Jonathan Drouin RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jonathan Drouin 'definitely' wants to stay with Lightning

    Tampa Bay Times "The relationship between RW Jonathan Drouin and the Lightning has seemingly been salvaged. Drouin, 21, who requested a trade in November before a six-week holdout in January, indicated Friday that demand is off the table and he expects to be back in Tampa Bay next season and beyond. "I..." May 28

  • Yzerman: No reason to believe Drouin won't return next season

    The Score "After a roller coaster of a season, it appears Jonathan Drouin is part of the Tampa Bay Lightning's long-term plans after all. Speaking with the media Friday following his team's Game 7 loss, general manager Steve Yzerman said there was "no reason to believe" the 21-year-old forward would not..." May 27

  • Lightning coach Jon Cooper: Drouin has ‘earned trust’

    Sportsnet "Jonathan Drouin didn’t have his best game on Wednesday, but he made up for it on Friday night as the Tampa Bay Lightning tied the Eastern Conference Final with a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Head coach Jon Cooper took notice, and praised the young forward’s play following the Game 4..." May 21

  • Jonathan Drouin recognizes flourish: 'Every day is better and better'

    Toronto Sun "If you caught the amusement on the faces of Lightning players and coaches on Thursday afternoon, as Jonathan Drouin zipped up down and all around the ice, there was no need for an injury update. The only lingering effect of the crushing hit by the Islanders’ Thomas Hickey on Monday was a..." May 06

  • Trade holdout was wakeup call for Lightning's Jonathan Drouin

    Tampa Bay Times "Watching Jonathan Drouin dazzle during this postseason, it's hard to believe he is the same player who walked away from the Lightning organization four months ago, potentially for good. Yet here is the touted 21-year-old wing, dangling the puck as if it's attached to his stick blade, dizzying..." May 03

  • Lightning's Bishop: Drouin 'carrying' team since recall

    The Score "Watching from the crease, Ben Bishop has a unique perspective on the game. As far as the Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender is concerned, Jonathan Drouin's impact in the playoffs can't be understated. "He's been carrying this team ever since he's come up here," Bishop told reporters after a Game..." May 01

  • Does Jonathan Drouin have a future in Tampa?

    Sportsnet "The story of Jonathan Drouin and the Tampa Bay Lightning, and whatever tension lies between player, coach and general manager, boils down to one thing. Opportunity. Look at some of the most intriguing figures in these playoffs. Ask Matt Murray or Reilly Smith or Thomas Greiss or John..." April 22

  • Lightning's Drouin: 'I want to go to those dirty areas'

    Tampa Bay Times "RW Jonathan Drouin has been labeled many things. Skilled. Dynamic. Fast. But nasty? Drouin, 21, brought a previously unseen edge to his game in the Lightning's 3-2 win Wednesday in Game 1 against the Red Wings. He amassed four penalty minutes. He got in shoving matches. He took cross..." April 15

  • Jonathan Drouin recalled by Tampa Bay Lightning

    Raw Charge "It happened, it finally happened: Jonathan Drouin is returning to the NHL, being recalled by the Tampa Bay Lightning this morning along with defenseman Matt Taormina. Drouin has played 17 total games with the Syracuse Crunch since he was sent to the club in January. Those 17 games were divided..." April 07

  • Jonathan Drouin scratched from AHL game due to lower-body injury

    The Score "With Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos sidelined for up to three months due to a blood clot in his arm, general manager Steve Yzerman said recalling Jonathan Drouin would be "something we have to consider," but now it appears the young forward is dealing with an injury of his own in the..." April 03

  • Yzerman: Recalling Drouin 'something we have to consider' with Stamkos hurt

    The Score "The Tampa Bay Lightning cannot catch a break. A season full of adversity was dealt its biggest blow Saturday, when general manager Steve Yzerman announced that captain Steven Stamkos will have surgery Monday for a blood clot in his arm and miss one-to-three months. The timing, of course, is..." April 03

