• Report: Maple Leafs willing to listen to offers for Kasperi Kapanen, Nazem Kadri

    The Score "The Toronto Maple Leafs are willing to listen to offers for forwards Nazem Kadri and Kasperi Kapanen, according to TSN's Darren Dreger. The Leafs are asking for a defenseman for Kapanen and a center for Kadri, Dreger adds. Kadri is a pesky..." June 20

  • This feels like the end for Chris Kreider and the Rangers

    New York Post "The Rangers are moving into Phase Two of the reconstruction process that commenced in February 2018. They are flipping draft picks, expendable because of the collection of selections acquired through prior trades for veterans, in exchange for young players such as Adam Fox and Jacob..." June 20

  • Jesse Puljujarvi tells Oilers: ‘Trade me or I’ll play in Europe’

    Sportsnet "Jesse Puljujarvi will not play another game for the Edmonton Oilers, according to his agent Markus Lehto. If the Oilers don’t trade him within the National Hockey League, he will play in Europe next fall. "If he doesn’t get traded," Lehto..." June 20

  • Penguins' Phil Kessel searching for success at World Series of Poker again amid offseason of uncertainty

    CBS Sports "There's a lot of uncertainty surrounding Phil Kessel and his future with the Pittsburgh Penguins these days, but there is one certainty: Kessel will once again be competing at the World Series of Poker this offseason.  For the eighth straight year, Kessel..." June 20

  • Vancouver Canucks ink defenceman Alex Edler to two-year extension

    The Province "Defenceman was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 The Vancouver Canucks and veteran defenceman Alex Edler have agreed to a two-year contract extension worth $6 million per season. Edler, who was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1,..." June 20

  • Carey Price surprises young fan in NHL Awards’ most touching moment

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2019 NHL Awards celebrates the best players and moments in hockey, but it’s also a great reminder of how much of an impact players can make off the ice. As you can see from this roundup, Minnesota Wild forward Jason Zucker won the King Clancy for his..." June 20

  • NHL draft: The best player ever picked at every spot from 1-31

    USA Today "While it’s indisputable that NHL teams are more likely to find a superstar in the first few picks of the draft than they are later on, USA TODAY Sports research shows that quality picks can be found deep into the first round. In many cases, we found multiple desirable..." June 20

  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov wins the Hart Trophy

    Yahoo! Sports "For his brilliant offensive season, Tampa Bay Lightning dynamo Nikita Kucherov has been named the Hart Trophy winner and the NHL’s most valuable player. With 128 points, or the most in a single season over the last 23 years, Kucherov won the NHL’s scoring race by 12 points..." June 20

  • Andrei Vasilevskiy not satisfied with Vezina Trophy for Lightning

    NHL.com "While holding a miniature version of the Vezina Trophy he had just won for the first time, Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy couldn't help thinking about the trophy he's yet to win. "My main goal is still the Stanley Cup," Vasilevskiy said at..." June 20

  • Mr. Everything: Giordano becomes first Flames defenceman to win Norris Trophy

    Calgary Sun "The Calgary Flames have known this for a long time. Wednesday’s news on the stage at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas confirmed it. But receiving the ultimate recognition as the best defenceman in the National Hockey League — the 2019 Norris Trophy — took years of..." June 20

  • Lightning players did not appreciate Kenan Thompson’s joke about them

    Larry Brown Sports "The early reviews on Kenan Thompson were that he was mostly entertaining as the host of the NHL Awards in Las Vegas on Wednesday night. The Tampa Bay Lightning just might disagree. Thompson cracked a joke at the Lightning’s expense over Tampa Bay’s strong regular season..." June 20

  • Andrei Vasilevskiy wins the first Vezina Trophy in Lightning team history

    Raw Charge "Andrei Vasilevskiy is the 2018-19 winner of the Vezina Trophy as the best goaltender in the NHL. This is Vasilevskiy’s first Vezina Trophy and the second time as a finalist after finishing 3rd place in the voting last season. He is also the first Tampa Bay..." June 20

  • Islanders’ Barry Trotz claims Jack Adams Award

    Pro Hockey Talk "Barry Trotz left the Washington Capitals after guiding them to a Stanley Cup championship and took over a New York Islanders’ squad that many people didn’t believe in. His team shattered expectations though with their 48-27-7 record and for that he was named the Jack Adams Award..." June 20

  • Canucks’ Elias Pettersson wins Calder Trophy as rookie of the year

    Sportsnet "Vancouver Canucks centre Elias Pettersson has won the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s rookie of the year. Pettersson, 20, beat Blues goalie Jordan Binnington and Sabres defenceman Rasmus Dahlin to win the award. June 20

  • Aleksander Barkov becomes second Florida Panther to win Lady Byng trophy

    South Florida Sun Sentinel "The Florida Panthers’ Aleksander Barkov was awarded the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy on Wednesday night at the NHL annual awards show in Las Vegas. The trophy is given to “the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct..." June 20

  • Don Sweeney Wins GM of the Year

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "Don Sweeney, fresh off of building the Bruins team that went to its third Stanley Cup Final in nine years, has won the NHL’s General Manager of the Year award. Sweeney beat out Doug Armstrong of the St. Louis Blues (take that!) and Don Waddell of the Carolina Hurricanes. Sweeney..." June 20

  • Wayne Simmonds wins 2019 Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award

    Sons of Pen "Former Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds has been named the recipient of the 2019 Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award, which is presented “to the player who exemplifies great leadership qualities to his team, on and off the ice, during the regular season and who plays a leading..." June 20

  • Ryan O'Reilly earns Selke Trophy as top defensive forward

    The Score "It's been quite a week for Ryan O'Reilly. Days after claiming the Stanley Cup and Conn Smythe Trophy, the St. Louis Blues pivot won the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the NHL's best defensive forward for the first time in his career Wednesday..." June 20

  • Robin Lehner delivers strong message at NHL awards: 'I’m mentally ill, but that doesn’t mean mentally weak'

    Yahoo! Sports "The 2018-19 season saw an incredible turnaround from New York Islanders goaltender Robin Lehner. The 27-year-old played the best hockey of his career, posting a 2.13 goals against average and .930 save percentage, earning him enough votes to be a finalist for the Vezina Trophy as the..." June 20

  • Wild's Jason Zucker, dealing with trade rumors, wins King Clancy Memorial Trophy

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Jason Zucker walked onto the stage, wrapped his fingers around the King Clancy Memorial Trophy and rattled off a list of thank yous. He also mentioned Tucker Helstrom, acknowledging the bond that sparked a fundraiser to create the Zucker Family Suite and Broadcast Studio at the..." June 20

  • 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