The Lightning have signed Cameron Gaunce to a one-year, two-way contract.
Gaunce spent most of the 2018-19 season in the AHL, where he led all Crunch defensemen with 46 points (10G / 36A) in 59 games. During his brief time in the NHL, the 29-year-old has two goals and three assists in 34 combined games with the Avalanche, Stars, Penguins and Lightning.
Glass has announced his retirement from the NHL.
Glass appeared in 527 career NHL games, scoring 23 goals with 45 assists (69 points) and 658 penalty minutes with the Panthers, Canucks, Jets, Penguins, Rangers and Flames. Glass played this past season in France but is set to return to North America where he will take a player development role with the Rangers.
The Blackhawks have acquired Olli Maatta from the Penguins for Dominik Kahun and a 2019 fifth-round pick.
Maatta was a first-round pick in 2012 but fell out of favour in Pittsburgh this past season. The Penguins brought in Jack Johnson and acquired Erik Gudbranson at the trade deadline and continued to push Maatta down the depth chart. The 24-year-old has had some injury issues throughout his career and is coming off of a season where he had 14 points (1G / 13A) in 60 games. Maatta, who has three years left at $4.083M AAV, will likely play on the Blackhawks third pairing.
The Penguins have acquired Dominik Kahun and a 2019 fifth-round pick (No.151 overall) from the Blackhawks for Olli Maatta.
Kahun was an undrafted free-agent who came to North America this year after spending four years in Germany. The 23-year-old winger had 13 goals and 24 assists (37 points) in 82 games with the Blackhawks and will likely be a replacement for Matt Cullen and Garrett Wilson as a bottom-6 forward for the Penguins.
The Kings have bought out the contract of Dion Phaneuf.
Phaneuf had two years left on his seven-year contract that carries a $7.0M cap-hit. Phaneuf was acquired from the Senators in the middle of the 2018 season and registered just four goals and 12 assists (16 points) in 93 games with the Kings.
The Blue Jackets have signed Jakob Lilja to a one-year, entry-level contract.
Lilja is an undrafted free agent who has been in the Swedish Elite League since the 2015-16 season. This past season he led Djurgardens IF with 37 points (12G / 25A) in 52 games.
Bournival has announced his retirement from the NHL.
Bournival was originally a third-round pick of the Avalanche (No.71 overall) in 2010. The 27-year-old winger had 12 goals and 10 assists (22 points) in 113 career NHL games and appeared in over 200 AHL games.
The Flyers have placed Andrew MacDonald on waivers for the purpose of a terminating his contract.
MacDonald had one year left on his six-year contract that carries a $5.0M cap-hit. His buyout will carry a $1.167M cap-hit this season and $1.917M next. Terminating MacDonald’s contract opens up a roster spot for some of the Flyers’ up-and-coming young defensemen like Samuel Morin.
The Jets have signed Joona Luoto to a three-year deal worth $2.275M ($758.3K AAV).
Luoto played the last three seasons in the Finnish Elite League and recorded 16 points (8G / 8A) in 58 games with Tappara Tampere. Luoto and Patrik Laine were teammates for several Tappara teams growing up, including their U18 and U20 teams
The Coyotes have signed Ilya Lyubushkin to a one-year contract extension.
Lyubushkin had four assists in 41 games with the Coyotes this season. The 25-year-old defenseman came to the NHL after spending six years in the KHL. Lyubushkin will likely serve as the Coyotes No.6/No.7 defenseman in 2019-20.
The Predators have acquired Connor Ingram from the Lightning for a 2021 seventh-round pick.
Ingram, who was selected in the third-round (No.88 overall) in 2016, split his 2018-19 season between the AHL and ECHL. The 22-year-old was 14-7-0 with a 2.26 GAA and .922 SV% with Syracuse (AHL) and 8-2-0 with a 2.81 GAA and .914 SV% with Orlando (ECHL). With Pekka Rinne entering his age-37 season, Ingram could serve as the Predators’ future No.2 behind Juuse Saros.
The Canadiens signed Gustav Olofsson to a one-year extension worth $700K.
Olofsson was originally selected in the second-round in 2013 and ended up with Montreal after spending the first four years of his career the Wild’s organization. Olofsson had eight assists in 41 games with Minnesota last season and had one assist in just two games with Laval (AHL).
The Islanders have signed Jordan Eberle to a five-year contract worth $27.5 million ($5.5M AAV).
In his second season with the Islanders, Eberle struggled in the regular season, posting just 37 points (19G / 18A) in 78 games but cranked it up in the playoffs. Eberle got hot in the first two rounds of the postseason, leading the Islanders with nine points (4G / 5A) in eight games. Eberle joins Andrew Ladd and Nick Leddy as players earning $5.5 AAV from the Islanders.
The Flyers have acquired Matt Niskanen from the Capitals for Radio Gudas.
Niskanen, who has a modified no-trade clause, has two years left on his seven-year deal that carries a $5.75M cap-hit. While with Washington, Niskanen never turned out the offensive production that he did in his final year in Pittsburgh, earning himself that huge deal. Since signing with the Capitals, Niskanen is tied for 38th among defensemen with 156 points (29G / 127A) in 390 games. He had eight goals and 17 assists (25 points) in 80 games a season ago.
The Capitals have acquired Radko Gudas from the Flyers for Matt Niskanen.
Gudas is heading into the final year of his four-year deal that carries a $3.35 million cap-hit, versus Niskanen’s two remaining years at $5.75 million. Gudas is coming off of one of his best offensive seasons, scoring four goals with 16 assists (20 points) in 77 games. Gudas was second on the Flyers in hits (255) and tied for third in blocked shots (133). He will help bolster the Capitals penalty-kill, where he played 2:37 per game last year—second among Flyers skaters.
The Jets have signed David Gustafsson to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Gustafsson was picked in the second-round (No.60 overall) in 2018 and is coming off of his second season in the Swedish Elite League. Gustafsson had two goals and 10 assists (12 points) in 36 games with HV71 and also had three assists in five games while playing with Sweden at the U20 World Juniors.
The Flames have signed Eetu Tuulola to a three-year, two-way contract.
The Flames drafted Tuulola in the sixth-round (No.156 overall) in 2016. The 21-year-old winger had 13 gaols and 23 assists (36 points( in 60 games with HPK Hameenlinna of the Finnish Elite League this season.
The Senators have signed Morgan Klimchuk to a one-year contract worth $700K.
Klimchuk is a former first-round pick (No.28 overall in 2013) but bounced all over Canada last year. The 25-year-old spent the first three years of his career in Calgary before being moved to Toronto and eventually Ottawa last year. He played 17 games with the Flames AHL affiliate, 13 with Toronto’s and eight with Ottawa’s—overall he had nine goals and six assists (15 points) in 38 AHL games.
The Wild signed Matt Bartkowski to a one-year deal worth $700K.
Bartkowski, 31, spent most of the 2018-19 season in the AHL, where he had 19 points (4G / 15A) in 70 games. The veteran defenseman had one goal in two games with Minnesota and has 48 points (8G / 40A) in 255 career NHL games.
The Oilers signed Patrick Russell to a one-year contract extension.
Russell had a career-best 40 points (18G / 22A) in 51 games with Bakersfield (AHL) this season. Russell also appeared in the first six games of his NHL career with the Oilers but did not register a point.