John Quenneville C NJ 2 weeks ago
Quenneville signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Devils on Monday.
Quenneville played in 57 games with the Brandon Wheat Kings of the WHL in 2014-15, racking up 17 goals and 30 assists for a total of 47 points over that span. He's only 19 years old, and could probably use a full season in the AHL before making the jump to the big club. It isn't clear if Quenneville will get the opportunity to make his NHL debut in 2015-16, but even if he does, expect him to spend the vast majority of the season with AHL Albany.
Philip Varone C BUF 2 weeks ago
Varone signed a one-year (two-way) deal worth $600,000 at the NHL level on Monday, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.
Varone played in 28 games with the Sabres in 2014-15, notching a total of five points over that span. He will likely return to his bottom-six role with the Sabres at the start of 2015-16, but will probably spend time in both the NHL and AHL this season.
Taylor Beck LW TOR 2 weeks ago
Beck signed a one-year, $875,000 contract with the Maple Leafs on Monday.
Beck played in 62 games with the Predators in 2014-15, notching eight goals and eight assists for a total of 16 points over that span. The 24-year-old will likely slot into a bottom-six role with the Maple Leafs at the start of the 2015-16 campaign.
Anthony Bitetto D NSH 2 weeks ago
Bitetto signed a one-year (two-way) contract that will pay him $665,500 at the NHL level on Monday, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports.
Bitetto made his NHL debut last season, suiting up for seven games with the Predators. He failed to register a single point in those seven contests, however, and spent the vast majority of the season with AHL Milwaukee. He tallied four goals and 26 assists for a total of 30 points in 70 games with AHL Milwaukee in 2014-15. Nashville is pretty deep at defense, but Bitetto is one of the organization's top blueliners, and will likely spend time in both the AHL and NHL in 2015-16.
Sergei Kostitsyn LW NSH 2 weeks ago
Kostityn signed a contract with Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod on Monday, Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo! Sports reports.
Kostityn will join his older brother Andrei, who also signed with Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod this offseason. A return to the NHL for Sergei is growing less and less likely with each passing season.
Andrei Kostitsyn LW NSH 2 weeks ago
Kostitsyn signed a two-year contract with Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod of the KHL on Monday, Igor Eronko of Sport-Express reports.
Kostitsyn was reportedly considering pursuing a return to the NHL this summer, but it appears as though he may not have garnered enough interest from NHL teams in order for that to come to fruition. He may, however, attempt to return to the NHL again in 2016-17, as the second year of his two-year deal with Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod of the KHL is a player option, meaning he could opt out of the contract in order to make a return to the NHL.
Mitch Callahan RW DET 2 weeks ago
Callahan signed a one-year (two-way), $600,000 contract with the Red Wings on Monday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
The 23-year-old will provide the Red Wings with some organizational depth at wing, and will likely spend most of the 2015-16 season continuing to develop with AHL Grand Rapids. Callahan tallied 16 goals and 22 assists for a total of 38 points in 48 games with AHL Grand Rapids last season.
Taylor Beck LW TOR 3 weeks ago
Beck was traded to the Maple Leafs in exchange for Jamie Devane.
While a trade of Devane for Beck, who has decent upside, seems lopsided, it makes more sense when you consider Beck had elected for arbitration. Beck should be able to get work in Toronto's rotation and might work up from just being a decent scorer in deep leagues.
Jamie Devane C NSH 3 weeks ago
Devane was traded to the Predators on Sunday in exchange for Taylor Beck.
Devane has spent most of his last three years working in the AHL and amassing team-leading penalty minutes. He's not operating at an NHL level yet, so the Predators will try to continue his development into a physical defenseman that can serve as solid depth.
Justin Shugg F CAR 3 weeks ago
Shugg agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Hurricanes on Sunday.
Shugg's deal will pay him $600,000 at the NHL level or $85,000 at the AHL level. He made his rookie debut with the Hurricanes during the 2014-15 season, but played in just three total games at the NHL level, while failing to record any goals or assists. He spent most of his time with AHL Charlotte, where he finished with a career-best 21 goals and 22 assists over 65 games. For the upcoming season, Shugg will likely see the majority of his time with AHL Charlotte again.