• Bruins add goaltender Ullmark on 4-year, $20M deal

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    The Boston Bruins signed goaltender Linus Ullmark to a four-year contract with an average annual value of $5 million, the team announced Wednesday. Ullmark, 27, has spent his entire career with the Buffalo Sabres. Despite Buffalo's last-place finish last season, he posted a .917 save percentage and a 2.63 goals-against average in 20 games. Ullmark possesses a career .912 save percentage and 2.78 goals-against average over 117 contests. The signing comes amid questions about Tuukka Rask 's future with Boston. It's unclear if the longtime Bruins netminder, currently a free agent, can or...
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  • Flames ink Coleman to 6-year pact

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    The Calgary Flames signed unrestricted free-agent forward Blake Coleman to a six-year contract carrying a $4.9-million cap hit, the team announced Wednesday. Coleman notched 14 goals and 17 assists over 55 regular-season games for the Tampa Bay Lightning this campaign before adding three markers and eight helpers in 23 playoff games this spring. The 29-year-old helped the Lightning win the Stanley Cup for the second straight year in 2021. Tampa Bay acquired him in a trade with the New Jersey Devils in February last season. Copyright © 2021 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved...
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  • Free-agency analysis: Breaking down Wednesday's signings and trades

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    Quick-hit analysis of important NHL signings and trades completed Wednesday, July 28, updating live as each transaction rolls in. Signing: Ducks sign forward Ryan Getzlaf to one-year deal
    Analysis: After flirting with the idea of playing for another NHL club, the longtime Ducks captain decided to stay put. Getzlaf's new contract carries a $4.5-million cap hit, topping up the eight-year extension he inked back in 2013. At 36, he's not the player he used to be, yet at that price tag, and with a group of youngsters to mentor in Anaheim, the deal makes sense for both player and team. It's...
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  • Canadiens bring in Hoffman on 3-year deal

    Canadiens bring in Hoffman on 3-year deal

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    The Montreal Canadiens have signed winger Mike Hoffman to a three-year contract. The deal comes with an annual cap hit of $4.5 million, reports Sportsnet's Chris Johnston. Hoffman is one of the game's premier snipers, averaging 30 goals per 82 contests since becoming a full-time NHLer in 2014-15. He potted 17 goals in 52 games with the St. Louis Blues this past season. However, the 31-year-old is also considered a defensive liability, and this deal will take him through his age-34 season. Evolving-Hockey.com Hoffman will be a big boost to Montreal's power play, though. The Habs have...
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  • Kings sign Danault to 6-year contract

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    The Los Angeles Kings signed forward Phillip Danault to a six-year contract, the team announced Wednesday. The deal carries an average annual value of $5.5 million, reports TSN's Pierre LeBrun. Danault, 28, recently helped guide the Montreal Canadiens on a surprising run to the Stanley Cup Final. Since arriving in Montreal in 2016, he's quickly transformed into one of the league's top defensive centers. The Quebec native managed five goals and 19 assists in 53 games last season and added another four points during the team's lengthy playoff run. He also finished sixth in voting for the...
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  • Grubauer signs 6-year, $35.4M contract with Kraken

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    The Seattle Kraken signed goaltender Philipp Grubauer to a six-year contract worth $5.9 million per season, the team announced Wednesday. Grubauer is fresh off the best season of his nine-year career. The 29-year-old won 30 of 39 starts for the Colorado Avalanche and posted a .922 save percentage and seven shutouts to earn the first Vezina Trophy nomination of his career. However, Colorado was the top defensive team in the NHL by several metrics last season, including expected goals against per 60 at five on five, as well as shots against.
    Philipp Grubauer, signed 6x$5.9M by SEA, is a...
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  • Lightning sign Point to 8-year extension with $9.5M AAV

    Lightning sign Point to 8-year extension with $9.5M AAV

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    The Tampa Bay Lightning locked up a key piece of their core Wednesday, signing forward Brayden Point to an eight-year extension with an average annual cap hit of $9.5 million. Point has one more year left on his current deal, which carries a $6.75-million cap hit. His new contract begins in 2022-23 and runs through the 2029-30 campaign. The 25-year-old is one of the game's premier centers, tallying 23 goals and 25 assists in 56 games last season without Nikita Kucherov on his wing. Point exploded for 14 goals and nine assists in 23 postseason contests after Kucherov returned for the...
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  • Devils sign Hamilton to 7-year, $63M deal

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    The New Jersey Devils have inked defenseman Dougie Hamilton to a seven-year deal with an average annual value of $9 million, the team announced Wednesday. Hamilton, widely considered to be the best free-agent blue-liner available, racked up 42 points in 55 games with the Carolina Hurricanes this past season. With the 28-year-old on the ice at five-on-five in 2021, the Hurricanes controlled 56% of the shot attempts, 62% of the goals, and 58% of the high-danger chances.
    Dougie Hamilton, signed 7x$9M by NJ, is one of the league's top offensive defenceman. He's got an elite shot and loves to...
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