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Coyotes, coach Tippett to part ways

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(TSX / STATS) -- Arizona Coyotes owner Andrew Barroway announced late Thursday that long-time coach Dave Tippett had been let go in a mutual agreement.

"On behalf of the entire Coyotes organization, I would like to sincerely thank Tip for all of his hard work and the many contributions he made to our organization," Barroway said. "Tip is a man of high character and we are very grateful for his leadership during his tenure as our head coach.

"Ultimately, we have some philosophical differences on how to build our team. Therefore, we mutually agreed that it is in everyone's best interest to have a coaching change in order to move our franchise forward."


Islanders get Oilers' Eberle for Strome

(TSX / STATS) -- The New York Islanders acquired Jordan Eberle from the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday for fellow forward Ryan Strome.

Eberle collected 20 goals and 31 assists while playing in 82 games last season for the Oilers. The 26-year-old has scored 165 goals and set up 217 others in 507 career games since being selected by Edmonton with the 22nd overall pick of the 2008 draft.


Vegas deals D van Riemsdyk to Hurricanes

(TSX / STATS) -- The Carolina Hurricanes acquired defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk and a seventh-round pick in the 2018 NHL draft from the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday for a second-round selection in this year's draft.

Vegas announced van Riemsdyk as a member of its team during the expansion draft on Wednesday.


Panthers add ex-MVP Pronger as adviser

(TSX / STATS) -- Hall of Fame defenseman Chris Pronger was named the Florida Panthers' senior advisor to the team's president of hockey operations on Thursday.

Pronger, 42, joins the Panthers' front office after working with the NHL's Department of Player Safety since 2014.


Canadiens acquire D Schlemko from Vegas

(TSX / STATS) -- The Montreal Canadiens acquired defenseman David Schlemko from the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday for a fifth-round pick in the 2019 NHL draft.

The Golden Knights selected Schlemko in Wednesday's expansion draft from the San Jose Sharks.


Devils mum on who will be No. 1 pick

(TSX / STATS) -- CHICAGO -- On Friday night, the New Jersey Devils will announce the No. 1 overall pick in the NHL draft for the first time in franchise history.

If Devils general manager Ray Shero knows which player he will select, he is hiding it well.


Penguins give D Ruhwedel 2-year deal

(TSX / STATS) -- The Pittsburgh Penguins re-signed defenseman Chad Ruhwedel to a two-year, $1.3 million contract on Thursday.

The deal runs through the 2018-19 season and has an average annual value of $650,000.


Oilers' McDavid wins MVP, Lindsay Award

(TSX / STATS) -- The Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby just won his third Stanley Cup, but it appears Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers is in the process of dethroning Sid the Kid as the NHL's best player.

The NHL's yearly awards were announced in Las Vegas on Wednesday night at T-Mobile Arena and McDavid was named the recipient of the Hart Trophy as the league's MVP, and the Ted Lindsay Award, which is the league's best player as voted on by the NHLPA. Crosby finished second for both awards.


Ex-Pens G Fleury highlights Vegas' draft

(TSX / STATS) -- LAS VEGAS -- In true Las Vegas fashion, teams gambled, and it appears the house, in this case the Golden Knights, won.

Prior to the expansion draft, Golden Knights general manager George McPhee offered the other 30 NHL teams a chance to sweeten the pot to keep him from selecting coveted unprotected players. As a result, Vegas stockpiled a number of draft picks while also revealing the names of 37 players for their inaugural squad on Wednesday night at the NHL's 2017 awards show and expansion draft at the T-Mobile Center.


Hossa to miss season with skin disorder

(TSX / STATS) -- Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa will not play next season because of what he announced Wednesday as a "progressive skin disorder."

Hossa, 38, said he has been undergoing treatment under the supervision of the Blackhawks' medical staff. Sportsnet.ca in Canada reported Hossa's career could be over because of a severe allergic reaction caused by his hockey equipment.