The Islanders have acquired winger Matt Martin from the New York Islanders in exchange for goaltender Eamon McAdam. Martin, 29, returns to the Islanders after spending the last two seasons with the Leafs. Last season, the native of Windsor, Ontario, registered three goals, nine assists for 50 penalty minutes in 50 games. In 570 career NHL regular-season games with the Islanders and Maple Leafs, Martin has accumulated 50 goals and 59 assists for 109 points, along with 853 penalty minutes. Martin was originally drafted by the Isles in the fifth-round, 148th overall, of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. McAdam, 23, was drafted by the Islanders in the third-round, 70th overall, of the 2013 NHL Draft. He spent most of last season with the Worcester Railers of the ECHL, posting a 13-10-2 record with a 2.84 goals-against-average and a .910 save percentage. He also played in nine games with the AHL’s Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
Don Waddell, President and GM of the Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed defenseman Calvin de Haan to a four-year, $18.2 million deal. Waddell said: “Calvin is a solid, puck-moving defenseman who will bring a veteran presence to the blue line. He is a strong two-way player who is capable of shutting down opponents’ top lines, and he will help solidify the left side and upgrade our defense.” De Haan, 27, recorded 12 points (1g, 11a) in 33 games with the NY Islanders last season prior to missing the final 49 games of the season due to a shoulder injury. The 6’1″, 198-pound defenseman set career highs in points (25), goals (5), assists (20) and games played (82) during the 2016-17 season and ranked fourth in the NHL in blocked shots (190). Since the 2013-14 season, de Haan leads Islanders defensemen in blocked shots (687), ranks second in plus/minus (25) and third in games played (303). In addition, he ranks tied for second in the NHL in blocked shots per game (2.3) since 2013-14 (min. 100 GP). The Carp, Ont., native was drafted by the Islanders in the first round, 12th overall, in the 2009 NHL Draft and has registered 81 points (12g, 69a) in 304 career NHL games with the Islanders. De Haan has represented Canada in a number of international tournaments, winning silver with Canada at the 2017 IIHF World Championship. He also captured silver with Canada at the 2010 and 2011 World Junior Championship and served as an alternate captain for the team in 2011.
Bruins GM Don Sweeney announced today, July 3, that the team has signed forward Sean Kuraly to a three-year contract through the 2020-21 season with an annual cap hit of $1.275 million. Sweeney also announced that the team has signed forward Anton Blidh to a one-year, two-way contract with an NHL cap hit of $650,000. Kuraly has spent the first two seasons of his NHL career with the Bruins after being acquired, along with a 2016 first-round pick (Trent Frederic), on July 1, 2015 in a trade that sent goaltender Martin Jones to San Jose. The 6-foot-2, 213-pound center recorded six goals and eight assists for 14 points in 75 games in 2017-18, his first full season in the NHL. He appeared in all 12 of Boston’s postseason games, tallying two goals and two assists for four points, while ranking third on the team with a plus-five rating. The 25-year-old forward has played a total of 83 regular-season games with Boston, accumulating six goals and nine assists for 15 points. He has competed in a total of 14 postseason games, registering four goals and two assists for six points. Prior to making the jump to the NHL, Kuraly played 54 games in the AHL with the Providence Bruins, scoring 14 goals and adding 12 assists for 26 points. The Dublin, Ohio native was originally selected by San Jose in the fifth round (133rd overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Blidh skated in 71 games with Providence in 2017-18, recording 11 goals and 15 assists for a career-high 26 points and a plus-nine rating. He added two goals in four postseason games, while also making one NHL appearance with Boston on March 19 against Columbus. The 23-year-old winger appeared in 19 games with Boston in 2016-17, tallying one goal and one assist. He also played 53 games with Providence in 2016-17, notching 10 goals and six assists for 16 points and a plus-six rating. In his first professional season with Providence in 2015-16, the 6-foot, 201-pound forward posted 10 goals and four assists for 14 points in 65 appearances.