Hobey Baker Award finalist Kevin Hayes agreed to terms on a free-agent contract with the New York Rangers on Wednesday.

Forget about tanking in the NHL. Bottoming out in the standings might not get you to the top of the draft.

San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres will miss the start of the upcoming season after undergoing surgery for an infection in his previously surgically repaired right knee.

The Columbus Blue Jackets have reached an agreement with the Kalamazoo Wings, who will serve as their ECHL affiliate for the 2014-15 season.

The Buffalo Sabres have shifted Kevin Devine's role to player personnel director in the latest series of front-office shuffles this offseason.

The National Hockey League on Wednesday announced further changes to its draft lottery.

The New York Rangers agreed to terms with free agent forward Kevin Hayes on Wednesday.

Jonathan Toews brushes his teeth with his right hand. He throws a baseball right-handed. He plays golf as a righty, though not particularly well.

Three lawsuits filed by retired NHL players over concussion-related injuries have been consolidated and will be heard by a federal judge in Minnesota.

Three lawsuits filed by retired NHL players over concussion-related injuries have been consolidated and will be heard by a federal judge in Minnesota.

The Ottawa Senators have signed forward Clarke MacArthur to a $23.25-million, five-year extension.

The Ottawa Senators signed forward Clarke MacArthur to a five-year contract extension on Tuesday.

More than 10 years after an on-ice attack ended Steve Moore's hockey career, a settlement has been reached in a lawsuit against his antagonist, according to multiple reports.

Charles Wang has a deal in place to eventually transfer ownership of the New York Islanders to a group led by Jon Ledecky, the team announced Tuesday.

The New York Islanders are selling a minority stake of the team, with a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor to become full owners in two years.

A settlement has been reached in Steve Moore's lawsuit against NHL forward Todd Bertuzzi, more than 10 years after the bloody, on-ice attack ended Moore's career.

First things first: Michael Leighton does not know the whereabouts of the most famous puck in Blackhawks history.

The Toronto Maple Leafs signed forward William Nylander, the eighth overall pick in the 2014 NHL entry draft, to a three-year, entry-level contract on Monday.

The Chicago Blackhawks have signed goaltender Michael Leighton to a one-year contract.

The NHL's pre-draft scouting combine will be held in Buffalo the next two seasons.

The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to terms with veteran goaltender Michael Leighton on a one-year contract, the team announced Monday.

The NHL's annual pre-draft scouting combine is moving to Buffalo for the next two years, two people familiar with discussions told The Associated Press on Sunday night.

Joe Louis Arena is getting $3.25 million in repairs to its parking garage despite the fact that the Detroit Red Wings venue is slated to close.

Pittsburgh Penguins star center Sidney Crosby's right wrist appears to be on the road to recovery.

The Anaheim Ducks signed restricted free agent forward Jakob Silfverberg to a one-year contract on Friday.

The Anaheim Ducks have re-signed forward Jakob Silfverberg to a one-year, $850,500 contract.

The Detroit Red Wings have signed executive vice president and general manager Ken Holland to a new four-year contract that will keep him with the organization through the 2017-18 season.

The Detroit Red Wings have signed executive vice president and general manager Ken Holland to a four-year contract through the 2017-18 season.

The Arizona Coyotes announced on Wednesday that the club and Gila River Casinos have agreed to a nine-year partnership agreement which includes exclusive naming rights to their hockey venue.

The Arizona Coyotes and Gila River Casinos have agreed on a nine-year partnership that will include the first naming-rights deal by a federally recognized tribe with a venue for one of the four major professional sports leagues.

There is no way to sugarcoat what happened to the San Jose Sharks in the 2014 playoffs. Plain and simple, the Sharks choked away a 3-0 lead and handed the opening-round series to the Los Angeles Kings.

The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Leon Draisaitl, the third overall pick in the 2014 draft, to a three-year entry level contract.

The Edmonton Oilers signed Leon Draisaitl, the third overall pick in the 2014 draft, to a three-year, entry-level contract on Tuesday.

An iconic sports trophy is making a public appearance at the University of North Dakota.

The Los Angeles Kings will retire Hall of Fame defenseman Rob Blake's No. 4 jersey on Jan. 17.

The Los Angeles Kings announced Monday that the team will retire the No. 4 jersey of former defenseman Rob Blake this coming season.

Restricted free-agent forward Ryan Bourque has agreed to terms on a contract with the New York Rangers.

The Winnipeg Jets have signed defenseman Julien Brouillette to a one-year, two-way contract worth $600,000 at the NHL level.

The Winnipeg Jets agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract worth $600,000 with defenseman Julien Brouillette on Friday.

The Carolina Hurricanes agreed to terms with the seventh overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, defenseman Haydn Fleury, on a three-year, entry-level contract on Thursday.

The Philadelphia Flyers agreed to terms with center Ryan White on a one-year, two-way contract on Thursday.

There had been hints for months that the Sharks and Los Angeles Kings would take their California rivalry outdoors next season, and the big question-where? - was answered Wednesday: Levi's Stadium.

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