Hockey Wiretap

Former NHL Goalie Ray Emery Drowns

Jul 15, 2018 5:58 PM

Former NHL goaltender Ray Emery drowned while swimming in his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario, on Sunday. He was 35.

Tags: Ottawa Senators, Philadelphia Flyers, Chicago Blackhawks, Legal, Misc Rumor

Joe Pavelski Maintains Lead At Lake Tahoe Golf Tourney

Jul 14, 2018 11:54 PM

Sharks captain Joe Pavelski held off a charge from three-time defending champion Mark Mulder to maintain a one-point lead after the second round of the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament at Lake Tahoe on Saturday.

Tags: San Jose Sharks, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Golden Knights, Marc-Andre Fleury Agree To Extension

Jul 13, 2018 12:17 PM

The Vegas Golden Knights have agreed to a three-year extension with goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, general manager George McPhee announced Friday.

The deal is for an average of $7 million per season and keeps him with the Golden Knights through the 2021-22 season.

Tags: Vegas, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

Blackhawks, Coyotes In Seven-Player Deal

Jul 12, 2018 6:05 PM

The Chicago Blackhawks cleared cap space by trading Marian Hossa's contract to the Arizona Coyotes, and they got someone familiar in return.

In a seven-player deal that also included two draft picks, the Blackhawks received forward Marcus Kruger who was with Chicago from 2010 to 2017 and won two Stanley Cups.

The Blackhawks also sent young winger Vinnie Hinostroza and defenseman Jordan Oesterle to the Coyotes and received prospects MacKenzie Entwistle and Jordan Maletta and AHL player Andrew Campbell. Chicago sends a third-round pick in the 2019 draft and gets a fifth-round selection in the same draft.

Tags: Chicago Blackhawks, Phoenix Coyotes, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Jets, Connor Hellebuyck Agree On Six-Year, $37M Deal

Jul 12, 2018 6:14 PM

The Winnipeg Jets have agreed to terms with goaltender Connor Hellebuyck on a six-year, $37 million deal, the team announced Thursday.

Hellebuyck, who now avoids a salary arbitration hearing, tied for the NHL lead for most wins with a 44-11-9 record last season. 

The 44 wins -- 30 of which came at home -- are the most in NHL history by an American-born goaltender.

Tags: Winnipeg Jets, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Red Wings, Anthony Mantha Agree To Two-Year, $6.6M Deal

Jul 12, 2018 1:15 AM

The Detroit Red Wings have agreed to a two-year, $6.6 million contract with Anthony Mantha.

The Red Wings announced the move with the restricted free agent Wednesday, keeping the 23-year-old wing after he led the team with 24 goals last season.

Tags: Detroit Red Wings, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Sharks' Pavelski Takes Early Lead At Celebrity Golf Tourney

Jul 14, 2018 12:50 AM

Sharks captain Joe Pavelski took the lead with 25 points, and former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer was at 24 points after the first round of the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament Friday.

Tags: San Jose Sharks, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Patrick Maroon Signs One-Year, $1.75M Deal With Blues

Jul 11, 2018 1:28 AM

Patrick Maroon is headed home, signing a one-year, $1.75 million contract with the St. Louis Blues.

Maroon grew up in a St. Louis suburb and played for the St. Louis Bandits of the North American Hockey League.

"We're excited to add Pat Maroon to our group," Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said, according to the team's website.

Tags: St Louis Blues, Misc Rumor, Signing

Lightning Sign Nikita Kucherov To Eight-Year, $76M Extension

Jul 11, 2018 1:25 AM

The Lightning didn't hesitate to lock up one of their own star players until 2027.

Right wing Nikita Kucherov signed an eight-year, $76 million extension that kicks in for the 2019-20 season, with an average annual salary of $9.5 million against the salary cap. Kucherov would have been a restricted free agent next summer. He has one more year on his current contract, carrying a $4,766,667 cap hit.

Tags: Tampa Bay Lightning, Misc Rumor, Signing

Ducks To Retire Numbers Of Paul Kariya, Scott Niedermayer

Jul 9, 2018 6:23 PM

The Anaheim Ducks will retire the numbers of Paul Kariya and Scott Niedermayer during the upcoming season.

Ducks owners Henry and Susan Samueli announced the honors for the two Hockey Hall of Famers on Monday. Teemu Selanne's No. 8 is the only number previously retired by the Ducks, who are heading into their 25th NHL season.

Kariya's No. 9 will go into the Honda Center rafters on Oct. 21, and Niedermayer's No. 27 will be raised Feb. 17.

Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Islanders Sign Jan Kovar To One-Year, $2M Deal
Forward Jan Kovar played the last five seasons in Russia's KHL.

Avs, Matt Nieto Agree To Two-Year Deal
Matt Nieto scored a career-high 15 goals for the Avalanche last season.

Panthers, Alexander Petrovic Agree To One-Year, $1.95M Deal
Alexander Petrovic, 26, played a career-high 67 games last season for the Panthers.

Tyler Ennis Signs With Maple Leafs
Free-agent Tyler Ennis has signed a one-year, $650,000 deal with the Maple Leafs

Red Wings Re-Sign Andreas Athanasiou
Andreas Athanasiou has scored 43 goals in 172 career games with the Red Wings.

Hurricanes Sign Calvin de Haan To Four-Year Deal
The Canes deal for defenseman Calvin de Haan is worth a total of $18.2 million.

Coyotes Promote Ahron Cohen To Team President, CEO
Ahron Cohen has served in a variety of leadership roles in his four years with the Coyotes.

Maple Leafs Trade Matt Martin To Islanders
The Islanders receive goalie Eamon McAdam in the deal with the Maple Leafs.

Islanders, Tom Kuhnhackl Agree To One-Year Deal
Tom Kuhnhackl scored four goals and had 12 assists for the Penguins last season.

Sharks Sign Joe Thornton, Tomas Hertl
The Sharks signed veteran Joe Thornton to a one-year contract and gave a new four-year deal to Tomas Hertl.

John Tortorella Rips Jack Johnson For Jackets Slight
Jack Johnson signed a five-year deal with the Penguins and said Sunday, "I've been looking to be in a winning culture."

Islanders, Leo Komarov Agree To Four-Year, $12M Deal
Forward Leo Komarov scored seven goals and had 12 assists in 74 games with the Maple Leafs last season.

Riley Nash Signs With Blue Jackets
The Jackets have signed Riley Nash to a three-year deal, worth $8.25 million.

John Tavares Tells Isles He's Leaving
John Tavares will be signing with another NHL team, according to multiple reports.

John Tavares Agrees To Sign With Maple Leafs On Seven-Year Deal
John Tavares has agreed to sign with the Leafs on a seven-year deal.

RealGM Staff Report

James van Riemsdyk To Sign With Flyers
James van Riemsdyk scored a career-high 36 goals in 81 games for the Maple Leafs this past season.

Goalie Carter Hutton Expected To Sign With Sabres
The NHL's free-agency period opens on Sunday.

Canadiens Trade Simon Bourque To Jets
The Canadiens acquire Joel Acmia, Steve Mason, and a pair of draft picks from the Jets.

Sharks, Logan Couture Agree To Long Extension
The eight-year, $64M deal for Logan Couture is reported to become official as soon as Sunday.

Kings, Drew Doughty Agree To Extension
Defenseman Drew Doughty has agreed to an eight-year, $88M deal with the Kings.