Blackhawks Rumors & News

  • Islanders hosting Andrew Ladd

    The Score "The New York Islanders are hosting pending free-agent forward Andrew Ladd, according to Arthur Staple of Newsday. Ladd has made it clear he wants to play for a contender, and with Kyle Okposo set to hit the market, Isles' general manger Garth Snow could be looking at a suitable replacement. " June 30

  • Blackhawks' Toews thanks Weber for leaving Central Division

    The Score "While the Montreal Canadiens faithful appear devastated to see P.K. Subban traded to the Nashville Predators for fellow defenseman Shea Weber, Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews is relieved by the ramifications of the trade. Toews has battled against Weber since he joined the NHL in..." June 30

  • Brian Campbell likely heading back to Chicago, per report

    Second City Hockey "The signs keep pointing to Brian Campbell's return to the Chicago Blackhawks. Campbell is an unrestricted free agent on July 1, and it "sounds like he's headed back to Chicago," reports the Miami Herald's George Richards. A beat writer for the Panthers, Richards says the team expects Campbell to..." June 30

  • Blackhawks re-sign Michal Rozsival, Brandon Mashinter

    Chicago Tribune "Michal Rozsival isn't ready to call it a career just yet. The 37-year-old defenseman will be back with the Hawks next season after agreeing to a one-year contract, the team announced Wednesday. The Hawks also announced winger Brandon Mashinter signed a one-year deal. " June 30

  • Predators speak to free agents Andrew Ladd, Loui Eriksson

    Tennessean "Ahead of the opening of the NHL free agent market Friday, the Predators have expressed interest in and spoken to pending free agent forwards Andrew Ladd and Loui Eriksson, according to agent J.P. Barry. Ladd finished last season with the Blackhawks, scoring eight goals and 12 points in 19..." June 29

  • Canadiens, Islanders, Lightning among suitors for Andrew Ladd

    NESN "Steven Stamkos is the grand prize of the NHL’s free-agent market this summer, but veteran winger Andrew Ladd is a pretty good consolation prize for teams that miss out on the Tampa Bay Lightning center. TSN’s Darren Dreger reported Wednesday a list of several teams interested in acquiring the..." June 29

  • Andrew Shaw's agent says they didn’t ask for $4.5 million from the Blackhawks

    The Athletic "Andrew Shaw wanted to get paid in his next contract with the Blackhawks, but he wasn’t demanding anything unreasonable, his agent Pat Brisson said Tuesday. “The Blackhawks did everything they could to sign ‘Shawzsy,’” Brisson said in a phone interview on Tuesday. “They just don’t have the cap..." June 29

  • Canadiens contacted UFA Dale Weise

    The Score "Is "Dutch Gretzky" making a return to Montreal? The Canadiens have reportedly reached out to unrestricted free agent Dale Weise with a view to bringing him back to the club on a new deal, according to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN." June 28

  • Habs sign Andrew Shaw to six-year deal worth $23.4 million

    Montreal Gazette "It didn’t take long for Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin to collect Andrew Shaw’s autograph on a new contract. The Canadiens announced Monday night that Shaw has signed a six-year deal worth $23.4 million. That represents an annual cap hit of $3.9 million, which is slightly more than the..." 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

  • Andrew Shaw is looking forward to joining the Montreal Canadiens this season

    CSN Chicago "Andrew Shaw and Montreal general manager Marc Bergevin go back a few years. It was Bergevin, when he was assistant general manager with the Blackhawks, who signed Shaw to his entry-level contract. And now they’re together again. “He likes the rat in me, the work ethic,” Shaw said on Saturday..." 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

  • Blackhawks trade Andrew Shaw to Montreal for two picks

    Chicago Sun-Times "Three years to the day Andrew Shaw became a Blackhawks icon — blood streaking down his cheek as he unleashed a primal scream and raised the Stanley Cup over his head — he became just another Blackhawks cap casualty. The Hawks traded the irascible — and “irreplaceable,” in Joel Quenneville’s..." June 25

  • Blackhawks' Shaw asking for at least $4.5M per year on next deal

    Chicago Tribune "Normally Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman conducts his business with other general managers by phone. But perhaps Bowman's phone bill won't be quite as high this weekend considering he will be in the same room with the other 29 NHL GMs. If he needs to discuss a deal, he can just walk over..." June 24

