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OTT | PHI | PHO | PIT | SJ | STL | TB | TOR | VAN | WSH |

8-4-2006 Blair Betts injured.
Blair Betts (WSH) suffered knee injury during the game in an incident with Aaron Ward (TB). He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month. Right now I'm at about 30%, but with 4-6 weeks off the Doctors say I'll be back in full form, he said while limping toward the dressing room.

7-4-2006 Player of the week: Simon Gagne (L)
NHL has awarded Simon Gagne (L) of Boston Bruins as Player Of The Week He registered 6 goals and 3 assists for 9 points in 4 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Simon Gagne was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 475 NHL games during his career, notching 143 goals and adding 160 assists along with 14 penalty minutes. The 25 year old left wing has played 82 games with the Boston Bruins this season, totalling 37+24=61 with 6 PIM.


6-4-2006 Doug Weight agrees on a contract with Toronto Maple Leafs.
Doug Weight has signed a $6,000,000 per year, 1 year deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of USA, Doug Weight was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 2nd round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 491 NHL games during his career, notching 147 goals and adding 213 assists along with 68 penalty minutes. The 34 year old center has played 81 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 23+35=58 with 8 PIM.


6-4-2006 Keith Tkachuk agrees on a contract with Toronto Maple Leafs.
Keith Tkachuk has signed a $4,500,000 per year, 2 year deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of USA, Keith Tkachuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 490 NHL games during his career, notching 230 goals and adding 193 assists along with 254 penalty minutes. The 33 year old left wing has played 81 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 38+32=70 with 36 PIM.


6-4-2006 Media attacks the Detroit Red Wings
The media is disappointed by the team's 5 game losing streak. Most of the critic is addressed to the work of general manager DET and headcoach Scotty Bowman

3-4-2006 Alexei Zhamnov agrees on a contract with Ottawa Senators.
Alexei Zhamnov has signed a $3,250,000 per year, 2 year deal with the Ottawa Senators. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Russia, Alexei Zhamnov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 4th round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 476 NHL games during his career, notching 78 goals and adding 116 assists along with 68 penalty minutes. The 34 year old center has played 79 games with the Ottawa Senators this season, totalling 13+18=31 with 0 PIM.


3-4-2006 Media praises the New York Islanders
The New York Islanders are flying high with a 6 game undefeated streak. New York Islanders defenseman Paul Mara commented about their recent success: Let's face it, we've got a great core of guys here, some real strong young guys and a good squad of leaders. If every team had that then they'd do just as good.

2-4-2006 Joe Pavelski agrees on a contract with Montreal Canadiens.
Joe Pavelski has signed a $7,000,000 per year, 3 year deal with the Montreal Canadiens. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of USA, Joe Pavelski was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 237 NHL games during his career, notching 66 goals and adding 82 assists along with 38 penalty minutes. The 21 year old center has played 80 games with the Montreal Canadiens this season, totalling 24+24=48 with 20 PIM.


2-4-2006 Marc Denis released.
Ottawa Senators released Marc Denis to free agency.

2-4-2006 Andrew Cassels released.
Ottawa Senators released Andrew Cassels to free agency.

2-4-2006 Todd White released.
Columbus Blue Jackets released Todd White to free agency.

2-4-2006 Media glorifies the New York Islanders
The media is impressed by the team's 5 game winning streak. Much of the credit is granted to the good work of general manager NYI and headcoach Butch Goring

31-3-2006 Player of the week: Brian Gionta (L)
NHL has awarded Brian Gionta (L) of New York Islanders as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 1 assists for 4 points in 4 games last week. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of USA, Brian Gionta was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 4th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 410 NHL games during his career, notching 107 goals and adding 83 assists along with 91 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing has played 78 games with the New York Islanders this season, totalling 25+20=45 with 19 PIM.


1-4-2006 Player of the month: Scott Hartnell (L)
NHL has awarded Scott Hartnell (L) of Dallas Stars as Player Of The Month He registered 11 goals and 5 assists for 16 points in 15 games last month. He also had 4 game winning goals.

A native of Canada, Scott Hartnell was originally drafted to the NHL by the Nashville Predators in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 438 NHL games during his career, notching 158 goals and adding 165 assists along with 219 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing has played 79 games with the Dallas Stars this season, totalling 36+33=69 with 34 PIM.


1-4-2006 Rookie of the month: Ian White (D)
NHL has awarded Ian White (D) of Buffalo Sabres as Rookie Of The Month He registered 3 goals and 7 assists for 10 points in 14 games last month. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Ian White was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 77 NHL games during his career, notching 6 goals and adding 24 assists along with 12 penalty minutes. The 21 year old defenseman has played 77 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 6+24=30 with 12 PIM.


30-3-2006 Media attacks the Ottawa Senators
The media is disappointed by the team's 8 game losing streak. Most of the critic is addressed to the work of general manager 123 and headcoach Jacques Martin

28-3-2006 Media praises the Minnesota Wild
The Minnesota Wild are flying high with a 8 game undefeated streak. Minnesota Wild center Louis-Philippe Cossette commented about their recent success: It's just so exciting to come to the rink these days. I mean, we're even enjoying practice!

28-3-2006 Media attacks the Ottawa Senators
The media is disappointed by the team's 7 game losing streak. Most of the critic is addressed to the work of general manager 123 and headcoach Jacques Martin

28-3-2006 Media criticises the Ottawa Senators
It isn't the happiest time for the Ottawa Senators as they are on a 17 game winless streak. Ottawa Senators coach Jacques Martin had little to say about the way things are going: I don't know. Nothing seems to work...

24-3-2006 Player of the week: Jarome Iginla (R)
NHL has awarded Jarome Iginla (R) of Calgary Flames as Player Of The Week He registered 5 goals and 1 assists for 6 points in 3 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Jarome Iginla was originally drafted to the NHL by the Dallas Stars in the 1st round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 484 NHL games during his career, notching 191 goals and adding 174 assists along with 128 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has played 74 games with the Calgary Flames this season, totalling 32+20=52 with 18 PIM.


24-3-2006 Media criticises the Ottawa Senators
It isn't the happiest time for the Ottawa Senators as they are on a 15 game winless streak. Ottawa Senators coach Jacques Martin had little to say about the way things are going: I don't know. Nothing seems to work...

21-3-2006 Shea Weber agrees on a contract with Carolina Hurricanes.
Shea Weber has signed a $4,500,000 per year, 3 year deal with the Carolina Hurricanes. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Shea Weber was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 237 NHL games during his career, notching 25 goals and adding 85 assists along with 97 penalty minutes. The 20 year old defenseman has played 73 games with the Carolina Hurricanes this season, totalling 8+20=28 with 37 PIM.


21-3-2006 Frank Banham released.
Carolina Hurricanes released Frank Banham to free agency.

17-3-2006 Player of the week: Andy McDonald (C)
NHL has awarded Andy McDonald (C) of Pittsburgh Penguins as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 1 assists for 4 points in 4 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Andy McDonald, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 417 NHL games during his career, notching 109 goals and adding 180 assists along with 6 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 72 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 23+28=51 with 0 PIM.


15-3-2006 Scott Niedermayer agrees on a contract with New Jersey Devils.
Scott Niedermayer has signed a $5,000,000 per year, 2 year deal with the New Jersey Devils. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Scott Niedermayer was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 1st round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 480 NHL games during his career, notching 36 goals and adding 188 assists along with 227 penalty minutes. The 31 year old defenseman has played 70 games with the New Jersey Devils this season, totalling 5+29=34 with 36 PIM.


14-3-2006 Media praises the Buffalo Sabres
We've worked hard this season and the results speak for them selves said Buffalo Sabres coach Lindy Ruff after today's win over the New York Rangers. The Buffalo Sabres have now a 5 game undefeated streak.

13-3-2006 Media criticises the Washington Capitals
The Washington Capitals are spinning in a 10 game winless streak. Washington Capitals defenseman Jakub Cutta commented about their recent play: It seems like everything is going wrong now. It's not the best of times for us right now...

12-3-2006 Sergei Zubov agrees on a contract with Columbus Blue Jackets.
Sergei Zubov has signed a $5,000,000 per year, 2 year deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Russia, Sergei Zubov was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 5th round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 484 NHL games during his career, notching 41 goals and adding 208 assists along with 75 penalty minutes. The 35 year old defenseman has played 70 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 4+26=30 with 4 PIM.


12-3-2006 CBS-NJ trade
Columbus Blue Jackets traded Blake Comeau and CBS's round 2 pick in 2006 to New Jersey Devils for Todd Bertuzzi

A native of Canada, Todd Bertuzzi was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 482 NHL games during his career, notching 107 goals and adding 131 assists along with 371 penalty minutes. The 30 year old right wing has played 69 games with the New Jersey Devils this season, totalling 12+17=29 with 34 PIM.

A native of Canada, Blake Comeau was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2nd round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 70 NHL games during his career, notching 4 goals and adding 7 assists along with 24 penalty minutes. The 19 year old right wing has played 70 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 4+7=11 with 24 PIM.


12-3-2006 DAL-NYR trade
Dallas Stars traded Jan Benda to New York Rangers for Jamie Heward

A native of Canada, Jamie Heward was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1st round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 479 NHL games during his career, notching 23 goals and adding 102 assists along with 44 penalty minutes. The 34 year old defenseman has played 69 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 3+13=16 with 0 PIM.

A native of Germany, Jan Benda, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 389 NHL games during his career, notching 16 goals and adding 100 assists along with 40 penalty minutes. The 33 year old defenseman has played 61 games with the Dallas Stars this season, totalling 2+19=21 with 12 PIM.


11-3-2006 Media criticises the Columbus Blue Jackets
The Columbus Blue Jackets are stumbling in a 6 game winless streak. Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Corey Perry commented about their recent play: This is bad. It's one of those streaks that you don't want to remember when you're old.

