Hockey transactions

Movements in the world of hockey Wednesday:

National Hockey League

ANAHEIM DUCKS-Signed D Stu Bickel to three-year contract.

ATLANTA THRASHERS-Signed D Ron Hainsey to a five-year contract.

BOSTON BRUINS-Re-signed F Petteri Nokelainen to a multiyear contract.

CALGARY FLAMES-Signed F Curtis Glencross and F Peter Vandermeer. Re-signed D Jim Vandemeer.

CAROLINA HURRICANES-Signed D Josef Melichar to a one-year contract. Agreed to terms with D Joni Pitkanen on a three-year contract.

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS-Named Mark Bernard general manager of minor league affiliations.

COLORADO AVALANCHE-Re-signed F Wojtek Wolski to a two-year contract.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS-Traded RW Nikolai Zherdev and C Dan Fritsche to the New York Rangers for D Christian Backman and D Fedor Tyutin. Signed LW Kristian Huselius to a four-year contract.

DALLAS STARS-Signed LW Sean Avery to a four-year contract and RW B.J. Crombeen to a one-year contract.

DETROIT RED WINGS-Signed F Marian Hossa to a one-year contract.

MINNESOTA WILD-Re-signed D Kurtis Foster.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS-Signed G Drew MacIntyre to a one-year contract.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS-Signed G Yann Danis and C Doug Weight to one-year contracts.

OTTAWA SENATORS-Re-signed RW Shean Donovan to a two-year contract. Signed LW Jarkko Ruutu to a three-year contract.

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PHILADELPHIA FLYERS-Signed D Randy Jones to a two-year contract and F Riley Cote to a three-year contract.

PHOENIX COYOTES-Signed F Derek Nesbitt and D Drew Fata. Re-signed G Al Montoya and LW David Spina.

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS-Re-signed C Evgeni Malkin to a five-year contract extension through the 2013-14 season and D Brooks Orpik to a six-year contract.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING-Re-signed C Ryan Craig to a two-year contract. Signed D Janne Niskala to a one-year contract.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS-Signed F Ryan Johnson, D Nolan Baumgartner and F Alexandre Bolduc. Re-signed G Curtis Sanford.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS-Signed RW Graham Mink and D Tyler Sloan.

American Hockey League


HERSHEY BEARS-Signed RW Graham Mink, LW Maxime Lacroix and D Grant McNeill.


CHARLOTTE CHECKERS-Agreed to terms with C Lee Falardeau.

PHOENIX ROADRUNNERS-Agreed to terms with Brad Church, coach, on a one-year contract.

READING ROYALS-Extended qualifying offers to F Chris Blight, F Shawn Collymore, C Bracken Kearns, RW Charlie Kronschnabel, D Mike Salekin, F Kevin Saurette, D Kevin Schaeffer and F Joe Zappala.