Justin Schultz D EDM 2 weeks ago

Schultz signed a one-year, $3.9 million deal with the Oilers on Wednesday, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reports.

Schultz will return to his role as a top-pair defender for the Oilers in 2015-16. He tallied six goals and 25 assists for a total of 31 points in 81 games with Edmonton last season.

Alex Petrovic D FLA 2 weeks ago

Petrovic inked a two-year (one-way) contract with the Panthers on Wednesday.

The 23-year-old defender will get a chance to secure a roster spot with the Panthers in training camp, but will likely split time between the AHL and NHL once again in 2015-16. He will, however, be one of the first players the Panthers turn to in case of injury or poor performance. He suited up for 33 games with the big club last season, tallying a total of three points in those contests. As one would expect, he fared much better in the 41 games he played with AHL San Antonio in 2014-15, registering a total of 20 points in those games.

Dylan McIlrath D NYR 2 weeks ago

McIlrath signed a one-year (one-way), $600,000 contract with the Rangers on Wednesday.

The 23-year-old will get a chance to secure a roster spot with the big club in training camp, but will likely once again spend most of the 2015-16 season with AHL Hartford. He registered 17 total points in 73 games with AHL Hartford last season.

Ryan Kesler C ANA 2 weeks ago

Kesler signed a six-year, $41.25 million contract extension with the Ducks on Wednesday, Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times reports.

It's a huge deal for Kesler, especially when taking his age into consideration. He turns 31 years old next month, and will be nearly 38 when the contract extension expires. He was, however, quite productive for the Ducks in his first year with Anaheim, racking up 20 goals and 27 assists for a total of 47 points in 81 regular season games with the team in 2014-15. He also tacked on 13 points in 16 playoff contests during the Ducks' postseason run. He will remain a permanent fixture of Anaheim's top-six forward group for the foreseeable future.

Johnny Oduya D DAL 2 weeks ago

Oduya signed a two-year, $7.5 million contract with the Dallas Stars on Wednesday.

Although he reportedly wanted to return to Chicago, the team couldn't fit him into their financial plans and the two-time Stanley Cup winner was forced to move on. Oduya serves as a large upgrade to the Dallas blueline in terms of discipline and experience, and should step right in as a top-four defenseman for his new club.

Bryce Van Brabant F CGY 2 weeks ago

Van Brabant signed a one-year (two-way), $874,000 contract with the Flames on Tuesday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

Van Brabant spent the majority of the 2014-15 season with AHL Adirondack, registering eight goals and seven assists for a total of 15 points in 52 games with the team. He will likely, once again, spend the majority of the upcoming season in the AHL.

Bill Arnold C CGY 2 weeks ago

Arnold signed a one-year (two-way), $824,000 contract with the Sabres on Tuesday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

Arnold will likely spend the majority of the 2015-16 season continuing to develop with AHL Adirondack. He registered 15 goals and 23 assists for a total of 38 points in 61 games with AHL Adirondack last season.

Brendan Shinnimin C ARI 2 weeks ago

Shinnimin signed a one-year (two-way) contract that will pay him $600,000 at the NHL level with the Coyotes on Tuesday, Tim Wharnsby of CBC Sports reports.

Shinnimin spent the majority of the 2014-15 season with AHL Portland, racking up 47 total points in 64 games with the team. He will likely split time between the NHL and AHL in 2015-16.

Henrik Samuelsson C ARI 2 weeks ago

Samuelsson signed a one-year (two-way), contract that will pay him $600,000 at the NHL level with the Coyotes on Tuesday, Tim Wharnsby of CBC Sports reports.

The 21-year-old center will likely spend the majority of the 2015-16 season with AHL Portland, and will provide the Coyotes with organizational depth at forward in case of injury or poor performance. Samuelsson tallied 40 total points in 68 games with AHL Portland last season.

Mark Pysyk D BUF 2 weeks ago

Pysyk signed a two-year, $2.25 million contract with the Sabres on Tuesday, Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reports.

It's a good deal for the Sabres, as Pysyk is a promising young defenseman who is likely ready to spend most, if not all of the 2015-16 campaign with the big club. He suited up for seven games with Buffalo last season, tallying a total of three points in those contests. He spent most of 2014-15 with AHL Rochester, registering a total of 17 points in 54 games with the team.