Bruins Rumors & News

  • Bruins make BU defenseman Charlie McAvoy their first choice

    Boston Herald "The Bruins did not use their No. 14 pick last night to lure an established defenseman in a trade for the here and now. Instead, they kept the pick and used it on a defenseman for the future. How distant that future is will be up to the player. The B’s chose 6-foot, 199-pound Boston..." June 26

  • Boston picks Ryan Lindgren 49th overall

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "Ryan Lindgren was been selected 49th overall by the Boston Bruins earlier today. He was ranked 49th among NA skaters. A product of the USNTDP, he has been described as a defensively minded player. His skating work, smart play, balanced frame, and actual ability when it comes to playing defense...." June 26

  • Bruins pick Cameron Clarke 136th overall

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "The Bruins seem to like defensemen going into the NCAA. Cameron Clarke is a player who made an interesting choice not three years ago. Starting as a forward, he went to his first major midget tryout as a defenseman, and blew the roof off of the NAHL, ending up a player good enough to be honored..." June 26

  • Bruins pick Oskar Steen 165th overall

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "As with most later round picks, this one is more of a project waiting to happen and hopefully blossom. Here's what you need to know. Oskar Steen has been playing with Farjestad for almost all of his career when he wasn't playing for the swedish national team U20s. Steen's small, but his biggest..." June 26

  • Bruins pick Joona Koppanen 135th overall

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "Several rounds pass, and the Bruins draft a LARGE finnish guy 135th overall. Okay, you want more than that, obviously. Joona Koppanen is ranked 27th in NHL central scouting, and was a key part of the Ilves U20 system. Scouts and fans were impressed with his defensive skill and his hockey..." June 26

  • Bruins expecting Hayes to step up next season

    CSN New England "With it appearing that Loui Eriksson is all but gone from the Bruins with the July 1 opening of free agency around the corner, B’s general manager Don Sweeney must find a way to replace the second-leading point man from last year’s hockey club. With or without a suitable Eriksson replacement at..." June 26

  • NHL Draft Picks Tracker

    NHL.com "The first round of the 2016 NHL Draft at First Niagara Center on Friday marked the first step toward an NHL career for 30 young men. NHL.com has the vital information and analysis for each selection here. DATA TRACKER: PICK-BY-PICK 1. Toronto Maple Leafs - Auston Matthews, C,..." June 25

  • Bruins legend Ray Bourque arrested on DWI charges

    WCVB "Boston Bruins legend Ray Bourque has been arrested on DWI charges, Andover police said. Bourque was arrested Friday night, police said. No other information was immediately available. Stay with WCVB and WCVB.com for the latest on this breaking news story." June 25

  • Agent 'surprised' Shattenkirk wasn't traded at draft

    The Score "With rumors linking Kevin Shattenkirk to the Edmonton Oilers and Boston Bruins during the NHL draft, it appeared the St. Louis Blues defenseman would be dealt by Saturday. However, a trade never came to be - much to the surprise of the blue-liner's agent, Jordan Neumann. "Based on the..." June 25

  • Sweeney on Lack of B's Deals: " I Wasn't Trading David Pastrnak"

    CSN New England "A year ago Don Sweeney traded away one of his talented young players for pennies on the dollar when he shipped Dougie Hamilton to Calgary for three draft picks, and it would appear he’s learned from that experience. While the Bruins general manager admitted he was desperately in search of some..." June 25

  • NHL Entry Draft's later rounds wrongly ignored on many levels

    Edmonton Journal "The 2016 NHL Entry Draft will unfold this Friday, when the Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to draft Auston Matthews first overall. History has proven the first round is usually where the most prolific offensive players are chosen. The top-25 point producers during the last five NHL seasons..." June 24

  • Panthers fielding several trade offers for Kulikov; Bruins interested

    The Score "Dmitry Kulikov may be the odd man out on the Florida Panthers' blue line. With Keith Yandle officially locked up on a long-term deal and Aaron Ekblad reportedly nearing one of his own, several teams are reportedly calling to see if Kulikov could be had in a trade. The Boston Bruins are..." June 24

  • Bruins will take one last shot at signing Eriksson: 'It may not happen'

    The Score "The Boston Bruins and Loui Eriksson are reportedly at an impasse with respect to a contract extension, but the club will take one more shot at signing the winger before he hits free agency, general manager Don Sweeney said Thursday. The length of the deal is apparently what's holding..." June 24

