• Canucks, Alexander Edler closing in on three-year deal

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks and defenceman Alex Edler are close to agreeing on a three-year contract extension. According to Sportsnet’s Irfan Gaffar, the average annual value of Edler’s new deal is expected to be between $5 million and $5.5 million. " June 19

  • Decision On Playing Future Coming Soon From Roberto Luongo

    TSN "TSN Senior Hockey Reporter Frank Seravalli is reporting that the Florida Panthers are expecting to hear goaltender Roberto Luongo's intentions for next season in the coming days. Luongo has three options for the 2019-20 NHL season: play, retire or start the season on the long-term..." June 19

  • Sale Of Arizona Coyotes Approved By League

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Arizona Coyotes will be sold to Alex Meruelo, as Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports that the NHL’s Board of Governors have approved the sale. The transfer will actually take place in July as long as everything proceeds as planned, at which point current owner Andrew Barroway is..." June 19

  • Are the Flyers reverting to old ways?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Chuck Fletcher is going at things at a speed more familiar to Philadelphia Flyers fans. The team’s general manager has been a bit feisty over the past several days, aggressively seeking out additions to his roster, including trading a fifth-round pick for the rights to negotiate..." June 19

  • Jesse Puljujarvi's agent: 'Jesse needs a fresh start'

    TSN "According to Edmonton Oilers' forward Jesse Puljujarvi's agent Markus Lehto, it's time for the 21-year-old to have a fresh start elsewhere. "It doesn't make sense to go back where we were last season, it's not good for either side," Lehto said...." June 19

  • Sidney Crosby says 'it's not easy' to hear trade rumors about Penguins

    NHL.com "Sidney Crosby said he believes the Pittsburgh Penguins can be champions again, but even he isn't sure who will be on the team next season.   "We believe in our group," the Penguins captain said at NHL Awards Media Day on Tuesday. "Obviously there's always..." June 19

  • Canucks search for blue line help before draft as market heats up

    Sportsnet "In the past few days, National Hockey League defencemen Jacob Trouba, Olli Maatta, Matt Niskanen and Justin Braun have been traded, and not one of them is coming to help the Vancouver Canucks. Either the Canucks weren’t interested – doubtful given the team’s needs on..." June 19

  • Lightning re-sign forward Daniel Walcott to one-year contract

    NHL.com "The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed forward Daniel Walcott to a one-year, two-way contract, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today. Walcott, 25, skated in five games for the Syracuse Crunch during the 2018-19 season, posting 10 penalty minutes. He..." June 19

  • Corey Perry Bought Out By Anaheim Ducks

    Last Word On Hockey "The Anaheim Ducks have bought out winger Corey Perry. The buyout will cost $2 million in actual dollars for each of the next four seasons. The buyout will carry a cap hit of $2.625 million in year 1, $6.625 million in year 2, $2 million in year 3, and $2 million in year 4 according to..." June 19

  • Canadiens to host 2020 NHL Draft

    NHL.com "The Montreal Canadiens will host the 2020 NHL Draft™ at Bell Centre, the National Hockey League, the Canadiens and City of Montreal announced today. The 2020 event will mark the 27th time the City of Montreal will host the NHL Draft, and the first time since 2009. The 2020 NHL Draft will..." June 19

  • Devils' Ray Shero: 'There is no gentleman's agreement' around offer sheets

    ESPN "The 2019 NHL draft is not the first time that GM Ray Shero and the New Jersey Devils have held the first overall pick, having won the draft lottery two years ago to select Swiss center Nico Hischier. But while Hischier has the makings of a solid NHL career, he didn't arrive with the hype..." June 19

  • Montreal should take advantage of Winnipeg’s mistakes and trade for Nikolaj Ehlers

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "Just a season ago, the Winnipeg Jets were the toast of the Western Conference; a young team laden with budding stars and quality veterans who rocketed them out of the basement to a Western Conference Final. Fast forward to this year and they were an abject disaster from the new year all the way..." June 19

  • Connor McDavid 'feeling good' about Oilers after hiring Ken Holland, Dave Tippett

    NHL.com "Connor McDavid said his injured knee is progressing and that he has high hopes about the upcoming season for the Edmonton Oilers under new coach Dave Tippett and new general manager Ken Holland. The captain of the Oilers, who tore the PCL in his left knee on April 6 during the season..." June 19

