Red Wings Rumors & News

  • Red Wings re-sign Mitch Callahan "The Detroit Red Wings today re-signed right wing Mitch Callahan to a one-year contract. Callahan, 24, appeared in 62 games for the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins in 2015-16 and ranked among team leaders with 19 goals (4th), 32 points (8th), 94 penalty minutes (2nd), four..." July 22

  • NHL TV schedule stinks, ignores Connor McDavid

    Sporting News "Connor McDavid could be one of the few best players in the NHL. Like, right now. He was also born in 1997. So, you'd think the best hockey talent to come along since Sidney Crosby would pop up on national American TV a couple times this season. You'd also be wrong. Exactly zero Oilers..." July 21

  • Brad Richards Retires After 15 Seasons "Brad Richards is announcing his retirement today from the National Hockey League (NHL), following a decorated career that spanned 15 seasons. Richards played a total of 1,126 career NHL games with five different teams: Tampa Bay Lightning, Dallas Stars, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks and..." July 20

  • Signing-bonus laden contracts could lead to next lockout

    TSN "If you needed any evidence that another NHL lockout might be on the horizon, look no further than the type of free agent contracts executed during the 2015-2016 off-season. Admittedly, this is attempting to project the future, the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) is fully binding..." July 19

  • Red Wings prospect Axel Holmstrom to remain in Sweden another season

    Michigan Live "Axel Holmstrom's North American debut has been pushed back one year. Holmstrom and the Detroit Red Wings agreed that it's in the 20-year-old forward's best interest to spend another season in Sweden rather than play for the Grand Rapids Griffins in 2016-17 as originally planned. The decision..." July 16

  • Glendening likes 'security' of $7.2M extension

    Detroit News "Luke Glendening is staying with the Red Wings for the forseeable future. One year away from unrestricted free agency, Glendening Thursday signed a four-year contract extension that’ll keep him through the 2020-21 season. The four-year contract is worth $7.2 million ($1.8 million salary cap..." July 15

  • Expansion draft playing heavy hand in the current NHL offseason

    Yardbarker "Never mind the fact the NHL expansion draft won’t take place for another yea, it has had an very strong effect on the happenings of the current offseason. Even before league commissioner Gary Bettman made the official announcement that the NHL will be adding a team in Las Vegas, it appeared..." July 15

  • Red Wings sign defenseman Filip Hronek to Entry-Level Contract

    Winging It In Motown "The Red Wings have announced that they have signed 2016 second-round pick Filip Hronek to a three-year entry-level contract. Hronek was drafted by the Saginaw Spirit in the CHL Import Draft, and is expected to join the OHL club for the 2016-2017 season. Much like Vili Saarijarvi last season,..." July 15

  • NHL reaches landmark in-market streaming deal with Fox Sports

    Fox Sports "The NHL recently reached an agreement with Fox Sports for in-market streaming. Although not finalized, an agreement has been reached after negotiations spanning the course of five years. The agreement will allow in-market streaming of NHL games that are broadcast on Fox’s regional sports networks..." July 14

  • Red Wings sign Luke Glendening to four-year contract extension "The Detroit Red Wings today signed center Luke Glendening to a four-year contract extension. Glendening, 27, has skated in all but one game for the Red Wings over the past two seasons, picking up a career-high 21 points (8-13-21) and 46 penalty minutes in 81 games for Detroit in 2015-16. He..." July 14

  • Red Wings briefly sign Pokémon to one-year deal

    Yahoo! Sports "Someone in the Detroit Red Wings social media department has been playing a little too much Pokémon Go. Either that, or the NHL franchise has decided the best way to overcome the loss of Pavel Datsyuk is by capturing players in a tiny red and white ball, feeding them candy until they become..." July 13

  • Eight NHL teams that could be active in trade market this offseason

    USA Today "While the high-profile unrestricted free agents have all been claimed, offseason shopping is far from finished. Free agents such as Sam Gagner, Justin Schultz, Matt Carle, Kris Versteeg and James Wisniewski are still available. i Now multiple teams are looking to make trades to ease their..." July 11

  • Red Wings' Tyler Bertuzzi hoping confidence can turn into roster spot

    Detroit Free Press "Spending last season playing for the Grand Rapids Griffins under first-year coach Todd Nelson boosted Tyler Bertuzzi's confidence entering the Detroit Red Wings' developmental camp this week. The 2013 draft pick was so confident, in fact, he led most of the drills during the Red Wings' first..." July 08

  • Pavel Datsyuk signs 2-year deal with SKA St. Petersburg

    Detroit Free Press "Pavel Datsyuk has a new hockey home. Three weeks after he announced he was leaving the Detroit Red Wings, Datsyuk has agreed to a two-year contract with SKA St. Petersburg of Russia's Kontinental Hockey League. The contract is worth 250 million rubles annually -- roughly $3.9 million in today's..." July 08

  • AHL announces new rules on fighting that could come to the NHL

    Puck Drunk Love "The AHL has announced new rules regarding fighting and they may eventually impact the future of fighting in the NHL. The new rules are an attempt to cut down on staged fights and aim to eliminate players who fall into the “goon” category. First, AHL players won’t be able to fight after a..." July 07

