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The latest in transaction news from across the NHL.

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Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks acquired centre Chase De Leo from Winnipeg. They signed goaltender Jared Coreau to a one-year contract. They signed defenceman Luke Schenn to a one-year contract. They signed right winger Anton Rodin to a one-year contract. They signed left winger Brian Gibbons to a one-year contract. They signed right winger Carter Rowney to a three-year contrct. They signed centre Ben Street to a one-year contract. They signed defenceman Andrej Sustr to a one-year contract.

Right winger Jared Boll has retired from pro hockey. Drafted in the fourth round, 101st overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets, Boll has 66 points (28G, 38A) in 579 games, as well as zero points (0G, 0A) in 11 playoff games, for Columbus (2005/06-2015/16) and Anaheim (2016/17-2017/18). Boll has career-highs of 14 points in 2009 with Columbus, seven goals in 2011 with Columbus, and 10 assists in 2009 with Columbus. Boll, 32, finished his final NHL season with one point (1G, 0A) in 10 games, along with three points for AHL San Diego.

Arizona Coyotes

The Coyotes signed defenceman Niklas Hjalmarsson to a two-year contract extension. They signed defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larsson to an eight-year contract extension. They signed left winger Michael Grabner to a three-year contract. They re-signed centre Brad Richardson to a two-year contract. They re-signed defenceman Dakota Mermis to a one-year contract. They signed centre Barrett Hayton to a three-year entry-level contract.

Boston Bruins

The Bruins signed goaltender Jaroslav Halak to a two-year contract, defenceman John Moore to a five-year contract, left winger Joakim Nordstrom to a two-year contract, centre Chris Wagner to a two-year contract, defenceman Cody Goloubef to a one-year contract, centre Mark McNeill to a one-year contract, and defenceman Axel Andersson to a three-year entry-level contract. They re-signed left winger Anton Blidh to a one-year contract and re-signed centre Sean Kuraly to a three-year contract.

Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres signed goaltender Carter Hutton to a three-year contract. They signed goaltender Scott Wedgewood to a one-year contract. They acquired centre Patrik Berglund, left winger Vladimir Sobotka, right winger Tage Thompson, a 2019 first-round pick, and a 2021 second-round pick from St. Louis. They re-signed left winger Scott Wilson to a two-year contract. They signed defenceman Brandon Hickey to a two-year entry-level contract. Defenceman Victor Antipin has signed a three-year contract in Russia with the KHL’s Metallurg Magnitogorsk.

Calgary Flames

The Flames signed centre Derek Ryan to a three-year contract and left winger Austin Czarnik to a two-year contract. They signed centres Tyler Graovac and Alan Quine to one-year contracts. They re-signed defenceman Dalton Prout to a one-year contract. They signed right winger James Neal to a five-year contract. They signed right winger Buddy Robinson to a two-year contract. Left winger Marek Hrivik has signed in Russia with the KHL’s HC Vityaz Podolsk.

Carolina Hurricanes

The Hurricanes signed left winger Andrei Svechnikov to a three-year entry-level contract. They signed goaltender Petr Mrazek to a one-year contract. They signed defenceman Dan Renouf to a one-year contract. They signed defenceman Calvin De Haan to a four-year contract. They re-signed defenceman Trevor van Riemsdyk to a two-year contract.

Chicago Blackhawks

The Blackhawks signed goaltender Cam Ward and left winger Chris Kunitz to one-year contracts and defenceman Brandon Manning to a two-year contract . They signed defenceman Adam Boqvist to a three-year entry-level contract.

Colorado Avalanche

The Avalanche signed defenceman Ian Cole to a three-year contract. They signed right winger Scott Kosmachuk to a one-year contract, re-signed goaltender Joe Cannata to a one-year contract and centre Sheldon Dries to a one-year entry-level contract. They signed right winger Martin Kaut to a three-year entry-level contract. They re-signed left winger Matt Nieto to a two-year contract. Right winger Nail Yakupov has signed a one-year contract in Russia with the KHL’s CSKA Moscow.

Columbus Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets signed centre Riley Nash to a three-year contract. They signed defenceamn Dillon Simpson to a two-year contract. They signed defenceman Adam Clendening to a one-year contract. They signed defenceman Tommy Cross to a one-year contract. They signed right winger Anthony Duclair to a oneyear contract. They signed left winger Boone Jenner to a four-year contract extension.

Dallas Stars

The Stars signed goaltender Anton Khudobin to a two-year contract. They signed left winger Blake Comeau to a three-year contract. They signed defenceman Roman Polak to a one-year contract. They signed right winger Valeri Nichushkin to a two-year contract. They signed centre Joel L’Esperance to a two-year entry-level contract. They signed right winger Erik Condra to a two-year contract. They signed goaltender Colton Point to a three-year entry-level contract. They signed left winger Michael Mersch to a two-year contract. They signed defenceman Joel Hanley to a one-year contract. They re-signed left winger Remi Elie to a one-year contract. They signed centre Jason Dickinson to a one-year contract.

