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Ron Francis, center, is presented with a hockey jersey by Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, left, as Seattle Hockey Partners CEO Tod Leiweke looks on Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Seattle, as Francis is introduced as the first general manager for Seattle's yet-to-be-named NHL expansion team. Francis, a Hall of Famer and a two-time Stanley Cup winner, will have complete control of operations under Leiweke when the team debuts in 2021. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
July 18, 2019 - 4:44 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Ron Francis has all kinds of eye-popping statistics attached to his Hall of Fame career. He averaged more than point a game, is second in NHL history in assists behind Wayne Gretzky and fifth in career points. When CEO Tod Leiweke and the ownership group of the Seattle NHL expansion...
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July 18, 2019 - 1:58 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's NHL expansion team has announced its general manager — Ron Francis, a Hall of Famer and a two-time Stanley Cup winner. He will have complete control of operations under Seattle Hockey Partners CEO Tod Leiweke. The yet-to-be-named team will debut in 2021. This is Francis'...
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FILE - In this May 5, 2014, file photo, Ron Francis, at the time the general manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, takes questions from members of the media during a news conference in Raleigh, N.C. Seattle’s NHL expansion team is close to an agreement with Francis to become its first general manager, a person with direct knowledge tells The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday, July 16, 2019, because the team had not made an announcement. The expansion Seattle franchise is set to begin play in the 2021-22 season as the NHL’s 32nd team.(AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
July 16, 2019 - 10:32 pm
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. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the team had not made an announcement...
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Tom Puckett
July 15, 2019 - 1:27 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo Sabres have signed Dylan Cozens to an entry level three year contract. Cozens was chosen by the Sabres 7th overall in this year's draft. In his second full season with Lethbridge, Cozens also ranked in the top 10 among WHL skaters in even-strength assists (10th, 34)...
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Tom Puckett
July 12, 2019 - 1:27 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed forward Johan Larsson to a one-year contract with an AAV of $1.55 million. Larsson (5’11”, 202 lbs., 7/25/1992) recently completed his seventh NHL season and recorded 14 points (6+8) in 73 games. Larsson, who played one game...
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Alex Morgan, a member of the U.S women's national soccer team, accepts the award for best female athlete at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
July 11, 2019 - 9:01 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. women's national soccer team celebrated its Women's World Cup victory on both coasts Wednesday, honored with a ticker tape parade in New York City before jetting to the West Coast and collecting trophies at The ESPYS. Alex Morgan won female athlete of the year and shared...
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Tom Puckett
July 09, 2019 - 5:00 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo Sabres send their top draft pick of 2016 to Chicago. The Sabres are acquiring defenseman Henri Jokiharju for Alexander Nylander. We have acquired defenseman Henri Jokiharju from the @NHLBlackhawks in exchange for forward Alexander Nylander. Details: https://t.co/...
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July 06, 2019 - 11:24 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Buffalo Sabres announced Saturday they signed forward Marcus Johansson to a two-year, $9 million contract. Johansson began last season with the New Jersey Devils and was traded to the Boston Bruins at the NHL Trade Deadline. He scored 30 points in 58 combined regular...
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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2018, file photo, Carolina Hurricanes' Sebastian Aho (20) gathers in the puck in front of Vancouver Canucks' Nikolay Goldobin (77) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C. The Montreal Canadiens have tendered an offer sheet to Carolina Hurricanes restricted free agent forward Sebastian Aho. The offer sheet is worth $42.27 million over five years, an annual salary cap hit of $8.54 million. If Carolina does not match it, the Canadiens must send a first-, second- and third-round pick to the Hurricanes. It's the first offer sheet in the NHL since 2013. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker, File)
July 02, 2019 - 2:05 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes are keeping star forward Sebastian Aho and say they will match the $42 million offer sheet the Montreal Canadiens tendered him. General manager Don Waddell announced the decision Tuesday, less than 24 hours after the Canadiens extended their offer to the...
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Tom Puckett
July 02, 2019 - 12:53 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The top Sabres draft pick is undergoing a procedure on his left thumb. Dylan Cozens suffered the injury during the French Connection tournament over the weekend. An update on his estimated recovery time will be provided later this week.
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