Vancouver Canucks trade defenseman Kevin Bieksa to Anaheim

Defenseman Kevin Bieksa, who spent the past 10 seasons with the Vancouver Canucks, has been traded to Anaheim.

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Tukwila group to submit expansion application to NHL

Connecticut investment banker Ray Bartoszek will submit a formal application to the NHL to acquire an expansion team for Tukwila, a source close to the negotiations has confirmed. Bartoszek, 50, heads a group looking to build a multipurpose arena in the municipality just south of Seattle.

The time is now to make NHL expansion to Seattle happen

Now is the time to do everything possible, and then some, to bring a hockey team here. I’m convinced if that happens, the NBA won’t be too far behind. The alternative is to keep lamenting the loss of the Sonics and pine indefinitely for the NHL and NBA.

Carey Price takes top honors

Carey Price, the Montreal Canadiens’ record-setting goalie, claimed the Hart Trophy, the Vezina Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award at the NHL’s annual postseason bash Wednesday night in Las Vegas.

Seattle listed as contender for new pro hockey team

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman listed Seattle, Las Vegas and Quebec City as three places from which he’s received the most expressed interest. The league will accept applications starting July 6 through Aug. 10, though Bettman doesn’t expect a new team until the 2017-18 season.