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Best wishes to Willy, Alex Pietrangelo has a new home and just how close was Marc-Andre Fleury to becoming a Hurricane?

St. Louis Blues v Vegas Golden Knights Photo by Jeff Bottari/NHLI via Getty Images

Update: The Hurricanes have signed forward Clark Bishop, one of four players who filed for arbitration, to a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Bishop $700,000 at the NHL level or $100,000 at the AHL level.

Bishop played five games for the Hurricanes last year, putting up one assist. He has one goal and four points in 25 career NHL games, and should serve once again as one of the top callups from the AHL should the team need an extra forward.

“Clark is a versatile, two-way center that knows our system well,” Don Waddell said in the team’s official release. “We look forward to him continuing his development this season.”

The Hurricanes have also signed one of last week’s draft picks, second rounder Vasiliy Ponomarev, to his three-year, entry-level contract.

This Week’s News


Reading Assignments

  • A few people around the Hurricanes organization chimed in on Justin Williams’ retirement:
  • The 11 biggest stories from the 2019-2020 season including one you may remember quite well. [Puck Junk]
  • Why Jesper Fast was the perfect pit for the Hurricanes. [The Athletic $]
  • The ECHL has announced plans to return in December with a slightly different format. [ECHL]
  • It appears Marc-Andre Fleury is staying put in Las Vegas:
  • While we now know the answer about Fleury getting traded, within this article you can learn just how close Fleury was to becoming a Hurricanes and which goalie the team was prepared to trade to make room. [The Athletic $]
  • Jonathan Toews is not happy about the direction the Blackhawks are headed. [NHL]
  • Alexis Lafreniere has agreed to a contract with the Rangers. [NHL]
  • Who are the winners and losers of free agency so far? [Yahoo]
  • The Islanders are energized by their future home which is set to open at the start of the 2021-22 season. [NHL]

Trade Tracker

There have been numerous trades made throughout the NHL since the draft finished up. Let’s review them:

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  • Colorado Avalanche acquire defenseman Devon Toews from New York Islanders in exchange for 2021 second-round draft pick, 2022 second-round draft pick.
  • Vancouver Canucks acquire defenseman Nate Schmidt from Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for 2022 third-round draft pick.

Free Agency Tracker

A look a the larger free agency signings through October 12th (For a complete list of all signings click here):

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  • Anaheim Ducks sign Kevin Shattenkirk to a three-year, $11.7 million contract.
  • Calgary Flames sign Jacob Markstrom to a six-year, $36 million contract.
  • Chicago Blackhawks sign Dominik Kubalik to a two-year, $7.4 million contract.
  • Chicago Blackhawks sign Malcolm Subban to a two-year, $1.7 million contract.
  • Dallas Stars sign Anton Khudobin to a three-year, $10 million contract.
  • Detroit Red Wings sign Bobby Ryan to a one-year, $1 million contract.
  • New Jersey Devils sign Corey Crawford to a two-year, $7.8 million contract
  • Ottawa Senators sign Matt Murray to a four-year, $25 million contract.
  • St. Louis Blues sign Torey Krug to seven-year, $45.5 million contract.
  • Toronto Maple Leafs sign T.J. Brodie to a four-year, $20 million contract.
  • Toronto Maple Leafs sign Wayne Simmonds to a one-year, $1.5 million contract.
  • Washington Capitals sign Henrik Lundqvist to a one-year, $1.5 million contract
  • Washington Capitals sign Justin Schultz to a two-year, $8 million contract.

10/10

  • Boston Bruins sign Craig Smith to a three-year, $9.3 million contract.
  • Carolina Hurricanes sign Jesper Fast to a three-year, $6 million contract.
  • Chicago Blackhawks sign Nikita Zadorov to a one-year, $3.2 million contract.
  • Colorado Avalanche sign Andre Burakovsky to a two-year, $9.8 million contract.
  • Colorado Avalanche sign Valeri Nichushkin to a two-year, $5 million contract.
  • Columbus Blue Jackets sign Mikko Koivu to a one-year, $1.5 million contract.
  • Detroit Red Wings sign Thomas Greiss to a two-year, $7.2 million contract.
  • Edmonton Oilers sign Tyson Barrie to one-year, $3.75 million contract.
  • San Jose Sharks sign Kevin Labanc to a four-year, $19 million contract.
  • Washington Capitals sign Trevor van Riemsdyk to a one-year, $800,000 contract.

10/11

  • Buffalo Sabres sign Taylor Hall to one-year, $8 million contract.
  • Dallas Stars re-sign Radek Faksa to five-year, $16.25 million contract.
  • Detroit Red Wings sign Vladislav Namestnikov to two-year, $4 million contract.
  • St. Louis Blues sign Kyle Clifford two-year, $2 million contract.
  • Toronto Maple Leafs sign Jimmy Vesey to a one-year, $900,000 contract.

10/12

  • Montreal Canadiens sign Tyler Toffoli to a four-year, $17 million contract.
  • Carolina Hurricanes sign Joakim Ryan to a one-year, $700,000 contract.
  • Chicago Blackhawks sign Lucas Wallmark to a one-year, $950,000 contract.
  • New York Rangers sign Alexis Lafreniere to a three-year, $11.325 million contract.
  • Philadelphia Flyers sign Erik Gustafsson to a one-year, $3 million contract.
  • Vegas Golden Knights sign Alex Pietrangelo to a seven-year, $62 million contract.