Penguins Rumors & News

  • Cullen reportedly wants to come back for a 20th season

    The Score "Matt Cullen will let you know when he's done. The veteran and two-time Stanley Cup champion reportedly wants to return for a 20th season, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. Cullen will be 40 in early November and Friedman adds that the Pittsburgh Penguins would love to retain his..." June 28

  • Justin Schultz will not get qualifying offer from Penguins

    Today's Slapshot "The Pittsburgh Penguins only had one pending RFA on their NHL roster following their recent Stanley Cup win – but he won’t be coming back next season. The Penguins confirmed, via Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, that only one pending RFA in the team’s system has been given a..." June 28

  • Pittsburgh Penguins Re-Sign Tim Erixon

    The Hockey Writers "The Pittsburgh Penguins announced today that they’ve re-signed defenseman Tim Erixon to a one-year, two-way contract. The team made the announcement via their official Twitter account." June 28

  • Ranking the top 20 NHL unrestricted free agents

    USA Today "The NHL free agent signing period doesn’t start until Friday at noon, ET, but teams have been allowed to talk to potential free agents since Saturday. Scorers are in short supply, as are impact defensemen, particularly right-shot defensemen. Here is a ranking of the top 20 potential..." June 27

  • Penguins' newest goalie sees Murray as template for early success

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "There’s little doubt, at least for now, that Matt Murray is the Penguins’ goalie of the future. He staked a convincing claim to that job by helping them win a Stanley Cup earlier this month. Murray’s playoff performance is the reason that the Penguins are expected to eventually trade..." June 26

  • NHL Draft Picks Tracker

    NHL.com "The first round of the 2016 NHL Draft at First Niagara Center on Friday marked the first step toward an NHL career for 30 young men. NHL.com has the vital information and analysis for each selection here. DATA TRACKER: PICK-BY-PICK 1. Toronto Maple Leafs - Auston Matthews, C,..." June 25

  • Rutherford: Fleury will start season with Penguins

    The Score "Marc-Andre Fleury's safe for the summer. Jim Rutherford told Sportsnet's John Shannon on Saturday at the NHL draft that the goaltender will start the season with the Pittsburgh Penguins. The veteran Fleury was usurped by rookie upstart Matt Murray for the club's title run after suffering his..." June 25

  • Devils' Beau Bennett: Traded to New Jersey

    CBS Sports "Bennett has been traded to the Devils in exchange for a third-round pick at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. Bennett is talented, but he struggles to stay healthy. It's too early to say his game is on life support, but the former first-round pick just hasn't been able to carve out a role befitting his..." June 25

  • Penguins' Rutherford prefers Kessel over 1st-round selection

    The Score "Pittsburgh Penguins general manager could care less that his club has no selection in the first round of the 2016 Draft. The club's lone selection this season was part of a package that was sent to the Toronto Maple Leafs last offseason for sniper Phil Kessel, and Rutherford regrets nothing. " June 25

  • NHL Entry Draft's later rounds wrongly ignored on many levels

    Edmonton Journal "The 2016 NHL Entry Draft will unfold this Friday, when the Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to draft Auston Matthews first overall. History has proven the first round is usually where the most prolific offensive players are chosen. The top-25 point producers during the last five NHL seasons..." June 24

  • Malkin’s injured elbow won’t require surgery

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Pittsburgh Penguins dodged a bullet this off-season, as the club announced that star center Evgeni Malkin won’t require surgery on his injured elbow. He isn’t expected to miss any time, per the Penguins. Malkin missed two long stints of action this season. He was sidelined for 10 games..." June 23

  • Crosby talks Cole Harbour, prospect of street named after him

    Sportsnet "Sidney Crosby appeared pleased and possibly slightly embarrassed that a street in his Nova Scotia hometown might be renamed in his honour. "I don’t know," the 28-year-old Pittsburgh Penguins captain said candidly after the NHL Awards in Las Vegas Wednesday night when asked what he thought about..." June 23

  • Penguins' Rutherford wins NHL general manager of year award

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford was named General Manager of the Year at the NHL Awards Wednesday night in Las Vegas, the league’s newest site of expansion. “I’m honored to win this award,” Rutherford said. “To me it’s a team award.” Rutherford, 67, is the first GM in the expansion..." June 22

