NHL: Devils sold, Landeskog extended

The big story of today’s hockey news begins with the New Jersey Devils being sold to the owner of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, Joshua Harris for $320 million.

Harris and business partner David Blizter announced the transaction earlier today, and they also announced that long time Devils President and General Manager Lou Lamoriello will remain in charge of hockey operations.

According to ESPN.com the new owner made the following statement, “What I am interested in is absolute success on and off the ice, and having the highest quality people and bringing the fans a great experience and winning,” said Harris, the co-founder of Apollo Global Management.

The Devils were owned by former Lehman Brothers executive Jeff Vanderbeek, from 2004-2013.

In the other news that has the National Hockey Leagues buzzing is that the Colorado Avalanche have locked up captain and former Calder Trophy winner Gabriel Landeskog to what NHL.com reports is a seven year $39 million deal that will see the youngest captain in the NHL remain with the Avs until 2020-21 season.

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