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Carolina Hurricanes' Steve Smith resigns as assistant coach

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes say Steve Smith has resigned as assistant coach. The team announced Smith's resignation Monday.
Anaheim Ducks to retire numbers of Kariya, Niedermayer

Anaheim Ducks to retire numbers of Kariya, Niedermayer

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Anaheim Ducks will retire the numbers of Paul Kariya and Scott Niedermayer during the upcoming season. Ducks owners Henry and Susan Samueli announced the honours for the two Hockey Hall of Famers on Monday. Teemu Selanne's No.

Sabres sign top pick Rasmus Dahlin to entry-level deal

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Sabres have signed top draft pick Rasmus Dahlin to a three-year, entry-level contract. Buffalo selected the 18-year-old defenceman from Sweden with the first pick in last month's draft.

Islanders agree to 1-year deal with forward Jan Kovar

NEW YORK — The New York Islanders have agreed to a one-year, $2 million contract with forward Jan Kovar. Kovar chose the Islanders among several teams interested in signing him.

Canadiens hire former NHL defenceman Luke Richardson as assistant coach

MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens have hired Luke Richardson as an assistant coach. The Ottawa native spent last season as an assistant coach with the New York Islanders.

Sharks sign D Dylan DeMelo to two-year, $1.8 million deal

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The San Jose Sharks have re-signed defenceman Dylan DeMelo to a two-year, $1.8 million deal. The 25-year old had a career-best 20 points — all on assists — in a career-high 63 games. He also had an assist in 10 playoff games.

Golden Knights sign D Colin Miller to 4-year deal

LAS VEGAS — The Vegas Golden Knights have signed defenceman Colin Miller to a four-year contract. The deal announced Saturday runs through the 2021-22 season and pays an average salary of $3.87 million.

Avalanche sign forward Matt Nieto to 2-year deal

DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche have agreed on a two-year deal with forward Matt Nieto. Nieto is coming off a season in which he scored a career-high 15 goals for the Avalanche. He also had his first career NHL hat trick on Oct. 24 against Dallas.
Veteran NHL forward Burrows retires after 13 seasons to take coaching job

Veteran NHL forward Burrows retires after 13 seasons to take coaching job

OTTAWA — Alex Burrows is entering the coaching ranks after announcing his retirement from the NHL as a player on Friday.
Maple Leafs give Tyler Ennis a shot, signing forward to one-year deal

Maple Leafs give Tyler Ennis a shot, signing forward to one-year deal

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs have added depth to their forward ranks with the addition of Tyler Ennis. The 28-year-old Edmonton native has signed a one-year, US$650,000 deal with the club.