July 2019 - Hockey Wiretap

Avs Sign Samuel Girard To Seven-Year Extension

Jul 31, 2019 3:23 PM

The Colorado Avalanche have signed defenseman Samuel Girard to a seven-year contract extension, the team announced Wednesday.

The new deal runs through the 2026-27 season. The annual average value of the deal is $5 million, according to the Denver Post.



Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Misc Rumor, Signing

Chris Kunitz Retires After Fifteen NHL Seasons

Jul 31, 2019 1:48 AM

Forward Chris Kunitz, a four-time Stanley Cup winner, has retired after 15 NHL seasons and is joining the Chicago Blackhawks' coaching staff, the team announced Tuesday.

Kunitz spent the 2018-19 season with the Blackhawks, posting five goals and five assists in 56 games.


Tags: Chicago Blackhawks, Misc Rumor, Personal Award, Signing

Wild Fire GM Paul Fenton

Jul 30, 2019 3:30 PM

The Wild have fired general manager Paul Fenton just over one year into his tenure with the club, it was announced Tuesday.

"After giving much thought to this difficult decision, I informed Paul today that he was not the right fit for our organization going forward," owner Craig Leipold said in a statement. "I believe we have a good hockey team, a team that will compete for a playoff spot this year, and I look forward to hiring a general manager that will help us win a Stanley Cup. I would like to thank Paul for his time with the Wild and wish him and his family the best in the future."

Fenton's tenure was marked by the end of a six-year streak of making the playoffs and a disassembly of the once-promising core of forwards by trading Charlie Coyle, Mikael Granlund and Nino Niederreiter prior to the deadline.


Tags: Minnesota Wild, Misc Rumor

Senators Acquire Ryan Callahan, Draft Pick From Lightning

Jul 30, 2019 1:05 PM

The Ottawa Senators acquired forward Ryan Callahan in a trade with the Tampa Bay Lightning, the teams announced.

Goaltender Mike Condon is heading to Florida along with a 2020 sixth-round draft pick, while Ottawa also receives Tampa Bay's fifth-round pick for next year.


Tags: Ottawa Senators, Tampa Bay Lightning, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Devils Acquire Nikita Gusev From Vegas

Jul 30, 2019 2:27 AM

The New Jersey Devils continued their summer upgrade on Monday, trading a third-round pick in 2020 and a second-round pick in 2021 for left wing Nikita Gusev of the Vegas Golden Knights.


Tags: New Jersey Devils, Vegas, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Lightning Sign Andrei Vasilevskiy To Eight-Year, $76M Extension

Jul 29, 2019 2:39 PM

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy to an eight-year extension worth $76 million, the team announced Monday.

"Since joining the organization Andrei has shown unmatched work ethic and professionalism both on and off the ice," Lightning general manager Julien BriseBois said in a statement. "We look forward to him continuing his career in Tampa Bay for the foreseeable future."


Tags: Tampa Bay Lightning, Misc Rumor, Signing

Blues Hire Marc Savard As Assistant Coach

Jul 25, 2019 2:30 AM

The Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues hired Marc Savard as an assistant coach Wednesday.

The 42-year-old Savard spent 13 years playing in the NHL, splitting time among the Rangers, Flames, Thrashers and Bruins.


Tags: St Louis Blues, Misc Rumor, Signing

Leafs Acquire Draft Pick, Clarkson From Vegas

Jul 24, 2019 1:54 AM

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the hockey club has acquired a fourth-round selection in the 2020 NHL Draft and forward David Clarkson from Vegas in exchange for goaltender Garret Sparks.

Clarkson, 35, last played an NHL game in March 2016 after suffering a career-ending injury.


Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Vegas, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Predators Sign Colton Sissons To Seven-Year, $20M Deal

Jul 24, 2019 1:51 AM

The Nashville Predators have signed forward Colton Sissons to a seven-year, $20 million contract that runs through the 2025-26 season.

Sissons, 25, scored 15 goals and had 30 points -- both career highs -- in 75 games with the Predators this past season.


Tags: Nashville Predators, Misc Rumor, Signing

Flames Have Tentative Agreement For New Arena

Jul 22, 2019 6:54 PM

The Calgary Flames have a tentative agreement for a new arena to replace the Saddledome.

The city, NHL team and the Calgary Stampede have agreed in principle to terms. The Stampede, a rodeo exhibition, owns the land.


Tags: Calgary Flames, Misc Rumor

Blues Re-Sign Oskar Sundqvist To Extension
The Blues have signed Oskar Sundqvist to a four-year, $11M contract extension.


Oilers Trade Milan Lucic To Flames For James Neal
The Oilers and Flames swapped contract problems on Friday.


Ron Francis Welcomes 'Great Chance' In Seattle
Ron Francis says Seattle's new NHL expansion team "will be a destination."


Rangers, Jacob Trouba Agree To Seven-Year, $56M Deal
Jacob Trouba is expected to anchor the Rangers' defense.


Ron Francis Named Seattle GM
Ron Francis will receive a multiyear contract from the NHL expansion team.


Source: Ron Francis To Be Named Seattle GM
The Seattle franchise is set to begin play in the 2021-22 season.


Avs Sign Andre Burakovsky To One-Year, $3.25M Deal
Andre Burakovsky was acquired from the Capitals on June 28.


Jordan Binnington Agrees To Re-Sign With Blues
Goalie Jordan Binnington has agreed to a two-year deal with the Blues.


Paul Holmgren Steps Down As Flyers President
Paul Holmgren will become a senior adviser for the Flyers' franchise.


Reports: Michael Ferland Heads To Canucks
Forward Michael Ferland get a four-year deal with an average annual value of $3.5M.


Avs Extend Coach Jared Bednar Through 2021-22 Season
Coach Jared Bednar is coming off a 38-30-14 NHL season.


Blackhawks Trade Jokiharju To Sabres For Nylander
Alex Nylander hasn't lived up to expectations in Buffalo, since being picked eighth overall in the 2016 draft.


Sharks Re-Sign Kevin Labanc To One-Year Deal
Kevin Labanc scored a career high 17 goals for the Sharks this past season.

Sabres Sign Marcus Johansson To Two-Year, $9M Deal
Free-agent center Marcus Johansson, 28, has battled injuries in recent seasons.


Blue Jackets Re-Sign Scott Harrington
Scott Harrington's contract is worth $4.9 million with an annual salary cap hit of $1.63 million.


Penguins Extend Coach Mike Sullivan Through 2023-24
Mike Sullivan is 174-92-34 with the Penguins since taking over as head coach in December 2015.


Maple Leafs Sign Newcomers Alex Kerfoot, Cody Ceci
Both forward Alex Kerfoot and defenseman Cody Ceci were restricted free agents.


Bobrovsky Chose Panthers To Win Stanley Cup
For Panthers' new goalie Sergei Bobrovsky the Stanley Cup is the only trophy that matters now.


Ducks Hire Darryl Sutter As Adviser
Longtime Kings coach Darryl Sutter has joined the Ducks staff as an adviser.


Hurricanes Match Canadiens Offer Sheet For Sebastian Aho
The Hurricanes signed center Sebastian Aho to a five-year, $42.27M deal.