March 2023 - Hockey Wiretap

Maple Leafs Acquire Jake McCabe, Sam Lafferty From Blackhawks

Feb 27, 2023 3:56 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs continued to add ahead of the NHL's trade deadline by acquiring defenseman Jake McCabe, forward Sam Lafferty, and a conditional fifth-round draft choice in both 2024 and 2025 from the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday.

Toronto sent a conditional first-round pick in 2025, a second-round pick in 2026, and forwards Joey Anderson and Pavel Gogolev back to Chicago as part of the deal. The Blackhawks will also retain 50% of McCabe's $4 million cap hit through the 2024-25 season.

Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks, Official Trade

Lightning Add Tanner Jeannot In Trade With Predators

Feb 27, 2023 1:25 AM

The Tampa Bay Lightning traded for second-year Nashville Predators forward Tanner Jeannot on Sunday in a move that arms one team seeking a fourth straight Stanley Cup Finals appearance while the other continues its transition into a new reality.

A Jeannot trade was thought to be a possibility, but that speculation intensified Sunday when the Predators announced they held him out of a game against the Arizona Coyotes for trade-related reasons.

Tags: Tampa Bay Lightning, Nashville Predators, Official Trade

Avs Welcome Back Jack Johnson In Trade With Blackhawks

Feb 26, 2023 7:52 PM

The Colorado Avalanche welcomed back another familiar face Sunday when they re-acquired defenseman Jack Johnson in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks that saw defenseman Andreas Englund go in the other direction.

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Chicago Blackhawks, Official Trade

Devils Acquire Timo Meier From Sharks

Feb 26, 2023 7:36 PM

The New Jersey Devils have acquired Timo Meier from the San Jose Sharks, a source confirmed to ESPN on Sunday.

Meier will be a restricted free agent this offseason, with a $10 million qualifying offer this summer. According to a source, the trade to New Jersey does not include an extension, as the Devils plan to use Meier as a "rental" and then explore the possibility of a long-term deal later.

Tags: New Jersey Devils, San Jose Sharks, Official Trade

David Poile Retires As Predators GM, Barry Trotz Will Take Over

Feb 26, 2023 7:33 PM

The Nashville Predators announced on Sunday that general manager David Poile -- the winningest GM in NHL history and Nashville's only GM to date -- is retiring after 26 seasons with the club. The move will be effective June 30.

According to a press release, Poile -- who also holds the title of president of hockey operations -- will remain with the organization as an advisor, serving the team's ownership, its business operations leadership group, and the hockey operations department.

Barry Trotz, the first coach in Predators' history, will take over from Poile as Nashville's next general manager. He'll be in charge of "all facets of the Predators' hockey operations department, including the coaching and scouting staffs, player procurement and development, as well as minor league affiliations and operations."

Tags: Nashville Predators, Misc Rumor

Blues Trade Ivan Barbashev To Golden Knights For Prospect, Draft Pick

Feb 26, 2023 1:18 PM

The St. Louis Blues have traded winger Ivan Barbashev to the Vegas Golden Knights in a move featuring two teams going in different directions.

In return, the Blues pick up prospect center Zach Dean. A first-round pick of the Golden Knights in 2021, Dean has scored 24 goals and 49 points in 50 games in the QMJHL this season.

Tags: St Louis Blues, Vegas, Official Trade

Stars Acquire Evgenii Dadanov From Canadiens For Denis Gurianov

Feb 26, 2023 1:16 PM

A pair of bottom-six wingers swapped places Sunday when the Dallas Stars acquired Evgenii Dadonov from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Denis Gurianov.

Tags: Dallas Stars, Montreal Canadiens, Official Trade

Sharks Retire Patrick Marleau's No. 12 Jersey

Feb 26, 2023 12:44 AM

Patrick Marleau walked to the stage as the fans chanted his name and began tearing up.

The emotions carried through the entire ceremony until his No. 12 jersey was raised to the rafters Saturday night as the first to be retired in San Jose Sharks history.

"It was surreal," Marleau said after the ceremony before San Jose met the Chicago Blackhawks. "It just flashes before your eyes that everything I did led up to that moment. I was just so appreciative that it went so well, that I had the career that I had, that I had the support I had. It just all flashed before me. All that hard work finally paid off."

Tags: San Jose Sharks, Personal Award

Patrick Kane Leaves Blackhawks Amid Trade Talk

Feb 25, 2023 6:42 PM

Chicago Blackhawks star right winger Patrick Kane has left the team in California to return to Chicago, the team announced Saturday.

With the NHL trade deadline less than a week away, Kane has been rumored to leave the Blackhawks with the idea that the New York Rangers could land his services.

Tags: Chicago Blackhawks, New York Rangers, Trade Rumor

Predators Trade Nino Niederreiter To Jets For Draft Pick

Feb 25, 2023 6:39 PM

The Nashville Predators traded right wing Nino Niederreiter to the Winnipeg Jets for a second-round draft pick in 2024, both teams announced on Saturday.

Niederreiter, 30, was signed by the Predators as a free agent last season to a two-year, $8 million contract. He had 18 goals and 10 assists in 56 games for Nashville, averaging 16 minutes, 3 seconds in ice time per game.

Tags: Nashville Predators, Winnipeg Jets, Official Trade

Bruins Acquire Dmitry Orlov, Garnet Hathaway From Capitals

Blackhawks Acquire Nikita Zaitsev, Draft Picks From Senators

Golden Knights Trade Shea Weber To Coyotes

Alex Ovechkin Returns To Capitals After Father's Death

Leafs' Jake Muzzin To Miss Rest Of Season

Connor McDavid Reaches 800 Career Points

Cale Makar Back In Concussion Protocol

Pen's Tristan Jarry To Start In Goal On Monday

Matthew Barzal Out Indefinitely With Lower-Body Injury

Jonathan Toews Dealing With Symptoms Of Long COVID-19

Rangers Trade Julien Gauthier To Senators For Tyler Motte

GM: Maple Leafs In Position To Win Stanley Cup Now

Maple Leafs Acquire Ryan O'Reilly From Blues In Three-Team Trade

Red Wings Sign Olli Maatta To Two-Year, $6M Deal

Kings Sign Mikey Anderson To Eight-Year, $33M Deal

Alex Ovechkin Stepping Away To Attend Family Matter

Jakob Chychrun A Healthy Scratch As Trade Deadline Nears

Anton Forsberg Out Indefinitely With MCL Tears In Both Knees

Kings Retire Dustin Brown's No. 23 Jersey

Rangers Acquire Vladimir Tarasenko From Blues