NHL Recent Player News
|6/29/2016||Seth Jones, Cls, D|
|The Blue Jackets signed Jones to a $32.4 million, six-year contract Wednesday.
Analysis: Jones was selected by the Predators with the fourth overall pick in 2013 before being traded to Columbus in January. He had 20 points in 41 games with the Blue Jackets.
|6/28/2016||Patrick Brown, Car, C|
|The Hurricanes and Brown agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract Tuesday.
Analysis: Brown had 13 goals and 12 assists in 70 games for Charlotte of the AHL last season. He appeared in seven games with Carolina and had his first career goal and assist March 31 against the Rangers.
|6/28/2016||Brad Stuart, Col, D|
|The Avalanche placed Stuart on waivers Tuesday with the intention of buying out the final year of his contract.
Analysis: Stuart is a 16-year NHL veteran who is set to make $3.6 million next season in the final year of a two-year, $7.2 million contract. A nagging back injury limited Stuart to six games last season.
|6/28/2016||Matt Taormina, TB, D|
|Taormina signed one-year, two-way contract Tuesday to return to the Lightning.
Analysis: Taormina played in three games for the Lightning last season and also appeared in three playoff games. He has four goals and 12 points in 59 career NHL games.
|6/28/2016||Tye McGinn, TB, LW|
|McGinn signed one-year, two-way contract Tuesday to return to the Lightning.
Analysis: McGinn played in two games for the Lightning last season. He scored 20 goals - including a team high-tying nine on the power play - and had 44 points in 72 games with Syracuse of the AHL.
|6/27/2016||Andrew Shaw, Mon, RW|
|Just three days after he was acquired from Chicago, Shaw reached agreement on a six-year contract with the Canadiens. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed by Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin in the team's announcement.
Analysis: Shaw, a five-year NHL veteran, won Stanley Cup championships with the Blackhawks in 2013 and 2015. In 2015-16, Shaw finished with 14 goals and 34 points in 78 games during the regular season and four goals and six points in six playoff games.
|6/27/2016||Tomas Hertl, SJ, LW|
|The San Jose Sharks issued a qualifying offer to pending restricted free agent Hertl.
Analysis: Hertl had 21 goals and 25 assists last season when he thrived on the top line with Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski. Hertl hurt his right knee in the Stanley Cup Final, but is expected to be a key part of the team again next season.
|6/27/2016||Brandon Pirri, Anh, C|
|The Ducks declined to make qualifying offers Monday to five players, including Pirri.
Analysis: Anaheim acquired the speedy Pirri from Florida in February for a sixth-round pick, but an ankle injury and an upper-body injury limited him to nine games for the Ducks.
|6/27/2016||Hampus Lindholm, Anh, D|
|The Anaheim Ducks issued a qualifying offer to Lindholm.
Analysis: The 22-year-old Lindholm has 96 points in three full seasons with Anaheim.
|6/27/2016||Rickard Rakell, Anh, C|
|The Anaheim Ducks have issued qualifying offers to defenseman Hampus Lindholm and forwards Rakell and Stefan Noesen.
Analysis: Rakell broke through last season with 20 goals and 23 assists, ranking fourth on the team in scoring.
|6/27/2016||Patrick Sieloff, Ott, D|
|Sieloff was acquired by the Senators on Monday.
Analysis: Sieloff scored the game-winning goal on April 9 in his lone contest with the Flames. The 22-year-old played the majority of last season with Stockton of the American Hockey League, recording two tallies and nine assists.
|6/27/2016||Alex Chiasson, Cgy, RW|
|The Flames acquired Chiasson from the Senators for minor-league defensive prospect Patrick Sieloff on Monday and signed the forward to a one-year contract.
Analysis: Chiasson collected seven goals, eight assists and 45 penalty minutes in 77 games with Ottawa last season. The 25-year-old scored 38 goals and set up 44 others in 239 career contests with the Dallas Stars and Senators.
|6/27/2016||Louis Domingue, Ari, G|
|The Coyotes signed Domingue to a two-year contract Monday.
Analysis: Domingue was solid as Arizona's goalie after Mike Smith went out with a core injury early last season, going 15-18-5 with a 2.75 goals-against average. He set the Coyotes' rookie record for wins and was the NHL's rookie of the month in January by going 6-3-2 with a 2.25 GAA.
|6/27/2016||Iiro Pakarinen, Edm, RW|
|The Oilers re-signed Pakarinen to a one-year contract Monday.
Analysis: Pakarinen registered 13 points (five goals, eight assists) in 63 games with the Oilers this past season.
|6/27/2016||Filip Forsberg, Nsh, LW|
|The Predators locked up one of their bright young stars, signing Forsberg to a six-year, $36 million contract Monday.
Analysis: The 21-year-old forward, who hasn't missed a regular-season game the past two years, led Nashville with 33 goals and 64 points for the second straight season. His goal total also ranked 10th in the NHL and tied a single-season franchise record.
|6/27/2016||Drew Miller, Det, LW|
|The Red Wings re-signed Miller to a one-year contract Monday.
Analysis: After appearing in all 82 regular-season games for the Red Wings in 2013-14 and 2014-15 and holding the team's ironman streak at 190 games, Miller was limited to just 28 games this past season due to a broken jaw and a knee injury.