Hurricanes Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Team USA Names Fifteen Players To World Championship Squad

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though some of the names had already been confirmed, USA Hockey has released a full list of the 15 players that have agreed to play in the upcoming World Championships. The team so far is as follows: Nick Bjugstad (Florida Panthers) Daniel Brickley (Minnesota State, undrafted) J.T. Compher..." April 13

  • No local blackouts for NBC’s cable 1st round NHL Playoff telecasts except in two cities

    Awful Announcing "As the NHL Playoffs are about to begin, one of the pet peeves for NBC was that it had to black out its telecasts in the local U.S. home markets in the first round. Take the Chicago-Nashville series for example. In the past, NBCSN or its sister networks would be blacked out to protect the Comcast..." April 12

  • NHL Releases Official Draft Lottery Odds

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL has released the official odds for the upcoming draft lottery, which determines the order in which each team outside the playoffs will select in this year’s entry draft. The Colorado Avalanche lead the way with an 18% chance of winning, while the Vegas Golden Knights will be given the same..." April 12

  • Patrick goes No. 1 in TSN's post-season mock draft

    TSN "Nolan Patrick is on pace to make history – twice. TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button projects the Brandon Wheat Kings’ centre going first overall to the last place Colorado Avalanche – provided it wins the draft lottery scheduled to take place April 29 – in the TSN post-season mock..." April 11

  • McGinn's shootout winner lifts Hurricanes past Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Brock McGinn scored two goals in regulation and netted the winner in the shootout, but it was the emotional final game of Bryan Bickell's career that had many of the Carolina Hurricanes wiping tears from their eyes following their 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers in their final..." April 09

  • How NHL nixing the Olympics is a harbinger of another lockout

    New York Post "This is what the NHL and Gary Bettman do when they don’t get their way: They take their puck and go home. Or stay home. They refuse to play. They did it through Owners’ Lockouts I, II and III in 1994, 2004 and 2012 and they’re doing it again with the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South..." April 09

  • Blues clinch third place in Central

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- The St. Louis Blues want to go into the postseason the right way and they took another step toward that Saturday night. Vladimir Tarasenko scored in the fourth round of the shootout as the Blues defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 5-4 at PNC Arena. "It has been playoff..." April 08

  • Bryan Bickell of Hurricanes to retire from NHL "Carolina Hurricanes forward Bryan Bickell will retire from the NHL after playing in the Hurricanes' final two regular-season games, he told on Saturday. Bickell, who rejoined Carolina on April 3 after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in November, has played in the Hurricanes'..." April 08

  • Ex-NHL Player Dies of Apparent Heroin Overdose

    TMZ "Ex-NHL player Dave Gove -- a member of the Carolina Hurricanes 2006 Stanley Cup team -- died this week and officials believe a heroin overdose is to blame. Gove struggled with addiction and had entered a rehab facility in Pittsburgh. He was reportedly found dead at the treatment center on..." April 07

  • Isles stay alive with win over Carolina

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- The New York Islanders are determined to do their part. So far, that has been enough to keep them in playoff contention in the Eastern Conference. They struck early and Jaroslav Halak made 29 saves in a 3-0 victory against the Carolina Hurricanes, maintaining their bid to..." April 06

  • Wild clinch home ice in first round

    The Sports Xchange "SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild will be back home next week for the playoffs, but they gave their fans one last regular-season reason to smile Tuesday, beating the Carolina Hurricanes 5-3 and clinching home ice in the first round of the playoffs. Two goals by Nino Niederreiter along..." April 05

  • Bryan Bickell rejoins Hurricanes five months after his multiple sclerosis diagnosis

    Chicago Tribune "Bryan Bickell has rejoined the Carolina Hurricanes for the last few games of the regular season, five months after his diagnosis of multiple sclerosis forced a hiatus from the team and raised questions about his career. Bickell skated with the Hurricanes on Tuesday morning in Minnesota and was..." April 05

  • Olympic decision could lead to more labor strife for NHL

    Chicago Sun-Times "If indeed the Olympics are played in South Korea next year without the likes of Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid and all the other best players in the world, it’ll be a blow for the sport of hockey. But look beyond February of 2018 and ahead to September 2019, when both..." April 04

  • Pyeongchang holding out hope to see NHLers

    TSN "South Korean Olympic organizers still hope to see NHL players competing at next year's Winter Games despite the National Hockey League's insistence it won't happen. Nancy Park, a spokeswoman for the Pyeongchang 2018 organizing committee, said Tuesday there's still time for "meaningful..." April 04

  • NHLPA disagrees with NHL’s ‘shortsighted decision’ to skip Olympics

    Sportsnet "The NHL Players’ Association voiced displeasure on Monday after learning of the NHL’s decision to not send players to the 2018 Winter Olympics. In a statement, the NHLPA said that it’s disappointed and disagrees with the NHL’s “shortsighted decision to not continue our participation in the..." April 04

  • NHL will not participate in 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics

    TSN "For the first time since 1994, NHL players will not attend the Winter Olympics. The league released a statement Monday saying it "considers the matter officially closed" and that it won't participate in the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Negotiations between the league, the NHL..." April 03

  • Bryan Bickell set to play for Hurricanes on Tuesday "Forward Bryan Bickell is back in the NHL after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis earlier this season. The Carolina Hurricanes recalled Bickell, 31, from Charlotte of the American Hockey League on Monday. He is expected to play for the Hurricanes against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy..." April 03

  • Friedman predicts ‘wild trade market after this season’

    Fanrag Sports "Trades. If you ask fans across the spectrum what excites them the most about the NHL, the answer will generally revolve around either trades or the possibility of them. Needless to say, the in-season trend in this league in recent campaigns has seen a dearth of meaningful swaps, with most of..." April 03

  • Sheary, Penguins fend off Hurricanes

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- The Penguins' power play hadn't exactly been living up to that description lately, but Pittsburgh scored on both of its man-advantage chances Sunday en route to a 3-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes at PPG Paints Arena. Conor Sheary's third-period, power-play goal gave..." April 02

  • NHLPA May Bar Agents From Contacting Players Under 16

    Pro Hockey Rumors "TSN’s Rick Westhead reported last week that the NHLPA is considering a new regulation prohibiting any certified agent from contacting an under-16 player or player’s family. The NHLPA controls agents through a certification process, and only certified agents may represent NHL players. The rule’s..." April 02

  • Stars, Lehtonen shut out Hurricanes

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Dallas Stars won't be in the NHL playoffs this season, but they're trying to impact who will be. Their latest result hurt one of the contending teams. Kari Lehtonen made 25 saves as the Stars defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 3-0 on Saturday night at PNC Arena,..." April 01

  • Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Smallman "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 right wing Spencer Smallman on a three-year, entry-level contract. On the NHL level, the deal will pay Smallman $650,000 in 2017-18..." March 31