Detroit Red Wings

The Red Wings signed left winger Thomas Vanek to a one-year contract. They signed goaltender Jonathan Bernier to a three-year contract. They signed defenceman Mike Green to a two-year contract extension. They signed centre Wade Megan, defenceman Jake Chelios, and goaltender Harri Sateri to one-year contracts and left winger Chris Terry to a two-year contract. They signed left winger Matt Lorito to a two-year contract. They re-signed left winger Andreas Athanasiou to a two-year contract.

Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers signed centre Kyle Brodziak to a two-year contract. They signed left winger Tobias Rieder to a one-year contract. They signed defenceman Kevin Gravel to a one-year contract. They re-signed right winger Ryan Strome to a two-year contract. Right winger Iiro Pakarinen has signed one-year contract in Russia with the KHL’s Metallurg Magnitogorsk. Left winger Anton Slepyshev has signed a two-year contract in Russia with the KHLs CSKA Moscow. Defenceman Yohann Auvitu has signed a two-year contract in Russia with the KHL’s HK Sochi.

Florida Panthers

The Panthers re-signed centre Jared McCann to a two-year contract. They signed goaltender Michael Hutchinson to a one-year contract. Left winger Alexandre Grenier has signed a one-year contract with AHL Laval. They signed right winger Paul Thompson and defenceman Jacob MacDonald to two-year contracts. They re-signed defenceman Alex Petrovic to a one-year contract and signed left winger Quinton Howden and right winger John McFarland to one-year contracts.

Los Angeles Kings

The Kings signed defenceman Drew Doughty to an eight-year contract extension. They signed defenceman Sean Walker to a two-year entry-level contract.

Minnesota Wild

The Wild bought out centre Tyler Ennis. They signed defenceman Greg Pateryn to a three-year contract. They signed centre Matt Hendricks to a one-year contact. They re-signed defenceman Nick Seeler to a three-year contract. They signed goaltender Andrew Hammond to a two-year contract. They signed right winger Eric Fehr to a one-year contract. They signed defenceman Matt Bartkowski to a two-year contract. They signed left winger JT Brown to a two-year contract. They signed left winger Mike Liambas to a two-year contract.

Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens acquired right winger Joel Armia, goaltender Steve Mason, a 2019 seventh-round pick, and a 2020 fourth-round pick from Winnipeg. They bought out Mason. They signed defenceman Xavier Ouellet to a one-year contract. They signed centre Matthew Peca to a two-year contract. They signed centre Tomas Plekanec to a one-year contract. They signed centre Jesperi Kotkaniemi to a three-year entry-level contract. They signed centre Michael Chaput to a two-year contract. They signed left winger Kenny Agostino to a one-year contract. They re-signed left winger Jacob De La Rose to a two-year contract.

Nashville Predators

The Predators signed left winger Connor Brickley to a one-year contract. They signed right winger Rocco Grimaldi to a one-year contract. They signed defenceman Jarred Tinordi to a one-year contract. They signed left winger Zac Rinaldo to a one-year contract. They signed centre Colin Blackwell to a two-year contract. They signed centre Zach Magwood to a three-year entry-level contract.

New Jersey Devils

The Devils signed defenceman Eric Gryba to a one-year contract. They signed defenceman John Ramage to a one-year contract. They signed right winger Kurtis Gabriel to a one-year contract. They signed goaltender Eddie Lack to a one-year contract.

New York Islanders

The Islanders signed right winger Leo Komarov to a four-year contract. They signed centre Valtteri Filppula to a one-year contract. They re-signed defenceman Thomas Hickey to a four-year contract. They signed left winger Tom Kuhnhackl to a one-year contract. They signed right winger Mike Sislo to a one-year contract. They acquired left winger Matt Martin from Toronto. They signed goaltender Robin Lehner to a one-year contract.

New York Rangers

The Rangers re-signed centre Vladislav Namestnikov to a two-year contract. They signed defenceman Frederik Claesson to a on-year contract. Centre David Desharnais has signed a one-year contract in Russia with the KHL’s Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. They re-signed defenceman Steven Fogarty to a one-year contract.

Ottawa Senators

The Senators signed centre Paul Carey to a one-year contract. They signed goaltender Mike McKenna. Goaltender Chris Driedger has signed a one-year contract with AHL Springfield.

