After hearing development coach Tim Taylor sing the praises of a late-blooming defenseman playing college hockey in Alaska, Doug Armstrong went to see for himself.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Rick Tocchet played three of his 18 NHL seasons with the Arizona Coyotes. Steve Patterson worked three years at Arizona State University, the final two as athletic director.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. is considering selling the NHL team.
COLE HARBOR, Nova Scotia (AP) — Sidney Crosby said Wednesday he did not pay attention to those questioning whether he should continue playing hockey after suffering another concussion during the playoffs.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes have hired Rick Tocchet as head coach, turning the team over to a man who helped the Pittsburgh Penguins win the past two Stanley Cup titles.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — After winning Presidents' Trophy and losing in the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs two years in a row, Marcus Johansson knew the Washington Capitals were going to make changes.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers paid a huge price to lock up superstar captain Connor McDavid.
Kevin Shattenkirk could've gotten more money but took less to join the New York Rangers.
DALLAS (AP) — Right winger Alexander Radulov got the richest contract given to an unrestricted free agent this offseason when he signed a $31.25 million, five-year deal with the Dallas Stars.
After building up to a playoff run that ended in the second round yet again, the Washington Capitals are going through a salary-cap nightmare usually reserved for Stanley Cup champions.
Even though Alexander Radulov took 48 hours into NHL free agency to find a home, it was very much worth the wait.
A busy weekend to kick off NHL free agency has left a few prominent players still looking for landing spots and teams still needing to fill some holes.
Carey Price couldn't imagine wearing anything but a Canadiens uniform, while Patrick Marleau agonized about trading in his Sharks jersey for a Maple Leafs one.
Carey Price signed an $84 million, eight-year contract extension Sunday, likely keeping the franchise goaltender with the Montreal Canadiens for the rest of his career.
Several big winners in the first hours of the NHL's free-agent signing period didn't even have to move.