NHL News: Player News and Updates for 6/26/15
NHL Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Off-Season Schedule and More
June 26, 2015
Free agency is rapidly approaching in the NHL off-season, and that means there are plenty of interesting storylines developing out there. That said, let’s take a look at the headlines and see what’s been going on.
The Senators made a couple of signings yesterday. The team inked center Mika Zibanejad to a two-year extension worth $5.25 million. He’s coming off 20 scores and 26 assists in his 80 appearances this past season. He worked mainly on the second line.
Ottawa also inked an extension with right winger Mark Stone. This deal is for three years. Stone is coming off 80 games in 2014-15, during which he poured in 64 points with 26 goals--those were career marks for him. Stone is still just 23 years old and may well have a bright future in Ottawa.
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The Hurricanes did some signing yesterday as well, inking left winger Chris Terry. This contract is for one year at $875,000.
Terry posted career highs with 57 appearances and 20 points in 2014-15 and showed enough to the team that they’ll be retaining him for at least one more season. We’ll see what he can do in 2015-16.
The Kings’ Slava Voynov underwent surgery last week, and it was recently reported that the procedure was successful.
Voynov tore his Achilles tendon, leading to the surgery. It’s good news that he’s on the mend, but he’s still got some issues to deal with. He’s currently suspended by the team and has a domestic abuse trial lingering.
The Lightning’s Ben Bishop will be starting up his off-season workouts early next week, as he’s recovering well from his groin tear.
There have been varying reports on the severity of Bishop’s injury, but there’s little question that it impacted his play in the Stanley Cup Finals against the Blackhawks in the last couple of games.
Bishop enters 2015-16 as a top-tier goalie in the league, logging a 77-27-12 mark and nine shutouts in the last two regular seasons.
NHL Off-Season Schedule: Now that the season is all finished up, we can start looking forward to the off-season activities that will keep us busy until the 2015-16 campaign. Let’s take a look at the upcoming calendar.
June 24: NHL Awards
June 25-July 1: UFAs meet with prospective teams
July 1: Free agency begins
July 5-6 Arbitration deadlines
Early July: Rookie development camps
July 15: Qualifying offers expire
July 20-August 4: Arbitration hearings
Early September: Rooke camps
Mid-September: Training camps open
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