two-year, $1.7 million deal.
Welcome back Luke!#Canucks GM Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed defenceman Luke Schenn to a two-year contract worth an average annual value of $850,000.— Vancouver #Canucks (@Canucks) July 28, 2021
DETAILS ➡️ https://t.co/4ppLMtgJLA pic.twitter.com/OJpm3ODxuT
The 31-year-old Saskatoon native played 18 games for the team during the 2018-2019 season.
Schenn spent the past two seasons with the Tampa Bay Lightning, winning the Stanley Cup in both years.
He appeared in 38 games for the Bolts last season, notching four points and averaging 10:38 of ice time a night.
For his career, Schenn has played in 797 games over 13 seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings, Arizona Coyotes, Anaheim Ducks, Canucks and Lightning.
Bolts lock down Point for eight years
The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Brayden Point to an eight-year, $76 million extension.
Brayden Point signs an eight-year contract extension with the Lightning worth $9.5 million AAV. It starts with the 2022-23 season.— Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) July 28, 2021
The 25-year-old Calgary native scored 23 goals and added 28 assists in 56 games last season.
Point has spent the entirety of his five-year career with the Lightning after being taken in the third round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft out of the Western Hockey League's Moose Jaw Warriors.
In 351 career games, Point has 139 goals and 171 assists.
He had 14 goals in back-to-back playoff campaigns as the Lightning won two straight Stanley Cups.
Sabres sign Hinostroza
The Buffalo Sabres announced the signing of forward Vinnie Hinostroza to a one-year, $1.05 million deal on Wednesday.
The 27-year-old centre split last season between the Florida Panthers and Chicago Blackhawks.
In 26 a combined games with both teams, Hinostroza scored four goals and added eight assists.
A native of Chicago, Hinostroza has appeared in 272 games over six seasons with the Blackhawks, Arizona Coyotes and Panthers.
The Sabres also signed defenceman Brandon Davidson to a one-year contract worth $750,000.
Davidson played six games with the Sabres last season. The 29-year-old was originally drafted in the sixth round of the NHL Draft by the Edmonton Oilers.
The Sabres also announced the signing of forward Sean Malone to a one-year, $750,000 contract.
Lewis joins Flames on one-year deal
Trevor Lewis is returning for a 14th NHL season.
Trevor Lewis to Calgary. One year $800K.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 28, 2021
The veteran winger has signed a one-year, $800,000 deal with the Calgary Flames, Darren Dreger reports.
After 12 seasons with the Los Angeles Kings in which he won two Stanley Cups, Lewis spent last season with the Winnipeg Jets.
In 56 games last season, Lewis had five goals and five assists.
Gabriel signs with hometown Leafs; Leafs add Kampf
Kurtis Gabriel is headed home.
Agent Dan Milstein confirms the 28-year-old winger has signed a one-year deal with his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs.
Gabriel spent last season with the San Jose Sharks, appearing in 11 games. He's played in 49 NHL games over four seasons with the Minnesota Wild, New Jersey Devils and Sharks.
The Leafs also announced the signing of forward of David Kampf to a two-year, $3 million deal.
Welcome to the blue & white, David 🔵⚪️— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) July 28, 2021
🖊️ We’ve signed forward David Kämpf to a two-year contract. #LeafsForever
The 26-year-old Kampf spent the past four seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks.
In 56 games last year, Kampf had a goal and 11 assists.
Edler joins Kings
After 15 years, Alex Edler will be wearing a uniform other than the Vancouver Canucks'.
Alex Edler in LA, one year deal, $3.5M— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) July 28, 2021
Pierre LeBrun reports the 35-year-old defenceman has signed a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the Los Angeles Kings.
Edler's 925 games are most ever amongst Canucks blueliners and fourth-most in team history.
Over his decade and a half in Vancouver, the Ostersund, Sweden native scored 99 goals and added 310 assists.
He appeared in 52 contests last season, tallying eight points and averaging 20:54 of ice time a night.
