Johnny Gaudreau, who is 5-foot-9, has reached out to other smaller forwards such as Martin St. Louis for advice on how to make it at the NHL level.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed Jake Gardiner to a five-year, $20.25 million contract.
Eric Staal has undergone surgery after suffering a core muscle injury while training.
Michael Frolik has agreed to a one-year, $3.3 million contract with the Winnipeg Jets.
Tomas Tatar has agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Detroit Red Wings.
Derick Brassard and the New York Rangers have agreed to terms on a new contract, thus avoiding a salary-arbitration hearing.
James Reimer has signed a two-year, $4.6 million contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Ryan O'Reilly has inked a two-year, $12 million contract with the Colorado Avalanche.
Chris Kreider signed a two-year, $4.95 million contract with the New York Rangers.
Mats Zuccarello has agreed to a one-year, $3.55 million contract.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed David Booth to a one-year, $1.1 million contract.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have fired former vice president of hockey operations Dave Poulin and assistant general manager Claude Loiselle.