  • NHL confirms expansion to Las Vegas for 2017-18 season

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced Wednesday that the league's Board of Governors unanimously approved expansion to Las Vegas for the 2017-18 season. Bill Foley will be principal owner of the franchise, which will play its home games at the recently opened T-Mobile Arena. Foley and his..." June 22

  • Here's your handy guide to how the NHL's Las Vegas expansion draft will work

    SB Nation "The NHL announced their expansion into Las Vegas on Wednesday afternoon. That's all very exciting for their fans and the city of Las Vegas, but the fans of the other 30 teams are probably wondering what this means for their clubs. That's because an expansion draft is coming in 2017. Every NHL..." June 22

  • NHL sets 2016-17 salary cap at $73M

    The Score "The salary cap for the 2016-17 NHL season has been set at $73 million, with a floor of $54 million, the league and NHLPA announced on Tuesday. The new cap marks an increase $1.6 million (2.2 percent) from last season, and comes from the NHLPA's vote to use its five-percent growth factor." June 22

  • Oilers, Bruins Calling About Kevin Shattenkirk

    The Hockey Writers "With summer trade season fully underway, it’s not surprising that two of the teams with the biggest defensive gaps — the Edmonton Oilers and Boston Bruins — are reported to have made calls to the St. Louis Blues about defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk. ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun told TSN 1040 that both..." June 21

  • NHL releases full schedule for 2016-17 season

    Sportsnet "he NHL’s 2016-17 regular season will commence Wednesday, Oct. 12, with a four-game slate, highlighted by the Edmonton Oilers playing their first game at their new arena, Rogers Place. The 1,230-game regular-season schedule – 82 games per team – will conclude Sunday, April 9. After closing..." June 21

  • Bruins Deal With Changing Market as they Seek to Acquire Defense Help

    CSN New England "They're not quite in desperate straits just yet, but the Bruins' search for a viable top-4 “transitional defenseman” hasn't gotten off to a great start. It began last week, when Avalanche president Joe Sakic said flatly that, despite rumors to the contrary, defenseman Tyson Barrie will be with..." June 21

  • NHL 2016-17 home openers announced, Penguins to host Capitals

    The Score "Just eight days after the Pittsburgh Penguins captured the Stanley Cup, the NHL announced they will raise their fourth championship banner to the rafters Oct. 13 when Sidney Crosby will host Alex Ovechkin and the rival Washington Capitals. The season will start a week later than usual with the..." June 20

  • Bruins may be interested in trading for Florida defenseman Dmitry Kulikov

    CSN New England "With the Arizona Coyotes shipping out a fifth round pick to the Dallas Stars for the right to negotiate with impending free agent defenseman Alex Goligoski, the Game of NHL Thrones: Defensemen Edition has begun. The Boston Bruins would have been, and could still be, a potential suitor for..." June 18

  • Loui Eriksson waiting on new contract offer from Bruins

    CBS Boston "The Boston Bruins and Loui Eriksson continue to negotiate a new contract for the pending unrestricted free agent winger. Agent J.P. Barry of CAA Sports, who represents Eriksson, says he has been waiting to receive a fresh contract offer from GM Don Sweeney. According to ESPN hockey writer..." June 17

  • Top 10 trade candidates at the 2016 NHL draft

    The Hockey News "Draft day has usurped trade deadline day and free agent day as the NHL’s most exciting off-ice event, and it’s not because of the drafting. The last weekend in June has become a lightning rod for blockbuster trades because, unlike at the trade deadline, almost every franchise is a theoretical..." June 16

  • Bruins Ink Peter Cehlarik to ELC

    The Hockey Writers "The Boston Bruins have signed 2013 3rd round draft pick (90th overall) Peter Cehlarik to a three-year, entry-level contract, according to multiple sources. The deal will carry an AAV of $742,500 after a $650,000 salary and $278,000 bonuses (performance and signing combined). The 6-foot-2 Slovak..." June 16

  • Order Of Selection For The 2016 NHL Draft

    kuklaskorner "The National Hockey League announced today the order of selection for the 2016 NHL Draft, June 24-25 at First Niagara Center in Buffalo. The first round will be conducted on Friday, June 24 and broadcast live by NBCSN in the United States and Sportsnet and TVA in Canada, beginning at 7 p.m., ET...." June 16