Bruins sign Nosek
Tomas Nosek is joining the Boston Bruins.
The club announce that the 28-year-old centre has signed a two-year deal with the club worth $3.5 million.
Nosek had spent the past four seasons with the Vegas Golden Knights. He appeared in 38 games last season, scoring eight goals and adding 10 assists.
The Pardubice, Czech Republic native spent the first two seasons of his career with the Detroit Red Wings.
Schwartz joins Kraken
The Seattle Kraken officially announced the signing of winger Jaden Schwartz to a five-year, $27.5 million deal on Wednesday.
🙌 Schwartzy 🙌— Seattle Kraken (@SeattleKraken) July 28, 2021
We've agreed to terms with Jaden Schwartz on a 5 year contract ($5.5M AAV). pic.twitter.com/p0ZPIfUUWW
The Wilcox, Sask. native had spent the entirety of his 10-year NHL career with the St. Louis Blues.
A Stanley Cup winner in 2019 with the Blues, Schwartz appeared in 40 games with the team last season, scoring eight goals and adding 13 assists.
In 560 career games, the 29-year-old Schwartz has 154 goals and 231 assists.
Kings crown Danault
A strong playoffs has led to a bumper new contract for Phillip Danault.
Welcome to Los Angeles, Phillip Danault!— LA Kings (@LAKings) July 28, 2021
The LA Kings have signed the forward to a six-year contract.
The Los Angeles Kings have signed the 28-year-old centre to a six-year, $33 million deal.
Danault spent the past six seasons with the Montreal Canadiens. He appeared in 53 regular season games, scoring five goals and adding 19 assists. His shutdown work was a key factor in the Habs' run to their first Stanley Cup Final appearance in 28 years.
Danault had a goal and three assists in 22 playoff contests.
Kraken land Grubauer
The Seattle Kraken have signed goaltender Philipp Grubauer to a six-year deal worth $33.6 million.
Done deal, six years, $5.9 M AAV for Grubauer to the Seattle Kraken https://t.co/aD7n2jqLt6— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) July 28, 2021
The 29-year-old Grubauer was a Vezina finalist last season, going 30-9-1 in 40 games and posting a 1.95 goals against average and a .922 save percentage with the Colorado Avalanche.
A native of Germany, Grubauer has appeared in 214 career games over nine seasons with the Washington Capitals and Avs.
The Kraken signed goaltender Chris Dreidger last week after taking him in the expansion draft and also hold goaltender Vitek Vanecek, a selection from the Caps.
Del Zotto signs with Senators
Veteran blueliner Michael Del Zotto has signed a two-year, $4 million deal with the Ottawa Senators, the club announced on Wednesday afternoon.
The #Sens have agreed to terms with defenceman Michael Del Zotto on a two-year contract.— Sens Communications (@Media_Sens) July 28, 2021
The contract carries a $2 million AAV ($1.75 million in 2021-22, $2.25 million in 2022-23). pic.twitter.com/bFD7PMEdBl
A native of Stouffville, Ont., Del Zotto spent last season with the Columbus Blue Jackets. He averaged 17:53 of ice time a night over 53 games and scored four goals and added nine assists.
The 20th overall selection of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft out of the Ontario Hockey League's Oshawa Generals by the New York Rangers, Del Zotto has appeared in 710 career games over 11 seasons with the Rangers, Nashville Predators, Philadelphia Flyers, Vancouver Canucks, Anaheim Ducks, St. Louis Blues and Blue Jackets.
He won the Stanley Cup with the Blues in 2019.
Leivo, Cole head to Hurricanes
After spending the first eight seasons of his career in Canada, Josh Leivo is headed south.
Bruce Garrioch reports the 28-year-old winger has signed with the Carolina Hurricanes.
A native of Innisfil, Ont., Leivo played 38 games for the Calgary Flames last season, scoring six goals and adding three assists.
Leivo has appeared in 207 career games with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks and Flames.
The team also agreed to a one-year, $2.9 million deal with veteran defenceman Ian Cole.
