Blackhawks Rumors & News

  • Will Brent Seabrook re-sign?

    Pro Hockey Talk "In Chicago, conversation about the cost of keeping the team together never really ends. Having just come off a summer in which Brandon Saad, Brad Richards, Johnny Oduya and Patrick Sharp all exited due to financial constraints, the ‘Hawks can now begin looking ahead to next July, when another..." August 31

  • Blackhawks face questions about top line, salary cap "It's been another offseason of change for the Chicago Blackhawks following a Stanley Cup championship. As was the case in the summer of 2010, the NHL salary cap has forced the Blackhawks to overhaul their roster. Chicago's talent and leadership have been pared through trades and departures in..." August 31

  • Patrick Kane dropped from OHL's London Knights training camp's team names

    The Score "Patrick Kane's former junior team is dissociating itself from the Chicago Blackhawks star amid an ongoing police investigation. In recent years, the OHL's London Knights have split the 80 camp attendees into four teams named after players who have moved on and achieved success at the NHL level,..." August 28

  • Daniel Carcillo leaning toward retirement: 'I'm about 98 percent ready to move on'

    The Score "Daniel Carcillo appears ready to hang up the skates. While speaking on the CSN Chicago's Kap & Haugh show Wednesday, Carcillo indicated he's leaning quite strongly toward retirement. "I'm about 98 percent ready to move on," he said. "Thirty is a good age for me to get out and do some other..." August 26

  • Blackhawks' Patrick Kane meets with investigators

    ESPN Chicago "Patrick Kane has met with investigators as part of the rape allegations against the Chicago Blackhawks star, the Buffalo News reported. According to the newspaper, which cited a source, Kane met with an investigator from the Erie County District Attorney's Office. A second source told the NEWS..." August 26

  • NHL free agent class of 2016 strong

    TSN "With Mark Giordano signing a six-year, $40.5 million extension with the Calgary Flames, the 2016 NHL free agent market lost arguably its best available unrestricted defenceman. Fears of a dearth of signing activity come July 1 are unfounded, though, considering that the crop of players set to..." August 25

  • Trio of ex-Blackhawks could help Stars win now, but Nill's plan is for them to also help future generations

    Dallas Morning News "Patrick Sharp has won three Stanley Cups, Johnny Oduya two and Antti Niemi one — all with the Chicago Blackhawks. All now are in Dallas. It’s not by accident. Stars general manager Jim Nill went shopping this offseason for the benefit of two generations of players — the Jamie Benns and Tyler..." August 24

  • Daniel Carcillo ponders retirement (and helping others retire)

    Pro Hockey Talk "Daniel Carcillo doesn’t know if he’ll play another game in the NHL. He does know that he wants to help other players who are pondering life after retirement. That’s why the 30-year-old began a not-for-profit organization called Chapter 5, in honor of Steve Montador, who passed away at..." August 23

  • Blackhawks Phillip Danault out several months with hip injury

    CSN Chicago "Blackhawks prospect Phillip Danault is expected to miss several months after undergoing hip surgery, the team announced Tuesday. “Yesterday, Blackhawks forward Phillip Danault underwent left hip arthroscopy performed by Dr. Bryan Kelly in New York City to repair a torn labrum. Danault is..." August 20

  • Who's the best player in the NHL for 2015-16?

    Yahoo! Sports "The Hockey News released its 2015-16 NHL Yearbook, which our own Sean Leahy carries around like a kid at seminary school clutching his Testaments. Within its pages is the annual Top 50 player ranking, and SwissHabs has captured part of the list for 2015-16; we’re guessing it caught their eye..." August 19

  • Off-duty cop disputes details in Patrick Kane rape case

    SI "An off-duty police officer employed by Patrick Kane for the past five years is the latest person to come forward with his account of events leading up to an alleged sexual assault involving the Blackhawks superstar. Lieut. Thomas English, who describes himself as a longtime family friend, told..." August 18

