The Vancouver Canucks named Willie Desjardins as head coach on Monday.
Desjardins replaces John Tortorella, who was fired after the Canucks missed the playoffs for the first time since 2008.
Desjardins was an assistant with the Dallas Stars from 2010-12 and guided the AHL's Texas Stars to a Calder Cup title. This is his first NHL head coaching job.
Desjardins, 57, spent the last two seasons in the AHL. He was named AHL coach of the year for the 2012-13 when Texas won its first South Division regular-season title.
---The Montreal Canadiens agreed to a three-year contract extension with defenseman Andrei Markov.
Financial terms were not disclosed by the team, but the CBC reported that the average annual value of the deal is $5.75 million per season. Markov would have become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
---The Phoenix Coyotes will officially become the Arizona Coyotes at the NHL Draft on Friday when the team makes the No. 12 overall selection.
The franchise has been the Phoenix Coyotes since relocating from Winnipeg in 1996. However, the new ownership group wants a more inclusive name for the state of Arizona.
---The Columbus Blue Jackets traded forward R.J. Umberger and a fourth-round pick in the 2015 draft to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for forward Scott Hartnell.
Umberger had 18 goals and 34 points in 74 games for the Blue Jackets in 2013-14. The 32-year-old left winger spent his first three NHL seasons with the Flyers, who traded him to the Blue Jackets in June 2008 for two draft picks.
Hartnell, 32, had 20 goals and 52 points in 78 games in 2013-14, his seventh in Philadelphia. He scored at least 20 goals in five of those seven seasons, including a career-best 37 in 2011-12.