Hockey

Jack Hughes, center, poses for photos after being selected by the New Jersey Devils with the first pick in the NHL hockey draft in Vancouver, British Columbia, Friday, June, 21, 2019. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 22, 2019 - 12:04 am
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The first round of the NHL draft wasn't so much unpredictable as the game is becoming more international. That was Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill's observation following an opening round Friday that featured an international theme and numerous twists...
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Top prospect Kaapo Kakko, of Finland, speaks to the media during an NHL hockey draft top prospects media availability in Vancouver, British Columbia, Thursday, June 20, 2019. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 20, 2019 - 6:29 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — While he spoke quietly and did the best he could to answer in English, Kaapo Kakko was prepared for the attention that came his way when all of the top NHL draft prospects gathered together on a boat sitting dockside in Vancouver Harbor. He was surrounded by...
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Tampa Bay Lightning's Nikita Kucherov poses on the red carpet before the NHL Awards, Wednesday, June 19, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 19, 2019 - 10:13 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nikita Kucherov gratefully accepted the Hart Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award on Wednesday night in recognition of his spectacular 128-point regular season in Tampa Bay. He might even be able to enjoy the trophies someday, whenever the sting of the Lightning's first-round...
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Tampa Bay Lightning's Nikita Kucherov poses on the red carpet before the NHL Awards, Wednesday, June 19, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 19, 2019 - 8:41 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the NHL Awards show (all times local): 6:39 p.m. Barry Trotz has won the Jack Adams Award as the NHL's top coach. Trotz beat out Tampa Bay's Jon Cooper and St. Louis' Craig Berube for the honor, which is based on regular-season performance. Trotz also won the award...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2019, file photo, Winnipeg Jets right wing Kevin Hayes (12) shoots the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, in Washington. The Philadelphia Flyers have signed center Kevin Hayes to a $50 million, seven-year contract that’s worth $7.14 million per season. Hayes should step in as the Flyers’ new No. 2 center behind Sean Couturier. General manager Chuck Fletcher announced the deal Wednesday, June 19, 2019, file photo, saying the 6-foot-5, 216-pound Hayes “plays a smart, two-way game and is just entering the prime of his career.” Philadelphia acquired Hayes’ negotiating rights from Winnipeg for a fifth-round pick during the Stanley Cup Final. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
June 19, 2019 - 1:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers have signed center Kevin Hayes to a $50 million, seven-year contract. Hayes becomes the Flyers' third-highest paid player with a deal worth $7.14 million per season and should step in as their new No. 2 center behind Sean Couturier. General manager Chuck...
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Anaheim Ducks head coach Dallas Eakins, left, and general manager Bob Murray pose with a jersey at Great Park Ice in Irvine, Calif., Monday, June 17, 2019. Eakins was hired as the Ducks' head coach on Monday, moving up from their AHL affiliate to take over a longtime NHL power that stumbled last season. (AP Photo/Greg Beacham)
June 17, 2019 - 7:07 pm
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Dallas Eakins spent the past four years developing the Anaheim Ducks' top prospects in San Diego and preparing himself for another NHL coaching opportunity. He is getting it with players he knows well, and with the organization that believes in them all. Eakins was hired as...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2019, file photo, San Jose Sharks' Erik Karlsson, center, celebrates with Timo Meier, left, and Joe Pavelski after Pavelski scored during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Vancouver Canuck, in San Jose, Calif. The San Jose Sharks re-signed pending free agent Erik Karlsson to an eight-year deal on Monday, June 17, 2019, turning a one-year rental into a long-term commitment to one of the league's most dynamic defensemen.(AP Photo/Josie Lepe, File)
June 17, 2019 - 12:31 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have re-signed pending free agent defenseman Erik Karlsson to a $92 million, eight-year deal. The Sharks announced the deal on Monday, two weeks before Karlsson was eligible to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. A person with knowledge of the...
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The NHL and NHL Players' Association have until two separate deadlines in September to decided whether to opt out of the current collective bargaining agreement effective fall 2020.;
June 16, 2019 - 1:58 pm
Jonathan Toews says he just wants his contract to be worth what it says on paper. Right now, it's not that simple. Under terms of the collective bargaining agreement, NHL owners and players divide hockey-related revenue 50/50, and if player salaries exceed that split a certain percentage is...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2019, file photo, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks during a news conference before Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the St. Louis Blues and the Boston Bruins in Boston. Under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement, NHL owners and players divide hockey-related revenue 50/50, and if player salaries exceed that split a certain percentage is withheld in escrow to make it even. The Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews and fellow players have lost upwards of 10% of their pay to escrow over the past seven seasons, which is why 25 of 31 NHL Players’ Association representatives surveyed by The Associated Press and Canadian Press named escrow as the biggest bargaining issue with September deadlines looming to terminate the current CBA effective the fall of 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
June 16, 2019 - 11:59 am
Olympic participation, health care and hockey-related revenue are all considered important topics for NHL players going into a key period of labor talks. But an overwhelming majority of NHL Players' Association representatives surveyed by The Associated Press and Canadian Press name escrow as the...
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St. Louis Blues defenseman and captain Alex Pietrangelo carries the Stanley Cup during the Blues' NHL hockey Stanley Cup victory celebration in St. Louis on Saturday, June 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
June 15, 2019 - 3:37 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — It rained on the Blues' parade, but nobody seemed to mind. Hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets of downtown St. Louis and braved the rain on Saturday to cheer on the Stanley Cup champs, who concluded the festivities with a packed rally beneath the Gateway Arch that...
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