Recent signings, coaching hires and more in this collection of NHL headlines.

Jake Allen takes over as the St. Louis Blues full-time starting goaltender.

Jake Allen takes over as the St. Louis Blues full-time starting goaltender.

 STLTODAY.COM: Four seasons after joining the St. Louis Blues as an NHL rookie, Jake Allen is finally their full-time starting goaltender.


THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER:  The Anaheim Ducks signed left wing Mason Raymond to a one-year, two-way contract worth $675K at the NHL level . Raymond, 30, was bought out of the final year of his contract with the Calgary Flames last month.


SPECTOR’S NOTE: It’s an affordable gamble by the Ducks to address their need for depth at left wing. Raymond rejuvenated his career playing for Ducks coach Randy Carlyle during their days with the Toronto Maple Leafs, so maybe a reunion with Carlyle will have the same effect. 


SUN-SENTINEL.COM’s Harvey Fialkov tweets the Florida Panthers are believed to be on the verge of signing center Derek MacKenzie to a two-year deal worth $1.3 million annually.


VANCOUVER SUN: The Canucks hired Doug Jarvis as their new assistant coach.


CSN MID-ATLANTIC:  The Washington Capitals are trying to figure out how to re-sign restricted free agents Marcus Johansson and Dmitry Orlov with only around $8 million remaining in salary-cap space and both players due significant raises.


SPORTSNET: Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Lou Lamoriello’s opposition of performance bonuses could make his efforts to sign top prospect Auston Matthews to his entry-level contract difficult.