The Avalanche have acquired Kevin Connauton and a 2020 third-round pick from the Coyotes for Carl Soderberg.
The Coyotes have acquired Carl Soderberg from the Avalanche for Kevin Connauton and a 2020 third-round pick.
The Blue Jackets have signed Adam Clendening to a two-year contract extension.
Clendening spent the majority of the year in the AHL, where he led all Cleveland defensemen and was third on the team in points with 37 (4G / 33A) in 45 games. The 26-year-ol has 24 points (4G / 20A) in 90 career NHL games with seven different organizations (CHI, VAN, PIT, EDM, NYR, ARI and CBJ).
The Senators have signed Cody Goloubef to a one-year extension worth $800K.
Goloubef appeared in just five games with Ottawa this season, spending most of the year in the AHL, where he had 12 points 3G / 9A) in 30 games. Goloubef is expected to start the 2020 season with Belleville.
Orpik has announced his retirement from the NHL.
Orpik enjoyed a 15-year career, playing 10 seasons with the Penguins and the last five with the Capitals. The 38-year-old defenseman wraps up his career with 194 points (18G / 176A) in 1,035 games. Orpik is a two-time Stanley Cup Champion and Olympic Silver Medalist.
The Bruins have re-signed Steven Kampfer to a two-year extension worth $1.6M ($800K AAV).
Kampfer served as the Bruins seventh defenseman in 2019, picking up just six points (3G / 3A) in 35 games. He spent some time in the AHL but should be a No.6/7 defenseman in the 2020 season.
The Golden Knights have signed William Karlsson to an eight-year contract extension worth $47.2 million ($5.9M AAV).
In his second season with the Golden Knights, Karlsson expectedly saw his shooting percentage drop from 23.4% to 14.2% which led to him scoring just 24 goals with 32 assists (56 points) in 82 games. Over the last two seasons, Karlsson ranks 17th in goals (67) and tied for 45th in points (134). His new cap-hit is the same last Jonathan Huberdeau and Aleksander Barkov, which is tied for 109th highest in the NHL—extremely reasonable for a player who is in the top-50 in scoring.
The Blackhawks have acquired Aleksi Saarela and Calvin de Haan from the Hurricanes for Anton Forsberg and Gustav Forsling.
Saarela was originally a third-round pick of the Rangers but has spent the last two full seasons with Charlotte (AHL). This season, Saarela was second among Checkers with 54 points (30G / 24A) in 69 games. Saarela has a good chance to crack the Blackhawks roster out of training camp.
The Blackhawks have acquired Calvin de Haan and Aleksi Saarela from the Hurricanes for Anton Forsberg and Gustav Forsling.
In his first and only season with the Hurricanes, de Haan registered one goal with 13 assists (14 points) in 74 gmaes. It was the worst statistical season of de Haan’s 378-game career. The 28-year-old has three year’s left with $4.55M cap-hit and represents the second offseason addition to the Blackhawks blueline—they acquired Olli Maatta from the Penguins just over a week ago.
The Hurricanes have acquired Gustav Forsling and Anton Forsberg from the Blackhawks for Calvin de Haan and Aleksi Saarela.
Forsig had three goals and six assists (nine points) in 43 games with Chicago last season. He has appeared in at least 38 games in each of his first three NHL seasons, tallying a total of 27 points (8G / 19A) in 122 career games. Forsling is still a pending RFA but will likely get a contract to be the Hurricanes No.5/6 defenseman in 2020.
The Hurricanes have acquired Anton Forsberg and Gustav Forsling from the Blackhawks for Calvin de Haan and Aleksi Saarela.
Forsberg spent the entire 2019 season with Rockford (AHL), going 15-17-1 with a 2.64 GAA and .919 SV% in 32 games. Forsberg has gone 11-24-4 with a 3.21 GAA and .901 SV% in 45 career NHL games with Columbus and Chicago. He will likely report to Charlotte (AHL) to start the 2020 season.
The Blues have placed Adam Musil on unconditional waivers.
The Stars have acquired Ryan Hartman from the Flyers for Tyler Pitlick.
Hartman is a pending RFA, who split last year between the Predators and Flyers. Overall, he had 12 goals and 14 assists (26 points) in 83 games. Hartman should be an offensive upgrade in the Stars’ bottom-6.