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2021 nhl draft lottery

As the NHL gets set for a night of Second Round playoff action, the 2021 NHL Draft Lottery was held before the games tonight. The Seattle Kraken came away with the second overall pick, while the Buffalo Sabres won tonight’s grand prize. They’ll pick first overall at the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. The Draft will […]


2020 NHL Draft Lottery

Tonight’s 2020 NHL Draft Lottery has come and gone. A placeholder team has emerged as the lucky winners of this year’s first overall pick. As NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly announced, The Detroit Red Wings were tonight’s biggest losers, as they slipped from #1 to #4 overall, missing out on a top-three pick. The Los Angeles Kings moved up into a top-three spot as they look to accelerate their rebuild.

WHL player
Logan Rosengard - Jun 25, 2020

An unnamed former WHL player has filed an abuse complaint to the league. He alleges that during his time in the league he was a victim of sexual and physical abuse from teammates of his. This complaint comes shortly after Dan Carcillo filed a class-action lawsuit on the CHL and it’s 60 clubs for similar […]

Kristian Reichel
Doug Winkey - Jun 15, 2020

The Winnipeg Jets have signed goaltender Arvid Holm to a three-year, entry-level deal. The deal will take the newest Jet through the 2022-23 season. They also signed forward Kristian Reichel to a two-year deal. Hockey is nearing its return in North America but teams are still active in signing depth for 2020-21 and beyond. Winnipeg […]

Artyom Zagidulin
Mathieu Sheridan - Jun 15, 2020

The Calgary Flames announced that they have signed goaltender Artyom Zagidulin to a one-year, two-way contract extension. The contract will come into effect at the beginning of the 2020-21 season. The team announced the news Monday evening. Calgary Flames Ink Artyom Zagidulin Zagidulin spent this past season playing for the Stockton Heat of the American […]

Oskari Laaksonen
Nathaniel Luers - Jun 15, 2020

The Buffalo Sabres signed defenseman Oskari Laaksonen to a three-year entry-level contract. This contract carries him through the 2022-23 season.

Arthur Kaliyev
Doug Winkey - Jun 3, 2020

The Los Angeles Kings have signed two prospects to deals. The team has signed Arthur Kaliyev and Jordan Spence to three-year, entry-level contracts. The players will be with the Kings’ organization through 2022-23. The Kings announced the move late Wednesday morning. Arthur Kaliyev and Jordan Spence have each signed three-year entry-level contracts to join the […]

Connor Corcoran
Doug Winkey - Jun 1, 2020

The Vegas Golden Knights have signed defenceman Connor Corcoran. The deal is for three years and will take Corcoran through the 2022-23 season. The NHL is taking steps to return, which means the lower levels might as well. The team announced the news earlier Monday morning. ✍️ We have signed defenseman Connor Corcoran to a […]

Kodie Curran

Free-agent defenceman Kodie Curran agreed to terms with the Anaheim Ducks on a contract today. The two-year contract carries a $1,000,000 average annual value (AAV) and carries him through the 2021-22 season. Anaheim #Ducks have signed free agent LD Kodie Curran to a 2 year/1-way contract starting in 2020-21. The contract carries an AAV of $1,000,000. […]

Linus Hogberg

The Philadelphia Flyers have signed prospect Linus Hogberg to an entry-level contract. Flyers Sign Prospect Linus Hogberg Hogberg was a fifth-round selection in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, at pick 139. His first professional contract does not start until the beginning of the 2020-21 NHL season and is worth $925,000 per season. Amateur Play Since […]

Sean Day

The New York Rangers placed defenceman Sean Day on unconditional waivers for the purpose of contract termination this morning. His contract will be terminated by the Rangers if no other NHL team lays claim on him. Sean Day (NYR) on unconditional waivers. — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) May 30, 2020 Sean Day on Unconditional Waivers Day has had […]

Felix Bibeau
Doug Winkey - May 28, 2020

The New York Islanders have signed three players. The team has agreed to deals with Felix Bibeau, Cole Coskey and Blade Jenkins. Hockey is nearing its return but these players will be minor league depth for the next several seasons. Each deal is for three years according to CapFriendly. Brian Compton of NHL.com broke the […]

Jesper Olofsson
Doug Winkey - May 20, 2020

The Buffalo Sabres have signed Swedish forward Jesper Olofsson to an AHL contact. The deal is for one year. Olofsson is the brother of current Sabres skater Victor Olofsson. The team announced the news on Tuesday. 🖊️NEWS | We have signed Jesper Olofsson to a one-year @TheAHL deal. more: https://t.co/FKSHFRPbMi pic.twitter.com/mBugr8QBAG — Rochester Americans (@AmerksHockey) […]

Adam Brooks
Doug Winkey - May 14, 2020

The Toronto Maple Leafs have extended forward Adam Brooks. The two-way new deal is for two years and will cost Toronto $725 thousand at the NHL level. Chris Johnston of Sportsnet broke the news Thursday morning. Adam Brooks signs a two-year, two-way extension with the #leafs. AAV is $725,000 at the NHL level. — Chris […]

Cameron Hillis

The Montreal Canadiens signed centre prospect Cameron Hillis to a three-year contract with undisclosed financial terms. This contract carries him through the 2022-23 season. The Canadiens have agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract (2020-21 to 2022-23) with forward Cameron Hillis.#GoHabsGohttps://t.co/d7eNd3BPsP — Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) May 12, 2020 Cameron Hillis Signs With the Montreal Canadiens […]

Jack Dugan
Doug Winkey - May 11, 2020

The Vegas Golden Knights have signed forward Jack Dugan. The 22-year-old was one of the top players in U.S. college hockey this season before the NCAA cancelled the remainder of its season. The deal is for two years and will take the young forward through 2021-22. Dugan was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, […]



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