Cole, 31, split last season between the Colorado Avalanche and Minnesota Wild. He appeared in a combined 54 games and posted a goal and seven assists over 15:53 of ice time a night.
A native of Ann Arbor, MI, Cole is a veteran of 595 games over 11 seasons with the St. Louis Blues, Pittsburgh Penguins, Columbus Blue Jackets, Avs and Wild.
Bolts sign quintet
The Tampa Bay Lightning stayed busy into Wednesday afternoon.
We have signed forwards Gabriel Dumont and Charles Hudon, defensemen Darren Raddysh and Andrej Sustr, and goaltender Maxime Lagace to one-year, two-way contracts.https://t.co/Iylx1GnTdw— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) July 28, 2021
The team announced the signings of forwards Gabriel Dumont and Charles Hudon, defencemen Darren Raddysh and Andrej Sustr and goaltender Maxime Legace.
All five men have signed to one-year, two-way deals.
Poolman splashes down in Vancouver
Tucker Poolman has signed with the Vancouver Canucks.
I think is out there but can't keep track, Tucker Poolman to Vancouver, 4 x $2.5M AAV— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) July 28, 2021
Pierre LeBrun reports it's a four-year deal worth $10 million for the 28-year-old defenceman.
A native of Dubuque, IA, Poolman spent the first three seasons of his career with the Winnipeg Jets.
In 39 games last season, Poolman tallied an assist and averaged 18:18 of ice time a night.
Bernier makes a deal with the Devils
Jonathan Bernier is headed to the New Jersey Devils
Jonathan Bernier's two-year deal with the Devils worth $4.125M AAV— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) July 28, 2021
The team has signed the veteran netminder to a two-year, $8.25 million pact. The native of Laval, Que. had spent the past three seasons with the Detroit Red Wings.
In 24 games last season, the 32-year-old Bernier was 9-11-1 with a goals against average of 2.99 and a .916 save percentage.
Bernier is a veteran of 394 career games over 13 seasons with the Los Angeles Kings, Toronto Maple Leafs, Colorado Avalanche and Red Wings.
Getzlaf remains a Duck
Ryan Getzlaf isn't going anywhere.
Kevin Weekes reports the 36-year-old centre will return for his 17th season with the Anaheim Ducks on a one-year deal.
TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reports that the one-year contract will be wroth $4.5 million.
A three-time All-Star and two-time Olympic gold medalist, the Regina native appeared in 48 games last season, scoring five goals and adding 12 assists.
In 1,101 career games, all with the Ducks, Getzlaf has 279 goals and 703 assists.
Ceci signs four-year deal with Oilers
Cody Ceci has joined the former Toronto Maple Leafs crew with the Edmonton Oilers
Ceci signs with the Oilers. 4 years. $3.25 mil per— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 28, 2021
Darren Dreger reports the veteran defenceman has signed a four-year, $13 million deal with the team.
A native of Ottawa, the 27-year-old Ceci spent last season with the Pittsburgh Penguins where he appeared in 53 games, scoring four goals and adding 13 assists over 18:31 minutes a night.
Ceci played for the Leafs in 2019-2020 after spending the first six seasons of his career with his hometown Ottawa Senators.
Brossoit signs in Vegas
Former Edmonton Oilers and Winnipeg Jets goaltender Laurent Brossoit will be Marc-Andre Fleury's replacement in Las Vegas.
Darren Dreger reports the Vegas Golden Knights have signed the 28-year-old Brossoit to a two-year, $4.65 million deal.
Cedric Paquette to Montreal, one year deal, $950k https://t.co/XjFKQU39Ui— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) July 28, 2021
Brossoit appeared in 14 games for the Jets last season, going 6-6 with a goals against average of 2.42 and a .918 save percentage.
Holtby seeing Stars
Fresh off of his buyout from the Vancouver Canucks, Braden Holtby has landed in Dallas.
The Stanley Cup-winning goaltender has signed a one-year, $2 million deal with the Stars.
