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Sabres Sign Rodrigues To Two-Year Contract

BUFFALO, N.Y.— The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed forward Evan Rodrigues to a two-year contract with an average annual value (AAV) of $650,000. The first year of the contract is a two-way deal, and the second year is one-way. Rodrigues (5’10”, 183 lbs., 7/28/1993) registered six points (4+2) in 30 games for […]

2017 World Jr. Summer Showcase Begins Friday With NHL Network TV Coverage

PLYMOUTH, Mich. – The 2017 World Junior Summer Showcase will begin tomorrow (July 28) at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan. A total of 42 U.S. players will take part in daily practices in addition to international games against Canada, Finland and Sweden. The event is an audition for players seeking to make their federation […]

Connor Jones Agrees To One-Year, Two-Way Deal

BROOKLYN – The New York Islanders have agreed to terms with forward Connor Jones on a one-year, two-way (NHL/AHL) deal. Jones, 26, made his National Hockey League debut with the Islanders last season, appearing in four of the final five games of the season. He also played 58 games with the Islanders’ American Hockey League […]

US U18 Men’s Select Team To Open Practice In Hungary

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. &#8212 The United States Under-18 Men’s Select Team will begin preparation for the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup with an opening practice Tuesday (Aug. 1) in Budapest, Hungary. While in Hungary, Team USA will play an exhibition game Thursday (Aug. 3) against the Hungarian Under-20 National Team at 8 p.m. local time […]

31 Players Invited To 2017 USA Hockey Women’s U18 National Festival

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey today announced the 31 players that have been invited to the 2017 USA Hockey Women’s U18 National Festival, which will take place Aug. 8-14 at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, New York. The festival is an annual event that will also be used to select a 22-player Under-18 […]

Canucks Announce New Hockey Operations Roles

Utica, NY– Vancouver Canucks President, Hockey Operations, Trevor Linden announced new roles within the club’s Hockey Operations department today. Ryan Johnson was named General Manager of the Utica Comets and Gary Agnew joins Utica as an Associate Coach. Among the scouting staff, Brett Henning was named Director of Professional Scouting, Brian Chapman and David Volek […]

Canucks Announce ECHL Affiliate With Kalamazoo Wings

Utica, NY – Vancouver Canucks President Trevor Linden announced today that the Kalamazoo Wings have signed a one-year agreement to be the ECHL affiliate of the Canucks and Utica Comets for the 2017-18 season. “We are pleased to announce a new partnership with the Kalamazoo Wings,” Canucks president of hockey operations Trevor Linden commented. “Aligned […]

Crunch Sign Defenseman Reid McNeill For 2017-18 Season

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Syracuse Crunch have signed defenseman Reid McNeill to an AHL contract for the 2017-18 season, general manager Julien BriseBois announced today. McNeill, 25, appeared in 47 games with the Chicago Wolves last season posting eight points (2g, 6a), along with 46 penalty minutes and a plus-14 rating. He also skated in […]

Devils Sign Five Players

BINGHAMTON, NY –The New Jersey Devils today signed forwards Blake Coleman, Stefan Noesen, Blake Pietila, Kevin Rooney, and Ben Thomson to two-way contracts. The announcement was made by Devils’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero. Coleman, 25, signed for one year and spent most of the 2016-17 season with Albany (AHL), playing in 52 regular-season […]

Penguins Sign Rochester, NY Native Riley Bourbonnais

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed forward Riley Bourbonnais to an American Hockey League contract for the 2017-18 season. Last year while serving as captain of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute men’s hockey team, Bourbonnais led the team in goals (17), points (31), and power-play goals (10), and tied for […]

Picard Resigns With Riveters

BROOKLYN, NY – An already-deep Riveters defense got stronger today as Michelle Picard signed a contract to return for the 2017-18 season. Picard was a part of Team USA that captured silver at the 2014 Olympics, and won gold in 2013, 2015 and 2016 at the World Championships. “Last year we had a great season […]

Devils Re-Sign Blandisi and Wedgwood

BINGHAMTON, NY – The New Jersey Devils today signed forward Joseph Blandisi to a two-year, two-way contract and goaltender Scott Wedgewood to a one-year, two-way contract. The announcement was made by Devils’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero. Blandisi, 23, completed his second season with the Devils’ organization. The forward split time between New Jersey […]

Niagara U Hockey Welcomes Seven Players For 2017-18 Campaign

NIAGARA UNIV., N.Y. – The Niagara Purple Eagles hockey team announced the addition of seven players for the 2017-18 season on Monday. These seven recruits mark the first additions to the Purple Eagles under head coach Jason Lammers and assistant coaches Andy Boschetto and Matt Nicholson. Freshmen Sam Fuss, Chris Harpur, Zach Mills, Nic Mucci, […]

Amerks Bring Back Muzito-Bagenda On A One-Year AHL Contract

(Rochester, NY) – Rochester Americans General Manager Randy Sexton announced that the team has signed forward Daniel Muzito-Bagenda to a one-year American Hockey League contract. Muzito-Bagenda, 21, returns for his second season with the Amerks after recording 15 points on nine goals and six assists in 61 games with Rochester in 2016-17. His nine goals […]