Right winger Alexandre Burrows has retired from pro hockey. Signed as an undrafted free agent in 2003 by the Vancouver Canucks, Burrows has 409 points (205G, 204A) in 913 games, as well as 39 points (19G, 20A) in 85 playoff games, for Vancouver (2005/06-partway through 2016/17) and Ottawa (partway through 2016/17-2017/18). Burrows has career-highs of 67 points in 2010 with Vancouver, 35 goals in 2010 with Vancouver, and 32 assist in 2010 with Vancouver. Burrows, 37, finished his last NHL season with 14 points (6G, 8A) in 71 games. Burrows closed out his career in steep decline. After his career-high 2009/10 season, he has only three times reached 30 points and has only once gotten over 40 or 50. In addition to his offence drying up badly, he has also seen his defence decline. The worse aspects of his game never really went away, with Burrows missing 10 games and losing $134,000 due to a suspension. Burrows was coming off the first year of a two-year contract extension when he was bought out. His retirement comes just under a week into free agency. Burrows will join the Montreal Canadiens’ AHL affiliate, the Laval Rocket, as an assistant coach.

Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers signed left winger James van Riemsdyk to a five-year contract. They signed defenceman Christian Folin to a one-year contract.

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins signed defenceman Jack Johnson to a five-year contract. They signed right winger Jimmy Hayes, defenceman Stefan Elliott, and goaltender John Muse, and re-signed defenceman Zach Trotman to one-year contracts. They signed centre Matt Cullen to a one-year contract.

San Jose Sharks

The Sharks signed centre Logan Couture to an eight-year contract extension. They re-signed centre Joe Thornton to a one-year contract. They re-signed left winger Tomas Hertl to a four-year contract. They signed left winger Vladislav Kotkov to a three-year entry-level contract.

St. Louis Blues

The Blues signed left winger David Perron to a four-year contract. They signed centre Tyler Bozak to a three-year contract. They signed centre Brian Flynn to a one-year contract. They acquired centre Ryan O’Reilly from Buffalo. They signed defenceman Tyler Wotherspoon to a one-year contract. They signed goaltender Chad Johnson to a one-year contract. They signed left winger Joey LaLeggia to a two-year contract. They re-signed centre Robby Fabbri to a one-year contract. They re-signed left winger MacKenzie MacEachern to a one-year contract. They signed right winger Jordan Nolan to a one-year contract. They signed centre Oskar Sundqvist to a one-year contract. They re-signed goaltender Jordan Binnington to a one-year contract.

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Lightning signed centre Kevin Lynch to a one-year contract. They signed defenceman Ryan McDonagh to a seven-year contract extension. They signed defenceman Cameron Gaunce to a one-year contract. They re-signed defenceman Slater Koekkoek to a one-year contract. They re-signed centre Cedric Paquette to a one-year contract.

Toronto Maple Leafs

The Maple Leafs signed centre John Tavares to a seven-year contract. They signed right winger Adam Cracknell, centre Josh Jooris, defenceman Jordan Subban, and re-signed defenceman Martin Marincin to one-year contracts. They acquired goaltender Eamon McAdam from the Islanders. They re-signed defenceman Justin Holl to a two-year contract. They signed centre Tyler Ennis to a one-year contract.

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks signed centre Jay Beagle and right winger Antoine Roussel to three-year contracts. They signed left winger Sven Baertschi to a three-year contract. They signed centre Tim Schaller to a two-year contract. They re-signed right winger Darren Archibald to a one-year contract.

Vegas Golden Knights

The Golden Knights signed centre Paul Stastny to a three-year contract. They re-signed centre Brandon Pirri to a one-year contract. They signed left winger Daniel Carr to a one-year contract. They signed right winger Alex Gallant to a one-year contract, signed goaltender Zachary Fucale to a one-year contract, and re-signed Maxime Lagace to a one-year contract. They signed right winger Curtis McKenzie to a two-year contract. They signed defenceman Jimmy Oligny to a one-year contract. They re-signed right winger Ryan Reaves to a two-year contract. They signed defenceman Nick Holden to a two-year contract. They re-signed goaltender Oskar Dansk to a two-year contract.

Washington Capitals

The Capitals signed defenceman Martin Fehervary to a three-year entry-level contract. They signed centres Michael Sgarbossa and Jayson Megna to one-year contracts. They re-signed centre Travis Boyd to a two-year contract. They signed centre Nic Dowd to a one-year contract. They re-signed right winger Riley Barber to a one-year contract.

Winnipeg Jets

The Jets acquired defenceman Simon Bourque from Winnipeg. They acquired left winger Nicolas Kerdiles from Anaheim. They signed centre Seth Griffith and right winger Dennis Everberg and re-signed defenceman Cameron Schilling to one-year contracts. They signed goaltender Laurent Brossoit to a one-year contract. They signed left winger Skyler McKenzie to a three-year entry-level contract.