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For nine years, the Minnesota Wild operated without a fixed captain. The “C” changed hands again and again from 2000-09, before then-head coach Todd Richards named Mikko Koivu the Wild’s first full-time captain, when the stoic Finn was 26. Koivu, now 34, has held the position ever since. In 19-year-old prospect Luke Kunin, the Wild …

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SUNRISE, Fla. — Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced Wednesday that the club has agreed to terms with 2017 first-round pick, forward Owen Tippett, on a three-year entry-level contract. “I’m thrilled to sign Owen to his first NHL contract,” said Tallon. “Owen is a natural goal scorer with a …

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TAMPA BAY, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed forward Michael Bournival to a one-year, two-way contract, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced Tuesday. Bournival, 25, skated in 19 games with the Lightning during the 2016-17 season, recording two goals and three points to go along with two penalty minutes. The Shawinigan, …

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Hurricanes didn’t bring back Justin Williams to be ”Mr. Game 7.” Not yet, anyway. The 35-year-old with the reputation for scoring big postseason goals has returned to Raleigh, tasked with bringing veteran leadership and a voice of experience to a young Carolina team. But there’s a fine line between filling …

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CHICAGO (AP) Defenseman Brian Campbell is retiring at age 38 after playing 17 NHL seasons and winning the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2010. Campbell announced his retirement Monday. The Blackhawks say he’ll join their business operations department, assisting with community and youth hockey initiatives and marketing. ”I’m excited to transition into the …

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Rick Tocchet is the kind of coach who doesn’t mind if a player calls him at 9 p.m. to share a thought. He doesn’t expect that to change as he goes from a Pittsburgh Penguins assistant to head coach of the Arizona Coyotes. Tocchet has done it before, and his 148 games as an NHL …

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There better be an abundance of pens around the LA Kings office as they announce the re-signings of eight players. Brodzinski, LaDue re-up; all RFAs under contract; who is eligible to become UFA/RFA next summer? https://t.co/8uTyxTn96H — Jon Rosen (@lakingsinsider) July 14, 2017 Notable among the contracts announced on Friday were the resigning of two …

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Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman completed his offseason to-do list by signing “model player” Ondrej Palat to a $26.5 million, five-year deal. The Lightning and Palat avoided arbitration and settled on the contract Friday. The Czech left winger will count $5.3 million against the salary cap through the 2021-22 season. Happy Friday! We’ve …

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