Marcus Johansson C WSH 1 day ago
The Washington Capitals signed forward Marcus Johansson to a one-year, $3.75 million contact Friday, according to TSN 1050 Radio. Johansson had 20 goals and 27 assists in 82 games last season.
Jakub Voracek RW PHI 2 days ago
Philadelphia Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek signed an eight-year, $66 million contract extension Thursday, according to the Philadelphia Daily News. Voracek set career-highs with 59 assists and a team-leading 81 points last season. He was due to make roughly $4.3 million in the final season of his contract, but will now become one of the highest-paid players in the league. The 25-year-old has played every game over the last two seasons and has become a fixture on the team's top line in addition to a key member of the power-play unit. Voracek forms a very productive tandem with linemate Claude Giroux, who totaled 73 points last season and signed an eight-year extension of his own in 2013. The Flyers are coming off a disappointing 2014-15 season in which they reached just 84 points and finished 12th in the Eastern Conference standings.
Dainius Zubrus C NJ 4 days ago
The New Jersey Devils released right wing Dainius Zuburs on Wednesday, according to TSN.ca. Zubrus totaled just 10 points in 74 games last season, his 18th in the NHL.
Brooks Orpik D WSH 4 days ago
Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik underwent minor surgery on his wrist Tuesday, according to the team's official website. Orpik is expected to resume full workouts in two weeks and is expected to be 100 percent for the start of training camp.
Sean Couturier C PHI 4 days ago
The Philadelphia Flyers signed center Sean Couturier to a six-year, $26 million contract extension Tuesday, according to Sportsnet. Couturier tallied 15 goals and 22 assists in 82 games last season.
Nick Bonino C PIT 5 days ago
Vancouver Canucks center Nick Bonino was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday. Bonino totaled 39 points in 75 games last season and was dealt along with defenseman Adam Clendening and a 2016 second-round draft pick in exchange for center Brandon Sutter and a third-round pick.
Brandon Sutter C VAN 5 days ago
Pittsbrgh Penguins center Brandon Sutter was traded to the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday. Sutter recorded 33 points in 80 games last season and was dealt along with a 2016 third-round draft pick in exchange for center Nick Bonino, defenseman Adam Clendening and a second-round pick.
Eric Fehr RW PIT 5 days ago
Free-agent center Erik Fehr signed a three-year, $6 million contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday, according to NHL.com. Fehr totaled 33 points with the Washington Capitals last season but underwent elbow surgery in June which could jeopardize his availability for training camp.
Colin Wilson C NSH 6 days ago
Nashville Predators forward Colin Wilson signed a four-year, $15.75 million contract extension on Monday, according to The Tennesseean. Wilson, who posted career highs with 20 goals and 42 points last season, will reprise his role as a top-six forward next season.
Derek Stepan C NYR 6 days ago
New York Rangers center Derek Stepan signed a six-year, $39 million contract extension on Monday, according to ESPN. Stepan, who totaled 16 goals and 39 assists in 68 games as the Rangers' top-line center last season, will be under contract through the 2020-21 season. The $6.5 million annual average will make the 25-year-old one of the highest-paid players in the league, and the agreement was reportedly reached with relative ease. “For the most part, both sides were pretty close from the beginning, but something like this takes time,” Stepan said Monday. “I think we’re both very comfortable and very happy with this. It went the way I expected it to and wanted it to. I think Jeff [Gorton, the Rangers’ general manager] did a great job. There wasn’t any bad blood through the whole thing. Hats off to him and my agent [Matt Oates].”