The terms of Hrivik's contract were not immediately disclosed, but considering he has spent the bulk of his career in the AHL, it is unlikely the team gave him a huge contract. In his three season with Hartford, the 24-year-old compiled 37 goals and 64 assists and could certainly be inline for some call ups during the 2016-17 campaign.
Hoffman was third on the team in points last year (59), with 13 of those coming on the power-play. The winger averaged more than 17 minutes of ice time per game, including 2:27 with the man advantage, and has cleared 45 points in each of his two full seasons in the NHL. He's now set to be one of the main drivers behind the Ottawa offense for the next several seasons.
Gourde is coming off a season that was plagued with numerous injuries, which ultimately limited him to playing just two games with Tampa Bay and forced him to end the season in the AHL with Syracuse. He'll look to fight the injury bug this season in an attempt to establish himself in the NHL as the young wing continues to develop.
Boulton, who turns 40 before the start of the season, has spent the past four years with the Isles, but has never logged more than 25 games for New York. In fact, over that span, the veteran has tallied a mere six points in 54 outings. In terms of fantasy, the winger is irrelevant, yet clearly adds something to the locker room as the team continues to keep him around.
Kane was arrested in Buffalo on Friday, having been charged with misdemeanor criminal trespassing and four counts of non-criminal harassment related to a bar incident in June,The Buffalo News reports.
Kane allegedly grabbed three women and a male bouncer in an incident that reportedly took place at a Buffalo bar. According to the report, Kane turned himself in to Buffalo police Friday morning and was handcuffed on his way into the City Court building. However, Kane continues to proclaim his innocence and his attorney, Paul Cambria, said Kane will fight the charges and does not expect the ordeal to affect Kane's status with the Sabres.
By agreeing to this new contract, Kreider and the Blueshirts narrowly avoided a salary arbitration hearing. It's hard to miss Kreider when he's out there on the ice; at 6-foot-3, 230 pounds, defenders have fits trying to move him off the puck and it's resulted in plenty of offense early in his career -- Kreider has generated 129 points (61 goals, 68 assists) over four years and 248 career games in the NHL. Once the elite wingers are off the board in fantasy drafts, give Kreider a look.
Leivo spent most of his time with AHL Toronto last season, having recorded 17 goals, 31 assists, and 14 PIM in 51 regular-season games. The big winger was efficient when called upon to the parent club, netting five goals in 12 more contests. He's lauded for his versatility, but the third-round pick of 2011 will be hard-pressed to earn consistent playing time in the NHL this season. If he does make it to the big stage, expect the 23-year-old to work in a bottom-six role.
Callahan re-signed with Detroit on Thursday, earning a one-year, two-way deal worth $600,000 at the NHL level.
Callahan played one game for Detroit during the 2013-14 campaign, but has otherwise spent his career in the AHL, where he has notched 70 points over the last two years. Barring injuries, there seems to be little indication that the 24-year-old is set for a breakout 2016-17 season and will likely see the bulk of his playing time in the minors.
The Sharks reportedly have less than $1 million to spend before reaching the salary cap, but this was a budget signing for a speedy forward with playoff experience. Nieto has recorded 68 points (28 goals, 40 assists) in 205 regular season games, which doesn't scream fantasy value, though he additionally provides Team Teal with special teams contributions and the occasional clutch play.
Benn (abdomen) signed an eight-year, $76 million contract extension with Dallas on Friday, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Benn, who will require around six weeks to recover from Thursday's surgery to repair a core muscle injury, finished second in the league with 89 points -- only behind Chicago's Patrick Kane (106) -- and played in every game last season. The 26-year-old wunderkind also led the Stars in the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs with 15 points in 13 contests, and it should surprise no one that he just landed a long-term, lucrative deal. The contract length and average annual value ($9.5 million) for Benn compares to the terms obtained by Pittsburgh center Evgeni Malkin in June of 2013.