NHL News: Player News and Updates for 7/19/15
NHL Off-Season Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Off-Season Schedule and More
July 19, 2015
The NHL has been pretty steady recently when it comes to off-season news. With that in mind, let’s check out some of the notable players and situations out there making the rounds in the headlines.
Seth Helgeson inked up with the Devils yesterday, re-signing on a two-year deal.
Helgeson will be on a two-way deal in the first year, then the contract switches to one-way in the second.
Helgeson posted 22 appearances last year in New Jersey and managed a pair of assists. He’ll be one of the first in line for a call up from the AHL this year when the Devils need him.
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The Penguins re-signed center Dominik Uher this weekend. He’ll be on a one-year, two-way deal, earning $575,000.
Uher played in just two games for Pittsburgh last year, but logged 13 scores with 13 assists in his 72 games with AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. He’ll be there once again this season.
Mat Bodie will be back with the Rangers this year; he agreed to a deal in New York this weekend.
Bodie looked great with AHL Hartford last season, with 32 points (five goals) in his 75 games. Many outlets believe Bodie might very well be making his NHL debut in 2015-16, so be on the lookout for the promising 25-year-old in the next several months.
Luke Witkowski also inked a two-way, one-year deal yesterday. He’ll be back with the Lightning.
Witkowski played in 16 games for Tampa last year, but wasn’t able to log a point. He’ll yet again be a depth defenseman at the AHL level for Tampa, but may see some time at the NHL level again.
The Predators re-signed center Calle Jarnkrok this weekend. He’ll be back in town on a one-year deal worth $735,000.
Jarnkrok posted 18 points (seven goals) last year, which was his first full campaign in the NHL. He’ll be looking to take another step forward in 2015-16.
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: Rookie camps
Mid-September: Training camps open
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