10-3-2006 Player of the week: David Backes (C)
NHL has awarded David Backes (C) of Dallas Stars as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 7 assists for 10 points in 4 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of USA, David Backes was originally drafted to the NHL by the Dallas Stars in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 182 NHL games during his career, notching 42 goals and adding 64 assists along with 96 penalty minutes. The 21 year old center has played 69 games with the Dallas Stars this season, totalling 23+28=51 with 23 PIM.


8-3-2006 Media criticises the Ottawa Senators
Everyone has noticed the steep dive of the Ottawa Senators after a dreadful 9 game winless streak. We need to address the problem and get it out of our system, said team captain Drake Berehowsky openly. Marshall Johnston has made some good moves and some bad moves but now we could really use those good moves.

7-3-2006 Media criticises the San Jose Sharks
It isn't the happiest time for the San Jose Sharks as they are on a 6 game winless streak. San Jose Sharks coach Darryl Sutter had little to say about the way things are going: I don't know. Nothing seems to work...

7-3-2006 Media criticises the Detroit Red Wings
The Detroit Red Wings are stumbling in a 6 game winless streak. Detroit Red Wings left wing Kris Versteeg commented about their recent play: This is bad. It's one of those streaks that you don't want to remember when you're old.

6-3-2006 Media criticises the San Jose Sharks
The San Jose Sharks are spinning in a 5 game winless streak. San Jose Sharks left wing Eric Fehr commented about their recent play: Things are not looking good for us but I think if we stay positive, we can climb out of this hole.

5-3-2006 Media criticises the New Jersey Devils
It isn't the happiest time for the New Jersey Devils as they are on a 5 game winless streak. New Jersey Devils coach Larry Robinson had little to say about the way things are going: I don't know. Nothing seems to work...

3-3-2006 Player of the week: Patrik Elias (C)
NHL has awarded Patrik Elias (C) of Philadelphia Flyers as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 2 assists for 6 points in 4 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Czech, Patrik Elias was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 2nd round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 475 NHL games during his career, notching 191 goals and adding 197 assists along with 12 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 66 games with the Philadelphia Flyers this season, totalling 28+24=52 with 4 PIM.


3-3-2006 Media praises the Pittsburgh Penguins
Let's see your headlines now..., commented Pittsburgh Penguins GM Craig Patrick after today's game against the Washington Capitals. This brings their current streak to 17 games undefeated.

2-3-2006 Media praises the Pittsburgh Penguins
When we were healthy, we were one of the best teams in the league, commented Pittsburgh Penguins coach Ivan Hlinka after today's game against the New York Rangers. This brings their current streak to 16 games undefeated.

1-3-2006 Player of the month: Mike Smith (G)
NHL has awarded Mike Smith (G) of Chicago Blackhawks as Player Of The Month He registered 11 wins and allowed 19 goals in 13 games last month.

A native of Canada, Mike Smith was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 2nd round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 250 NHL games during his career, booking 13 career shutouts and allowing 667 goals. The 23 year old goaltender has played 64 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, allowing 152 goals on 1313 while booking 5 shutouts.


1-3-2006 Rookie of the month: Andrew Ladd (L)
NHL has awarded Andrew Ladd (L) of Anaheim Mighty Ducks as Rookie Of The Month He registered 4 goals and 8 assists for 12 points in 11 games last month. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Andrew Ladd was originally drafted to the NHL by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 65 NHL games during his career, notching 20 goals and adding 31 assists along with 56 penalty minutes. The 20 year old left wing has played 65 games with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks this season, totalling 20+31=51 with 56 PIM.


28-2-2006 Media praises the New York Rangers
The New York Rangers are flying high with a 5 game undefeated streak. New York Rangers defenseman Jiri Slegr commented about their recent success: It's just so exciting to come to the rink these days. I mean, we're even enjoying practice!

28-2-2006 Tyler Kennedy injured.
Tyler Kennedy (NYR) suffered arm injury during the game in an incident with Chris Simon (FLA). He is expected to be sidelined for around two weeks. I hit a bad patch of ice, and it's not the first time that's happened here. The league should do something about this Arena, he said after the game in the dressing room.

27-2-2006 Media criticises the New York Islanders
It isn't the happiest time for the New York Islanders as they are on a 5 game winless streak. New York Islanders coach Butch Goring had little to say about the way things are going: I don't know. Nothing seems to work...

25-2-2006 Media praises the Pittsburgh Penguins
Let's see your headlines now..., commented Pittsburgh Penguins GM Craig Patrick after today's game against the New Jersey Devils. This brings their current streak to 14 games undefeated.

24-2-2006 Player of the week: Theoren Fleury (L)
NHL has awarded Theoren Fleury (L) of Vancouver Canucks as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 3 assists for 7 points in 4 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Theoren Fleury was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 8th round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 470 NHL games during his career, notching 161 goals and adding 154 assists along with 205 penalty minutes. The 37 year old left wing has played 61 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 19+15=34 with 38 PIM.


24-2-2006 Media criticises the Los Angeles Kings
The Los Angeles Kings are stumbling in a 10 game winless streak. Los Angeles Kings right wing Daniel Paille commented about their recent play: We don't even want to think about it anymore. We need to find our game and get out of this.

22-2-2006 Yanic Perreault injured.
Yanic Perreault (MIN) suffered knee injury during the game in an incident with Brad Stuart (TOR). He is expected to be sidelined for almost a month. I hit a bad patch of ice, and it's not the first time that's happened here. The league should do something about this Arena, was his answer to a reporter question after the game.

21-2-2006 Dave Scatchard agrees on a contract with San Jose Sharks.
Dave Scatchard has signed a $5,000,000 per year, 2 year deal with the San Jose Sharks. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Dave Scatchard was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2nd round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 470 NHL games during his career, notching 104 goals and adding 130 assists along with 204 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 60 games with the San Jose Sharks this season, totalling 13+17=30 with 22 PIM.


21-2-2006 Lee Stempniak injured.
Lee Stempniak (ANA) suffered ankle injury during the game in an incident with Chris Neil (SJ). He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month. It's something we need to take care of now before it becomes a problem. It's one of those things where you can play with it, but as the wear and tear of the season goes on it becomes much more serious, he said in a TV interview.

21-2-2006 Media praises the Pittsburgh Penguins
Everyone is buzzing about the strong play of the Pittsburgh Penguins after an amazing 12 game undefeated streak. This streak belongs to our coaching and administrative staff, said team captain Derian Hatcher stoically.Craig Patrick has made some very important moves and he's really shown a commitment to winning.

20-2-2006 OTT-PHO trade
Ottawa Senators traded Ryan Johnson to Phoenix Coyotes for Mark Recchi

A native of Canada, Mark Recchi was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 4th round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 470 NHL games during his career, notching 128 goals and adding 154 assists along with 83 penalty minutes. The 37 year old right wing has played 59 games with the Phoenix Coyotes this season, totalling 14+22=36 with 2 PIM.

A native of Canada, Ryan Johnson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 173 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 21 assists along with 34 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has not yet played for the Ottawa Senators this season. He has played 18 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins this season, totalling 3+11=14 with 2 PIM.


19-2-2006 PHO-PHI trade
Phoenix Coyotes traded PHI's round 1 pick in 2006 to Philadelphia Flyers for TB's round 1 pick in 2006 and PHI's round 2 pick in 2006

19-2-2006 DAL-FLA trade
Dallas Stars traded Jiri Novotny, Tommi Leinonen and DAL's round 2 pick in 2007 to Florida Panthers for Brendan Shanahan

A native of Canada, Brendan Shanahan was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 1st round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 485 NHL games during his career, notching 196 goals and adding 153 assists along with 428 penalty minutes. The 36 year old right wing has played 60 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 19+24=43 with 19 PIM.

A native of Czech, Jiri Novotny was originally drafted to the NHL by the Dallas Stars in the 2nd round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 147 NHL games during his career, notching 31 goals and adding 26 assists along with 133 penalty minutes. The 22 year old right wing has played 30 games with the Dallas Stars this season, totalling 8+6=14 with 15 PIM.


19-2-2006 FLA-CBS trade
Florida Panthers traded Sergei Zubov to Columbus Blue Jackets for Garth Murray and Shaone Morrisonn

A native of Canada, Garth Murray was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 3rd round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 82 NHL games during his career, notching 7 goals and adding 14 assists along with 20 penalty minutes. The 22 year old left wing has not yet played for the Columbus Blue Jackets this season. He has played 45 games with the Syracuse Crunch this season, totalling 6+12=18 with 10 PIM.

A native of Canada, Shaone Morrisonn was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2nd round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 130 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 16 assists along with 8 penalty minutes. The 22 year old defenseman has played 60 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 2+7=9 with 6 PIM.

A native of Russia, Sergei Zubov was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 5th round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 474 NHL games during his career, notching 41 goals and adding 208 assists along with 75 penalty minutes. The 35 year old defenseman has played 60 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 4+26=30 with 4 PIM.


19-2-2006 PHO-PHI trade
Phoenix Coyotes traded PHO's round 1 pick in 2006 to Philadelphia Flyers for PHI's round 1 pick in 2006 and PHI's round 2 pick in 2006

19-2-2006 PHO-PHI trade
Phoenix Coyotes traded TB's round 1 pick in 2006 and PHI's round 2 pick in 2006 to Philadelphia Flyers for PHO's round 1 pick in 2006

19-2-2006 PHO-OTT trade
Phoenix Coyotes traded Ryan Johnson to Ottawa Senators for Mark Recchi

A native of Canada, Mark Recchi was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 4th round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 470 NHL games during his career, notching 128 goals and adding 154 assists along with 83 penalty minutes. The 37 year old right wing has played 59 games with the Ottawa Senators this season, totalling 14+22=36 with 2 PIM.

A native of Canada, Ryan Johnson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 173 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 21 assists along with 34 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has not yet played for the Phoenix Coyotes this season. He has played 18 games with the Springfield Falcons this season, totalling 3+11=14 with 2 PIM.


