The Edmonton Oilers agreed to terms with defenseman Jeff Petry on a one-year contract, the team announced Monday.
Financial terms were not disclosed, but Hockey Night in Canada reported Petry will make just under $3.1 million.
Selected by the Oilers in the second round (No. 45) of the 2006 draft, Petry had 17 points (seven goals, 10 assists) and 42 penalty minutes in 80 games last season while leading Edmonton in blocked shots (132) and hits (181), the third straight season he ranked in the top-two on the team in hits.
The 26-year-old Petry has spent his entire NHL career with the Oilers, and has 59 points (13 goals, 46 assists) and 107 penalty minutes in 236 games. The Ann Arbor, Mich., native represented USA at the 2014 IIHF World Championship, where he had four assists in eight games, and also played in the tournament in 2012 and 2013.
--- The San Jose Sharks announced they have reached an agreement on a three-year contract with restricted free agent forward Tommy Wingels. While financial details were not disclosed, CSN Bay Area reported on Saturday that the deal is worth $7.4 million, with an average salary cap hit of $2.47 million.
Wingels, 26, had 16 goals and 22 assists in 77 games last season to go along with a team-high 218 hits. He was also used as a penalty killer and on the second power-play unit, and is one of several young players expected to play an increased role next season.
In 157 career NHL games, Wingels has 24 goals and 36 assists.
Restricted free agent defenseman Jason Demers has also filed for salary arbitration for next season.
---The Nashville Predators signed defenseman Anton Volchenkov to a one-year contract worth $1 million.
Volchenkov, 32, had eight assists and 20 penalty minutes in 56 games for the Devils in 2013-14, his fourth season in New Jersey. In 650 career games for the Devils and Ottawa Senators, the hard-hitting defenseman has 19 goals, 126 points and 424 penalty minutes.
The Devils released Volchenkov in June. He had two years left on his contract that would have paid him $4.25 million per season.
--- The Columbus Blue Jackets signed forward Corey Tropp to a two-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Tropp, 24, scored two goals and finished with 11 points in 53 games last season. He was claimed off waivers from the Buffalo Sabres on Nov. 28 and went on to lead the Blue Jackets with a plus-11 rating in 44 games, steadily moving up the lineup with his hard-nosed approach.
"You have to go into the hard areas, and I've always had that mentality ever since I was a little kid," Tropp said in April. "Even then, I was going into the corner 100 mph and trying to get it."
The Blue Jackets also signed defenseman Cody Goloubef to a one-year, two-way contract. Goloubef, 24, has one goal in 17 career NHL games spanning three seasons with the Blue Jackets.
--- The Chicago Blackhawks hired Jimmy Waite as the team's goaltending coach. Waite appeared in 58 games with the Blackhawks over parts of eight seasons from 1988-97.
"I'm very excited to come back to the Chicago Blackhawks, the team that drafted me in 1987" said Waite. "I look forward to working with Corey (Crawford) and Antti (Raanta), and to help contribute to the success of this organization."
Waite spent the past three seasons as the goaltending coach for the Chicoutimi Sagueneens of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League following the end of his 22-year playing career.
--- Ottawa general manager and executive vice president Bryan Murray was recently diagnosed with cancer. The specific type of cancer was not disclosed.
"Mr. Murray is undergoing further testing and will begin treatment immediately for this condition as prescribed by the team's doctors in collaboration with specialists," the team said in a statement. "Mr. Murray's treatment schedule may require him to be away from the Senators' office periodically."
Murray has served as the Senators' GM since June 2007, and added the title of executive vice president of Senators Sports & Entertainment in 2009. He also served as the Senators' coach for two-plus seasons, leading the team to its only Stanley Cup Finals appearance in 2007.
---The Vancouver Canucks announced John Weisbrod was hired as the franchise's Vice President of Player Personnel. Weisbrod was previously the assistant general manager for the Calgary Flames before being fired along with general manager Jay Feaster last December.
Weisbrod and Canucks general manager Jim Benning previously worked together in the scouting department with the Boston Bruins. Weisbrod has also served as the general manager for the NBA's Orlando Magic.
In Vancouver, he joins a front office that includes president of hockey operations Trevor Linden, Benning, Stan Smyl (director of player development) and assistant general managers Lorne Henning and Laurence Gilman.