Ducks to talk contracts with Zegras, Terry, Drysdale after season: report

The Anaheim Ducks will not discuss new contracts with Trevor Zegras, Jamie Drysdale and Troy Terry until after this season, general manager Pat Verbeek said. Zegras, a forward, and Drysdale, a defenseman, each is entering the final season of a three-year, entry-level contract. Terry, a forward, is also entering the final season of a three-year … Read more

Barzal hopeful for new contract with Islanders before season

EAST MEADOW, NY — Mathew Barzal is optimistic he can sign a new contract with the New York Islanders before the start of this season. The 25-year-old center is entering the final season of a three-year contract and can become a restricted free agent. Barzal, who was a first-round pick (No. 16) by the Islanders … Read more

NHL Free Agency: Top RFAs Still on the Market in September

Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports Training camps are mere weeks from opening, folks. And there are still a number of good young players who remain unsigned. While the UFAs tend to grab most of the headlines when the market opens due to their ability to sign anywhere, the RFA crop is just as interesting this season, … Read more

Dobson, Romanov each sign a three-year contract with the Islanders

Noah Dobson signed a three-year contract with the New York Islanders on Monday. Financial terms were not disclosed. The 22-year-old defenseman was a restricted free agent. He had NHL career highs in goals (13), assists (38) and points (51) in 80 games last season. “Obviously really excited,” Dobson said Monday. “Looking back to the second … Read more

Oettinger signs three-year, $12 million contract with Stars

Jake Oettinger signed a three-year, $12 million contract with the Dallas Stars on Thursday. It has an average annual value of $4 million. The 23-year-old goalie was a restricted free agent. “I made it clear to my representatives that I wanted to be in Dallas for a long time,” Oettinger said Friday. “If I could … Read more

NHL Free Agency: Top Three Landing Spots for Evan Rodrigues

Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports Believe it or not, but there was a point last season when Evan Rodrigues was almost singlehandedly keeping the Penguins afloat. It sounds crazy, I know. But it’s true. Rodrigues’ evolution from a bottom-six depth piece to a legitimate top-six center was one of the more unforeseen developments of the 2021-22 … Read more

NHL Free Agency: Top 5 Veteran UFAs Aged 35 and Older

Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports The calendar is now deep into August, and several key free agents are still out there for the taking — some of whom happen to be reaching the twilight of their careers. A good chunk seems capable of being had for pennies on the dollar, too. In a league with … Read more

Kessel signs a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Golden Knights

Phil Kessel signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday. The 34-year-old forward was an unrestricted free agent. He had 52 points (eight goals, 44 assists) in 82 games for the Arizona Coyotes last season. “I’m excited,” Kessel said Thursday. “Obviously it’s a great organization, a great team, a winning … Read more

NHL Free Agency: Top 5 UFAs 27 and Under

Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports The calendar is now deep into August, and a number of key free agents are still out there for the taking — some of whom happen to still be in the middle of their primes. A good chunk of them seems capable of being had for pennies on the dollar, too. … Read more