After 10 seasons with the Washington Capitals, the 31-year-old Holtby spent one season with the Canucks. In 21 games in Vancouver, Holtby was 7-11-3 with a goals against average of 3.67 and an .889 save percentage.
Savard, Paquetee sign with Canadiens
Defenceman David Savard is headed home to Quebec.
The St. Hyacinthe native has signed a four-year deal with the Montreal Canadiens worth $18 million.
Savard, 30, is coming off of a Stanley Cup victory with the Tampa Bay Lighnting after a deadline deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets. A veteran of 611 games over 10 seasons, Savard appeared in a combined 54 games with the two teams, averaging 19:51 minutes a night with a goal and five assists.
He averaged 14:01 minutes a night in 20 playoff games.
The Canadiens also brought in another former Bolt in forward Cedric Paquette.
Cedric Paquette to Montreal, one year deal, $950k https://t.co/XjFKQU39Ui— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) July 28, 2021
The Habs signed Paquette to a one-year, $950,000 deal, reports LeBrun.
Paquette, 27, split last season between the Ottawa Senators and Carolina Hurricanes. He had four goals and four assists in 47 games between the two teams.
A native of Gaspe, Que., Paquette spent the first seven seasons with the Lightning, winning a Stanley Cup in 2020.
The Habs also signed defenceman Louie Belpedio to a one-year, two-way deal.
Granlund stays in Music City
Mikael Granlund is still a member of the Nashville Predators.
Pierre LeBrun reports the 29-year-old centre has signed a four-year, $20 million deal to stay with the team.
In 51 games last season, Granlund had 13 goals and 14 assists. He had a career-high 26 goals in 2016-2017 as a member of the Minnesota Wild.
Jones joins Flyers
Martin Jones is headed to the Philadelphia Flyers.
Hamonic stays in Van. 2 years $3 mil per. Martin Jones to Philly. 1 year, $2 mil.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 28, 2021
Bought out earlier this week by the San Jose Sharks, the 31-year-old goaltender has signed a one-year, $2 million deal to join the Flyers. He was 15-13-4 last season with a goals against average of 3.28 and a save percentage of .896.
A native of North Vancouver, BC, Jones is a veteran of 361 games over eight seasons with the Los Angeles Kings and Sharks.
Coleman coming to Calgary
Stanley Cup champion Blake Coleman is headed to the Calgary Flames.
Confirming that Blake Coleman is headed to Calgary.— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) July 28, 2021
The Athletic's Joe Smith reports the deal is for six years and $27.6 million.
Can confirm Blake Coleman to @NHLFlames for six years, $4.9 million AAV— Joe Smith (@JoeSmithTB) July 28, 2021
Coleman, 29, appeared in 55 games for the Tampa Bay Lightning last season, scoring 14 goals and adding 17 assists. He added three goals and eight assists in 11 playoff contests as he and the Bolts won their second straight Stanley Cup.
Sens shipping Dadonov to VGK for Holden
Evgenii Dadonov is on his way to Las Vegas.
Kevin Weekes reports the Ottawa Senators are trading the 32-year-old winger to the Vegas Golden Knights for Nick Holden and a draft pick in 2022.
In 55 games with the Sens last season, Dadonov had 13 goals and seven assists.
Prior to joining the Sens, Dadonov had spent the entirety of his six years in the NHL with the Florida Panthers.
Holden, 34, is a veteran of 513 NHL games over 10 season.
The St. Albert, Alta. defenceman appeared in 17 games for VGK last season averaging 15:51 of ice time a night.
Holden has also spent time with the Columbus Blue Jackets, Colorado Avalanche, New York Rangers and Boston Bruins.
Wennberg to get Kraken
Alexander Wennberg is set to sign with the Seattle Kraken, reports Pierre LeBrun.
The 26-year-old centre had 17 goals and 12 assists in 56 games last season for the Florida Panthers.
A native of Stockholm, Wennberg has appeared in 471 career games over seven seasons with the Columbus Blue Jackets and Panthers.
