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Jean-Sebastien Giguere is seen in this undated handout photo. The retirement of Jean-Sebastien Giguere marked the end of an era. The goaltender was the final active player in the NHL who had suited up for the Hartford Whalers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ HO, Carolina Hurricanes

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Jean-Sebastien Giguere is seen in this undated handout photo. The retirement of Jean-Sebastien Giguere marked the end of an era. The goaltender was the final active player in the NHL who had suited up for the Hartford Whalers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ HO, Carolina Hurricanes

Schultz gets $3.675-million, one-year contract from Oilers to prove himself

Justin Schultz isn't a fully-formed No. 1 NHL defenceman just yet, so the Edmonton Oilers are giving him a chance to grow into one.

The Oilers agreed to terms with the 24-year-old on a US$3.675-million, one-year contract Friday that puts him in line to make him a restricted free agent again ...

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    TORONTO - Rogers has announced its 45-person team for Sportsnet's NHL coverage in the network's first season with exclusive Canadian national television rights.

  • Jean-Sebastien Giguere is seen in this undated handout photo. The retirement of Jean-Sebastien Giguere marked the end of an era. The goaltender was the final active player in the NHL who had suited up for the Hartford Whalers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ HO, Carolina Hurricanes

    As Giguere retires, the Hartford Whalers have a lasting legacy in the NHL

    They played in a rink at a shopping mall, celebrated goals with music that sounded like a 1970s television theme song and have been gone from pro hockey for 17 years. Yet the iconic blue and green of the Hartford Whalers is as popular and visible as ever.

  • Pronger, Giguere among last Whalers, but Francis, Dineen among best all-time

    When veteran goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere retired last week, it marked the end of an era. Giguere was the last active NHL player to have suited up for the Hartford Whalers (Chris Pronger is technically still on an NHL roster but won't play another game because of career-ending injuries.) In looking back at the Whalers' impact on hockey, here's their all-time team as chosen by longtime broadcaster Chuck Kaiton, who has never missed a game in the 35-year history of the Hartford/Carolina Hurricanes franchise:

  • AHL announces education and drug-testing program that mirrors NHL

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - The AHL will begin an education and drug-testing program this season that will "substantially replicate" the one already in place for NHL players, the leagues announced.

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