• Report: Blue Jackets at top of Rick Nash's list of potential destinations

    The Score "The Columbus Blue Jackets' all-time leading scorer is apparently keen on a reunion. Rick Nash has the Blue Jackets at the top of his list of potential destinations, The Athletic's Aaron Portzline reports. The Blue Jackets are showing more interest..." June 25

  • Source: Penguins interested in potential Chris Kunitz return

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Penguins do indeed have legitimate interest in bringing back former left wing Chris Kunitz, but anything they might do is contingent on creating additional salary-cap space, a source told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Sunday afternoon. Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said..." June 25

  • Hurricanes have much to do, but headed in right direction after blockbuster deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "There’s a long way to go to rebuild the Carolina Hurricanes into a contending hockey team, but they took a nice step in the right direction on Saturday. The hockey world has had 24 hours to digest that five-player blockbuster trade on the second day of the 2018 NHL..." June 25

  • John Carlson re-signs with Capitals for eight years, $64 million

    Washington Post "The Washington Capitals re-signed top defenseman John Carlson to an eight-year, $64 million deal, the team announced Sunday. Carlson was the team’s top free agent priority after the 28-year-old had a career season with 15 goals and 53 assists and played a vital role in the Capitals..." June 24

  • Tavares future biggest question heading into free agency

    NHL.com "With the completion of the 2018 NHL Draft in Dallas on Saturday, the focus turns to the beginning of the interview period for potential unrestricted free agents on Sunday. During the interview period, teams can discuss general parameters of a possible contract with potential UFAs to..." June 24

  • Pending free agents Neal, Perron considering moving on from Vegas

    Sportsnet "Fresh off a whirlwind inaugural season that saw them march all the way to the Stanley Cup Final, the Vegas Golden Knights now find themselves mired in a complicated off-season. With negotiations underway between the team and the handful of key roster players in need of new deals, the..." June 24

  • Carter Hutton Has Received Interest From Eight Teams

    Yardbarker "With goaltending at a premium this season as several teams are still in need of starting help, St. Louis Blues unrestricted free agent Carter Hutton has received quite a bit of interest. In fact, he has received close to 10 teams checked in on the 32-year-old netminder, according to Fox..." June 24

  • Philadelphia’s Mrazek Will Not Be Given Qualifying Offer

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With a backlog of goalies in their system, the Philadelphia Flyers have taken their first step to pare down that number as The Hockey News’ Ken Campbell reports that the Flyers will not be offering goaltender Petr Mrazek a qualifying offer tomorrow, which will make him an unrestricted..." June 24

  • Islanders may compete with multiple teams for Calvin de Haan

    Yardbarker "While early reports that quite a bit of interest has been directed towards John Tavares, another New York Islanders’ unrestricted free agent has garnered attention too. David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period reports defenseman Calvin de Haan has received significant interest..." June 24

  • Ellis the key to Predators' offseason: report

    NHL.com "Ryan Ellis needs a contract extension before the Nashville Predators will pursue other players, general manager David Poile told The Athletic on Saturday. "I don't see us doing anything with our club in terms of big changes until we know the status of Ryan," Poile told..." June 24

  • Trade Interest In Carolina’s Skinner Remains Strong

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After being the centerpiece of biggest trade of the NHL Entry Draft, the Carolina Hurricanes aren’t done yet. Not even close, according to News & Observer’s Luke Decock. The team still needs a goalie and still have the assets to move some key players, including defenseman Justin..." June 24

  • Arizona Coyotes, defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson reach agreement on contract extension

    Arizona Central "The Coyotes have reached a verbal agreement on a contract extension with defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson, NHL sources confirmed to The Republic on Saturday. The terms of the extension are not known, but Hjalmarsson won't be eligible to sign a new contract until July 1, which is the..." June 24

  • Sabres stay quiet on trade front – for now

    Buffalo News "Lots of talk but no trades. Yet. The Buffalo Sabres were in celebratory mode this weekend after drafting Rasmus Dahlin Friday night with the No. 1 overall pick. General Manager Jason Botterill kept forging on, of course, but kept his focus mostly on the draft. So Ryan..." June 24