17-2-2006 Player of the week: Alexander Radulov (L)
NHL has awarded Alexander Radulov (L) of Montreal Canadiens as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 0 assists for 4 points in 2 games last week. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Russia, Alexander Radulov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 138 NHL games during his career, notching 28 goals and adding 30 assists along with 42 penalty minutes. The 19 year old left wing has played 59 games with the Montreal Canadiens this season, totalling 18+13=31 with 10 PIM.


14-2-2006 Media praises the New Jersey Devils
The New Jersey Devils are flying high with a 5 game undefeated streak. New Jersey Devils center Craig Darby commented about their recent success: We're playing like a team out there. The whole team has really bought into our system and not one player is slacking off.

12-2-2006 League suspends George Parros
The league board has suspended Los Angeles Kings player George Parros for 11 games for injuring Tony Amonte of Edmonton Oilers.

12-2-2006 Tony Amonte injured.
Tony Amonte (EDM) suffered thigh injury during the game in an incident with George Parros (LA). He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month. Yeah it hurts, hurts me to watch the game from the press box for a month or so, he said after the game in the dressing room.

10-2-2006 Player of the week: Alexei Kovalev (R)
NHL has awarded Alexei Kovalev (R) of Chicago Blackhawks as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 0 assists for 4 points in 3 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Russia, Alexei Kovalev was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 1st round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 466 NHL games during his career, notching 175 goals and adding 137 assists along with 37 penalty minutes. The 32 year old right wing has played 56 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 28+14=42 with 12 PIM.


10-2-2006 NHL All-Star Game
Team World has won the annual NHL All-Star game with a score of 13-10. Game MVP was Henrik Sedin.

A native of Sweden, Henrik Sedin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 448 NHL games during his career, notching 146 goals and adding 197 assists along with 21 penalty minutes. The 24 year old center has played 58 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 24+30=54 with 0 PIM.


9-2-2006 NHL All-Star Skill Competitions
The annual All-Star event kicked off today with the skill competitions. Team North America and Team World competed in six different races and the fans got to see their stars shine.

Team North America won the puck control relay with a team of Duncan Keith, Vincent Lecavalier and Joe Thornton.

Zdeno Chara of Team World won the fastest skater competition, beating Duncan Keith in the final.

Zdeno Chara of Team World won the hardest shot competition with a result of 98 MPH, beating Chris Pronger in the final.

Zdeno Chara of Team World won the accuracy shooting competition, beating Tyler Arnason in the final.

Olaf Kolzig of Team World won the goalie competition (pass&score), beating Martin Brodeur in the final.

Team World won the breakaway relay with a team of Marian Hossa, Marian Gaborik and Ilya Kovalchuk.

The yearly clash between Team North America and Team World will take place tomorrow.


5-2-2006 BUF-NAS trade
Buffalo Sabres traded BUF's round 1 pick in 2006 and BUF's round 2 pick in 2006 to Nashville Predators for NAS's round 2 pick in 2006

5-2-2006 BUF-NAS trade
Buffalo Sabres traded NAS's round 2 pick in 2006 to Nashville Predators for BUF's round 1 pick in 2006

5-2-2006 DAL-MTL trade
Dallas Stars traded Ole-Kristian Tollefsen to Montreal Canadiens for Chuck Kobasew

A native of Canada, Chuck Kobasew was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 100 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 13 assists along with 99 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing has not yet played for the Montreal Canadiens this season. He has played 56 games with the Quebec Citadelles this season, totalling 11+9=20 with 38 PIM.

A native of Norway, Ole-Kristian Tollefsen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Dallas Stars in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 61 NHL games during his career, notching 1 goals and adding 7 assists along with 4 penalty minutes. The 21 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Dallas Stars this season. He has played 34 games with the Utah Grizzlies this season, totalling 3+3=6 with 12 PIM.


5-2-2006 CBS-OTT trade
Columbus Blue Jackets traded Lukas Krajicek and Jeff Tambellini to Ottawa Senators for Adam Hall

A native of USA, Adam Hall was originally drafted to the NHL by the Nashville Predators in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 279 NHL games during his career, notching 14 goals and adding 28 assists along with 123 penalty minutes. The 25 year old center has played 54 games with the Ottawa Senators this season, totalling 3+11=14 with 12 PIM.

A native of Czech, Lukas Krajicek was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2nd round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 35 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 1 assists along with 16 penalty minutes. The 22 year old defenseman has played 35 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 16 PIM. He has also played 20 games with the Syracuse Crunch this season, totalling 3+2=5 with 12 PIM.

A native of Canada, Jeff Tambellini was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 3rd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 12 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 3 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 21 year old left wing has played 12 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 3+3=6 with 0 PIM. He has also played 38 games with the Syracuse Crunch this season, totalling 14+18=32 with 0 PIM.


3-2-2006 Player of the week: Tyler Arnason (L)
NHL has awarded Tyler Arnason (L) of Chicago Blackhawks as Player Of The Week He registered 6 goals and 0 assists for 6 points in 4 games last week. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Canada, Tyler Arnason was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 7th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 361 NHL games during his career, notching 103 goals and adding 104 assists along with 18 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing has played 53 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 24+23=47 with 2 PIM.


1-2-2006 Player of the month: Ilya Kovalchuk (L)
NHL has awarded Ilya Kovalchuk (L) of San Jose Sharks as Player Of The Month He registered 10 goals and 7 assists for 17 points in 15 games last month. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Russia, Ilya Kovalchuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 379 NHL games during his career, notching 165 goals and adding 142 assists along with 22 penalty minutes. The 22 year old left wing has played 51 games with the San Jose Sharks this season, totalling 21+23=44 with 4 PIM.


1-2-2006 Rookie of the month: Andrew Ladd (L)
NHL has awarded Andrew Ladd (L) of Anaheim Mighty Ducks as Rookie Of The Month He registered 6 goals and 7 assists for 13 points in 13 games last month. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Andrew Ladd was originally drafted to the NHL by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 54 NHL games during his career, notching 16 goals and adding 23 assists along with 52 penalty minutes. The 20 year old left wing has played 54 games with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks this season, totalling 16+23=39 with 52 PIM.


30-1-2006 Media glorifies the Minnesota Wild
The media is impressed by the team's 5 game winning streak. Much of the credit is granted to the good work of general manager Minnesota and headcoach Jacques Lemairre

30-1-2006 Media attacks the Carolina Hurricanes
The media is disappointed by the team's 5 game losing streak. Most of the critic is addressed to the work of general manager Carolina and headcoach Paul Maurice

29-1-2006 TB-WSH trade
Tampa Bay Lightning traded Dan Cloutier and TB's round 2 pick in 2006 to Washington Capitals for Olaf Kolzig

A native of La-la-land, Olaf Kolzig, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 326 NHL games during his career, booking 25 career shutouts and allowing 784 goals. The 35 year old goaltender has played 19 games with the Washington Capitals this season, allowing 50 goals on 486 while booking 0 shutouts.

A native of Canada, Dan Cloutier was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 1st round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 212 NHL games during his career, booking 12 career shutouts and allowing 518 goals. The 29 year old goaltender has played 12 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, allowing 34 goals on 226 while booking 0 shutouts.


27-1-2006 Player of the week: Jaromir Jagr (R)
NHL has awarded Jaromir Jagr (R) of St. Louis Blues as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 2 assists for 6 points in 4 games last week.

A native of Czech, Jaromir Jagr was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 459 NHL games during his career, notching 214 goals and adding 188 assists along with 19 penalty minutes. The 33 year old right wing has played 49 games with the St. Louis Blues this season, totalling 28+17=45 with 2 PIM.


26-1-2006 Media criticises the New York Rangers
The New York Rangers are stumbling in a 7 game winless streak. New York Rangers left wing Gregory Campbell commented about their recent play: This is bad. It's one of those streaks that you don't want to remember when you're old.

20-1-2006 Player of the week: Mike Smith (G)
NHL has awarded Mike Smith (G) of Chicago Blackhawks as Player Of The Week He registered 3 wins and allowed 1 goals in 3 games last week. He also had 2 shutouts.

A native of Canada, Mike Smith was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 2nd round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 232 NHL games during his career, booking 11 career shutouts and allowing 637 goals. The 23 year old goaltender has played 46 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, allowing 122 goals on 994 while booking 3 shutouts.


18-1-2006 All-Star Teams selected
Starting lineups for the 2006 All-Star Game have been decided according to votes given by hockey fans around the world. The fans voted the starting lineup consisting of 1 goaltender, 2 defenseman, 1 left wing, 1 center and 1 right wing for both North America All-Stars and World All-Stars. Here are the final results of the voting:

North AmericaWorld
R Jeremy RoenickR Teemu Selanne
C Jason AllisonC Peter Forsberg
L Rick NashL Alexander Semin
D Chris ProngerD Nicklas Lidstrom
D Brent BurnsD Zdeno Chara
G Patrick LalimeG Olaf Kolzig

Traditionally, the coaching staff of the two All-Star teams will selected rest of the players to participate in this most profilic annual sports event. The following players have been selected to the All-Star teams by the coaching staff.
North AmericaWorld
Right wingsRight wings
R Dany Heatley
R Jamie Langenbrunner
R Patrick Marleau
R Marian Gaborik
R Jaromir Jagr
R Markus Naslund
CentersCenters
C Joe Thornton
C Vincent Lecavalier
C Ryan Getzlaf
C Saku Koivu
C Alexei Yashin
C Henrik Sedin
Left wingsLeft wings
L Tyler Arnason
L Scott Hartnell
L Keith Tkachuk
L Marian Hossa
L Daniel Sedin
L Ilya Kovalchuk
DefensemenDefensemen
D Derek Morris
D Rob Blake
D Duncan Keith
D Ryan Suter
D Sandis Ozolinsh
D Sergei Zubov
D Roman Hamrlik
D Sergei Gonchar
GoaliesGoalies
G Martin Brodeur
G Nikolai Khabibulin
G Tommy Salo
G Tomas Vokoun

This years All-Star weekend starts Saturday February 9 with the Super Skills competition and continues on Sunday February 10 with the clash between the North America All-Stars and the World All-Stars.


