February 2019 - Hockey Wiretap

Predators Acquire Mikael Granlund From Predators For Kevin Fiala

Feb 25, 2019 5:37 PM

The Minnesota Wild have traded Mikael Granlund to the Nashville Predators for Kevin Fiala.

Granlund, 26, has a $5.75 million cap hit and is under contract through the 2019-20 season. He has 15 goals and 49 points in 63 games this season.

Fiala, 22, is on the final year of his entry level contract and is a restricted free agent this summer. 

Emily Kaplan/ESPN

Tags: Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Bruins Acquire Marcus Johansson From New Jersey

Feb 25, 2019 5:36 PM

The Boston Bruins have acquired Marcus Johansson from the New Jersey Devils for a second round pick in 2019 and a fourth rounder in 2020.

In the final season of a three-year deal with a cap hit of $4.583 million, Johansson was an attractive rental leading up to the deadline. 

The Devils acquired Johansson for second- and third-round draft picks after he put up career highs of 24 goals and 58 points in 82 games for the Capitals in 2016-17.


Tags: Boston Bruins, New Jersey Devils, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Vegas Trades For Mark Stone From Senators

Feb 25, 2019 5:08 PM

The Vegas Golden Knights have acquired Mark Stone from the Ottawa Senators.

Vegas agreed to sign Stone to a contract extension with an annual average of $9.5 million. That number competes with some of the highest salaries in the league because Nevada has no state income tax.

Vegas traded defenseman Erik Brannstrom, 19, who was selected 15th overall in 2017 along with Oscar Lindberg and a second-round pick in 2019 that belonged to the Dallas Stars.

Greg Wyshynski/ESPN

Tags: Ottawa Senators, Vegas, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Sharks Acquire Gustav Nyquist From Red Wings For Two Picks

Feb 25, 2019 8:57 AM

The San Jose Sharks have traded two draft picks to the Detroit Red Wings for Gustav Nyquist.

Nyquist, 29, is currently second on the Red Wings in scoring, with 49 points (16 goals, 33 assists) in 62 games. Nyquist will be an unrestricted free agent in the offseason.

"Gustav is a talented, versatile forward who plays with speed and a strong hockey sense," Sharks general manager Doug Wilson said. "His track record of strong play and character speak for themselves, and we're very excited to add him to our dressing room."

Detroit will receive the lower of San Jose's or Florida's 2019 second-round selections, along with San Jose's third-round selection in 2020. 

Tags: Detroit Red Wings, San Jose Sharks, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Columbus Acquires Ryan Dzingel From Ottawa

Feb 24, 2019 9:38 AM

The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired Ryan Dzingel from the Ottawa Senators.

Columbus will also acquire a 2019 seventh-round pick previously owned by the Calgary Flames in exchange for Columbus's second-round pick in 2020, a second-round pick in 2021 and forward Anthony Duclair.

Dzingel, in his fourth NHL season, has 22 goals and 22 assists in 57 games

Dzingel played collegiately at Ohio State.

Greg Wyshynski/ESPN

Tags: Columbus Blue Jackets, Ottawa Senators, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Blue Jackets Acquire Matt Duchene From Ottawa

Feb 24, 2019 9:36 AM

The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired Matt Duchene from the Ottawa Senators.

Ottawa will receive conditional first round picks in 2019 and 2010, along with prospects Vitalii Abramov and Jonathan Davidsson in return. The 2019 pick is top-three protected, and the 2020 pick is dependent on Duchene re-signing in Columbus.

Duchene is joining his third team in two seasons after being part of an early-season trade in 2017-18 that sent him to the Senators from the Colorado Avalanche.


Tags: Columbus Blue Jackets, Ottawa Senators, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Rangers Trade Mats Zuccarello To Stars

Feb 24, 2019 9:11 AM

The New York Rangers have traded Mats Zuccarello to the Dallas Stars for two conditional draft picks (a second rounder in 2019 and a third rounder in 2020.

The second-rounder becomes a first-round pick if the Stars make the third round of the playoffs and Zuccarello plays in at least 50 percent of the team's cumulative games over the first two rounds.

Zuccarello, 31, has 11 goals and 26 assists in 46 games this season. Zuccarello had 352 points in 509 career games.


Tags: Dallas Stars, New York Rangers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Capitals Acquire Nick Jensen From Red Wings

Feb 22, 2019 8:05 PM

The Washington Capitals upgraded their blue line Friday by acquiring defenseman Nick Jensen from the Detroit Red Wings.

