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Hockey transactions

Movements in the world of hockey Wednesday:

National Hockey League

CAROLINA HURRICANES-Signed F Chad LaRose to a one-year contract.

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS-Promoted Mark Kelley to director of amateur scouting.

COLORADO AVALANCHE-Named Dave Barr assistnat coach.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS-Signed Ken Hitchcock, coach, to a three-year contact extension, through the 2011-12 season.

FLORIDA PANTHERS-Re-signed RW Anthony Stewart. Named Jim Hulton assistant coach and Jamie Pringle video coach.

MONTREAL CANADIENS-Signed D Josh Gorges to a three-year contract.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS-Agreed to terms with F Josh Gratton on a one-year contract.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS-Signed D Brendan Witt to a two-year contract extension, through the 2010-2011 season.

PHOENIX COYOTES-Named Thomas Steen professional scout.

SAN JOSE SHARKS-Re-signed D Christian Ehrhoff to a three-year contract.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING-Signed D Andrew Hutchinson to a two-year contract. Named Tom Kurvers assistant general manager, Jim Hammett director of player personnel, Greg Malone professional scout and Rick Tocchet, Wes Walz and Cap Raeder assistant coaches.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS-Signed C Brooks Laich to a three-year contract.

American Hockey League

IOWA-Announced it name will be the Iowa Chops.

GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS-Named Andrew Christmann corporate sale account executive, Amber Greeley group ticket sales account executive and Chris Kroeze accounting assistant.

HARTFORD WOLF PACK-Exercised their contract option for F Jordan Owens for next season.

SYRACUSE CRUNCH-Announced Columbus (NHL) signed D Andrey Plekhanov to a two-year contract and D Clay Wilson and LW John Vigilante to one-year contracts.

ECHL

READING ROYALS-Announced the team will be affiliated with the Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL) and Toronto Marlies (AHL).

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