  • Oilers seeking third-line forward in exchange for Jesse Puljujarvi

    Yardbarker "It has seemed as though a fresh start might be in order for Edmonton Oilers forward Jesse Puljujarvi, after several seasons of frustration from both the team and player. Selected fourth-overall in 2016, Puljujarvi hasn’t found his footing in the NHL (or AHL for that matter) and has just..." June 19

  • Wild's Jason Zucker wants 'to be somewhere I'm wanted'

    Sporting News "Minnesota Wild winger Jason Zucker isn't particularly happy about the uncertainty of his future with the team. Zucker, who signed a five-year extension with Minnesota last July, was almost on his way to Calgary at the trade deadline before that deal fell through and was part of..." June 19

  • Hurricanes not optimistic about signing Petr Mrazek, Curtis McElhinney, says GM

    NHL.com "Petr Mrazek and Curtis McElhinney will likely become unrestricted free agents on July 1 after the Carolina Hurricanes have been unsuccessful in their attempts to sign the goalies to new contracts. "We're trying to sign them, but it doesn't look like we're going to get..." June 19

  • Sens sign Marcus Hogberg to two-year extension

    TSN "The Ottawa Senators have avoided arbitration with Marcus Hogberg, announcing a two-year extension with the 24-year-old Swedish goaltender on Wednesday. The deal carries an annual value of $700,000 in the NHL with the second of the two years being one-way. Hogberg made his..." June 19

  • Intriguing off-season awaits for Torey Krug

    Bruins Daily "Torey Krug will enter the final year of his contract come July 1. The Bruins are free to negotiate a contract extension with their 5-foot-9 defenseman at the turn of the calendar month. The former Michigan State Spartan called Boston home for good upon his arrival to the Bruins..." June 19

  • Radko Gudas 'a little bit shocked' by trade to Capitals from Flyers

    NHL.com "Radko Gudas has spent much of his NHL career viewing the Washington Capitals as the enemy. Now he's one of them. Gudas was part of history when he was traded by the Philadelphia Flyers to the Capitals for Matt Niskanen in a swap of defensemen Friday. It was the first time the..." June 19

  • On the move? Why moving up or down in the 1st round of the draft is a realistic possibility for the Caps

    NBC Sports Washington "The NHL draft is fast approaching. The first round will take place on Friday and it could be a busy night for the Capitals. Washington currently holds the 25th pick in the draft. It will be the highest pick this team has had since taking Ilya Samsonov 22nd overall in the..." June 19

  • Trade a shock for Neal Pionk, but newest Jet excited, eager to contribute

    Winnipeg Free Press "Let's get one thing out of the way: Neal Pionk is no Jacob Trouba. He doesn't have the same pedigree. He doesn't have the same skill set. He doesn't have the same track record. And he'll likely never be a player like the one the Winnipeg Jets just traded away. The..." June 19

  • Mikhail Grabovski announces retirment

    CBS Sports "Grabovski (concussion) announced his retirement from the NHL on Wednesday. Unfortunately this news doesn't come as a surprise, as Grabovski hasn't suited up for an NHL contest since 2015-16 due to his ongoing battle with concussion symptoms. " June 19

  • How 1999 top pick Patrik Stefan moved past a career of letdown

    ESPN "Patrik Stefan stands on the bench, watching the final seconds tick down on the game clock. The scoreboard above a sea of blue seats broken up by splotches of friends, family and the odd scout reads, "Home 4, Guest 0." As the buzzer sounds, a flurry of orange, white and powder blue..." June 19

  • Bobby Brink could be first Minnesotan taken in the NHL draft

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Bobby Brink worked out last week at the Victoria Recreation Center in preparation from his freshman season at Denver. But his socks clashed. They had stripes in the same royal blue that represents Minnetonka High School. An imprecise look for either squad, it was, however,..." June 19

  • NHL Rumors: Patrick Marleau only wants trade to Sharks by Maple Leafs

    NBC Sports Bay Area "As he's linked to a trade away from salary cap-strapped Toronto, Maple Leafs winger Patrick Marleau reportedly has one destination in mind above all else this offseason.  Marleau, the longest-tenured player in Sharks history, wants to return to San Jose, Sportsnet's Nick..." June 19