  • NHL confirms expansion to Las Vegas for 2017-18 season

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced Wednesday that the league's Board of Governors unanimously approved expansion to Las Vegas for the 2017-18 season. Bill Foley will be principal owner of the franchise, which will play its home games at the recently opened T-Mobile Arena. Foley and his..." June 22

  • Here's your handy guide to how the NHL's Las Vegas expansion draft will work

    SB Nation "The NHL announced their expansion into Las Vegas on Wednesday afternoon. That's all very exciting for their fans and the city of Las Vegas, but the fans of the other 30 teams are probably wondering what this means for their clubs. That's because an expansion draft is coming in 2017. Every NHL..." June 22

  • Rutherford shoots down all trade talk involving Malkin

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "It’s rumor season in the NHL. Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford swatted a big one down Tuesday, when he said there is no truth to the rumor that ran rampant on social media claiming the Chicago Blackhawks were interested in a possible trade for star center Evgeni Malkin. “None. We’re..." June 22

  • Rutherford not ruling out Fleury staying with Penguins

    Sportsnet "In Jim Rutherford’s eyes, the Pittsburgh Penguins wouldn’t have won the Stanley Cup without having goalies Marc-Andre Fleury and Matt Murray on the roster. That’s why he won’t rule out the possibility that both will remain in Pittsburgh at the start of next season. “We have a lot of respect..." June 22

  • NHL sets 2016-17 salary cap at $73M

    The Score "The salary cap for the 2016-17 NHL season has been set at $73 million, with a floor of $54 million, the league and NHLPA announced on Tuesday. The new cap marks an increase $1.6 million (2.2 percent) from last season, and comes from the NHLPA's vote to use its five-percent growth factor." June 22

  • Report: Blackhawks are ‘seriously kicking tires on Evgeni Malkin’

    Pro Hockey Talk "A few weeks ago, Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos predicted the Stanley Cup Final would be the last series for Evgeni Malkin in a Pittsburgh Penguins uniform. The prediction got a fair bit of attention at the time, but then everyone’s focus turned to the games. Malkin had a frustrating start against..." June 21

  • Marc-Andre Fleury price too high, Flames turn to Ben Bishop?

    Yahoo! Sports "The trade negotiations between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Calgary Flames for goalie Marc-Andre Fleury appear to have become a “who’s more screwed?” competition. The Penguins seemed pretty screwed. Fleury makes $5.75 million against the cap through 2019, and his no-move clause necessitates..." June 21

  • Penguins want first-round pick as Calgary Flames bid to acquire proven starting goaltender

    Calgary Sun "And then there was one. One NHL team looking hard for a starting goalie. With the Toronto Maple Leafs giving up a first-round pick (30th) and a second rounder next year to acquire Frederik Andersen from Anaheim Monday, the Calgary Flames are the only team left with a gaping hole between the..." June 21

  • NHL releases full schedule for 2016-17 season

    Sportsnet "he NHL’s 2016-17 regular season will commence Wednesday, Oct. 12, with a four-game slate, highlighted by the Edmonton Oilers playing their first game at their new arena, Rogers Place. The 1,230-game regular-season schedule – 82 games per team – will conclude Sunday, April 9. After closing..." June 21

  • NHL 2016-17 home openers announced, Penguins to host Capitals

    The Score "Just eight days after the Pittsburgh Penguins captured the Stanley Cup, the NHL announced they will raise their fourth championship banner to the rafters Oct. 13 when Sidney Crosby will host Alex Ovechkin and the rival Washington Capitals. The season will start a week later than usual with the..." June 20

  • Former Senators coach Jacques Martin savours first Cup victory

    Ottawa Citizen "As Jacques Martin celebrated the Stanley Cup victory with his Pittsburgh Penguins counterparts a week ago in San Jose, he couldn’t help but think of the dreams that this would happen. The years of hard work and the dedication finally paid off. “I think it’s great,” the 61-year-old Martin..." June 19

  • Penguins' Sprong out 7-8 months after shoulder surgery

    The Score "Daniel Sprong's 2016-17 season will be an abbreviated one. The Pittsburgh Penguins prospect will miss seven-to-eight months after having surgery on his right shoulder, the club announced Friday. Sprong suffered the injury while serving as one of the Penguins' reserves - or 'Black Aces' -..." June 17