  • Toronto’s Tyler Bozak Is Receiving Strong Interest On Free Agent Market

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With the next phase of the offseason having already arrived, NHL teams can now begin talking to other teams’ unrestricted free agents. With the increasing demand of centers needed by many NHL teams, unrestricted free agent centers are getting a lot of attention. And while no one is..." June 24

  • Rangers stick to rebuilding plan, select 10 players at NHL Draft

    NHL.com "The New York Rangers offered more proof of how committed they are to their ongoing rebuild by selecting 10 players in the 2018 NHL Draft this weekend, including three in the first round. There was speculation going into the draft that the Rangers would try to trade some of their picks..." June 24

  • Blackhawks Acquire Michael Chaput from Canucks for Tanner Kero

    Hockey Fights "The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have acquired forward Michael Chaput from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for forward Tanner Kero. Chaput, 26, spent time last season with the Canucks and Utica Comets of the American Hockey League. In 55 regular-season games..." June 24

  • Still No Deal Between John Carlson, Washington Capitals

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Over the weekend there was plenty of optimism from the Washington Capitals that they would be able to finalize a long-term extension with unrestricted free agent John Carlson, especially after moving out Brooks Orpik’s $5.5MM cap hit in a trade with the Colorado Avalanche. Carlson is..." June 24

  • Nathan MacKinnon had no coast to lean on in Hart Trophy voting

    Denver Post "Perhaps Nathan MacKinnon didn’t win the Hart Trophy because he was stuck in the middle, geographically speaking. Among three finalists for the NHL’s top individual award, MacKinnon had Taylor Hall of the New Jersey Devils on the East Coast and Anze Kopitar of the Los..." June 24

  • How Leafs, Golden Knights can lure John Tavares away from Islanders

    Sportsnet "Let’s call it the $100-million question: Does John Tavares truly want to test the NHL’s lucrative open market? We know he’s going to listen to what a small handful of teams have to say during a series of meetings in Los Angeles early next week. The Toronto Maple..." June 24

  • Bruins looking to add depth after missing out on Kovalchuk, GM says

    NHL.com "The Boston Bruins were in the running to bring Ilya Kovalchuk back to the NHL after more than five seasons in the Kontinental Hockey League. Now they're shifting to plan B after Kovalchuk agreed to terms on a three-year contract with the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday. Part of the..." June 24

  • Scott Hartnell Intends To Play An 18th Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While the Nashville Predators told Scott Hartnell nearly three weeks ago that they will not bring him back, that didn’t mean the 17-year veteran’s career is over. While he admitted at the time that he would be OK if his career ended, TSN’s Frank Seravalli reports that Hartnell..." June 24

  • Islanders GM: John Tavares 'has earned every right' to listen to pitches from other teams

    ESPN "New York Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello said he's not discouraged that star center John Tavares will listen to pitches from other NHL teams ahead of unrestricted free agency, rather than re-signing with the team before the process plays out. "I have no..." June 24

  • Neal has offer, Reaves seeks longer contract from Golden Knights

    NHL.com "The Vegas Golden Knights have offered contracts to forwards James Neal, David Perron and Ryan Reaves and defenseman Luca Sbisa, general manager George McPhee said at the 2018 NHL Draft at the American Airlines Center on Saturday. Each can become an unrestricted free agent July..." June 24

  • Dougie Hamilton trade makes clear problems persisted in Calgary

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames needed to effect significant change this summer and they started that process Saturday with a trade that made sense on several levels. In whopper of a five-player deal that addressed both team’s summer goals, the Flames shipped Dougie Hamilton, Micheal Ferland..." June 24

  • Xavier Ouellet Expected To Be Bought Out

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Earlier this month we heard that the Detroit Red Wings were actively shopping defenseman Xavier Ouellet, but now as we close in on free agency it seems they’ve come to a different decision. Darren Dreger of TSN reports that the Red Wings will place Ouellet on waivers for the purpose of a..." June 24

