Hockey

FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 file photo, Russia national ice hockey team captain Ilya Kovalchuk listens to a journalists question during a news conference followed an Russian Olympic committee meeting in Moscow, Russia. Kovalchuk has agreed to a three-year, $18.75 million deal to return to the NHL with the Los Angeles Kings. The club announced the deal Saturday, June 23, 2018 with Kovalchuk, who is back in North America after a five-year absence. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, file)
June 23, 2018 - 6:37 pm
After five years back home in Russia, Ilya Kovalchuk is ready to resume his Stanley Cup chase with the Los Angeles Kings. The high-scoring forward agreed to a three-year, $18.75 million deal with the Kings on Saturday, choosing Los Angeles over several interested teams for his return to the NHL...
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In this March 26, 2018 photo Calgary Flames' Dougie Hamilton waits for the puck to drop during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings in Los Angeles. The Carolina Hurricanes have acquired Hamilton as part of a blockbuster trade with the Calgary Flames at the NHL draft. Carolina got Hamilton, winger Micheal Ferland and prospect Adam Fox from Calgary for center Elias Lindholm and defenseman Noah Hanifin. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
June 23, 2018 - 6:36 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Dougie Hamilton got home from a workout, turned on the TV to watch the NHL draft and saw his name on the screen as part of a trade to the Carolina Hurricanes. "That's where I found out," Hamilton said. He might want to stay tuned because the Hurricanes are just getting started...
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Rasmus Dahlin, of Sweden, puts on a jersey after being selected by the Buffalo Sabres during the NHL hockey draft in Dallas, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
June 22, 2018 - 9:09 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin went first overall to the Buffalo Sabres and Russian winger Andrei Svechnikov second to the Carolina Hurricanes in the two most predictable developments of an NHL draft that also featured some curveballs. The Sabres taking Dahlin was automatic since...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz answers a question during a news conference in Las Vegas. The New York Islanders have hired Barry Trotz as their new head coach. President of hockey operations Lou Lamoriello announced the move Thursday, June 21, 2018, at the NHL draft, two weeks after Trotz won the Stanley Cup with the Washington Capitals and three days after he resigned from that job. Trotz reportedly agreed to a five-year deal worth double what he would have made annually on a shorter contract with the Capitals. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
June 21, 2018 - 8:52 pm
DALLAS (AP) — When Barry Trotz left the Washington Capitals fresh off winning the Stanley Cup, the New York Islanders couldn't move fast enough to talk to him. Minutes after word circulated that Trotz resigned from the Capitals, Islanders president of hockey operations Lou Lamoriello got in touch...
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June 20, 2018 - 8:39 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on NHL awards show at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (all times local): 5:39 p.m. New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal has won the Calder Trophy as the NHL's best rookie, beating out Vancouver's Brock Boeser and Arizona's Clayton Keller. The 21-year-old Barzal became...
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June 20, 2018 - 8:10 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The NHL is handing out its postseason awards in its annual gala show from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The show will close with the awarding of the Hart Trophy for the NHL's most valuable player. The finalists in the wide-open race are Los Angeles captain Anze...
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FILe - In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo, Ottawa Senators' Mike Hoffman (68) waits for a face-off against the Carolina Hurricanes during the first period of an NHL hockey game, in Raleigh, N.C. The Florida Panthers have acquired Mike Hoffman from San Jose hours after the Sharks got the scoring winger from the Ottawa Senators. Florida sent 2018 fourth- and fifth-round picks and a 2019 second-round pick to San Jose for Hoffman and a 2018 seventh-round pick. General manager Dale Tallon announced the trade Tuesday, June 19, 2018, not long after Ottawa moved him to San Jose. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker, File)
June 19, 2018 - 1:29 pm
The Ottawa Senators traded winger Mike Hoffman on Tuesday, hoping to solve an ugly off-ice issue involving star defenseman Erik Karlsson and his wife. The Senators sent Hoffman to the San Jose Sharks, who then dealt him to the Florida Panthers. All told, the two transactions involved four players...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz smiles towards left wing Alex Ovechkin, right, after Ovechkin's goal in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets, in Washington. Trotz has resigned as coach of the Washington Capitals after leading them to the Stanley Cup. The team announced Trotz’s resignation Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
June 18, 2018 - 5:00 pm
Barry Trotz abruptly stepped down as coach of the Washington Capitals on Monday after failing to agree to terms on a new contract, leaving the newly minted Stanley Cup champions without a coach with the draft coming up later this week and free agency opening next month. Winning the Cup less than...
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FILE - In this May 31, 2018, file photo, Ryan Straschnitzki is wheeled on a stretcher into Shriners Hospitals for Children in Philadelphia. The parents of a paralyzed Humboldt Broncos hockey player are preparing for the next phase of his recovery — his return home. Straschnitzki was paralyzed from the chest down in a crash between a semi-trailer and a bus carrying the junior hockey team at a rural Saskatchewan intersection in April. The 19-year-old is expected to return home to Airdrie, just north of Calgary, in a matter of weeks. His father, Tom Straschnitzki, says he's already gone through six training programs on how to care for his son once he's no longer under the constant watchful eye of medical personnel. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma, File)
June 16, 2018 - 7:46 pm
AIRDRIE, Alberta (AP) — The parents of a paralyzed Humboldt Broncos hockey player are preparing for the next phase of his recovery — his return home. Ryan Straschnitzki is undergoing physiotherapy at the Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia after being paralyzed from the chest down in a crash between...
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FILE - In this March 28, 2018, file photo, Arizona Coyotes' Max Domi (16) plays against the Vegas Golden Knights during an NHL hockey game in Las Vegas. The Coyotes have traded Domi to the Montreal Canadiens for Alex Galchenyuk in an exchange of young, talented players. The 23-year-old Domi had been one of the cornerstones of Arizona’s rebuilding project since the Coyotes selected him with the 12th overall pick in 2013. The son of former NHL tough guy Tie Domi, Max scored 18 goals and had 34 assists as a rookie in 2015-16, but his production has dipped the past two seasons. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
June 15, 2018 - 10:43 pm
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Max Domi had been a cornerstone of the Arizona Coyotes' rebuilding project in the desert. He was young, feisty, skilled and had a great hockey pedigree. Now the Coyotes have a new, young cornerstone who also happens to fill a need at center after trading Domi to the Montreal...
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