The Buffalo Sabres have signed newly drafted defenseman Brendan Guhle to a three-year, entry-level contract. The deal was announced Monday, a little over a month after Buffalo drafted Guhle with the 51st pick.
Impact: Guhle turns 18 on Wednesday and spent the past two seasons with the Prince Albert Raiders of the Western Hockey League. Last year, he had five goals and ranked third among team defensemen with 32 points in 72 games. Overall, he has five goals and 37 points in 123 career junior games.
The Predators have signed Wilson to a four-year contract worth $15.75 million.
Impact: Under terms of the agreement announced Monday, Wilson receives $3.75 million in 2015-16 and $4 million each of the next three seasons. Wilson was a restricted free agent. The 25-year-old Wilson set career highs in goals (20) and points (42) and tied a personal best in assists (22) in 2014-15. His plus-minus rating of plus-19 led the Predators.
The Rangers have signed Stepan to a long-term contract. General manager Jeff Gorton announced the deal Monday, hours before a contract arbitration hearing for the 25-year-old Stepan.
Impact: A restricted free agent, Stepan had 16 goals and 39 assists in 68 games as the Rangers posted the NHL's best regular-season record. He also had five goals and seven assists in 19 postseason games, tallying the game-winning goal in overtime in Game 7 against Washington in the Eastern Conference semifinal.
Chiasson of the Ottawa Senators has been awarded a $1.2 million, one-year deal in arbitration on Sunday.
Impact: The restricted free-agent forward and the Senators went to arbitration. Chiasson was seeking more than $2 million, the team $1 million.
The New Jersey Devils have re-signed Larsson to a six-year contract at an average annual salary of more than $4.1 million. General Manager Ray Shero announced the signing Saturday.
Impact: Larsson led all New Jersey defensemen in assists (21) and points (24) while playing in 64 games last season. His scoring totals were all career highs.
The Detroit Red Wings have agreed to a $1.8 million, two-year contract with Jurco.
Impact: The 22-year-old Jurco played 63 games with the Red Wings in 2014-15, scoring three goals with 15 assists. He also had a goal and an assist in Detroit's seven-game loss to Tampa Bay in the first round of the playoffs. Jurco was a second-round draft pick by the Red Wings in 2011. He made his NHL debut in 2013-14, scoring eight goals with seven assists in 36 games.
The Nashville Predators have signed Dougherty to a three-year entry-level contract with the second-round pick in the 2014 draft expected to spend this season in the Western Hockey League.
Impact: Dougherty, 19, spent the last season in college at Wisconsin where the freshman had nine points overall, including four points on the power play. The native of St. Paul, Minnesota, spent the 2013-14 season with the U.S. National Team Development Program where he was second among defensemen with six goals and fourth with 22 points.
The Washington Capitals have signed Holtby to a $30.5-million, five-year contract. Holtby was a restricted free agent, and he and the Capitals had an arbitration hearing a day earlier.
Impact: Holtby had a career season with 41 victories, a 2.22 goals-against average, .923 save percentage and nine shutouts in 73 games. He is the third goaltender to reach 100 wins with the Capitals, joining Olie Kolzig and Don Beaupre.
The Montreal Canadiens have signed Alexander Semin to a one-year, $1.1 million contract. The forward who once scored 40 goals with Washington has spent the last three seasons with the Carolina Hurricanes.
Impact: Semin had six goals and 13 assists in 57 games last year. The Hurricanes bought out his contract on July 1. Carolina owes the 31-year-old Russian $14 million over the next six years. He had three years left on a deal that paid him $7 million annually.
The Coyotes have signed Bunting to a three-year, entry-level contract. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed Thursday.
Impact: The 19-year-old Bunting, a fourth-round pick in 2014, had 37 goals and 37 assists with a plus-44 rating in 57 regular-season games last season for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in the Ontario Hockey League. He also had nine goals and five assists in 14 playoff games.
The Sabres have re-signed D'Amigo to a one-year contract. The deal is structured so that D'Amigo can play at either the NHL or minor-league level, the Sabres announced Thursday. The team had retained the player's rights by tendering him a qualifying offer last month.
Impact: D'Amigo was acquired by Buffalo in a trade that sent forward Luke Adam to Columbus in December 2014. D'Amigo was called up from the minors in March, and had no points in nine games with the Sabres. Overall, he has a goal and three assists in 31 career NHL games since being selected in the sixth round of the 2009 draft by Toronto.
Manson and the Anaheim Ducks have agreed to a two-year, $1.65 million contract extension through the 2017-18 season. The Ducks announced the deal Wednesday.
Impact: Manson will get $825,000 each season of the extension, which is a one-way deal. He made his NHL debut and played 28 games for the Ducks last year, collecting three assists. The Northeastern product was a sixth-round pick by Anaheim in 2011.
The Sabres have re-signed Larsson to a one-year contract. The Sabres had retained the rights to Larsson by extending him a qualifying offer last month. The signing was announced on Tuesday.
