Around the NHL: NYR a favorite to land Doan
General manager Paul Holmgren has made no secret of the Flyers’ interest in free agent Shane Doan, but it seems the 35-year-old forward could end up on a different Atlantic Division team should he choose to leave Phoenix.
According to the New York Daily News
, the Rangers remain a favorite to land Doan. But, according the story, a team that is not the Rangers has offered Doan a four-year deal worth at least $7 million per season.
Doan has visited only two teams aside from the Rangers this off-season: the Vancouver Canucks and the Flyers. Of course, according to a recent report
, the Flyers are reportedly not on Doan’s top list of teams he’d like to play for.
From the sound of things, Doan very much wants to remain with the Coyotes if possible.
'Canes extend Skinner
The Carolina Hurricanes signed forward Jeff Skinner to a six-year contract extension that will keep him with the team through 2018-19, the team announced Wednesday.
Skinner, who won the Calder Trophy in 2011 as the NHL's rookie of the year, will make $4.35 million in 2013-14 and $6 million each of the five seasons after that. His entry-level contract that pays him $900,000 annually was to expire after this coming season.
The 20-year-old Skinner has 51 goals and 56 assists in his short career. He followed up his rookie year with 20 goals and 44 assists in 2011-12 despite missing 16 games with a concussion.
Isles sign first-round pick
The New York Islanders signed first-round pick Griffin Reinhart to a three-year, entry-level contract Thursday.
The 6-foot-4, 202-pound defenseman was selected fourth overall in the June draft. He had 12 goals and 24 assists in 58 games last season for the Edmonton Oil Kings in the Western Hockey League.©2012 by STATS LLC and Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.