  • 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

  • Blackhawks seem optimistic as they negotiate a new contract with Andrew Shaw

    CSN Chicago "We’re entering the meaty portion of this offseason. The NHL draft begins Friday in Buffalo and free agency commences July 1. The Blackhawks have selections to make, questions to answer and a roster to shape. And so it begins again. With the salary cap set at $73 million for the 2016-17..." June 24

  • Patrick Kane wins 2016 Hart Trophy

    Second City Hockey "Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane won the 2015-16 Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player, the league announced Wednesday at the 2016 NHL Awards at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Dallas Stars winger Jamie Benn and Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby were the..." June 22

  • Patrick Kane wins 2016 Ted Lindsay Award

    Second City Hockey "Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane won the 2015-16 Ted Lindsay Award as the NHL's most outstanding player, the league announced Wednesday at the 2016 NHL Awards at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The award is voted on by fellow members of the NHL Players Association. Kane, 27,..." June 22

  • Blackhawks' Artemi Panarin Wins 2015-16 Calder Trophy

    Hockey Fights "Chicago Blackhawks left wing Artemi Panarin has won the Calder Memorial Trophy, awarded “to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the National Hockey League,” as selected by the Professional Hockey Writers Association. Panarin received votes on all 150..." 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

  • Report: Brian Campbell interested in returning to the ‘Hawks

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Blackhawks might get some defensive help from a familiar source…well, if the price is right at least. Brian Campbell, who is expected to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, “has serious interest” in playing for Chicago again, according to Chicago Tribune writer Chris Kuc’s..." 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

  • Patrick Kane staying in Chicago, not Buffalo, this summer

    Chicago Sun-Times "Patrick Kane has a long list of things he wants to improve on after the best season if his career — his shot, his explosiveness, his agility. And thanks to an extra seven weeks of summer following the Blackhawks’ first-round playoff exit, Kane is already a couple weeks into his offseason training..." 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

  • Nick Schmaltz is leaving college to sign with the Blackhawks, per reports

    Second City Hockey "The Chicago Blackhawks have signed top prospect Nick Schmaltz to an entry-level contract, according to reports. It's a three-year ELC, per Chicago Tribune's Chris Hine, and The Athletic's Scott Powers says the team is expected to announce the deal in the next few days. It was unclear whether..." June 19

  • Chicago Blackhawks will have $3.07 million of salary cap overages against them in 2016-17

    CSN Chicago "It's no secret the Blackhawks are up against the salary cap. After trading Bryan Bickell and Teuvo Teravainen to Carolina, the Blackhawks cleared nearly $5 million in cap space, giving themselves some breathing room heading into free agency on July 1. But maybe not as much as initially..." June 17

  • 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

  • Shaw's agent intends to talk contract with Blackhawks at draft

    The Score "Andrew Shaw's agent plans to meet with the Chicago Blackhawks' brass next week to begin working on a new deal. Pat Brisson told Chris Hine of the Chicago Tribune he intends to meet with the club - presumably general manager Stan Bowman - at the upcoming NHL draft. Chicago cleared cap space..." 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

  • Blackhawks agree to terms with Panik

    NHL.com "The Chicago Blackhawks announced today they have agreed to terms with forward Richard Panik (PAH-neek) on a one-year contract. Panik, 25, appeared in 30 games with the Blackhawks last season, recording six goals and eight points after joining the team via trade with the Toronto Maple Leafs on..." June 15

  • Canes Acquire Teravainen, Bickell from Chicago

    NHL.com "Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has acquired forwards Teuvo Teravainen (TAY-voh tair-uh-VIGH-nehn) and Bryan Bickell from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a 2016 second-round draft..." 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

  • Sweden sets European record for NHL participation, Canada hits record low

    The Score "Sweden's presence in the NHL is reaching unprecedented levels. A record 87 Swedish players - or 8.8 percent of the league - played at least one game this season, according to the IIHF. That's the highest figure ever by a European nation in league history, and the number of European NHL..." June 08

