Quinton Howden C FLA 2 months ago

Howden signed a one-year (two-way) contract with the Panthers on Wednesday.

The speedy winger will once again compete for a roster spot with the Panthers in training camp, but will likely spend the majority of the 2015-16 campaign continuing to develop in the AHL. He tallied a total of 18 points in 33 games with AHL San Antonio last season.

Brody Sutter C CAR 2 months ago

Sutter signed a one-year (two-way) contract that will pay him $600,000 at the NHL level with the Hurricanes on Wednesday.

The 23-year-old will get a chance to secure a roster spot with the Hurricanes in training camp, but will likely once again split time between the AHL and NHL in 2015-16. He tallied 12 goals and 13 assists for a total of 25 points in 45 games with AHL Charlotte last season.

Shane Prince C OTT 2 months ago

Prince signed a one-year (two-way) contract that will pay him $700,000 at the NHL level with the Senators on Wednesday.

The 22-year-old will get a chance to lock down a roster spot with the Senators in training camp, but will likely once again spend the majority of the 2015-16 season with AHL Binghamton. He suited up for two games with the Senators last season, registering a single point in those contests. He was excellent with AHL Binghamton, however, racking up a total of 65 points in 72 games with the team.

Justin Schultz D EDM 2 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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.