  • Drouin says it’s on him to earn chance to rejoin Lightning

    Sportsnet "Though Jonathan Drouin is out of exile after the Lightning lifted his suspension, the play-making forward’s NHL career remains in limbo now that he’s returned to playing in the American Hockey League. And Drouin isn’t packing his bags for Tampa Bay just yet based on a few encouraging words..." March 23

  • GM Steve Yzerman: 'Very realistic' Jonathan Drouin will be called up

    ESPN "Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said there is a "very realistic" possibility that prospect Jonathan Drouin gets recalled before the end of the season. Drouin, who was sent to the Lightning's AHL affiliate in Syracuse after 19 games this season, was suspended without pay by the..." March 17

  • Drouin gets assist in first game since January

    NHL.com "If Jonathan Drouin had to kick off rust or take deep breaths Friday, he hid it well. Playing his first game in almost two months, the 20-year-old Tampa Bay Lightning prospect showed his usual bursts of speed and energy for Syracuse in a 5-2 American Hockey League win against Bridgeport at the..." March 12

  • Lightning's Drouin: Time will tell if trade request was right call

    ESPN "The first step was picking up the phone last week and calling Steve Yzerman. That took gumption. The next step will be going out on the ice on Friday night with the AHL's Syracuse Crunch and reminding the hockey world of his all-world talents; and then doing the same in every game after that..." March 10

  • Drouin reports to AHL, says everything will be ‘fixed in the summer’

    Pro Hockey Talk "If there was one takeaway from Jonathan Drouin‘s press conference today, it’s that everything will be fixed in the summer. Consider the 20-year-old’s reply when he asked if his relationship with the Tampa Bay Lightning was salvageable. “I think our relationship’s fine,” Drouin said, per..." March 08

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Hearing Jonathan Drouin is returning to Syracuse and the AHL. Wise.

  • Lightning lift suspension of Drouin

    NHL.com "The Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday lifted the suspension of forward Jonathan Drouin, who plans to report to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League. Drouin had been suspended by the Lightning since Jan. 20 when he failed to report to a game with Syracuse after being assigned to the AHL..." March 07

  • NHL confirms year of Drouin's contract burned after Lightning suspension

    The Score "A full year of Jonathan Drouin's entry-level contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning will be burned even if he remains on the sidelines for the remainder of the season, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly confirmed to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet. The Lightning may have been looking to toll the..." March 04

  • What's next for Jonathan Drouin and the Lightning?

    CBS Sports "The 2016 NHL trade deadline was all about the trades that didn't happen, and perhaps none were more surprising than the Tampa Bay Lightning still holding on to winger Jonathan Drouin. If any player rumored to be on the block seemed certain to get moved before the 3 p.m. ET deadline, Drouin was..." March 01

  • Ducks and Lightning in ‘deep’ Jonathan Drouin talks

    Sportsnet "Sami Vatanen‘s high contract request has reportedly put the Anaheim Ducks defenceman in play on NHL trade deadline day. As of Sunday, he was “likely” the player the Tampa Bay Lightning is targeting in a potential Jonathan Drouin trade, according to a report by Jimmy Murphy of Bruinsdaily.com." February 29

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    Adrian Dater @adater

    Drouin won't be coming to Colorado. Avs are out on him

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    I think if Minnesota can't do a deal for bigger names like Boedker or Drouin they might circle back to Buffalo on McGinn if he's still there

  • Majority of NHL teams have reportedly shown interest in Drouin

    The Score "Jonathan Drouin is a hot commodity. The young Tampa Bay Lightning forward is awaiting a trade, and as Monday's deadline nears, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports that "15 to 20 teams have shown varying degrees of interest at varying times." That's not exactly surprising, considering Drouin's..." February 27

  • What if Yzerman trades Jonathan Drouin in March?