A note on the Avs-Grubauer
Bob McKenzie notes that if the Colorado Avalanche cannot retain Philipp Grubauer's services, the team will likely turn to the trade market rather than free agency to fill his void.
If COL doesn’t sign Grubauer, the Plan B is more likely to get a starting goalie via the trade market as opposed to free agency.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 28, 2021
The likes of Frederik Andersen, Jaroslav Halak, Antti Raanta and Petr Mrazek are already off the board.
Leafs acquire rights to Menell
The Toronto Maple Leafs announced the acquisition of the rights to defenceman Brennan Menell from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick in 2022.
Menell, 24, appeared in five games for the Wild in 2019-2020. He spent last season with Dinamo Minsk of the Kontinental Hockey League were his 38 points were the second-most among rearguards in the KHL.
A native of Woodbury, MN, Menell was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Wild in 2017.
Hurricanes complete new-look crease with Raanta, re-sign Martinook
Antti Raanta will be joining Frederik Andersen in the Carolina Hurricanes' crease.
Kevin Weekes reports the veteran netminder has agreed to a one-year deal with the team.
Raanta, 32, spent the past four seasons with the Arizona Coyotes. In 2020-2021, Raanta was 5-5-2 with a goals against average of 3.36 and a .905 save percentage.
The Rauma, Finland native has appeared in 198 career games over eight seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks, New York Rangers and Coyotes.
The Hurricanes are also bringing back Jordan Martinook.
Jordan Martinook re-signs with Carolina, three-year deal worth $1.8M AAV— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) July 28, 2021
Pierre LeBrun reports the team is signing the 29-year-old winger to a three-year, $5.4 million deal.
A native of Brandon, Man., Martinook appeared in 44 games last season, scoring four goals and adding nine assists.
Foegele headed to Edmonton for Bear
Warren Foegele will be the return for the Edmonton Oilers in the deal that is sending Ethan Bear to the Carolina Hurricanes, Pierre LeBrun reports.
The 'Canes sending Warren Foegele the other way https://t.co/4nXdZpQetA— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) July 28, 2021
The 25-year-old Markham, Ont. native had 10 goals and 10 assists last season for the 'Canes in 53 games, his fourth season in the NHL.
Suter set to sign with Stars
Ryan Suter has found his new team.
Kevin Weekes reports the veteran defenceman is set to sign a multi-year agreement with the Dallas Stars.
A veteran of 1,198 career games over 17 seasons with the Nashville Predators and Minnesota Wild, the 36-year-old Suter saw the final four years of his 13-year deal with Minnesota bought out earlier this month.
He appeared in 53 games last season, scoring three goals and adding 16 assists over 22:11 ice time a night.
Bear dealt to Hurricanes
The Edmonton Oilers' busy morning continues.
Ethan Bear has been traded to Carolina.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 28, 2021
TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports that the team has traded defenceman Ethan Bear to the Carolina Hurricanes.
Bear, 24, appeared in 43 games last season, scoring two goals and adding three assists over 17:58 of ice time a night.
A native of Regina, Bear has appeared in 132 games over three seasons with the team after originally having been taken in the fifth round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
Halak to replace Holtby in Canucks' crease; Sutter set to stay
The goalie movement is coming fast and furious.
A day after buying out Braden Holtby, the Vancouver Canucks have found a new partner for Thatcher Demko.
Kevin Weekes reports the team is set to sign a one-year deal with veteran Jaroslav Halak that will pay him $1.5 million with bonus clauses that could take it up to $3 million.
The 36-year-old Halak is a veteran of 539 games over 15 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens, St. Louis Blues, Washington Capitals, New York Islanders and Boston Bruins.
In 19 games for the Bruins last season, Halak went 9-6-4 with a goals against average of 2.53 and a .905 save percentage.
In other Canucks news, TSN Insider Bob McKenzie reports that veteran forward Brandon Sutter is finalizing a one-year deal to remain with the team.
