Penguins sign Patric Hornqvist to 5-year extension

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Patric Hornqvist to a five-year contract extension. The deal, announced Tuesday, has an average annual value of $5.3 million US and runs through the 2022-23 season. Coach Sullivan on Hornqvist’s contract extension: “We are thrilled for Patric. He has been such a big part of this team and what they’ve […]


Islanders’ Josh Bailey agrees to 6-year, $30M contract extension

Josh Bailey agreed to a six-year, $30 million US deal Friday to stay with the New York Islanders instead of testing free agency this summer. The 28-year-old forward, selected to his first all-star appearance last month, has 15 goals and 47 assists this season — already setting career highs for assists and points (62). Bailey […]


Coyotes sign goaltender Darcy Kuemper to 2-year extension

The Arizona Coyotes signed Darcy Kuemper to a two-year contract extension Thursday, a day after acquiring the goalie from the Los Angeles Kings. Financial terms were not disclosed. “The Coyotes have a young and talented team and a very bright future ahead,” the 27-year-old Kuemper said in a team statement. “I’m excited to be a […]


Canucks ink defenceman Erik Gudbranson to 3-year extension

The Vancouver Canucks signed defenceman Erik Gudbranson to a three-year contract extension Tuesday. The Canucks announced the deal will carry an average annual value of US$4 million. “Erik is an important part of our team and provides a physical element to our blueline,” GM Jim Benning said in a statement. “”His leadership qualities help us […]


Canadiens sign Nicolas Deslauriers to 2-year contract extension

The Montreal Canadiens signed left winger Nicolas Deslauriers to a two-year, one-way contract reportedly worth $950,000 US per season, the NHL club announced Monday. Deslauriers, 26, is currently earning $775,000 per season on a two-year deal signed before the 2016-17 campaign. Les Canadiens s’entendent sur les modalités d’une prolongation de contrat de deux saisons à […]


Flames sign centre Mikael Backlund to 6-year extension

Forward Mikael Backlund decided not to test free agency this summer and re-signed a multi-year contract extension with the Calgary Flames. The Flames announced on Friday that the two sides agreed to a six-year deal worth $32.1 million US, an annual average of $5.35 million. The 28-year-old centre had a breakout performance with 22 goals and […]


Jay Rodriguez: West Brom striker granted three-week extension to reply to FA charge

Rodriguez has made 30 appearances for Albion this season, scoring eight goals West Brom striker Jay Rodriguez has been granted an extension to respond to a charge of allegedly racially abusing Brighton defender Gaetan Bong. The Football Association’s initial 16 February deadline has been extended to 9 March after a request by Rodriguez. Cameroon international […]


Canucks sign GM Jim Benning to multi-year contract extension

The Vancouver Canucks signed GM Jim Benning to a multi-year contract extension Wednesday. Benning, an Edmonton native, has served four years in the role since joining the Canucks in May 2014. “I’m grateful to the Aquilini family and to Trevor Linden for the commitment they’ve made to me and for their confidence in our long-term […]