Hockey Wiretap

Predators Sign Ryan Ellis To Eight-Year Extension

Aug 14, 2018 6:01 PM

Ryan Ellis was already being coveted as a potential July 2019 unrestricted free agent.  Which is why Predators general manager David Poile didn't allow him to get within sniffing distance of the open market, signing the 27-year-old defenseman to an eight-year, $50 million contract extension that kicks in for the 2019-20 season.

The final year of Ellis's contract in 2018-19 carries a $2.5 million hit. His $6.25 million cap hit is the 21st highest in the NHL among defenseman for the 2019-20 season.

Tags: Nashville Predators, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Senators Sign Brady Tkachuk To Three-Year, Entry-Level Deal

Aug 14, 2018 2:04 AM

Brady Tkachuk signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Ottawa Senators on Monday.

Financial terms were not released.

"I am very excited to be a Senator," Tkachuk told "It was a tough choice because I loved my time at Boston University. I want to thank everyone who has helped me. I'm super excited to get things started."

Tags: Ottawa Senators, Misc Rumor, Signing

Predators GM David Poile Headlines 2018 HOF Class

Aug 11, 2018 12:57 AM

Predators general manager David Poile headlines the 2018 class of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.

Former University of Michigan coach Red Berenson, three-time Olympic medalist Natalie Darwitz, retired NHL referee Paul Stewart, Poile and the late Leland "Hago" Harrington will be inducted on Dec. 12 at a ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee.

Tags: Nashville Predators, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Red Wings Re-Sign Dylan Larkin To Five-Year Deal

Aug 11, 2018 12:54 AM

The Detroit Red Wings have re-signed restricted free-agent center Dylan Larkin to a five-year contract, the team announced Friday.

The team did not release terms of the contract, but according to multiple reports, the total value of the deal is $30.5 million.

Tags: Detroit Red Wings, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Gretzky Named Ambassador For Beijing Team

Aug 8, 2018 6:19 PM

Wayne Gretzky has been named a global ambassador for Beijing's Kunlun Red Star as the Chinese capital seeks to boost the profile of hockey domestically ahead of hosting the Winter Olympics in 2022.

Gretzky will focus on youth development in China, including a planned KRS-Gretzky Hockey School that will provide advanced training for players ages 8-17 in Beijing and the southern tech hub of Shenzhen, eventually expanding to at least 20 locations nationwide.

Red Star is China's only professional team and plays in the Russia-based Kontinental Hockey League.

Tags: Misc Rumor

Blackhawks Great Stan Mikita Dies At Age 78

Aug 8, 2018 1:29 AM

Stan Mikita, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame and the leading scorer in Chicago Blackhawks history, died Tuesday at age 78, according to a statement from his family.

Mikita played 1,396 games in the NHL from 1958 to 1980, all of them with the Blackhawks, to lead the franchise in that category. He won the Stanley Cup with Chicago in 1961.

Tags: Chicago Blackhawks, Misc Rumor

Golden Knights Re-Sign William Karlsson To One-Year, $5.25M Deal

Aug 5, 2018 11:47 AM

The Vegas Golden Knights have re-signed William Karlsson to a one-year, $5.25 million deal.

Karlsson gets a significant raise from his previous $1 million salary.

"In the arbitration process, it helps to get the deal done," George McPhee said. "The parties get sharper and more focused as the hearing nears. We're happy with this deal and we believe that William is as well. He seems to be happy with it. It was a good compromise."


Tags: Vegas, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Ducks Sign John Gibson To Eight-Year, $51.2M Extension

Aug 5, 2018 11:46 AM

The Anaheim Ducks have signed John Gibson to an eight-year, $51.2 million extension.

Gibson debuted with Anaheim as a precocious 20-year-old in 2014.

The former second-round draft pick set career highs last season with 31 victories and a .926 save percentage while playing in 60 games.


Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Misc Rumor, Signing

Flames Waive Troy Brouwer

Aug 2, 2018 3:11 PM

The Calgary Flames have waived Troy Brouwer.

Brouwer, 32, has struggled in two seasons since signing an $18 million, four-year contract with the Flames in free agency.


Tags: Calgary Flames, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Waiver

Miikka Salomaki Signs Two-Year, $1.5M Deal With Predators

Jul 30, 2018 6:28 PM

The Nashville Predators have signed Miikka Salomaki to a two-year contract worth $750,000 in each of the next two seasons.

Salomaki was a restricted free agent.

Salomaki, 25, played 58 games last season for the Predators with two goals and six assists. 


Tags: Nashville Predators, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Jarome Iginla Announces Retirement From NHL
Jarome Iginla made the announcement in Calgary where he spent 16 seasons with the Flames.


Brady Skjei Re-Signs With Rangers On Six-Year, $31.5M Deal
Brady Skjei was a restricted free agent.


Penguins Sign Tristan Jarry To Two-Year Deal
Tristan Jarry went 14-6-2 with a 2.77 goals against average last season while backing up Matt Murray.


Capitals Re-Sign Tom Wilson To Six-Year, $31.02M Deal
Tom Wilson had 14 goals and 21 assists for 35 points last season.


Mario Lemieux's Quebec Home Up For Sale
The price of the 6-year-old chateau-style residence is $21,999,066, the last few dollars an ode to Mario Lemieux's No. 66.

Canucks, Trevor Linden Agree To Part Ways
Trevor Linden is leaving the Canucks to "pursue different endeavors."

Predators Sign Dan Hamhuis To Two-Year, $2.5M Deal
Dan Hamhuis had three goals and 21 assists for Dallas in the 2017-18 season.

Jarome Iginla To Announce Retirement
Flames legend Jarome Igina will announce his retirement July 30 at the Saddledome.

Ducks, Brandon Montour Agree To Two-Year, $6.775M Deal
Brandon Montour had nine goals and 23 assists in 80 games for the Ducks last season.

Caps Bring Back Brooks Orpik
Defenseman Brooks Orpik has signed a $1M, one-year deal with the Capitals.

Isles, Brock Nelson Agree To One-Year, $4.25M Deal
Brock Nelson had 19 goals and 16 assists while playing all 82 games for the Islanders last season.

Chris Chelios To Work For Blackhawks As Ambassador
Chris Chelios spent a decade with the Red Wings as a player from 1999-2009.

Jacob Trouba Awarded One-Year, $5.5M Deal By Arbitrator
The Jets have 48 hours to accept the ruling or allow Jacob Trouba to become an unrestricted free agent.

Wild, Matt Dumba Agree To Five-Year, $30M Deal
The new deal will pay Wild defenseman Matt Dumba $5.2M next season.

Capitals Re-Sign Madison Bowey
Madison Bowey signed a two-year, $2M deal with the Capitals on Thursday.

Chris Chelios Decides To Leave Red Wings
Chris Chelios has been an adviser for the Red Wings, but has decided to return to his hometown of Chicago.

Sharks Re-Sign Chris Tierney
Forward Chris Tierney signed a two-year deal with the Sharks on Wednesday.

Rangers, Jimmy Vesey Agree To Two-Year Deal
Jimmy Vesey gets $2.275M per season, according to reports.

Ducks Give Adam Henrique Extension Through 2023-24 Season
Ducks center Adam Henrique's new deal carries an annual average of $5.825M.

Flames Give Elias Lindholm Six-Year Deal
Elias Lindholm's new contract with the Flames carries an annual average value of $4.85M.