September 2019 - Hockey Wiretap

Jets Re-Sign Kyle Connor To Seven-Year, $50M Deal

Sep 29, 2019 2:21 PM

The Winnipeg Jets re-signed restricted free-agent forward Kyle Connor on Saturday to a seven-year, $50 million deal.

Connor's deal carries an average annual value of $7.14 million.

Tags: Winnipeg Jets, Free Agent Rumor, Signing

Avs Sign Mikko Rantanen To Six-Year, $55.5M Deal

Sep 29, 2019 2:19 PM

The Colorado Avalanche signed top line winger Mikko Rantanen to a six-year, $55.5 million deal Saturday, taking another big-name restricted free agent off the board.

Rantanen's deal runs through the 2024-25 season and carries an average annual value of $9.25 million, though the salaries per year fluctuate -- including $12 million in each of the first two years and $6 million in the final year.

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Signing

Jets, Patrik Laine Agree To Two-Year, $13.5M Deal

Sep 28, 2019 1:59 PM

The Winnipeg Jets and right winger Patrik Laine have agreed to a two-year, $13.5 million contract, the team announced.

Tags: Winnipeg Jets, Free Agent Rumor, Terms Agreement

Seattle Hires Cammi Granato, NHLs First Female Pro Scout

Sep 26, 2019 2:07 AM

The Seattle NHL franchise has hired its first round of scouts -- including former Team USA star and Hockey Hall of Famer Cammi Granato, who will become the NHL's first female pro scout.

Granato's hiring continues a trend for the NHL's newest team -- scheduled to enter the league for the 2021-22 season -- which is committed to "a diverse slate of candidates for every role." The franchise is currently at just over 60 employees; more than 50 percent of its vice presidents are females.

Tags: Misc Rumor, Signing

Flames, Matthew Tkachuk Agree To Three-Year Deal

Sep 25, 2019 7:15 PM

The Calgary Flames have agreed to a three-year contract with restricted free agent Matthew Tkachuk, the team announced Wednesday.

The new contract has an average annual value of $7 million, the highest on the team.

Tags: Calgary Flames, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Blues Acquire Justin Faulk From Hurricanes

Sep 25, 2019 1:22 AM

The defending Stanley Cup champions made a big move ahead of the 2019-20 season, trading for Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk, and subsequently signing him to a seven-year, $45.5 million contract extension.

The Blues sent prospect Dominik Bokk, defenseman Joel Edmundson and a 2021 seventh-round pick to the Hurricanes. Along with Faulk, the Canes sent the Blues

Tags: St Louis Blues, Carolina Hurricanes, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Auston Matthews Faces Disorderly Conduct Charge

Sep 25, 2019 1:19 AM

Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews is facing a disorderly conduct charge after being involved in an incident in May in his hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona.

According to court records, Matthews, 22, is being charged with disruptive behavior or fighting. He has a pretrial conference scheduled for Wednesday morning. The summons was issued July 23.

"The Toronto Maple Leafs are aware of the complaint of disturbing the peace against forward Auston Matthews," the Maple Leafs said in a statement released Tuesday. "Auston is cooperating fully with the relevant authorities, but neither he nor the Club will comment any further out of respect for the process involved."

Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Legal, Misc Rumor

Nate Schmidt Seeking Revision Of PED Testing

Sep 24, 2019 1:12 AM

Golden Knights defenseman Nate Schmidt still cares whether you believe he's a cheater -- almost as much as he cares about never seeing another player go through the humiliation he has endured.

"No one in the world can say that they don't care that people think they're a cheater," Schmidt told ESPN after a Knights preseason game last week.

"If I'm the last guy it ever happens to, I'm OK with that."

Tags: Vegas, Legal, Misc Rumor

Lightning Sign Brayden Point To Three-Year, $20.25M Deal

Sep 24, 2019 1:10 AM

Another of the big restricted free agents is off the board with the Tampa Bay Lightning signing center Brayden Point to a three-year, $20.25 million deal.

"We are very pleased to re-sign Brayden today," Lightning general manager Julien BriseBois said in a statement. "He is the consummate professional with an unwavering commitment to team success, growing as a player and improving every day. It is that mindset that makes him an outstanding role model, teammate and person, on and off the ice. We look forward to getting Brayden back on the ice with his Lightning teammates as soon as possible."

Tags: Tampa Bay Lightning, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Islanders Break Ground On $1.3 Billion Arena At Belmont Park

Sep 24, 2019 1:08 AM

Work has begun on a $1.3 billion arena for the New York Islanders hockey team at Belmont Park.

The 19,000-seat arena will also include shops, restaurants and a hotel. Work is expected to be completed in time for the 2021-2022 season.

Until then, the Islanders will play home games at the Nassau Coliseum and the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Tags: New York Islanders, Legal, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

Thomas Chabot, Senators Agree To Eight-Year, $64M Extension


Dan Girardi Retires From NHL After 13 Seasons


NHLPA Agrees To Stick With Current CBA

Flyers Sign Travis Konecny To Six-Year, $33M Deal

Bruins Sign Brando Carlo To Two-Year Deal

Canucks, Brock Boeser Agree To Three-Year Extension

Team Of Investors Buy NWHL's Boston Pride

New Seattle Arena On Track To Open Summer 2021

Bruins Sign Charlie McAvoy To Three-Year, $14.7M Deal

Study Shows Stan Mikita Suffered from CTE

NHL Suspends Evgeny Kuznetsov Three Games For Inappropriate Conduct

Wild Sign Jared Spurgeon To Seven-Year, $53M Extension

Oilers Clear Connor McDavid For Practice

Jets Grant Dustin Byfuglien Leave Of Absence

Broken Foot Could Delay Corey Perry's Debut With Stars

Maple Leafs, Mitch Marner Agree To Six-Year Deal

Shea Theodore Treated For Testicular Cancer

Flyers Sign Ivan Provorov To Six-Year, $40.5M Deal

Jets Sign Josh Morrissey To Eight-Year, $50M Extension

Wild Re-Sign Kevin Fiala To Two-Year, $6M Deal