Impact: The Swedish-born player had six goals and 10 assists in a career-high 39 games with the Sabres last season. Larsson was acquired by Buffalo in a trade that sent captain Jason Pominville to Minnesota in April 2013. Larsson, who turns 23 on Saturday, has an opportunity to become a regular contributor for the rebuilding Sabres this season.
The Nashville Predators have avoided arbitration with Smith by signing the forward to a $21.25 million, five-year contract.
Impact: Smith, 25, has scored at least 20 goals in two straight seasons. He had five points in six games in Nashville's first-round playoff loss to Chicago.
The Arizona Coyotes have signed defenseman Klas Dahlbeck to a one-year, two-way contract and Martinook to a two-year, two-way deal.
Impact: Martinook had an assist in eight games with the Coyotes and 15 goals and 28 assists in 62 games with Portland.
The Arizona Coyotes have signed Dahlbeck to a one-year, two-way contract and forward Jordan Martinook to a two-year, two-way deal.
Impact: Dahlbeck had a goal and three assists in 23 games last season with the Coyotes and Chicago Blackhawks. The Swedish player also had four goals and seven assists in 52 games with Portland and Rockford of the American Hockey League.
The Devils have re-signed Helgeson to a two-year contract.
Impact: General manager Ray Shero announced the deal Saturday, noting that Helgeson got a two-way deal this season and a one-way contract in 2016-17. Helgeson will $575,000 if he plays in the NHL next season and $75,000 in the minor leagues. His contract for the following season is $600,000. The 24-year-old Helgeson is entering his third full year with the Devils after playing at the University at Minnesota. He split last season between Albany and the Devils.
The Nashville Predators have signed Jarnkrok to a one-year contract worth $735,000. General manager David Poile announced the deal Friday.
Impact: Jarnkrok has 27 points in 86 career NHL games since his debut with the Predators on March 21, 2014, and he scored five points in his first five NHL games after Nashville acquired him in a trade from Detroit on March 5, 2014. That is the second-longest point streak by a Nashville player to start his NHL career.
The Kings on Thursday re-signed defenseman Vincent LoVerde and forwards Jordan Weal, Andrew Crescenzi and Dowd.
Impact: Weal, Crescenzi, Dowd and LoVerde played extensively for the Kings' championship-winning AHL affiliate.
The Kings on Thursday re-signed defenseman Vincent LoVerde and forwards Jordan Weal, Crescenzi and Nic Dowd.
Impact: Weal, Crescenzi, Dowd and LoVerde played extensively for the Kings' championship-winning AHL affiliate.
The Kings on Thursday re-signed defenseman Vincent LoVerde and Weal, Andrew Crescenzi and Nic Dowd.
Impact: Weal, Crescenzi, Dowd and LoVerde played extensively for the Kings' championship-winning AHL affiliate. Weal was the Calder Cup playoffs MVP.
The Kings on Thursday re-signed defenseman Vincent LoVerde and forwards Jordan Weal, Andrew Crescenzi and Nic Dowd.
Impact: LoVerde got a two-year contract worth $1.15 million, while the other three signed one-year deals.
The Los Angeles Kings have re-signed five restricted free agents, including Shore.
Impact: Shore got a two-year, $1.2 million deal after making his NHL debut last season. He appeared in 34 games for the Kings, making his NHL debut. Shore scored seven points and won a team-best 53.8 percent of his faceoffs for the Kings before winning the Calder Cup with the AHL's Manchester Monarchs.
The Anaheim Ducks have re-signed centers Chris Wagner and Sgarbossa to one-year contracts.
Impact: The Ducks acquired Sgarbossa from Colorado last season. He has played nine NHL games with the Avalanche.
The Anaheim Ducks have re-signed Wagner and Michael Sgarbossa to one-year contracts.
Impact: Wagner made his NHL debut last season, going scoreless in nine regular-season games and two playoff games. The former fifth-round pick was an AHL All-Star, and he is expected to contend for a regular role with the Ducks next season.
Ribeiro and his wife have settled a lawsuit in which their nanny accused the player of sexual assault.
Impact: An arbitrator met July 6 for eight hours before settling the lawsuit. His report was entered Wednesday in the Eastern District of the U.S. District Court in Texas.
The Nashville Predators have signed Aronson to a one-year, two-way contract after he accepted his qualifying offer. The deal announced Monday will pay him $605,000 in the NHL or $65,000 in the minors.
Impact: Aronson, 23, had 29 assists in his first full season at Milwaukee in the American Hockey League last season. The 6-foot-1, 196-pound Aronson also led the Admirals' defensemen with 32 points.
The Arizona Coyotes have signed defenseman Philip Samuelsson and Shinnimin to one-year, two-way contracts, avoiding salary arbitration.
Impact: The 24-year-old Shinnimin had an assist in 12 games for the Coyotes last season. He had 22 goals and 25 assists in 64 games for Portland.
