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Evander Kane officially charged over alleged Buffalo nightclub …

Evander Kane officially charged over alleged Buffalo nightclub incident

thehockeynews.com Updated Jul 22 (2 days ago)
Buffalo Sabres power forward Evander Kane has officially been charged with criminal trespass and up to four counts of non-criminal harassment stemming from an incident at a local nightclub, notes the Buffalo News. In a surreal scene, Kane was even handc…
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  • Signing of Schwartz to five-year, $26.75-million has the future…

    Signing of Schwartz to five-year, $26.75-million has the future looking bright for Blues

    Mark Scheifele’s eight-year, $49-million contract was a great deal for the Winnipeg Jets, as they locked up a 23-year-old could-be star to a long-term deal that will pay him $6.125 million per season. It came one season removed from Scheifele nearly cra…
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  • Which players could take on the six vacant captaincies?

    Which players could take on the six vacant captaincies?

    Four players became first-time captains in the NHL ahead of the 2015-16 season, each to varying degrees of success. In San Jose, Joe Pavelski took over as captain after years of speculation that he was the next in line to wear the ‘C’ for the Sharks. In…
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  • Jets sign forwards Armia, Lowry to two-year, one-way contracts

    Jets sign forwards Armia, Lowry to two-year, one-way contracts

    NHL.com Jul 14
    WINNIPEG - Winnipeg Jets have signed forwards Joel Armia and Adam Lowry on two-year, one-way contracts. Armia's contract carries an annual average value of US$925,000 while Lowry's is at $1.125 million. Armia, 23, had four goals and six as...
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  • Jets lock up Mark Scheifele to eight-year contract extension th…

    Jets lock up Mark Scheifele to eight-year contract extension that may prove to be a bargain

    Mark Scheifele has been rewarded for his breakout 2015-16 season with an eight-year contract extension with the Winnipeg Jets. The 23-year-old center will earn $6.125 million annually over the length of the contract that runs until the 2023-24 season. A…
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  • Jets sign Perreault to a four-year, $16.5 million extension

    Jets sign Perreault to a four-year, $16.5 million extension

    The Winnipeg Jets have signed center Mathieu Perreault to a four-year, $16.5 million contract extension, the club announced. Perreault’s new deal comes with a steep $4.125 million annual average value. “Mathieu has found his place, found his home,” said…
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  • Winnipeg Jets sign Patrik Laine to entry-level contract

    Winnipeg Jets sign Patrik Laine to entry-level contract

    yahoo.com Jul 3
    (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) The Winnipeg Jets have signed young Finnish sniper Patrik Laine to an entry-level contract. According to the Jets, the deal is worth an average annual value of $3.575 million which includes $2.65 million in bonuses.…
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  • Getting to Know: Former defenseman Kim Clackson

    Getting to Know: Former defenseman Kim Clackson

    Status: Former NHL and WHA defenseman from 1975-1981 for Indianapolis Racers, Winnipeg Jets, Pittsburgh Penguin, Quebec Nordiques and Toronto Maple Leafs. Currently is a Senior Vice President for CBRE Real Estate in Pittsburgh. Ht: 5-10 Wt: 195 DOB: Feb…
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  • Ten unheralded depth signings from July 1 that could exceed exp…

    Ten unheralded depth signings from July 1 that could exceed expectations

    On the opening day of NHL free agency, 131 players signed contracts worth a combined total of more than $650 million, according to capfriendly.com. While Milan Lucic, Kyle Okposo, David Backes and Andrew Ladd dominated headlines, signing big-money deals…
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  • Jets sign Shawn Matthias to two-year deal, Quinton Howden for o…

    Jets sign Shawn Matthias to two-year deal, Quinton Howden for one year

    NHL.com Jul 1
    WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Jets signed free-agent forward Shawn Matthias to a two-year contract on Friday. The deal carries an annual cap hit of US$2.125 million. The Jets also inked forward Quinton Howden to a one-year, two-way contract that...
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  • Seth Jones’ six-year, $32.4-million deal creates pickle for Blu…

    Seth Jones’ six-year, $32.4-million deal creates pickle for Blue Jackets – and Jets

    A clear sign we’re scaling the peak of NHL off-season activity? A star player signs a contract, and all we want to talk about is the context, the ripple effect, how it plays into other transactions. The Columbus Blue Jackets announced Wednesday they’d l…
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  • Winnipeg Jets add young defensive talent on second day of NHL d…

    Winnipeg Jets add young defensive talent on second day of NHL draft

    NHL.com Jun 25
    BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Winnipeg Jets loaded up on some young defence on Day 2 of the NHL draft Saturday. The Jets selected Saint John defenceman Luke Green (third round, No. 79) and Swedish defenceman Jacob Cederholm (fourth round, No. 97) as we...
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  • Puck Daddy's Unofficial 2016 NHL Draft Drinking Game

