Mitch Callahan RW DET 3 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.
Chris Stewart RW ANA 3 weeks ago
Stewart (shoulder) has signed a one-year, $1.7 million deal with the Ducks, according to John Shannon of Sportsnet.
He had a combined 14 goals and 36 points last season between the Sabres and Wild. He has struggled to return to the lofty heights of his sophomore season (2009-10) when he tallied 28 goals and 64 points in 77 games with the Avs, but still has some scoring potential at 27. He may slot in on a scoring line or provide a big body on the third line. Training camp will tell the tale.
Christian Folin D MIN 3 weeks ago
Folin inked a two-year, $1.45 million contract with the Wild on Saturday.
Folin played in 40 games with the Wild last season, tallying two goals and eight assists for a total of ten points in those contests. The Wild are pretty deep at defense, especially after landing the heavily sought after Mike Reilly this offseason, but Folin will get a chance to secure a roster spot with the big club in training camp. It's likely, however, that he will split time between the AHL and NHL in 2015-16.
Alexandre Grenier F VAN 3 weeks ago
Grenier signed a one-year contract with the Canucks on Tuesday.
The 23-year-old racked up 17 goals and 22 assists in 68 games with AHL Utica in 2014-15. The Canucks are pretty deep at forward, but Grenier will still get an opportunity to compete for a roster spot in training camp.
Andre Burakovsky F WSH 3 weeks ago
Capitals head coach Barry Trotz said Burakovsky will get another crack at the center position during training camp, but anticipates "him being on the wing at some point", Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post reports.
Burakovsky will get more work at the center position, having spent the beginning of last season as the team's second-line center as a contingency plan given top-line center Nicklas Backstrom's recovery following offseason hip surgery. Given that the second-line center job is now firmly in Evgeny Kuznetsov's grasp, Burakovsky's transition back to the wing at some point is all but certain, but the 20-year-old Swede is very much in the mix for a top-six role this season, and has some solid sleeper potential.
Ryan Garbutt C CHI 3 weeks ago
The Stars traded Garbutt and Trevor Daley to the Blackhawks in exchange for Patrick Sharp and Stephen Johns on Friday.
Garbutt will likely slot into a bottom-six role with Chicago in 2015-16. He is more valuable to his NHL team than his fantasy owners, as he is a top-notch agitator when on the ice. He tallied eight goals and 17 assists for a total of 25 points in 67 games with Dallas in 2014-15.
Trevor Daley D CHI 3 weeks ago
The Stars traded Daley and Ryan Garbutt to the Blackhawks in exchange for Patrick Sharp and Stephen Johns on Friday.
Daley's acquisition may be a sign that the Blackhawks are planning on letting Johnny Oduya leave in free agency. Daley could be considered a significant upgrade on Oduya, especially offensively. He tallied 16 goals and 22 assists for a total of 38 points in 68 games with the Stars in 2014-15. Oduya, on the other hand, only managed a total of ten points in 76 games with Chicago last season. Daley will likely immediately slot in as a member of the Hawks' top-four defender group. He's currently still recovering from hip surger he underwent in April, but should be ready for the start of Chicago's training camp in September.