The Arizona Coyotes have signed Samuelsson and forward Brendan Shinnimin to one-year, two-way contracts, avoiding salary arbitration. The 23-year-old Samuelsson, the son of former NHL defenseman Ulf Samuelsson and older brother of Coyotes center Henrik Samuelsson, appeared in four games for Arizona last season. The Coyotes acquired the defenseman from Pittsburgh in December for Rob Klinkhammer and a conditional draft pick.
Impact: Samuelsson played 73 games last season in the American Hockey League, finishing with four assists in 22 games for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and adding five goals and 15 assists in 51 games for Portland.
Bennett is sticking in Pittsburgh. The Penguins signed the restricted free-agent forward to a one-year, $800,000 deal Wednesday.
Impact: Bennett had four goals and eight assists in 49 games last season for the Penguins, but the 23-year-old has struggled to stay healthy or play with any real consistency during his brief career. He played 26 games during his rookie season in 2012-13 and 21 in 2013-14. He has 10 goals and 23 assists in 96 career games while spending an extensive amount of time on injured reserve with various injuries.
The Los Angeles Kings have re-signed Andreoff to a two-year deal worth $1,175,000. The Kings announced the deal Wednesday.
Impact: Andreoff was a restricted free agent after getting two goals and one assist in 18 games last season for the Kings. He made his NHL debut last Oct. 14 and appeared intermittently in Los Angeles' lineup, scoring two points in the Kings' regular-season finale.
Schultz and the Edmonton Oilers avoided a salary arbitration hearing, agreeing to $3.9 million, one-year contract Wednesday.
Impact: The 25-year-old defenseman made $3.675 million last season. He had six goals and 25 assists in 81 games last season and has 66 goals and 91 assists in 203 NHL games, all with the Oilers.
Kesler has agreed to a six-year, $41.25 million contract extension with the Ducks. Anaheim announced the new deal Wednesday.
Impact: Kesler had 20 goals, 27 assists and 75 penalty minutes last season in his first year with Anaheim after nine seasons with the Vancouver Canucks. The American veteran filled a key role as the Ducks' second-line center while matching up with most teams' top line.
The Stars have signed Oduya to a two-year, $7.5 million contract. The move announced Wednesday is the second time in less than a week that Dallas has added a player from Chicago's Stanley Cup-winning team. The Stars traded for veteran forward Patrick Sharp on Friday.
Impact: The 33-year-old Oduya gives Dallas a nine-year veteran to go with a promising young group at the blue line. The most notable is 22-year-old John Klingberg, a fellow Swede who is coming off a standout rookie season. Oduya scored 10 points (two goals, eight assists) in 76 games for the Blackhawks last season and had five assists in the playoffs. He was third on the team with 123 blocked shots, and had another 63 in the postseason.
The Rangers have re-signed McIlrath. General manager Jeff Gorton announced the signing on Wednesday.
Impact: McIlrath had six goals and 11 assists in 73 games with the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL) last season. He established AHL career-highs in games played and shots on goal (78), and tied career-highs in goals, assists, points, game-winning goals (two) and penalty minutes (165). McIlrath skated in one game with the Rangers last season.
Bournival agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday.
Impact: The 23-year-old Bournival played 29 games with the Canadiens last season with three goals and two assists. Bournival had three goals and six assists in 12 games with the American Hockey League's Hamilton Bulldogs. He's played 89 regular-season games in the NHL, all with the Canadiens, scoring 10 goals and adding nine assists. He also played in 14 playoff games.
The New Jersey Devils have re-signed Gelinas to a two-year, $3.15 million contract. Devils general manager Ray Shero announced the signing on Tuesday. The team had maintained its rights to the restricted free agent by making a qualifying offer late last month.
Impact: Gelinas led all New Jersey defensemen with six goals, playing in a career-high 61 games last season. He finished tied for third among all NHL rookie defensemen with seven goals and 22 assists in 60 appearances the previous season. The native of Vanier, Ontario made his NHL debut on April 25, 2013, against Pittsburgh. He was New Jersey's second choice and the 54th overall selection in the 2009 NHL draft.
The New York Rangers have signed restricted free agent forward Emerson Etem. General manager Jeff Gorton announced the moves on Tuesday.
Impact: The 23-year-old Etem was acquired after the season from Anaheim in a trade for Carl Hagelin and draft picks. Etem had five goals and five assists in 45 games for the Anaheim. He also had three goals in 12 postseason games. The California native has 15 career goals and 16 assists.
The New York Rangers have re-signed restricted free agent forward Oscar Lindberg. General manager Jeff Gorton announced the move on Tuesday.
Impact: Lindberg had 28 goals and 28 assists in 75 games with the Hartford Wolf Pack this past season, establishing AHL career-highs in goals, assists, points, power play goals (10) and shots on goal (214). He tied AHL career-highs in games played and game-winning goals (six). Lindberg played in one game with the Rangers last season, making his NHL debut on Feb. 24 vs. Calgary.