  • Stamkos didn't talk to Red Wings before re-signing with Lightning

    The Score "Ken Holland wasn't given an opportunity to lure Steven Stamkos away from the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Detroit Red Wings general manager said Stamkos and his representatives never met with them during the negotiating window before he re-signed. "Through the interview process, we never talked..." July 07

  • Top 50 defenseman rankings for July "This offseason hasn't brought a lot of player movement along the blue line, but the outlook for fantasy defensemen heading into this NHL season did have a major change. Prior to the start of free agency, two big-name defensemen switched teams in a one-for-one trade, sparking plenty of debate in..." July 07

  • Red Wings sign goalie Coreau to 2-year extension

    The Score "The Detroit Red Wings signed goaltender Jared Coreau to a two-year contract extension Wednesday. The 24-year-old avoids salary arbitration - which he filed for Tuesday - by signing the new deal. " July 06

  • Red Wings file for salary arbitration with Petr Mrazek

    Winging It In Motown "As free agency season churns along, we’ve reached the second milestone in the dead period between the July 1st signing frenzy and all of the other wheeling and dealing that will happen before the late summer camp-invite show-me-contract signings that tend to happen every year (and Dan..." July 06

  • Datsyuk wants to play until 2018; agent cites 'unfinished business'

    Detroit Free Press "Pavel Datsyuk is awaiting paperwork before he officially segues into the next chapter of his hockey career. “We are waiting on a transfer card from Arizona and we expect it to arrive shortly,” Dan Milstein, Datsyuk's agent, told the Free Press today. “As soon as we get that, Pavel will sign..." July 05

  • Red Wings' Pulkkinen out 4-6 months after shoulder surgery

    Winging It In Motown "Ansar Khan of MLive has reported that Teemu Pulkkinen, one of the Red Wings’ restricted free agents, underwent shoulder surgery which will sideline him for up to six months:" July 05

  • Red Wings crowded up front, must address defense through trade

    Michigan Live "The flurry of activity by the Detroit Red Wings Friday during the first day of free agency has made them top-heavy in forwards, more than they can squeeze onto their roster. It seems to indicate a trade is inevitable, at some point this summer or during the season. The Red Wings have been..." July 05

  • 'We're excited': Wings' Holland moves aggressively

    Detroit News "Red Wings general manager Ken Holland certainly didn’t hold back on Friday. On a very busy first day of free agency around the NHL, Holland added several pieces and brought back two others, definitely changing the Red Wings’ look. Holland went to work on next season, signing the consistent..." July 03

  • Red Wings add Lorito, Street and Pasquale "The Detroit Red Wings today agreed to terms on a two-year contract with free agent forward Matt Lorito and to a pair of one-year deals with forward Ben Street and goaltender Edward Pasquale. Lorito, 25, led the Albany Devils with 54 points (18-36-54) and 36 assists in 71 games during his first..." July 02

  • Red Wings re-sign Marchenko to 2-year deal

    The Score "The Detroit Red Wings have locked up one of their two restricted defensemen. The team has re-signed Alexey Marchenko to a two-year contract worth $2.9 million, according to's Ansar Kahn." July 01

  • Thomas Vanek Signs With Detroit

    Winging It In Motown "The Red Wings continued to make moves today. After re-signing Darren Helm and Alexey Marchenko, the Red Wings went out and obtained Frans Nielsen as an unrestricted free agent. However, after talks appeared to go south with a few remaining forwards, the Wings turned their attention to the..." July 01

  • Red Wings sign abrasive Steve Ott to one-year, $800,000 deal

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings signed forward Steve Ott to a one-year deal for $800,000, filling their need for an abrasive fourth-line player. Ott, 33, was limited to 21 games last season with the St. Louis Blues due to surgery in December on his hamstring. He finished with no goals, two assists and..." July 01

  • Detroit Red Wings sign Frans Nielsen

    Winging It In Motown "The Detroit Red Wings have signed center Frans Nielsen to a six year deal, at $5.25 million AAV. The 32 year old, 6'1" Dane has played his entire 10 season career with the New York Islanders, scoring 119 goals and adding 230 assists in 606 games. As I noted in my free agent profile of him,..." July 01

  • Red Wings sign Matt Lorito to two-year deal

    Winging It In Motown "The Red Wings have signed Matt Lorito to a two-year deal, per Bob McKenzie:" July 01

  • Red Wings sign Darren Helm to five-year, $19.25 million deal

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings have signed forward Darren Helm to a five-year contract extension worth $19.25 million. Helm spoke to other clubs during the free-agent interview period this week but opted not to explore the market. He was coming off a four-year deal that had a cap hit of $2.125 million..." July 01

  • Detroit Red Wings' Jimmy Howard: Buy, sell or hold?

