July 2018 - Hockey Wiretap

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

Jul 30, 2018 6:27 PM

Jarome Iginla is retiring from the NHL after 20 seasons.

Iginla made the announcement in Calgary where he spent 16 seasons with the Flames.

Iginla assisted on one of the most famous goals in Canadian hockey history.

Iginla set up Sidney Crosby for the overtime winner in the final of the Olympic men's hockey tournament in Vancouver in 2010.


Tags: Calgary Flames, Misc Rumor

Brady Skjei Re-Signs With Rangers On Six-Year, $31.5M Deal

Jul 30, 2018 11:02 AM

Brady Skjei has agreed to sign a six-year, $31.5 million deal with the New York Rangers.

Skjei was a restricted free agent.

Skjei had four goals and 21 assists for the Rangers last season, and he was the only player on the team to appear in all 82 games.


Tags: New York Rangers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Penguins Sign Tristan Jarry To Two-Year Deal

Jul 28, 2018 9:35 AM

Tristan Jarry has signed a two-year deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The 23-year-old Jarry is the last of Pittsburgh's restricted free agents to sign with the team. He went 14-6-2 with a 2.77 goals against average last season while backing up Matt Murray.


Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Capitals Re-Sign Tom Wilson To Six-Year, $31.02M Deal

Jul 28, 2018 9:33 AM

The Washington Capitals have re-signed Tom Wilson to a six-year, $31.02 million deal.

The contract carries a $5.17 million salary-cap hit through the 2023-24 season. 

Wilson had 14 goals and 21 assists for 35 points last season. 

The 2012 first-round pick became a top-line winger this past season playing with captain Alex Ovechkin.


Tags: Washington Capitals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Mario Lemieux's Quebec Home Up For Sale

Jul 26, 2018 11:39 PM

Hockey great Mario Lemieux's 50-room Quebec summer home is up for sale.

The price of the 6-year-old chateau-style Mont-Tremblant residence: $21,999,066, the last few dollars an ode to Lemieux's famous No. 66.

Realtor Michel Naud said the asking price was strategic as the Pittsburgh Penguins owner knew putting the property on the market would generate heavy interest. "He agreed to put the $66 at the end of his asking price," Naud said.


Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins, Misc Rumor

Canucks, Trevor Linden Agree To Part Ways

Jul 26, 2018 12:41 PM

The Vancouver Canucks and president of hockey operations Trevor Linden have "amicably" agreed to part ways.

The team said Wednesday that Linden is leaving the organization to "pursue different endeavors."


Tags: Vancouver Canucks, Misc Rumor

Predators Sign Dan Hamhuis To Two-Year, $2.5M Deal

Jul 25, 2018 2:32 PM

The Nashville Predators have signed defenseman Dan Hamhuis to a two-year contract worth a total of $2.5 million.

Hamhuis' contract will pay him $1.5 million during the 2018-19 season and $1 million in 2019-20.



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

Jarome Iginla To Announce Retirement

Jul 25, 2018 2:29 PM

Six-time All-Star Jarome Iginla will announce his retirement July 30 at the Saddledome, the Calgary Flames said on Wednesday.

"In a sense, I grew up there,'' Iginla said, according to the Flames. "I started playing for the Flames at 19 but even in minor hockey I remember traveling to Calgary for tournaments, from St. Albert, and I imagined playing in the Saddledome.

"It's been a fun adventure, for my family and I. Some great cities, great people. To be back in Alberta, though, will feel like home."


Tags: Calgary Flames, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Ducks, Brandon Montour Agree To Two-Year, $6.775M Deal

Jul 24, 2018 7:19 PM

Defenseman Brandon Montour has agreed to a two-year, $6.775 million contract through the 2019-20 season to stay with the Anaheim Ducks.

The Ducks announced the deal Tuesday with their restricted free agent.


Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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.


Former NHL Goalie Ray Emery Drowns
Ray Emery drowned while swimming on Sunday in his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario.


Joe Pavelski Maintains Lead At Lake Tahoe Golf Tourney
Sharks captain Joe Pavelski maintains a one-point lead in the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament.


Sharks' Pavelski Takes Early Lead At Celebrity Golf Tourney
Joe Pavelski has taken the first round lead at the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe on Friday.


Golden Knights, Marc-Andre Fleury Agree To Extension
Marc-Andre Fleury's deal will keep him in Las Vegas through the 2021-22 NHL season.


Jets, Connor Hellebuyck Agree On Six-Year, $37M Deal
Connor Hellebuyck tied for the NHL lead for most wins with a 44-11-9 record for the Jets last season.


Blackhawks, Coyotes In Seven-Player Deal
The Blackhawks cleared cap space by trading Marian Hossa's contract to the Coyotes.


Red Wings, Anthony Mantha Agree To Two-Year, $6.6M Deal
Anthony Mantha led the Red Wings with 24 goals last season.


Patrick Maroon Signs One-Year, $1.75M Deal With Blues
Patrick Maroon played for the St. Louis Bandits of the North American Hockey League.


Lightning Sign Nikita Kucherov To Eight-Year, $76M Extension
Nikita Kucherov hit 100 points for the first time last season in 80 games, with 39 goals and 61 assists.