Washington sent a 2020 second-round pick and defenseman Madison Bowey to Detroit for Jensen and a 2019 fifth-round pick.


Tags: Washington Capitals, Detroit Red Wings, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Jackets Trade For Matt Duchene

Feb 22, 2019 3:35 PM

Columbus has traded for Ottawa Senators center Matt Duchene, the Blue Jackets announced Friday.

Duchene is set to make his Blue Jackets debut against his old team, as Columbus plays at Ottawa on Friday night.

Minor league defenseman Julius Bergman is also heading to the Blue Jackets, while the Senators will receive conditional first-round draft picks in 2019 and 2020, and prospects Vitalii Abramov and Jonathan Davidsson in return. The 2019 pick is top-three protected, while the 2020 pick is dependent on Duchene re-signing in Columbus.



Tags: Columbus Blue Jackets, Ottawa Senators, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Ducks, Jakob Silfverberg Agree To Five-Year Extension

Feb 21, 2019 8:03 PM

One potential trade chip appears to be off the market heading into Monday's deadline, with multiple reports saying forward Jakob Silfverberg and the Anaheim Ducks have reached agreement on a five-year extension.

The 28-year-old's new deal carries an annual average value of over $5 million, according to reports.


Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Capitals Trade Picks To Kings For Carl Hangelin
The Kings will receive a 2019 third-round draft pick and a 2020 conditional sixth-round pick from the Capitals.


Capitals Waive Devante Smith-Pelly
The Capitals had signed Devante Smith-Pelly to a one-year deal in the offseason.


Wild Trade Charlie Coyle To Bruins
The Bruins receive Ryan Donato and a fifth-round draft pick in the deal with the Wild.


Ryan Miller Has Most Wins By U.S.-Born Goalie
The Ducks beat the Capitals 5-2 on Sunday night.


Ducks Retire Scott Niedermayer's No. 27 Jersey
Scott Niedermayer's No. 27 jersey was raised to the rafters on Sunday night at the Honda Center.


Canucks Acquire Ryan Spooner From Oilers
The Canucks are sending Sam Gagner to the Oilers in the deal.


Oilers Trade Cam Talbot To Flyers
The Oilers have acquired goaltender Anthony Stolarz from the Flyers.


Kings Send Nate Thompson To Habs For Fourth-Round Draft Pick
Nate Thompson has four goals and two assists in 53 games for Los Angeles this season.


Ducks Fire Coach Randy Carlyle
Ducks GM Bob Murray will take over the coaching duties for the rest of the season.


Canadiens Acquire Dale Weise, Christian Folin From Flyers
The Canadiens send David Schlemko and Bryon Froese to the Flyers.


Jackets' Artemi Panarin To Test Free Agency
Blue Jackets leading scorer Artemi Panarin has fired his agent, Dan Milstein.


NHL Ties Record With Eight Overtime Games
A record-tying eight NHL games went into overtime on Thursday night.

Associated Press

Mikko Koivu Out For Season With Torn ACL
Mikko Koivu, 35, is scheduled to undergo surgery Friday.

Emily Kaplan/ESPN

Predators Acquire Brian Boyle, Cody McLeod
The Predators swapped a second-round pick in June's draft for Brian Boyle and will send the Rangers a seventh-round pick in the 2020 draft for Cody McLeod.


Alex Ovechkin Breaks Russian Scoring Record In NHL
Alex Ovechkin scored his 1,180th point on Tuesday night, allowing him to pass Sergei Fedorov as the top-scoring Russian player in NHL history.

Associated Press

Maple Leafs, Auston Matthews Agree To Five-Year, $58.17M Extension
The average annual value of Auston Matthew's contract is $11.634M.


Capitals, Pheonix Copley Agree Upon Three-Year, $3.3M Deal
The Capitals have signed backup goalie Pheonix Copley to a $3.3 million, three-year extension.

Associated Press

Contract Talks Between Maple Leafs, Auston Matthews To Pick Up
Contract talks between the Maple Leafs and Auston Matthews on a long-term deal are expected to pick up, according to a report.


NHL Celebrating Black History Month For First Time
The NHL is celebrating Black History Month for the first time, shifting its focus in February from its wide-ranging "Hockey Is For Everyone" campaign to emphasize racial diversity in the sport.

Associated Press

Sabres Place Remi Elie On Waivers; Leafs Cut Martin Marincin
Martin Maracin became expendable after the Maple Leafs acquired Jake Muzzin from the Kings on Monday.