Florida Panthers Wiretap

Pens Acquire Nick Bjugstad, McCann From Panthers

Feb 1, 2019 2:46 PM

The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired forwards Nick Bjugstad and Jared McCann from the Florida Panthers for forward Derick Brassard, Riley Sheahan and three 2019 draft picks.

The Penguins announced the trade Friday, a move that will give them an influx of youth in the 26-year-old Bjugstad and the 22-year-old McCann as they make another playoff push.


Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins, Florida Panthers, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Oilers Trade Chris Wideman, Pick To Panthers For Alex Petrovic

Dec 30, 2018 4:32 PM

The Edmonton Oilers acquired defenseman Alex Petrovic from the Florida Panthers on Sunday for defenseman Chris Wideman and a conditional third-round pick in the 2019 draft.

Petrovic, 26, has one assist in 26 games with Florida this season.


Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Panthers Place Roberto Luongo On IR

Oct 8, 2018 2:23 AM

The Florida Panthers put goaltender Roberto Luongo on injured reserve Sunday, one day after a right knee injury knocked the veteran out of his team's season-opening loss at the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The move will sideline Luongo for at least a week and means that James Reimer will likely start Florida's home opener Thursday against the Columbus Blue Jackets.


Tags: Florida Panthers, Columbus Blue Jackets, Injury, Misc Rumor

Panthers Name Aleksander Barkov Captain

Sep 17, 2018 2:08 PM

Aleksander Barkov is the new captain of the Florida Panthers.

Barkov is taking over for forward Derek MacKenzie, who held the role for the past two seasons. The 23-year-old from Finland becomes the 10th player to be designated as Florida's captain.


Tags: Florida Panthers, Misc Rumor

Panthers, Alexander Petrovic Agree To One-Year, $1.95M Deal

Jul 6, 2018 3:07 PM

The Florida Panthers have agreed to terms with defenseman Alexander Petrovic on a $1.95 million, one-year deal.

General manager Dale Tallon announced the contract Friday. Tallon called Petrovic a dependable young defenseman who "plays the game with an edge and has grown into a strong shutdown defender."


Tags: Florida Panthers, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Sharks Get Mike Hoffman, Trade Him, Pick Up Four Draft Picks

Jun 20, 2018 1:52 PM

Mike Hoffman was traded twice Tuesday morning, going from the Senators to the Sharks to the Panthers, nearly a week after allegations surfaced that his fianceé harassed Ottawa captain Erik Karlsson's wife online.

The first deal sent Hoffman, ECHL defenseman Cody Donaghey and Ottawa's fifth-round choice in the 2020 draft to San Jose for veteran forward Mikkel Boedker, defenseman Julius Bergman and a sixth-round draft choice in 2020.



Tags: San Jose Sharks, Ottawa Senators, Florida Panthers, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Zach Parise Cleared For Season Debut

Jan 2, 2018 2:38 AM

Wild left wing Zach Parise has been cleared to make his season debut after missing the first 39 games because of back trouble.

Parise told reporters after practice on Monday afternoon that he "got the green light" to play for the Wild on Tuesday night against Florida. Parise skated on a line with Charlie Coyle and Chris Stewart. He played in one game on a conditioning assignment last week for the Wild's AHL affiliate in Iowa.


Tags: Minnesota Wild, Florida Panthers, Injury, Misc Rumor

Panthers Claim Antti Niemi Off Waivers From Penguins

Oct 24, 2017 3:01 PM

The Panthers have claimed Antti Niemi off waivers to shore up their goaltending position, with starter Roberto Luongo sidelined because of an injury to his right hand.

Niemi was claimed on Tuesday, a day after being waived by the Penguins. He allowed 16 goals in losing three games for the Penguins. Niemi is now on his third team in four months and fourth since winning the 2010 Stanley Cup with Chicago.


