SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle's NHL expansion team is close to an agreement with Hockey Hall of Famer Ron Francis to become its first general manager, a person with direct knowledge tells The Associated Press.TIM BOOTH (AP Sports Writer)
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Veteran defenseman Michael Del Zotto has agreed to a one-year contract to return to the Anaheim Ducks.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The Minnesota Wild have re-signed three restricted free agents: forwards Ryan Donato and Nico Sturm and defenseman Carson Soucy.
The Washington Capitals took care of their biggest remaining offseason priority Tuesday by re-signing winger Jakub Vrana to a $6.7 million, two-year contract. Vrana had been a restricted free agent and will count $3.35 million against the salary…STEPHEN WHYNO (AP Hockey Writer)
The Chicago Blackhawks traded Artem Anisimov to Ottawa on Tuesday in exchange for Zack Smith, a swap of 31-year-old forwards. Anisimov played four seasons for the Blackhawks, scoring 77 goals and adding 78 assists in 291 games, including 15 goals…