Here is where we’ll keep track of today’s minor transactions:
- The Kings announced the re-signing of center Andrew Crescenzi to a one year, two-way contract. John Hoven reports the deal will pay him $600K at the NHL level and $75K in the AHL. Crescenzi spent last season with the AHL’s Ontario Reign, a minor league affiliate of the Kings, scoring five goals and 16 assists in 67 games. He was the last remaining restricted free agent for Los Angeles to sign.
- Defenseman Steve McCarthy has retired and will join Columbus as an AHL assistant coach, reports Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch. McCarthy played in 302 career NHL games with Chicago, Vancouver, and Atlanta, picking up 55 points and 168 penalty minutes. In that same article, Portzline notes that the Jackets also re-signed AHL head coach Jared Bednar to a two year contract extension.
- New Jersey has signed their AHL head coach Rick Kowalsky to a two year contract, the team announced. The 44 year old won the Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award last season which is given to the AHL’s Most Outstanding Coach. Kowalsky has coached the Albany Devils since 2010-11.