Latest contract signings, Red Wings arbitration updates & more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: The Philadelphia Flyers avoided salary arbitration yesterday with center Brayden Schenn, re-signing him to a four-year deal worth reportedly $5.15 million per season.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Flyers sought a two-year deal worth $4.31 million while Schenn wanted $5.5 million on a one-year contract. He’s made steady improvement over the last three seasons, reaching career highs in goals (26), assists (33) and points (59) in 2015-16. If the 24-year-old continues to improve, this new deal will be well worth it for the Flyers.
TSN: The Toronto Maple Leafs avoided arbitration with forward Peter Holland (one-year, $1.3 million) and defenseman Frank Corrado.
ORANGE COUNTRY REGISTER: The Anaheim Ducks re-signed winger Stefan Noesen to a one-year, two-way contract.
MLIVE.COM: With the Detroit Red Wings’ team-selected arbitration for goalie Petr Mrazek looming on Wednesday, the two sides are apparently far apart in negotiating a new deal. The Wings seek a two-year deal worth $2.7 million in 2016-17 and $3.15 million in 2017-18, while Mrazek seeks $5 million annually.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Looks like a pretty big gap to bridge between the two sides. It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out.
Defenseman Danny DeKeyser’s arbitration hearing is slated for Thursday, but it’s expected he and the Wings will get a deal done before then.
STLTODAY.COM: The St. Louis Blues named Darryl Sydor and Daniel Tkaczuk as assistant coaches to their AHL affiliate.
THE DENVER POST: Twitter will live stream one NHL and one MLB game per week.