  • Ottawa Senators Agree To Terms With Chris Wideman

    Ottawa Sun "The Ottawa Senators are expected to bring defenceman back Chris Wideman next season. Scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, Wideman is closing in on a one-year deal with the Senators, believed to be worth $1 million. Wideman told this newspaper last week..." June 24

  • It’s only a matter of time before Avs replace Semyon Varlamov with Philipp Grubauer as No. 1 goalie

    Denver Post "Even the winner of the Hart Trophy knows the NHL picked the wrong guy for most valuable player. Taylor Hall of the New Jersey Devils took home the hardware. But asked who would’ve earned his vote for MVP, Hall picked Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon. “Thanks, Hallsy,”..." June 24

  • Blues Sign One-Year Contract With Nikita Soshnikov

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Dan Milstein has announced that his client signed a one-year, one-way contract with the Blues, keeping him in St. Louis for the upcoming season. FWhile some had speculated that Blues winger Nikita Soshnikov was likely going to sign in the KHL this summer, that doesn’t appear to..." June 24

  • Woo drafted by Canucks, second-highest pick of Chinese descent

    NHL.com "Jett Woo was selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the second round (No. 37) of the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center on Saturday, becoming the second-highest pick of Chinese descent in draft history.  "I'm still shaking," said Woo, a right-shot defenseman..." June 24

  • Avs ink Grubauer to a three-year, $10M deal

    TSN "The Colorado Avalanche have signed newly acquired goalie Philipp Grubauer to a three-year deal worth a reported $10 million. The Avalanche obtained Grubauer alongside defenceman Brooks Orpik in exchange for a second round pick on Friday. Orpik was waived earlier on Saturday for..." June 24

  • NHL Draft offers more proof Sweden's development style is working

    NHL.com "Rasmus Dahlin said gaining valuable experience playing against men for two seasons in Frolunda of the Swedish Hockey League is what ultimately transformed him into the player he is today. Dahlin (6-foot-3, 185 pounds), chosen No. 1 by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2018 NHL Draft at..." June 24

  • Capitals turned down better offer for Grubauer from Hurricanes

    The Score "The Washington Capitals wanted Philipp Grubauer out of the Metropolitan Division and turned down a better trade offer from the Carolina Hurricanes to ensure that happened, reports Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic. The Hurricanes offered up their second-round pick - 42nd overall - and..." June 24

  • Coyotes make history, take Kirk from England at NHL Draft

    NHL.com "Liam Kirk became the first player born and trained in England to be chosen in the NHL Draft when the Arizona Coyotes selected him in the seventh round (No. 189) of the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center on Saturday. "I don't have any words for it," Kirk, a..." June 24

  • Canadiens have 'nothing going' on Pacioretty trade front

    The Score "Despite some brief rumblings on the draft floor Saturday, it appears Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty is staying put for now. Reports during the final rounds of the draft suggested Pacioretty could be on his way to the San Jose Sharks. Ultimately, those reports turned out to..." June 23

  • Hurricanes Trade Elias Lindholm, Noah Hanifin To Flames For Dougie Hamilton

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Carolina Hurricanes have made their first big trade, reportedly sending Elias Lindholm and Noah Hanifin to the Calgary Flames in exchange for Dougie Hamilton, Micheal Ferland and Adam Fox. It looks like those are the only players involved in the deal, though until it is officially announced..." June 23

  • Sabres talked trade on O'Reilly but no deal

    TSN "The Buffalo Sabres had considerable trade talk on centre Ryan O'Reilly during the draft, according to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie, but are expected to leave the draft in Dallas without a deal done. McKenzie mentioned the St. Louis Blues and Montreal Canadiens amongst the teams..." June 23

  • John Tavares Will speak to five other teams about contract

    CBS Sports "Tavares will meet with five teams during the free agency interview period that opens Sunday, reports Larry Brooks of the New York Post. We don't know which teams, but Brooks was quick to point out that the Rangers were not among the five. " June 23

  • Edmonton Oilers Acquire Hayden Hawkey From Montreal

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Edmonton Oilers picked up another prospect goaltender today when they acquired Providence College’s Hayden Hawkey from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for a 2019 fifth-round pick, according to TSN’s Brennan Klak. " June 23

