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The NHL has announced the format for the 2020 NHL Draft Lottery. The Draft Lottery this year will determine the top-three picks in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft and will take place in two separate phases. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) The first phase will take phase on June 26 and will consist
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The Boston Bruins have signed goaltender Jaroslav Halak to a one-year contract extension worth $2.25 million, the team announced Friday. Halak is set to turn 35 years old in May and was a pending unrestricted free agent. As mentioned by Elliotte Friedman, Halak is eligible for performance bonuses as well given that he’ll be 35
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On Wednesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared the spread of Coronavirus, or COVID-19, a pandemic. The disease, a virus in the same family as the SARS outbreak of 2002 and 2003, has spread around the globe. There are over 118,000 confirmed cases as of this writing, with over 4,000 confirmed Coronavirus-related fatalities. COVID-19
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The Toronto Maple Leafs have sent goaltender Michael Hutchinson to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for defenseman Calle Rosen. Hutchinson Era Over in Toronto The Ontario-born Hutchinson was a lightning rod for criticism in his second campaign for the Maple Leafs and failed to provide adequate support for starter Frederick Anderson (although he was arguably
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One day after Alexander Ovechkin scored his 700th NHL goal, Washington Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan moved to add another top-five Russian scorer in NHL history to his roster. The Capitals traded their 2020 third-round pick to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Ilya Kovalchuk. The Canadiens will retain half of his salary. Kovalchuk, who
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The Boston Bruins have traded forward David Backes, defender Axel Anderson and a first-round pick to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for forward Ondrej Kase, Frank Seravalli has reported. The Bruins are also retaining 25% of Backes’ salary and cap hit, according to Chris Johnston. For the Bruins, this deal serves a few purposes as
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The Vegas Golden Knights have made their first major move of trade deadline season, acquiring left-handed defenseman Alec Martinez from the Los Angeles Kings. In exchange, the Golden Knights will surrender their 2020 and 2021 second-round draft picks. This trade has been in the works for at least 24 hours, as TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported
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The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired forward Blake Coleman from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for prospect Nolan Foote and a 2020 first-round draft pick, according to Pierre LeBrun. This deal comes just hours after the Devils would also trade former-captain Andy Greene to the New York Islanders. In exchange for Coleman, the Devils
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When we look back at the 2019-20 National Hockey League season, we are going to remember it as the year of the coaching change. You can officially add Bruce Boudreau to the list of coaches who have either been fired or resign since the puck dropped on the regular season. Wild Ready to Move Forward
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The Minnesota Wild have traded forward Jason Zucker to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for forward Alex Galchenyuk, a conditional 2020 first-round draft pick and prospect Calen Addison, according to Bob McKenzie. The 2020 first-round pick could be moved to 2021 if the Penguins fail to make the postseason this year. MIN trades Jason Zucker
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TORONTO — Hayley Wickenheiser hasn’t had a lot of time to reflect. The Canadian women’s hockey star — a quadruple Olympic gold medallist and seven-time world champion — retired in January 2017 and quickly transitioned to medical school. As if there wasn’t enough on here plate already, she then took on the role as assistant director of player development
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