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NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Off-Season Schedule and More
July 11, 2014
We’ve reached the end of another workweek, and the NHL off-season news has been flowing steadily over the last several days. We’ve got another dose of updates for you this morning, so with that let’s take our daily look at some of the notable happenings out there right now. Here’s the latest.
Samuelsson Signing: Defenseman Philip Samuelsson has inked a two-way, one-year contract with the Penguins. He spent most of last year at the AHL level, posting 22 points in 64 appearances, but did make it to the big time in five games. At 22, he’s nearing the point where he may be a depth player with the Pens.
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Hannan Deal: Defenseman Scott Hannan signed a one-year extension yesterday. He played in 56 games during the 2013-14 campaign, logging three scores, nine helpers and a plus-1 rating. He should end up being No. 5 or 6.
Ducks Defense Signings: The Ducks inked a couple of noteworthy defensemen yesterday. Jesse Blacker re-signed on a two-way, one-year deal. He came over from Toronto late last season.
Also, Mat Clark re-signed on a similar one-year, two-way deal. He’s pure depth at the AHL level and we probably won’t even see him in San Jose.
Gudbranson Deal: Let’s keep the defenseman signings going today and check out Erik Gudbranson. He re-signed with Florida yesterday on a two-year contract. He has just 21 points in 169 career games, but could see an expanded role with the Panthers this season.
Ott Deal: The Blues and Steve Ott are rejoined. The former unrestricted free agent inked a two-year, $5.2 million deal yesterday, likely as a consolation prize over restricted free agent center Vladimir Sobotka (he may sign in the KHL; The Blues have an arbitration hearing set with him on July 21).
As for Ott, he had three helpers in his 23 regular-season appearances with St. Louis and posted two points in his six playoff games.
Smith Signing: C Trevor Smith inked a one-year contract with the Maple Leafs yesterday. He’s a depth player who notched nine points in his 28 appearances last year.
Tennyson Deal: Defenseman Matt Tennyson inked a two-year, two-way extension with the Sharks. He spent most of the year in AHL during 2013-14 but could debut with the team straight out of training camp this season.
NHL Off-Season Schedule: Let’s keep our hockey fix going with a look at the 2014 off-season calendar. There should be plenty to keep us occupied as we gear up for next year.
June 25-July 1: Teams can conduct interviews with unrestricted free agents
June 27-28: 2014 NHL Draft
June 30: Deadline to tender offers to restricted free agents
July 1: Start of free agency period
Early July: Rookie development camps begin
Mid-September: Training camps begin
October 8: First games of the 2014-15 NHL season
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