The Dallas Stars began the NHL's free-agency period on Tuesday by trading for Jason Spezza and acquiring Ales Hemsky.
The Ottawa Senators traded Spezza and prospect Ludvig Karlsson to the Stars for winger Alex Chiasson, prospects Alex Guptill and Nicholas Paul, and a second-round draft pick in 2015.
The 31-year-old Spezza, who signed for the 2014-15 season at $4 million, produced 25 goals and 43 assists for the Senators last season. He had asked the Senators to trade him.
According to reports, Spezza used his limited no-trade clause to nix a deal with the Nashville Predators.
Chiasson, 23, totaled 13 goals and 22 assists for the Stars last season. He has one more season on his contract before he becomes a restricted free agent in 2015.
Hemsky signed a three-year, $12 million contract with the Stars, TSN reported.
He played with Spezza last season in Ottawa after the Edmonton Oilers dealt him at the trade deadline. In 20 games for the Senators, the 30-year-old Hemsky had 17 points. In 75 games between the two teams, he had 13 goals and 43 points.
"I'd like to keep growing and improving," Stoner said. "Hopefully, the next few years here in Anaheim are the best of my career."
The 29-year-old has four goals, 31 points and 296 penalty minutes in 227 games with the Minnesota Wild.
In addition, Anaheim inked goaltender Jason LaBarbera, 34, to a one-year contract. LaBarbera appeared in 182 NHL games, including seven with the Edmonton Oilers last season when he was 1-3-0 with a 3.28 goals-against average and .870 save percentage.
---Goaltender Ryan Miller is headed to the Vancouver Canucks after signing a three-year, $6 million contract on Tuesday.
Miller spent the bulk of his career with the Buffalo Sabres, winning 284 games with a 2.60 goals-against average and a .916 save percentage, before he was traded at the deadline last season to the St. Louis Blues.
With the Blues, he posted a 10-8-1 record with a .903 save percentage and then went 2-4 in the playoffs with a .897 save percentage.
Miller was the goalie on the U.S. team that won the silver medal in the 2010 Winter Olympics. He had a 5-1 record, a 1.35 goals-against average and a .946 save percentage en route to being named the tournament most valuable player.
---The Detroit Red Wings reached an agreement with restricted free agent forward Riley Sheahan on a two-year contract extension Tuesday.
According to Mlive.com, the deal is for two years and $1.9 million. Sheahan previously made $900,000 per year with performance and signing bonuses as part of his entry-level contract.
The 20-year-old Sheahan, a first-round draft pick out of Notre Dame in 2010, scored nine goals and had 24 points in 42 games last season for the Red Wings. He also contributed during Detroit's first-round to the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
The 28-year-old gets a slight raise on the two-year $7.55 million contract he previously signed with the club, which makes him the third highest paid defenseman on the team.
Quincy scored four goals and had pedestrian 13 points and a minus-5 plus-minus rating last season.
---The Pittsburgh Penguins made some pickups on the first day of NHL free agency, signing defenseman Christian Ehrhoff, forward Blake Comeau and goaltender Thomas Greiss to a one-year contracts on Tuesday.
Ehrhoff's deal is worth $4 million for the 2014-15 season, according to TSN.
Ehrhoff, considered one of the best unrestricted free agent defensemen on the market this year, fills a need on the back line for the Penguins with Matt Niskanen becoming a free agent. Last season, Ehrhoff had six goals and 27 assists in 79 games for the Buffalo Sabres.
---The Montreal Canadiens signed free-agent forward Manny Malhotra to a one-year, $850,000 contract on Tuesday.
The 34-year-old Malhotra had seven goals and six assists in 69 games with the Carolina Hurricanes last season.
Malhotra overcame a serious eye injury in 2011 while he was with the Vancouver Canucks that threatened to end his hockey career. He broke into the league with the New York Rangers in 1998 and also spent time with the Dallas Stars, Columbus Blue Jackets, San Jose Sharks and the Canucks. In 2007-08, he had a career-high 35 points for the Jackets.
---The St. Louis Blues landed a center in free agency on Tuesday, signing Paul Stastny to a four-year, $28 million contract.
Stastny, considered the top center available on the market this summer, could not reach a deal with the Colorado Avalanche to remain with the club, which wanted him back at a reduced salary.
According to reports, the Avalanche weren't interested in matching the Blues' offer of $7 million per year for Stastny.
In 71 regular-season games last season for Colorado, Stastny had 25 goals and 35 assists.
The 28-year-old has eight years of experience in the NHL, all with the Avalanche. His 458 points include 160 goals in 538 regular-season games, including a career-best 70 in 2010. He also has 18 points in 22 postseason games.
---The Calgary Flames signed forward Mason Raymond and defenseman-forward Deryk Engelland to three-year contracts.
Raymond's deal was worth $9.5 million and Engelland received $8.7 million. The 28-year-old Raymond had 19 goals and 26 assists last season for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Engelland brings some toughness to the roster that the Flames were seeking. The 32-year-old veteran collected six goals and six assists in 56 games for the Pittsburgh Penguins last season.
---The Florida Panthers reached contract agreements with centers Dave Bolland and Jussi Jokinen and goaltender Al Montoya.
Bolland's deal is worth $27.5 million over five years and Jokinen's contract is $16 million over four years. Montoya's contract terms were not available.
Bolland was limited to 23 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs last season after suffering a severed tendon in his left ankle. He finished with eight goals and four assists.
The 28-year-old Bolland rejoins Panthers general Dale Tallon, who with the Chicago Blackhawks when Bolland played there.
Jokinen had 57 points (21 goals, 36 assists) last season for the Pittsburgh Penguins.