  • Flyers, forward Kevin Hayes agree to new seven-year deal

    Sportsnet "The Philadelphia Flyers have agreed to terms on a new seven-year, $50-million deal for forward Kevin Hayes, Sportsnet’s John Shannon has confirmed. Hayes’ new deal would pay him $7.14 million annually for seven years. The 27-year-old unrestricted free agent..." June 19

  • Ducks GM Bob Murray has a long offseason to-do list

    Orange County Register "Bob Murray scratched one massive item off his offseason to-do list Monday, when he hired Dallas Eakins as the 10th coach in the Ducks’ history. Murray has plenty of work still ahead of him though before he and his fellow NHL general managers take their customary summer..." June 19

  • Robin Lehner ‘obviously’ wants Islanders to keep him

    New York Post "Robin Lehner is due a raise this summer, and he wants it to come from the Islanders. The pending free-agent goalie starred in his first season with the Isles, posting a career-high 25 wins to go with 13 losses, a 2.13 goals-against average and .930 save percentage and..." June 19

  • Joe Thornton plans to return for 2019-20 NHL season, and maybe more

    Yahoo! Sports "It looks like Joe Thornton and his glorious beard won’t be hanging up his skates any time soon. The San Jose Sharks legend confirmed at the NHL Awards media availability on Tuesday that he plans to return for the 2019-2020 season, officially putting his retirement party on hold..." June 19

  • Steve Yzerman could accelerate Detroit Red Wings rebuild in NHL draft

    Detroit Free Press "Even before he knows the identity of their first-round pick, Steve Yzerman sounds excited about how the prospect can help the team. The Detroit Red Wings are in rebuild mode, and the next chance to add assets comes this weekend as they hold 10 picks at the 2019 NHL..." June 19

  • Report: David Clarkson submits no-trade list to VGK

    TSN "According to Jesse Granger of The Athletic, David Clarkson has submitted his 16-team no-trade list to the Vegas Golden Knights, who will now look into trading his $5.25 million cap hit this week. Granger adds the move is simply a clerical one to allow the Golden Knights..." June 19

  • Patrice Bergeron Gives Honest Answer About Being At NHL Awards Ceremony

    NESN "Patrice Bergeron is up for yet another Selke Trophy. The Boston Bruins center has won the award for the NHL’s best defensive forward four times in his career, but winning a fifth would do little to sugarcoat things for the 33-year-old. Bergeron is in Las Vegas for the..." June 19

  • Bruins plan to address Bruce Cassidy's contract as he enters final year of the deal

    NBC Sports Boston "As Bruce Cassidy enters the final year of his contract as head coach of the Boston Bruins, it probably goes without saying that he deserves an extension.  The good news for B's fans, according to Joe McDonald of The Athletic, Boston is pleased with Cassidy's..." June 19

  • Montreal Canadiens do not extend qualifying offers to Brett Lernout and Daniel Audette

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "With several restricted free agents in the organization who need contracts before July 1, the Montreal Canadiens have decided to part with a few long-time members of the prospect pool. Two 2014 Draft selections — Brett Lernout and Daniel Audette — along..." June 19

  • Ottawa “Seriously Exploring” Trade Market For Cody Ceci

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Despite being the butt of many jokes for the past couple of seasons, the Ottawa Senators head into this offseason with some real opportunity. The team has just a single player—Bobby Ryan—under contract for more than two years and a huge number of draft picks to work with over the..." June 19

  • Kaapo Kakko is made for Rangers’ spotlight: ‘I think he’ll thrive’

    New York Post "To get to this point, of course there had to be passion. But the way Kaapo Kakko feels about hockey seems to go well beyond the regular definition. The 18-year-old Finnish winger is set to be one of the top two picks in the NHL draft Friday in Vancouver, either going to..." June 19

  • Kings Hire Trent Yawney As Assistant Coach

    LA Kings Insider "The LA Kings have agreed to terms with Trent Yawney to serve as Assistant Coach, it was announced today by Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake. Yawney joins Assistant Coach Marco Sturm and Goaltending Coach Bill Ranford. Todd McLellan was named the Kings Head Coach on..." June 19

