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Former Nashville captain Greg Johnson, who took the first faceoff in Predators history, died Tuesday in Detroit. He was 48. No cause of death was immediately reported. Drafted in the second round by the Philadelphia Flyers in 1989, Johnson scored  369 points (145 goals, 224 assists) in 785 NHL regular-season games from 1993-2006. He was
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The Carolina Hurricanes have named Ryan Warsofsky as the new head coach of their AHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers. At 31, Warsofsky becomes the youngest current head coach in the American Hockey League. A native of North Marshfield, Mass., Warsofsky joined the organization last summer and served as an assistant coach with the Checkers in
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report this ad July 1s ushered in the start of a new hockey season as well as unleashed the NHL free agent frenzy. However, for the Colorado Avalanche, the new season brought an avalanche of changes to the roster. The new Avalanche are not the old Avalanche. Even though they fought to a gritty seventh
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The Boston Bruins have re-signed Danton Heinen to a two-year contract extension worth $5.6 million. The deal carries an annual cap hit of $2.8 million and will keep Heinen with the team through the 2020-21 season. This deal comes just under a month before Heinen’s arbitration meeting was set to take place on Aug. 3.
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12:14 AM ET Associated Press Former Nashville Predators captain Greg Johnson has died. He was 48. Tom Laidlaw, his former agent, told USA Today that Johnson died Monday at his home in Michigan. No other details were provided. Johnson also played for Detroit, Pittsburgh and Chicago during his 12 seasons in the NHL, finishing with
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The Colorado Avalanche agreed to a two-year contract extension with coach Jared Bednar after guiding the team to back-to-back playoff appearances. His contract runs through the 2021-22 season, the team announced Tuesday. Bednar is 103-116-27 in three seasons at the helm of the Avalanche. He earned his 100th NHL coaching victory on March 27 against
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The Buffalo Sabres have acquired defenseman Henri Jokiharju from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for forward Alexander Nylander. Jokiharju, 20, tallied two goals and 15 assists for 17 points in 30 games with the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs as a rookie in 2018-19. He also tallied 12 assists in 38 NHL contests with the Blackhawks. A
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The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired forward Alex Nylander from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for defender Henri Jokiharju, the Blackhawks announced Tuesday. Both Nylander and Jokiharju were first-round selections in their respective draft classes with Nylander going eighth-overall to the Sabres in 2016 and Jokiharju going 29th overall the following Draft in 2017. For both
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By The Canadian Press July 9th, 2019 DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche agreed to a two-year contract extension with coach Jared Bednar after guiding the team to back-to-back playoff appearances. His contract runs through the 2021-22 season, the team announced Tuesday. Bednar is 103-116-27 in three seasons at the helm of the Avalanche. He earned
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The Providence Bruins have signed forwards Brendan Woods and Samuel Asselin to two-year AHL contracts; and defensemen Chris Breen, Joel Messner and Alexey Solovyev and forward Robert Lantosi to one-year AHL contracts. Woods, 27, spent last season with the AHL’s Utica Comets, where he tallied seven goals and 10 assists for 17 points in 53
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