NHL News: Coyotes, Sabres, Avs, Red Wings, Sharks, Maple Leafs and Capitals

NHL News: Coyotes, Sabres, Avs, Red Wings, Sharks, Maple Leafs and Capitals

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The San Jose Sharks officially sign Evander Kane to a seven year contract
On the Arizona Coyotes …

Arizona Coyotes: The Coyotes have signed defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin to a one-year, two-way contract.

Craig Morgan: Ilya Lyubushkin’s will get $832,000 in the NHL, $70,000 in the AHL, a $92,500 signing bonus and up to $425,000 in performance bonuses.

On the Buffalo Sabres …

Bill Hoppe: The Sabres have signed Rasmus Asplund to a three-year entry-level deal.

On the Colorado Avalanche …

Adrian Dater: The Avs sign Gabriel Bourque to a one-year deal with $950,000.

On the Detroit Red Wings …

Helene St. James: The Red Wings won’t be offering 2016 5th round pick Jordan Sambrook an entry-level contract.

On Kevin Klein

Chris Johnston: Former NHL defenseman Kevin Klein signed another deal with Zurich Lions in the Swiss league.

On the San Jose Sharks …

Cap Friendly: The Sharks sign forward Evander Kane to a seven-year extension with a $7 million AAV. Salary breakdown.

2018-19: $9M (3M SB)
2019-20: $8M (2M SB)
2020-21: $6M (3M SB)
2021-22: $7M
2022-23: $7M (2M SB)
2023-24: $6M
2024-25: $6M (2M SB)
Includes a Modified NTC (3 team trade list)

Cap Friendly: Comparables for Kane’s contract.

K. Okposo (BUF) 7 x $6M
M. Lucic (EDM) 7 x $6M
B. Ryan (OTT) 7 x $7.25M
K. Turris (NSH) 6 x $6M
D. Krejci (BOS) 6 x $7.25M

On the Toronto Maple Leafs …

Dhiren Mahiban: The Maple Leafs will not be signing draft pick Keaton Middleton by the June 1st deadline and he’ll be re-entering the draft.

Dhiren Mahiban: The agent for Hamilton (OHL) defenseman Nicolas Mattinen said that he’s talking to the Maple Leafs about an entry-level contract.

Leafs PR: The Maple Leafs have promoted Brandon Pridham to assistant general manager. He’ll continue to assist in the salary cap analysis, contract negotiations, and the CBA interpretation.

Leafs PR: The Maple Leafs have hired Laurence Gilman as an assistant GM. His roles will include “player personnel, managing the club’s player development department & farm system, and overseeing the organization’s top prospects as GM of the Toronto Marlies.”

Kristen Shilton: Gilman was the Vancouver Canucks assistant GM from 2008 to 2015, and an Arizona Coyotes assistant GM from 2002 to 2007. In 2016 he was on the NHL expansion draft rules and regulation committee.

On the Washington Capitals …

Tarik El-Bashir: Coach Barry Trotz said that he thinks Devante Smith-Pelly is going to be fine. As Smith-Pelly was leaving the arena last night he gave a thumbs up as he walked out.