    Sportsnet "Granted, it would be better for everyone involved — the Tampa Bay Lightning, Jonathan Drouin, agent Allan Walsh, fans of what the kids call dangles — if this had been settled months ago. So we certainly believe Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman when he says he’d prefer to trade Drouin by..." February 27

  • Tampa would like to trade Jonathan Drouin soon, but only for the right price

    ESPN "No potential trade carries more intrigue than that of disgruntled Tampa Bay Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin. Will he move or not before Monday's 3 p.m. ET trade deadline? It's a question even Tampa Bay general manager Steve Yzerman can't answer yet. Speaking with Lightning beat..." February 25

  • Yzerman wants to trade Drouin by deadline

    Pro Hockey Talk "Steve Yzerman wants to end the drawn-out Jonathan Drouin saga, and he wants to do it soon. On Wednesday, the Bolts GM said he’d “definitely prefer” to trade Drouin “sooner than later,” to end a contentious situation that’s seen the former No. 3 overall pick out of action since late January, due..." February 25

  • Lightning potentially face an uncertain future without Stamkos, Drouin

    The Score "Let's get this out of the way: The Tampa Bay Lightning were never going to trade Steven Stamkos. General manager Steve Yzerman - refreshingly proactive and ahead of the curve - confirmed the obvious Monday, releasing a statement saying Stamkos won't be traded and will remain Tampa Bay's captain..." February 15

  • Report: Ottawa front-runners for Jonathan Drouin trade

    Sportsnet "There will be no off days for Bryan Murray after swinging a nine-player blockbuster for Dion Phaneuf. According to two TVA reporters, the Ottawa Senators general manager is now the front-runner to land disgruntled Tampa Bay Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin before the NHL trade..." February 11

  • Report: St. Louis Blues no longer interested in Jonathan Drouin

    Puck Drunk Love "Back at the beginning of January, Jonathan Drouin requested a trade from the Tampa Bay Lightning. Since then, he’s been suspended by his club and he’s been connected to a variety of teams in the ol’ rumor mill. One of the teams believed to be the closest to making an actual offer for the for..." February 11

  • Senators won’t part with Cody Ceci in deal for Jonathan Drouin

    Sportsnet "While Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman continues to pursue a trade for disgruntled forward Jonathan Drouin, you can cross at least one name off the list of potential pieces coming back in a deal. The Ottawa Senators will not part with 22-year-old defenceman Cody Ceci as part of a package in..." January 24

  • Jonathan Drouin’s trade stock ‘dropping by the minute’

    The Hockey News "We know that Tampa Bay left winger Jonathan Drouin wants a trade – that has been made abundantly clear in recent days. But what is the value of the 20-year-old on the market? I surveyed a handful of NHL execs and posed this question: If Lightning GM Steve Yzerman called up and asked what he could..." January 24

  • Tampa Bay Lightning want Ottawa Senators prospect Thomas Chabot in any trade for Jonathan Drouin

    Ottawa Sun "The asking price will be high if the Senators want disgruntled Tampa Bay Lightning winger Jonathan Drouin. While the 20-year-old forward’s holdout hit day three as he waits for the Bolts to satisfy his demand for a trade, a league source told Postmedia Friday if the Senators want to acquire..." January 23

  • How we’ll remember Jonathan Drouin — Crybaby, quitter, disaster

    Tampa Tribune "Here at the corner of Jungle and Madness, The Drouin Disaster nears conclusion. Any moment now, we expect a trade that will allow the indefinitely suspended Jonathan Drouin, former prized Lightning draft pick, to pack his skates, sticks and teething ring and go elsewhere. Or maybe it won’t be..." January 22

  • Yzerman ‘aggressively’ hunting a Drouin trade; 7-12 teams want him

    Sportsnet "Amid the most dramatic holdout in recent NHL history, general manager Steve Yzerman is trying to find a solution. In a bold and costly effort to hasten a trade from the Tampa Bay Lightning, forward Jonathan Drouin has decided not to report to the AHL-affiliate Syracuse Crunch, to which he was..." January 21

  • Yzerman: Never said Drouin trade was imminent

    TSN "The gloves are off. An ugly situation in Tampa Bay has devolved into a he-said, he-said battle. Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman responded publicly to the Jonathan Drouin saga on Thursday, saying that the team never indicated to Drouin’s agent a trade was close. Drouin’s agent, Allan..." January 21

