The New York Rangers offered the right opportunity and situation to win hockey's late-summer showcase: the Jimmy Vesey sweepstakes. Vesey chose the Rangers from among eight finalists, agreeing to terms on a two-year entry-level contract Friday that marks the coveted college free agent's next step to the NHL. The Hobey Baker winner as the NCAA's player of the year said the Rangers won out because of their intense interest in him, among other factors.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Arizona Coyotes have brought back forward Radim Vrbata on a one-year contract.
Buffalo Sabres forward Jimmy Vesey is sticking with his plan to become an NHL free agent on Tuesday. ''It's certainly not going to be tomorrow,'' Fish said. Fish noted the timetable will depend on what teams express interest once they're allowed to begin contacting Vesey after midnight.