Hockey News: Kesler Signs 6-Year Extension; Oduya Signs with Stars

Wednesday ended up being a busy day in the NHL. Here are the headlines you won’t want to miss:

Ryan Kesler signs six-year, $41.25 million extension with the Ducks. [OC Register]

Kesler contract keeps the Ducks in a win-now mentality. [Puck Daddy]

Details on Johnny Oduya’s new contract with the Stars. [Bleacher Report]

Justin Schultz and the Oilers avoided arbitration, signed a one-year deal. [CBS Sports]

Schultz is looking at his extension as a “fresh start.” [Edmonton Journal]

Justin Schultz
Justin Schultz (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)

The Rangers are locking up many RFAs, but Derek Stepan remains. [Hockey Buzz]

Jonathan Toews took home best NHL player at the ESPYs. [The Score]

Seattle is hoping for the NHL to come before the NBA. [Seattle Times]

The Coyotes’ acquisition of Chris Pronger’s contract seems fishy. [Today’s Slapshot]

The Sharks will travel the longest and the Red Wings will travel the fewest next season. [Pro Hockey Talk]