Penguins Rumors & News

  • Kapanen wows Penguins brass at development camp

    NHL.com "Kasperi Kapanen understands any expectations of making the Pittsburgh Penguins' opening-night roster could be unrealistic, but the forward is prepared to defy the odds. Kapanen, Pittsburgh's first-round pick (No. 22) in the 2014 NHL Draft, skated at Consol Energy Center for the first time this..." July 20

  • Penguins Name Mark Recchi Player Development Coach

    NHL.com "The Pittsburgh Penguins have named Mark Recchi player development coach, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. Recchi, 46, will be responsible for working with and assisting in the development of young prospects and players throughout the..." July 19

  • Penguins, defenceman Simon Despres agree to 2-year deal

    NHL.com "The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenceman Simon Despres to a two-year contract worth $900,000 per season. The 22-year-old Despres appeared in a career-high 22 games for the Penguins last season, finishing with five assists." July 19

  • Sidney Crosby won’t have surgery on ‘terrible’ wrist injury

    Yahoo! Sports "A week ago, Sidney Crosby was reportedly days away from having arthroscopic surgery on his injured right wrist. It never happened. According to the Pittsburgh Penguins, their star captain is going to heal himself through physical therapy and happy thoughts, rather than go under the knife,..." July 16

  • Penguins sign first-round pick Kapanen

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed their 2014 first-round draft pick, Kasperi Kapanen, to a three-year entry-level contract. Kapanen was the 22nd player chosen in the draft. The 17-year-old Finnish winger was the top-ranked European skater, according to Central Scouting." July 11

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    Seth Rorabaugh @emptynetters

    Today's EN Assists: The #Penguins fill out their coaching staff & re-sign Jayson Megna as well as Philip Samuelsson: http://t.co/G6eMQJBevR

  • Decision on surgery for Crosby still up in the air

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Penguins center Sidney Crosby injured his right wrist “during the season,” general manager Jim Rutherford said in a statement released Wednesday. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported earlier Wednesday that Crosby faces arthroscopic surgery on that wrist to correct an injury that limited his..." July 11

  • Penguins star Sidney Crosby to have wrist surgery

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Sidney Crosby is scheduled to have arthroscopic surgery on his right wrist within the next few days to repair damage that a source said impeded his performance in the postseason. Despite saying during and after the Stanley Cup playoffs that he was at full health, the Penguins center "did play..." July 09

  • New general manager Rutherford, Penguins in favor of short-term deals

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Penguins aren't interested in long-term relationships these days. General manager Jim Rutherford has signed six unrestricted free agents who could play prominent roles for the Penguins next season — defenseman Christian Ehrhoff, goaltender Thomas Greiss and forwards Steve Downie, Blake..." July 07

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    Dave Molinari @MolinariPG

    Brandon Sutter, the Penguins' most prominent restricted free agent, will not be filing for salary arbitration, per agent Craig Oster.

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    The Hockey News @TheHockeyNews

    According to @THNKenCampbell, M. Zuccarello, D. Brassard and C. Kreider of NYR and N. Spaling of Penguins have filed for salary arbitration.

  • Pens hope to reach long-term deal with Brandon Sutter

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "In the past four days, the Penguins have lost 10 players who saw NHL game action last season to free agency. That doesn't include right wing James Neal, who was traded last week. General manager Jim Rutherford said he doesn't mind. Rutherford made it clear when he replaced Ray Shero changes..." July 05

  • Pens GM says first-round pick Kapanen could make team right away

    Pro Hockey Talk "hen the Pittsburgh Penguins selected Kasperi Kapanen in the first-round of the 2014 NHL Draft, they knew they were getting a guy with high offensive upside. They also knew they were getting a player who could be in the NHL as soon as the upcoming season. Kapanen was taken 22nd overall by the..." July 05

  • Next set of tasks looms for Penguins GM Jim Rutherford

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Penguins made no surprise free-agent signings Thursday. Didn't pull off any trades, either. And, while it still is possible that they'll work something out with another free agent or two -- and a trade to further remake their roster certainly can't be ruled out -- general manager Jim..." July 04

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    Steve Downie on protecting Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin: "I can guarantee there won't be any liberties on those players this year."

