Posts Tagged Professional hockey

UND defenseman Jordan Schmaltz signs with St. Louis Blues

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — University of North Dakota hockey defenseman Jordan Schmaltz is skipping his senior season to turn pro.

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Coyotes sign Plachta to 1-year deal out of Germany

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes have signed German forward Matthias Plachta to a one-year entry-level contract Thursday.

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AP source: Sabres agree in principle to hire Dan Bylsma

Buffalo Sabres general manager Tim Murray, left, looks on as the Sabres new coach Dan Bylsma speaks during an NHL hockey news conference, Thursday, May 28, 2015, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The circumstances have changed for Dan Bylsma in taking over as coach of the young and rebuilding Buffalo Sabres.

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Sharks officially announce Peter DeBoer hired as new coach

In this Dec. 21, 2013, file photo, then-New Jersey Devils head coach Peter DeBoer directs his team in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals in Washington. The San Jose Sharks will hire Peter DeBoer as their new head coach.  A person familiar with the search said Wednesday, May 27, 2015,  that DeBoer will be formally introduced later this week. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the hire yet. ESPN first reported the move.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have officially hired former New Jersey and Florida coach Peter DeBoer to replace the departed Todd McLellan.

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Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom has hip surgery

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom has had hip surgery and the team expects him to be ready for next season.

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