Hockey Wiretap

Penguins Trade Patric Hornqvist To Panthers

Sep 25, 2020 1:35 AM

Patric Hornqvist's grit helped the Penguins win a pair of Stanley Cups. To keep their championship window open, they decided it was time to move on without him.

The Penguins traded the 33-year-old right winger to the Florida Panthers on Thursday in exchange for defenseman Mike Matheson and center Colton Sceviour.

Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins, Florida Panthers, Official Trade

Predators Sign Yakov Trenin To Two-Year, $1.45M Deal

Sep 25, 2020 1:37 AM

The Nashville Predators have signed forward Yakov Trenin to a two-year contract worth $1.45 million.

The Predators announced the deal Thursday. Trenin will be paid $700,000 for the 2020-21 season and $750,000 for 2021-22.

Tags: Nashville Predators, Signing

Sabres Sign Curtis Lazar To Two-Year, $1.6M Contract

Sep 25, 2020 1:38 AM

The Sabres signed right winger Curtis Lazar to a two-year, $1.6 million contract Thursday.

Lazar was a restricted free agent who split the 2019-20 season between the NHL and the American Hockey League. He had five goals and five assists in 38 games with the Sabres.

Tags: Buffalo Sabres, Signing

NHL Teams Allowed To Reopen Training Facilities October 15

Sep 24, 2020 5:20 PM

NHL teams are allowed to reopen their training facilities for voluntary workouts on Oct. 15.

The NHL announced its offseason training protocols Thursday in a 19-page document that takes into account social distancing; increased health and safety measures during the coronavirus pandemic; and competitive balance. A team will need notice from at least five players before reopening its facilities for voluntary workouts, and a maximum of 12 players can be on the ice at the same time.

Tags: Misc Rumor

Steven Stamkos Scores In Lightning Win

Sep 24, 2020 1:30 AM

Steven Stamkos made his triumphant return to Tampa Bay's lineup on Wednesday -- a night the 30-year-old called "a dream come true."

Stamkos scored on the first shot he took in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final, as the Lightning defeated the Dallas Stars 5-2 to take a 2-1 series lead. He became the first player since 1940 to score a goal while making his first postseason appearance during the Stanley Cup Final.

Tags: Tampa Bay Lightning, Dallas Stars, Game Recap

Senators Won't Re-Sign Craig Anderson

Sep 23, 2020 3:12 PM

The Ottawa Senators have told longtime goaltender Craig Anderson they will not re-sign him in free agency, general manager Pierre Dorion announced Wednesday.

"He's the best goalie we've ever had," Dorion told reporters, according to TSN. "It's time for us to take another direction, and we thank him for everything he did."

Tags: Ottawa Senators, Free Agent Rumor

Sharks Name Bob Boughner Head Coach

Sep 22, 2020 1:51 PM

The San Jose Sharks saw enough from Bob Boughner last season to make him the ninth head coach in franchise history.

Boughner was officially elevated form interim status on Tuesday, after having coached the team for 37 games in the 2019-20 season after the firing of head coach Peter DeBoer. Boughner, who had been an assistant coach for San Jose, went 14-20-3 before the regular-season was paused on March 12 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tags: San Jose Sharks, Signing

Oilers' Leon Draisaitl Named NHL's MVP

Sep 22, 2020 1:01 AM

The Stanley Cup Final is in Edmonton, Alberta, and Oilers star Leon Draisaitl made history Monday night.

Only it had more to do with his home country than his home arena.

Draisaitl became the first German player to win the Hart Trophy as MVP after leading the league in scoring with 110 points in 71 games. He also won the Ted Lindsay Award for most outstanding player as voted by peers.

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Personal Award

Lightning Even Series As Nikita Kucherov Sets Franchise Points Record

Sep 22, 2020 1:05 AM

With a pair of first period assists in Game 2, Lightning winger Nikita Kucherov matched -- then surpassed -- Tampa Bay's record for most points in a single postseason.

With 28 points (six goals, 22 assists) Kucherov bettered Brad Richards' franchise record, which was set during the team's 2004 Stanley Cup run. Both of Kucherov's assists on Monday were gorgeous passes, and helped ignite Tampa Bay's slumping power play.

But after leading the Lightning to a 3-2 win over the Stars on Monday, to even the Stanley Cup Final 1-1, Kucherov is still looking for more.

Tags: Tampa Bay Lightning, Dallas Stars, Game Recap, Personal Award

Avs' Cale Makar Named NHL's Rookie Of The Year

Sep 21, 2020 7:03 PM

The National Hockey League announced this evening that Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar is the recipient of the 2019-20 Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s rookie of the year.

Makar received 1,538 voting points, including 116 first-place votes, beating Vancouver defender Quinn Hughes (1,337 points) and Chicago forward Dominik Kubalik (554 points). The Calder Trophy, which dates back to 1933, is awarded “to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the National Hockey League.” The winner is chosen by the Professional Hockey Writers Association in a poll at the end of the regular-season schedule.

Makar is the first defenseman in Avalanche/Nordiques history to win the Calder Trophy.

Press Release

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Personal Award

Steven Stamkos At Morning Skate, Status Remains Unclear

Cooper: Stamkos 'Is Inching His Way Closer' To Return

NHL Allows Panthers To Handle Abuse Probe Of Assistant

Anton Khudobin, Stars Take Game 1

NHL Unsure When 2020-21 Season Will Start

Penguins Re-Sign Jared McCann To Two-Year Deal

Steven Stamkos Not Expected In Game 1 Of Finals

GM Guerin: Wild Will Not Resign Mikko Koivu

Lightning Beat Islanders, Advance To Stanley Cup Final

Maple Leafs Hire Manny Malhotra As Assistant Coach

Press Release

Coyotes Name Bill Armstrong New GM

GM McCrimmon: Goaltending Golden Knights' Top Priority

Blues Hire Jim Montgomery As Assistant Coach

Sabres Acquire Eric Staal From Wild For Marcus Johansson

Capitals Name Peter Laviolette Coach

Stars Advance To Stanley Cup Final For The First Time Since 2000

Geoff Ward Will Remain Flames Coach

Isles' Casey Cizikas, Tom Kuhnahacki Exit Bubble With Injuries

GM Nill: Bowness Has Earned Chance To Return As Stars Head Coach

Hurricanes Trade Joel Edmundson's Rights To Canadiens For Draft Pick