Found July 05, 2013 on The Hockey House:
The Vancouver Canucks have signed forward/defenseman Yannick Weber to a one year, $650K deal. Weber was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the 3rd round (73rd overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, and was the first player in franchise history to wear jersey No. 68. The Canadiens signed Weber to a three-year entry-level contract in the summer of 2008. He spent the majority of the [...]

New era? Or just a new wave of Vancouver Canucks?

Opening the window There’s been a fear since the Canucks early playoff exit that the window for this core to bring a Stanley Cup to Vancouver had perhaps a few years left until old age spoiled them. The Canucks weren’t getting younger with an average age of 28.9, and with few bluechip prospects in the pipeline, comparisons to the Calgary Flames’ long slide after the 2004 cup...

Canucks Free Agent Frenzy Targets

Free agent frenzy begins tomorrow morning at 9am and the Canucks will need to find a bargain. Vancouver is already committed to 9 forwards, 5 defencemen and 2 goalies for a total cap hit of $56.8 million. That leaves about $7.5 million of a cap space to spend on 4 forwards and 3 defencemen. That means it’s going to be a tight squeeze. For simplicity, lets assume the Canucks re...

Canadiens sign F Stefan Fournier to 3-year deal

The Montreal Canadiens have signed free agent forward Stefan Fournier to a three-year contract. Fournier had 35 goals and 72 points for Memorial Cup-champion Halifax of the QMJHL this past season. He added 16 goals and 13 assists in 17 playoff games, including three points in the tournament final in May. The 6-foot-3, 212-pounder from Dorval, Que., also led Halifax with 100 penalty...

Canucks add Richardson, Weber

The Vancouver Canucks added some depth on the first day of free agency, signing defenseman Yannick Weber and forward Brad Richardson. Richardson has 43 goals and 62 assists in 391 career games with Colorado and Los Angeles. He won a Stanley Cup with the Kings in the 2011-12 season. He had a goal and five assists in 16 games for the Kings last season. Weber spent the past five...

Danny Briere, Canadiens Agree to Terms on Two-Year Contract

Danny Briere has become the latest big-name NHLer to switch teams this offseason. The 35-year-old center agreed to a two-year deal with the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday. He cannot officially sign until the NHL’s free-agent period opens Friday. Briere, a native of Quebec, spent the last six season with Philadelphia, totaling 124 goals and 159 assists before the Flyers bought out...

Maxim Lapierre signs a two-year, $2.2 million deal with the Blues

The Blues have signed Maxim Lapierre to a two-year, $2.2 million contract. The average hit against the salary cap is $1.1 million (math is fun!), but the center will earn $1 million in 2013-14 and $1.2 million in 2014-15, per Bob McKenzie.  The Blues have been in desperate need for help down the middle of the ice. They've addressed that need - to an extent - by signing...

Michael Ryder signs with Devils

Per the Newark Star-Ledger's Rich Chere: Devils have signed Michael Ryder. — Rich Chere (@Ledger_NJDevils) July 5, 2013 Ryder signed a 2-year contract — Rich Chere (@Ledger_NJDevils) July 5, 2013 "@Ledger_NJDevils: Ryder signed a 2-year contract"/As per @DarrenDreger, AAV of $3.5M. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 5, 2013...

Maxim Lapierre Signs With The Blues

Maxim Lapierre signed a 2 year contract with Blues. #RDS — Renaud Lavoie (@RenLavoieRDS) July 5, 2013   Max Lapierre's deal with STL is for two years and a total of $2.2M. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 5, 2013

Canadiens acquire enforcer Parros

The Montreal Canadiens acquired enforcer George Parros from the Florida Panthers on Friday. Montreal sent prospect Philippe Lefebvre and a 2014 seventh-round pick to Florida for the 6-foot-5, 228-pound Parros. It is the same seventh rounder Montreal acquired from the Panthers at the NHL draft last week. He had one goal, one assist and 57 penalty minutes last season. In 452 NHL...

Daniel Briere lands with the Montreal Canadiens

Veteran scorer Daniel Briere didn’t want to leave Philadelphia. But he found a happy ending after his compliance buyout from the Flyers on the last two years of his eight-year, $52 million contract.He agreed to a two-year, $8 million deal with the Montreal Canadiens. That is a nice payout for a 35-year-old forward who will also draw checks from Philadelphia for not playing there...

Blues, Roy agree to deal, pending physical

Derek Roy has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the St. Louis Blues, pending a physical for the veteran forward. The Blues have been looking for a top center since before the trade deadline, and they hope they found one in Roy. The pending deal was announced by the team Saturday. The 30-year-old Roy split last season between the Dallas Stars and Vancouver Canucks and finished...

Mike Santorelli Signed By The Vancouver Canucks by   Steven Ellis

In what looks like another depth signing, the Vancouver Canucks have signed centreman Mike Santorelli to a contract. Santorelli was originally selected by Nashville 178th overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. The 27 year old forward split the 2012.13 season with the Winnipeg Jets, Florida Panthers, San Antonio Rampage and Tingsryds AIF (during the NHL lockout). Santorelli had two...

Canucks Sign Depth Defenseman Alex Biega by   Steven Ellis

The Vancouver Canucks have signed defenseman Alex Biega. Biega was selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, but was not able to sign a professional contract until after he completed his NCAA play. Upon graduation, on May 27, 2010, Biega was signed by the Sabres to a two-year contract. On October 9, 2010 Biega made his professional debut playing in the American [...]

Brad Richardson Heading To Vancouver by   Steven Ellis

The Vancouver Canucks have signed Brad Richardson to a two year deal worth $1.15M per. Richardson was drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He played his first professional season in the 2005–06 season, splitting the year between the Lowell Lock Monsters of the AHL and making his debut in the NHL with the Avalanche. Richardson’s best year with...

Wild Agrees To Terms With Defenseman Keith Ballard by   Steven Ellis

Just after getting bought out earlier this week by the Vancouver Canucks, defenseman Keith Ballard has agreed to terms on a brand new two year deal with the Minnesota Wild. The deal becomes official tomorrow at noon EST. Ballard tallied a pair of assists, a -2 rating and 29 penalty minutes in his 36 games. Ballard was also just sixth [...]
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