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Cole's Notes From Around the League: 7/12/14-7/18/14

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A number of re-signings were made this week. A few players were involved in transfers to Europe. I'll also provide links to the story, and salary term and cap information from capgeek.com.

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Anaheim

The Ducks made no major signings or hirings this week. Defenceman Garnet Exelby, whose last NHL contract was a training camp try-out deal with the Ducks, signed with Dornbirner EC of the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga in Austria.

Arizona

The Coyotes signed forward Brandon McMillan to a one-year deal worth $625K at the NHL level and $100K at the AHL level. Unlike Jordan Szwarz, who was signed to a similar deal, McMillan once played 60 games in a season and has well over 100 games of experience. They also signed their 2014 12th overall pick, left wing Brendan Perlini to an entry-level deal. Fan favourite enforcer and Twitter celebrity Paul Bissonnette will not be brought back.

Boston

The Bruins` major re-signings are all re-signings of familiar names. Firstly, they re-signed defenceman Matt Bartkowski to a one-year contract worth $1.25M. They also signed their 2014 25th overall pick, left wing David Pastrnak to an entry-level contract, and he will have a place in training camp. More recently, they signed six RFAs. Jordan Caron got a one-year contract is worth $600K.  The rest of them got one-year two-way deals. Caron spent the whole year with the Bruins, but was made a healthy scratch for much of the year, and he knows the Bruins have been shopping him.

Buffalo

The Sabres have signed 2014 2nd overall draft selection Sam Reinhart to an entry-level contract. They added on right wing Zac Dalpe, released as an RFA by Vancouver, to a one-year contract worth $600K at the NHL level and $275K at the AHL level. They re-signed defenceman Chad Ruhwedel to a two-year contract worth $1.3M. It is a two-way deal in year one, and one-way in year two. They re-signed centre Tyler Ennis to a five-year contract worth $23M. Winger Matt D'Agostini, who scored all but one of his 12 points after being claimed off waivers by Buffalo, signed a one-year deal in the Swiss League with HC Geneve-Servette.

Calgary

The Flames didn't make any major moves.

Carolina

The Hurricanes didn't make any major moves.

Chicago

The Blackhawks didn't make any major moves.

Colorado

The Avalanche have re-signed defenceman Stefan Elliott to a one-year contract worth $850K at the NHL level and $67.5K at the AHL level. While the Avs blueline has a lot of bodies, it's a little lacking in skill. If Elliott can improve well enough, then he can make the roster.

Columbus

The Blue Jackets have re-signed defenceman Tim Erixon to a one-year contract worth $600K.

Dallas

The Stars have signed 14th overall pick, defenceman Julius Honka to an entry-level contract.

Detroit

The Red Wings didn't make any major moves.

Edmonton

The Oilers didn't make any major moves. Winger Ben Eager, who was demoted to the minors for two seasons, signed with CSKA Moscow in the KHL.

Florida

The Panthers have re-signed a handful of young players. Centre Brandon Pirri signed a two-year contract worth $1.85, while defenceman Dylan Olsen signed a two-year contract worth $1.55M. Defenceman Dmitry Kulikov was signed to a three-year contract worth $13M. Broward County, according to this post from NHLtoSeattle.com, has hired a consultant to evaluate options for the Panthers, who have asked for an $80M subsidy over 14 years.

Los Angeles

The Kings re-signed defenceman Brayden McNabb to a two-year contract worth $1.3M. He was listed on the Kings roster during the playoffs, so I think he might be close to the NHL.

Minnesota

The Wild re-signed winger Jason Zucker to a two-year contract worth $1,800,500.

Montreal

The Canadiens didn't make any major moves.

Nashville

The Predators signed two of the offseason's major free agent centres. Derek Roy was signed to a one-year contract worth $1M. Mike Ribeiro was signed to a one-year contract worth $1.05M. They signed 11th overall pick, winger Kevin Fiala to an entry-level contract.

New Jersey

The Devils have re-signed centre Jacob Josefson to a two-year contract worth $1.6M.

NY Islanders

The Islanders have re-signed RFA defencemen Calvin de Haan and Matt Donovan, and centre Casey Cizikas. De Haan got a three-year contract worth $5.9M, Donovan got a one-year contract worth $826,875 at the NHL level and $65K at the AHL level, and Cizikas got a two-year contract worth $2M.

NY Rangers

The Rangers have signed centre Matthew Lombardi to a two-year contract worth $1.6M. The one-time 50-point scorer was among the Swiss League's leading scorers.

Ottawa

The Senators didn't make any major moves. Prospect Stephane Da Costa, who's been on the cusp of regular NHL action for several years, balked at Ottawa's refusal to offer a one-way contract and signed with CSKA Moscow in the KHL.

Philadelphia

The Flyers didn't make any major moves.

Pittsburgh

The Penguins re-signed defenceman Simon Despres to a two-year contract worth $1.8M. Former Penguins forward Mark Recchi was signed on as player development coach.

San Jose

The Sharks have re-signed defenceman Jason Demers to a two-year contract worth $6.8M.

St. Louis

The Blues have signed defenceman Chris Butler to a one-year contract worth $650K at the NHL level and $400K at the AHL level. Jaden Schwartz has decided to change his number. Originally wearing no.9, he wants to change it to no.17 in honour of his sister, who passed away in 2011. With Vladimir Sobotka, who wore it for the Blues, signed overseas, he is free to start using it.

Tampa Bay

The Lightning didn't make any major moves.

Toronto

The Maple Leafs have re-signed centre Peter Holland to a two-year contract worth $1.55M. Defenceman Paul Ranger's NHL comeback seems to stalled or ended, as he's signed a two-year contract in the Swiss League with HC Geneve-Servette.

Vancouver

The Canucks have signed forward Linden Vey to a one-year contract worth $735K at the NHL level and $67K.

Washington

The Capitals signed 13th overall pick, winger Jakub Vrana to an entry-level contract.

Winnipeg

The Jets didn't make any major moves before today's three signings. Head back to the main page for news on those.

Icethetics.co, a site dedicated fully to hockey sweater design, reported on a leak from a Reebok's Fall 2014 catalogue. If the images, which are in the post itself, are any indication, then neon green figures to be a major element in the uniforms for this coming season's All-Star Game.

So there you have it, the week in signings. Clearly there's not as much here as there was last week, but that's what happens come mid-July. Thanks for reading!