Quick Hits: Retiring AHLers, Promotions and Hirings, Players Signings and Buyouts
Retiring AHLers

Patrick Williams: Some notable players who retired from the AHL this offseason.

F Michael Bournival (SYR)
G Peter Budaj (ONT)
D Chris Butler (SA)
F Colin Greening (TOR)
F Wade Megan (GR)
F Travis Morin (TEX)
D Jaime Sifers (UTI)

Management promotions and hirings

Tampa Bay Lightning: Management promotions and hirings.

• Darryl Plandowski | Assistant Director of Amateur Scouting
• John Rosso | Assistant Director of Player Personnel
• Brad Whelen | Assistant Director of Amateur Scouting


• Grant Armstrong | Amateur Scout
• JP Cote | Director of Player Development
• Josh Dye | Amateur Scout
• Mike Ellis | Director of Skill Development
• Stephen Gionta | Professional Scout
• Jared Waimon | Goaltending Scout

Matt Vensel: Matt Cullen has been hired in a player development role for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Player signings

Lance Lysowski: The Buffalo Sabres have signed RFA Remi Elie to a one-year, two-way contract worth $700,000.

Elise Butler of NHL.com: The St. Louis Blues have signed forward Nikita Alexandrov to a three-year, two-way contract. He was their 2nd round pick in this year’s draft.

Jesse Granger: The Vegas Golden Knights have signed Marcus Kallionkieli to a three-year entry-level deal.

The Buyouts

Elliotte Friedman: The Calgary Flames have put defenseman Michael Stone on waivers for the purpose of a buyout.

New York Rangers: Kevin Shattenkirk has been officially bought out by the Rangers.

“Today’s decision was a very difficult one,” Rangers President John Davidson said. “Kevin is a great person and teammate and he was extremely proud to be a New York Ranger. We wish him and his family all the best going forward.”

With Shattenkirk’s buyout official, we now show the #Rangers with $1,010,201 in projected cap space based on a roster of 22* (14F/6D/2G)

Two RFAs remain unsigned:
Brendan Lemieux
Tony Deangelo

*Includes Matt Beleskey who was buried most of last season.https://t.co/QZwIPWiV0y pic.twitter.com/Ka769wlKPR

— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) August 1, 2019