16-1-2006 Team Canada wins World Junior Championship
Team Canada has beaten Team Finland in the final of the 2006 World Junior Championships.

In the game for bronze medal, Team USA has beaten Team Russia.

Leading scorers in the tournament:
1. Teijo Hirvonen (FIN) 3+11=14
2. Ilmo Koutaniemi (FIN) 6+7=13
3. Otso Joutsela (FIN) 4+7=11
4. Tyler Bozak (CAN) 3+8=11
5. Jake Dowell (USA) 1+10=11
6. Igor Udovin (RUS) 4+6=10
7. Sandy Barnes (CAN) 7+2=9
8. Jürgen Krassnig (SUI) 7+2=9
9. Bob Etin (USA) 6+3=9
10. Jason Garrison (CAN) 3+6=9


15-1-2006 Stefan Schauer released.
San Jose Sharks released Stefan Schauer to free agency.

15-1-2006 Tomas Slovak released.
San Jose Sharks released Tomas Slovak to free agency.

15-1-2006 PHO-STL trade
Phoenix Coyotes traded PHO's round 1 pick in 2006 to St. Louis Blues for STL's round 1 pick in 2006 and STL's round 2 pick in 2006

15-1-2006 PHO-STL trade
Phoenix Coyotes traded STL's round 1 pick in 2006 to St. Louis Blues for PHO's round 1 pick in 2006

15-1-2006 FLA-NYR trade
Florida Panthers traded Maxim Afinogenov and Dustin Boyd to New York Rangers for Mark Streit

A native of Switzerland, Mark Streit was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 126 NHL games during his career, notching 36 goals and adding 34 assists along with 6 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing has played 44 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 18+10=28 with 4 PIM.

A native of Russia, Maxim Afinogenov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 3rd round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 400 NHL games during his career, notching 124 goals and adding 109 assists along with 91 penalty minutes. The 25 year old right wing has played 45 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 17+11=28 with 2 PIM.


15-1-2006 TB-BOS trade
Tampa Bay Lightning traded Johan Fransson to Boston Bruins for Mikael Samuelsson

A native of Sweden, Mikael Samuelsson was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 5th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 205 NHL games during his career, notching 32 goals and adding 24 assists along with 111 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has played 39 games with the Boston Bruins this season, totalling 0+4=4 with 5 PIM.


15-1-2006 Media praises the Dallas Stars
Everyone is buzzing about the strong play of the Dallas Stars after an amazing 5 game undefeated streak. This streak belongs to our coaching and administrative staff, said team captain Adam Deadmarsh stoically.Bob Gainey has made some very important moves and he's really shown a commitment to winning.

14-1-2006 World Junior Championships finalists ready
Team Canada will meet Team Finland in the final of the 2006 World Championships. Both teams will make a good run for the championship in this exciting game.

In the game for the bronze medal, Team Russia meets Team USA.


13-1-2006 Player of the week: Jason Spezza (C)
NHL has awarded Jason Spezza (C) of New York Rangers as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 0 assists for 4 points in 2 games last week. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Canada, Jason Spezza was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 343 NHL games during his career, notching 101 goals and adding 129 assists along with 23 penalty minutes. The 22 year old center has played 43 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 17+14=31 with 2 PIM.


12-1-2006 World Junior Championships semifinals
World Junior Championships have reached semifinal stage. In the first semifinal on January 14th, Team Russia will meet Team Canada . In the second clash, Team USA will challenge Team Finland. Winners from both games will meet on January 16th in the final game to decide the 2006 World Champion of icehockey.


10-1-2006 World Junior Championships quarterfinals
World Junior Championships have reached quarterfinal stage. Here are the final standings for the starting groups.
Group APTSGFGAGroup BPTSGFGA
Russia61710USA6197
Finland4138Switzerland41512
Germany21413Japan21017
Austria0417Slovenia0917
Group CPTSGFGAGroup DPTSGFGA
Canada6198Slovakia61710
Sweden41512Czech41710
Belarussia21314Italy21116
Poland0720France0918

For quarterfinals, the pairs are:

Russia-Czech
Slovakia-Finland
USA-Sweden
Canada-Switzerland


10-1-2006 Media attacks the Washington Capitals
The media is disappointed by the team's 9 game losing streak. Most of the critic is addressed to the work of general manager Washington and headcoach Ron Wilson

9-1-2006 Media criticises the Buffalo Sabres
We've been kicking ourselves for this streak but it seems like nothing is helping us right now said Buffalo Sabres coach Lindy Ruff after today's game against the San Jose Sharks. The Buffalo Sabres have now a 7 game winless streak.

6-1-2006 Player of the week: Wayne Primeau (C)
NHL has awarded Wayne Primeau (C) of Detroit Red Wings as Player Of The Week He registered 2 goals and 4 assists for 6 points in 3 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Wayne Primeau was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1st round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 417 NHL games during his career, notching 59 goals and adding 81 assists along with 166 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 8 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 2+4=6 with 0 PIM.


6-1-2006 Media criticises the Buffalo Sabres
The Buffalo Sabres are stumbling in a 6 game winless streak. Buffalo Sabres defenseman Ian White commented about their recent play: We don't even want to think about it anymore. We need to find our game and get out of this.

5-1-2006 Media criticises the Edmonton Oilers
We dug ourselves in a hole... commented Edmonton Oilers GM Kevin Lowe after today's game against the Chicago Blackhawks. This brings their current streak to 13 games winless.

5-1-2006 Radek Bonk injured.
Radek Bonk (VAN) suffered head injury during the game in an incident with Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre (CBS). He is expected to be sidelined for around two weeks. This comes at a really bad time for us, but all I can do follow the rehab program and try to get back into the lineup as soon as possible, he commented to the media.

3-1-2006 Media criticises the Anaheim Mighty Ducks
The Anaheim Mighty Ducks are stumbling in a 5 game winless streak. Anaheim Mighty Ducks left wing Andrew Ladd commented about their recent play: This is bad. It's one of those streaks that you don't want to remember when you're old.

2-1-2006 World Junior Championships 2006
Icehockey World Junior Championships (U-20) 2006 in Slovenia start in just two days. There are 16 nations battling for the championship in the following two weeks. Many believe that the team of Russia will make a good run for the gold.

Here are the starting groups:
Group AGroup B
Russia
Finland
Germany
Austria
Switzerland
USA
Slovenia
Japan
Group CGroup D
Canada
Sweden
Belarussia
Poland
Slovakia
Czech
France
Italy


1-1-2006 TOR-CBS trade
Toronto Maple Leafs traded Tomas Kopecky to Columbus Blue Jackets for Mike Ribeiro

A native of Canada, Mike Ribeiro was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 343 NHL games during his career, notching 42 goals and adding 66 assists along with 89 penalty minutes. The 25 year old center has played 28 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 4+6=10 with 24 PIM.

A native of Slovakia, Tomas Kopecky was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2nd round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 203 NHL games during his career, notching 22 goals and adding 36 assists along with 35 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing has played 39 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 0+7=7 with 0 PIM.


1-1-2006 TOR-DAL trade
Toronto Maple Leafs traded Stephane Fiset to Dallas Stars for Mike Dunham

A native of USA, Mike Dunham was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 3rd round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 94 NHL games during his career, booking 3 career shutouts and allowing 248 goals. The 33 year old goaltender has played 22 games with the Dallas Stars this season, allowing 46 goals on 332 while booking 2 shutouts.

A native of Canada, Stephane Fiset was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2nd round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 60 NHL games during his career, booking 3 career shutouts and allowing 138 goals. The 35 year old goaltender has played 4 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, allowing 10 goals on 76 while booking 0 shutouts.


1-1-2006 Player of the month: Markus Naslund (R)
NHL has awarded Markus Naslund (R) of Nashville Predators as Player Of The Month He registered 10 goals and 7 assists for 17 points in 14 games last month. He also had 3 game winning goals.

A native of Sweden, Markus Naslund was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1st round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 452 NHL games during his career, notching 144 goals and adding 153 assists along with 72 penalty minutes. The 32 year old right wing has played 39 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 18+17=35 with 4 PIM.


1-1-2006 Rookie of the month: Anze Kopitar (C)
NHL has awarded Anze Kopitar (C) of Columbus Blue Jackets as Rookie Of The Month He registered 7 goals and 5 assists for 12 points in 15 games last month.

A native of Slovenia, Anze Kopitar was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 1st round of the 2005 entry draft. He has appeared in 41 NHL games during his career, notching 13 goals and adding 16 assists along with 4 penalty minutes. The 18 year old center has played 41 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 13+16=29 with 4 PIM.


31-12-2005 Media criticises the Chicago Blackhawks
It isn't the happiest time for the Chicago Blackhawks as they are on a 8 game winless streak. Chicago Blackhawks coach Alpo Suhonen had little to say about the way things are going: I don't know. Nothing seems to work...

30-12-2005 Player of the week: Henrik Sedin (C)
NHL has awarded Henrik Sedin (C) of Nashville Predators as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 2 assists for 5 points in 3 games last week. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Sweden, Henrik Sedin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 429 NHL games during his career, notching 138 goals and adding 191 assists along with 21 penalty minutes. The 24 year old center has played 39 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 16+24=40 with 0 PIM.


23-12-2005 Player of the week: Marian Hossa (L)
NHL has awarded Marian Hossa (L) of Pittsburgh Penguins as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 1 assists for 5 points in 3 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Czech, Marian Hossa was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 445 NHL games during his career, notching 184 goals and adding 133 assists along with 29 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing has played 35 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 22+10=32 with 0 PIM.


21-12-2005 Nicklas Lidstrom agrees on a contract with Detroit Red Wings.
Nicklas Lidstrom has signed a $6,000,000 per year, 2 year deal with the Detroit Red Wings. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Sweden, Nicklas Lidstrom was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 3rd round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 445 NHL games during his career, notching 61 goals and adding 209 assists along with 14 penalty minutes. The 35 year old defenseman has played 35 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 4+17=21 with 2 PIM.


