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Blue Jackets lock up top-line centre Wennberg for 6 years

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed free-agent centre Alexander Wennberg to a six-year, $29.4 million contract.
Penguins' Josh Archibald has three-week-old baby baptized in Stanley Cup

Penguins' Josh Archibald has three-week-old baby baptized in Stanley Cup

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Josh Archibald spent his day with the Stanley Cup in a unique way earlier this week.
Naming rights for arenas is the norm: Why Scotiabank bet $800M on NHL stadium

Naming rights for arenas is the norm: Why Scotiabank bet $800M on NHL stadium

VANCOUVER — Scotiabank's $800-million deal for the naming rights to the Air Canada Centre, home of the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs, is the latest move by a corporation to corner the sponsorship market of the country's national pastime.

NHL, NHLPA donate $200,000 to tropical storm Harvey relief efforts

NEW YORK — The NHL and the NHL Players' Association are making a joint donation of US$200,000 to aid relief efforts in the Houston area as tropical storm Harvey has caused intense flooding and damage.
Doan a picture of stability for Coyotes franchise in uncertain terrain

Doan a picture of stability for Coyotes franchise in uncertain terrain

No matter how uncertain the future seemed in Phoenix, Shane Doan remained committed to the Coyotes. That's just the kind of guy he is, according to the club's formal general manager.
Coyotes captain Shane Doan calls it a career

Coyotes captain Shane Doan calls it a career

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Arizona Coyotes captain Shane Doan is retiring after 21 seasons with the same franchise. The Coyotes announced Doan's retirement on Wednesday.
Scotiabank adds to its stadium name collection as ACC becomes Scotiabank Arena

Scotiabank adds to its stadium name collection as ACC becomes Scotiabank Arena

TORONTO — For Scotiabank, the attraction was simple. In a country where hockey is king, having your name up in lights on the home of the Maple Leafs is where you want to be.
Leaner Ovechkin makes early debut at Caps' summer workouts

Leaner Ovechkin makes early debut at Caps' summer workouts

ARLINGTON, Va. — A slimmer, trimmer-looking Alex Ovechkin is back on the ice for summer workouts more than two weeks before the start of training camp.
Russian winger Zaripov cleared to pursue NHL contract

Russian winger Zaripov cleared to pursue NHL contract

Danis Zaripov will get the chance to take his talents to North America after the NHL approved the Russian winger's eligibility following a doping ban in the Kontinental Hockey League and international play.

Butcher believes he is ready to play for Devils right now

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Will Butcher believes he is ready to play for the New Jersey Devils right now. A day after signing a two-year, $1.