June 2019 - Hockey Wiretap

Hurricanes Acquire James Reimer From Panthers

Jun 30, 2019 2:12 PM

The Carolina Hurricanes have swapped goalies by acquiring James Reimer in a trade with the Florida Panthers.

Florida acquired goalie Scott Darling and immediately placed him on waivers with the intention to buy out the remaining two years of his contract.


Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Waiver

Stars To Buy Out Nichushkin; Canucks Place Spooner On Waivers

Jun 30, 2019 1:38 AM

The Dallas Stars have placed former first-round draft pick Valeri Nichushkin on waivers to buy out the final year of his contract, a person with direct knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press.

The Vancouver Canucks also announced that they had placed center Ryan Spooner on waivers to buy out the final year of his two-year, $8 million contact.


Tags: Dallas Stars, Vancouver Canucks, Misc Rumor, Waiver

Penguins Trade Phil Kessel, Dane Birks, Pick To Coyotes

Jun 30, 2019 1:32 AM

The Pittsburgh Penguins have dealt right wing Phil Kessel to the Arizona Coyotes. The Coyotes, who are getting a fourth-round pick and defenseman Dane Birks in the deal, are sending center Alex Galchenyuk and defenseman Pierre-Olivier Joseph, the team announced Saturday.



Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins, Phoenix Coyotes, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Leafs Hire Dave Hakstol As Assistant Coach

Jun 29, 2019 6:34 PM

The Maple Leafs announced today that the club has hired Dave Hakstol as an assistant coach.

“I’m excited to have the opportunity to join the Maple Leafs coaching staff,” said Hakstol. “I look forward to building relationships with the players and getting to work with the entire group.”

Hakstol, 50, most recently served as the head coach of the Flyers from May of 2015 to December of 2018.


Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Misc Rumor, Signing

Blues Re-Sign Carl Gunnarsson To Two-Year, $3.5M Contract

Jun 29, 2019 1:00 AM

The St. Louis Blues have re-signed defenseman Carl Gunnarsson to a two-year, $3.5 million contract, the team announced Thursday.

Gunnarsson would have become an unrestricted free agent on Monday.


Tags: St Louis Blues, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Hurricanes Re-Sign Alex Nedeljkovic To Two-Year Deal

Jun 29, 2019 12:58 AM

The Carolina Hurricanes have re-signed goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic to a two-year contract.

The team announced the deal Friday.


Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Misc Rumor, Signing

Hurricanes Buy Out Patrick Marleau's Contract

Jun 29, 2019 12:54 AM

The Carolina Hurricanes announced Thursday that they have bought out the final year of veteran forward Patrick Marleau's contract.

Marleau, 39, will be free to sign with any team beginning Monday. He had one year and $6.25 million left on a three-year deal he originally signed with Toronto.


Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Toronto Maple Leafs, San Jose Sharks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Capitals Trade Andre Burakovsky To Avs

Jun 29, 2019 12:51 AM

The Washington Capitals have traded forward Andre Burakovsky to the Colorado Avalanche for pending unrestricted free-agent forward Scott Kosmachuk and a second- and third-round pick in the 2020 NHL draft, the team announced Friday.


Tags: Washington Capitals, Colorado Avalanche, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Leafs Re-Sign Kasperi Kapanen, Andreas Johnsson

Jun 28, 2019 6:56 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs have extended the contracts of impending restricted free agents Kasperi Kapanen and Andreas Johnsson, shoring up a second and third line that helped the Maple Leafs net a triple-digit point total for consecutive seasons.


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

Sabres Send Two Draft Picks To Vegas For Colin Miller

Jun 28, 2019 6:53 PM

The Buffalo Sabres have acquired defenseman Colin Miller from the Vegas Golden Knights for a pair of draft picks, according to multiple reports.

The Golden Knights acquired a second-round pick in the 2021 draft and a 2022 fifth-round selection, according to reports.


Tags: Buffalo Sabres, Vegas, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Seattle NHL Franchise To Have AHL Affiliate In Palm Springs
A privately funded arena on tribal land in Palm Springs would serve as home ice for Seattle's affiliate.


Hurricanes Acquire Erik Haula From Golden Knights
The Golden Knights will receive Nicolas Roy and a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft in the deal with the Hurricanes.


Flyers Re-Sign Brian Elliott To One-Year, $2M Deal
Injuries limited Brian Elliott to 26 games last season.

Roberto Luongo Retires After 19-Seasons
Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo had three more seasons left on his contract.

Blues To Raise Banner October 2
The NHL released the 2019-20 schedule Tuesday, with the Blues to host the Capitals on October 2.


Blues Sign Coach Craig Berube To Three-Year Deal
Craig Berube shed the interim coach tag by winning this year's Stanley Cup.


Capitals' Brooks Orpik Retires After 15 NHL Seasons
Brooks Orpik scored 18 goals and had 176 assists during his NHL career.


Coyotes Acquire Carl Soderberg From Avs
Carl Soderberg had a career-high 23 goals last season for the Avalanche.


Flyers Re-Sign Travis Saneim To Two-Year, $6.5M Deal
Travis Sanheim had nine goals and 26 assists with the Flyers this past season.


Stars Trade Tyler Pitlick To Flyers For Ryan Hartman
Ryan Hartman scored 12 goals in 83 regular-season games for the Flyers.


Blackhawks Acquire Calvin de Haan From Hurricanes
The Blackhawks also received Aleksi Saarela in exchange for Gustav Forsling and Anton Forsberg.


Source: William Karlsson To Re-Sign with Golden Knights
William Karlsson is expected to sign an eight-year, $47.2M deal to remain with the Vegas Golden Knights.


NHL Sets Salary Cap At $81.5M For Next Season
The $81.5M NHL salary cap for next season is $1.5M lower than initially projected.


Lightning Send J.T. Miller To Canucks For Draft Picks
The Lightning earned some additional NHL salary cap space by trading J.T. Miller to the Canucks.


Predators Trade P.K. Subban To Devils
The Predators acquire Steven Santini, Jeremy Davies, and two second round draft picks from the Devils.


Maple Leafs Trade Patrick Marleau To Hurricanes
The Maple Leafs acquire a 2020 sixth-round pick from the Hurricanes in a deal that saves $6.25M in salary-cap space.


Seven U.S.-Born Players Go Top-15 In NHL Draft
The seven U.S.-born players selected on Friday night is an all-time high for Americans in the modern draft.


Devils Select Jack Hughes As First Overall Pick In NHL Draft
Jack Hughes, 18, from Orlando, is the eighth American selected first overall in the NHL Draft.


Maple Leafs Not Guaranteed To Match Offer Sheet For Mitch Marner
Free-agent forward Mitch Marner led the Maple Leafs with 94 points last season.


Canucks Sign Alexander Edler To Two-Year, $12M Deal
Defenseman Alexander Edler could have become an unrestricted free agent next month.