Bruins Rumors & News

  • Bruins Sign Left Winger Matt Beleskey To Five-Year, $19 Million Contract

    NESN "The Boston Bruins have added a top-nine winger to their roster on the first day of NHL free agency. The B’s have signed unrestricted free agent left winger Matt Beleskey to a 5-year, $19 million contract ($3.8 million salary cap hit) on Wednesday. The 27-year-old veteran is coming off the..." July 02

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    Left Wing Lock @Left_Wing_Lock

    Ryan Spooner: has signed a 2-year deal with AAV of $950,000 #Bruins

  • Canucks sign Matt Bartkowski to one-year deal

    Sportsnet "A day after dealing Kevin Bieksa, the Vancouver Canucks added depth on the blue line, signing defenceman Matt Bartkowski to a one-year deal. Bartkowski, 27, recorded four assists with 37 penalty minutes in 47 games with Boston last season." July 01

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    Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc

    Another source says Bruins are interested in #Blackhawks winger Bryan Bickell. Hawks would have to retain some salary in a deal there.

  • Bruins' summer still a disaster, no matter what

    Sporting News "We're about to see how good Bruins fans and Boston media are at compartmentalizing. On Tuesday, the team flipped goalie Martin Jones, acquired as part of the initial Milan Lucic trade, to the San Jose Sharks. Let's recap. 1. Both Lucic-related trades were good. First, GM Don Sweeney turned one..." June 30

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Sharks give up a 2016 first-round draft pick plus unsigned prospect Sean Kuraly for Martin Jones

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Source says Martin Jones has been traded to San Jose. Could there be more to it? Details to follow.

  • Flames lock up Hamilton to long-term deal

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames have locked up defenceman Dougie Hamilton to a six-year deal worth $34.5 million. Hamilton’s annual cap hit will be an affordable $5.75 million, making him the highest-paid player on the Flames. Hamilton was acquired in a trade with the Boston Bruins last week in exchange..." June 30

  • Bruins acquire a first round draft pick in the 2016 Draft and Sean Kuraly from the Sharks for Martin Jones "Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, June 30, that the Bruins have acquired a first round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft and forward Sean Kuraly from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for goaltender Martin Jones. Kuraly, 22, skated in all 40 games for Miami University..." June 30

  • Bruins are talking to teams about Savard, but not Rask

    Pro Hockey Talk "Don’t be surprised if Marc Savard‘s contract is traded, a la Chris Pronger to Arizona. Bruins GM Don Sweeney confirmed today that he’s spoken to a few teams about a transaction that would clear Savard’s $4 million cap hit (through 2016-17) off Boston’s books, and put it on a team that could..." June 30

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    Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc

    Another source says Bruins are interested in #Blackhawks winger Bryan Bickell. Hawks would have to retain some salary in a deal there.

  • Ex-Bruin teammate comes to Hamilton's defense

    CSN New England "It would appear that reports of former Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton being an “uppity kid” have been highly exaggerated. A Bruins player reached out to early Tuesday after reading an anonymous quote over the weekend that Hamilton “was not well-liked” in the B’s dressing..." June 30

  • Max Talbot uses Twitter to deny requesting a trade

    CSN New England "You may have completely missed this given there are a number of bigger issues sitting on the table for the Boston Bruins right now, but Max Talbot took to Twitter on Monday night to deny that he’d ever demanded a trade out of Boston. In the aftermath of the Bruins sending a 2017 third round..." June 30

  • B's extend qualifying offers to three

    CSN New England "Bruins GM Don Sweeney cleared up the qualifying offer situation for the Boston Bruins. The B’s front office had until the end of business on Monday to send qualifying offers in order to retain the rights to their restricted free agents, and they did so by extending qualifiers to goalie Martin..." June 30

  • B’s GM Sweeney a lightning rod for criticism

    Pro Hockey Talk "If you can say one thing about new general manager Don Sweeney it’s that he’s not afraid to make a trade. Plenty of analysts have chosen to say more though and much of it isn’t nice. Boston acquired enforcer Zac Rinaldo from the Philadelphia Flyers this afternoon in exchange for a third round..." June 30

  • Bruins' Matt Bartkowski will test free-agent market

    The Score "Matt Bartkowski appears to be getting out of Dodge. Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney confirmed on a conference call Tuesday that the defenseman is free to test the free-agent market after failing to come to an agreement on an extension. Bartkowski saw his role reduced last season,..." June 30

  • Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger lead 2015 Hockey Hall of Fame class

    CBS Sports "The Hockey Hall of Fame today announced the 2015 class of inductees and is it ever a good one. Former NHL defensemen Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Phil Housley were all elected this year, as was forward Sergei Fedorov. Angela Ruggiero, a member of the U.S. Women's Olympic Team and one of..." June 29

