Welcome to the PHT Morning Skate, a collection of links from around the hockey world. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.• Meet Beacon, the new mascot for the ECHL’s Maine Mariners. It’s jacked. [Mariners]• Ryan Ellis on leaving some money on the table after signing his
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Mariners officially have a mascot: Beacon the Puffin.Portland’s newest professional hockey franchise announced Wednesday that Beacon will be at all Mariners home games, and the mascot will make appearances in the community year-round.The Puffins was one of the five finalists in a contest to
Welcome to the PHT Morning Skate, a collection of links from around the hockey world. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at email@example.com.• The new Arizona State hockey jerseys are so, so pretty. [Sun Devils]• When did the marriage between the Carolina Hurricanes and Jeff Skinner go wrong?
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals filled out new coach Todd Reirden's staff Monday by hiring Scott Arniel and Reid Cashman as assistants.For all the continuity on their roster, the Capitals have undergone the most change behind the bench this summer. Coach Barry Trotz resigned
Welcome to the PHT Morning Skate, a collection of links from around the hockey world. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.• The Newfoundland Growlers, the new ECHL affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs, unveiled their new jerseys on Monday and they are sharp. [Growlers]• Newly re-signed
Restricted free agent forward Ryan Spooner and the New York Rangers agreed to a two-year contract on Tuesday.Multiple media outlets pegged the deal's value at an average of $4 million per year. Last season, he made $2,825,000.The sides avoided an arbitration hearing, with Spooner becoming the last of the Rangers'
The New York Rangers avoided arbitration by re-signing restricted free agent forward Kevin Hayes to a one-year contract, the team announced Monday.Hayes, 26, will earn $5.125 million next season, according to multiple reports. He is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent next summer. An arbitration hearing had been scheduled
The New York Rangers had four of their restricted free agents file for salary arbitration this summer.They have now avoided arbitration with three of them.After previously agreeing to terms with Jimmy Vesey and Brady Skjei, the Rangers announced on Monday evening that they have signed Kevin Hayes to a one-year
The New York Rangers avoided what could have been a tricky salary arbitration case by signing Brady Skjei to a six-year contract on Saturday. Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston reports that Skjei’s cap hit will be $5.25 million per season.Hockey Twitter is still probably batting the Tom Wilson contract around as we
Anthony Duclair is a bit embarrassed about bouncing around to various teams and taking a league-minimum, one-year deal.Duclair signed a $650,000 contract Friday for next season with the Columbus Blue Jackets, his fourth NHL team. He's been traded twice and last week became an unrestricted free agent when the Chicago
The Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals signed centers Jayson Megna and Michael Sgarbossa to one-year, two-way contracts Monday. The deals will carry an average annual value of $650,000 and $315,000 in the AHL, the club announced.Both have some NHL experience but are reportedly expected to spend plenty of time in
The Latest from NHL free agency (all times Eastern):5:30 p.m.After losing John Tavares to Toronto, the New York Islanders have agreed to a four-year, $12 million deal with former Maple Leafs forward Leo Komarov.The 31-year-old Komarov had seven goals and 12 assists in 74 games last season. For his career,
The Madison Square Garden Company announced on Wednesday it would explore a possible spinoff to create a separate, public company for its sports franchises, including the New York Knicks and New York Rangers. Shares of Madison Square Garden jumped close to 8 percent after the announcement. The proposed spinoff would