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Seattle's new NHL franchise has its first general manager.Hall of Famer Ron Francis will be named the expansion team's GM, a source told ESPN's Emily Kaplan, confirming a Seattle Times report.Francis will receive a multiyear contract from the team, which is expected to make the hire official later this week, the source said.The expansion …
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild have re-signed three restricted free agents: forwards Ryan Donato and Nico Sturm and defenseman Carson Soucy.Donato, a natural center who mostly played left wing after arriving from Boston, received a two-year, $3.8 million contract.He had four goals and 12 assists with 64 shots in 16 games for …
MOSCOW -- Former Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov has signed a one-year deal in the Kontinental Hockey League as he sits out the final months of his NHL suspension.Russian KHL club Avangard Omsk says it has signed Voynov to a one-year deal. His NHL suspension, imposed after the league determined he committed acts …