[July 08, 2014](The Sports Xchange) - The Edmonton
Oilers agreed to terms with defenseman Jeff Petry on a one-year
contract, the team announced Monday.
Financial terms were not disclosed, but Hockey Night in Canada
reported Petry will make just under $3.1 million.
The San Jose Sharks announced they have reached an agreement on a
three-year contract with restricted free agent forward Tommy
While financial details were not disclosed, CSN Bay Area reported on
Saturday that the deal is worth $7.4 million, with an average salary
cap hit of $2.47 million.
The Nashville Predators signed defenseman Anton Volchenkov to a
one-year contract worth $1 million.
Volchenkov, 32, had eight assists and 20 penalty minutes in 56 games
for the Devils in 2013-14, his fourth season in New Jersey.
The Columbus Blue Jackets signed forward Corey Tropp to a two-year
contract. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Tropp, 24, scored two goals and finished with 11 points in 53 games
The Chicago Blackhawks hired Jimmy Waite as the team's goaltending
coach. Waite appeared in 58 games with the Blackhawks over parts of
eight seasons from 1988-97.
"I'm very excited to come back to the Chicago Blackhawks, the team
that drafted me in 1987" said Waite. "I look forward to working with
Corey (Crawford) and Antti (Raanta), and to help contribute to the
success of this organization."
Ottawa general manager and executive vice president Bryan Murray was
recently diagnosed with cancer. The specific type of cancer was not
"Mr. Murray is undergoing further testing and will begin treatment
immediately for this condition as prescribed by the team's doctors
in collaboration with specialists," the team said in a statement.
"Mr. Murray's treatment schedule may require him to be away from the
Senators' office periodically."
The Vancouver Canucks announced John Weisbrod was hired as the
franchise's Vice President of Player Personnel. Weisbrod was
previously the assistant general manager for the Calgary Flames
before being fired along with general manager Jay Feaster last
Weisbrod and Canucks general manager Jim Benning previously worked
together in the scouting department with the Boston Bruins. Weisbrod
has also served as the general manager for the NBA's Orlando Magic.