Celebrini to leave BU, inks 1st deal with Sharks

Eight days after taking him with the No. 1 pick, the San Jose Sharks signed Macklin Celebrini, 18, to his entry-level contract Saturday, meaning the center will not return to Boston University and Hockey East for his sophomore season.

West champ Oilers add Skinner with one-year deal

Two days removed from seeing his contract bought out by the Buffalo Sabres, forward Jeff Skinner, 32, agreed to a one-year deal with the Western Conference-champion Edmonton Oilers Monday, joining one of the NHL's top offenses.

Bruins ink top center Lindholm, D-man Zadorov

The Bruins signed top center Elias Lindholm and defenseman Nikita Zadorov at the start of free agency.

Maple Leafs, Tanev reach 6-year, $27M contract

Chris Tanev, a defensive-minded player who has had 11 straight seasons of more than 10 points, reached a six-year deal with the Maple Leafs worth $4.5M annually.

Lightning acquire rights to Guentzel from Canes

The Lightning got a head start on free agency by acquiring the rights to high-scoring winger Jake Guentzel from Carolina in exchange for a 2025 third-round pick.

How Macklin Celebrini’s family lifted him to being the No. 1 pick

From five-hour car rides to countless other sacrifices, family is a big reason for Celebrini's success.

Oilers, GM Holland agree to part ways after run

The Oilers said they reached a mutual decision with general manager Ken Holland to not renew his contract after the team's run to the Stanley Cup Final.

How Tij Iginla's draft journey could see him possibly make history

Iginla has a chance to go higher in the draft than his Hall of Fame father, Jarome.

Jackets' new GM Waddell fires Vincent as coach

Hired as coach less than a year ago, Pascal Vincent was dismissed by the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday, following a season in which the club struggled to a 27-43-12 finish and 66 points, by far the fewest total in the Eastern Conference.

Sharks make assistant Warsofsky new head coach

The Sharks have promoted Ryan Warsofsky to become the team's new head coach after two years as an assistant under recently fired David Quinn.