  • 'HBK' line snubs Colbert over Kessel's fear of flying in small plane

    The Score "Phil Kessel can flat out fly on the ice, but his reluctance to board small planes apparently cost his linemates a late-night TV appearance. Nick Bonino revealed that the vaunted "HBK" line - made up of himself, Kessel, and Carl Hagelin - was forced to decline an invite to "The Late Show with..." June 17

  • Rutherford wants to keep Fleury, Murray in Penguins uniforms

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The 2015-16 season ended perfectly for Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford as he lifted the Stanley Cup over his head for the second time in his career. But that doesn't mean he lives in a perfect world. Rutherford admitted he has a potentially sticky goaltending situation on his hands..." June 17

  • Nick Bonino Almost Sat in Finals With Elbow Infection

    The Hockey Writers "HBK Line stalwart Nick Bonino (#BoninoBoninoBonino)has revealed that he finished out the Stanley Cup Final with an elbow infection. He revealed the infection Thursday a day after 400,000 denizens of Pittsburgh celebrated the Penguins Stanley Cup victory in the streets of the city. Bonino, with..." June 17

  • Flames contact Penguins about Fleury

    Calgary Sun "For the better part of the last month, it's been evident the perfect solution to the Calgary Flames' goaltending void is Marc-Andre Fleury. It's also a solution for the Pittsburgh Penguins and Fleury himself. Anyone who saw the 31-year-old Penguins veteran half-heartedly hoist the Stanley..." June 16

  • Malkin's elbow injury was 'real serious', may need surgery

    The Score "Evgeni Malkin's nagging elbow injury could require surgery. The Pittsburgh Penguins forward told reporters Thursday he has an MRI pending on his elbow, according to Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford then revealed the extent of Malkin's..." June 16

  • Top 10 trade candidates at the 2016 NHL draft

    The Hockey News "Draft day has usurped trade deadline day and free agent day as the NHL’s most exciting off-ice event, and it’s not because of the drafting. The last weekend in June has become a lightning rod for blockbuster trades because, unlike at the trade deadline, almost every franchise is a theoretical..." June 16

  • Rutherford dishes on Fleury, Cullen, Lovejoy, Bennett, Schultz and himself

    PensBurgh "Whenever Penguins GM Jim Rutherford speaks, it's always good. Here's some of his best quips at today's media session. It can't be under-stated how much Jim Rutherford loves goalie depth. The Penguins have 2 good goalies and no real immediate salary crunch at this point. Though it might maximize..." June 16

  • Crosby topped Kessel in airtight Conn Smythe vote

    The Score "Amid all the clamoring that Phil Kessel deserved the Conn Smythe Trophy, it turns out he was incredibly close to winning it. Kessel nearly took home the playoff MVP award that ultimately went to Sidney Crosby in one of the closest votes ever, according to TSN's Frank Seravalli. Eighteen..." June 16

  • Order Of Selection For The 2016 NHL Draft

    kuklaskorner "The National Hockey League announced today the order of selection for the 2016 NHL Draft, June 24-25 at First Niagara Center in Buffalo. The first round will be conducted on Friday, June 24 and broadcast live by NBCSN in the United States and Sportsnet and TVA in Canada, beginning at 7 p.m., ET...." June 16

  • Phil Kessel: ‘Good chance’ I bring Stanley Cup to Toronto

    Sportsnet "The next time Phil Kessel comes back to Toronto, he might bring his friend Stanley with him. “I probably will end up bringing it back there. Nothing for sure yet, nothing’s been decided, but I think there’s a good chance that’ll happen,” Kessel told Joey Vandetta on Sportsnet 590 The Fan..." June 15

  • Bob McKenzie: Many teams interested in making ‘seismic shifts’ via trade

    Today's Slapshot "Bob McKenzie was on Vancouver’s TSN 1040 on Tuesday morning. On what he’s hearing on the trade rumor front: “Hard to say at this point. We just got off the Cup Final. I’ve got to zip out to Detroit for the Gordie Howe funeral tomorrow. We’ve got the awards in Vegas, then on to the draft in..." June 15

  • NHL buyout window opening: 13 top candidates

    Sportsnet "Painfully under-performing players, cumbersome contracts and a “relatively flat” 2016-17 salary cap got you down? Fear not, National Hockey League general managers. The annual buyout window will soon give you an easy out. All you have to do is convince your team’s owner to shell out millions..." June 14