Not finalized just yet but Brandon Sutter appears likely to be heading back to VAN on a one-year deal. Stay tuned.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 28, 2021
The 32-year-old Sutter has spent the past six seasons with the Canucks. In 43 games last season, Sutter scored nine goals and added three assists.
Avs, Grubauer still talking
The Colorado Avalanche already held onto one key free agent late last night when they re-signed captain Gabriel Landeskog to an eight-year, $56 million deal and could still hang onto another in goaltender Philipp Grubauer.
Colorado still in discussions with Grubauer's camp ...— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) July 28, 2021
The 29-year-old Grubauer was a Vezina finalist last season, going 30-9-1 in 40 games and posting a 1.95 goals against average and a .922 save percentage.
The German-born goalie is headed into his 10th NHL season.
Flames set to acquire Zadorov
Nikita Zadorov is headed to Alberta.
TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reports the Chicago Blackhawks are trading the 26-year-old defenceman to the Calgary Flames. TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie adds that a 2022 third-round pick, originally belonging to the Toronto Maple Leafs, will go the other way to the Blackhawks.
The Moscow native appeared in 55 games a season ago for Chicago, scoring a goal and adding seven assists.
Zadorov has appeared in 411 career games over eight seasons with the Buffalo Sabres, Colorado Avalanche and Blackhawks.
It appears the Toronto Maple Leafs and Carolina Hurricanes are switching goalies.
After word broke that Frederik Andersen is headed to Raleigh, former 'Canes netminder Petr Mrazek is set to replace him in Toronto.
**Breaking News** From what I’m told, it appears Petr Mrazek coming off an impressive 3 yr run with the @Canes , will be signing a 3 yr deal with @MapleLeafs @espn @NHL @NHLNetwork #TSNHockey #HockeyTwitter— Kevin Weekes (@KevinWeekes) July 28, 2021
The 29-year-old Mrazek is expected to sign a three-year deal with the Maple Leafs worth $11.4 million
The Ostrava, Czech Republic native appeared in 12 games for the Hurricanes last season, going 6-2-3 with a goals against average of 2.06 and a .923 save percentage.
Mrazek has appeared in 277 games over nine seasons with the Detroit Red Wings, Philadelphia Flyers and Hurricanes.
Gagner returning to Red Wings
Sam Gagner is returning for a 16th NHL season and it will once again be with the Detroit Red Wings
The team announced on Wednesday that the 31-year-old forward had signed a one-year deal with the club.
The London, Ont. native appeared in 42 games last season with the team, scoring seven goals and adding eight assists.
Gagner has appeared in 886 career games with the Edmonton Oilers, Arizona Coyotes, Philadelphia Flyers, Columbus Blue Jackets, Vancouver Canucks and Red Wings.
Oilers, Leafs fail to agree on Hyman compensation
The purpose of the Edmonton Oilers desiring a trade for Zach Hyman's rights from the Toronto Maple Leafs was to get an eighth year on to his contract that would help spread out the cap hit. But the Oilers and the Leafs couldn't come to an agreement on compensation.
It’s believed the Oilers offered Toronto two draft picks, including one in the first 5 rounds as compensation for a potential sign and trade. However, the Maple Leafs obviously declined. https://t.co/GCUVpYXWt7— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 28, 2021
TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports that Edmonton had offered two picks to the Leafs, including one in the first five rounds, but the two teams couldn't get a deal done and Hyman's contract with the Oilers will be for seven years and not eight.
Andersen set for Carolina
Add Frederik Andersen to the list of Toronto Maple Leafs free agents departing from the team.
The veteran netminder is expected to sign with the Carolina Hurricanes, reports TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun.
Andersen, 31, spent the past five seasons with the Leafs. The Dane was the team's starter for most of his time in Toronto, but a combination of injury and poor play allowed Jack Campbell to emerge as the club's first choice in net last season.
The Hurricanes are in need of goaltending with the trade of Alex Nedeljkovic to the Detroit Red Wings last week and Petr Mrazek heading into free agency.
