NHL News

Brian Lashoff    D  Wings



Lashoff signed on the dotted line with the Red Wings on a two-year, two-way contract extension, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.


Jun 28 - 9:17 PM

Kevin Boyle    G  Ducks



Boyle signed a one-year extension with the Ducks on Wednesday, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.


Jun 28 - 9:17 PM

Chris Neil    W  Senators



According to TSN's Darren Dreger, Chris Neil will play in the NHL next season. The Senators have already said that they have no interest in bringing him back, but Dreger reports that there are a number of teams that are interested in his services. Neil had just one goal and four points in 53 games this season, but he can provide hits and PIMs to your fantasy squad if he can play regularly. The 38-year-old is on his last legs in the NHL.

Brian Lashoff    D  Red Wings



The Detroit Red Wings have reportedly signed Brian Lashoff to a two-year, two-way deal. His new contract will pay him $650,000 if he sticks in the NHL. The 26-year-old played in just five games with the Red Wings last season. He finished with no points and a minus-3 rating. Lashoff added three goals and eight assists in 62 AHL games. He doesn't have an ounce of fantasy value in him.

Steve Konowalchuk    W  Ducks



The Anaheim Ducks have hired Steve Konowalchuk and Mark Morrison as assistant coaches. Konowalchuk served as an assistant coach with the Colorado Avalanche from 2009 to 2011. He spent the last six years as the head coach of the WHL's Seattle Thunderbirds, who won the WHL title this season. Morrison had been serving as AHL Manitoba's assistant coach for the last six years.

NBC's Pro Hockey Talk

Jun 28 - 8:46 PM

Jordan Weal    C  Flyers



Pending unrestricted free agent Jordan Weal has met with the Canucks, Canadiens and Maple Leafs. TSN's Darren Dreger reports that there are also other teams interested in his services. The 25-year-old had 12 points in 23 games with the Flyers this season. He also added 47 points in 43 games in the AHL in 2016-17. Weal might not be the biggest name on the market, but he could be a sneaky-good pickup in free agency.

Andrei Svechnikov    W  



Andrei Svechnikov was chosen first overall by Barrie of the Ontario Hockey League in the 2017 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft on Wednesday. Svechnikov will be a top prospect for the 2018 NHL Entry Draft and could go first overall. He racked up 29 goals and 58 points in 48 games for the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the USHL last season. Svechnikov also starred for Russia at 2017 IIHF World Under-18 Championship. He is the younger brother of Detroit Red Wings prospect Evgeni Svechnikov.

Dion Phaneuf    D  Senators



Dion Phaneuf appears to be staying with the Senators. TSN's Darren Dreger reports that Ottawa plans to keep the veteran defenseman. Interest in Phaneuf around the league has slowed since the NHL Draft and the Senators already lost Marc Methot.


Jun 28 - 6:16 PM

Reid Duke    C  Golden Knights



Reid Duke is finally getting the chance to skate with some other Vegas hopefuls at the team's first development camp. Duke was the first player signed by the Golden Knights. "I've been waiting for this for three or four months now," he said. "It's exciting to get out, see the guys, even the fans. To see that many people here means a lot to us, and I'm just really happy to get things going." Duke wants to impress the team's brass and make the jump to the NHL in 2017-18.

Mikhail Sergachev    D  Lightning



Tampa Bay got their first look at Mikhail Sergachev when he took to the ice for development camp. "He's big and he's thick," said AHL Syracuse coach Benoit Groulx. "You can tell he's going to be an outstanding player, there's no doubt about it. He's mobile, passes the puck hard, shoots the puck. I was very impressed with him." Sergachev is excited to play for the Lightning and he could be on the roster as early as next season. However, he thinks he still has to get faster and stronger based on the four games he played for Montreal last season. Sergachev was obtained in the trade that sent Jonathan Drouin to the Canadiens and he has a bright future ahead of him.

Tampa Bay Times

Jun 28 - 6:02 PM