February 2018 - Hockey Wiretap

Patric Hornqvist Signs Five-Year, $26.5M Extension

Feb 28, 2018 2:04 AM

On his way to his fifth straight 20-goal season, Patric Hornqvist was rewarded by the Pittsburgh Penguins with a five-year contract extension worth $26.5 million.


Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins, Misc Rumor, Signing

Golden Knights Acquire Tomas Tatar At Trade Deadline

Feb 27, 2018 1:50 AM

The Golden Knights acquired forward Tomas Tatar from the Red Wings at the trade deadline.

Detroit gets a 2018 first-round pick, a 2019 second-rounder and a 2021 third-round pick for the 27-year-old, who is under contract for three seasons after this year with a salary-cap hit of $5.3 million per season.


Tags: Vegas, Detroit Red Wings, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Ducks Trade Chris Wagner To Isles For Jason Chimera

Feb 26, 2018 3:49 PM

The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has acquired left wing Jason Chimera from the New York Islanders in exchange for left wing Chris Wagner. Chimera, 38 (5/2/79), recorded back-to-back 20-goal seasons in 2015-16 and 2016-17, and appeared in his 1,000th NHL game on Feb. 3, 2017 at Detroit.


Tags: Anaheim Ducks, New York Islanders, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Sharks Acquire Evander Kane From Sabres

Feb 26, 2018 3:20 PM

The San Jose Sharks have acquired Evander Kane from the Buffalo Sabres for a conditional first round pick in 2019.

The pick will convert to a second round selection if Kane doesn't re-sign with the Sharks.

Buffalo also gets a conditional fourth-round pick in 2020 and forward prospect Dan O'Regan.

Kane has 20 goals and 20 assists in 61 games this season.


Tags: Buffalo Sabres, San Jose Sharks, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Rangers Send Rick Nash To Bruins

Feb 25, 2018 3:41 PM

The Bruins continued solidifying their playoff push by acquiring six-time All-Star forward Rick Nash in a multiplayer trade with the Rangers that leaves New York retooling for the long-term future.

The Rangers will receive forwards Ryan Spooner and Matt Beleskey, prospect defenseman Ryan Lindgren, the Bruins' 2018 first-round draft pick and a 2019 seventh-round pick.


Tags: New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Maple Leafs Acquire Tomas Plekanec From Canadiens

Feb 25, 2018 3:37 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired veteran center Tomas Plekanec and forward prospect Kyle Baun from the Montreal Canadiens for defenseman Rinat Valiev, forward Kerby Rychel and Toronto's second-round draft pick in 2018.


Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Pens Acquire Brassard From Senators In Three-Team Deal

Feb 24, 2018 2:00 PM

The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired center Derick Brassard from Ottawa on Friday night in a three-team deal that sent defenseman Ian Cole to Ottawa and forward Ryan Reaves to the Vegas Golden Knights.


Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins, Ottawa Senators, Vegas

Islanders, Josh Bailey Agree To Six-Year, $30M Deal

Feb 23, 2018 2:46 PM

Josh Bailey agreed to a six-year, $30 million deal Friday to stay with the Islanders instead of testing free agency this summer.

The 28-year-old forward, selected to his first All-Star appearance last month, has 15 goals and 47 assists this season -- already setting career highs for assists and points (62). 


Tags: New York Islanders, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

Rangers Trade Michael Grabner To Devils For 2018 Draft Pick, Prospect

Feb 23, 2018 2:36 AM

The New York Rangers have traded leading scorer Michael Grabner to the New Jersey Devils.

New Jersey shipped defenseman prospect Yegor Rykov and a second-round pick in this year's draft to New York.


Tags: New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Canucks Sign Erik Gudbranson To Three-Year, $12M Extension

Feb 20, 2018 2:27 PM

Defenseman Erik Gudbranson has signed a three-year, $12 million contract extension with the Vancouver Canucks, ending the speculation over his status at the NHL trade deadline.

Gudbranson, 26, has two goals and two assists in 41 games with Vancouver this season.


Tags: Vancouver Canucks, Misc Rumor, Signing

Bruins Acquire Nick Holden From Rangers
The Bruins have sent Rob O'Gara and a third-round 2018 draft pick to the Rangers.


Flyers Send Two Draft Picks To Red Wings For Petr Mrazek
The Flyers have acquired goaltender Petr Mrazek from the Red Wings.


Capitals Send Draft Pick To Hawks For Michal Kempny
The Blackhawks receive a conditional 2018 third-round draft pick from the Capitals.


Flames Sign Mikael Backlund To Six-Year, $32.1M Deal
Mikael Backlund has scored 10 goals and 34 points through 58 games with the Flames this season.


Seattle Officially Applies For NHL Franchise
The goal is for Seattle to enter the NHL for the 2020-21 season.


Kings Acquire Dion Phaneuf From Senators
The Kings are sending Marian Goborik and Nick Shore to the Senators.


Tom Anselmi Out As Senators' President
GM Pierre Dorion receives a three-year extension from Senators.

Kings Trade Zac Leslie To Golden Knights For Future Considerations
Zac Leslie has played in 121 games over three seasons with the Ontario Reign of the AHL.

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Predators Acquire McNeill From Stars For O'Brien
Mark McNeill has 5 goals and 1 assist with the AHL's Texas Stars this season.