The calendar has flipped to August. Another weekend in the books. The dog days of August are here. The news is slow in the hockey world, but we got lucky as some major news broke over the weekend. Here is the top hockey news for Monday, August 6th from the weekend that was. Today’s stories include Jeff Skinner gets traded, “Wild Bill” Karlsson gets paid, John Gibson signs long-term, Shane Doan jersey retirement, William Nylander wants to stay in Toronto long-term, Mark Stone stays with Ottawa, and Ryan Spooner re-signs in New York.
Top hockey news for Monday, August 6th
Over the weekend, another piece in the trade market finally dropped. Jeff Skinner was traded to Buffalo as the rebuild in Carolina continues.
Coming off a 40-goal season for Vegas, William Karlsson agrees to a one-year, $5.25 million deal to stay in Vegas.
Despite the injuries concerns, the Ducks are going all in with John Gibson, as he signs an eight-year contract extension.
For the first time in franchise history, the Arizona Coyotes will retire Shane Doan’s jersey in a ceremony in February.
With the Maple Leafs building something special it is no surprise William Nylander would like to stay in Toronto on a long-term basis.
It is status quo in Ottawa, even with Mark Stone getting a pay raise on his new one-year contract.
The Rangers signed their final RFA as the team and Ryan Spooner agreed to a two-year deal.