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The New Jersey Devils agreed to a one-year contract with future Hall of Fame forward Jaromir Jagr.

ESPN.com reported Jagr has agreed to the deal, although the team had not confirmed the signing.

Jagr, 41, scored 16 goals and had 19 assists last season, playing for the Stars and Bruins. In the playoffs, he had no goals and 10 assists in 22 games.

The Devils would be the seventh NHL stop for Jagr, who has 681 career NHL goals.

He started his career for the Penguins in 1990-91, winning two Stanley Cup titles, and he has played for the Capitals and Rangers and Flyers in addition to the Stars and Bruins.

Jagr will be counted on to help counter the absence of Ilya Kovalchuk, who retired from the NHL last week and signed a four-year contract to play in the Kontinental Hockey League in his native Russia.

Babcock to coach Canada

Mike Babcock will return as coach of Canada's Olympic hockey team.

The Red Wings' coach will have the Blues' Ken Hitchcock,the Stars' Lindy Ruff and the Bruins' Claude Julien as assistants at next year's Sochi Games, Hockey Canada announced.

Julien is the only newcomer to the staff that led Canada to a gold medal at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. He replaces Jacques Lemaire.

Jets, Little agree to deal

The Jets re-signed center Bryan Little to a five-year contract worth $23.5 million.

The 25-year-old Little plays on Winnipeg's top line with captain Andrew Ladd and Blake Wheeler.

Little, who avoided arbitration, had seven goals and 25 assists in 48 games last season.

Leafs re-sign defenseman

The Maple Leafs re-signed defenseman Carl Gunnarsson to a three-year deal, avoiding salary arbitration.

Gunnarsson, 26, had one goal and 14 assists last season.

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