Hurricanes Rumors & News

  • Disgruntled ‘Canes forward Nestrasil signs in KHL

    Pro Hockey Talk "Andrej Nestrasil, the Carolina forward that spent last year primarily in the AHL, has signed on to play with KHL club Neftekhimik, the league announced on Friday. Nestrasil, 26, made waves back in March while playing for the Charlotte Checkers, unloading on the ‘Canes organization in an..." August 05

  • Hurricanes' Brett Pesce: Commands long-term extension

    CBS Sports "Pesce agreed to a six-year, $24.15 million contract extension with the Hurricanes on Tuesday. Lauded for his two-way game, Pesce added 20 points last season, plus he and defensive partner Jaccob Slavin accounted for a franchise-best plus-23 rating. " August 01

  • Karmanos still not sure offer to buy Hurricanes ‘cuts the mustard’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Peter Karmanos is willing to give Chuck Greenberg some time to put his investment group together. But in an interview with Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer, Karmanos wanted to be clear that he has not yet agreed to sell the Carolina Hurricanes. Before a transaction is finalized,..." August 01

  • Hurricanes have big plans for Gauthier "Carolina Hurricanes forward prospect Julien Gauthier always has stood out among his peers on the ice. That was the case in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, where he used his 6-foot-4, 225-pound frame to dominate against smaller players in their late teens. The same was true in early July,..." July 29

  • Hurricanes give Di Giuseppe a two-way deal for 2017-18 "Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with forward Phil Di Giuseppe on a one-year contract." July 28

  • Potential new Hurricanes owner concerned with ‘revitalizing Raleigh as a hockey market’

    Raleigh News & Observer "No one can talk about Chuck Greenberg’s ownership of the minor-league Frisco RoughRiders without talking about the lazy river. The signature feature of the Class AA ballpark in suburban Dallas isn’t one of the biggest scoreboards in minor-league baseball or the array of food options. It’s the..." July 23

  • AHL players eligible to appear in 2018 Winter Olympics

    Fanrag Sports "As the war wages on of which hockey players can and cannot appear in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, another shoe dropped on Wednesday night with the announcement that players on AHL contracts will be allowed to appear. The same does not hold true at this time for those who..." July 20

  • Hurricanes attendance down 32 per cent over 10 years

    TSN "According to the financial news website 24/7 Wall St., the Carolina Hurricanes have suffered the second largest attendance drop in major league sports over the past 10 years. The outlet reviewed the 10-year average home attendance of franchises in the MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL to see which teams..." July 19

  • Hurricanes sign 1st-round pick Necas

    Charlotte Observer "The Carolina Hurricanes announced Friday that 2017 first-round draft selection Martin Necas has been signed to a three-year, entry-level contract. The deal will pay Necas $832,500 on the NHL level or $70,000 on the American Hockey League level per season. The Czech Republic forward receives a..." July 14

  • Forbes calls report of offer to buy Hurricanes ‘bogus’ and ‘fake news’ "Yesterday's news that the Carolina Hurricanes are close to being sold for $500 million is bogus. Yes, Chuck Greenberg is trying to buy the money-losing NHL franchise. But all Greenberg has right now is a non-binding letter of intent. Moreover, the real price (enterpise value) is nowhere near..." July 14

  • Analyzing five potential trade destinations for Matt Duchene

    Sportsnet "What are you expecting to get from Matt Duchene if you trade for him? A Calder Trophy finalist in his rookie season, Duchene’s production has been all over the map in his eight-season career. Peaking as nearly a point-per-game player in 2012-13 and 2013-14 (43 points in 47 games and 70 in 71..." July 14

  • Karmanos evaluating offer for Hurricanes; team would stay in Raleigh

    Raleigh News & Observer "Peter Karmanos Jr., majority owner of the Carolina Hurricanes, is considering an offer to sell the team that would keep the NHL franchise in Raleigh. A statement issued by the team Thursday said: “Since an offer has been made to purchase the team, Mr. Karmanos intends to evaluate that offer and..." July 14

