Ramo has signed an amateur tryout contract with the Toronto Marlies.
Ramo has been skating with the Maple Leafs as he rehabs from a knee injury that he suffered last season. The Maple Leafs waived Jhonas Enroth yesterday and if Ramo is healthy enough and plays well with the Marlies they are expected to sign Ramo to be Frederik Andersen's backup.
The Predators have signed Adam Pardy to a one-year deal worth $575K.
The Predators have moved Anthony Bitetto to IR and Ryan Ellis is out, so they needed an NHL body. Pardy had been playing with the Predators’ AHL affiliate on an AHL deal, where he has collected two goals and three assists (five points) in 12 games.
The Sharks signed Brent Burns to a eight-year deal worth $64 million ($8.0M AAV).
Burns is a special player and that forced the Sharks to sign him to the longest contract in franchise history. Burns will be 32 in March, so he will be 40-year-old in the final year of his contract, which isn’t ideal, but was necessary to get him signed. After a historic 2015-16 season, Burns has picked up 16 points (7G / 9A) in 19 games, to put him on pace for a career-high 30 goals and 38 assists (68 points)
The Jets have signed Jacob Trouba to a two-year deal worth $6 million ($3.0M AAV).
After holding out of training camp and the first month of the season, the Jets were finally able to sign restricted free agent Jacob Trouba to a two-year deal. Trouba is regarded as one of the best young defenseman in the NHL and signing him is huge for the Jets' success in 2016-17. Trouba had 21 points (6G / 15A) in 81 games with the Jets last season.
The Ducks have signed Hampus Lindholm to a six-year deal worth $31.5 million ($5.25M AAV).
Lindholm missed the first eight games of the season due to a contract holdout, but now that he is signed, you can probably expect him to be in the lineup over the weekend. Lindholm is one of the best young defensemen in the NHL and comes in having scored 10 goals and 18 assists (28 points) in 80 games last year.
Lindback is expected to join the Kings organization.
The Kings would be Lindback’s fifth team in four years. He has played for the Lightning, Stars, Sabres and Coyotes over the last three years and he went 5-7-1 with a 3.11 GAA and .894 SV% in 19 games with Arizona last year. With Jonathan Quick out, the Kings are desperately searching for some help in net.
The Islanders have signed Steve Bernier to a one-year, two-way deal.
Bernier, 31, had six points (1G / 5A) in 24 games with the Islanders last season. The veteran forward has 230 career points (105G / 125A) in 633 games with the Sharks, Sabres, Canucks, Panthers, Devils and Islanders.
The Penguins have signed Matt Murray to a three-year contract extension worth $11.25 million ($3.75M AAV).
The 22-year-old netminder hasn’t appeared in a game this season thanks to a broken hand that he suffered in the World Cup of Hockey, but earned an extension with an excellent postseason, en route to a Stanley Cup. Murray was 9-2-1 with a 2.00 GAA and .930 SV% in 13 regular season starts a season ago. Marc-Andre Fleury is off to a good start to the year, but Murray should rejoin the fold in the next week or so.
The Ducks have signed Rickard Rakell to a six-year deal worth $22.8 million ($3.8M AAV).
Rakell missed the first game of the season because of a contract holdout, but the Ducks were able to sign him to a six-year deal this afternoon. Rakell is imperative to the Ducks success as their second/third line centre. He is coming off of a career-year, having scored 20 goals with 23 assists (43 points) in 72 games.
The Flames have signed Nick Grossmann to a one-year deal worth $575K.
Grossmann was with the Flames on a professional tryout and made the team as a depth defenseman. Grossmann spent last season with the Coyotes where he had seven points (3G / 4A) in 58 games. He will not have any fantasy relevance in 2016-17.
The Sabres have signed Rasmus Ristolainen to a six-year deal worth $32.4 million ($5.4M AAV).
Ristolainen, 21, is coming off of a great sophomore season in which he tallied nine goals and 32 assists (41 points) in 82 games. Ristolainen led all Sabres players in ice-time last year as well, eating up a monstrous 25:16 per night, which ranked 10th in the NHL. Ristolianen’s possession numbers leave the Sabres wanting more, but as a 21-year-old defenseman, he is just scratching the surface of what he can become.
The Flames have reportedly signed Kris Versteeg to a one-year deal worth $950K.
Versteeg was in Oilers’ training camp on a professional tryout, but signed with the Flames one day before they are set to meet in the season opener. Versteeg split his 2015-16 campaign between the Hurricanes and Kings, amassing 15 goals and 23 assists (38 points) across 74 games. The Flames are fairly thin at right wing, so Versteeg could earn himself a top-6 role early in the year.