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Predators sign Colton Sissons to 7-year, $20M contract

NASHVILLE — The Nashville Predators have avoided arbitration with Colton Sissons by signing the forward to a seven-year, $20 million contract.
Calgary, Flames take another shot at a new NHL arena, agree to terms

Calgary, Flames take another shot at a new NHL arena, agree to terms

CALGARY — A new NHL arena in Calgary is closer to becoming a reality. The city, the Calgary Flames and the Calgary Stampede have agreed on terms for an event centre that would become the new home for the Flames and replace the 36-year-old Saddledome.

Penguins sign F Zach Aston-Reese to 2-year deal

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins and forward Zach Aston-Reese avoided arbitration on Monday, agreeing to a two-year deal that runs through the 2020-21 season. The deal is worth $1 million annually.
Jets sign defenceman Neal Pionk to two-year, $US6-million contract

Jets sign defenceman Neal Pionk to two-year, $US6-million contract

WINNIPEG — Defenceman Neal Pionk has signed a two-year, US$6-million contract with the Winnipeg Jets. The Jets announced the signing of the restricted free agent on Sunday. The deal carries an average annual value of $3 million.
Reports: Edmonton Oilers trade Milan Lucic to Calgary Flames for James Neal

Reports: Edmonton Oilers trade Milan Lucic to Calgary Flames for James Neal

CALGARY — The Edmonton Oilers have dealt Milan Lucic to the Calgary Flames for fellow veteran forward James Neal. The Flames confirmed the deal on Friday night. Calgary also gets a conditional third round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft.
Calgary city council to discuss arena proposal behind closed doors

Calgary city council to discuss arena proposal behind closed doors

Calgary's city council is to discuss a proposed deal for a new event centre that would be home to the NHL's Calgary Flames.
Rangers agree to contract terms with new defenceman Trouba

Rangers agree to contract terms with new defenceman Trouba

NEW YORK — The New York Rangers have agreed to terms with restricted free agent defenceman Jacob Trouba, who they acquired from Winnipeg in a major off-season trade.
Charles Hudon signs one-year deal with Montreal Canadiens

Charles Hudon signs one-year deal with Montreal Canadiens

MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens have signed forward Charles Hudon to a one-year, US$800,000 contract. Hudon, 25, had three goals and two assists in 32 games with the Canadiens last season.
Mitch Marner mum on contract talks with Maple Leafs at his charity event

Mitch Marner mum on contract talks with Maple Leafs at his charity event

VAUGHAN, Ont. — Mitch Marner's summer has already included wakesurfing tricks and throwing a big-time charity event. What's yet to materialize for the restricted free agent winger is a new contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Ron Francis has big hopes as GM of Seattle's new NHL club

Ron Francis has big hopes as GM of Seattle's new NHL club

SEATTLE — Ron Francis has all kinds of eye-popping statistics attached to his Hall of Fame career. He averaged more than point a game, is second in NHL history in assists behind Wayne Gretzky and fifth in career points.