  • Blackhawks sign Bowling Green defenseman Nolan Valleau

    Second City Hockey "The Chicago Blackhawks have signed Bowling Green redshirt sophomore defenseman Nolan Valleau to a two-year entry-level deal, the team announced Tuesday. Valleau was an undrafted free agent. The deal was originally reported by Thomas Schmeltz of the Sentinel Tribune. Valleau, 22, scored two..." August 18

  • Marcus Kruger eager to get new contract done with Blackhawks

    ESPN Chicago "Restricted free-agent forward Marcus Kruger said Tuesday he's not concerned he and the Chicago Blackhawks have yet to finalize a contract for the upcoming season. "I want to have it done. I think that's for everyone," said Kruger, who shared a Stanley Cup day with Johnny Oduya in Sweden on..." August 18

  • Adidas lands NHL jersey deal

    TSN "The National Hockey League appears poised for radical changes to its team jerseys in the wake of a deal that may pave the way for advertising on team uniforms. Adidas has won a long-term deal to make uniforms for the 30 NHL teams, beginning in the 2016-17 season. Adidas takes over from its..." August 17

  • Patrick Kane's Lawyer Is Arguing With People On Facebook

    Deadspin "Patrick Kane’s attorney Paul Cambria felt compelled today to reply to a Facebook post about the news that an off-duty Buffalo cop served as Patrick Kane’s driver the night he allegedly raped a woman at his home. The thread’s on the private Facebook page of Buffalo-based blogger Alan Bedenko; a..." August 17

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    Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc

    Rockford IceHogs have agreed to terms with goaltender Mac Carruth on a one-year AHL contract for the 2015-16 season. #Blackhawks

  • Off-duty officer was Kane’s driver on night of alleged rape

    Buffalo News "An off-duty Buffalo police lieutenant served as Patrick Kane’s chauffeur on the night the hockey star was accused of raping a young woman in his Town of Hamburg home. Lt. Thomas English told The Buffalo News that he drove Kane, the alleged rape victim, her female friend and a male friend of..." August 17

  • Report: Patrick Kane's alleged rape victim didn't want to go to his home

    SI "It looks like the battle for public opinion in the Patrick Kane rape case investigation has begun in earnest. According to a report in the Buffalo News on Wednesday, the alleged victim went to Kane’s suburban Buffalo home on Aug. 2 only because her friend wanted to go. “The woman who..." August 14

  • Top 50 NHL Goaltending Prospects for 2015-2016

    In Goal Magazine "With the amount of amateur and professional scouting available in this modern age of sports, any list of the best prospects will vary depending who is making the list. Based on a collection of those different opinions and scouting work from our staff, InGoal has created a power ranking for the..." August 14

  • Alleged victim reportedly went to Kane’s home to accompany friend

    Buffalo News "The young woman who alleges that she was raped by Patrick Kane the morning of Aug. 2 only went to his Hamburg waterfront home because her friend wanted to go, according to three people who have knowledge of the events that night and early morning. “They were at SkyBar, and Kane invited them to..." August 13

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    Official statement regarding Patrick Kane.

  • Patrick Kane removed from cover of EA Sports NHL 16

    CBS Sports "Video game giant EA Sports announced on Wednesday afternoon that it will no longer be using Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane on the cover of its upcoming NHL game and that he will no longer be a spokesperson for the launch of the game. Here is the full statement from EA Sports. "In..." August 12

  • Oilers deemed to have best group of prospects; Penguins worst

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Edmonton Oilers have the best group of prospects. The Pittsburgh Penguins have the worst. Those were the findings of ESPN’s Corey Pronman, who ranked the “organizational prospect depth” of all 30 NHL teams and published his analysis today. “The Oilers have two great defensive..." August 12

  • NHL 'doing everything we need to be doing' in Kane situation

    Chicago Sun-Times "Just like everybody else, the NHL is keeping a close eye on the Patrick Kane investigation in Hamburg, N.Y., but waiting for more facts before reaching a conclusion. The NHL is “following developments” in the police investigation, which reportedly involves Kane and a woman at the Blackhawks..." August 11

