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Calgary Flames sign goaltender Jacob Markstrom to six-year, big-money contract

Calgary Flames sign goaltender Jacob Markstrom to six-year, big-money contract

CALGARY — The Calgary Flames landed coveted goaltender Jacob Markstrom when NHL unrestricted free agency opened Friday with a six-year contract worth US$36 million.
Whitey Ford, Hall of Fame ace for mighty Yankees, died at 91

Whitey Ford, Hall of Fame ace for mighty Yankees, died at 91

NEW YORK — During an era when the Yankees won the World Series so routinely it was joked that rooting for them was like rooting for General Motors, their ace pitcher owned the most fitting nickname: “The Chairman of the Board.
Vancouver Canucks sign veteran goaltender Braden Holtby to two-year deal

Vancouver Canucks sign veteran goaltender Braden Holtby to two-year deal

Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning gave his goalie coach Ian Clark a gentle ribbing as the NHL's free agency period opened on Friday. “I joked with Ian this morning — ‘You’re doing too good of a job with our goalies.
New Ottawa Senators goaltender Matt Murray signs four-year deal with club

New Ottawa Senators goaltender Matt Murray signs four-year deal with club

OTTAWA — Newly acquired goaltender Matt Murray signed a four-year, US$25-million deal with the Ottawa Senators on Friday. The Senators traded forward prospect Jonathan Gruden and this year's 52nd pick in the NHL draft to get Murray on Wednesday.
Montreal Canadiens sign homegrown defenceman Victor Mete to one-year extension

Montreal Canadiens sign homegrown defenceman Victor Mete to one-year extension

MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens have signed Victor Mete to a one-year, US $735,000 extension. The 22-year-old Mete had four goals and seven assists in 51 games with the Canadiens last season. The five-foot-nine, 183-pound native of Woodbridge, Ont.
Winnipeg Jets bring back centre Paul Stastny with Bryan Little out long term

Winnipeg Jets bring back centre Paul Stastny with Bryan Little out long term

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Jets are bringing Paul Stastny back to help fill a gaping hole left by the long-term injury of a team stalwart.
Edmonton Oilers beef up depth at centre signing Kyle Turris to a two-year deal

Edmonton Oilers beef up depth at centre signing Kyle Turris to a two-year deal

Edmonton Oilers general manager Ken Holland checked a box on his to-do list when unrestricted free agency opened Friday by signing forward Kyle Turris.
Veteran Toronto FC defender Omar Gonzalez adds barista to his job description

Veteran Toronto FC defender Omar Gonzalez adds barista to his job description

Toronto FC defender Omar Gonzalez can make a tackle or a latte. The veteran centre back is whipping up specialty coffees for his teammates while they are spending time at their pandemic home away from home in East Hartford, Conn.

Mighty Heart tops the list of nominations for $400,000 Breeders' Stakes turf event

TORONTO — Mighty Heart, the Queen's Plate and Prince of Wales champion, tops the list of 12 horses that were nominated to the $400,000 Breeders’ Stakes. A victory in 1 1/2-mule turf race Oct.
Toronto FC's Jozy Altidore expected to miss four to five weeks with hamstring strain

Toronto FC's Jozy Altidore expected to miss four to five weeks with hamstring strain

Toronto FC striker Jozy Altidore has a Grade 2 hamstring strain and will be out four to five weeks.