  • Greenberg Is Said to Near $500 Million Deal for NHL's Hurricanes

    Bloomberg "Chuck Greenberg, once part-owner and CEO of the Texas Rangers, is close to completing an agreement to buy the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes for about $500 million, according to people familiar with the deal. The team will stay in North Carolina. Greenberg will seek to add local..." July 13

  • Hurricanes improved by additions of Justin Williams, Scott Darling "The Carolina Hurricanes are trending upward and appear poised to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2008-09. Prior to losing five of six to end last season (1-4-1), the Hurricanes made a run at the second wild card into the playoffs from the Eastern Conference by earning at..." July 12

  • Canes, Slavin Agree on Seven-Year Extension "Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Jaccob Slavin on a seven-year contract extension. The contract will begin during the 2018-19 season and carries an..." July 12

  • Hurricanes GM: Can't have too many guys with playoff success "On the heels of an active July 1, headlined by the return of Justin Williams to Raleigh, the Carolina Hurricanes continued to retool their roster over the Fourth of July long weekend. The Hurricanes on Tuesday acquired center Marcus Kruger from Vegas (via Chicago a few days prior) in exchange..." July 06

  • Carolina Hurricanes Acquire Marcus Kruger From The Vegas Golden Knights

    kuklaskorner "Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has acquired forward Marcus Kruger from the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for a fifth-round selection in the 2018 NHL Draft. "We were determined to..." July 04

  • Justin Williams: Hurricanes are done losing

    Raleigh News & Observer "At age 24, Justin Williams was raising the Stanley Cup with the Carolina Hurricanes. His empty-net goal late in Game 7 of the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals against the Edmonton Oilers sealed a 3-1 victory, and he was front and center later when the celebratory team photo, all smiles and hugs, was..." July 02

  • Canes Agree to Terms with Jeremy Smith "Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with goaltender Jeremy Smith on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Smith $750,000 on the NHL level or $225,000 on the..." July 01

  • Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Josh Jooris "Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with forward Josh Jooris on a one-year contract. The deal will pay Jooris $775,000 during the 2017-18 season. "Josh is a versatile..." July 01

  • Justin Williams likely to sign with Hurricanes

    TSN "According to TSN Hockey Contributor Aaron Ward, Justin Williams seems likely to return to the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday. The 35-year-old had 24 goals and 24 assists for 48 points in 80 games with the Washington Capitals. Williams added three goals and six assists in 13 games played in the..." July 01

  • Flames acquire Eddie Lack in exchange for prospect, pick

    Calgary Herald "The National Hockey League free-agency period is basically a moving target. Needs and wants for all 31 franchises change frequently as players get snapped off the market or, in the Calgary Flames’ case on Thursday, suddenly become an option. Striking a deal with the Carolina Hurricanes,..." June 30

  • Carolina re-signs ‘physical, smart’ McGinn — two years, $1.775 million

    Pro Hockey Talk "After a breakout campaign, Brock McGinn has cashed in with the Hurricanes. McGinn has signed a two-year, $1.775 million extension, the club announced on Wednesday. The deal carries a $887,500 average annual cap hit, and comes on the heels of a campaign in which he scored 16 points in 57 games,..." June 28

  • Hurricanes sign Derek Ryan to 1-year, $1.425M contract "Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with forward Derek Ryan on a one-year contract. The deal will pay Ryan $1.425 million for the 2017-18 season. "Derek proved he..." June 26

  • Vegas trades van Riemsdyk to Hurricanes

    TSN "Less than 24 hours after announcing him as a member of the team, the Vegas Golden Knights have traded Trevor van Riemsdyk to the Carolina Hurricanes, according to TSN's Frank Seravalli. van Riemsdyk scored five goals and added 11 assists in 58 games this season as a member of the Blackhawks." June 22

  • Hurricanes hire former Penguins goalie coach Mike Bales

    Sportsnet "The Carolina Hurricanes have hired Mike Bales to be their new goaltending coach. Bales, 45, is a former NHL goalie who has served as goaltending coach with the Penguins the past four seasons. Before that he served as a goaltending development coach and scout with the Penguins. “Mike has a..." June 18