  • Mark Recchi misses out on Hall of Fame this year

    ESPN Boston "Mark Recchi is on the outside looking in. The former NHLer was not elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2015 on Monday. A three-time Stanley Cup champion, Recchi scored 577 goals and registered 1,633 points (12th all-time) in 1,652 games during his 22-year career." June 29

  • Bruins send 2017 3rd-round pick to Flyers for Zac Rinaldo

    Yahoo! Sports ""I think we lost our team identity this year. We weren't as tough a team to play against as we'd like to be, and as we were in year's past.” Those were the words of Boston Bruins president Cam Neely at the end of the regular season; one in which he watched his team fail to qualify for the..." June 29

  • Dougie Hamilton was not liked by Bruins' teammates

    Yahoo! Sports "Perhaps Dougie Hamilton owes Tyler Seguin a phone call. One imagines the Dallas Stars center might have some sage advice on how to handle the door slamming you on the backside as a bus rolls over you, which is what happened when the Boston Bruins traded Seguin in 2013. The tales of partying,..." June 29

  • Flames defender Tyler Wotherspoon knows Dougie Hamilton from world juniors

    Calgary Sun "Dougie Hamilton looks good in red. Calgary Flames prospect Tyler Wotherspoon can vouch for that. Both skated for Team Canada’s defence corps at the world junior tournament in 2013 in Ufa, Russia, and they’ll now be reunited at the Saddledome after the Flames landed Hamilton in Friday’s..." June 28

  • Bruins teammates didn't like Dougie Hamilton

    Boston Herald "The day before Round 1 of the NHL draft, Bruins president Cam Neely sounded quite confident the team’s fans were going to like what was about to happen. Neely said Don Sweeney, the new general manager, had big things in the works. “There’s a lot of things that Don has been working on to not..." June 28

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    Michael Russo @Russostrib

    #mnwild and #bruins trade: Wild gets 135 for the Wild's 5th-rounder in 2016

  • Bruins become first team in 47 years to make three straight 1st-round picks

    Pro Hockey Talk "Boston Bruins fans won’t soon forget the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. In addition to dealing away prized young defenseman Dougie Hamilton and power forward Milan Lucic, the Bruins also made some history on Friday night, becoming the first team to make three consecutive first-round picks since the..." June 27

  • Kings feel they have a bigger shot after getting forward Milan Lucic

    Los Angeles Times "Doesn't the modern-day sports star go to Disneyland after something significant unfolds, not before? Boston Bruins power forward Milan Lucic returned to his summer home in Canada from the park visit and found out one day later that his job skills were being transferred to Southern..." June 27

  • Don Sweeney uses all three picks

    Boston Herald "The Bruins did not move their stockpiled first-round draft picks that were acquired in the Dougie Hamilton and Milan Lucic trades to move up in the draft or to get an established NHLer. Instead, they used all three picks themselves (the two acquired in the trades and their own), and took a..." June 27

  • Flames anxious to welcome Dougie Hamilton to Calgary

    Calgary Sun "Bob Hartley’s expectation on the first day of the 2015 NHL Draft was that any player added to the fold would take a few years to be a Calgary Flames regular. Instead, the newest addition won’t just be donning the Flaming C in a few months … he’ll be a key contributor. Like everybody with the..." June 27

  • Milan Lucic traded to LA Kings, and Boston actually does well

    Yahoo! Sports "Milan Lucic is now a member of the Los Angeles Kings. The Boston Bruins traded their hulking power forward in a June house cleaning that saw them also send RFA defenseman Dougie Hamilton to the Calgary Flames. In return, the Bruins received the No. 13 overall pick, defenseman Colin Miller and..." June 27

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    So believe the Lucic trade is for Martin Jones, a prospect and 13th overall pick.

  • Bruins on verge of sending Lucic to Los Angeles

    CSN New England "Don Sweeney apparently is close to making his second major trade of the day, this one involving Milan Lucic. According to Elliotte Friedman of TSN, medical clearance is all that's needed for a deal sending Lucic to the Los Angeles Kings to be completed. Freidman says the Bruins would receive..." June 26

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    There is still strong reason to believe BOS will trade Milan Lucic today. LA is the leading contender. #TSN

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Told the Flames give up draft picks including #15 for Hamilton.