  • Triple H sends Penguins custom WWE title belt as nod to HBK Line

    CBS Sports "The Pittsburgh Penguins have claimed the most coveted trophy in hockey with their 3-1 win over the San Jose Sharks Sunday night. While the Stanley Cup is about as good as it gets, the team is getting even more hardware. Triple H, WWE legend and now an executive VP with the company, notified the..." June 14

  • Penguins speed past Sharks to win Stanley Cup

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Speed kills, and it wins a Stanley Cup. "We are going to have a little party tonight," Penguins owner Mario Lemieux said. Pittsburgh earned its fourth NHL crown on Sunday with a 3-1 win over the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center, a victory accomplished in the manner..." June 13

  • Murray ties NHL rookie record for most wins in a playoff year

    The Score "Patrick Roy, Ron Hextall, Cam Ward, and now, Matt Murray. After winning the Stanley Cup on Sunday, the Pittsburgh Penguins' goaltender is into the record books with his 15th victory of the spring, tying the NHL rookie record for wins in a single playoff year. Yeah, stellar company for a kid..." June 13

  • Daley's ailing mom motivated Crosby to pass him the Cup first

    The Score "The Stanley Cup went to Trevor Daley second, and for good reason. After collecting two primary assists in the Pittsburgh Penguins' decisive victory in Game 6, and being handed the shiny reward for his team's accomplishment, Sidney Crosby located the defenseman, hobbled on a broken ankle,..." June 13

  • Retired Penguin Dupuis lifts Stanley Cup in full uniform

    The Score "Pascal Dupuis was always going to remain a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Forced to end his playing career due to a medical condition relating to blood clots earlier in the season, the veteran forward was present in San Jose as the Penguins came out on top of Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final..." June 13

  • Penguins open as favorites to repeat as 2017 champions

    The Score "Watch out for the Pittsburgh Penguins again next season. A day after the Pens were crowned Stanley Cup champions, they open as the early favorite to repeat next year, joined by many of the usual suspects at the top." June 13

  • Penguins parade set for Wednesday

    NHL.com "A parade for the 2016 Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins will take place at 11:30 a.m. ET in downtown Pittsburgh on Wednesday, the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County announced Monday. The parade will begin on Grant Street at Liberty Avenue, move up Grant Street, turn right onto the..." June 13

  • Crosby more than deserving of Conn Smythe

    The Score "You can make a good argument that Pittsburgh Penguins forward Phil Kessel deserved the Conn Smythe Trophy, after he led his Stanley Cup-winning squad in scoring. But you can't make the argument that Sidney Crosby, the Conn Smythe winner, didn't deserve the hardware. For all the talent on..." June 13

  • With Stanley Cup win Penguins stars shatter underachiever label

    CBS Sports "Now that they have won the 2016 Stanley Cup, the days of looking at the Pittsburgh Penguins and their core players as underachievers should be long gone. We never should have been looking at them in that way to begin with. When the Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin era began a decade ago,..." June 13

  • Crosby cements legacy with second Stanley Cup

    Sportsnet "In hindsight it’s hard to believe how much doubt the greatest player of his generation has had to contend with. Even during a playoff run that ended with him lifting the Stanley Cup and accepting the Conn Smythe Trophy, there were plenty who questioned Sidney Crosby. No more. Once and for..." June 13

  • Two Penguins uncertain about future; another knows his

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "One doesn’t know if he wants to keep playing. Another doesn’t seem sure he wants to do it with the Penguins. A third knows his playing days are over. The one bond they share, now that the Penguins have claimed the Stanley Cup, is being champions. Center Matt Cullen, who will turn 40..." June 13

  • Rutherford only 2nd GM to win Stanley Cup with two teams

    The Score "Phil Kessel's not the only one with a redemption story. With the Pittsburgh Penguins' title triumph in Game 6 on Sunday, Jim Rutherford - a man many believed was watching the game pass him by - joined Tommy Gorman as the second general manager in NHL history to win the Stanley Cup with two..." June 13

  • Letang underwent foot procedure prior to Cup Final

    Bleacher Report "Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reported the defender “had to go under the knife” because of an infection underneath one of his feet after the Penguins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference Final. The Stanley Cup Final may have turned out differently if Letang wasn’t able to play,..." June 13