August 2019 - Hockey Wiretap

Islanders, Derrick Brassard Agree To One-Year Deal

Aug 22, 2019 12:16 AM

The New York Islanders agreed to a one-year contract with veteran center Derick Brassard on Wednesday, the team announced.

Terms were not disclosed.

Tags: New York Islanders, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

Senators Sign Colin White To Six-Year, $28.5M Contract

Aug 22, 2019 12:18 AM

The Ottawa Senators have signed center Colin White to a six-year, $28.5 million contract, the team announced.

The 22-year-old White stepped into the top center position and had a solid season with 14 goals and 27 assists. 

White will be counted on to play a significant role next season as the team continues its rebuild.

Tags: Ottawa Senators, Misc Rumor, Signing

Wild Name Bill Guerin New GM

Aug 21, 2019 2:49 PM

The Wild passed on PPenguins assistant GM Bill Guerin to hire Paul Fenton as their general manager last year. Fenton lasted one season. On Wednesday, the team corrected the error, and hired Guerin to succeed him.

"Bill has been a winner throughout his hockey career and I am extremely pleased to be able to add his experience to our organization and The State of Hockey," Wild owner Craig Leipold said in a statement.

Guerin, 48, becomes the fourth general manager in Wild franchise history and the second plucked from the Penguins organization after Chuck Fletcher.

Tags: Minnesota Wild, Pittsburgh Penguins, Misc Rumor, Signing

Avs, Valeri Nichushkin Agree To One-Year Deal

Aug 20, 2019 1:44 AM

The Colorado Avalanche agreed to a one-year deal with forward Valeri Nichushkin.

The 24-year-old had 10 assists and no goals in 57 games last season with the Dallas Stars. He has 23 goals and 51 assists in 223 career games, all with Dallas.

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Sabres Unveil Golden Jersey To Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Aug 17, 2019 7:45 AM

The Buffalo Sabres will celebrate their 50th anniversary with special golden jerseys this season.

They will wear them for 13 games to commemorate 2020, their 50th year in the NHL.

The white jerseys have the iconic Sabres crest in gold and navy blue. There are five stripes on each sleeve and at the bottom of the jersey to represent 50 years. The details also include logos from throughout Sabres history on the inner neckline.


Tags: Buffalo Sabres, Misc Rumor

William Nylander Ready To 'Dominate' This Season

Aug 17, 2019 7:43 AM

William Nylander says he's ready to become one of the NHL's dominant players this season.

"I'm looking forward to this season to dominate," the Toronto Maple Leafs forward said. "I very much believe in myself and I know what I'm capable of, so I'm not really worried about proving anything. I'm ready to take that next step.

"This season I'm excited to show I'm a dominant player in the NHL. That's what I've worked towards every summer. This summer hasn't been different. Working towards becoming a better player every time."

Nylander also said the Maple Leafs, who have been eliminated from the Eastern Conference First Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in each of the past three seasons, are ready to take the next step.

"We're the only ones who can stop ourselves," he said. "I feel like we as a team are ready to take a step in the next direction."

Mike Zeisberger/NHL

Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Misc Rumor

Hurricanes, Don Waddell Agree On Contract Extension

Aug 13, 2019 8:30 AM

The Carolina Hurricanes have re-signed Don Waddell to a contract extension.

Waddell is both the team's president and general manager.

The 60-year-old had been mentioned as a candidate for the Minnesota Wild's GM vacancy. He has been with the organization since 2014.

Associated Press

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Misc Rumor

Panthers Will Retire Roberto Luongo's Number In March

Aug 13, 2019 8:28 AM

The Florida Panthers have announced they'll honor Roberto Luongo by retiring his No. 1 on March 7.

The Panthers will play the Montreal Canadiens, Luongo's hometown team.

"Hopefully, there will be a lot of people in the building to enjoy that special moment with me," he said.

Luongo will become the first Panthers player to have his number retired.

Associated Press

Tags: Florida Panthers, Misc Rumor

Joel Edmundson Wins One-Year, $3.1M Deal From Blues In Arbitration

Aug 12, 2019 2:14 PM

Joel Edmundson has been awarded $3.1 million on a one-year contract with the St. Louis Blue in arbitration.

Doug Armstrong called Edmundson an important part of the Blues' defensive unit and said they're looking forward to another successful season.


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

Board Approves Plans For Islanders' $1.3 Billion Arena

Aug 12, 2019 2:14 PM

The New York state board responsible for economic development has approved a $1.3 billion project to build a 19,000-seat arena for the New York Islanders at Belmont Park.

The Islanders would move from Brooklyn to Nassau County.

The arena project was first announced by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in December 2017.


Tags: New York Islanders

Lightning Sign Kevin Shattenkirk To One-Year, $1.75M Deal
The Rangers bought out the last two years of Kevin Shattenkirk's contract last week.


Sabres, Jake McCabe Agree To Two-Year, $5.7M Contract
Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe passed up his scheduled arbitration hearing by agreeing to a two-year deal.

Scotiabank Getting Multimillion-Dollar Face-Lift
Michael Friisdahl calls it a "reimagination" of the Toronto venue that opened in February 1999.

Matt Cullen Joins Penguins' Hockey Operations Department
The Penguins will put to use Matt Cullen's 21 years of NHL experience.

Rangers Buy Out Kevin Shattenkirk's Contract
The Rangers bought out the final two years of Kevin Shaattenkir's contract on Thursday.