Hyman set to sign seven-year deal
Zach Hyman is set to sign a seven-year contract with the Edmonton Oilers carrying an annual cap hit of $5.5 million, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger.
Dreger adds Hyman will have a no-move clause for the first five years of the deal and a modified no-move clause in the last two years.
Wild out on Eichel?
Michael Russo of The Athletic reports the Minnesota Wild are backing out of Jack Eichel sweepstakes for now.
Russo reports the asks from the Buffalo Sabres for the Wild to acquire the star centre is too high for Minnesota.
TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun confirms Mikael Granlund will test the free agent market once again this year after spending the season with the Nashville Predators.
The 29-year-old had 13 goals and 27 points in 51 games with the Predators while playing on a one-year, $3.75 million deal.
Flames in on Coleman?
Bruce Garrioch of Postmedia reports that while Blake Coleman has been linked to the Boston Bruins, the Calgary Flames appear to be making a push for the Tampa Bay Lightning forward.
Oilers Long To-Do List
TSN's Ryan Rishaug outlines the Oilers long list of things to do on Wednesday, all of which may not be accompished.
Atop the list is finalizing the deal to re-sign Tyson Barrie and sign Zach Hyman when the market opens. Rishaug then expects the team to explore trade options for Ethan Bear and look to sign a second or third-pairing right-shot defenceman. He notes Cody Ceci has been rumoured to be an Oilers target this summer.
Beyond that, Rishaug expects the team to fill out their third line with a centre and left-winger, add a depth defenceman and see if they can upgrade at goaltender, though it's unlikely given Mikko Koskinen's contract.
Sullivan Named Olympic Head Coach
A non-free agency update: Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan has been head coach of the USA Men's Olympic Hockey Team.
The deal is pending the NHL's participation in the 2022 Games.
Leafs Eyeing Grubauer
TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reports the Toronto Maple Leafs have real interest in Philipp Grubauer if the Vezina Trophy finalist reaches the open market.
LeBrun adds the Leafs would have to move cap space in order to sign the 29-year-old netminder. Grubauer had a 30-9-1 with a .922 save percentage and 1.95 goals-against average in 40 games this season. He went 6-4 in the playoffs with a ,914 save percentage and a 2.61 GAA.
TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger notes the Maple Leafs have been tied to several goalies as free agency approaches.
Galchenyuk to Test Market
Alex Galchenyuk will test the open market on Wednesday, his agent Pat Brisson confirmed.
Galchenyuk had four goals and 12 points in 26 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, adding one goal and four points in six playoff games.
Bernier Off to New Jersey
TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reports all signs point to Jonathan Bernier signing with the New Jersey Devils today after he was unable to reach a deal with the Carolina Hurricanes, who acquired his rights last week.
LeBrun adds that Jaroslav Halak is expected to sign with the Vancouver Canucks and goaltender James Reimer could wind up with either the San Jose Sharks or Vegas Golden Knights.
Kings Bringing Back Athanasiou
The Los Angeles Kings are closing on a one-year deal with Andreas Athanasiou, TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports.
The 26-year-old had 10 goals and 23 points in 47 games with the Kings this season.
Leafs Eyeing Bonino?
Bruce Garrioch of Postmedia writes the Toronto Maple Leafs will be among the teams to show interest in veteran centre Nick Bonino on Wednesday.
Bonino, 33, had 10 goals and 26 points in 55 games with the Minnesota Wild this season.
Ready to go?
TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie reports that though deals can't be signed until Noon ET, several appear to be ready and waiting for that time.
While not fully guaranteed, McKenzie expects to see the following moves on Wednesday:
Ryan Suter to the Dallas Stars
Zach Parise to the New York Islanders
Michael Bunting to the Toronto Maple Leafs
David Savard to the Montreal Canadiens
Jaden Schwartz to the Seattle Kraken
Tony DeAngelo to the Carolina Hurricanes
Jaroslav Halak and Luke Schenn to the Vancouver Canucks
Jake McCabe to the Chicago Blackhawks
Andrew Cogliano to the San Jose Sharks
Zach Hyman to the Edmonton Oilers
David Rittich to the Nashville Predators
McKenzie expects to see serval short-term deals on Wednesday worth around $1 million.
