NHL News

Aug 24, 2022 The Premier Hockey Federation and ESPN have agreed to a two-year broadcasting extension for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 seasons. The PHF, North America’s only professional women’s hockey league, debuted on ESPN platforms last season. The Isobel Cup championship final aired on ESPN2 in March, marking the network’s first linear broadcast of professional
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Aug 24, 2022 The NHL doesn’t anticipate any Russian players having issues with obtaining visas this season, deputy commissioner Bill Daly told ESPN on Wednesday. “We’re expecting them all to be good — and in North America,” Daly said while attending the league’s European media tour in Paris. “That whole situation is difficult, but kind
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Aug 24, 2022 Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus Blue Jackets center Alexandre Texier will not join the team for the upcoming season because of unspecified personal problems. The Blue Jackets said in a release Wednesday that the 22-year-old native of Saint-Martin-d’Hères, France, would not be with the team for the 2022-23 season, “per the
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2:21 PM ET The Vegas Golden Knights are staying in-house to replace injured starting goaltender Robin Lehner, who will miss the 2022-23 NHL season for double hip surgery. General manager Kelly McCrimmon said Vegas will have a goaltending tandem of eight-year NHL veteran Laurent Brossoit plus Logan Thompson, who has played in 20 NHL career
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11:25 PM ET The Vegas Golden Knights scooped up one of the last remaining notable free agents Wednesday, agreeing to a one-year deal with American forward Phil Kessel. The deal carries a price tag of $1.5 million and ensures another veteran presence on a team looking to return to the playoffs after missing out last
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12:53 PM ET ESPN News Services The Carolina Hurricanes continued their extensive lineup makeover with the signing of veteran center Paul Stastny. The 36-year-old received a one-year, $1.5 million contract for what will be his 17th NHL season. There were younger, faster centers available this summer, but Stastny is a consistent, durable second- or third-line
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12:22 PM ET Associated Press EAST MEADOW, N.Y. — The New York Islanders have signed defensemen Noah Dobson and Alexander Romanov to three-year contracts. The Islanders also announced Monday the signing of forward Kieffer Bellows to a one-year deal. All three were restricted free agents. Contract terms were not immediately available. Dobson led Islanders defensemen
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Aug 17, 2022 Associated Press CHICAGO — The Blackhawks have agreed to a one-year contract with Jack Johnson after the veteran defenseman helped Colorado win the Stanley Cup last season. The rebuilding Blackhawks announced the deal on Wednesday. Johnson’s contract carries a $950,000 hit to the salary cap. “Jack provides the team with a strong
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Aug 17, 2022 Associated Press EDMONTON, Alberta — Petr Hauser and Matyas Sapovaliv scored in a 3:11 span of the second period, and the Czech Republic upset the United States 4-2 in the world junior hockey quarterfinals Wednesday night. The defending champion United States dropped out after going 4-0 and never trailing in round-robin play.
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11:40 PM ET ESPN News Services EDMONTON, Alberta — Columbus Blue Jackets center Kent Johnson scored at 3:20 of three-on-three overtime to give Canada a 3-2 victory over Finland on Saturday night for its record-extending 19th world junior hockey title. Johnson, the No. 5 overall pick in the 2021 NHL draft, tucked home his own
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Aug 18, 2022 Nazem Kadri has agreed to a contract with the Calgary Flames, it was announced on Thursday, as the free agent center ends weeks of speculation about his next NHL destination. The contract is for seven years and has an average annual value of $7 million, the Flames said. To make salary-cap space
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Aug 18, 2022 Nashville has been named host of the 2023 NHL draft and NHL awards, it was announced Thursday. The awards are set for June 26. Regular-season accolades will be doled out across a number of categories, including the Hart Trophy for most valuable player, Vezina Trophy for outstanding goaltender and Norris Trophy for
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7:00 AM ET Like every good summer binge watch, the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship hasn’t been short on drama. Its biggest plot twist so far? The ouster of defending gold medal champion Team USA, which fell 4-2 to Czechia in Wednesday’s quarterfinal matchup. The United States had been unbeaten through preliminary tournament action, and
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7:26 PM ET Associated Press MONTREAL — Montreal Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes said news about Carey Price‘s knee is “discouraging” and that the star goaltender may not play this season. Speaking Thursday after acquiring forward Sean Monahan from Calgary, Hughes said it was unlikely that Price would be able to return without first undergoing
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