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Cole’s Notes From Around the League: 8/8/20-8/14/20

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 made no moves this week.

Calgary Flames

The Flames made no moves this week.

Carolina Hurricanes

The Hurricanes made no moves this week. Head coach Rod Brind’Amour has been fined $25000 for comments about officiating.

Chicago Blackhawks

The Blackhawks made no moves this week.

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 signed right winger Evgeny Svechnikov to a one-year contract extension.

Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers made no moves this week.

Florida Panthers

The Panthers have opted not to renew the contract of GM Dale Tallon.

Los Angeles Kings

The Kings made no moves this week.

Minnesota Wild

The Wild made no moves this week. Defenceman Ryan Murphy, who last played in the NHL for New Jersey in 2018/19, has signed a one-year contract with AHL Henderson.

Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens made no moves this week.

Nashville Predators

The Predators made no moves this week.

Defenceman Dam Hamhuis has retired from pro hockey. Drafted in the first round, 12th overall, in then 2002 NHL Entry Draft by the Nashville Predators, Hamhuis has 356 points (59G, 297A) in 1148 games, as well as 21 points (3G, 18A) in 68 playoff games, for Nashville (2003/04-2009/10, 2018/19-2019/20), Vancouver (2010/11-2015/16), and Dallas (2016/17-2017/18). More of a shut-down defenceman, Hamhuis was nonetheless a key all-around blueliner in his prime, topping 30 points twice in his NHL career, playing big minutes for the Canucks during their brief period as Cup contenders, and even being named to play for Team Canada at the Sochi Olympics. Hamhuis has career-highs of 38 points, in 2006 with Nashville; seven goals, in 2004 and 2006 with Nashville; and 33 assists, in 2012 with Vancouver. Hamhuis didn’t win any major awards as an NHLer, did not earn any postseason honours, and never played in an All-Star Game, but did win a Gold Medal in 2014 at the Olympics. In his last season, Hamhuis scored eight assists in 60 games, his second straight season without any goals. Hamhuis, 37, did not play in Nashville’s qualifying round series, a 3-1 series loss to the Arizona Coyotes.

New Jersey Devils

The Devils signed defenceman Reilly Walsh to a three-year entry-level contract.

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.

San Jose Sharks

The Shark 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.

Washington Capitals

The Capitals made no moves this week.

Winnipeg Jets

The Jets made no moves this week.