  • Bob McKenzie: Many teams interested in making ‘seismic shifts’ via trade

    Today's Slapshot "Bob McKenzie was on Vancouver’s TSN 1040 on Tuesday morning. On what he’s hearing on the trade rumor front: “Hard to say at this point. We just got off the Cup Final. I’ve got to zip out to Detroit for the Gordie Howe funeral tomorrow. We’ve got the awards in Vegas, then on to the draft in..." June 15

  • NHL buyout window opening: 13 top candidates

    Sportsnet "Painfully under-performing players, cumbersome contracts and a “relatively flat” 2016-17 salary cap got you down? Fear not, National Hockey League general managers. The annual buyout window will soon give you an easy out. All you have to do is convince your team’s owner to shell out millions..." June 14

  • Sweden sets European record for NHL participation, Canada hits record low

    The Score "Sweden's presence in the NHL is reaching unprecedented levels. A record 87 Swedish players - or 8.8 percent of the league - played at least one game this season, according to the IIHF. That's the highest figure ever by a European nation in league history, and the number of European NHL..." June 08

  • Bruins looking to improve defense through trades

    The Hockey News "With the NHL draft and free agency fast approaching, speculation persists in the Boston media over what Bruins GM Don Sweeney will do to bolster his D-corps. CSNNE.com’s Joe Haggerty reports free agency isn’t Sweeney’s preferred route this summer. However, he points out that puck-moving..." June 08

  • NHL executive committee recommends Las Vegas expansion

    Yahoo! Sports "NHL expansion is reportedly coming to Las Vegas. On Tuesday night Sin Bin Vegas cited sources "with extensive knowledge of the organization and the expansion process" saying that the NHL’s executive committee "formulated a positive recommendation for expansion" to Las Vegas for the 2017-18..." June 08

  • Bruins Know What Need To Be Done, But Can They Do It?

    CSN New England "Like all of us on the outside of the Stanley Cup playoffs, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney has his observations about the teams that made it to the end. The Pittsburgh Penguins were, like the B's, on a course set for the mediocre middle until they made a bold coaching change, called up a..." June 07

  • Prospects suffer at NHL combine; Bruins could next season

    Boston Herald "Only a few NHL general managers were sighted at Buffalo’s HarborCenter on Saturday watching the league’s scouting combine, a nearly 10-hour marathon of less-than-scintillating entertainment value. Unless your idea of fun is watching teenagers do bench-presses and pull-ups and ride a stationary..." June 06

  • Sweeney: Bruins want to track 'On early side of things' with Marchand extension

    CSN New England "There are pressing concerns for the Bruins this summer. Most important is landing the transitional defenseman that was missing from the B’s defense corps last season, and Don Sweeney is also pushing contract talks ahead with Loui Eriksson and Torey Krug with contracts expiring for both key..." June 04

  • ‘It comes down to how far we want to stretch,’ says Bruins GM of contract talks with pending UFA Eriksson

    CSN New England "Don Sweeney is in the city of Buffalo this week to watch over the best and brightest prospects up to be drafted three weeks from now, but that doesn’t stop the other parts of the GM job from getting done. Sweeney met with the agent for Loui Eriksson, J.P. Barry, and said they had some positive..." June 04

  • Buckle up for a busy month of trade activity

    TSN "Buckle up. The run up to July 1’s Free Agent Frenzy could be the craziest in NHL history, with a flurry of trade activity like we’ve never seen before created by a projected flat salary cap and a potential expansion draft that could cause teams to make a pre-emptive strike this summer. And..." June 02

  • Blue Jackets, Oilers holding on to 2nd-round picks as compensation deadline arrives

    The Score "It's arguably the least sexy deadline day. Take it away, Elliotte Friedman: According to Friedman, the Columbus Blue Jackets, who hired head coach John Tortorella from the Vancouver Canucks, are holding on to their 2016 second-round draft pick. Columbus has another two years to fork over a..." June 02

  • Khokhlachev Leaves Bruins, Signs with Bruins

    CSN New England "Another once-valued Boston Bruins asset might be heading out the door with nothing coming back in return. Russian prospect Alex Khokhlachev has signed a contract with SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL, according to a report out of Russia. The deal will become official after his entry-level contract..." May 31