21-12-2005 Brad Richards agrees on a contract with New York Islanders.
Brad Richards has signed a $4,000,000 per year, 3 year deal with the New York Islanders. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Brad Richards was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 3rd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 442 NHL games during his career, notching 114 goals and adding 124 assists along with 49 penalty minutes. The 25 year old center has played 32 games with the New York Islanders this season, totalling 12+11=23 with 15 PIM.


19-12-2005 Yutaka Fukufuji released.
Anaheim Mighty Ducks released Yutaka Fukufuji to free agency.

18-12-2005 John Grahame released.
Edmonton Oilers released John Grahame to free agency.

18-12-2005 Janne Laukkanen released.
Edmonton Oilers released Janne Laukkanen to free agency.

18-12-2005 Yutaka Fukufuji released.
Anaheim Mighty Ducks released Yutaka Fukufuji to free agency.

18-12-2005 Matt Smaby released.
Dallas Stars released Matt Smaby to free agency.

18-12-2005 Vadim Khomitski released.
Dallas Stars released Vadim Khomitski to free agency.

18-12-2005 NYR-DAL trade
New York Rangers traded Jan Benda to Dallas Stars for Karel Pilar

A native of Czech, Karel Pilar was originally drafted to the NHL by the Dallas Stars in the 2nd round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 260 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 63 assists along with 42 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 14 games with the Dallas Stars this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 0 PIM.

A native of Germany, Jan Benda, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 362 NHL games during his career, notching 16 goals and adding 95 assists along with 36 penalty minutes. The 33 year old defenseman has played 34 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 2+14=16 with 8 PIM.


18-12-2005 ATL-VAN trade
Atlanta Thrashers traded Nate Thompson to Vancouver Canucks for Brendan Morrison

A native of Canada, Brendan Morrison was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 2nd round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 443 NHL games during his career, notching 75 goals and adding 110 assists along with 111 penalty minutes. The 30 year old left wing has played 33 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 3+2=5 with 2 PIM.

A native of USA, Nate Thompson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 3rd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 21 year old right wing has not yet played for the Atlanta Thrashers this season. He has played 30 games with the Chicago Wolves this season, totalling 5+4=9 with 4 PIM.


16-12-2005 Player of the week: Daymond Langkow (L)
NHL has awarded Daymond Langkow (L) of Philadelphia Flyers as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 3 assists for 7 points in 4 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Daymond Langkow was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1st round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 442 NHL games during his career, notching 116 goals and adding 131 assists along with 79 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing has played 32 games with the Philadelphia Flyers this season, totalling 10+13=23 with 6 PIM.


15-12-2005 Media praises the Pittsburgh Penguins
I think one of the things that has been evident is we've had a chance to practice, commented Pittsburgh Penguins coach Ivan Hlinka after today's game against the Florida Panthers. This brings their current streak to 6 games undefeated.

9-12-2005 Player of the week: Dany Heatley (R)
NHL has awarded Dany Heatley (R) of Montreal Canadiens as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 3 assists for 7 points in 3 games last week. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Canada, Dany Heatley was originally drafted to the NHL by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 439 NHL games during his career, notching 145 goals and adding 188 assists along with 22 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has played 30 games with the Montreal Canadiens this season, totalling 15+21=36 with 0 PIM.


4-12-2005 BUF-EDM trade
Buffalo Sabres traded Brian Campbell to Edmonton Oilers for EDM's round 1 pick in 2006

A native of Canada, Brian Campbell was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 6th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 367 NHL games during his career, notching 19 goals and adding 118 assists along with 41 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 24 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 1+11=12 with 0 PIM.


4-12-2005 Ivan Khomutov released.
Atlanta Thrashers released Ivan Khomutov to free agency.

4-12-2005 D.J. King released.
Atlanta Thrashers released D.J. King to free agency.

4-12-2005 Pauli Levokari released.
Atlanta Thrashers released Pauli Levokari to free agency.

2-12-2005 Player of the week: Daniel Sedin (L)
NHL has awarded Daniel Sedin (L) of Nashville Predators as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 4 assists for 7 points in 4 games last week. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Sweden, Daniel Sedin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 436 NHL games during his career, notching 193 goals and adding 149 assists along with 46 penalty minutes. The 24 year old left wing has played 26 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 10+11=21 with 0 PIM.


1-12-2005 Player of the month: Zach Parisé (L)
NHL has awarded Zach Parisé (L) of Calgary Flames as Player Of The Month He registered 11 goals and 5 assists for 16 points in 15 games last month. He also had 3 game winning goals.

A native of USA, Zach Parisé was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 185 NHL games during his career, notching 56 goals and adding 78 assists along with 25 penalty minutes. The 21 year old left wing has played 27 games with the Calgary Flames this season, totalling 16+11=27 with 0 PIM.


1-12-2005 Rookie of the month: Anze Kopitar (C)
NHL has awarded Anze Kopitar (C) of Columbus Blue Jackets as Rookie Of The Month He registered 6 goals and 9 assists for 15 points in 14 games last month.

A native of Slovenia, Anze Kopitar was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 1st round of the 2005 entry draft. He has appeared in 26 NHL games during his career, notching 6 goals and adding 11 assists along with 2 penalty minutes. The 18 year old center has played 26 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 6+11=17 with 2 PIM.


29-11-2005 Sergei Fedorov agrees on a contract with Vancouver Canucks.
Sergei Fedorov has signed a $4,500,000 per year, 2 year deal with the Vancouver Canucks. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Russia, Sergei Fedorov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 4th round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 437 NHL games during his career, notching 136 goals and adding 199 assists along with 27 penalty minutes. The 35 year old center has played 25 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 6+6=12 with 15 PIM.


27-11-2005 Rod Brind'Amour agrees on a contract with Carolina Hurricanes.
Rod Brind'Amour has signed a $5,000,000 per year, 2 year deal with the Carolina Hurricanes. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of USA, Rod Brind'Amour was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 1st round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 431 NHL games during his career, notching 120 goals and adding 150 assists along with 28 penalty minutes. The 35 year old center has played 21 games with the Carolina Hurricanes this season, totalling 7+11=18 with 2 PIM.


26-11-2005 Bobby Holik injured.
Bobby Holik (PHI) suffered arm injury during the game in an incident with David Backes (DAL). He is expected to be sidelined for at least three months. It's a bad injury for the team, but the guys just can't go out there and give up. Hopefully they will take this opportunity to pick up their play a bit in my absence, he said in a TV interview.

25-11-2005 Player of the week: Jeremy Roenick (R)
NHL has awarded Jeremy Roenick (R) of Tampa Bay Lightning as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 4 assists for 8 points in 4 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of USA, Jeremy Roenick was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 430 NHL games during his career, notching 137 goals and adding 157 assists along with 23 penalty minutes. The 35 year old right wing has played 21 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, totalling 8+11=19 with 2 PIM.


21-11-2005 Media criticises the New York Rangers
The New York Rangers are spinning in a 5 game winless streak. New York Rangers defenseman Jan Benda commented about their recent play: It seems like everything is going wrong now. It's not the best of times for us right now...

20-11-2005 Bryan McCabe agrees on a contract with Toronto Maple Leafs.
Bryan McCabe has signed a $4,000,000 per year, 2 year deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Bryan McCabe was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 2nd round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 410 NHL games during his career, notching 31 goals and adding 135 assists along with 111 penalty minutes. The 30 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Toronto Maple Leafs this season.


19-11-2005 Brian Rafalski agrees on a contract with Columbus Blue Jackets.
Brian Rafalski has signed a $5,500,000 per year, 2 year deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of USA, Brian Rafalski, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 431 NHL games during his career, notching 44 goals and adding 118 assists along with 77 penalty minutes. The 31 year old defenseman has played 20 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 2+8=10 with 6 PIM.


18-11-2005 Player of the week: John Leclair (L)
NHL has awarded John Leclair (L) of Dallas Stars as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 1 assists for 5 points in 4 games last week. He also had 3 game winning goals.

A native of USA, John Leclair was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 432 NHL games during his career, notching 186 goals and adding 139 assists along with 140 penalty minutes. The 36 year old left wing has played 21 games with the Dallas Stars this season, totalling 9+4=13 with 4 PIM.


16-11-2005 League suspends Steve Staios
The league board has suspended Atlanta Thrashers player Steve Staios for 3 games for injuring Karlis Skrastins of Boston Bruins.

16-11-2005 Karlis Skrastins injured.
Karlis Skrastins (BOS) suffered head injury during the game in an incident with Steve Staios (ATL). He is expected to be sidelined indefinitely. I think they may have trouble replacing me in the lineup. I just hope they can pull off a trade or something so the season isn't complete write-off, he commented to the media.

15-11-2005 Mats Sundin agrees on a contract with Boston Bruins.
Mats Sundin has signed a $3,500,000 per year, 1 year deal with the Boston Bruins. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Sweden, Mats Sundin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 423 NHL games during his career, notching 135 goals and adding 176 assists along with 20 penalty minutes. The 34 year old left wing has played 17 games with the Boston Bruins this season, totalling 6+3=9 with 0 PIM.


14-11-2005 CBS-MTL trade
Columbus Blue Jackets traded Greg Zanon to Montreal Canadiens for Mark Tobin

A native of Canada, Greg Zanon was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 5th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 25 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Columbus Blue Jackets this season. He has played 17 games with the Syracuse Crunch this season, totalling 0+3=3 with 2 PIM.


14-11-2005 BOS-CBS trade
Boston Bruins traded Johan Hedberg and Nicklas Grossman to Columbus Blue Jackets for Christobal Huet

A native of France, Christobal Huet was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2nd round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 202 NHL games during his career, booking 11 career shutouts and allowing 575 goals. The 29 year old goaltender has played 14 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, allowing 33 goals on 302 while booking 1 shutouts.

A native of Sweden, Johan Hedberg was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 9th round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 162 NHL games during his career, booking 11 career shutouts and allowing 385 goals. The 32 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Boston Bruins this season.