  • Three reasons why the NHL salary cap could get tighter

    Sportsnet "I have a theory. And, after the Rangers/Winnipeg trade involving Jacob Trouba, I’ve decided to lay it out. That deal was a surprise because the Jets were asking for more, and, on paper, Trouba is worth a greater return. So, why didn’t it happen? I think..." June 18

  • Report: Multiple teams fear that salary cap will be less than $82M

    The Score "The salary cap for the 2019-20 NHL season could come in below the $83-million upper limit that was initially estimated. The NHL and NHLPA are meeting Tuesday, and many teams reportedly told TSN's Bob McKenzie that they're concerned about the current forecast for the..." June 18

  • Trade rumors surrounding Rasmus Ristolainen persist

    Pro Hockey Rumors "For some reason, Rasmus Ristolainen can’t seem to escape trade rumors. Seemingly every summer there is some sort of report that has his name in trade talks, and this year has been no different. Today, Ristolainen popped up in reports from two different reporters on opposite..." June 18

  • NHL draft will have American flavor: Five U.S. players could go in top 10

    USA Today "Last September, before warm-ups for the All-American Prospect Game, NHL Central Scouting director Dan Marr spotted U.S. stars Jack Hughes and Cole Caufield kicking a soccer ball around to loosen up. With every NHL team scouting the game, Marr decided to offer free..." June 18

  • Cam Neely suggests Bruins could target top-six forward in 'immediate future'

    NBC Sports Boston "Cam Neely is well aware of the Bruins' reality: After dropping Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final to the St. Louis Blues, Boston's talented veteran core has just one championship on its résumé. "We didn't win the last game, so we weren't good..." June 18

  • Philadelphia Flyers acquire D Justin Braun from San Jose Sharks

    TSN "The Philadelphia Flyers have acquired defenceman Justin Braun from the San Jose Sharks for a second-round pick in this week's draft and a third-round selection in 2020. Braun, 32, had two goals and 16 points in 78 games with the Sharks this season while averaging 20:18 of ice..." June 18

  • Tampa Bay Lightning re-sign Braydon Coburn to two-year contract

    Raw Charge "The Tampa Bay Lightning have announced the re-signing of defenseman Braydon Coburn. The contract is for two years with a cap hit of $1.7 million. Originally a first round pick in 2003 by the Atlanta Thrashers, the 34 year-old Coburn joined the Lightning at the 2015 trade deadline from..." June 18

  • Why the Sharks would be perfect Henrik Lundqvist trade partner

    New York Post "The Sharks are in the midst of one of the longer runs as one of the league’s upper-echelon teams not to win a Stanley Cup. Emile’s Rangers had about seven years, the French Connection Sabres had about the same number of kicks at the can, the Predators of recent vintage less than a..." June 18

  • After trade to Rangers, Jacob Trouba talks about long-term future

    SNY TV "After the Jets bungled the process a bit, the Rangers swooped in and traded for star defenseman Jacob Trouba on Monday night -- and got him for a price that most saw as very low. That price was Neal Pionk and the No. 20 pick in the upcoming NHL..." June 18

  • Bruins’ Zdeno Chara, Predators’ P.K. Subban Have Classy Exchange On Instagram

    NESN "Defensemen Zdeno Chara and P.K. Subban have been on-ice foes for many years now, and it’s clear there is mutual respect between the two. With the Boston Bruins’ season now complete, coming to a bitter end with a loss to the St. Louis Blues in the Stanley Cup..." June 18

  • Should the Caps re-sign Devante Smith-Pelly?

    NBC Sports Washington "It is almost time for NHL free agency to begin, and the Capitals certainly have needs to fill and a limited budget. Who would be the best fit? Who would be the best free agent target for Washington to pursue? That’s what NBC Sports Washington wants to find out! Our experts got..." June 18

  • Moving David Pastrnak to second line is best option for Bruins to fix their top six

    WEEI Boston "Bruins general manager Don Sweeney obviously didn’t want to acknowledge his team’s hole among its top six forwards just five days after Boston lost Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final to St. Louis. Asked specifically Monday at his year-end press conference about his..." June 18

  • Predators Add Scuderi, Bordeleau, Rook to Hockey Operations Staff

    NHL.com "Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Tuesday that the team has hired Rob Scuderi as a Defense Development Coach, Sebastien Bordeleau as a Forward Development Coach and Dave Rook as a Goaltending Development Coach. In their roles,..." June 18