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The Flyers have signed Kevin Hayes to a seven-year deal worth $50.0 million ($7.14M AAV).

Hayes was acquired from the Jets for a 2019 fifth-round pick in early-June and was set to become a free agent on July 1st. Hayes is coming off of a career-year, scoring 19 goals with 36 assists (55 points) in 71 games with the Rangers and Jets. The 27-year-old is now signed through the 2025-26 season and is the third highest paid player on the Flyers.

Source: Flyers 06/19/19, 2:28 pm EST

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The Flyers have acquired Justin Braun from the the Sharks for a 2019 second-round pick (No.41 overall) and a 2020 third-round pick.

Braun is entering the final year of his five year deal that carries a $3.8M cap-hit and is a cap casualty after the Sharks signed Erik Karlsson on Monday. San Jose still needs to sign RFA’s Timo Meier and Kevin Labanc and could extend offers to veteran UFA’s Joe Pavelski, Joe Thornton and Gustav Nyquist. As for the Flyers, they continue to beef up the right-side of their blueline. They parted ways with Andrew MacDonald, swapped Radko Gudas for Matt Niskanan and now add Braun, who had 16 points (2G / 14A) in 78 games a season ago.

Source: Philadelphia Flyers 06/18/19, 4:54 pm EST

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The Lightning have signed Braydon Coburn to a two-year extension worth $3.4 million ($1.7M AAV).

This is a low-cost deal for Coburn, who was set to become a UFA on July 1st. The stay-at-home defenseman had a surprising offensive season, posting 23 points (4G / 19A) in 74 games—his highest point total since 2011-12. Coburn has settled into a third-pairing role late in his career and carried a strong 52.6 CorsiFor% and +2.2 CF%rel this past season.

Source: Tampa Bay Lightning 06/18/19, 4:49 pm EST

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The Rangers have acquired Jacob Trouba from the Jets for Neal Pionk and the No.20 overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft.

Trouba is a restricted free agent on July 1st but gives the Rangers a bonafide first-pairing defenseman, something they played the entire 2018-19 season without. After missing a combined 49 games in 2017 and 2018, Trouba appeared in all 82 games last year and set a new career-high with 50 points (8G / 42A). Trouba will log massive minutes for the Rangers next season and helps accelerate their rebuild, which was also aided by landing the No.2 overall pick in this year’s draft.

Source: New York Rangers 06/18/19, 4:44 pm EST

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The Jets have acquired Neal Pionk and the No.20 overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft from the Rangers for Jacob Trouba.

Pionk had six goals and 20 assists (26 points) in 73 games with the Rangers in his first full NHL season in 2018-19. Like Trouba, Pionk is also a restricted free agent on July 1st, but will command a lot less money and will allow the Jets to get Patrik Laine and Kyle Connor this offseason. Winnipeg loses a top-pairing defenseman and get a player who looks like nothing more than a third-pairing player with modest offensive-upside.

Source: Winnipeg Jets 06/18/19, 4:41 pm EST

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The Sharks have signed Erik Karlsson to an eight-year contract extension worth $92.0 million ($11.5M AAV).

Karlsson was set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st but the Sharks have locked him up through the 2026-27 season. Karlsson’s new $11.5M cap-hit, represents a $5.0M raise and makes him the highest-paid defenseman in the NHL. After a slow-start and an injury plagued season, Karlsson posted his lowest point total (45) since 2012-13, but his point-per-game number (0.849) was right there with his most recent seasons.

Source: San Jose Sharks 06/17/19, 7:58 pm EST

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The Senators have signed Anthony Duclair to a one-year extension worth $1.65 million.

Duclair was acquired from the Blue Jackets as a part of the Matt Duchene trade and drastically improved his numbers in Ottawa. Duclair saw over 1:30 TOI more per game with the Senators and scored eight goals with six assists (14 points) in 21 games. With a lack of talent in Ottawa heading into 2019-20, Duclair should continue to play a middle-6 role for the Senators.

Source: Ottawa Senators 06/17/19, 4:33 pm EST

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The Capitals have re-signed Carl Hagelin to a four-year deal worth $11.0 million ($2.75M AAV).

The Capitals acquired Hagelin from the Kings in February and the veteran winger put his early-season struggles behind him, posting 11 points (3G / 8A) in 20 games with Washington. Hagelin had a 56.7 CorsiFor% and led all Capitals forwards in PK TOI/GM (2:21) after being acquired.

Source: Washington Capitals 06/16/19, 8:13 pm EST

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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.

Source: Brett Cyrgalis 06/16/19, 12:05 pm EST

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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.

Source: Chicago Blackhawks 06/16/19, 10:36 am EST

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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.

Source: Pittsburgh Penguins 06/16/19, 10:36 am EST

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