  • NHL executive committee recommends Las Vegas expansion

    Yahoo! Sports "NHL expansion is reportedly coming to Las Vegas. On Tuesday night Sin Bin Vegas cited sources "with extensive knowledge of the organization and the expansion process" saying that the NHL’s executive committee "formulated a positive recommendation for expansion" to Las Vegas for the 2017-18..." June 08

  • Buckle up for a busy month of trade activity

    TSN "Buckle up. The run up to July 1’s Free Agent Frenzy could be the craziest in NHL history, with a flurry of trade activity like we’ve never seen before created by a projected flat salary cap and a potential expansion draft that could cause teams to make a pre-emptive strike this summer. And..." June 02

  • Ladd not expecting to re-sign with Blackhawks

    The Score "Andrew Ladd appears set to become an unrestricted free agent, with a big decision to make in regards to his future. Acquired by the Chicago Blackhawks prior to the NHL's most recent trade deadline, Ladd doesn't expect to re-sign with the club, mainly due to cap restrictions. "When we spoke..." June 01

  • NHL players in the Olympics may hinge on who picks up cost

    Puck Drunk Love "Will the NHL participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea? A formal decision hasn’t been made, but Gary Bettman made a few comments prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final which hints that the league won’t be participating unless someone else picks up the..." May 31

  • Hockey’s Loonie Problem May Cost NHL $200 Million, Bettman Says

    Bloomberg "The National Hockey League may miss out on as much as $200 million this season because of the slide of the Canadian dollar, according to league commissioner Gary Bettman. Bettman said in an interview on Bloomberg Television that while he still believes the NHL will set a revenue record this..." May 25

  • It ‘doesn’t look very good’ for NHL participation in 2018 Winter Olympics: IIHF president

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL appreciates the effort IIHF president Rene Fasel is making to get the best hockey players in the world to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. But that doesn’t mean the league is going to open its wallet to help him out. “Rene is a friend of hockey and a champion for the sport,”..." May 17

  • Blackhawks Close to Signing Kempny

    Fox Sports "The Blackhawks apparently aren’t waiting to begin overhauling the group of defensemen in the organization. Chicago formally announced the signing of Gustav Forsling on Wednesday, and now reports from the World Championships are that KHL defenseman Michal Kempny might be close to joining the..." May 12

  • Blackhawks agree to terms with Forsling

    NHL.com "The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with defenseman Gustav Forsling on a three-year contract. Forsling, 19, registered 21 points (6G, 15A) through 48 games with the Swedish Hockey League’s Linkoping HC. The Linkoping, Sweden, native added three points (1G, 2A)..." May 11

  • NHL UFA Rumours: Latest on Stamkos, Lucic, Okposo

    Sportsnet "With the Stanley Cup Playoffs in full swing and the off-season already underway for some, we rank the 16 most compelling impending unrestricted free agents of Summer Sixteen. Sure, Stammergeddon has dominated all debate and speculation regarding this summer’s free agency class — and rightly so..." May 09

  • Benn, Crosby, Kane finalists for Hart Trophy

    NHL.com "Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will have a chance to win the Hart Trophy for a third time. Crosby, Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn and Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane were named Saturday as finalists for the Hart, which is awarded "to the player adjudged to be the most..." May 07

  • Jamie Benn, Braden Holtby and Patrick Kane are the finalists for Ted Lindsay Award

    NHLPA.com "The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) announced today the three finalists for the 2015-16 Ted Lindsay Award: forward Jamie Benn of the Dallas Stars, goaltender Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals and forward Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks. The Ted Lindsay Award is..." May 06

  • Ted Kulfan's top NHL free agents

    Detroit News "When LeBron James hit NBA free agency in summer 2010, it set off one of the most frenzied and speculated-about periods in league history. The NHL might get a taste of that kind of hysteria this year. Steven Stamkos, who scored 36 goals for the Lightning this season, becomes an unrestricted..." May 05

  • Anisimov out six to eight weeks after undergoing ‘successful’ wrist surgery

    Pro Hockey Talk "Artem Anisimov on Tuesday underwent successful surgery on his injured right wrist, the Chicago Blackhawks announced. “We anticipate his return to full hockey activities in approximately six to eight weeks,” said team physician Dr. Michael Terry in a statement. The news comes eight days after..." May 03