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NHL draft: Sabres take Dahlin No.1, Habs select Kotkaniemi third

The Buffalo Sabres selected Swedish defenceman Rasmus Dahlin with the No. 1 pick in the NHL draft on Friday night.Considered far and away the class of the 2018 talent pool, the slick 18-year-old had seven goals and 13...

Cup-winning Caps deal Orpik, Grubauer to Avs

The Washington Capitals traded veteran defenceman Brooks Orpik and backup goaltender Philipp Grubauer to the Colorado Avalanche for the 47th pick in the NHL draft Friday, a move that clears salary-cap space for the Stanley Cup champions to...

Boynton, Carcillo allege NHL failed to warn players about risks of fighting

Former NHL players Daniel Carcillo and Nick Boynton are suing the league, alleging it failed to warn players about the long-term risk of brain damage from fighting.The lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Minnesota says Boynton...

Red Wings hire former coach of the year Dan Bylsma as assistant

Dan Bylsma is returning to the state where he was born — and where he won the Stanley Cup as a visiting coach.The Detroit Red Wings hired Bylsma as an assistant coach Friday. The 47-year-old Bylsma, a Grand...

Sabres parting ways with goalie Robin Lehner

Goalie Robin Lehner will become an unrestricted free agent after Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill says the team will not extend a qualifying offer to retain the rights of their third-year starter.Botterill calls it a "difficult decision"...

What’s next for Lou Lamoriello and Barry Trotz in fixing the New York Islanders?

11:11 AM ETEmily KaplanESPN Ever since John Ledecky and Scott Malkin inherited principal ownership of the New York Islanders two years ago, the goal was to carry a once-proud organization back to respectability. The process slowly hit landmarks.On...

Uni Watch’s Flashback — Looking back at the NHL’s third jersey program

12:00 AM ETPaul LukasESPN.com Close Sports journalism's foremost uniform reporter ESPN.com columnist since 2004 Also blogs at uni-watch.comThe 2017-18 NHL season was pretty sedate from a uniform standpoint. As part of the league's transition from Reebok to Adidas,...

Karlsson, Kessel the big trade bait at NHL draft

A year after shaking up his team with trades at the draft that altered the landscape of the NHL, Stan Bowman isn't letting on that he'll make the same kinds of moves now."I learned to never try to...

Salary cap set at $79.5 million for 2018-19 NHL season

DALLAS -- General managers looking to make moves at the NHL draft found out the salary cap for next season will be $79.5 million, an increase of $4.5 million from last year.The NHL and NHLPA announced the cap...

Johnny Gaudreau, of Calgary Flames, buys stake in USHL’s Dubuque Fighting Saints

"Johnny Hockey" is getting an additional title: part owner.Barry Trotz, fresh off of leading the Capitals to their first Stanley Cup, has been named the new coach of the Islanders.Taylor Hall of the New Jersey Devils barely edged...

Sens GM says Hoffman had to go because dressing room was ‘broken’

Ottawa general manager Pierre Dorion says the Senators had to trade forward Mike Hoffman because the team's dressing room was "broken."Dorion spoke to reporters a day before the NHL draft with the Senators reeling from several public relations...

New York Islanders name Barry Trotz new head coach

DALLAS -- When Barry Trotz left the Washington Capitals fresh off winning the Stanley Cup, the New York Islanders couldn't move fast enough to talk to him.Minutes after word circulated that Trotz resigned from the Capitals, Islanders president...

Islanders hire Barry Trotz as new head coach

The New York Islanders have hired Barry Trotz as their new head coach.President of hockey operations Lou Lamoriello announced the move Thursday at the NHL draft, two weeks after Trotz won the Stanley Cup with the Washington Capitals...

‘Summer of Ovechkin’ to include more celebrations, fatherhood

Alex Ovechkin has already done a "keg stand" with the Stanley Cup, performed shirtless pushups in a fountain full of teammates and lifted hockey's prestigious trophy so often in joy that it could be considered upper-body training."That's my...

2018 NHL free agency tracker

Get up to date on the latest key signings from the NHL's 2018 off-season by following the tracker below.The free-agent market opens on July 1, but teams are allowed to re-sign their own players before that.Some of the top players expected to...

NHL draft: What each Canadian team may do in the 1st round

With four of Canada's seven NHL teams set to select in the top 10 of the draft, here's a look at how Friday's first round might play out at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.Montreal CanadiensWith the No....

2018 NHL draft – Wild cards, players who could be traded, most intriguing prospects...

Who are you most excited to see at the next level?Chris Peters, hockey prospects analyst: I'm intrigued by Rasmus Dahlin -- as everyone is -- but there's no doubt that defenseman Quinn Hughes has the highest potential for...

NHL Award winners honor victims of Las Vegas and Parkland shootings, Humboldt Broncos crash

10:38 PM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN LAS VEGAS -- Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Deryk Engelland stood before the crowd at the NHL Awards on Wednesday night at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, thanking those in attendance after having won...

NHL – All the 2018 NHL Award Winners

Who won all of the major hardware for the 2017-18 season? Get the full rundown here:Hart TrophyAwarded to the player judged most valuable to his team: Taylor Hall, New Jersey DevilsJack Adams AwardAwarded to the NHL coach judged...

Revealing our awards ballots for Hart Trophy, Norris Trophy, Calder Trophy and more

10:15 PM ETEmily KaplanGreg WyshynskiBeing an NHL Awards voter is a bit like playing God, if God were less interested in running the totality of the universe than in the zone-start ratios of defensive forwards. Also if God...

NHL awards: Humboldt Broncos honoured as late coach wins Willie O’Ree Award

Surviving members of the Humboldt Broncos were honoured at the National Hockey League's awards night in Las Vegas, accepting the inaugural Willie O'Ree Community Hero Award on behalf of their late head coach, Darcy Haugan.Haugan was one of 16...

2018 NHL Awards roundup

2:25 AM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN LAS VEGAS -- Taylor Hall of the New Jersey Devils edged Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche for the Hart Trophy on Wednesday night, winning the NHL MVP race by fewer than 100 points...

NHL awards: Taylor Hall wins Hart Trophy as league MVP

New Jersey forward Taylor Hall has won the Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player.Hall beat out Los Angeles captain Anze Kopitar and Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon in a contest between three first-time finalists for the award.Hall finished...

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says Ottawa Senators’ dysfunction not enough for NHL to intervene

7:29 PM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN LAS VEGAS -- The Ottawa Senators are, at the moment, the most maligned franchise in the NHL, and many fans have wondered whether the NHL might step in to steady the franchise, giving the...

Despite recent turmoil, Bettman says there’s ‘no issue’ with Senators

Despite a rash of recent negative headlines suggesting otherwise, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says there is "no issue" with the Ottawa Senators.Speaking after the NHL board of governors met ahead of the league's awards show in Las Vegas...

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