Wednesday's collection of hockey links.
Over a month’s span, defenseman Devon Toews recorded a hat trick of memorable moments: making the Eastern Conference finals with the New York Islanders, getting married and being dealt to the Colorado Avalanche. Now, add in another — a lucrative payday. The 26-year-old Toews agreed to a four-year deal that runs through the 2023-24 season, the Avalanche announced Tuesday.
Veteran forward Martin Hanzal officially retired after 12 NHL seasons and multiple back surgeries. Hanzal, 33, registered 338 career points (127 goals, 211 assists) and 574 penalty minutes in 673 games with the Phoenix/Arizona Coyotes (2007-17), Minnesota Wild (2017) and Dallas Stars (2017-18).