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Cole’s Notes From Around the League: 7/28/18-8/3/18

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The latest in transaction news from across the NHL.

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Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks made no moves this week.

Arizona Coyotes

The Coyotes made no moves this week.

Boston Bruins

The Bruins made no moves this week.

Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres acquired left winger Jeff Skinner from Carolina.

Calgary Flames

The Flames re-signed right winger Garnet Hathaway to a one-year contract. They have bought out right winger Troy Brouwer.

Carolina Hurricanes

The Hurricanes acquired right winger Cliff Pu, a 2019 second-round pick, and 2020 third- and sixth-round picks from Buffalo.

Chicago Blackhawks

The Blackhawks made no moves this week.

Colorado Avalanche

The Avalanche re-signed defenceman Patrik Nemeth to a one-year contract.

Columbus Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets signed centre Liam Foudy to a three-year entry-level contract.

Dallas Stars

The Stars re-signed centre Gemel Smith to a one-year contract.

Detroit Red Wings

The Red Wings made no moves this week.

Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers made no moves this week.

Florida Panthers

The Panthers made no moves this week.

Los Angeles Kings

The Kings made no moves this week.

Right winger Jarome Iginla, who last played in the NHL in 2016/17, has retired from pro hockey. Drafted in the first round, 11th overall, in 1995 by the Dallas Stars, Iginla has 1300 points (625G, 675A) in 1554 games, as well as 68 points (37G, 31A) in 81 playoff games, for Calgary (1996/97-partway through 2012/13), Pittsburgh (part of 2012/13), Boston (2013/14), Colorado (2014/15-partway through 2016/17), and Los Angeles (part of 2016/17). Iginla has career highs of 98 points in 2008, 52 goals in 2002, and 55 assists in 2007, all with Calgary. He won the 2002 Art Ross Trophy with 96 points, and the 2002 and 2004 Rocket Richard Trophy with 52 and 41 goals, respectively, the latter tied with Atlanta’s Ilya Kovalchuk and Columbus’ Rick Nash. He won the 2002 Lester B. Pearson Award (now the Ted Lindsay Award) as the most outstanding player as judged by the players. He also won the King Clancy Memorial Trophy in 2004 and the Mark Messier Leadership Award in 2009. Iginla was a First-Team All-Star in 2002, 2008, and 2009, a Second Team All-Star in 2004, and named to the All-Rookie Team in 1997. Iginla represented Calgary in the 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, and 2012 All-Star Games, as well as being named to the 2011 All-Star Game, in which he didn’t play. In addition, Iginla won a Gold Medal as part of Team Canada at both the 2002 Salt Lake City and 2010 Vancouver Olympics, and won the 2004 World Cup of Hockey with Team Canada. Iginla reached the Stanley Cup Final in 2004, though never got back to the Final. Iginla, 41, had hoped to play one more season in 2017/18, skating with AHL Providence during the year. Iginla was productive almost to the end of his career. In his first full season after the 2012 lockout, he scored 30 goals with Boston, adding a 12th 30-goal season to the 11 straight he put up before 2012. He respectable 29-goal 59-point and 22-goal 47-point seasons in his two full years with Colorado, before his offence dried up completely, scoring only 14 goals and 27 points between Colorado and Los Angeles in 2016/17. I recall reading after he signed with Colorado that he had considered signing with the Tampa Bay Lightning instead, choosing Colorado because it was the closer of the two teams courting him to Alberta, where he had played. As one will recall, the Lightning reached the Stanley Cup Final that year. I believe Iginla, had he signed with Tampa Bay instead, would have been the difference between the Tampa Bay losing and winning the series. Even without a Cup however, Iginla is a sure-fire Hall-of-Famer when he becomes eligible in 2020.

Minnesota Wild

The Wild signed right winger Matt Read to a one-year contract.

Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens made no moves this week.

Nashville Predators

The Predators re-signed centre Miikka Salomaki to a two-year contract. Centre Trevor Smith has signed with AHL San Antonio.

New Jersey Devils

The Devils made no moves this week.

New York Islanders

The Islanders made no moves this week.

New York Rangers

The Rangers re-signed defenceman Brady Skjei to a six-year contract. They re-signed centre Kevin Hayes to a one-year contract. They re-signed centre Ryan Spooner to a two-year contract.

Ottawa Senators

The Senators re-signed right winger Mark Stone to a one-year contract.

Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers re-signed defenceman Robert Hagg to a two-year contract.

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins made no moves this week.

San Jose Sharks

The Sharks made no moves this week. Right winger Jannik Hansen has signed a one-year contract in Russia with the KHL’s CSKA Moscow.

St. Louis Blues

The Blues made no moves this week.

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Lightning made no moves this week.

Toronto Maple Leafs

The Maple Leafs made no moves this week.

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks made no moves this week.

Vegas Golden Knights

The Golden Knights made no moves this week.

Washington Capitals

The Capitals made no moves this week.

Winnipeg Jets

The Jets re-signed centre Nic Petan to a one-year contract.