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John Tavares can become an unrestricted free agent in two seasons, but he wants to stay with the New York Islanders.

"I think I've always showed my commitment, my appreciation and my desire to play on Long Island," Tavares told Sportsnet 590. "I would love for that to continue for the long haul. I think you look at some of the greatest players in the game have been able to spend their entire career somewhere. I hope I'm in that same position." The Islanders can begin negotiating a contract extension next July 1 and that will be a top priority for GM Garth Snow.
Jul 27 - 12:58 PM

Calle Jarnkrok has agreed to a six-year, $12 million contract with the Nashville Predators.

He will make $1.7 million in 2016-17, $1.8 million in 2017-18, $2.1 million in 2018-19, $2.2 million in 2019-20 and 2020-21, and $2 million in 2021-22. The 24-year-old forward played in 81 matches with the Predators last season. Jarnkrok notched 14 goals and 30 points over that span, while seeing some time alongside Ryan Johansen and James Neal in the second half. He will probably be shifted around the lineup again in 2016-17.
Jul 27 - 11:19 AM

Petr Mrazek has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with Detroit.

His new deal carries an annual average value of $4 million. Mrazek will make $3.85 million in 2016-17 and $4.15 million in 2017-18. He posted a 27-16-6 record as the starting goaltender for the Red Wings last year, while earning a 2.33 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage.
Jul 27 - 11:10 AM

Olli Juolevi is expected to be back in the OHL for the upcoming season.

"His ability to process the game and make the right play is impressive," said Trevor Linden, who serves as Vancouver's president of hockey operations. "Our plan for him is London (OHL)." Juolevi had nine goals and 42 points in 57 games for the Knights last year. He was taken with the fifth overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
Jul 27 - 11:00 AM

Mike Hoffman has inked a four-year contract with the Ottawa Senators.

The average annual value of the deal is $5.1875 million. He will make $3.8 million next season and then earn $5.65 million in three years after that. Hoffman registered personal bests in 2015-16 in goals (29), assists (30) and points (59) in 78 matches.
Jul 27 - 10:26 AM

Tyson Barrie is reportedly seeking $6 million for one season through arbitration.

The Avalanche have offered $4 million and $4.25 million, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. Barrie's arbitration hearing is scheduled for Friday if the two sides can't agree to terms.
Jul 27 - 10:18 AM

The Hurricanes have given head coach Bill Peters a contract extension through the 2018-19 season.

"Bill is a talented, young coach in the National Hockey League," GM Ron Francis said. "We are happy that he has made a commitment to the Hurricanes, and that he will be a major part of the team continuing to grow." Carolina has posted a 65-72-27 record in his two seasons behind the bench. The club improved by 15 points from the 2014-15 campaign last year and Peters won a gold medal coaching Team Canada at the 2016 World Championship.
Jul 27 - 10:13 AM

Vladislav Namestnikov has signed a two-year deal with the Lightning.

His new contract is worth $1.9375 million per season. Namestnikov had an arbitration hearing scheduled for Friday, but that won't occur now. He recorded 14 goals and 35 points in 80 games last year.
Jul 27 - 8:20 AM

Jordan Eberle hired a shooting coach this summer.

He worked with hockey's "Shot Doc," Ron Johnson to try to help him get back to the form he displayed in 2011-12 when he potted 34 goals in 78 games. "Everyone talks about the one-timer but there's more to it than that," said Eberle. "You can tip it, you can find areas on the ice (to get shots off). I don't even know if I want to call him a shooting coach as much as a position coach."
Jul 26 - 9:14 PM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins isn't letting the trade rumors this off-season get to him.

"I try not to pay attention too much ... if it happens, it happens," he said. "I know it's definitely a different group than the one we finished with last season." Nugent-Hopkins has been linked to defensemen like Minnesota's Matt Dumba and Colorado's Tyson Barrie. He registered 12 goals and 34 points in 55 games with the Oilers last season.
Jul 26 - 6:45 PM

Brayden Schenn believes his 2015-16 numbers will be regular contributions for him moving forward.

"I feel like I'm getting better year by year and I expect nothing else next year," he said. "... I expect to come in and continue to prove my game in all areas of the ice. When you get the chance to play with good players they make you better as well. We got some good pieces that are part of the Flyers. We have a good team moving forward here. You want to get better individually, but I think the team as a whole will be better this year as well." He generated personal bests last season with 26 goals, 33 assists and 59 points in 80 games. Schenn received a four-year, $20.5 million contract on Monday from the Flyers, which ensures he'll be a key member of the team in the present as well as the future.
Jul 26 - 5:32 PM

Adam Larsson is hoping to develop the offensive side of his game as a member of the Oilers.

"I think I can take an even bigger step," Larsson said. "There was a lot of focus on defense and penalty kill last year and the next step is to be more offensive, and hopefully, get more power-play time." He expects to take on more responsibilities as a member of Edmonton's defense corps, so his production should increase. Larsson is worth keeping an eye on as a two-way blueliner, but you shouldn't expect him to post 40 or 50 points.
Jul 26 - 5:20 PM

Petter Granberg has signed a two-year contract with Nashville.

He is set to earn $575,000 at the NHL level and $175,000 if he plays in the AHL next season. In 2017-18, he will be paid $650,000. The two sides had an arbitration hearing scheduled for August, but that won't be necessary now. Granberg played in 27 games with the Predators last campaign. He is slated to be the team's seventh defender in 2016-17.
Jul 26 - 4:15 PM

Trevor Moore has agreed to an entry-level contract with Toronto.

He has played at the University of Denver for the past three seasons. In 40 games last year, he picked up 11 goals and 44 points. Moore impressed the Leafs' brass at the team's development camp as an invitee to earn his new deal. He will likely be in the AHL with the Marlies in 2016-17.
Jul 26 - 4:02 PM

Brett Findlay has signed an AHL contract with the Toronto Marlies.

He has shared time between the Marlies and the ECHL's Orlando Solar Bears for the last two seasons. In 2015-16, Findlay had 17 points in 39 matches with the Marlies, while registering 21 points in 22 outings with the Bears.
Jul 26 - 2:01 PM



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