  • NHL players in the Olympics may hinge on who picks up cost

    Puck Drunk Love "Will the NHL participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea? A formal decision hasn’t been made, but Gary Bettman made a few comments prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final which hints that the league won’t be participating unless someone else picks up the..." May 31

  • Max Talbot signs in KHL

    Pro Hockey Talk "Earlier this week, we passed along word that veteran NHLer Max Talbot was contemplating a move to Europe. On Friday, that move was made official. KHL club Lokomotiv Yaroslavl announced that Talbot has agreed to a one-year contract. " May 27

  • Hockey’s Loonie Problem May Cost NHL $200 Million, Bettman Says

    Bloomberg "The National Hockey League may miss out on as much as $200 million this season because of the slide of the Canadian dollar, according to league commissioner Gary Bettman. Bettman said in an interview on Bloomberg Television that while he still believes the NHL will set a revenue record this..." May 25

  • Max Talbot considering options in Europe

    Today's Slapshot "The Boston Bruins didn’t get much in the way of production from veteran depth center Max Talbot during his tenure with the team, seeing just seven points in 38 games through the 2015-16 season and three assists in 18 games following the 2014-15 trade deadline. Now, after a less-than-impressive..." May 25

  • Loui Eriksson, Torey Krug’s Pending Free Agency Is Top Of Bruins’ Mind

    NESN "The Boston Bruins have several decisions to make on players who will be eligible for unrestricted and restricted free agency before July 1, and general manager Don Sweeney provided updates on a few of them Wednesday. The most important decision involves veteran winger Loui Eriksson, who will be a..." May 25

  • Bruins will be ‘aggressive’ in pursuit of puck-mover

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Boston Bruins are going to be aggressive in their pursuit of a “transitional” defenseman this offseason. GM Don Sweeney understands it won’t be easy, given all the other teams that will be looking for the exact same thing, but he plans to pursue a puck-mover “either through free agency or..." May 25

  • Bruins sign Kevan Miller to 4-year, $10M extension

    The Score "The Boston Bruins and defenseman Kevan Miller have agreed to a four-year, $10-million contract extension, general manager Don Sweeney announced Tuesday. In his first full NHL campaign, the 28-year-old set career highs in goals (five), assists (13), and games played (71). The stay-at-home..." May 24

  • Bruins add Jay Pandolfo, Bruce Cassidy to coaching staff

    The Score "Claude Julien will share his bench with some new faces next season. Former NHLers Jay Pandolfo and Bruce Cassidy joined the Boston Bruins' coaching staff as assistants, the team announced Tuesday. Meanwhile, Joe Sacco and Bob Essensa will remain as assistants. Doug Houda (now with the..." May 24

  • Dennis Seidenberg plans to be with Bruins next season

    Boston Herald "Dennis Seidenberg is not only one of the more affable Bruins, he’s also very aware of what is being written and said. When asked last night if he had any more clarity on his situation with the B’s, the defenseman didn’t miss a beat. “I’m getting bought out and I’m done playing hockey,”..." May 24

  • Bruins could have Chiarelli compensation pushed back another year

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "Earlier today, OilersNation was alerted to a potential loophole in the original compensation for hired coaches and management, and the Bruins are one of the five teams waiting to receive either a second or a third round pick. Here is a list of executives hired, and teams that hired them during the..." May 21

  • It ‘doesn’t look very good’ for NHL participation in 2018 Winter Olympics: IIHF president

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL appreciates the effort IIHF president Rene Fasel is making to get the best hockey players in the world to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. But that doesn’t mean the league is going to open its wallet to help him out. “Rene is a friend of hockey and a champion for the sport,”..." May 17

  • After one season with the Bruins, Kemppainen signs in KHL

    CSN New England "Finnish center Joonas Kemppainen is one-and-done as a member of the Bruins. His agent, J.P. Barry, confirmed to CSNNE.com that his client has signed a one-year deal with KHL team Sibiu Novosibirsk for the upcoming season. Kemppainen, 28, signed a one-year deal with the Bruins last summer as Don..." May 15

  • Former Penguins star Kevin Stevens faces drug charges

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Kevin Stevens, a core member of the Penguins' Stanley Cup-winning teams in 1991 and 1992, was charged in federal court Thursday in Massachusetts with conspiring to sell oxycodone, the Boston Globe reported. The Globe reported that court records say Stevens, who has a history of battling..." May 13