The Islanders have signed Stephen Gionta to a one-year, two-way contract.
Gionta will replace Casey Cizikas on the Islanders fourth line on Saturday. Gionta adjust five assists (2G / 3A) in 30 AHL games with Bridgeport last season.
The Devils have signed Drew Stafford to a one-year deal worth $810K.
Stafford was in training camp on a PTO and signed Friday morning after it was announced that Jesper Bratt would miss 2-3 weeks with a fractured jaw. Stafford is not expected to suit up in the Devils season opener on Saturday.
Source: @NJDevils 10/5/18, 9:15 am EST
The Maple Leafs have signed Jeff Glass to an AHL contract.
The Maple Leafs lost their goaltending depth when both Curtis McElhinney and Calvin Pickard were claimed on waivers a couple of days ago. The 32-year-old netminder was 3-7-3 with a 3.36 GAA and .898 SV% in 15 games with the Blackhawks a season ago.
The Oilers have signed Jason Garrison to a one-year deal worth $650K.
The Blackhawks have signed Brandon Davidson to a one-year, $650K contract.
Davidson, 27, was in Chicago on a professional tryout and appears to have cracked their opening night roster. Davidson played for the Canadiens, Oilers and Islanders last year, compiling four goals and three assists (seven points) in 51 games. Davidson might be in the Blackhawks’ top-6, beating out Brandon Manning.
Source: Eric Lear 09/27/18, 11:38 am EST
The Golden Knights have signed Shea Theodore to a seven-year extension worth $36.4M ($5.2M AAV).
Theodore saw some time in the AHL last year, but quickly showed he belonged in the NHL, scoring five goals and six assists (11 points) in just eight games with the Chicago Wolves. With the Golden Knights he registered 29 points (6G / 23A) in 61 games and is a front-runner to lead the Vegas blueline in ice-time this season. Theodore may have to battle with Colin Miller for top power-play time, but he is a candidate for a 10-goal, 30-assist season on a strong Vegas squad.
The Canadiens signed Paul Byron to a four-year extension worth $13.6 million ($3.4M AAV).
Byron has enjoyed the best seasons of his career during his last two years in Montreal. The 29-year-old winger has registered back-to-back 20 goals seasons while averaging 39 points during that span. Byron is a versatile forward, who is capable of playing up and down the Canadiens’ lineup.
The Sabres signed Sam Reinhart to a two-year extension worth $7.3M ($3.65M AAV) on September 19th.
Reinhart set new career-highs in goals (25) and points (50) during the 2017-18 season. The former No.2 overall pick (2014) is expected to land a top-6 role and players with either Jack Eichel or Casey Mittelstadt in a new-look Sabres’ lineup. Reinhart has 60-point upside as he enters his fourth full season.
Source: @SabresPR 09/24/18, 11:01 pm EST
The Devils signed Miles Wood to a four-year contract extension worth $11 million ($2.75M AAV) on Saturday.
Wood just wrapped up his first full NHL season with 19 goals and 13 assists (32 points) in 76 games. The 2013 fourth-round pick will be hard pressed to land a top-6 role in New Jersey but is a serviceable bottom-6 winger who brings some toughness to the Devils’ lineup.
The Sabres have signed Sam Reinhart to a two-year deal worth $7.3 million ($3.65M AAV).
Reinhart is coming off of the best season of his career, posting 50 points (25G / 25A) in 82 games. He has increased his point totals in each of first three seasons in the NHL and is poised to do that again in 2018-19. The Sabres beefed up Reinhart’s surrounding cast and he projects to be a top-6 winger with either Jack Eichel or Casey Mittelstadt.
The Oilers have signed Darnell Nurse to a two-year extension worth $6.4 million ($3.2M AAV).
The Jets have signed Josh Morrissey to a two-year extension worth $6.3 million ($3.15M AAV).
The Stars have signed Tyler Seguin to an eight-year contract extension worth $78.8 million ($9.85M AAV).
The Blues have signed Jordan Schmaltz to a two-year, two-way contract worth $1.4M ($700K AAV).
Source: Lou Korac 09/12/18, 11:49 am EST
The Golden Knights signed Max Pacioretty to a four-year, $28M ($7.0M AAV) extension.
The Capitals signed Sergei Shumakov to a one-year, two-way deal worth $925K.
Shumakov is a 26-year-old Russian forward, who tied for CSKA Moscow team scoring with 40 points (17G / 23A) in 47 games last season. The 6-foot, 176 lbs. forward will battle for a roster spot in training camp, but his two-way deal will allow him to start the year in Hershey (AHL) if need be.
Source: Rob Carlin 09/4/18, 9:44 am EST
The Jets have re-signed Blake Wheeler to a five-year extension worth $41.25M ($8.25M AAV).
Wheeler has become a bonafide fantasy star over the last three seasons, missing just one game and posting 75 goals and 168 assists (243 points) in 245 games. Wheeler is coming off of a career-best 91-point (23G / 68A) season and projects to be a 25-plus goal and 50-plus assist winger again in 2018-19.
Source: @NHLJets 09/4/18, 9:37 am EST