Free Agent Rumor - Hockey Wiretap

Lightning 'Very Hopeful' Of Re-Signing Steven Stamkos

May 1, 2024 12:52 PM

Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Julien BriseBois said that he's "very hopeful" the team can re-sign captain Steven Stamkos, as the Lightning star approaches unrestricted free agency this offseason.

"Obviously Steven Stamkos needs a contract, and we want him part of that group," BriseBois said, two days after the Lightning were eliminated by the Florida Panthers in five games.

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

Devils Sign Dylan Wendt To Two-Year Deal

Apr 4, 2024 3:49 PM

The New Jersey Devils signed one of the top college free agents Thursday, with Western Michigan forward Dylan Wendt joining them on a two-year contract.

Wendt will initially join the Utica Comets, the Devils' AHL affiliate, on an AHL amateur tryout for the remainder of the season. His two-year entry-level deal with the Devils will start in the 2024-25 campaign.

Tags: New Jersey Devils, Free Agent Rumor, Signing

Sharks Sign Top NCAA Free Agent Collin Graf To Entry-Level Deal

Apr 4, 2024 3:47 PM

The San Jose Sharks have signed Quinnipiac University forward Collin Graf, considered the top NCAA free agent this season.

The Sharks signed him to an entry level deal that will begin immediately in the 2023-24 season.

"His on-ice awareness allows him to process the game at a high level, and is a unique player with a quality 200-foot game who excels in the offensive zone. We are excited to have him join the organization," Sharks GM Mike Grier said.

Tags: San Jose Sharks, Free Agent Rumor, Signing

Ivan Fedotov Joins Flyers To Help With Playoff Push

Mar 30, 2024 11:06 AM

Ivan Fedotov has joined the Philadelphia Flyers, and the 27-year-old goalie will be available to help with their push for a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

"I'm feeling really good," Fedotov said Friday. "I'm looking forward at my career starting here. I hope it will be a long road together with Philly."

Tags: Philadelphia Flyers, Free Agent Rumor, Signing

Akim Aliu Gets Tryout With Sharks' AHL Team

Mar 20, 2024 4:55 PM

After years of feeling alienated by the NHL and campaigning to diversify the sport, Akim Aliu is getting another shot at playing pro hockey, this time with the San Jose Sharks' minor league affiliate.

Sharks general manager Mike Grier informed reporters at the league's GM meetings in Florida on Wednesday that he offered Aliu a tryout contract with the American Hockey League's San Jose Barracuda for the remainder of the season.

The 34-year-old Aliu, who plays defense, confirmed the tryout by text to The Associated Press, saying his flight had just landed in California.

Tags: San Jose Sharks, Free Agent Rumor, Signing

Zach Bogosian, Wild Sign Two-Year, $2.5M Extension

Mar 6, 2024 9:58 PM

The Minnesota Wild have signed Zach Bogosian to a two-year, $2.5 million extension.

Bogosian, 33, has one goal, eight assists and a plus-3 rating through 43 games with Minnesota this season.

Bogosian won a Stanley Cup with the Lightning in 2020 and has 222 points (58 goals, 164 assists) in 830 career games.


Tags: Minnesota Wild, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Phil Kessel To Work Out For Canucks

Feb 14, 2024 1:07 AM

The Vancouver Canucks announced Tuesday that veteran winger Phil Kessel will work out this week in Abbotsford, British Columbia, where the team's AHL affiliate team is located.

Kessel has not played since last season, when he won his third Stanley Cup, as a member of the Vegas Golden Knights. The 36-year-old finished with 14 goals and 36 points in 82 regular-season games while scoring two points, both assists, in four playoff games.

Tags: Vancouver Canucks, Vegas, Boston Bruins, Free Agent Rumor

Penguins Sign Jesse Puljujarvi Through 2024-25

Feb 4, 2024 6:55 PM

Unrestricted free agent forward Jesse Puljujarvi signed a contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins that spans through the 2024-25 season, the team announced Sunday.

The deal carries an average annual value of $800,000 for Puljujarvi, who signed a professional tryout with Pittsburgh on Dec. 10 after undergoing double hip surgery in the offseason.

Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins, Free Agent Rumor, Signing

Avalanche Sign Zach Parise To Deal

Jan 27, 2024 1:31 AM

Zach Parise is back. And this time it will be with the Colorado Avalanche as the club announced Friday the signing of the 39-year-old winger for the rest of the season.

Parise, who spent the past two years with the New York Islanders, has been without a club since the start of the season. He finished with 21 goals and 13 assists in 82 games in 2022-23, the 11th season of his career of 20 or more goals.

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, New York Islanders, Free Agent Rumor, Signing

Oilers To Sign Corey Perry To One-Year Deal

Jan 22, 2024 12:43 AM

Corey Perry is signing a one-year deal to finish the season with the Edmonton Oilers, sources told ESPN on Sunday.

The contract will include performance bonuses and be prorated to the league minimum, the sources said.

Perry, 38, had his contract terminated by the Chicago Blackhawks in November.

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Chicago Blackhawks, Free Agent Rumor, Signing

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Devils Sign Keith Kinkaid To One-Year, Two-Way Deal

Flyers Sign Morgan Frost To Two-Year, $4.2M Deal

Oilers Add Sam Gagner, Brandon Sutter

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Jonathan Toews Stepping Away For A Time To Focus On Health

Canucks Sign Pius Suter To Two-Year Deal

Maple Leafs Sign Martin Jones To One-Year, $875K Deal

Coyotes, Matt Dumba Agree To One-Year, $3.9M Deal

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Lightning, Tanner Jeannot Agree To Two-Year Deal

Flyers Place Tony DeAngelo On Waivers

Free Agent Vladamir Tarasenko Changes Agents

Zack MacEwen Signs Three-Year, $2.325M Deal With Senators

Penguins Sign Andreas Johansson To One-Year Deal

Max Domi Signs One-Year, $3M Deal With Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs, Tyler Bertuzzi Agree To One-Year, $5.5M Deal