Senators agree to 4-year deal with Mike Hoffman

Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion was so pleased to get Mike Hoffman under contract that he hugged another member of the club’s management team.

Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion was so pleased to get Mike Hoffman under contract that he hugged another member of the club’s management team.

Maple Leafs sign No. 1 pick Auston Matthews to 3-year deal

TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed No. 1 overall draft pick Auston Matthews to a three-year, entry-level contract.

TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed No. 1 overall draft pick Auston Matthews to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Avalanche, forward Mikhail Grigorenko agree to 1-year deal

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Avalanche agreed to a one-year deal with forward Mikhail Grigorenko on Wednesday.

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Avalanche agreed to a one-year deal with forward Mikhail Grigorenko on Wednesday.

Maple Leafs’ overhaul continues with 1st pick in NHL draft

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Hiring coach Mike Babcock and general manager Lou Lamoriello last offseason was the Toronto Maple Leafs’ first major step in their high-priced bid to restore relevance to one the NHL’s most recognized franchises.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Hiring coach Mike Babcock and general manager Lou Lamoriello last offseason was the Toronto Maple Leafs’ first major step in their high-priced bid to restore relevance to one the NHL’s most recognized franchises.

Nashville Predators part-owner suing team and its chairman

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A part-owner of the Nashville Predators is suing the team and its chairman, saying they breached their fiduciary obligations and contractual commitments to him after he helped keep the franchise in Nashville.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A part-owner of the Nashville Predators is suing the team and its chairman, saying they breached their fiduciary obligations and contractual commitments to him after he helped keep the franchise in Nashville.

Penguins to raise Stanley Cup banner Oct. 13 vs. Capitals

The Stanley Cup-champion Pittsburgh Penguins open the 2016-17 NHL season at home on Thursday, Oct. 13, against the Washington Capitals.

The Stanley Cup-champion Pittsburgh Penguins open the 2016-17 NHL season at home on Thursday, Oct. 13, against the Washington Capitals.

Even in retirement, Dupuis a factor for Penguins

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pascal Dupuis headed home to Montreal last December, threw his hockey gear in the garage and waited for his retirement to become real.

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pascal Dupuis headed home to Montreal last December, threw his hockey gear in the garage and waited for his retirement to become real.

Islanders head into summer with possible changes looming

SYOSSET, N.Y. (AP) Two days after getting knocked out of the second round of the playoffs, the New York Islanders were still dealing with the sting of their loss as they prepared to head into an offseason of uncertainty.

SYOSSET, N.Y. (AP) Two days after getting knocked out of the second round of the playoffs, the New York Islanders were still dealing with the sting of their loss as they prepared to head into an offseason of uncertainty.