  • Penguins’ Sullivan disputes reports about rift with Phil Kessel

    Sportsnet "After weeks of reports detailing an alleged rift between Pittsburgh’s Phil Kessel and head coach Mike Sullivan, the Penguins bench boss set the record straight about what he believes has been an unfair characterization of his relationship with the star winger. Much has been made..." June 23

  • Ilya Kovalchuk Agrees To Terms With Los Angeles Kings

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Ilya Kovalchuk saga is finally over, and the Russian sniper has decided to move to Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Kings have agreed to terms with Kovalchuk on a three-year contract, and will officially sign him on July 1. The contract will carry a $6.25MM cap hit. Kovalchuk is..." June 23

  • Boynton, Carcillo sue NHL over head injuries, brain damage

    New York Daily News "The NHL was hit with another concussion lawsuit Friday. Lawyers for former players Daniel Carcillo and Nick Boynton filed suit, seeking to hold the NHL, which they dubbed the “League of Denial,” accountable for “withholding information” from players about the..." June 23

  • Brooks Orpik Placed On Waivers, Buyout Expected

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Colorado Avalanche were clear about it when they made the deal, Brooks Orpik wouldn’t be playing for them this season. The team has placed the 37-year old defenseman on waivers and are expected to buy out the final year of his contract. Orpik was acquired yesterday along with Philipp..." June 23

  • NHL Draft first round marked by Europeans at top, defensemen throughout

    NHL.com "It didn't take long for things to get interesting following an anticlimactic start to the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center on Friday. The top two picks went as expected, with the Buffalo Sabres selecting Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin at No. 1 and..." June 23

  • Capitals are ‘really close’ to re-signing defenseman John Carlson

    Washington Post "A deal between pending unrestricted free agent defenseman John Carlson and the Washington Capitals appears imminent after the team cleared an additional $5.5 million in salary-cap room on Friday night at the NHL draft in Dallas. Washington traded veteran defenseman Brooks Orpik to the Colorado..." June 23

  • Red Wings pick Filip Zadina has a message to teams that passed on him

    Pro Hockey Talk "Call it swagger or confidence, Filip Zadina has it and he has a message for the Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators and Arizona Coyotes, the three teams that passed him over before he went to the Detroit Red Wings sixth overall in the 2018 NHL Draft. “I’m telling my agent..." June 23

  • Islanders tried trading 1st-round pick for roster player

    The Score "Prior to picking 11th and 12th in the first round of Friday's draft, New York Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello was working the phones. Ahead of picking forward Oliver Wahlstrom and defenseman Noah Dobson, Lamoriello attempted to trade one of his two first-round picks for a..." June 23

  • Hurricanes, Coyotes unveil new alternate third jerseys with ties to past

    CBS Sports "When Adidas took over as the NHL's jersey outfitter prior to last season, the brand announced that there would be no third (or alternate) jerseys in their first year of the new partnership. With that first season now behind us, the Adidas thirds are starting to roll in. A couple..." June 23

  • Capitals go to the WHL again, select defenseman Alex Alexeyev with first-round pick

    NBC Sports "The last time the Washington Capitals had a first-round draft pick, they selected a WHL defenseman. They did not go off script on Friday. With the last pick of the first round, selecting for the first time as defending Stanley Cup champions, the Capitals selected Alexander..." June 23

  • Philadelphia Flyers Will Try To Sign Wayne Simmonds To Contract Extension

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Speaking to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet on the draft floor immediately after selecting Jay O’Brien, Philadelphia Flyers GM Ron Hextall confirmed that he’ll try to sign Wayne Simmonds to a contract extension this summer. Simmonds is on the final season of his current deal, and is..." June 22

  • Sabres select Rasmus Dahlin with first-overall pick of NHL Draft

    Sportsnet "The Buffalo Sabres have selected Swedish defenceman Rasmus Dahlin with the first-overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft. The 18-year-old becomes the second Swede ever chosen with the No. 1 pick — the first since the Quebec Nordiques drafted Mats Sundin in 1989 — and the first..." June 22