    Detroit Free Press "If a trade partner does not materialize, should the Detroit Red Wings take drastic measures regarding goaltender Jimmy Howard? Or does it make more sense to keep him? The window to buy out players requires they be put on waivers by noon Thursday. Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said..." June 30

  • Detroit Red Wings draft pick Filip Hronek will play for Saginaw Spirit

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings’ bonus defenseman from last weekend's draft will develop close to home. Filip Hronek was selected at 14th overall by the Saginaw Spirit in Tuesday's CHL Import Draft, three days after the Wings picked him at 53rd overall during the NHL entry draft. That’s good news on many..." June 29

  • Wings hold strong interest in UFA Matt Martin

    HockeyBuzz "The Detroit Red Wings are among the many teams interested in New York Islanders left winger Matt Martin, who will hit unrestricted free agency on Friday, but even though he grew up across the river from Detroit in Windsor, Ont. and began life as a fan of the Wings, Martin eventually lost interest..." June 29

  • Ken Holland 'talked to lots of players' as Red Wings aim to spend big

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland spent most of his Monday in interviews. He and head coach Jeff Blashill were ensconced at Joe Louis Arena making phone calls and chatting with prospective unrestricted free agents. “Talked to lots of players today letting them know we have..." June 28

  • Red Wings' reported UFA wish list in order: Stamkos, Nielsen, Lucic

    The Score "Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland made it clear when he traded Pavel Datsyuk's contract to the Arizona Coyotes last week that he wants to use that money on a dynamic offensive player. According to TSN's Darren Dreger, Holland and the Red Wings have a list heading into free agency:" June 28

  • Red Wings sign Miller to one-year extension "The Detroit Red Wings announced today that left wing Drew Miller has been signed to a one-year contract extension. Miller, 32, has tallied 100 points (51-49-100) in 449 games with the Red Wings since joining the team in 2009-10. In 516 career NHL games with the Red Wings, Anaheim Ducks and..." June 27

  • Datsyuk trade allows Red Wings to charge into free agency

    Detroit Free Press "Now that the Detroit Red Wings can swagger to market with a purse expanded by $7.5 million, how can they best use their wealth? General manager Ken Holland will use this week to verbally woo unrestricted free agents and see if one or more can be a fit for the Wings. The jewel of this summer..." June 27

  • Ranking the top 20 NHL unrestricted free agents

    USA Today "The NHL free agent signing period doesn’t start until Friday at noon, ET, but teams have been allowed to talk to potential free agents since Saturday. Scorers are in short supply, as are impact defensemen, particularly right-shot defensemen. Here is a ranking of the top 20 potential..." June 27

  • Why Anthony Mantha should be exempt from the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft

    Winging It In Motown "On June 22, 2016, the NHL released the official information on the expansion draft. In the weeks leading up to that release, there was confusion over what the exact requirements would be for a player to be considered exempt. The language released by the NHL did not do much to clear up that..." June 26

  • Report: Red Wings looking to add defenseman via trade

    The Score "Though the Detroit Red Wings' interest in Steven Stamkos is now well-known, that's not the only upgrade general manager Ken Holland is looking to make this offseason. The Red Wings are looking to acquire a defenseman via trade, according to Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press, and..." June 26

  • Report: Blues requested Red Wings Dylan Larkin in trade for Kevin Shattenkirk

    Winging It In Motown "Reports had surfaced on Sunday out of the Free Press that when the Red Wings inquired on defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk, the St. Louis Blues’ asking price was forward Dylan Larkin: St. Louis has to decide what to do with defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk, but on first chatter the Blues wanted Larkin,..." June 26

  • NHL Draft Picks Tracker "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. has the vital information and analysis for each selection here. DATA TRACKER: PICK-BY-PICK 1. Toronto Maple Leafs - Auston Matthews, C,..." June 25

  • Report: Blues, Wings, others interested in Okposo

    Puck Drunk Love "It was reported earlier this month that “all indications” point to Kyle Okposo becoming a free agent on July 1st. That still appears to be the case and a line of teams have reportedly expressed an interest in Okposo now that it’s clear he won’t be returning to the Islanders. The Jets, Blues,..." June 25

  • Red Wings clear a path to enter Stamkos Sweepstakes

    TSN "Ken Holland did not mention Steven Stamkos by name, but that wasn’t exactly necessary anyway. The Detroit Red Wings will unequivocally be among the handful of teams making a significant play for hockey’s youngest superstar ever to hit the market, if he makes it there on July 1. Holland..." June 25

  • Wings get rid of Pavel Datsyuk's $7.5 million cap hit in Coyotes trade

    ESPN "The Detroit Red Wings have unburdened themselves of Pavel Datsyuk's $7.5 million salary-cap hit for next season, trading it to the Arizona Coyotes on Friday night. The Wings also sent the No. 16 overall pick to the Coyotes in exchange for the No. 20 pick, plus a second-rounder (No. 53) as well..." 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

  • Danny DeKeyser doesn't expect contract negotiations with Red Wings to drag out

    Michigan Live "Danny DeKeyser doesn't anticipate having any problems reaching a contract agreement with the Detroit Red Wings. DeKesyer, who has spent the past four seasons with the Red Wings, is one of the club's four restricted free agents and has been one of Detroit's top defenseman since going straight..." 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

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