  • Hornqvist embraces trade to Penguins

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Patric Hornqvist never played with star forwards in Nashville, but don't expect him to be star-struck this season. Hornqvist said Thursday that while he never has played with star centers such as Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, he isn't about to change his game into something it isn't. The..." July 03

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    Dave Molinari @MolinariPG

    The Penguins have re-signed C Zach Sill to a one-year, two-way deal worth $550,000 at the NHL level.

  • Alex Kovalev officially retires after 24 years playing pro hockey

    CBSSports.com "Alex Kovalev hasn't played an NHL game in close to two years but all along he remained an active player, spending last season in the Swiss second league. He remains a player no more; on Thursday he announced his retirement from the game for good. "I'd have loved to play until I'm 50 but the..." July 03

  • Orpik said ‘we let the pressure get to us’ in Pittsburgh

    Pro Hockey Talk "Brooks Orpik has never been a guy to bite his tongue and when it came to looking back on his time with the Pittsburgh Penguins he didn’t hold back. Orpik spoke with Pittsburgh radio host Joe Starkey about growing up in the Penguins organization and playing for some really bad and really good..." July 03

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    Ben Hankinson @benhankinson

    Congrats client Taylor Chorney signing 1yr contract w @Penguins. Taylor will be gr8 fit on #Pens D depth as smooth skating puck moving D.

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Hear the Penguins did speak with Brodeur's camp but couldn't make the money work. Signed Greiss instead.

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Steve Downie agrees to terms on one-year, $1M deal with PIT. #TSN

  • Christian Ehrhoff said Penguins were his best option after buyout

    Yahoo! Sports "Christian Ehrhoff was at his home in Germany on Sunday when he received a call from his agent early in the afternoon. He was surprised to see that number on his phone and figured since it was early morning where his agent, Rick Curran, was, he was about to get some important news. At first,..." July 02

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    The #Pens have re-signed forward Marcel Goc to a one-year contract. More details: http://t.co/87Zk146ZXL pic.twitter.com/oejTAFazFQ

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    Josh Yohe @JoshYohe_Trib

    Rutherford says a Kulemin signing is now unlikely. He doesn't think Pens need a top-6 winger at this point.

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    PIT signs FA G Rob Zepp from Germany. $600,000 if in NHL.

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Nick Drazenovic resigns with Pitt 550/250 300.

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    PIT signs Blake Comeau to 1 year @ $700K and Thomas Greiss, one year at $1M.

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Christian Ehrhoff has agreed to terms on a one-year deal at $4M with PIT. #TSN #FAF

  • Offseason extensions unlikely for Fleury, Martin

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "A busy Penguins offseason is unlikely to include contract extensions for goalie Marc-Andre Fleury and defenseman Paul Martin. Each player is set to enter the final year of his current contract and can sign an extension at the official start of the new NHL season Tuesday. The Penguins are..." June 29

  • Leafs, Penguins among teams interested in Martin Brodeur

    CBSSports.com "What is the market for an unrestricted free-agent goaltender likely playing the last season of his career at 42 years old and put up a .901 save percentage last year? Pretty good it sounds like, actually. According to Louis Jean of TVA Sports, goaltender Martin Brodeur's agent says the veteran is..." June 29

  • James Neal traded to Predators for Patric Hornqvist, Nick Spaling

    CBSSports.com "In the first big trade of the actual draft, the Nashville Predators acquired James Neal from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Patrick Hornqvist and Nick Spaling. We were promised big trades at the draft and one of the GMs in a new job (Pittsburgh's Jim Rutherford) delivered. Neal, who..." June 28

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    2014 NHL Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff The 2014 NHL Entry Draft goes on Friday and Saturday in Philadelphia. While this year's NHL draft will certainly not be able to match the talent pool of Thursday's NBA Draft, or even most other NHL Drafts for that matter, there are still some extremely talented players available. The best part... June 28

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    Rob Rossi @RobRossi_Trib

    Hearing Fleury not in play, Neal definitely is for #pens as far as trades. Also, Rutherford looking to find cap space with some deals

  • Penguins hire Rick Tocchet as assistant coach

    CSN Philly "He had been itching to get behind the bench and out of the TV studio for the past four years since leaving the Tampa Bay Lighting. And on Wednesday afternoon, CSN television hockey analyst Rick Tocchet got his wish by accepting a job as Mike Johnston’s assistant with the Pittsburgh..." June 26

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    NEIL SHEEHY @ICEHockeyAgent

    Matt Niskanen spoke to the Penguins and will make himself available on the free-agent market on July 1st.