  • Bryan Bickell staying busy in fight against multiple sclerosis "In his past life, former NHL forward Bryan Bickell already would have begun preparing for next season by now. Unless, of course, it was one of three times he won the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks, in which case he'd still be busy wrapping up the season. But more than two months after..." June 16

  • ‘Canes sign Teuvo Teravainen to two-year extension

    TSN "The Carolina Hurricanes have re-signed restricted free agent Teuvo Teravainen to a two-year, $5.72 million contract. Teravainen, 22, will own a cap hit of $2.86 million in each of the two seasons. He scored 15 goals and added 27 assists in 81 games with the Hurricanes last season. He was..." June 15

  • NHL’s salary cap likely to be set at $75-million for 2017-18

    Fanrag Sports "In a bit of good news, the Athletic Toronto’s James Mirtle has reported that the NHL is likely to see the salary cap go up for the upcoming season. In a bit of bad news, though, it isn’t expected to go up by much. Mirtle reports that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman expects the league to see..." June 14

  • NHL to consider ‘centralized’ decision-maker for goalie interference challenges

    Pro Hockey Talk "It was the offside challenge that drew most of the attention last night, but according to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, there could be a change coming to the process of goalie interference challenges. Daly was asked Monday if it might be better to have just one person in Toronto, with one..." May 31

  • NHL officially won’t participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics, cites hypocritical reason for not playing

    The Comeback "Prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Nashville Predators, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly spoke with the media about a variety of topics concerning the league. The interviews went great if you hate ads on jerseys, mediocre..." May 30

  • Stanley Cup playoffs structure highlights absurd regular season

    New York Post "Nashville, which finished with the exact same record as the Islanders and with the same number of points as the Lightning (with one fewer victory, no less), is four wins away from the Stanley Cup — so remind me again of the value of the six-month, 82-game grind of the NHL regular season, if you..." May 28

  • NHL and Apple agree to deal to put iPads on benches

    Fanrag Sports "Technology has been slowly seeping its way into professional sports over the last several years more and more, and now the NHL is going with the trend. The league has struck a multi-year deal with Apple that should make it easier on coaches and players alike to make in-game adjustments. Rather..." May 26

  • Carolina has the ‘open for business sign out there’

    Raleigh News & Observer "Unlike many of their peers, the Carolina Hurricanes aren’t agonizing over who they might lose in the expansion draft. At this point, it’s pretty clear who will be exposed and, more important, who won’t – Lee Stempniak, Joakim Nordstrom, Klas Dahlbeck and both of last season’s goalies made..." May 25

  • Marc Savard Details Post-Concussion Anxiety, Depression In The Players’ Tribune

    NESN "For Marc Savard, it’s not the Matt Cooke hit that haunts him; it’s the hit that ended his career. The former Boston Bruins center last touched NHL ice on January 22, 2011, when he took a hit from then-Colorado Avalanche defenseman Matt Hunwick that caused his head to hit off the glass — his..." May 16

  • NHL’s top 17 UFAs of 2017: Latest rumours

    Sportsnet "As hotly anticipated as the Kevin Shattenkirk Sweepstakes are for Kevin and the Shattenkirks, 2017’s NHL free agency class is shaping up to be one of the weakest in years. Potential summer of ’17 UFA bank-breakers Jamie Benn, Victor Hedman, Brent Burns and Brad Marchand all inked maximum-term..." May 15

  • 8 potential sign-and-trade destinations for Ilya Kovalchuk

    Sportsnet "With the countdown to NHL’s unrestricted free agency lacking some of the zip of last year’s Stamkos Watch, the introduction of a potential Ilya Kovalchuk bidding war provides a welcome wrinkle to the hockey off-season. New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero confirmed with Kovalchuk’s..." May 10

  • Scott Darling: Signing extension with Hurricanes was 'no-brainer'

    Raleigh News & Observer "When the Carolina Hurricanes traded for goalie Scott Darling, general manger Ron Francis said he hoped to have him signed to a new contract sooner rather than later. There were no guarantees. The Canes acquired Darling’s negotiating rights from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a..." May 07

