The Flyers have signed Andrew MacDonald to a six-year, $30 million contract.
MacDonald was acquired by the Flyers around this year's trade deadline on March 4 from the NY Islanders, and since joining the team, has four assists in 19 games and recorded over 20 minutes of ice-time in 14 of those games, including a Flyers-high of 28:49 at Pittsburgh on April 12. The 6-1, 190-pound defenseman led all NHL players in blocked shots this season with 242 and was one of three players in the NHL with over 200 blocks. He finished the season with four goals and 24 assists for 28 points in 82 games between the Islanders and Flyers.
The Habs have signed Dustin Tokarski to a two-year contract extension.
Tokarki, 24 was 2-0-0 with a 1.84 GAA and .946 SV% in his brief time with Montreal this season. While with Hamilton he has gone 20-15-3 with a 2.36 GAA and .920 SV%. Tokarski will likely spend another season in the AHL before moving up to be Cary Price's backup when Peter Budaj's contract is up at the end of next season.
The Red WIngs have signed Luke Glendening to a three-year contract extension.
The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Glendening has six assists, but is still searching for his first NHL goal. He has played 51 games this season and has played very well in a shut down, fourth-line role.
The Wild have signed Christian Folin to a two-year deal.
Folin was viewed as the best undrafted college play on the market. He's set to join the Wild on Tuesday night in Chicago, though he's not eligible for the playoffs this season since he was added after the March 5 trade deadline. Folin is a big boy at 6-foot-3, 210 lbs. that can play in both ends of the rink. Folin has a powerful right handed shot that would help bolster any powerplay unit. Folin is someone to potentially keep an eye on late in 2014-15 fantasy drafts.
The Hurricanes have signed defenseman Justin Faulk to a six-year, $29-million dollar contract extension.
Faulk, 22, has three goals and 21 assists (24 points) in 65 games this season. He was a U.S Olympian this season which speaks to his talent in the early stages of his NHL career. In 169 career NHL games, Faulk has 16 goals and 45 assists (61 points). The deal will carry an annual cap-hit of $4.9 million.
The New York Islanders announced today that forward Eric Boulton has agreed to terms on a one-year contract.
Boulton, 36, appeared in 23 games with the Islanders this season, recording four points (two goals, two assists) and 88 penalty minutes. The Halifax, NS, native’s second season with the Islanders was cut short by a wrist injury suffered March 4 in Winnipeg.
The Flyers inked the Michael Raffl to a two-year extension after Saturday's 4-1 win over the St. Louis Blues. His cap hit will be $1.1 million.
Raffl played more than he usually does after Steve Downie got hurt in the first period this afternoon. He has nine goals and 12 assists (21 points) in 56 games this season. Raffl has good speed and can also play a strong defensive-minded game. He's played on all four of the Flyers' lines this season and has excelled on the penalty kill. The $1.1 million AAV is a very friendly cap hit for the Flyers, but the contract has firmly cemented Raffl in the club's plans at the NHL level next season.
The Lightning have signed free agent forward Cody Kunyk to a one year, two-way NHL contract.
Kunyk, 23, skated in 37 games for the University of Alaska-Fairbanks Nanooks this season, posting 22 goals and 43 points to go along with 22 penalty minutes and a plus-13 rating. The 5-foot-11, 197-pound forward led the Nanooks in goals, points, power-play goals (six) and shorthanded goals (two). Kunyk was named the WCHA’s Player of the Year and to the First Team All-WCHA team. He also led the WCHA for scoring during the 2013-14 season.
The Blackhawks have agreed to terms with forward Brandon Mashinter on a two-year contract extension; will take him through end of 2015-16 season.
Mashinter, 25, has 10 goals and 12 assists (22 points) in 34 games with Rockford (AHL) since being traded from the Rangers to the Blackhawks. He has no points and 27 penalty minutes in 23 career NHL games.
The Flames have signed left wing Ken Agostino from Yale University to a two year contract worth $900k per season.
Agostino played four seasons with Yale University capturing the NCAA National Championship with the Bulldogs in 2013. In 33 games during his senior season he netted 14 goals, 18 assists for 32 points and 46 penalty minutes. His career college numbers stand just shy of a point-per-game with 56 goals along with 76 assists for 132 points and 140 penalty minutes in 134 games. He was acquired by the Flames when they traded Jarome Iginla to the Penguins.
Berra has signed a three-year deal with the Avalanche.
Berra was picked up for a third-round pick at the trade deadline on March 5. He was set to become and unrestricted free agent this offseason, but with J.S Giguere leaning towards retiring, the Avalanche have locked Berra up through the 2016-17 season. The financial terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed, but the deal will be made official on Friday and the details will be released then.
The Capitals have agreed to terms with Evgeny Kuznetsov on a two-year entry-level contract.
The wait is over Capitals fans. After picking Kuznetsov 26th overall in the 2010 NHL draft, they have finally got him to North America. The 21-year-old had eight goals and 13 assists (21 points) in 31 games in the KHL this season. He is high-energy, highly-skilled prospect that can make an early impact if he adjusts well to the NHL game. He will practice with the Capitals on Sunday and likely play on Monday.
The Jets have signed Mark Stuart to a four-year, $10.5 millions US contract extension.
There were reports that the Jets were shopping the pending unrestricted free agent, but they decided to sign the rugged defenseman through the 2017-18 season. He is not an offensive, fantasy producer, but he is a strong defensive defenseman the Jets will be happy to have for the next four years.
The Senators have re-signed Chris Phillips to a two-year, $5M deal.
Phillips was the first overall pick in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft and he has spent his entire 16-year NHL career with the Senators. At 35-years-old he is not the defenseman he used to be, but is a good leader and serviceable NHL defenseman. There was interest from other teams, but this deal gives him a no-trade clause and keeps him in Ottawa for another two seasons. He has one goal, 12 assists and a minus-5 rating in 52 games with the Senators this season.