The Maple Leafs have signed Calle Rosen to a two-year extension worth $1.5M ($750K AAV).
Rosen figures to be a part of the Maple Leafs NHL plans in 2018-19 after signing him to a one-way deal. Rosen is an undrafted free agent who came over from Sweden. He has taken his offensive game to a new-level this year, picking up 19 points (2G / 17A) in 24 games with the Marlies.
Nylander has reportedly signed a six-year extension with the Maple Leafs worth $6.9M AAV.
With only a couple of minutes to spare, Nylander inked the much anticipated extension and could be back in the Maple Leafs lineup as soon as next week. Nylander adds to an already deep Maple Leafs top-9, where he figures to slot in next to Auston Matthews. A season ago, Nylander had 20 goals and 41 assists in 82 games.
The Jets have signed Logan Shaw to a two-way contract.
The Predators have signed Pekka Rinne to a two-year extension worth $10M ($5.0M AAV).
The Lightning have signed Yanni Gourde to a six-year extension worth $30.996M ($5.166M AAV).
Gourde was an undrafted free agent that worked his way to the NHL after playing 298 AHL games and 38 ECHL games. The 26-year-old exploded onto the scene in 2017-18, scoring 25 goals and 39 assists (64 points) in 82 games. Gourde will turn 27 in December, so this contract will take him through his age-33 season.
Source: Joe Smith 11/2/18, 2:15 pm EST
The Golden Knights have signed Nate Schmidt to a six-year extension worth $35.7M ($5.95M AAV).
Schmidt has not played yet this season because of a preseason suspension, but will return in a huge capacity on November 18th in Edmonton. During his first season with Vegas, Schmidt posted career-highs in goals (5), assists (31), points (36), shots (103), PPP (11) and time-on-ice (22:14 TOI/GM).
The Golden Knights have signed Alex Tuch to a seven-year extension worth $33.25 million ($4.75M AAV).
Tuch has not played this season but is nearing his season debut and is coming off of a season in which he scored 15 goals and 22 assists in 78 games. Tuch also added 10 points (6G / 4A) in 20 playoff games during the Golden Knights run to the finals. Tuch joins Jonathan Marchessault, Reilly Smith, Brayden McNabb, Shea Theodore and Colin Miller as players under 30-years-old on long-term contracts.
Kovar has signed a PTO with the Bruins.
Kovar signed with the Islanders this offseason but his contract was terminated after he wouldn’t report to Bridgeport (AHL). Instead of returning to the KHL, Kovar is practicing with Providence (AHL) on Thursday and could make his way to the Bruins if all goes well.
The Ducks have signed Jake Dotchin to a one-year contract.
Source: Joe Smith 10/17/18, 12:48 pm EST
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.