A native of Sweden, Nicklas Grossman was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2nd round of the 2004 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 20 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Boston Bruins this season. He has played 17 games with the Providence Bruins this season, totalling 0+3=3 with 2 PIM.


14-11-2005 COL-NYI trade
Colorado Avalanche traded Maxim Lapierre to New York Islanders for Roman Polak

A native of Canada, Maxim Lapierre was originally drafted to the NHL by the Minnesota Wild in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 20 year old right wing has not yet played for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He has played 13 games with the Hershey Bears this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 2 PIM.


14-11-2005 Jason Wooley released.
Colorado Avalanche released Jason Wooley to free agency.

14-11-2005 Pauli Levokari released.
Columbus Blue Jackets released Pauli Levokari to free agency.

14-11-2005 Chad LaRose released.
Philadelphia Flyers released Chad LaRose to free agency.

14-11-2005 Media praises the New York Islanders
We've worked hard this season and the results speak for them selves said New York Islanders coach Butch Goring after today's win over the San Jose Sharks. The New York Islanders have now a 7 game undefeated streak.

12-11-2005 Media attacks the Edmonton Oilers
The media is disappointed by the team's 9 game losing streak. Most of the critic is addressed to the work of general manager 123 and headcoach Craig MacTavish

11-11-2005 Player of the week: Brad Boyes (R)
NHL has awarded Brad Boyes (R) of Toronto Maple Leafs as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 4 assists for 8 points in 4 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Brad Boyes was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 315 NHL games during his career, notching 80 goals and adding 73 assists along with 46 penalty minutes. The 23 year old right wing has played 17 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 6+5=11 with 0 PIM.


11-11-2005 Media praises the New York Islanders
The New York Islanders are flying high with a 6 game undefeated streak. New York Islanders left wing Brian Gionta commented about their recent success: It's just so exciting to come to the rink these days. I mean, we're even enjoying practice!

11-11-2005 Eric Daze injured.
Eric Daze (CHI) suffered arm injury during the game in an incident with Brad Stuart (TOR). He is expected to be sidelined for around two weeks. Our trainer has assured me this is not serious, but I won't be on my skates for a few weeks anyway, was his comment to the press after leaving the game.

4-11-2005 Player of the week: Brad Richards (C)
NHL has awarded Brad Richards (C) of New York Islanders as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 5 assists for 8 points in 4 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Brad Richards was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 3rd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 423 NHL games during his career, notching 109 goals and adding 120 assists along with 34 penalty minutes. The 25 year old center has played 13 games with the New York Islanders this season, totalling 7+7=14 with 0 PIM.


4-11-2005 Jeremy Roenick agrees on a contract with Tampa Bay Lightning.
Jeremy Roenick has signed a $4 000 000 per year, 2 year deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of USA, Jeremy Roenick was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 421 NHL games during his career, notching 131 goals and adding 150 assists along with 23 penalty minutes. The 35 year old center has played 12 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, totalling 2+4=6 with 2 PIM.


1-11-2005 Player of the month: Teemu Selanne (R)
NHL has awarded Teemu Selanne (R) of Anaheim Mighty Ducks as Player Of The Month He registered 6 goals and 11 assists for 17 points in 13 games last month. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Finland, Teemu Selanne was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 423 NHL games during his career, notching 197 goals and adding 157 assists along with 42 penalty minutes. The 35 year old right wing has played 13 games with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks this season, totalling 6+11=17 with 0 PIM.


1-11-2005 Rookie of the month: Sidney Crosby (C)
NHL has awarded Sidney Crosby (C) of Boston Bruins as Rookie Of The Month He registered 5 goals and 4 assists for 9 points in 11 games last month. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Sidney Crosby was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 1st round of the 2005 entry draft. He has appeared in 11 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 4 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 18 year old center has played 11 games with the Boston Bruins this season, totalling 5+4=9 with 0 PIM.


30-10-2005 Johan Holmqvist released.
Dallas Stars released Johan Holmqvist to free agency.

30-10-2005 Vitali Yeremeyev released.
Dallas Stars released Vitali Yeremeyev to free agency.

28-10-2005 Player of the week: Shane Doan (R)
NHL has awarded Shane Doan (R) of Vancouver Canucks as Player Of The Week He registered 6 goals and 1 assists for 7 points in 4 games last week. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Canada, Shane Doan was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 425 NHL games during his career, notching 141 goals and adding 135 assists along with 187 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has played 11 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 7+3=10 with 2 PIM.


21-10-2005 Player of the week: Pierre Turgeon (C)
NHL has awarded Pierre Turgeon (C) of Chicago Blackhawks as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 2 assists for 6 points in 4 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Pierre Turgeon was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1st round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 350 NHL games during his career, notching 113 goals and adding 124 assists along with 40 penalty minutes. The 36 year old center has played 8 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 5+3=8 with 4 PIM.


21-10-2005 Sergei Gonchar agrees on a contract with Anaheim Mighty Ducks.
Sergei Gonchar has signed a $5,000,000 per year, 2 year deal with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Russia, Sergei Gonchar was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 417 NHL games during his career, notching 67 goals and adding 172 assists along with 38 penalty minutes. The 31 year old defenseman has played 8 games with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks this season, totalling 2+7=9 with 2 PIM.


20-10-2005 Zdeno Chara agrees on a contract with New York Islanders.
Zdeno Chara has signed a $8,000,000 per year, 2 year deal with the New York Islanders. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Slovakia, Zdeno Chara was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 3rd round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 415 NHL games during his career, notching 45 goals and adding 193 assists along with 169 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 5 games with the New York Islanders this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 0 PIM.


20-10-2005 Chris Pronger agrees on a contract with St. Louis Blues.
Chris Pronger has signed a $7,000,000 per year, 2 year deal with the St. Louis Blues. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Chris Pronger was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 417 NHL games during his career, notching 63 goals and adding 173 assists along with 210 penalty minutes. The 30 year old defenseman has played 7 games with the St. Louis Blues this season, totalling 1+4=5 with 7 PIM.


19-10-2005 Paul Kariya agrees on a contract with Montreal Canadiens.
Paul Kariya has signed a $7,500,000 per year, 2 year deal with the Montreal Canadiens. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Paul Kariya was originally drafted to the NHL by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 416 NHL games during his career, notching 139 goals and adding 191 assists along with 12 penalty minutes. The 30 year old center has played 7 games with the Montreal Canadiens this season, totalling 4+4=8 with 0 PIM.


19-10-2005 Pavel Datsyuk agrees on a contract with Tampa Bay Lightning.
Pavel Datsyuk has signed a $8,000,000 per year, 2 year deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Russia, Pavel Datsyuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 8th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 343 NHL games during his career, notching 119 goals and adding 135 assists along with 18 penalty minutes. The 27 year old center has played 5 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, totalling 2+2=4 with 0 PIM.


19-10-2005 Corey Perry agrees on a contract with Columbus Blue Jackets.
Corey Perry has signed a $5,500,000 per year, 3 year deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Corey Perry was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 171 NHL games during his career, notching 53 goals and adding 43 assists along with 12 penalty minutes. The 20 year old right wing has played 7 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 2+1=3 with 2 PIM.


18-10-2005 Teemu Selanne agrees on a contract with Anaheim Mighty Ducks.
Teemu Selanne has signed a $6,000,000 per year, 2 year deal with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Finland, Teemu Selanne was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 416 NHL games during his career, notching 192 goals and adding 153 assists along with 42 penalty minutes. The 35 year old right wing has played 6 games with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks this season, totalling 1+7=8 with 0 PIM.


18-10-2005 Owen Nolan agrees on a contract with Pittsburgh Penguins.
Owen Nolan has signed a $4,000,000 per year, 2 year deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of La-la-land, Owen Nolan was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 413 NHL games during his career, notching 169 goals and adding 133 assists along with 239 penalty minutes. The 33 year old right wing has played 5 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 0 PIM.


18-10-2005 Ryan Getzlaf agrees on a contract with New York Islanders.
Ryan Getzlaf has signed a $6,000,000 per year, 3 year deal with the New York Islanders. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Ryan Getzlaf was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 150 NHL games during his career, notching 59 goals and adding 70 assists along with 39 penalty minutes. The 20 year old center has played 4 games with the New York Islanders this season, totalling 3+0=3 with 0 PIM.


17-10-2005 Peter Forsberg agrees on a contract with Minnesota Wild.
Peter Forsberg has signed a $8,500,000 per year, 2 year deal with the Minnesota Wild. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Sweden, Peter Forsberg was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1st round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 416 NHL games during his career, notching 183 goals and adding 215 assists along with 174 penalty minutes. The 32 year old left wing has played 6 games with the Minnesota Wild this season, totalling 5+4=9 with 0 PIM.


16-10-2005 Lee Falardeau released.
Montreal Canadiens released Lee Falardeau to free agency.

16-10-2005 Matthew Spiller released.
Boston Bruins released Matthew Spiller to free agency.

16-10-2005 Mikko Luoma released.
Chicago Blackhawks released Mikko Luoma to free agency.

16-10-2005 BOS-PHO trade
Boston Bruins traded Ron Tugnutt and Trevor Linden to Phoenix Coyotes for Chris Mason and Mikael Samuelsson

A native of Canada, Chris Mason was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 5th round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 72 NHL games during his career, booking 1 career shutouts and allowing 179 goals. The 29 year old goaltender has played 1 games with the Phoenix Coyotes this season, allowing 2 goals on 10 while booking 0 shutouts.

A native of Sweden, Mikael Samuelsson was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 5th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 166 NHL games during his career, notching 32 goals and adding 20 assists along with 106 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has not yet played for the Phoenix Coyotes this season.

A native of Canada, Ron Tugnutt was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 4th round of the 1986 entry draft. He has appeared in 139 NHL games during his career, booking 13 career shutouts and allowing 279 goals. The 37 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Boston Bruins this season.

