The dog days of July seem like a thing of the past as the news continues to be hot and heavy. One player was able to avoid an arbitration hearing, while another player had a favorable ruling in his favor. Plus there was a trade involving the Toronto Maple Leafs, but it is does not involve the player people think it is. Here is the news for Wednesday, July 24.
The Nashville Predators came to an agreement with their free agent center Colton Sissons on a new seven-year contract, worth $20 million. While the money is very team friendly, the term length is what some of questioning. (Last Word on Hockey)
An arbitrator ruled on the side of Winnipeg Jets RFA forward Andrew Copp awarding him a two-year contract that would carry a cap hit of $2.28 million. (CBC)
The Toronto Maple headlines as they traded goalie Garrett Sparks to the Vegas Golden Knights for David Clarkson’s contract and a fourth-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft. (Sportsnet)
Soon after the Sparks trade, the Vegas Golden Knights the team had re-signed defenseman Deryk Engelland to a new one-year contract. (Las Vegas Journal Review)
It is never too early for Stanley Cup odds and power rankings for a next season and Emily Kaplan of ESPN has ranked all 31 teams. See if you agree where your favorite team was ranked. (ESPN)
The Boston Bruins added more depth at the forward as the team announced they signed Russian prospect Pavel Shen to a three-year entry-level contract. (Boston Hockey Now)