NHL News: Player News and Updates for 8/3/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Off-Season Schedule and More
August 3, 2014
Last week was a pretty active stretch of days in the NHL, especially for the off-season. We’ll see more news trickling in each day as the weeks tick by, so with that in mind let’s take our daily look at some of the headlines and see what’s going on out there.
Subban Deal: Let’s start things out today with the biggest news from yesterday’s league roundup, the signing of Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban. He and the team agreed to an eight-year contract extension that will keep him in Montreal through 2021-22.
Subban had filed for salary arbitration, and there was a hearing on Friday. The ruling of that was due today, but we won’t be needing it since the two sides have worked things out on their own.
The team didn’t disclose the financial terms initially, but reports are saying it’s worth $72 million, which works out to an average of $9 million per season.
Subban is coming off another stellar year on the ice. He won the Norris Trophy this past year, notching 10 goals and 43 assists in 82 appearances. During the Stanley Cup Playoffs, he led the team in scoring (14 points in 17 games) before the Canadiens were defeated by the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference Final.
Subban was Montreal’s second-round pick in the 2007 draft.
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Maroon Deal: The Ducks have inked LW Patrick Maroon to a three-year contract, according to reports that came out yesterday. He’s coming off an 11-goal, 18-assist season in his 62 appearances last year.
Maroon posted seven points in Anaheim’s first nine playoff games.
Bishop Deal: Here’s another big one. The Lightning inked net-minder Ben Bishop to a two-year extension yesterday. He’s coming off a 37-14-7 record in 63 games last season, posting a .924 save percentage and 2.23 GAA. Bishop also had five shutouts, good enough for fifth in the league and second-most ever in Lightning franchise history.
Bishop has been with the Senators, Blues and Lightning during his career, playing in a total of 108 games.
NHL Daily Schedule: The league action will be picking back up again on Wednesday, October 8. Let’s check out the schedule for that evening and see what we can expect on opening night.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
Montreal Canadiens at Toronto Maple Leafs
7:30 PM ET:
Philadelphia Flyers at Boston Bruins
10:00 PM ET:
Vancouver Canucks at Calgary Flames
San Jose Sharks at Los Angeles Kings
NHL Off-Season Schedule: Let’s keep our hockey fix going with a look at the remaining 2014 off-season calendar. There’s been quite a bit of action keeping us occupied so far, and we’ve still got more to look forward to.
Mid-September: Training camps begin
October 8: First games of the 2014-15 NHL season
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