    Puck Daddy's Unofficial 2016 NHL Draft Drinking Game

    yahoo.com Jun 24
    There is little drama surrounding the top three picks as the NHL Draft opens up Friday with Round 1. Auston Matthews, Patrik Laine and Jesse Puljujarvi are expected to go to the Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets and Columbus Blues Jackets, respectively…
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  • Winnepeg Jets T-shirt made by company licensed to sell NHL stoc…

    Winnepeg Jets T-shirt made by company licensed to sell NHL stock shocker for fan

    NHL.com Jun 23
    KELOWNA, B.C. - A life-long Winnipeg Jets fan was shocked to learn she'd bought a T-shirt with the city's name misspelled as Winnepeg. Thirty-three-year-old Heather Prevalnig says she paid $30 for the T-shirt at a Winnipeg airport store on he...
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  • Jets sign Hutchinson to two-year deal, enter season with compet…

    Jets sign Hutchinson to two-year deal, enter season with competition in goal

    For Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff’s, it appears the more netminders his team has to work with, the merrier. The Jets announced Tuesday that they have signed Michael Hutchinson, 26, to a two-year deal worth $1.15 million per season. The contract co…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Tyson Barrie staying put in Colorado, GM Joe Sak…

    Rumor Roundup: Tyson Barrie staying put in Colorado, GM Joe Sakic says

    In recent weeks, Colorado Avalanche restricted free agent defenseman Tyson Barrie was a hot topic in the trade rumor mill. But according to Avalanche GM Joe Sakic, the 24-year-old blueliner isn’t going anywhere. The Denver Post’s Mike Chambers reports S…
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  • European teams form alliance to get a seat at the table with th…

    European teams form alliance to get a seat at the table with the big boys

    When Patrik Laine and Jesse Puljujarvi are drafted into the NHL a week from now, their teams in the Finnish Elite League will receive a one-time payment of about $240,000. Assuming each player earns $50 million over the course of his NHL career – which …
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  • Jets GM Cheveldayoff ‘not trying to trade’ defenseman Jacob Tro…

    Jets GM Cheveldayoff ‘not trying to trade’ defenseman Jacob Trouba

    The Winnipeg Jets enter the off-season in an interesting place. After a post-season appearance in 2014-15, the Jets struggled in the tough Central Division in 2015-16 and wound up with the second-overall pick in the upcoming draft. But sometimes lost in…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Bruins looking to improve defense through trades

    Rumor Roundup: Bruins looking to improve defense through trades

    With the NHL draft and free agency fast approaching, speculation persists in the Boston media over what Bruins GM Don Sweeney will do to bolster his D-corps. CSNNE.com’s Joe Haggerty reports free agency isn’t Sweeney’s preferred route this summer. Howev…
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  • Jesse Puljujarvi will not be quiet any longer

    Jesse Puljujarvi will not be quiet any longer

    BUFFALO – The main attraction at today’s draft combine access was top-rated Auston Matthews, as it probably should be. But for the few reporters who went to Jesse Puljujarvi first, a new personality could be seen. Puljujarvi, it seems, won’t be taking a…
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  • Jets defenseman Grant Clitsome forced to retire at 31 due to ba…

    Jets defenseman Grant Clitsome forced to retire at 31 due to back injury

    Winnipeg Jets defenseman Grant Clitsome last suited up on Jan. 3, 2015, against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Little did he know it would be the last time ever that he would do so. Following that contest, a 5-1 Jets victory in which Clitsome would skate 20-p…
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  • Jets defenceman Grant Clitsome retires, missed last season due …

    Jets defenceman Grant Clitsome retires, missed last season due to back injury

    NHL.com Jun 1
    WINNIPEG - Winnipeg Jets defenceman Grant Clitsome has announced his retirement. Clitsome said in a statement posted Wednesday on the Jets' website that a back injury has forced him out of the game. The 31-year-old Ottawa native last playe...
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  • Video - Jets Win In Shootout 01:01

    Jets Win In Shootout

    Mar 19
    Andrew Ladd's shootout goal lifted the Jets past the Blues 2-1.
  • Video - 'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL 10:33

    'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL

    Mar 10
    Jim Basquil and Scott Burnside look ahead to the final month of the regular season, the tight playoff race in the Pacific division and, with Mark Giordano out for the season, the new front-runner for the Norris Trophy.
  • Video - One Month Left In NHL Regular Season 03:54

    One Month Left In NHL Regular Season

    Mar 10
    With one month left in the regular season, the Central Division could see five teams make the playoffs for the second season in a row.
  • Video - Long-Distance Goal Lifts Blues 01:00

    Long-Distance Goal Lifts Blues

    Mar 10
    Barret Jackman scored from center ice to lift the Blues past the Jets 5-4.