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  • Kings' Quinton Byfield: Inks five-year extension

    Byfield signed a five-year, $31.25 million extension with the Kings on Monday.

    Byfield was the second-overall pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. After a slow start to his career, he finally broke out during the 2023-24 campaign; Byfield racked up 20 goals and 55 points with a plus-19 rating in 80 regular-season games last year. The 21-year-old center scored 14 of those points with the man advantage. Byfield also added four points, all assists, in five postseason contests. Expect him to take another step forward with his offensive production during the 2024-25 season.

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    Devils' Adam Beckman: Receives two-way contract

    Beckman signed a one-year, two-way contract with New Jersey on Monday.

    Beckman notched 19 goals and 33 points in 51 regular-season outings for AHL Iowa in 2023-24. He also had two assists, 10 shots on goal and 13 hits in 11 NHL appearances with Minnesota this past campaign. The Wild traded Beckman to the Devils on June 21 in exchange for Graeme Clarke. The 23-year-old Beckman will likely start 2024-25 in the minors.

  • Avalanche's Kevin Mandolese: Acquired in trade

    Colorado acquired Mandolese and a 2026 seventh-round pick from Ottawa on Monday in exchange for a 2026 sixth-round selection.

    Mandolese posted a 10-9-2 record with a 3.07 GAA and a .901 save percentage across 23 regular-season appearances for AHL Belleville in 2023-24. He also went 0-2-0 with a 3.53 GAA and a .918 save percentage in two outings with ECHL Allen. With Alexandar Georgiev and Justus Annunen poised to occupy the top-two goaltending spots with the Avalanche in 2024-25, Mandolese will likely start the season in the minors.

  • Ducks' Nikita Nesterenko: Lands two-way deal

    Nesterenko signed a one-year, two-way contract with Anaheim on Monday.

    According to Eric Stephens of The Athletic, Nesterenko can earn $874,125 if he plays in the NHL during the upcoming campaign. The 22-year-old Nesterenko registered 16 goals and 37 points in 70 regular-season outings for AHL San Diego in 2023-24. He also had one goal, seven shots on net and seven hits in three NHL outings with Anaheim. Nesterenko will likely begin the 2024-25 campaign in the minors.

  • Ducks' Jackson LaCombe: Signs two-year agreement

    LaCombe signed a two-year, $1.85 million contract with Anaheim on Monday.

    LaCombe accounted for two goals, 17 points, 55 shots on net, 129 blocked shots and 50 hits in 71 regular-season contests with the Ducks in 2023-24. His roster spot isn't a certainty for the upcoming campaign, but he will be in the mix for a depth position on the blue line during training camp.

  • Jets' Ville Heinola: Pens two-year pact

    Heinola signed a two-year, $1.6 million contract with Winnipeg on Monday.

    Heinola accumulated 10 goals and 27 points in 41 regular-season appearances with AHL Manitoba in 2023-24. He also had two assists in two playoff outings. Heinola has provided one goal and 10 helpers in 35 career NHL contests. The 23-year-old defenseman will compete for a spot on Winnipeg's bottom pairing at training camp.

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    Oilers' Roby Jarventie: Obtained in deal

    Edmonton received Jarventie and a 2025 fourth-round pick from Ottawa on Monday in exchange for Xavier Bourgault and Jake Chiasson.

    Jarventie collected nine goals, 20 points and 22 PIM in 22 regular-season outings for AHL Belleville last season. He also registered one assist, five shots on goal, six blocked shots and five hits in seven NHL appearances with Ottawa during the 2023-24 campaign. Jarventie will probably begin the upcoming season in the minors but could be among the first call-ups by the Oilers if reinforcements are required.

  • Senators' Xavier Bourgault: Acquired in trade

    Ottawa obtained Bourgault and Jake Chiasson from Edmonton on Monday in exchange for Roby Jarventie and a 2025 fourth-round pick.

    Bourgault produced eight goals and 20 points in 55 regular-season appearances for AHL Bakersfield in 2023-24. The 21-year-old forward hasn't seen any NHL action since being the No. 22 overall pick in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. He will compete for a bottom-six spot with the Senators during training camp.

  • Rangers' Matthew Robertson: Inks one-year contract

    Robertson signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Rangers on Monday.

    Robertson registered four goals and 21 points in 68 regular-season contests for AHL Hartford in 2023-24. He also chipped in one assist in 10 playoff outings. The 23-year-old defender doesn't have any NHL experience yet. Robertson will probably spend most, if not all, of the 2024-25 campaign in the minors.

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    Senators' Mads Sogaard: Signs two-year deal

    Sogaard signed a two-year, $1.55 million contract with Ottawa on Monday.

    Sogaard posted an 18-9-3 record with two shutouts, a 2.45 GAA and a .916 save percentage in 32 regular-season outings for AHL Belleville in 2023-24. The 23-year-old netminder also went 1-3-0 with a 4.04 GAA and an .859 save percentage in six NHL appearances with Ottawa last season. Sogaard will likely begin the upcoming season in the minors, as Linus Ullmark and Anton Forsberg are expected to open the year as the Senators' NHL goalies.

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