June 2019 - Hockey Wiretap

Source: William Karlsson To Re-Sign with Golden Knights

Jun 24, 2019 1:22 AM

Center William Karlsson is expected to sign an eight-year, $47.2 million contract to remain with the Vegas Golden Knights, a source confirmed to ESPN.

The new deal is expected to be completed by Tuesday, according to The Athletic, which first reported the deal.


Tags: Vegas, Misc Rumor

NHL Sets Salary Cap At $81.5M For Next Season

Jun 23, 2019 1:01 AM

The NHL salary cap for next season has been set at $81.5 million, which is $1.5 million lower than initially projected.

The league and the NHL Players' Association announced the figure Saturday, a day before teams can begin meeting with prospective unrestricted free agents ahead of the signing period opening July 1.


Tags: Misc Rumor

Lightning Send J.T. Miller To Canucks For Draft Picks

Jun 22, 2019 4:15 PM

The Tampa Bay Lightning earned a little breathing room under the NHL salary cap by shipping forward J.T. Miller to the Canucks on Saturday.

Miller was moved for goalie Marek Mazanec, a third-round pick in the 2019 draft and a conditional first-round pick in either 2020 or 2021. Tampa Bay used the third-rounder on Swedish goaltender Hugo Alnefelt.


Tags: Tampa Bay Lightning, Vancouver Canucks, Draft, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Predators Trade P.K. Subban To Devils

Jun 22, 2019 1:19 PM

Nashville Predators All-Star defenseman P.K. Subban has been traded to the New Jersey Devils for defenseman Steven Santini, prospect Jeremy Davies and two second round picks -- one in 2019 and one in 2020, the team announced.


Tags: Nashville Predators, New Jersey Devils, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Maple Leafs Trade Patrick Marleau To Hurricanes

Jun 22, 2019 1:16 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs have freed up valuable salary-cap space by trading veteran forward Patrick Marleau to the Carolina Hurricanes.

The trade was announced shortly before the start of the second round of the NHL draft in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Saturday.

The Maple Leafs acquired a 2020 sixth-round draft pick from Carolina in a deal that saves Toronto $6.25 million in salary-cap space.


Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Carolina Hurricanes, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Seven U.S.-Born Players Go Top-15 In NHL Draft

Jun 22, 2019 1:24 AM

Seven U.S.-born players were selected within the first 15 picks of the 2019 NHL draft on Friday, an all-time high for Americans in the modern draft (since 1963). Led by Jack Hughes, who went first overall to the New Jersey Devils, the 2019 crop surpassed the 2016 draft in which six Americans were taken in the top 15.

Also selected in the top 15 were No. 5 Alex Turcotte to the Los Angeles Kings, No. 9 Trevor Zegras to the Anaheim Ducks, No. 12 Matthew Boldy to the Minnesota Wild, No. 13 Spencer Knight to the Florida Panthers, No. 14 Cam York to the Montreal Canadiens and No. 15 Cole Caufield to the Montreal Canadiens.


Tags: Draft, Misc Rumor

Devils Select Jack Hughes As First Overall Pick In NHL Draft

Jun 22, 2019 1:20 AM

The New Jersey Devils selected Jack Hughes, an 18-year-old center from Orlando, Florida, with the first overall pick in the NHL draft on Friday night.

The pick was announced by Devils Hall of Fame goaltender Martin Brodeur, who was taken in the 1990 draft in Vancouver.

Hughes is the eighth American selected first overall in the NHL draft, and the first since Auston Matthews was drafted at No. 1 by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2016.


Tags: New Jersey Devils, Draft, Misc Rumor

Maple Leafs Not Guaranteed To Match Offer Sheet For Mitch Marner

Jun 21, 2019 3:37 PM

If restricted free-agent forward Mitch Marner plans to sign an offer sheet to set his price tag, there's no guarantee the Maple Leafs will match it, according to GM Kyle Dubas.

Marner, who led the team with 94 points last season, is one of three RFAs whom Dubas is negotiating with, along with forwards Kasperi Kapanen and Andreas Johnsson.


Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Canucks Sign Alexander Edler To Two-Year, $12M Deal

Jun 20, 2019 12:43 PM

The Vancouver Canucks have signed defenseman Alexander Edler to a two-year, $12 million contract, general manager Jim Benning announced Thursday.

Edler, 33, could have become an unrestricted free agent next month.


Tags: Vancouver Canucks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Auston Matthews On Cover Of 'NHL 20'

Jun 20, 2019 12:41 PM

Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews will be on the cover of the EA Sports video game "NHL 20."

The 21-year-old forward was named as the featured player Wednesday night at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas.


Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Nikita Kucherov, Andrei Vassilevskiy Win NHLs Top Awards
Tampa Bay's Nikita Kucherov won the NHL's Hart Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award on Wednesday night in Las Vegas.


Alex Meruelo Takes Over Coyotes
The Coyotes will have a new majority owner in Alex Meruelo who takes over for Andrew Barroway.


Flyers, Kevin Hayes Agree To Seven-Year, $50M Deal
Flyers forward Kevin Hayes has avoided unrestricted free agency.


Ducks Buy Out Corey Perry
The Ducks have bought out the two remaining years of Corey Perry's contract.


Joe Thornton Will Be Back With Sharks
Veteran Joe Thornton says he'll be back with San Jose next season.


Flyers Acquire Justin Braun From Sharks For Draft Picks
The Flyers sent a 2019 second-round draft pick and a 2019 third-round pick to the Sharks.


Lightning Re-Sign Braydon Coburn To Two-Year, $3.4M Deal
Braydon Coburn finished with 23 points for the Lightning this last season.


Rangers Acquire Jacob Trouba From Jets
The Rangers sent Neal Pionk and the 20th overall pick in Thursday's NHL draft to the Jets.


GM Rutherford: Penguins Not Shopping Phil Kessel
Penguins GM Jim Rutherford confirmed the rumor Monday that Phil Kessel had vetoed a recent trade.


Sharks Sign Erik Karlsson To Eight-Year Deal
Multiple reports say that defenseman Erik Karlsson will receive $11.5M per season.


Capitals Re-Sign Carl Hagelin To Four-Year, $11M Deal
Capitals forward Carl Hagelin was set to become an unrestricted free agent.


Reports: Ducks Name Dallas Eakins Head Coach
Dallas Eakins has led the AHL San Diego Gulls since 2015.

Kings Buyout Final Two Years Of Dion Phaneuf's Contract
Defenseman Dion Phaneuf' played 93 games with the Kings since February, 2018.


Blackhawks Acquire Olli Maatta From Penguins
The Penguins will receive Dominik Kahun and a fifth-round pick in this year's draft for Olli Maatta.


Zdeno Chara Confirms He Suffered Multiple Fractures
Bruins captain Zdeno Chara said his jaw was being held together by "two plates, some wires and screws" for the last three games.


Coyotes Sign Ilya Lyubushkin To One-Year Deal
Defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin had four assists in 41 games last season with the Coyotes.


Islanders Re-Sign Jordan Eberle To Five-Year Deal
TSN reports that Jordan Eberle's deal with the Islanders has an average annual value of $5.5 million.


Caps Send Niskanen To Flyers For Gudas
Defenseman Matt Niskanen was a part of the Capitals' championship run in 2018.


Blues Championship Parade Set For Saturday
The Blues beat the Bruins 4-1 in Wednesday's Game y in Boston.


Las Vegas Picks Lightning To Win 2020 Stanley Cup
The NHL champion Blues are listed at 10-1 odds to win next year's Stanley Cup.