A native of Canada, Trevor Linden was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 412 NHL games during his career, notching 74 goals and adding 102 assists along with 64 penalty minutes. The 35 year old center has not yet played for the Boston Bruins this season.


14-10-2005 Player of the week: Tuomo Ruutu (C)
NHL has awarded Tuomo Ruutu (C) of Phoenix Coyotes as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 3 assists for 6 points in 4 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Finland, Tuomo Ruutu was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 88 NHL games during his career, notching 15 goals and adding 17 assists along with 45 penalty minutes. The 22 year old center has played 6 games with the Phoenix Coyotes this season, totalling 4+4=8 with 0 PIM.


7-10-2005 Player of the week: Marian Hossa (L)
NHL has awarded Marian Hossa (L) of Pittsburgh Penguins as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 3 assists for 6 points in 2 games last week. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Czech, Marian Hossa was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 412 NHL games during his career, notching 165 goals and adding 126 assists along with 29 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing has played 2 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 3+3=6 with 0 PIM.


2-10-2005 Oleg Tverdovsky agrees on a contract with San Jose Sharks.
Oleg Tverdovsky has signed a $5,500,000 per year, 2 year deal with the San Jose Sharks. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of La-la-land, Oleg Tverdovsky was originally drafted to the NHL by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the 1st round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 393 NHL games during his career, notching 36 goals and adding 192 assists along with 19 penalty minutes. The 29 year old defenseman looks to stay a member of the team for a long time.


30-9-2005 Media rates the best players in the league
GOALTENDER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Martin Brodeur93939033New Jersey Devils
Roberto Luongo91918926Florida Panthers
Henrik Lundqvist88868523Nashville Predators
Olaf Kolzig86868535Washington Capitals
Corey Crawford85868421Boston Bruins
Ryan Miller86858325Buffalo Sabres
Jocelyn Thibault84858330Chicago Blackhawks
Marty Turco83838330Anaheim Mighty Ducks
Marc-André Fleury86868321Pittsburgh Penguins
Tommy Salo84848234Vancouver Canucks
DEFENSEMAN
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Nicklas Lidstrom91878635Detroit Red Wings
Zdeno Chara83938528New York Islanders
Chris Pronger83918430St. Louis Blues
Duncan Keith91758322Florida Panthers
Rob Blake88818235Los Angeles Kings
Shea Weber78958120Carolina Hurricanes
Oleg Tverdovsky87838029San Jose Sharks
Derek Morris84828027Calgary Flames
Scott Niedermayer79868031New Jersey Devils
Sergei Gonchar89808031Anaheim Mighty Ducks
LEFT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Peter Forsberg91849032Minnesota Wild
Eric Lindros86858532New Jersey Devils
Mats Sundin87718434Boston Bruins
Evgeni Malkin84838419Philadelphia Flyers
Rick Nash90768321New York Islanders
Daniel Alfredsson86798232Calgary Flames
Marian Hossa94728226Pittsburgh Penguins
Ilya Kovalchuk93748222San Jose Sharks
Zach Parisé91708221Calgary Flames
Tyler Arnason87768126Chicago Blackhawks
CENTER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Joe Thornton96788826Chicago Blackhawks
Pavel Datsyuk88878827Tampa Bay Lightning
Alexei Yashin90828831New Jersey Devils
Joe Sakic92768736Pittsburgh Penguins
Patrik Elias94828729Philadelphia Flyers
Patrice Bergeron86908720Los Angeles Kings
Paul Kariya95708630Montreal Canadiens
Jason Allison87848630Atlanta Thrashers
Vincent Lecavalier91798625St. Louis Blues
Ryan Getzlaf88898620New York Islanders
RIGHT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Teemu Selanne90738535Anaheim Mighty Ducks
Corey Perry90788420Columbus Blue Jackets
Jarome Iginla81798328Calgary Flames
Marian Gaborik93808323New York Rangers
Jaromir Jagr93748333St. Louis Blues
Patrick Marleau85788225Toronto Maple Leafs
Dany Heatley92758124Montreal Canadiens
Milan Hejduk92708129New York Islanders
Pavel Bure87758134San Jose Sharks
Jason Pominville85708122Minnesota Wild


29-9-2005 ATL-COL trade
Atlanta Thrashers traded Kyle Chipchura and ATL's round 1 pick in 2006 to Colorado Avalanche for Nikolai Zherdev

A native of Russia, Nikolai Zherdev was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 100 NHL games during his career, notching 19 goals and adding 20 assists along with 23 penalty minutes. The 21 year old left wing has played 8 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 5+2=7 with 0 PIM.


26-9-2005 Media criticises the New York Rangers
The New York Rangers are stumbling in a 5 game winless streak. New York Rangers defenseman Kristopher Letang commented about their recent play: This is bad. It's one of those streaks that you don't want to remember when you're old.

25-9-2005 Media criticises the Colorado Avalanche
The Colorado Avalanche are stumbling in a 6 game winless streak. Colorado Avalanche right wing Petr Vrana commented about their recent play: This is bad. It's one of those streaks that you don't want to remember when you're old.

24-9-2005 Media praises the Nashville Predators
The Nashville Predators are flying high with a 5 game undefeated streak. Nashville Predators defenseman Jay Bouwmeester commented about their recent success: We're playing like a team out there. The whole team has really bought into our system and not one player is slacking off.

23-9-2005 Player of the week: Milan Hejduk (R)
NHL has awarded Milan Hejduk (R) of New York Islanders as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 2 assists for 6 points in 3 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Czech, Milan Hejduk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 4th round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 417 NHL games during his career, notching 144 goals and adding 158 assists along with 18 penalty minutes. The 29 year old right wing has played 7 games with the New York Islanders this season, totalling 7+4=11 with 0 PIM.


21-9-2005 Media praises the St. Louis Blues
The St. Louis Blues are flying high with a 5 game undefeated streak. St. Louis Blues right wing Alexandre Burrows commented about their recent success: Let's face it, we've got a great core of guys here, some real strong young guys and a good squad of leaders. If every team had that then they'd do just as good.

16-9-2005 Player of the week: Pierre Parenteau (R)
NHL has awarded Pierre Parenteau (R) of Los Angeles Kings as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 2 assists for 5 points in 3 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Pierre Parenteau was originally drafted to the NHL by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2nd round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 268 NHL games during his career, notching 69 goals and adding 68 assists along with 6 penalty minutes. The 22 year old right wing has played 4 games with the Los Angeles Kings this season, totalling 3+3=6 with 0 PIM.


9-9-2005 Player of the week: Chris Drury (R)
NHL has awarded Chris Drury (R) of New Jersey Devils as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 2 assists for 5 points in 2 games last week.

A native of USA, Chris Drury was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 3rd round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 396 NHL games during his career, notching 123 goals and adding 151 assists along with 55 penalty minutes. The 29 year old right wing has played 2 games with the New Jersey Devils this season, totalling 3+2=5 with 0 PIM.


25-8-2005 Martin Straka agrees on a contract with Vancouver Canucks.
Martin Straka has signed a $3,500,000 per year, 2 year deal with the Vancouver Canucks. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Czech, Martin Straka was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1st round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 410 NHL games during his career, notching 120 goals and adding 125 assists along with 50 penalty minutes. The 32 year old right wing is waiting for a good start this season.


23-8-2005 Saku Koivu agrees on a contract with Anaheim Mighty Ducks.
Saku Koivu has signed a $5,500,000 per year, 2 year deal with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Finland, Saku Koivu was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 411 NHL games during his career, notching 130 goals and adding 176 assists along with 6 penalty minutes. The 30 year old center is getting ready for the upcoming season.


19-8-2005 Shean Donovan agrees on a contract with Buffalo Sabres.
Shean Donovan has signed a $3,500,000 per year, 2 year deal with the Buffalo Sabres. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Shean Donovan was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 2nd round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 403 NHL games during his career, notching 91 goals and adding 89 assists along with 63 penalty minutes. The 30 year old right wing is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


19-8-2005 NAS-ANA trade
Nashville Predators traded Bruce Gardiner to Anaheim Mighty Ducks for Milan Kraft

A native of Czech, Milan Kraft was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 339 NHL games during his career, notching 61 goals and adding 74 assists along with 103 penalty minutes. The 24 year old center is waiting for a good start this season.

A native of Canada, Bruce Gardiner was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 6th round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 381 NHL games during his career, notching 36 goals and adding 53 assists along with 65 penalty minutes. The 33 year old center is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


18-8-2005 NAS-MTL trade
Nashville Predators traded Alexander Radulov to Montreal Canadiens for Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Brent Seabrook and Paul Bissonnette

A native of Canada, Pierre-Marc Bouchard was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 33 NHL games during his career, notching 4 goals and adding 4 assists along with 10 penalty minutes. The 21 year old left wing is getting ready for the upcoming season.

A native of Canada, Brent Seabrook was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 82 NHL games during his career, notching 4 goals and adding 25 assists along with 7 penalty minutes. The 20 year old defenseman is expecting a good season for the team.

A native of Canada, Paul Bissonnette was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 20 year old defenseman is expecting a good season for the team.

A native of Russia, Alexander Radulov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 79 NHL games during his career, notching 10 goals and adding 17 assists along with 32 penalty minutes. The 19 year old right wing is waiting for a good start this season.


18-8-2005 NYI-VAN trade
New York Islanders traded Radek Bonk and NYI's round 2 pick in 2007 to Vancouver Canucks for Drew Stafford and BOS's round 1 pick in 2006

A native of USA, Drew Stafford was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 20 year old right wing is looking forward for the start of the season.

A native of Czech, Radek Bonk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 402 NHL games during his career, notching 80 goals and adding 128 assists along with 180 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


18-8-2005 OTT-ATL trade
Ottawa Senators traded Patrick Lalime to Atlanta Thrashers for ATL's round 2 pick in 2006

A native of Canada, Patrick Lalime was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 6th round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 353 NHL games during his career, booking 21 career shutouts and allowing 828 goals. The 31 year old goaltender is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


18-8-2005 VAN-ANA trade
Vancouver Canucks traded Turner Stevenson to Anaheim Mighty Ducks for Tommy Salo

A native of Sweden, Tommy Salo was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 3rd round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 320 NHL games during his career, booking 18 career shutouts and allowing 779 goals. The 34 year old goaltender is expecting a good season for the team.

