Blackhawks’ Connor Bedard, No. 1 pick in 2023 NHL Draft, signs three-year, entry-level contract

The Chicago Blackhawks landed the No. 1 pick in the 2023 NHL Draft, and they selected budding star Connor Bedard with that pick. On Monday, Bedard agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract with the Blackhawks. Bedard’s deal has a $950,000 annual cap hit and will run through the 2025-26 season. He agreed to … Read more

Ex-Coyote Alex Galchenyuk issues apology, will enter player assistance program following Arizona arrest

Former Arizona Coyotes forward Alex Galchenyuk announced he is entering the NHL Player Assistance Program following his arrest in Scottsdale, Ariz. on July 9. Galchenyuk was booked on multiple charges, including private property hit and run and threatening or intimidating. According to a local CBS affiliate, Galchenyuk was arrested after a hit-and-run incident. Galchenyuk allegedly … Read more

Sebastian Aho signs eight-year, $78 million contract extension with Hurricanes

The Carolina Hurricanes are locking up one of their biggest stars for the long haul. On Wednesday, the Hurricanes announced that star center Sebastian Aho has signed a eight-year, $78 million contract extension with the team. The deal will begin during the 2024-25 season and will carry an average-annual-value of $9.75 million through the 2031-32 … Read more

Penguins’ Jake Guentzel undergoes successful ankle surgery, will miss start of 2023-24 season

Pittsburgh Penguins winger Jake Guentzel underwent successful surgery on his right ankle, according to an announcement from the team. Guentzel will be reevaluated in 12 weeks and is slated to miss the start of the 2023-24 regular season. As a result of the surgery, Guentzel will likely miss the opening month of the 2023-24 season. … Read more