  • Bryan Bickell feeling comfortable one month after retirement

    CSN Chicago "Physically, Bryan Bickell’s decision to retire from hockey was pretty much made for him. Months after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis Bickell battled back enough to finish the season as he started it, as part of the Carolina Hurricanes’ lineup. But it was tough getting to that..." May 06

  • Hurricanes, Scott Darling Agree to Four-Year Deal "Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with goaltender Scott Darling on a four-year contract through the 2020-21 season. The deal will pay Darling a total of $16.6 million and..." May 05

  • NHL unveils list of players exempt from expansion draft

    Fanrag Sports "The NHL has revealed a list of players exempt from the expansion draft as agreed upon with the NHLPA: Dave Bolland, Craig Cunningham, Chris Pronger, Cody McCormick, David Clarkson, Johan Franzen, Joe Vitale, Ryan Clowe, Mikhail Grabovski, Pascal Dupuis, Nathan Horton and Stephane Robidas. As..." May 03

  • 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on NBC seeing ratings uptick from last year

    Awful Announcing "The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are doing well for NBC on its cable, broadcast and online platforms. NBC says through 49 games in the postseason, it’s averaging 829,000 viewers across broadcast and online and it adds that’s up three percent from 2016. Last year, the average was 808.000. And it..." May 02

  • League points finger at union in NHL concussion case

    TSN "The National Hockey League says the NHL Players’ Association has repeatedly interfered with its attempts to introduce rules over the past 50 years to limit staged fighting, better safeguard players and bolster penalties for dangerous head hits. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly made the..." May 02

  • Devils win No. 1 pick in NHL Draft Lottery "New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero has been steadfast in his approach to acquire assets in an attempt to turn them into legitimate Stanley Cup Playoff contenders again. He gained a significant piece Saturday by winning the NHL Draft Lottery and the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft,..." April 30

  • Francis: Darling trade worth the risk for Hurricanes

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Carolina Hurricanes have traded for a goalie, acquiring Scott Darling from the Chicago Blackhawks. Now, the Canes have to sign him to keep him. The Canes on Friday obtained Darling in exchange for Ottawa’s third-round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Carolina retains exclusive..." April 29

  • Hurricanes acquire Scott Darling from Blackhawks

    TSN "The Carolina Hurricanes have acquired the rights to goalie Scott Darling from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a 2017 third round draft pick, which originally belonged to the Ottawa Senators. The 28-year-old Darling is a pending unrestricted free agent after serving as the Blackhawks'..." April 29

  • After ‘breakout’ year in AHL, Fleury ready to crack ‘Canes lineup

    Charlotte Observer "It would be easy for Haydn Fleury to be impatient, even envious. The defenseman, a first-round draft pick by the Carolina Hurricanes in 2014, has yet to make his NHL debut. Instead, Noah Hanifin, Jaccob Slavin and Brett Pesce have quickly advanced and become regulars on the Canes’ blue line the..." April 25

  • Anderson, Cogliano, Ryan named Bill Masterton Trophy finalists "Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson, Anaheim Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano and Carolina Hurricanes forward Derek Ryan were named finalists for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy on Monday. The award is given to the player who exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and..." April 25

  • Could Hurricanes’ Aleksi Saarela be the next Aho?

    Raleigh News & Observer "Sebastian Aho got everyone excited in his rookie year with the Carolina Hurricanes, scoring 24 goals, playing with a certain panache this season. Now comes another Finn making some noise, Aleksi Saarela. Unlike Aho, Saarela wasn’t drafted by the Canes, coming to Carolina last year in the..." April 23

  • ‘Canes re-sign blueliner Dahlbeck — one year, $850,000

    Pro Hockey Talk "Carolina has agreed to terms with RFA defenseman Klas Dahlbeck on a one-year, $850,000 deal, the club announced on Friday. Dahlbeck, 25, was acquired just prior to the start of last season, when ‘Canes GM Ron Francis plucked him off waivers from Arizona. Dahlbeck proceeded to appear in 43 games..." April 21