The Capitals make a couple of promotions
Chris Patrick has been promoted to associate general manager.
Dick Patrick was named chairman of the Capitals.
The Oilers sign two to PTOs
Daniel Nugent-Bowman: “I like PTOs for Brandon Sutter and Sam Gagner for the Oilers. Sutter will be in tough to make the team after all the time away but could be a reasonable 4C option if camp goes well. Gagner is beloved in that room and could take the D. Shore role. (Jackson was his former agent.)”
Jim Matheson: “Good stuff that Sam Gagner is taking PTO here. Clearly hasn’t lost desire to keep playing after hip surgeries. Still see a player development role here down road for Sam but he will battle fellow PTO Brandon Sutter for 4th line spot”
The Avs sign Joel Kiviranta to a PTO
Cap Friendly: The Colorado Avalanche have signed forward Joel Kiviranta to a PTO.
Peter Baugh: ” He had nine points in 70 games for Dallas last year and brings another option to the forward group. If you may recall, Kiviranta once had a Game 7 hat trick in a playoff series.”
The Hurricanes sign two to PTOs
The Red Wings sign Cameron Hillis to a PTO
Cap Friendly: The Detroit Red Wings have signed forward Cameron Hillis to a PTO.
The Maple Leafs sign Simon Benoit
Toronto Maple Leafs: The Maple Leafs have signed 24-year-old defenseman Simon Benoit to a one-year contract worth $775,000.
Cap Friendly: The Anaheim Ducks didn’t qualify Benoit after last season.
Lance Hornby: “Benoit, 24, was in 78 games with the Ducks last season, three goals and seven assists. The 6’3, 208-pounder has 15 points (four goals, 11 assists) in 137 career regular season games, all with Anaheim. Laval native originally signed by the San Diego Gulls (AHL) as a UFA in 2018.”
— JFresh (@JFreshHockey) August 28, 2023
Simon Benoit, the newest Leaf (or hopefully Marlie), has the league’s least impressive player card. pic.twitter.com/3pub3eTcae
— dom ? (@domluszczyszyn) August 28, 2023