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    Sportsnet @Sportsnet

    The Calgary Flames have acquired Dougie Hamilton from the Boston Bruins

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    CGY has fully entered the race to acquire Dougie Hamilton from BOS and may be a top contender to get him. #TSN

  • Bruins talking to Arizona about third overall pick

    CSN New England "Don Sweeney has made no secrets about having had pre-draft trade discussions, so it wasn’t a surprise when sources around the league indicated to on Thursday that the Bruins have talked to Arizona for the third overall pick in the first round. With Connor McDavid going to Edmonton at..." June 26

  • Bruins announce trade of Dougie Hamilton to Calgary

    CSN New England "The Bruins confirmed Friday afternoon what the rumor mill has been churning about for the last hour: They've traded restricted free-agent Dougie Hamilton to the Calgary Flames. The return is all 2015 draft choices: Calgary's first-round pick (No. 15 overall) and two second-round choices (45th..." June 26

  • Bruins sign McQuaid to four-year contract

    CSN New England "Having lost one of their defensemen earlier in the day, the Bruins apparently have retained another when they reportedly re-signed Adam McQuaid to a four-year deal. According to Bob McKenzie of TSN, the deal is worth an Annual Average Value of $2.75 million. More to come . . . " June 26

  • Bruins trying to trade up and pick BC's Noah Hanifin

    CSN New England "One hopes the Bruins had a greater design in mind while stockpiling mid-first round picks in deals prior to tonight’s first round of the NHL Draft . . . and that appears to be the case. A source told that the Bruins are attempting to use two of those first-round picks -- which are the..." June 26

  • B's shun Oilers offer, trade Hamilton to Calgary

    CSN New England "The Bruins confirmed Friday afternoon what the rumor mill had been churning for about an hour: They've traded restricted free-agent Dougie Hamilton to the Calgary Flames. The return is all 2015 draft choices: Calgary's first-round pick (No. 15 overall) and two second-round choices (45th and..." June 26

  • Lucic would waive no-trade for Vancouver

    Pro Hockey Talk "Milan Lucic has a controversial history with Vancouver, but is willing to return to the city he calls home. On Friday, Lucic told PHT’s Dhiren Mahiban he’d be willing to waive his no-trade clause to facilitate a trade to Vancouver, should such a deal arise. The Bruins forward, who has a 15-team..." June 26

  • Bruins, Blue Jackets, Jets all interested in Coyotes' No. 3 pick

    The Score "The Arizona Coyotes' No. 3 overall pick at the NHL Entry Draft has landed them on speed dial lists. Rumors have been swirling about what the team will do with their pick and trade talks continue to heat up as the draft approaches, with the Boston Bruins, Columbus Blue Jackets and Winnipeg Jets..." June 26

  • Bruins Acquire A 2016 Sixth Round Pick From The Colorado Avalanche In Exchange For The Rights To Carl Soderberg "Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, June 25, that the team has acquired a sixth round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for the rights to Carl Soderberg. The 2016 sixth round pick is Boston's natural selection, as it originally belonged..." June 25

  • Soderberg seeking $5m annually on new deal

    ESPN "Thursday kicked off the opening of the six-day window when pending unrestricted free agents can talk to other teams and, of course, vice versa. One name that’s under the radar, but shouldn’t be, is 29-year-old Swedish center Carl Soderberg. In what is otherwise a fairly mediocre UFA July 1..." June 25

  • Bruins' Bergeron wins third Frank Selke Trophy "Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron has captured the Frank J. Selke Trophy in recognition of "the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game," as selected by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association. Bergeron garnered 1,083 voting points, including 75 first-place votes,..." June 24

  • NHL to announce opening of formal expansion process

    CBS Sports "The NHL is expected to announce that the league's board of governors has approved the opening of a formal expansion process, barring something unforeseen, according to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet. This does not necessarily mean the league will expand, but this will allow the league to gauge..." June 24

  • Report: 3-on-3 overtime coming to NHL, pending board approval

    CBS Sports "It appears the NHL will have a new overtime format for the 2015-16 regular season. That should be music to the ears of anyone that despises the shootout. The NHL GMs and NHLPA agreed Monday to recommend a five-minute three-on-three overtime period for regular season games not decided in..." June 24

  • Bruins Prepared to Pay Seven Million to Match Any Dougie Hamilton Offer Sheet

    CSN New England "With the Dougie Hamilton negotiations still waiting to get moving in earnest, there has been plenty of talk about restricted free agents and offer sheets. The 22-year-old RFA and the Bruins aren’t close on a contract with the clock ticking to July 1, and the time when Hamilton can begin..." June 24

  • NCAA top goalie McIntyre signs with Bruins

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Boston Bruins have announced that goaltender Zane McIntyre has inked a two-year, entry-level contract. The 22-year-old was originally selected by Boston in the sixth round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, but he had the option of becoming an unrestricted free agent this summer. He would have..." June 24

  • 10 NHL players who could be traded

    CBC Sports "The NHL's free-agent signing period opens on Canada Day, but the wheeling and dealing could begin much earlier for teams willing to go the trade route to upgrade their rosters. Get the scoop on 10 players considered to be on the block in this interactive graphic from The Canadian Press:" June 23

  • NHL sets 2015-16 salary cap at $71.4 million

    CBS Sports "The NHL salary cap will see a nearly two-and-a-half million dollar increase for the 2015-16 season. The league and the NHLPA announced on Tuesday afternoon that the salary cap for next season has been set at $71.4 million, with a salary floor of $52.8 million. The cap this past season was..." June 23