Avalanche and Soderberg come to an agreement
The Colorado Avalanche and Carl Soderberg have come to an agreement. Colorado has signed the Swedish forward to a five-year, $23.75 million contract. The news was reported by ESPN Hockey Columnis Craig Custance intially and re-affirmed by TSN Hockey Insider Bob Mckenzie. Soderberg’s exclusive rights were acquired yesterday from the Boston Bruins for a 2016 sixth round pick. Soderberg was to become an unrestricted free agent July 1st.
Pierre lebrun from TSN Insider Trading and ESPN reported that the Sodrberg contract contains a full no-trade-clause in its first two years and a limited for the remaining three years. In 2014-2015, he recorded thirteen goals with thirty-one assists in 82 games played with Boston. Selected in the second round of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the St-Louis Blues, Soderberg spent some time in Europe playing in the Swedish Elite League with Boston where he made his debut in 2012-2013. With the Bruins, he recorded 29 goals and 94 points in 161 games played.
Many observers are stating it is a large amount of money for Soderberg who many are labeling him as a third line forward. This trade could further confirm that the Ryan O’Reilly days in Colorado are almost over and a trade of ROR could be imminent. The Colorado Avalanche are said to be asking a first round pick, a high end prospect and a young NHL ready type of player.
Mike Fisher stays in Nashville
Loyal to the Nashville Predators and Carrie Underwood, Mike Fisher resigned a two year deal worth 8.8 million dollars today. According TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun, the deal includes a full no-trade clause and is worth $4.8 million this season and $4 million is 2016-17. In 2014-2015, Fisher scored 19 goals and assisted 20 others in 59 games played. His Achilles tendon surgery made him a considerable amount of games last season with the Preds.
Fisher, 35, was originally selected at the 1998 NHL Entry Draft in the second round (44th overall) by the Ottawa Senators. He played just over ten years with the Senators before being traded by the Ottawa Senators in 2011 to the Nashville Predators. Many saw this trade as Fisher wanting to leave the Senators to rejoin his country star Carrie Underwood in Nashville.
In a career that he has played 946 games with Ottawa and ashville, Fisher recorded 245 goals and 245 assists for 520 points. Seen as a defensive forward with a rougn style that can score, Fisherhas played now five seasons with the Predators. His career playoff record with Ottawa and Nashville sits at eighteen goals an twenty-two assists in a hundred career playoff games.
Toffoli resigns with the LA Kings
The Los Angeles Kings took care of business on Friday with regards to their high priced restricted free agent Tyler Toffolui by resigning him to a two bridge type of deal worth $6.5M. This was reported initially by TSN Insider Trading and ESPN Hockey Columnist Pierre Lebrun. Toffoli who was a potential target for an offer sheet is an excellent signing for the Kings.
In 2014-2015, Toffoli enjoyed a breakout year posting 23 goals and 26 assist in 76 games played with the Los Angeles Kings. He was also a plus -25. In the 2013-2014 playoff, Toffoli was part of the famous 70’s line where he netted 7 goals and 7 assists in 26 games winning the Stanley Cup with the Los Angeles Kings. Toffoli was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the second round (47th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
In two seasons plus seasons with the Los Angeles Kings, Toffoli recorded 37 goals and assisted on 46 of them for 83 points in 148 games played
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