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Cole’s Notes From Around the League: 6/12/21-6/18/21

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 signed left winger Liam Kirk to a three-year entry-level contract.

Boston Bruins

The Bruins signed right winger Jesper Froden to a one-year contract. They signed left winger Anton Blidh to a one-year contract. Centre Paul Carey signed a one-year contract in Sweden with the SHL’s Djurgardens IF.

Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres made no moves this week.

Calgary Flames

The Flames made no moves this week.

Carolina Hurricanes

The Hurricanes signed defenceman Eric Gelinas to a one-year contract. They signed head coach Rod Brind’Amour to a three-year contract extension.

Centre Drew Shore has retired from pro hockey. Drafted in the second round, 44th overall, in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Florida Panthers, Shore 26 points (9G, 17A) in 98 games, as well as zero points in one playoff game, for Florida (2012/13-2013/14), Calgary (2014/15-2015/16), Vancouver (2016/17), and Carolina (2020/21). With such a short career with so few NHL games played, Shore’s career-highs are 13 points and 10 assists in 2013, and five goals in 2014, all with Florida. In his last season, both as a pro and as an NHLer, he scored zero points in four games with Carolina and one point in seven games for AHL Chicago. Shore, 30, announced his retirement via Instagram in the link above.

Chicago Blackhawks

The Blackhawks signed right winger Jakub Pour to a two-year entry-level contract.

Colorado Avalanche

The Avalanche signed centre Jayson Megna to a two-year contract extension. Centre Carl Soderberg has signed a one-year contract in Sweden with the SHL’s Malmo Redhawks.

Columbus Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets signed left winger Gregory Hofmann to a one-year contract. They signed centre Kevin Stenlund to a one-year contract extension.

Dallas Stars

The Stars made no moves this week.

Defenceman Stephen Johns has retired from pro hockey. Drafted in the second round, 60th overall, in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks, Johns has 33 points (15G, 18A) in 167 games, as well as zero points in 17 playoff games, for the Dallas Stars (2015/16-2017/18, 2019/20). Johns made it onto the Stars roster full-time starting in 2016 and did a serviceable job as a shut-down defenceman. Johns has career highs of 15 points, eight goals, and seven assists in 2017/18. Johns finished his final NHL season with five points (2G, 3A) in 17 games, as well as four points in two games for AHL Texas. Johns, 29, retires after missing all of 2018/19, most of 2019/20, and all of 2020/21 with a head injury.

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. Centre Lucas Wallmark has signed a one-year contract in Russia with the KHL’s CSKA Moscow.

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.

New Jersey Devils

The Devils signed right winger Nathan Bastian to a two-year contract extension.

New York Islanders

The Islanders made no moves this week.

New York Rangers

The Rangers hired Gerard Gallant as head coach.

Ottawa Senators

The Senators signed goaltender Leevi Merilainen to a three-year entry-level contract. Goaltender Marcus Hogberg has signed a four-year contract in Sweden with the SHL’s Linkoping HC.

Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers signed centre German Rubtsov and right winger Linus Sandin to one-year contracts.

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins made no moves this week.

San Jose Sharks

The Sharks signed left winger Jonathan Dahlen to a one-year contract. They signed left winger Jeffrey Viel to a two-year contract extension. They signed defenceman Nicolas Meloche to a one-year contract.

St. Louis Blues

The Blues signed centre Tanner Kaspick to a one-year contract extension.

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Lightning made no moves this week.

Toronto Maple Leafs

The Maple Leafs signed centre Jason Spezza to a one-year contract extension.

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks made no moves this week.

Vegas Golden Knights

The Golden Knights made no moves this week.

Washington Capitals

The Capitals signed centre Garrett Pilon to a two-year contract extension. They signed centre Michael Sgarbossa to a two-year contract extension. They signed defenceman Bobby Nardella to a two-year contract extension.

Winnipeg Jets

The Jets made no moves this week.