2:49 AM EDT, Thu September 23, 2021
8 hours ago

Los Angeles Kings Cal Petersen Signs Extension

The Los Angeles Kings announced today that goaltender Cal Petersen signs an extension good for three years. The contract is worth an average annual value of $5 million and takes effect in the 2022-23 season. CAL P3TER5ON!!! The LA Kings have signed goaltender @CalPetersen40 to a three-year contract. — LA Kings (@LAKings) September 22, 2021 […] The post Los Angeles Kings Cal Petersen Signs Extension appeared first on Last Word On Hockey.
16 hours ago

RFA Rasmus Dahlin Signed with Buffalo Sabres

The Buffalo Sabres signed Rasmus Dahlin, their restricted free agent defenseman, to a three-year contract worth $18 million, or $6 million per season. This contract carries him through the 2023-24 season. IT’S DONE!
17 hours ago

NHL Rumours: Vancouver Canucks, Carolina Hurricanes and Sami Niku

Welcome back to another edition of NHL Rumours from the crew at Last Word on Hockey. Teams are gearing up for the start of training camp to make the final decisions on their opening night rosters. Some teams still have some stars unsigned which is becoming more and more concerning as we inch closer to […] The post NHL Rumours: Vancouver Canucks, Carolina Hurricanes and Sami Niku appeared first on Last Word On Hockey.
17 hours ago

Puck Drop Preview: 2021-22 Edmonton Oilers

Welcome to our latest series here at Last Word on Hockey. The Puck Drop Preview series takes you through each team as the season is fast approaching. The preview will focus on the narratives surrounding the team ending last year, during the offseason, and heading into the 2021-22 season. Puck Drop Preview also focuses on what the […] The post Puck Drop Preview: 2021-22 Edmonton Oilers appeared first on Last Word On Hockey.
Sep 21, 2021

Robert Thomas Re-Signs With the St. Louis Blues

The St. Louis Blues have re-signed restricted free agent forward Robert Thomas to a 2-year contract worth $5.6 million, averaging $2.8 million per season. This contract carries him through the 2022-23 season. 2x$2.8 https://t.co/BmY3Ko5Ae5 — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) September 22, 2021 Robert Thomas Re-Signs With the Blues Over his three-year NHL career, he has 22 […] The post Robert Thomas Re-Signs With the St. Louis Blues appeared first on Last Word On Hockey.
Sep 21, 2021

Columbus Blue Jackets Extend Goaltender Elvis Merzlikins Contract

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed goaltender Elvis Merzlikins to a five-year, $27 million contract extension. He still has one year left in his two-year, $8 million contract signed in 2020. The new contract carries a $5.54 million AAV starting in the 2022-23 season. It has a 10-team no-trade clause. Five more years of Elvis […] The post Columbus Blue Jackets Extend Goaltender Elvis Merzlikins Contract appeared first on Last Word On Hockey.
Sep 21, 2021

Kirill Kaprizov Re-Signed by Minnesota Wild

Winger Kirill Kaprizov has been re-signed by the Minnesota Wild to a 5 year, 45 million dollar contract. This contract carries him through the 2025-26 season. The #mnwild today signed Kirill Kaprizov to a five-year, $45 million contract ($9 million AAV) that goes through the 2025-26 season. pic.twitter.com/vi5DTuR84f — Minnesota Wild PR (@mnwildPR) September 21, […] The post Kirill Kaprizov Re-Signed by Minnesota Wild appeared first on Last Word On Hockey.
Sep 21, 2021

Sportsnet’s Jim Hughson Retires After 42 Years

Sportsnet announced that play-by-play man Jim Hughson has retired after 42 years in the business. Hughson has been part of the Hockey Night in Canada coverage and the lead play-by-play man. After 42 years, Hall of Fame PxP commentator Jim Hughson has announced his retirement from broadcasting. As one of Canadas iconic hockey voices, Jim […] The post Sportsnet’s Jim Hughson Retires After 42 Years appeared first on Last Word On Hockey.
Sep 21, 2021

Kevin Hayes, Sam Morin Injured

The Philadelphia Flyers have announced that centre Kevin Hayes underwent abdominal surgery today and will miss 6-8 weeks. Defenceman and teammate Sam Morin will also be out 6-8 weeks after surgery to remove loose bodies from his right knee.  INJURY UPDATES: -Kevin Hayes (abdominal surgery on Sept. 21 – out 6-8 weeks) -Samuel Morin (right knee […] The post Kevin Hayes, Sam Morin Injured appeared first on Last Word On Hockey.
Sep 21, 2021

2021 TSP: Boston Bruins Prospects

Welcome to the 2021 Top Shelf Prospects series. As we go through the Summer of 2021 LWOH will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. You can find all the articles here.  Since we had an extensive NHL Draft preview, we will not be reviewing the players who were drafted in […] The post 2021 TSP: Boston Bruins Prospects appeared first on Last Word On Hockey.
Sep 21, 2021

Detroit Red Wings Preseason Preview

If you blinked too fast, you probably missed the NHL Prospect Tournament. The short-lived three-game series saw the Detroit Red Wings go 1-2, with numerous highlights from names like Joe Veleno and Lucas Raymond. In just a little over a week’s time, the Red Wings will gear up to start the preseason against the Chicago […] The post Detroit Red Wings Preseason Preview appeared first on Last Word On Hockey.
Sep 21, 2021

Puck Drop Preview: 2021-22 Detroit Red Wings

Welcome to our latest series here at Last Word on Hockey. The Puck Drop Preview series takes you through each team as the season is fast approaching. The preview will focus on the narratives surrounding the team ending last year, during the offseason, and heading into the 2021-22 season. Puck Drop Preview also focuses on what […] The post Puck Drop Preview: 2021-22 Detroit Red Wings appeared first on Last Word On Hockey.
Sep 20, 2021

Alex Kerfoot To Be a Large Part of Maple Leafs Success This Season

The Toronto Maple Leafs bring in low-risk, high-reward players in bunches almost every offseason due to limited cap space. Nothing about the team’s lineup outside of the “big four” forwards next season is very clear. However, one player that is set to continue to make strides in his development next season is Alex Kerfoot. Coming […] The post Alex Kerfoot To Be a Large Part of Maple Leafs Success This Season appeared first on Last Word On Hockey.
Sep 20, 2021

Vancouver Canucks Training Camp Battles: Forward

With the Vancouver Canucks training camp getting underway this week, we still have time to look at the spots available to the players. We covered the left defenceman spot available already. We talked – briefly – about the huge changes that went on in the Canucks top-nine as well. We’re running with the assumption that […] The post Vancouver Canucks Training Camp Battles: Forward appeared first on Last Word On Hockey.
Sep 20, 2021

Travis Zajac Retires As A Member Of The New Jersey Devils

The New Jersey Devils are signing long-time centre Travis Zajac to a one-day contract to retire as a member of the Devils organization. Travis Zajac calls it a career. But he’s just getting started in Jersey. RELEASE: https://t.co/If5hHtQ7Do pic.twitter.com/8aWGERm49K — New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) September 20, 2021 Travis Zajac Retires With The Devils After being […] The post Travis Zajac Retires As A Member Of The New Jersey Devils appeared first on Last Word On Hockey.