Hockey

FILE - In this May 10, 2019, file photo, Jack Hughes passes the puck during an Ice Hockey World Championships match against Slovakia, in Kosice, Slovakia. The New Jersey Devils have a decision to make between selecting American center Jack Hughes and Finland forward Kaapo Kakko with the first pick in the NHL draft on Friday, June 21. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)
June 21, 2019 - 5:32 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The New Jersey Devils selected American center Jack Hughes with the first pick in the NHL draft Friday night. From Orlando, Florida, Hughes is the eighth American selected No. 1, and first since 2016, when the Toronto Maple Leafs chose Auston Matthews. The 5-foot-...
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Top prospect Kaapo Kakko, of Finland, speaks to the media during an NHL hockey draft top prospects media availability in Vancouver, British Columbia, Thursday, June 20, 2019. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 20, 2019 - 4:29 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — While he spoke quietly and did the best he could to answer in English, Kaapo Kakko was prepared for the attention that came his way when all of the top NHL draft prospects gathered together on a boat sitting dockside in Vancouver Harbor. He was surrounded by...
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From left, Ryan O'Reilly, Jordan Binnington and Craig Berube of the St. Louis Blues pose with the Stanley Cup on the red carpet before the NHL Awards, Wednesday, June 19, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 19, 2019 - 5:33 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the NHL Awards show (all times local): 5:21 p.m. San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton will turn 40 on July 2, and he can't wait to get back on the ice when training camp begins in September. Walking the red carpet at the NHL Awards on Wednesday, Thornton put to rest...
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From left, Ryan O'Reilly, Jordan Binnington and Craig Berube of the St. Louis Blues pose with the Stanley Cup on the red carpet before the NHL Awards, Wednesday, June 19, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 19, 2019 - 4:48 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The biggest names in hockey are at the Mandalay Bay Events Center for the annual NHL Awards show. The NHL hands out its regular-season trophies Wednesday night at a star-studded event hosted by Kenan Thompson and featuring presenters ranging from Canadian game show host Alex Trebek...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2019, file photo, Winnipeg Jets right wing Kevin Hayes (12) shoots the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, in Washington. The Philadelphia Flyers have signed center Kevin Hayes to a $50 million, seven-year contract that’s worth $7.14 million per season. Hayes should step in as the Flyers’ new No. 2 center behind Sean Couturier. General manager Chuck Fletcher announced the deal Wednesday, June 19, 2019, file photo, saying the 6-foot-5, 216-pound Hayes “plays a smart, two-way game and is just entering the prime of his career.” Philadelphia acquired Hayes’ negotiating rights from Winnipeg for a fifth-round pick during the Stanley Cup Final. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
June 19, 2019 - 11:47 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers have signed center Kevin Hayes to a $50 million, seven-year contract. Hayes becomes the Flyers' third-highest paid player with a deal worth $7.14 million per season and should step in as their new No. 2 center behind Sean Couturier. General manager Chuck...
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Anaheim Ducks head coach Dallas Eakins, left, and general manager Bob Murray pose with a jersey at Great Park Ice in Irvine, Calif., Monday, June 17, 2019. Eakins was hired as the Ducks' head coach on Monday, moving up from their AHL affiliate to take over a longtime NHL power that stumbled last season. (AP Photo/Greg Beacham)
June 17, 2019 - 5:07 pm
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Dallas Eakins spent the past four years developing the Anaheim Ducks' top prospects in San Diego and preparing himself for another NHL coaching opportunity. He is getting it with players he knows well, and with the organization that believes in them all. Eakins was hired as...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2019, file photo, San Jose Sharks' Erik Karlsson, center, celebrates with Timo Meier, left, and Joe Pavelski after Pavelski scored during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Vancouver Canuck, in San Jose, Calif. The San Jose Sharks re-signed pending free agent Erik Karlsson to an eight-year deal on Monday, June 17, 2019, turning a one-year rental into a long-term commitment to one of the league's most dynamic defensemen.(AP Photo/Josie Lepe, File)
June 17, 2019 - 10:31 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have re-signed pending free agent defenseman Erik Karlsson to a $92 million, eight-year deal. The Sharks announced the deal on Monday, two weeks before Karlsson was eligible to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. A person with knowledge of the...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2019, file photo, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks during a news conference before Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the St. Louis Blues and the Boston Bruins in Boston. Under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement, NHL owners and players divide hockey-related revenue 50/50, and if player salaries exceed that split a certain percentage is withheld in escrow to make it even. The Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews and fellow players have lost upwards of 10% of their pay to escrow over the past seven seasons, which is why 25 of 31 NHL Players’ Association representatives surveyed by The Associated Press and Canadian Press named escrow as the biggest bargaining issue with September deadlines looming to terminate the current CBA effective the fall of 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
June 16, 2019 - 10:01 am
Jonathan Toews says he just wants his contract to be worth what it says on paper. Right now, it's not that simple. Under terms of the collective bargaining agreement, NHL owners and players divide hockey-related revenue 50/50, and if player salaries exceed that split a certain percentage is...
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St. Louis Blues fans celebrate outside Busch Stadium in St. Louis, where a watch party had been held for Game 7 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the Blues and the Boston Bruins in Boston, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. The Blues won the title. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
June 15, 2019 - 7:06 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Large crowds are gathering in downtown St. Louis despite heavy rain, awaiting a parade and rally to honor the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues. The Blues beat the Boston Bruins 4-1 Wednesday in Game 7 to win their first championship. The Blues joined the NHL as an expansion...
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The St. Louis Blues celebrate with the Stanley Cup after they defeated the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
June 12, 2019 - 11:42 pm
Jordan Binnington's storybook ride from fourth stringer to Stanley Cup-winning goaltender was fueled by a few free meals. The best came last weekend at Brio Tuscan Grille, one of his favorite spots as St. Louis began to feel like home. "They were good to me," Binnington said. Binnington has been so...
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