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The Wild have re-signed Joel Eriksson Ek to a two-year contract extension worth $2.975M ($1.45M AAV).

Since being picked No.20 in 2015, Eriksson Ek has not topped 16 points in his first two NHL seasons. However, once Mikko Koivu went down last year, Eriksson Ek had five goals and two assists in 22 games while averaging 15:23 TOI/gm—averaged 12:22 prior. Koivu will likely be eased back into action early in the season, giving Eriksson Ek an opportunity to get off to a hot start in 2020.

Source: Minnesota Wild 08/21/19, 8:03 pm EST

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The Senators have signed Colin White to a six-year deal worth $28.75 million ($4.792M AAV).

During his first full NHL season, White had 14 goals and 27 assists (41 points) in 71 games. White averaged 16:12 TOI/gm while carrying a +3.4 CF% rel on the league’s worst team. White is set to start 2020 as the Senators No.1 centre and should build off of 2019 as he should play 17-18 minutes per night.

Source: Ottawa Senators 08/21/19, 7:58 pm EST

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The Islanders have re-signed Michael Dal Colle to a two-year contract.

Dal Colle has struggled to produce at the NHL-level since being picked No.5 overall in 2014. However, the 23-year-old winger was a point-per-game player in the AHL a season ago, scoring 18 goals with 16 assists (34 points) in 34 games. Dal Colle has just seven points (3G / 4A) in 32 career NHL games to this point, but has a chance to be a full-time NHLer if he impresses in training camp this fall.

Source: New York Islanders 08/21/19, 7:49 pm EST

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The Avalanche have signed Valeri Nichushkin to a one-year contract.

The former No.10 overall pick (2013) struggled mightily in 2019 after returning from a two-year stint in the KHL. Nichushkin failed to record a goal while compiling just 10 assists in 57 games with the Stars and has just 74 points (23G / 51A) in 223 career NHL games with Dallas. This is a low-risk signing for the Avalanche and Nichushkin has a chance to produce in a quality bottom-6 that improved this summer.

Source: Colorado Avalanche 08/21/19, 7:46 pm EST

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The Red Wings have acquired Adam Erne from the Lightning for a 2020 4th Round Pick.

Erne was a second-round pick of the Lightning in 2013 and finished his first full NHL season with 20 points (7G / 13A) in 65 games. Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman is familiar with Erne from his time with Tampa Bay and added the 24-year-old to a team that has a ton of bottom-6 players. Erne will likely open 2020 on their third line.

Source: Detroit Red Wings 08/15/19, 3:02 pm EST

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The Blackhawks have signed Philip Holm to a one-year contract.

After playing in Sweden from 2012 to 2017, Holm came to North America in 2018. He started the year with Vancouver, where he had 29 points (11G / 18A) in 42 games in Utica (AHL). He ended up being traded to the Golden Knights, posting nine points (1G / 8A) in 21 games with Chicago (AHL). The 27-year-old went to the KHL for the 2019 season and had 26 points (7G / 19A) in 61 games. The 27-year-old provides the Blackhawks with some D-depth but will likely start 2020 in the AHL.

Source: Chicago Blackhawks 08/15/19, 11:08 am EST

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The Blue Jackets have signed Marko Dano to a one-year, two-way deal.

Dano was originally a first-round pick (No.27 overall in 2013) of the Blue Jackets but was traded to the Blackhawks as a part of the Brandon Saad deal in 2015. Since then, Dano has played 13 games for the Blackhawks, 82 games for the Jets and eight games for the Avalanche. He spent most of last season in the AHL, where he had 30 points (12G / 18A) in 51 games for the Manitoba Moose. Dano will be a fringe NHLer for the Blue Jackets and could start 2020 in the AHL.

Source: Columbus Blue Jackets 08/9/19, 11:46 am EST

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The Hurricanes have signed Anton Forsberg to a one-year deal worth $775K.

Forsberg was average in his first and only season with the Blackhawks. During his 35 NHL games, Forsberg went 10-16-4 with a 2.97 GAA and .908 SV%. While with Rockford (AHL), the 26-year-old went 15-17-1 wth a 2.64 AA and .919 SV%. With Petr Mrazek and James Reimer already in the NHL, Forsberg is likely headed to Charlotte (AHL) to start 2020.

Source: Carolina Hurricanes 08/7/19, 3:10 pm EST

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The Blues signed Joel Edmundson to a one-year deal worth $3.1 million (via arbitration).

In his first four NHL seasons, Edmundson has never played more than 69 games. Edmundson had just two goals and nine assists (11 points) in 64 games this past season. The 26-year-old ranked fourth among Blues defensemen in TOI/gm (19:23) while leading them in hits (128) and ranking fourth in blocked shots (106).

Source: St. Louis Blues 08/7/19, 2:58 pm EST

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The Lightning have signed Kevin Shattenkirk to a one-year contract worth $1.75 million.

Shattenkirk was bought out by the Rangers and the Lightning quickly signed the right-handed defenseman to a one-year deal. Shattenkirk’s two seasons in New York were forgettable, but he should settle into a sheltered third-pairing role with PP time in Tampa Bay. He may no longer be the player capable of posting 56 points like he did in 2017, but Shattenkirk should be able to get back to 35-plus points in 2020.

Source: Tampa Bay Lightning 08/7/19, 2:41 pm EST

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The Coyotes have re-signed Adin Hill to a one-year, two-way contract.

Hill spent most of the 2019 in the AHL, but also went 7-5-0 with a 2.76 GAA, .901 SV% and one shutout in 13 NHL contests. The former third-round pick was 16-19-2 with a 2.61 GAA and .906 SV% in 36 games in Tucson (AHL). With Antti Raanta and Darcy Kuemper firmly ahead of him on the depth chart, Hill will open the 2020 season with the Roadrunners.

Source: Arizona Coyotes 08/7/19, 2:35 pm EST

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