Mar 21, 2013; Winnipeg, MB, CAN; Winnipeg Jets forward Bryan Little (18) during pre game warm up prior to the game against the Washington Capitals at the MTS Centre. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Roundup: Your Morning Links


Welcome to your NHL Roundup, where we provide you with your Morning Links from around the NHL.  The action on the ice may be over but there is never an off-season off the ice.

The Jets and Maple Leafs each re-signed one of their own, bringing back Bryan Little and Carl Gunnarsson respectively:

NHL players all like their arbitration rights. But none of them truly want to go to arbitration.

Winnipeg Jets forward Bryan Little and Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Carl Gunnarsson became the 13th and 14th players to avoid an arbitration hearing when they agreed to new deals on Monday.

The Calgary Flames have signed first round pick (sixth overall) Sean Monahan to an entry-level deal. May Jebas help him:

The Calgary Flames signed their top 2013 draft pick Sean Monahan to a three-year, entry-level contract Monday.

The Flames announced that Monahan signed a two-way contract that will pay a base salary of $832,500 with a signing bonus of $92,500 each year at the NHL level and a yearly AHL salary of $70,000.

Sam Gagner and the Edmonton Oilers avoided arbitration, agreeing to a new three-year deal:

The Edmonton Oilers announced Monday the club has agreed to terms on a new three-year contract with restricted free agent center Sam Gagner. Financial details of the deal were not released, but TSN is reporting the total value at $14.4 million for an average annual value of $4.8 million. The contract also reportedly includes a no-movement clause in the second season.

The deal avoids a salary-arbitration hearing scheduled for Monday afternoon.

“It’s nice to get something done,” Gagner told Sportsnet. “I wanted to be an Oiler and to get something done. I’m pretty happy we were able to avoid going in there [arbitration hearing room] and getting a deal done. It’s a good feeling.”

And finally, Team Canada announced its camp invite list for the 2014 Sochi Games:

After winning gold on an NHL-size rink at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada will be moving back onto the larger international ice surface for the 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia.

And as Team Canada executive director Steve Yzerman put it: “There will be more of a premium placed on skating.”

There will be plenty of that to chose from, as Yzerman and his staff announced on Monday a list of 47 players who have been invited to an Aug. 25-28 orientation camp in Calgary.

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