Among in the changes, the 'Spin-O-Rama' move no longer will be
permitted either in penalty shot situations or in the shootout. And
the goalkeeper's restricted area -- the trapezoid -- will be
expanded by two feet from the goal post on both sides of the net.
The Minnesota Wild signed restricted free agent right winger Nino
Niederreiter to a three-year, $8 million contract.
The 22-year-old Niederreiter made his Wild debut last season and had
36 points (14 goals, 22 assists) and a plus-12 rating in 81
The New York Rangers agreed to terms with defenseman John Moore.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it is a one-year, $850,000
contract, according to multiple reports.
With Moore in the fold, the Rangers have all six of their expected
top defensemen under contract entering training camp.
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The Columbus Blue Jackets signed their first-round draft pick,
forward Sonny Milano, to a three-year entry level contract. As is
club policy, terms were not disclosed.
Milano, 18, was the 16th overall pick in June's NHL Draft. (Editing
by Frank Pingue)
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