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Cole’s Notes From Around the League: 9/1/18-9/7/18

The latest in transaction news from across the NHL.

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Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks made no moves this week.

Centre Chris Kelly has retired from pro hockey. Drafted in the third round, 94th overall, in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft by the Ottawa Senators, Kelly has 291 points (123G, 168A) in 845 games, as well as 32 points (12G, 20A) in 92 playoff games, for Ottawa (2003/04-partway through 2010/11, 2016/17), Boston (partway through 2010/11-2015/16), and Anaheim (2017/18). Never a top offensive threat but a decent two-way forward in his prime, Kelly has career-highs of 20 goals and 39 points, both in 2011/12 with Boston, and 23 assists, back in 2006/07 with Ottawa. Kelly won the Stanley Cup with Boston in 2011. Kelly, 37, spent a brief stint with the AHL’s Belleville Senators and played for Team Canada during he Pyeongchang Olympics before signing with Anaheim in February and finished his final season with two points (0G, 2A) in 12 games for the Ducks.

Arizona Coyotes

The Coyotes made no moves this week.

Boston Bruins

The Bruins signed defenceman Mark Fayne to a PTO.

Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres made no moves this week.

Calgary Flames

The Flames signed goaltender Jeff Glass to a PTO. They signed defenceman Viktor Svedberg to a PTO. Right winger Kris Versteeg has signed a one-year contract in Russia with the KHL’s Avangard Omsk.

Carolina Hurricanes

The Hurricanes made no moves this week.

Chicago Blackhawks

The Blackhawks made no moves this week. Defeneman Cody Franson has signed a two-year in Russia with the KHL’s Avangard Omsk.

Colorado Avalanche

The Avalanche made no moves this week.

Columbus Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets made no moves this week.

Dallas Stars

The Stars made no moves this week.

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.

Minnesota Wild

The Wild made no moves this week.

Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens made no moves this week.

Nashville Predators

The Predators made no moves this week. Defenceman Alexei Emelin has signed a three-year contract in Russia with the KHL’s Avangard Omsk.

New Jersey Devils

The Devils re-signed right winger Drew Stafford to a PTO.

New York Islanders

The Islanders made no moves this week.

New York Rangers

The Rangers made no moves this week.

Ottawa Senators

The Senators made no moves this week.

Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers made no moves this week.

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins made no moves this week.

Left winger Tom Sestito has retired from pro hockey. Drafted in the third-round, 85th overall, in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets, Sestito has 21 points (10G, 11A) in 154 games, as well as zero points in one playoff game, for Columbus (2007/08, 2009/10-2010/11), Philadelphia (2011/12-partway through 2012/13), Vancouver (partway through 2012/13-2014/15), and Pittsburgh (2015/16-2016/17). Sestito has career-highs of five goals, nine assists, and 14 assists, all in 2014 with Vancouver. Sestito won a Stanley Cup in 2017 with the Penguins in 2017. In his last NHL season, 2016/17, Sestito scored two assists in 13 games, as well as 16 points in 33 games with AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Sestito didn’t see any NHL action this past season despite being on an NHL contract, scoring 15 points in 37 games for AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

San Jose Sharks

The Sharks made no moves this week.

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. Defenceman Nate Schmidt has been suspended 20 games for violating the NHL and NHLPA’s PED policy.

Washington Capitals

The Capitals signed right winger Sergei Shumakov to a one-year entry-level contract.

Winnipeg Jets

The Jets signed right winger Blake Wheeler to a five-year contract extension. They re-signed goaltender Eric Comrie to a one-year contract.