A native of Canada, Turner Stevenson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 374 NHL games during his career, notching 45 goals and adding 48 assists along with 163 penalty minutes. The 33 year old right wing is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


18-8-2005 TB-PHO trade
Tampa Bay Lightning traded Brad Isbister and TB's round 1 pick in 2006 to Phoenix Coyotes for Dainius Zubrus and DAL's round 2 pick in 2006

A native of La-la-land, Dainius Zubrus was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1st round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 412 NHL games during his career, notching 94 goals and adding 145 assists along with 75 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing is waiting for a good start this season.

A native of Canada, Brad Isbister was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 3rd round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 408 NHL games during his career, notching 84 goals and adding 93 assists along with 239 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing is looking forward for the start of the season.


18-8-2005 PIT-EDM trade
Pittsburgh Penguins traded Dustin Byfuglien and PIT's round 2 pick in 2006 to Edmonton Oilers for Janne Niinimaa and EDM's round 1 pick in 2007

A native of Finland, Janne Niinimaa was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2nd round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 410 NHL games during his career, notching 27 goals and adding 151 assists along with 53 penalty minutes. The 30 year old defenseman is expecting a good season for the team.

A native of USA, Dustin Byfuglien was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 164 NHL games during his career, notching 6 goals and adding 34 assists along with 74 penalty minutes. The 20 year old defenseman is expecting a good season for the team.


18-8-2005 DET-CHI trade
Detroit Red Wings traded Eric Daze to Chicago Blackhawks for Brian Leetch, VAN's round 1 pick in 2006 and CHI's round 2 pick in 2007

A native of USA, Brian Leetch was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 1st round of the 1986 entry draft. He has appeared in 409 NHL games during his career, notching 36 goals and adding 178 assists along with 79 penalty minutes. The 37 year old defenseman is getting ready for the upcoming season.

A native of USA, Eric Daze was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 4th round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 410 NHL games during his career, notching 173 goals and adding 111 assists along with 120 penalty minutes. The 30 year old left wing is expecting a good season for the team.


18-8-2005 VAN-PHO trade
Vancouver Canucks traded Jeff Schultz and VAN's round 1 pick in 2007 to Phoenix Coyotes for Brad Isbister and PHO's round 2 pick in 2006

A native of Canada, Brad Isbister was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 3rd round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 408 NHL games during his career, notching 84 goals and adding 93 assists along with 239 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


18-8-2005 CBS-FLA trade
Columbus Blue Jackets traded Matt Pelech to Florida Panthers for Denis Pederson

A native of Canada, Denis Pederson was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 402 NHL games during his career, notching 47 goals and adding 56 assists along with 254 penalty minutes. The 29 year old left wing is waiting for a good start this season.


18-8-2005 WSH-NAS trade
Washington Capitals traded Jan Bulis to Nashville Predators for Wade Redden and NAS's round 1 pick in 2007

A native of Canada, Wade Redden was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 398 NHL games during his career, notching 49 goals and adding 129 assists along with 26 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman is waiting for a good start this season.

A native of Czech, Jan Bulis was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 2nd round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 410 NHL games during his career, notching 109 goals and adding 172 assists along with 8 penalty minutes. The 27 year old center is getting ready for the upcoming season.


17-8-2005 CHI-EDM trade
Chicago Blackhawks traded Brenden Morrow to Edmonton Oilers for Jordin Tootoo and VAN's round 1 pick in 2006

A native of Canada, Jordin Tootoo was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2nd round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 164 NHL games during his career, notching 13 goals and adding 19 assists along with 118 penalty minutes. The 22 year old right wing is waiting for a good start this season.

A native of Canada, Brenden Morrow was originally drafted to the NHL by the Dallas Stars in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 327 NHL games during his career, notching 91 goals and adding 87 assists along with 169 penalty minutes. The 26 year old right wing is looking forward for the start of the season.


17-8-2005 CHI-WSH trade
Chicago Blackhawks traded CHI's round 1 pick in 2006 to Washington Capitals for Alexei Kovalev

A native of Russia, Alexei Kovalev was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 1st round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 410 NHL games during his career, notching 147 goals and adding 123 assists along with 25 penalty minutes. The 32 year old left wing is expecting a good season for the team.


17-8-2005 BOS-EDM trade
Boston Bruins traded Zigmund Palffy and BOS's round 2 pick in 2007 to Edmonton Oilers for MTL's round 1 pick in 2006

A native of Slovakia, Zigmund Palffy was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 2nd round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 411 NHL games during his career, notching 134 goals and adding 135 assists along with 46 penalty minutes. The 33 year old right wing is expecting a good season for the team.


17-8-2005 BOS-WSH trade
Boston Bruins traded MTL's round 1 pick in 2006 to Washington Capitals for Steve Konowalchuk

A native of USA, Steve Konowalchuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 3rd round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 410 NHL games during his career, notching 104 goals and adding 134 assists along with 70 penalty minutes. The 32 year old right wing is looking forward for the start of the season.


17-8-2005 CHI-ATL trade
Chicago Blackhawks traded CHI's round 2 pick in 2006 to Atlanta Thrashers for Jassen Cullimore

A native of Canada, Jassen Cullimore was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2nd round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 385 NHL games during his career, notching 9 goals and adding 87 assists along with 119 penalty minutes. The 32 year old defenseman is getting ready for the upcoming season.


17-8-2005 CHI-CGY trade
Chicago Blackhawks traded CHI's round 1 pick in 2007 to Calgary Flames for Mike Smith

A native of Canada, Mike Smith was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 2nd round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 186 NHL games during his career, booking 8 career shutouts and allowing 515 goals. The 23 year old goaltender is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


17-8-2005 FLA-ANA trade
Florida Panthers traded Mike Komisarek and David Booth to Anaheim Mighty Ducks for Paul Martin and ANA's round 2 pick in 2006

A native of USA, Paul Martin was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 2nd round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 257 NHL games during his career, notching 14 goals and adding 101 assists along with 54 penalty minutes. The 24 year old defenseman is getting ready for the upcoming season.

A native of USA, Mike Komisarek was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 183 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 45 assists along with 91 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman is getting ready for the upcoming season.

A native of USA, David Booth was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round of the 2004 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 21 year old left wing is waiting for a good start this season.


17-8-2005 DAL-TB trade
Dallas Stars traded Jamie Langenbrunner to Tampa Bay Lightning for Anders Eriksson

A native of Sweden, Anders Eriksson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 415 NHL games during his career, notching 38 goals and adding 139 assists along with 118 penalty minutes. The 30 year old defenseman is looking forward for the start of the season.

A native of USA, Jamie Langenbrunner was originally drafted to the NHL by the Dallas Stars in the 2nd round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 410 NHL games during his career, notching 144 goals and adding 120 assists along with 224 penalty minutes. The 30 year old right wing is expecting a good season for the team.


17-8-2005 DAL-ANA trade
Dallas Stars traded Marty Turco to Anaheim Mighty Ducks for Devan Dubnyk

A native of Canada, Devan Dubnyk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the 2nd round of the 2004 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 19 year old goaltender is getting ready for the upcoming season.

A native of Canada, Marty Turco was originally drafted to the NHL by the Dallas Stars in the 5th round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 274 NHL games during his career, booking 16 career shutouts and allowing 615 goals. The 30 year old goaltender is getting ready for the upcoming season.


29-8-2005 Tyler Arnason agrees on a contract with Chicago Blackhawks.
Tyler Arnason has signed a $6,000,000 per year, 3 year deal with the Chicago Blackhawks. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Tyler Arnason was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 7th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 308 NHL games during his career, notching 79 goals and adding 81 assists along with 16 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


30-6-2005 Vladimir Tsyplakov retires
Vladimir Tsyplakov has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 Arturs Irbe retires
Arturs Irbe has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 Rob DiMaio retires
Rob DiMaio has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 Mark Janssens retires
Mark Janssens has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 Shjon Podein retires
Shjon Podein has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 Lyle Odelein retires
Lyle Odelein has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 Robert Svehla retires
Robert Svehla has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 Luc Robitaille retires
Luc Robitaille has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 Mathieu Schneider retires
Mathieu Schneider has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 Curtis Leschyshyn retires
Curtis Leschyshyn has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 Kai Nurminen retires
Kai Nurminen has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 Jeff Hackett retires
Jeff Hackett has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 Mike Richter retires
Mike Richter has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 Tom Fitzgerald retires
Tom Fitzgerald has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 Keith Jones retires
Keith Jones has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 Luke Richardson retires
Luke Richardson has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 Sean Burke retires
Sean Burke has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 Teppo Numminen retires
Teppo Numminen has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 Vincent Damphousse retires
Vincent Damphousse has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 Scott Young retires
Scott Young has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 Curtis Joseph retires
Curtis Joseph has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 Petr Bondra retires
Petr Bondra has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 Joe Sacco retires
Joe Sacco has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 Petri Varis retires
Petri Varis has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

23-6-2005 Duncan Keith agrees on a contract with Florida Panthers.
Duncan Keith has signed a $4,000,000 per year, 3 year deal with the Florida Panthers. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Duncan Keith was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 238 NHL games during his career, notching 23 goals and adding 104 assists along with 20 penalty minutes. The 21 year old defenseman is getting ready for the upcoming season.


21-6-2005 Viktor Kozlov agrees on a contract with Detroit Red Wings.
Viktor Kozlov has signed a $3,500,000 per year, 2 year deal with the Detroit Red Wings. Detailed financial terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Russia, Viktor Kozlov was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 408 NHL games during his career, notching 132 goals and adding 109 assists along with 35 penalty minutes. The 29 year old right wing is waiting for a good start this season.


Eastside Hockey Manager