Chris Kunitz RUMORS & NEWS

  • Lightning sign Chris Kunitz to one-year, $2 million deal

    Tampa Bay Times "The Lightning filled its need for another top-nine wing, signing veteran Chris Kunitz to a one-year, $2 million deal Saturday. Kunitz, 37, is a four-time Stanley Cup winner with the Penguins, providing some experience and grit up front. After averaging 23 goals per season from 2010-2016, Kunitz..." July 01

  • Bonino, Kunitz, Daley, Cullen All Leaving Penguins

    The Hockey Writers "When you win the Stanley Cup, you can safely assume that some of the pieces that got you there are going to ask for raises. When you win it twice in two years, you can pretty much guarantee it. This is the dilemma facing the Pittsburgh Penguins who are the defending Stanley Cup Champions and have..." June 30

  • Agent: Numerous Stanley Cup contenders have called on Kunitz

    Pro Hockey Talk "Chris Kunitz is in demand. That’s the word from agent Ben Hankinson, who this week told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette his 37-year-old client is garnering major interest from a number of teams — and certain kinds of teams, to be clear. More: Hankinson, who represents Kunitz, said he’s..." June 29

  • Schultz, Kunitz hope to stay with Pens

    TSN "Justin Schultz and Chris Kunitz both made it clear on Thursday that they would like to return to the Pittsburgh Penguins next season. Schultz is arbitration eligible as a restricted free agent this summer. The 26-year-old scored 12 goals and added 39 assists in 78 games this season. He..." June 15

  • Chris Kunitz of Penguins going for fourth Cup in Game 6

    NHL.com "On the eve of a chance to win the Stanley Cup for the fourth time, Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz said patience and trust will be important before Game 6 of the Final against the Nashville Predators on Sunday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVA Sports). The Penguins lead the best-of-7..." June 11

  • Chris Kunitz provides Penguins with grit, big-play ability

    NHL.com "There's a reason forward Chris Kunitz is continuously placed in prominent roles with the Pittsburgh Penguins. It's partially because center Sidney Crosby enjoys playing alongside Kunitz. They've been teammates since the Anaheim Ducks traded Kunitz to Pittsburgh on Feb. 27, 2009, and at one..." May 28

  • Kunitz cleared for contact, available for start of Caps series

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Pens may get back one of their most veteran skaters for their second-round series against Washington. Chris Kunitz, who missed the last five regular season games and all of Pittsburgh’s Round 1 win over Columbus, has been cleared for contact (per the Tribune-Review) and could return from..." April 24

  • Penguins’ Kunitz out ‘longer-term’ with lower-body injury

    Sportsnet "Chris Kunitz is out “longer-term” for the Pittsburgh Penguins with a lower-body injury, head coach Mike Sullivan announced on Sunday. Sullivan had said in an update on Saturday there’s no timetable for Kunitz’s return. The Penguins have four games remaining in the season after Sunday’s matchup..." April 02

  • Chris Kunitz joins Penguins’ injured list, out with lower body injury

    Pro Hockey Talk "Another day, another injury for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Coach Mike Sullivan announced on Saturday afternoon that forward Chris Kunitz is going to be sidelined with a lower body injury that he apparently suffered during the team’s 4-3 shootout win over the New York Rangers on Friday..." April 01