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    I'm hearing Mike Johnston has agreed to a 3 year contract to coach the Pens. #TSN

  • Sidney Crosby wins Hart Trophy as NHL’s most valuable player

    Toronto Star "Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has won the Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player. It is Crosby’s second Hart Trophy and fourth nomination. Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks and Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers were runners up. Crosby had 36 goals, 68..." June 25

  • For Penguins, NHL draft remains about assets

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Jason Botterill would waste a lot of time if he listened to opinions about the Penguins' drafts under his former boss, Ray Shero. “I've heard positive narratives and negative narratives,” said Botterill, associate general manager under new general manager Jim Rutherford. “I know this: You..." June 22

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    As of last night, Desjardins was Pittsburgh's target. Perhaps, Desjardins interest in the Canucks coaching job scuttled the Pens plan.

  • Penguins GM 'real close' to choosing the team's next coach

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford said Thursday he is “real close” to choosing the team's next coach. One of his candidates has landed with another NHL club, though. “The process is coming to an end,” said Rutherford, who has made a decision on one of eight candidates to interview for..." June 20

  • Buyer beware with Matt Niskanen, a top NHL free agent defenseman

    SB Nation "When NHL free agency opens in July, somebody is going to drive a dump truck full of money to the home of defenseman Matt Niskanen, probably on the first day of the signing period. For Niskanen and his agent, it is going to be the perfect storm. He is coming off a career year that saw him..." June 19

  • First seven candidates interview for Penguins coaching job

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Jim Rutherford isn't easing himself into the Penguins' coaching search. He interviewed a total of seven candidates to replace Dan Bylsma Monday and Tuesday and has one name left in his list of possibilities. But even though that final candidate is supposed to meet with Rutherford and members..." June 18

  • Marc Crawford to interview for Penguins' coaching job

    TheScore.com "Jim Rutherford and the Pittsburgh Penguins are reportedly set to conduct their due diligence on a coach who continues to be a trendy option among teams looking to fill out their bench. Marc Crawford owns head coaching experience with five NHL franchises. He also coached internationally at both..." June 17

  • Penguins front office plans to lean toward a forward in draft

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford won’t commit to selecting a forward in the first round of the NHL draft June 27 in Philadelphia. He just hopes that when the Penguins prepare to invest the 22nd overall choice, things will have played out in a way that makes picking one the logical..." June 16

  • New Penguins GM's plans will take shape next week

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Put 30 NHL general managers in a room, and things happen. Discussions are held; decisions are made. And the seeds of personnel moves that won't be made for days or weeks -- and, sometimes, months -- are planted. So, it probably is no surprise that Jim Rutherford, still in his first week as..." June 12

  • Great One backs Sid the Kid after lackluster playoff performance

    Fox Sports "When things don’t go your way, it’s nice to know somebody has your back. When you’re a hockey player, it’s especially nice when that support’s coming from Wayne Gretzky. The Great One gave Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby a vote of confidence on Tuesday while talking with cbc.ca. His..." June 11

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    Allan Walsh @walsha

    I spoke with Tomas Vokoun earlier today and he is 100% committed to playing in the NHL next season.

  • Penguins GM: Crosby 'just fine,' Fleury 'very good'

    NHL.com "New Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford expects Sidney Crosby will be "just fine" in the Stanley Cup Playoffs next year. Rutherford, named Friday as the replacement for Ray Shero, addressed Crosby, goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury and defenseman Kris Letang in an interview with 93.7..." June 09

  • ‘I like Kris Letang,’ says Rutherford

    Pro Hockey Talk "Given I wrote a couple of weeks ago that the Pittsburgh Penguins should explore trading defenseman Kris Letang, I was curious what new general manager Jim Rutherford would have to say about the player. Well, here’s what Rutherford said (yesterday on 93.7 The Fan): “He’s a very talented player...." June 08

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