KAMLOOPS, British Columbia (AP) A British Columbia appeals court judge has denied a prosecution request to increase Dallas Stars owner Tom Gaglardi’s $140,000 fine for polluting a lake during renovations on his Kamloops vacation property.
Gaglardi was found guilty in December on two counts of harmful alteration of a fish habitat for work done in 2010. Prosecutors on Thursday asked Justice Susan Griffin of the British Columbia Supreme Court to raise the fine to $500,000, but Griffin ruled the lesser penalty was appropriate under case law.
Gaglardi also owns the Western Hockey League’s Kamloops Blazers and heads Northland Properties, which was continue
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Coyotes signed first-round draft pick Nick Merkley to a three-year, entry-level contract Thursday.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The 18-year-old right wing, selected 30th in the June draft, had 20 goals and 70 regular-season games last season for assistant last season for Kelowna in the Western Hockey League. He also had five goals and 22 assists in 19 playoff games to help the Rockets win the league title, and added three goals and two assists in the Memorial Cup.
Merkley was the Coyotes’ second first-round pick. They took center Dylan Strome with the No. continue
CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to a one-year contract with forward Joakim Nordstrom.
The 23-year-old Nordstrom appeared in three playoff games as Chicago won its third Stanley Cup in six seasons. He also had three assists in 38 regular-season games.
The Blackhawks announced the move on Wednesday. Terms were not disclosed.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Devils defenseman Bryce Salvador has retired after nearly 800 games in 14 NHL seasons.
The NHL Players Association announced Salvador’s retirement on Wednesday.
Salvador was a captain for the Devils the past three seasons but missed most all but 15 games last season with a back injury.
He finishes his career with 24 goals and 86 assists in 786 games split between the Devils and the St. Louis Blues.
Salvador says he’s looking forward to continuing his involvement in hockey. He says he’s thankful that his two sons were able to see him play after he thought his career was continue
ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Blues have invited forward Scottie Upshall to training camp for a tryout.
The 31-year-old Upshall had eight goals and seven assists in 63 games with the Panthers last season.
Upshall is a 12-year veteran with previous stints in Columbus, Phoenix, Philadelphia and Nashville. He was the sixth overall pick in 2002 by the Predators and has 234 points in 553 career games.