Tags: Florida Panthers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Misc Rumor, Waiver

Coyotes Trade McGinn To Panthers For Demers

Sep 18, 2017 5:44 PM

The Arizona Coyotes acquired defenseman Jason Demers from the Florida Panthers on Sunday for forward Jamie McGinn.

Demers, 29, had nine goals and 19 assists in 81 regular-season games for the Panthers last season. He has 37 goals and 134 assists in 504 career games with San Jose, Dallas and Florida.


Tags: Phoenix Coyotes, Florida Panthers, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Panthers Moving Forward Without Jagr

Jul 2, 2017 1:29 AM

Jaromir Jagr gave the Florida Panthers star power like perhaps never before, and now his tenure with the Panthers is over.

Making official what was suspected for some time, the Panthers revealed Saturday that they are going forward without the future Hall of Fame forward. 



Tags: Florida Panthers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Panthers Name Bob Boughner New Head Coach
GM Dale Tallon said Bob Boughner sees the game in a modern way and is the right leader for the team.


Report: Panthers Offer Coaching Job To Bob Boughner
Bob Boughner has spent the last two NHL seasons as an assistant coach with the Sharks.


Gerard Gallant To Coach Vegas Golden Knights
Gerard Gallant was fired by the Panthers in November after an 11-9-1 start.


Panthers Reportedly Won't Retain Tom Rowe As Coach
The Panthers plan to make another head coaching change at the end of the season.


Leafs' Matthews Scores Franchise Rookie Record 35th Goal
Auston Matthews scored the opening goal in the Maple Leafs 3-2 win over the Panthers on Tuesday night.


Panthers Coach Regrets Rushing Ekblad Back To Lineup
Aaron Ekblad is now dealing with a sore neck and will not join the Panthers for their four-game road trip.


Connor McDavid Passes 100 Career Points
Connor McDavid's 100th career point came in his 92nd NHL game on Wednesday night.


Islanders Reportedly To Talk With Gerard Gallant
According to an NHL source, the Islanders have received permission to talk to Gerard Gallant.


Roberto Luongo Records 448th NHL Career Win
Roberto Luongo made 28 saves in the Panthers 3-0 win over the Devils on Monday night.


NHL Names Jagr, Carter, Talbot 'Three Stars'
Jaromir Jagr led the League with five assists in three games to move into second place in all-time NHL scoring and power the Panthers to three out of a possible six standings points.


Jagr Passes Messier For No. 2 On NHL Points List
Jaromir Jagr broke a tie with Mark Messier for No. 2 on the career points list on Thursday night.


New Panthers Coach Tom Rowe Meets With Captain, Players
New Panthers head coach Tom Rowe knows that Gerard Gallant was well-liked in the locker room.


Panthers Fire Coach Gerard Gallant
Panthers GM Tom Rowe will take over as head coach, according to The Associated Press,


Ducks Trade Sgarbossa To Panthers For Shaw
Logan Shaw has five goals and two assists in 53 games with the Panthers.


Rangers Trade McIlrath To Panthers For Kampfer, Draft Pick
Steven Kampfer will add depth to the Rangers' defense.


Jaromir Jagr Listed Day-To-Day With Groin Injury
Panthers RW Jaromir Jagr left Saturday's game with the Capitals after feeling a cramp in his groin.


Jaromir Jagr Joins 750-Goal Club
Jaromir Jagr trials only Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe in NHL career goals.


Dan Boyle Retires After 17-Year NHL Career
Dan Boyle retired from the NHL on Wednesday at SAP Center in San Jose, where he played six seasons with the Sharks.


Rangers, Brandon Pirri Agree To One-Year, $1.1M Deal
Brandon Pirri played for both the Panthers and Ducks last season, recoding 14 goals and 15 assists in 61 games.


Panthers Trade Dave Bolland, Lawson Crouse To Coyotes For Draft Picks
Dave Bolland has three years remaining on a deal that pays him $5.5M per season.