Red Wings Add Goaltender Jack Campbell

DETROIT, MI – The Detroit Red Wings today signed goaltender Jack Campbell to a one-year contract with an average annual value of $775,000 and signed center Sheldon Dries to a two-year, two-way contract.

Campbell, 32, split the 2023-24 season between the Edmonton Oilers and American Hockey League’s Bakersfield Condors. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound goaltender made five appearances with the Oilers during the 2023-24 campaign, while posting an 18-13-1 record with a 2.63 goals-against average, a 0.918 save percentage and three shutouts in 33 games with the Condors. Campbell spent the entire 2022-23 season with the Oilers, showing a 21-9-4 record with a 3.41 goals-against average, an 0.888 save percentage and one shutout in 36 regular-season games, in addition to a 1-0 record with a 1.01 goals-against average and a 0.961 save percentage in four relief appearances during the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Originally selected by the Dallas Stars in the first round (11th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Campbell has logged a 93-52-18 record with a 2.76 goals-against average, a 0.909 save percentage and 10 shutouts in 176 games with the Stars, Toronto Maple Leafs, Los Angeles Kings and Oilers. He has also racked up a 117-82-26 record with a 2.72 goals-against average, a 0.911 save percentage and 17 shutouts in 235 AHL games with the Texas Stars, Ontario Reign and Condors, winning a Calder Cup championship with Texas in 2014.

Max Jones: Earns two-year contract With the Bruin’s

BOSTON, MA – Max Jones signed a two-year, $2 million contract with the Bruins Monday, according to Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald.

Jones had five goals, 15 points, 33 PIM and 125 hits in 52 appearances with Anaheim in 2023-24. The Ducks decided against making him a qualifying offer, which is how the 26-year-old became an unrestricted free agent. Jones will likely get an opportunity to play regularly on Boston’s fourth line.

Canes Ink Two-Time Lady Bing Winner Jaccob Slavin To Eight-Year, $51.69 Million Extension

RALEIGH, NC – Eric Tulsky, General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has re-signed defenseman Jaccob Slavin to an eight-year contract extension. The deal, which will begin in 2025-26 and run through the 2032-33 NHL season, will pay Slavin $51.69 million.

“Jaccob might be the best defender in the NHL, and he has already cemented himself as one of the best players to ever put on a Hurricanes uniform,” said Tulsky. “He is a crucial leader for our team, both on and off the ice, and keeping him in Carolina long term was a top priority.”

Hurricanes agree to 5 year deal with defenceman Sean Walker

RALEIGH, NC – The Carolina Hurricanes are bolstering their blue line with defenceman Sean Walker.

The 29-year-old spent last season split between the Philadelphia Flyers and Colorado Avalanche. In 81 games, Walker had 10 goals and 29 points while averaging 19:14 of ice time.

In six seasons with the Avalanche, Flyers and Los Angeles Kings, the Keswick, Ont., native has 26 goals and 96 points in 313 regular season games.

Oilers land industrious winger they have long needed in Viktor Arvidsson

EDMONTON, AB – The Mattias Ekholm trade was gold. If his buddy Viktor Arvidsson turns out to be anything close, it’s another excellent add of a veteran Swedish player to the Edmonton Oilers roster.

“I’ll take the fault for that (signing). I think he’s a great player,” Ekholm said over the phone from Sweden, with a laugh. “I think he’s going to be a great add for us.”

Arvidsson, 31, is an industrious, middle-six right winger who plays the game on the inside and scores big goals. He has a recent injury history, but promised to deliver as the Oilers’ top signing on July 1.

Utah Hockey Club Signs Defenseman Ian Cole to One-Year Contract

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Utah Hockey Club announced today the signing of defenseman Ian Cole to a one-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

“Ian is a proven winner and a true professional on and off the ice,” said Bill Armstrong, general manager of Utah Hockey Club. “He has a great work ethic and is an excellent role model for our younger players. We’re thrilled to have him signed to our organization.”

The 35-year-old Cole registered 2-9-11 and 61 penalty minutes (PIM) in 78 games and two assists in 13 playoff games with the Vancouver Canucks in 2023-24. Cole led the team with 166 blocked shots last season, his third-highest total of his 14-year NHL career.

Columbus Blue Jackets sign Dylan Gambrell to one-year deal

COLUMBUS, OH – The Columbus Blue Jackets announced the signing of centre Dylan Gambrell to a one-year, two-way contract.

The deal is reportedly worth $775,000 at the NHL level.

Gambrell, 27, has 17 goals and 23 assists for 40 points in 233 career NHL games with the Ottawa Senators and San Jose Sharks since 2017-23.

Avalanche Add Calle Rosen to its Defensive Depth

DENVER, CO – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the organization has signed defenseman Calle Rosen to a one-year contract for the upcoming 2024-25 season.

Rosen, 30, re-joins the Avalanche organization after splitting the 2019-20 campaign with the Avalanche and AHL’s Colorado Eagles. He appeared in eight games for the parent club and 35 games for the Eagles that season. With the Eagles, Rosen registered 15 points (3g/12a).