Leland Irving

Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 177
Birth Place: Barrhead, Alberta
Draft: 2006 1st round (26th pick) by the
  • Coyotes get D Niklas Hjalmarsson in trade with Blackhawks
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    Coyotes get D Niklas Hjalmarsson in trade with Blackhawks

    The Arizona Coyotes have acquired defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks. The 30-year-old Hjalmarsson had spent his entire 10-year career with Chicago, helping the Blackhawks to three Stanley Cup titles. He had five goals, 13 assists and a team-high 181 blocked shots in 73 games last season. The Blackhawks received defenseman Connor Murphy and forward Laurent Dauphin in Friday's trade. The 24-year-old Murphy had two goals and a career-high 15 assists in 77 games with Arizona last season. Dauphin, 22, has appeared in 32 NHL games over the last two seasons. The trade comes with Arizona in a bit of turmoil. The team announced Thursday on the eve of the NHL draft that

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    Penguins re-sign Ruhwedel to a two-year deal

    The depth of the Pittsburgh Penguins defense faced the ultimate test this spring, winning a Stanley Cup despite the absence of Kris Letang. The Penguins announced that this new deal has an average annual value of $650,000 — a modest raise from his one-year, $575,000 deal for last season, but still certainly affordable for a Pittsburgh team that needs to get restricted free agents Brian Dumoulin, Justin Schultz and Conor Sheary under contract. In his first season with the Penguins, Ruhwedel split his time between Pittsburgh and the AHL team in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

  • Golden Knights host Coyotes in first opening night
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    Golden Knights host Coyotes in first opening night

    The Vegas Golden Knights will host their first regular-season NHL game on Oct. 10 against the Arizona Coyotes. The NHL announced home opening games for every team. Vegas will open the season on the road against the Dallas Stars on Oct. 6. The Pittsburgh Penguins will raise their Stanley Cup championship banner Oct. 4, prior to their opener against the St. Louis Blues. The Penguins visit the Chicago Blackhawks on Oct. 5 in a matchup of the only teams to win the Cup three times in the salary-cap era. The Nashville Predators, who lost in the Final, open their season on Oct. 5 in Boston. Nashville celebrates the longest playoff run in franchise history at home Oct. 10 against the Philadelphia Flyers.