Hockey Wiretap

Marc Savard Retires From The NHL

Jan 22, 2018 5:15 PM

Marc Savard has officially retired from the NHL, seven years to the day of his final appearance in an NHL game.

Savard, 40, last played with the Boston Bruins on January 23, 2011, before having his career cut short because of concussion-related symptoms.

Tags: Boston Bruins, Injury, Misc Rumor

Kings Trade Jeff Zatkoff To Jackets For Future Considerations

Jan 22, 2018 5:19 PM

The Los Angeles Kings have traded goaltender Jeff Zatkoff to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for future considerations, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today. Zatkoff appeared in 13 games last season with the Kings, posting a 2-7-1 record, a .879 save percentage and a 2.95 goals-against average.

Press Release

Tags: Los Angeles Kings, Columbus Blue Jackets, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Jackets Trade John Ramage To Coyotes

Jan 22, 2018 2:37 PM

The Blue Jackets have traded defenseman John Ramage to the Coyotes in exchange for future considerations, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.

Ramage, 26, has registered two goals and seven assists for nine points with 37 penalty minutes in 33 American Hockey League games with the Cleveland Monsters this season. He has skated in one game with the Blue Jackets in 2015-16 and added 14-47-61 and 171 penalty minutes in 170 games with the Monsters since signing as a free agent with Columbus on July 3, 2015.

Press Release

Tags: Columbus Blue Jackets, Phoenix Coyotes, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Jim Johannson, GM Of USA Hockey Dies At Age 53

Jan 21, 2018 11:27 PM

Jim Johannson, the general manager of USA Hockey who helped put together an American Olympic team without NHL players, has died at the age of 53.

USA Hockey released a statement saying that Johannson died in his sleep early Sunday morning at his home in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Tags: Misc Rumor

Jackets Claim Jussi Jokinen Off Waivers From Kings

Jan 17, 2018 1:36 PM

The Blue Jackets have claimed veteran forward Jussi Jokinen off waivers from the Kings, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.

Jokinen, 34, has registered 187 goals and 365 assists for 552 points, including 63 power play goals, and 371 penalty minutes in 923 career NHL games with the Kings, Oilers, Panthers, Penguins, Hurricanes, Lightning and Stars. 

“Jussi Jokinen is a player we know very well. He can line up at center or either wing, is good in the faceoff circle and can play on the power play and kill penalties,” said Kekalainen. “He has been a very good player in the National Hockey League for many years and we believe he will add great experience and versatility to our lineup.”

Press Release

Tags: Columbus Blue Jackets, Los Angeles Kings, Misc Rumor, Waiver

Golden Knights Give Deryk Engelland Extension

Jan 16, 2018 2:28 PM

When the Vegas Golden Knights selected Deryk Engelland in the expansion draft and signed him to a one-year deal, the longtime Las Vegas native set out to earn another contract.

Engelland got it Monday with a $1.5 million, one-year extension that serves as a reward for the veteran defenseman enjoying his best NHL season at age 35.

Tags: Vegas, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

Sharks Place Paul Martin On Waivers

Jan 16, 2018 12:53 PM

The San Jose Sharks have placed defenseman Paul Martin on waivers, the Associated Press reported, citing a person with direct knowledge of the decision.

An ankle injury and illness have limited Martin to three games this season and none since Dec. 7. The 36-year-old did not register a point in any of those games.

Tags: San Jose Sharks, Misc Rumor, Waiver

Ducks Claim J.T. Brown Off Waivers From Lightning

Jan 15, 2018 2:34 AM

The Ducks claimed forward J.T. Brown off waivers from the Lightning on Sunday.

Brown became the the only NHL player to protest during the national anthem on Oct. 7 in the Lightning's game against the Panthers; he raised his right fist during the playing of the Star-Spangled Banner.

Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Tampa Bay Lightning, Misc Rumor, Waiver

New Hurricanes Owners Calls Himself 'Impatient'

Jan 12, 2018 3:27 PM

The new owner of the Carolina Hurricanes wants his team to win -- soon.

Tom Dundon was introduced Friday as the majority owner of the team with the NHL's longest active postseason drought, at eight years.

Dundon says he values "winning more than money, but it doesn't mean I want to burn it."

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Misc Rumor

Ducks Give Andrew Cogliano Three-Year, $9.75M Extension

Jan 12, 2018 3:22 PM

Durable forward Andrew Cogliano has agreed to a $9.75 million, three-year contract extension through the 2020-21 season with the Anaheim Ducks.

The Ducks announced the deal Friday.

Cogliano hasn't missed a game in his entire 11-season NHL career.

Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Tom Dundon Becomes Canes' Majority Owner
Dallas billionaire Tom Dundon has purchased a majority stake in the franchise from Peter Karmanos Jr.

NHL Announces All-Star Game Rosters
The host Lightning receive four All-Star selections for the game on on January 28 in Tampa.

Blackhawks Acquire Anthony Duclair, Adam Clendening From Coyotes
The Blackhawks trade Richard Panik and Laurent Dauphin to the Coyotes.

Blackhawks Waive Cody Franson
Cody Franson had appeared to meet the expectations that the Blackhawks had placed upon him since joining the team on a professional tryout.

Canadiens Trade Al Montoya To Oilers For Draft Pick
Goalie Al Montoya is 65-47-22 in 159 career NHL games.

NHL Names All-Star Captains
All-Star Weekend will be held January 27-28 at Amalie Arena in Tampa.

Brian Gionta Named USA Team Captain
A number of familiar NHL names will play for Team USA in the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Zach Parise Cleared For Season Debut
Wild left wing Zach Parise will play on Tuesday night against the Panthers.

Blues Sign GM Doug Armstrong To Four-Year Extension
The Blues have reached the NHL playoffs six years in a row.

Auston Matthews Dealing With Concussion Symptoms
Leafs star center Auston Matthews practiced for the first time in two weeks on Friday.

Ken Hitchcock Gets 800th Career Win
Stars head coach Ken Hitchcock has become the third coach in NHL history to reach 800 career wins.

Isles To Leave Brooklyn, Return To Suburbs
The Islanders have won a bid to build a new arena on the grounds of Belmont Park.

Lightning Lose Ryan Callahan Indefinitely
Lightning right wing Ryan Callahan has an upper-body injury and will be re-evaluated in 3-4 weeks.

Senators Owner Says Team 'Could Look Good Somewhere Else'
Cities like Seattle, Houston, and Quebec City are all seeking to land an NHL franchise.

Coyotes Acquire Ryan Kujawinski From Devils
The Coyotes have traded Michael Latta to the Devils for Ryan Kujawinski.

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Gary Bettman Projects NHL Salary Cap To Rise
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman projects the cap will be between $78M and $82M in 2018-2019.

NHL Invites Seattle To Apply For Expansion Team
The NHL's price for Seattle's expansion bid is $650 million.

Tom Dundon Agrees To Purchase Hurricanes
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said the Hurricanes would not move from Carolina.

Rangers Remain NHL's Most Valuable At $1.5B
Forbes says the average NHL team is now worth $594 million.

Seattle's Chance For NHL Team Improves
The Seattle City Council has approved a memo of understanding for the $660M, privately financed redevelopment of KeyArena.