Joe Colborne C CGY 34 Mins
Joe Colborne has inked a two-year, $2.55 million contract extension.
Colborne was a restricted free agent and had an arbitration hearing scheduled for August 1. He had 10 goals and 28 points in 80 games with Calgary in 2013-14.
Sami Vatanen D ANA 1 Hr
Sami Vatanen has inked a two-year, $2.525 million contract with the Anaheim Ducks.
Vatanen was a restricted free agent after completing his entry-level deal. He had six goals and 21 points in 48 games with Anaheim in 2013-14.
Antoine Roussel F DAL 4 Hrs
Antoine Roussel has inked a four-year deal with the Dallas Stars.
The financial terms are the deal aren't known yet, but he requested $2.35 million annually from the arbitrator on a one or two-year deal. When it came to a longer term deal, he was hoping to get $4.2 million per season. If he didn't agree to terms, he would have had his arbitration hearing on Tuesday.
Chris Kreider C NYR 4 Hrs
Chris Kreider has requested a two-year contract worth $2.8 million annually from an arbitrator.
The Rangers have countered with a proposal worth $2.05 million per season. Kreider's arbitration hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, but still can be avoided if the two sides agree to terms first.
Al Montoya G FLA 4 Hrs
Al Montoya is familiar with the Miami area as he has plenty of family in the region that he regularly visits.
Montoya is a Cuban-American who was born and raised in Chicago. "I was blessed with a gift and the Cuban people are a motivated bunch, a passionate bunch," Montoya said. "I'm just lucky enough to where I have an arena to show off my American dream. It doesn't matter where you come from or where you've been. Everyone can play hockey. Like I said, the Cuban people are very passionate. Once they figure out what the game is like, it's tough to let go." He signed a two-year, $2.1 million contract with the Panthers to serve as Roberto Luongo's backup.
Antoine Roussel F DAL 4 Hrs
Antoine Roussel has requested an $2.35 million annual salary from the arbitrator.
The Stars have countered with a $1.15 million annual salary. Roussel is also reportedly demanding $4.2 million per season from Dallas, but that's presumably if they want to sign him to a much longer deal. He can be awarded a one or two-year contract from an arbitrator, based on the Stars request.
Ryan O'Reilly C COL 15 Hrs
Ryan O'Reilly is asking an arbitrator to award him a one-year, $6.75 million contract.
Colorado's counter proposal is worth $5.525 million. O'Reilly is coming off of a two-year, $10 million contract, but he was paid $6.5 million in the final season of the deal. The Avalanche want the average annual salary over the life of the deal to be the starting point while O'Reilly wants it to be based off of his 2013-14 salary. In other words, from the Avalanche's perspective, they're offering him a raise while O'Reilly sees it as a pay cut. Regardless of who wins, at this point it seems unlikely O'Reilly will stay in Colorado any longer than he's obligated to. If the Avalanche don't trade him first, he will probably sign elsewhere once he's eligible to become an unrestricted free agent. His arbitration hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.
Haydn Fleury D CAR 17 Hrs
Haydn Fleury stood out in the first day of Carolina's prospects camp.
Fleury is participating in his first camp with the Hurricanes after being taken with the seventh overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. "He's smooth. Very poised, and good feet," Hurricanes coach Bill Peters said of Fleury. "I thought he looked real good." Fleury will compete for a roster spot during training camp, but we wouldn't bet on him making the team.
Thomas Vanek LW MIN 19 Hrs
Thomas Vanek is involved in an ongoing gambling investigation in upstate New York.
Per WHEC-TV, "Vanek is not charged with any crime and he voluntarily came to the federal court building with his lawyer." Vanek has also issued a statement saying that his cooperation was requested by the U.S. Federal Government and he intends to comply. "I am not the subject of any investigation or prosecution," Vanek said. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said that the NHL is looking into the situation, but currently isn't commenting on the matter.
Jeremy Welsh C STL 19 Hrs
Jeremy Welsh has agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with St. Louis.
Welsh had a goal in 19 games with Vancouver in 2013-14. We wouldn't count on him making the Blues' opening game roster.