Hockey

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2018, file photo, Columbus Blue Jackets forward Artemi Panarin carries the puck against the Vancouver Canucks during an NHL hockey game, in Columbus, Ohio. The New York Rangers' rebuild just took a giant leap forward. Winger Artemi Panarin, the top free agent available this offseason, signed a seven-year, $81.5 million deal to join the Rangers, a person with knowledge of the signing told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team didn't announce terms of the deal Monday, July 1, 2019.(AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)
July 01, 2019 - 5:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — John Davidson had a close-up look at how good Artemi Panarin is while the two were with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Now, they will be reunited in New York. Some six weeks after Davidson returned to the Rangers as team president following seven seasons in the same position with the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2013, file photo, hockey pucks are stacked on the boards as Vancouver Canucks players skate past during an informal NHL hockey practice at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. NHL free agency day began with two rivals helping each other out of a jam by way of a trade. The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired defenseman Cody Ceci, a 2020 third-round pick and minor leaguers Ben Harpur and Aaron Luchuk from the Ottawa Senators for defenseman Nikita Zaitsev, forward Connor Brown and minor leaguer Michael Carcone. The teams announced the trade early Monday, July 1, 2019, roughly 3½ hours before the start of free agency. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck, File)
July 01, 2019 - 1:37 pm
The Latest on NHL free agency (all times Eastern): 2:15 p.m. The Florida Panthers have signed defenseman Anton Stralman to a three-year deal. The 32-year-old Stralman had two goals and 15 assists in 47 games for Tampa Bay last season. He has also played for Columbus, Toronto and the New York...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo, Ottawa Senators defenseman Cody Ceci (5) controls the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers, at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired defenseman Cody Ceci, a 2020 third-round pick and minor leaguers Ben Harpur and Aaron Luchuk from the Ottawa Senators for defenseman Nikita Zaitsev, forward Connor Brown and minor leaguer Michael Carcone. The teams announced the trade early on Monday, July 1, 2019, roughly three and a half hours before the start of free agency. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
July 01, 2019 - 8:48 am
The Latest on NHL free agency (all times Eastern): 9:40 a.m. A person with knowledge of the move tells The Associated Press the Toronto Maple Leafs have agreed to sign veteran center Jason Spezza to a one-year contract when free agency opens. The 36-year-old Spezza is expected to sign for roughly...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2019 file photo, Terry Pegula, arrives to the NFL football owners meeting in Key Biscayne, Fla. Rather than fullfilling his promise of delivering Buffalo a championship, Pegula has instead overseen a team that's endured fitful starts and stops, gone through a revolving door of players and coaches, and is in the midst of a franchise-worst eight-year playoff drought, the NHL's longest active streak. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File )
June 29, 2019 - 1:22 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Terry Pegula leaned into the table and got directly to the heart of the matter when assessing the more downs than ups he has experienced over eight-plus years of owning the Buffalo Sabres. "The one thing I think about is it's time to start winning. That's why we'...
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St. Louis Blues NHL hockey team head coach Craig Berube, rear, and general manager Doug Armstrong speak during a press conference in St. Louis, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Berube, who led the franchise to its first Stanley Cup title this season, signed a three year contract with the team on Tuesday, officially removing his interim title. (Colter Peterson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
June 26, 2019 - 2:52 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Blues general manager Doug Armstrong had his staff produce a list of coaching candidates after firing Mike Yeo in November. He hasn't looked at it since January. The Stanley Cup champions formally announced a three-year contract extension for coach Craig Berube on Wednesday,...
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June 26, 2019 - 1:15 pm
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Florida goalie Roberto Luongo has decided to retire after 19 seasons. The 40-year-old Luongo made the announcement Wednesday on his Twitter account. His 489 career victories are third in NHL history behind only Martin Brodeur and Patrick Roy, and Brodeur is the only goalie to...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2019, file photo, UCLA's Katelyn Ohashi competes on the floor, earning a 10, during the Pac-12 gymnastics championships in Salt Lake City. The former UCLA gymnast has committed to performing in the inaugural Aurora Games, an all-women’s sports and entertainment festival. The Aurora Games will be held Aug. 20-25 in Albany, N.Y., and feature about 150 world-class athletes, including Olympic medalists and national champions. (Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)
June 26, 2019 - 9:25 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi will perform in the inaugural Aurora Games, an all-women's sports and entertainment festival. It's the first professional competition for the 22-year-old Ohashi, who finished college with 11 perfect 10s. She helped UCLA win the 2018 NCAA team...
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St. Louis Blues head coach Craig Berube carries the Stanley Cup after the Blues defeated the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
June 25, 2019 - 4:52 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Blues made official Tuesday what everyone had expected the moment Craig Berube led St. Louis to a remarkable turnaround capped by the first Stanley Cup championship in franchise history. They stripped the interim tag from his title and signed him to three-year contract. Berube...
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Hayley Wickenheiser poses for a portrait in Calgary, Alberta, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. Canadian women's hockey star Hayley Wickenheiser is expected to headline the Hockey Hall of Fame's class of 2019 that could also include Daniel Alfredsson among the former NHL player inductees. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 25, 2019 - 3:56 pm
Hayley Wickenheiser was a lock to make the Hockey Hall of Fame in her first year of eligibility and is the headliner of the induction class of 2019. The Canadian hockey star was announced as part of the six-member class Tuesday that includes former NHL players Sergei Zubov and Guy Carbonneau, Czech...
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New Jersey Devils forward Jack Hughes, center right, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NHL draft, poses for photographers with former NHL player Kevin Weekes, far left, Josh Harris, second from left, managing partner of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, and Ray Shero, Devils executive vice president and general manager, during a news conference introducing the prospect to local media, Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
June 25, 2019 - 2:15 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Devils introduced No. 1 overall pick Jack Hughes to New Jersey on Tuesday — even though he is already sharing the spotlight. The Devils have given notice they might be re-emerging as a contender with an encouraging draft and the stunning acquisition of six-time All-Star...
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