NHL

  • Forward Rickard Rakell has resigned with the Pittsburg Penguins to a 6 year extension. The deal will hold an average annual value of $5 million. Rakell was set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 13 after he played out his final season of his 6 year contract.

 

  • The Ottawa Senators have traded goaltender Matt Murray as well as 2 picks to the Toronto Maple Leafs in return for future considerations. Murray still has 2 more seasons remaining on his deal with a cap hit of $6.25 million. Ottawa will keep 25% of the goaltenders salary as part of the agreement. It will cost the Leafs just below $4.69 million against the books per season. Toronto will get the Senators’ 3rd round pick in 2023 and a 7th round pick in 2024.

 

  • The Colorado Avalanche have signed pending unrestricted free agent Valeri Nichushkin to an 8 year extension. The deal has an average annual value of $6.125 million.

 

  • Forward Christian Fischer has signed a 1 year deal with the Arizona Coyotes. The financial details of the deal have not been confirmed yet.

 

  • Forward Michael Pezzetta is headed back to the Montreal Canadians on a 1 year deal with a $750,000 price tag. Pezzetta was set to become an unrestricted free agent.

 

 

MLB

  • Catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies, J.T. Realmuto will not play the series in Toronto due to Canadas vaccination requirements. He has chosen to not be vaccinated and will take a $260,000 for the absence. Alec Bohm, Aaron Nola and Kyle Gibson are also on the restricted list for this series.

 

  • New York Met Pete Alonso, Atlanta Brave Ronald Acuna Jr., and St. Louis Cardinals legend Albert Pujols have all been confirmed to be participating in the Home Run Derby. The rest of the field will be announced on July 18th.

 

  •  Three different San Diego Padres players smashed 400+ foot homers in the Padres 6-5 win over the Colorado Rockies. Jake Cronenworth rocked a 410 foot solo homerun in the 3rd inning, Manny Machado demolished a giant 446 foot solo shot in the 7th and C.J Abrams lit up a 427 foot 3 run homer in the 8th.