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Humpday happenings you may have missed

NHL (Day 1 of free-agency)

  1. Johnny Gaudreau has signed a 7-year deal with an average annual value of $9.75 million with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Gaudreau left ~$15.75M on the table compared to his last offer from Calgary. Before taxes, anyway. — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) July 13, 2022

  1. The New Jersey Devils have added Ondrej Palat on a 5-year contract that carries a cap hit of $6 million.

Palat 5x$6M in NJ — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 14, 2022

  1. Winger Max Pacioretty and defenseman Dylan Coghlan from the Vegas Golden Knights have made their way to the Carolina Hurricanes in return for future considerations. This trade helping the Golden Knights find their way into cap compliancy. Carolina also added forward Ondrej Kase on a 1-year deal worth $1.5 million.

The Vegas Golden Knights have traded star winger Max Paciorietty and defenseman Dylan Coghlan to the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday for future considerations. — ESPN (@espn) July 13, 2022

Ondrej Kase has signed with the Carolina Hurricanes. — TSN (@TSN_Sports) July 13, 2022

  1. The Calgary Flames have re-signed defenseman Nikita Zadorov to a 2-year contract. The deal carries an average annual value of $3.75 million.

2 more years with the big man 💥 — Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) July 14, 2022

  1. Winger Riley Smith has re-signed a 3-year contract to stay in Vegas. The deal carries a $5 million cap hit for the Golden Knights.

🍏 THREE MORE YEARS OF SMITTY 🍏 The Golden Knights have signed Reilly Smith to a three-year contract extension!!! #VegasBorn — Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) July 14, 2022

  1. The Anaheim Ducks have signed center Ryan Strome to a 5-year contract that has an average annual value of $5 million.

OFFICIAL: We have signed Ryan Strome to a five-year contract. #FlyTogether — Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) July 14, 2022

  1. The Ottawa Senators have sent winger Connor Brown to the Washington Capitals in return for a 2nd round draft pick in 2024.

Connor Brown, acquired by WSH, is a useful top six winger who's strong at carrying and passing the puck. He's also dangerous short-handed, although his team does tend to give up extra chances against as a result. #AllCaps — JFresh (@JFreshHockey) July 13, 2022

  1.  Goaltender Martin Jones will make his way from the Philadelphia Flyers to the Seattle Kraken on a 1-year $2 million contract. While Justin Shultz has been brought to Seattle from the Washington Capitals on a 2-year deal with an average annual value of $3 million. Seattle 3rd round draft pick from 2021 Ryan Winterton and 5th round pick Jacob Melanson both sign entry level deals.

With day one of #NHLFreeAgency officially in the books, General Manager @RonFrancis10 discussed the new additions to the #SeaKraken organization. Watch his full avail → — Seattle Kraken (@SeattleKraken) July 14, 2022

  1. The Philadelphia Flyers signed forward Nicolas Deslauriers and defenseman Justin Braun. Deslauriers was brought in on a 4-year deal with an average annual value of $1.75 million and Braun on a 1-year deal with the same AAV.

Flyers General Manager Chuck Fletcher meets with the media from @FlyersTCenter to discuss free agency and the acquisitions of Justin Braun and Nicolas Deslauriers. — Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) July 13, 2022

  1. Defenseman Colin Miller, who spent the last 3 seasons with the Buffalo Sabres has signed a 2-year deal with the Dallas Stars. The deal has a AAV of $1.85 million.

Colin Miller, signed 2x$1.9M by DAL, is a third-pair defenceman. #TexasHockey — JFresh (@JFreshHockey) July 13, 2022

  1. The San Jose Sharks add Nico Sturm on a 3-year deal with an AAV of $2 million and Matt Benning to a 4-year deal with an AAV $1.25 million.

#SJSharks General Manager Mike Grier speaks to the media on day one of free agency. — San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) July 14, 2022


  1. The Baltimore Orioles kept the momentum rolling on Wednesday, capturing their 10th straight win with a 7-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs. This is Baltimore’s 1st double digit win streak since September of 1999.

.506 😏 — Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) July 14, 2022

  1. New York Yankees right-hander Luis Severino was pulled after just 2 innings in his start against the Cincinnati Reds do to right shoulder tightness. Severino is expected to undergo and MRI sometime on Thursday to determine the extent of the injury.

Luis Severino exits prior to the third inning — Talkin' Yanks (@TalkinYanks) July 13, 2022

  1. Seattle Mariners won their 10th straight game, beating the Washington Nationals 2-1 on Wednesday night to sweep the doubleheader. This is Seattle’s first 10 game streak since April of 2002.

The @Mariners are just cruising along. — MLB (@MLB) July 14, 2022

  1. The Kansas City Royals will head into their 4 game series against the Toronto Blue Jays short 10 players off of their 26 man roster due to covid-19 vaccination policy.

Royals players Whit Merrifield, Andrew Benintendi, Hunter Dozier, Cam Gallagher, MJ Melendez, Brady Singer, Brad Keller, Kyle Isbel, Michael A. Taylor and Dylan Coleman will be placed on the restricted list for the four-game series in Toronto, per manager Mike Matheny. — Alec Lewis (@alec_lewis) July 13, 2022

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