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Cole’s Notes From Around the League: 6/26/21-7/2/21

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 have hired Andre Tourigny as head coach.

Boston Bruins

The Bruins made no moves this week.

Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres have hired Don Granato as their full-time head coach.

Calgary Flames

The Flames made no moves this week.

Carolina Hurricanes

The Hurricanes made no moves this week. Centre Brian Gibbons, who last played in the NHL for Carolina in 2019/20, has signed a one-year contract in Sweden with the SHL’s Linkoping HC. Left winger Andrej Nestrasil, who last played in the NHL for Carolina from 2014/15 to 2016/17, has signed a one-year contract in Czechia with the Czech Extraliga’s HC Ocelari Trinec.

Chicago Blackhawks

The Blackhawks made no moves this week.

Colorado Avalanche

The Avalanche signed goaltender Jonas Johansson to a one-year contract extension.

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 signed centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins to an eight-year contract extension. Defenceman Brandon Manning, who last played in the NHL for Edmonton from 2018/19 to 2019/20, has signed in Germany with the DEL’s Straubing Tigers.

Florida Panthers

The Panthers made no moves this week.

Los Angeles Kings

The Kings acquired right winger Viktor Arvidssom from Nashville.

Minnesota Wild

The Wild signed centre Joel Eriksson Ek to an eight-year contract extension.

Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens signed left winger Brandon Baddock to a one-year contract extension. Defenceman Shea Weber has been fined $5000 for slashing Tampa Bay’s Nikita Kucherov.

Nashville Predators

The Predators acquired a 2021 second-round pick and a 2022 third-round pick from Los Angeles.

New Jersey Devils

The Devils made no moves this week.

New York Islanders

The Islanders made no moves this week. Goaltender Kevin Poulin, who last played in the NHL from 2010/11 to 2014/15, has signed a one-year contract with AHL Laval.

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 Sharks made no moves this week.

St. Louis Blues

The Blues made no moves this week.

Right winger Beau Bennett has retired from pro hockey. Drafted in the first round, 20th overall, in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins, Bennett has 64 points (24G, 40A) in 200 games, as well as six points (2G, 4A) in 21 playoff games, for Pittsburgh (2012/13-2015/16), New Jersey (2016/17), and St. Louis (2017/18). Struggling to find his place on the roster early in his career and increasingly hampered by injuries, Bennett wound up with career highs of 19 points and eight goals in 2017 with New Jersey and 11 assists in 2013 with Pittsburgh and 2017 with New Jersey. Bennett was awarded a Stanley Cup ring for Pittsburgh’s 2016 Cup win, but he missed the 41-game threshold and the one Cup Final game criterion to have his name engraved on the Cup. Bennett finished his last NHL season with zero points in six games for St. Louis, as well as 57 points in 60 games for AHL Chicago, in 2017/18. He finished his last pro season in 2019/20 with 40 points in 55 games for AHL Tucson. Bennett, 29, will be joining the ProMentor app, which offers sports training for school-aged athletes.

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Lightning made no moves this week.

Toronto Maple Leafs

The Maple Leafs signed right winger Wayne Simmonds to a two-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 made no moves this week.

Winnipeg Jets

The Jets made no moves this week.