Florida Panthers defenseman Jay Bouwmeester pleaded guilty to one count of impaired driving. Judge Michael Allen fined the player $1,000 Tuesday and banned him from driving for a year. The 23-year-old Bouwmeester, who makes $2.25 million this year, was arrested during the summer of 2006 near a popular nightclub area in Edmonton.
Center Jeremy Roenick signed a one-year contract with the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday, postponing retirement for another shot at a Stanley Cup. The nine-time All-Star’s career seemed over after he scored only 28 points in 70 games with the Phoenix Coyotes last season. The 37-year-old center has 495 goals and 675 assists in an
The local group that put down a $10 million nonrefundable deposit to buy the Nashville Predators for $193 million signed a deal Friday that includes the purchase agreement with current owner Craig Leipold. The deal had to be finalized by Friday before the local group’s exclusive negotiating rights expired.
Patrick Marleau agreed to a two-year, $12.6 million contract extension with the San Jose Sharks on Friday, keeping the longtime captain with the club through 2010. After months of negotiations and public speculation on Marleau’s future, he finalized a deal two weeks before training camp opens to stay with the club that drafted him in
The Stanley Cup champion Anaheim Ducks have capped season ticket sales at 15,000 and opened a waiting list for all future orders. The team made the move to give fans a chance to purchase single-game tickets for the upcoming season. Those tickets go on sale Sept. 15. “We have decided to cap season seat sales
The Dallas Stars have re-signed left wing Jussi Jokinen to a two-year deal. Jokinen’s two-year deal is worth about $1.8 million per season. The 24-year-old Jokinen was one of three Stars to appear in all 82 games last season. He finished with 14 goals and 34 assists, which ranked fifth on the team. He has
The Los Angeles Kings have added former Boston and Detroit head coach Dave Lewis to their coaching staff. The 54-year-old Lewis has served as a head coach or assistant coach in the NHL for the past two decades. He earlier played 15 seasons in the league, including three with the Kings from 1979-83. The Bruins
The Colorado Avalanche signed defenseman Brett Clark to a two-year contract extension through the 2009-10 season. Clark, 30, set career highs with 82 games, 10 goals and 29 assists last season. “Brett has been an instrumental part of our team’s overall success,” general manager Francois Giguere said Monday.
The Stanley Cup champion Anaheim Ducks have signed Chris Kunitz to a four-year, $14.9 million contract extension, putting the left wing under contract through the 2011-12 season. Kunitz had 25 goals and 35 assists in 81 games last season and one goal and five assists in 13 playoff games, missing eight because of injuries.
Milan Michalek agreed to a six-year, $26 million contract extension with the San Jose Sharks on Friday, keeping the talented young forward in teal through 2014. The Czech, a 22-year-old right wing, is considered a rising star after just two full NHL campaigns. He was San Jose’s fourth-leading scorer last year, compiling career highs of
The last of three men who ran an illegal sports gambling ring was sentenced to two-years’ probation Friday. James Ulmer, 42, was charged with conspiracy and promoting gambling and faced six months to a year in county jail under a plea agreement for his role in the bookmaking operation with links to the NHL and
The Florida Panthers agreed to a six-year contract extension with center Stephen Weiss on Thursday. Weiss, 24, recorded 20 goals and 28 assists this past season. The Toronto native has played in 249 games for Florida and scored 48 goals with 73 assists in his career. The team did not release the terms of the