  • Jonathan Drouin’s refusal to play ups the ante with Tampa Bay Lighting in bid to be traded

    National Post "A messy situation just got a whole lot messier. Two weeks after it became public that Jonathan Drouin had requested to be traded by the Tampa Bay Lightning, the NHL team suspended the 20-year-old forward without pay Wednesday night for refusing play in a minor-league game. Drouin, who was..." January 21

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Lightning announce Drouin has been suspended without pay for not showing up to the AHL game tonight

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Statement from Drouin's agent Allan Walsh: pic.twitter.com/oWZKopXmwj

  • Bolts suspend Drouin after failing to report for AHL game

    Pro Hockey Talk "From the Lightning: Tampa Bay Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin has been suspended indefinitely without pay by the team after his failure to report for tonight’s game between the Syracuse Crunch and the Toronto Marlies, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced this..." January 20

  • Trade Talk: Habs moving for Drouin?

    TSN "The NHL's Feb. 29 Trade Deadline is approaching and teams are making decisions on whether to buy or sell and decide which players can make the biggest difference and hold the greatest value. Check out today's trade rumours and speculation from around the NHL beat. And follow TradeCentre on TSN and..." January 19

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    BrianWilde @BWildeCTV

    BREAKING NEWS Strong source confirms Habs making a huge push today putting a more significant package on table to acquire Drouin.

  • Ducks not done dealing, GM acknowledges interest in Drouin

    L.A. Daily News "The Ducks began to show distinct signs of life this month after a rocky three-month start to a season in which so much was expected of them and so little was delivered. Good wasn’t good enough, as far as Ducks general manager Bob Murray was concerned. So, hours after watching the Ducks take an..." January 17

  • Drouin awaits potential trade from Lightning

    NHL.com "Jonathan Drouin continues to wait for a possible trade two weeks after the Tampa Bay Lightning forward was demoted to the American Hockey League and a request made in November became public. "I don't really decide. It's up to them (Tampa Bay)," Drouin told Syracuse.com after playing his fifth..." January 16

  • Drouin rumors heating up with Blues, Ducks, Predators reportedly the contenders

    The Score "A Jonathan Drouin trade could be imminent. Or not. Much has been speculated about the future of the Tampa Bay Lightning forward over the past 12 hours. TVA's Renaud Lavoie reported Thursday night that a trade for Drouin could happen in the next 24 hours, though he backed off that Friday..." January 15

  • Blues, Predators Among Teams Seeking Drouin

    Today's Slapshot "“I think there’s some kind of smaller moves that could be coming. Colorado is at 50 contracts. So they’re going to want to try to get down from there, if they can. You never want to be at the maximum. So that’s one issue. “Columbus has nine defensemen now, I think, since they traded for Jones...." January 12

  • Avalanche's MacKinnon scoffs at reported trade offers for Lightning's Drouin

    The Score "If anyone knows what Jonathan Drouin is capable of, it's Nathan MacKinnon. The pair of 20-year-old forwards spent two years together as members of the QMJHL's Halifax Mooseheads, lighting the league on fire during the 2012-13 season leading up to the NHL draft, where MacKinnon was selected..." January 12

  • Here’s what Lightning reportedly want for Drouin

    Pro Hockey Talk "Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman said what you’d expect about trading (or not trading) Jonathan Drouin, but really, what would it take to pry that promising player away? Well, we can narrow it down in one way: not a piece like St. Louis Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk, as had been..." January 10

  • Report: Canadiens 'aggressively' pursuing Jonathan Drouin

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "Not long ago, after it was announced that Jonathan Drouin had requested a trade away from the Tampa Bay Lightning, we had a look at what acquiring him might entail for the Canadiens. It was merely speculative, because at the time there was no tangible link between him and the Habs. Now there..." January 07

  • Canucks inquire about Johansen, Drouin trades

    Sportsnet "Jim Benning is doing his research, but whether that results in the addition of young, high-grade scoring talent to the Vancouver Canucks remains to be seen. The Canucks general manager has called Columbus Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen to inquire about a trade for Vancouver-born Ryan..." January 06