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Cole’s Notes From Around the League: 12/26/20-1/1/21

The latest in transaction news from across the NHL.

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Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks made no moves his week.

Arizona Coyotes

The Coyotes acquired a 2021 second-round pick from Ottawa. They signed defenceman Jordan Schmaltz to a professional tryout contract. They signed centre Derick Brassard to a one-year contract. They signed centre Frederik Gauthier and goaltender Zane McIntyre to professional tryout contracts.

Boston Bruins

The Bruins made no moves his week.

Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres signed centre Riley Sheahan to a professional tryout contract.

Calgary Flames

The Flames signed centre Connor Zary to a three-year entry-level contract.

Carolina Hurricanes

The Hurricanes signed centre Seth Jarvis to a three-year entry-level contract. They signed centre Jamieson Rees to a three-year entry-level contract.

Chicago Blackhawks

The Blackhawks signed centre Carl Soderberg to a one-year contract.

Colorado Avalanche

The Avalanche made no moves his week.

Columbus Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets signed centre Pierre-Luc Dubois to a two-year contract extension.

Dallas Stars

The Stars made no moves his week.

Detroit Red Wings

The Red Wings made no moves his week.

Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers signed defenceman Slater Koekkoek to a one-year contract. They signed defenceman Ethan Bear to a two-year contract. They signed centre Devin Shore and defenceman Ryan Stanton to professional tryout contracts.

Florida Panthers

The Panthers signed defenceman Kevin Connauton and goaltender Scott Darling to professional tryout contracts.

Los Angeles Kings

The Kings signed left winger Andreas Athanasiou to a one-year contract.

Minnesota Wild

The Wild made no moves his week.

Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens signed right winger Corey Perry to a one-year contract. Defenceman Christian Folin has signed a one-year contract in Sweden with the SHL’s Vaxjo Lakers.

Nashville Predators

The Predators made no moves this week.

New Jersey Devils

The Devils made no moves his week.

New York Islanders

The Islanders made no moves his week.

New York Rangers

The Rangers made no moves his week. Goaltender Jean-Francois Berube has signed a one-year contract with AHL Ontario.

Ottawa Senators

The Senators acquired centre Derek Stepan from Arizona. They signed centre Tim Stuetzle to a three-year entry-level contract. They acquired defenceman Braydon Coburn, centre Cedric Paquette, and a 2022 second-round pick from Tampa Bay. They signed left winger Ridly Greig to a three-year contract.

Right winger Ryan Callahan has retired from pro hockey. Drafted in the fourth round, 127th overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers, Callahan has 386 points (186G, 200A) in 757 games, as well as 39 points (20G, 19A) in 121 playoff games, for the Rangers (2006/07-partway through 2013/14) and Tampa Bay (partway through 2013/14-2018/19). Callahan was named captain of the Rangers for the 2011/12 season, succeeding Chris Drury, and was succeeded by Ryan McDonagh, who wore the “C” from the 2014/15 season until partway through 2017/18, when he joined Callahan in Tampa Bay. Callahan has career highs of 54 points, in 2012 with the Rangers and 2015 with Tampa Bay, 29 goals in 2012 with the Rangers, and 30 assists in 2015 with Tampa Bay. The late 2010s were unkind to Callahan, as he fell from 54 points to 28 points in 2016, and played 137 of the 246 games between the 2017 and 2019 seasons, including only 18 games in 2017, due to various injuries. On long-term injured reserve due to a degenerative back condition, Callahan was traded to Ottawa, in a move mirroring the Lightning’s recent acquisition of Marian Gaborik, ahead of the 2019/20 season. Callahan finished his final NHL season in 17 points (7G, 10A) in 52 games for Tampa Bay in 2018/19 and didn’t play in 2019/20. Callahan, 35, retired due to the back condition.

Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers made no moves his week.

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins made no moves his week.

San Jose Sharks

The Sharks signed centre Tristen Robins to a three-year entry-level contract.

St. Louis Blues

The Blues signed left winger Mike Hoffman to a professional tryout contract. They signed defenceman Vince Dunn to a one-year contract.

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Lightning acquired right winger Marian Gaborik and goaltender Anders Nilsson from Ottawa. They signed centre Boo Nieves to a professional tryout contract.

Toronto Maple Leafs

The Maple Leafs made no moves his week.

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks made no moves his week.

Vegas Golden Knights

The Golden Knights signed defenceman Lukas Cormier to a three-year entry-level contract.

Washington Capitals

The Capitals signed goaltender Craig Anderson to a professional tryout contract. They signed defenceman Zdeno Chara to a one-year contract. Right winger Ilya Kovalchuk has signed a one-year contract in Russia with the KHL’s Avangard Omsk.

Winnipeg Jets

The Jets signed centre Trevor Lewis, goaltender Cole Kehler, and defenceman Jimmy Oligny to professional tryout contracts.