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Date Player
7/23/2015 Michael Bunting, Ari, LW
The Coyotes have signed Bunting to a three-year, entry-level contract. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed Thursday.

Analysis: The 19-year-old Bunting, a fourth-round pick in 2014, had 37 goals and 37 assists with a plus-44 rating in 57 regular-season games last season for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in the Ontario Hockey League. He also had nine goals and five assists in 14 playoff games.
7/23/2015 Jerry D'Amigo, Buf, RW
The Sabres have re-signed D'Amigo to a one-year contract. The deal is structured so that D'Amigo can play at either the NHL or minor-league level, the Sabres announced Thursday. The team had retained the player's rights by tendering him a qualifying offer last month.

Analysis: D'Amigo was acquired by Buffalo in a trade that sent forward Luke Adam to Columbus in December 2014. D'Amigo was called up from the minors in March, and had no points in nine games with the Sabres. Overall, he has a goal and three assists in 31 career NHL games since being selected in the sixth round of the 2009 draft by Toronto.
7/22/2015 Josh Manson, Anh, D
Manson and the Anaheim Ducks have agreed to a two-year, $1.65 million contract extension through the 2017-18 season. The Ducks announced the deal Wednesday.

Analysis: Manson will get $825,000 each season of the extension, which is a one-way deal. He made his NHL debut and played 28 games for the Ducks last year, collecting three assists. The Northeastern product was a sixth-round pick by Anaheim in 2011.
7/21/2015 Johan Larsson, Buf, LW
The Sabres have re-signed Larsson to a one-year contract. The Sabres had retained the rights to Larsson by extending him a qualifying offer last month. The signing was announced on Tuesday.

Analysis: The Swedish-born player had six goals and 10 assists in a career-high 39 games with the Sabres last season. Larsson was acquired by Buffalo in a trade that sent captain Jason Pominville to Minnesota in April 2013. Larsson, who turns 23 on Saturday, has an opportunity to become a regular contributor for the rebuilding Sabres this season.
7/20/2015 Craig Smith, Nsh, C
The Nashville Predators have avoided arbitration with Smith by signing the forward to a $21.25 million, five-year contract.

Analysis: Smith, 25, has scored at least 20 goals in two straight seasons. He had five points in six games in Nashville's first-round playoff loss to Chicago.
7/20/2015 Jordan Martinook, Ari, LW
The Arizona Coyotes have signed defenseman Klas Dahlbeck to a one-year, two-way contract and Martinook to a two-year, two-way deal.

Analysis: Martinook had an assist in eight games with the Coyotes and 15 goals and 28 assists in 62 games with Portland.
7/20/2015 Klas Dahlbeck, Ari, D
The Arizona Coyotes have signed Dahlbeck to a one-year, two-way contract and forward Jordan Martinook to a two-year, two-way deal.

Analysis: Dahlbeck had a goal and three assists in 23 games last season with the Coyotes and Chicago Blackhawks. The Swedish player also had four goals and seven assists in 52 games with Portland and Rockford of the American Hockey League.
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