The Seattle Kraken are expected to sign St. Louis Blues forward Jaden Schwartz to a multi-year deal worth between $5 million-$6 million once finalized, TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reports.
Latest on the Avs
The Colorado Avalanche are still talking to Philipp Grubauer's camp, but have yet to reach a deal with the goaltender set to become a UFA at Noon ET.
TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reports Darcy Kuemper, via trade from Arizona, or free agent Frederik Andersen are among the options for Colorado in net.
Re-Signing Gabriel Landeskog also signals the end of Brandon Saad's time in Colorado. LeBrun expects serious interest in Saad today.
Panthers Lock Up
The Florida Panther are signing breakout forward Carter Verhaeghe to a three-year contract extension worth just over $4 million per season, according to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun.
Verhaeghe, 25, was signed through next season at a cap hit of $1 million. He had 18 goals and 36 points in 43 games this season.
Hurricanes Add DeAngelo
The Carolina Hurricanes are expected to sign free agent defenceman Tony DeAngelo to a one-year, $1 million on Wednesday, according to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun.
DeAngelo, who last played for Ranger in January, was bought out by New York earlier this month with one-year left on his contract at a $4.8 million cap hit.
TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reported in April that the 25-year-old defenceman rejected the Rangers offer to mutually terminate his contract, instead electing to be bought out this summer.
Earlier this season, Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton said DeAngelo had played his last game for the team after he went unclaimed on waivers following a reported physical altercation with goaltender Alexandar Georgiev on Jan. 30, according to the New York Post's Larry Brooks.
DeAngelo had one assist over six games this season with the Rangers.
Over 206 career games with the Arizona Coyotes and Rangers, DeAngelo has 24 goals and 82 assists.
Hamilton Headed to New Jersey?
As of late Tuesday night, the New Jersey Devils were the favourites to land defenceman Dougie Hamilton, according to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun.
TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger said on Insider Trading that Hamilton could be looking at a max term and big dollars after Seth Jones signed an eight-year, $76 million contract with the Chicago Blackhawks last week.
Getzlaf Coming Home?
It appears Regina native Ryan Getzlaf could be returning to Canada after spending his 16-year playing career with the Anaheim Ducks.
The Edmonton Oiler and Montreal Canadiens have interest, though they could face competition for the 36-year-old from the Dallas Star and Boston Bruins, TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reports.
"It is absolutely a possibility if he does indeed leave Anaheim," LeBrun said Tuesday on Insider Trading. "Among the teams, I’m told, that would be potential fits for him the Edmonton Oilers top the list. The Montreal Canadiens are in there and also Boston and Dallas would be potential opportunities for Getzlaf."
"This would be a very emotional decision if he does leave Anaheim but would be interesting for sure to see him in either an Oilers or Canadiens uniform."
What's Next for the Oilers?
The Oilers are expected to finalize a multi-year contract extension for defenceman Tyson Barrie today, which could put Ethan Bear's future with the team in doubt.
TSN's Ryan Rishaug believes the Oilers will explore the trade market on Bear if the team feels they can land a shutdown defenceman in free agency. He's unsure what the return would be, though the Oilers have needs in their top nine forward group and at goaltender.
Bear, 24, had two goals and eight points in 43 games this season.
About Last Night
There was no shortage of action Tuesday night as teams made their final push to re-sign their own free agents.
Headlining the list was Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog signing an eight-year contract with the team carrying an average annual value of $7 million.
Earlier in the evening, the Montreal Canadiens kept Joel Armia off the market by reaching a four-year deal that will carry a cap hit of $3.4 million.
The Boston Bruins held on to defenceman Mike Reilly with a three-year, $9 million deal.