  • Bar owner says woman was ‘hanging all over’ Patrick Kane

    Larry Brown Sports "Law enforcement officials are still investigating a recent incident involving Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane, and all signs point to the investigation centering around rape allegations. That has not been confirmed by police, however. The Buffalo News, which first reported that Kane has..." August 10

  • Report: Woman accusing Patrick Kane had bite marks, scratch

    Fox Sports "New details emerged Sunday into the investigation of Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane. The woman accusing the hockey star of rape reportedly had bite marks on her shoulders and a scratch on her leg, sources told The Buffalo News, which first reported the story. The report says the woman..." August 09

  • Patrick Kane hires lawyer amid investigation; day with Cup to be spent privately

    The Score "The ongoing police investigation into Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane will not delay his day with the Stanley Cup. The 26-year-old will spend Saturday - his scheduled day with the Cup - privately among family, according to John Wawrow of the Associated Press. Blackhawks spokesman..." August 09

  • Kane is using the same lawyer from that 2009 cab incident

    Pro Hockey Talk "With a rape investigation underway, Patrick Kane is turning to the same lawyer who represented him back in 2009, the Associated Press confirms. That would be Paul J. Cambria, Jr., the attorney who worked with the Chicago Blackhawks winger regarding the infamous “20 cents” incident with a cab..." August 09

  • Report: Blackhawks' Patrick Kane is subject of rape investigation

    Buffalo News "Patrick Kane, the star player of the Chicago Blackhawks who grew up in South Buffalo, is the target of a rape investigation by Hamburg police for an incident that occurred over the last weekend, two law enforcement sources have told The Buffalo News. A local woman has accused Kane of a sexual..." August 07

  • Blackhawks' Svedberg agrees to one-year deal

    Fox Sports "Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Viktor Svedberg agreed to terms on a one-year contract on Wednesday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed by the team. Svedberg, 24, collected three goals and 11 assists in 49 games last season with Rockford of the American Hockey League. " August 05

  • NHL unveils ‘historic’ digital media rights deal with MLBAM

    Pro Hockey Talk "In a way, baseball will power the way hockey fans consume a ton of digital NHL-related media going forward. More specifically, MLBAM will be doing the heavy lifting, as the NHL announced a “historic” six-year deal with the service, which also apparently powers streaming services for companies..." August 04

  • Blackhawks to build facility for team practice and community skating

    ESPN Chicago "The Chicago Blackhawks announced Wednesday they will build a practice facility and community ice center on the land currently occupied by Malcolm X College in Chicago. The facility, which will be across from the United Center, will be 125,000 square feet and will include two ice rinks...." July 30

  • New big NHL contracts appear to have protection from potential upcoming lockout

    TSN "NHL lockout. It's the one phrase that can send a chill down your spine on the sweatiest summer July day. Rest easy, for now: the NHL and NHL Players' Association has guaranteed labour peace for each of the next five seasons, through the 2019-20 campaign. While another hockey work..." July 29

  • Marcus Kruger willing to sign short-term deal with cap-strapped Blackhawks

    The Score "It appears as though restricted free agent Marcus Kruger is willing to accept a short-term deal with the Chicago Blackhawks should general manager Stan Bowman fail to clear up the cap space needed for a longer commitment. The Blackhawks currently have the NHL's second-highest payroll, with only..." July 27

  • Jamal Mayers returning to 'Hawks in front office role

    Pro Hockey Talk "Jamal Mayers, who played in 100 games with Chicago and won a Stanley Cup with the team in 2013, is returning to the Blackhawks in a community liaison role. “We are proud to welcome Jamal back to the organization in this role,” Blackhawks president John McDonough said in a statement. “We..." July 27

  • Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz: Toews and Kane 'worth every penny'

    CSN Chicago "Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane have cemented themselves as two of the best players in the NHL for years, and now they're about to be paid like it. After signing matching eight-year, $84 million contract extensions that kick in this season, the Blackhawks are already feeling the effects against..." July 26

  • NHLPA’s Fehr: Players want to play in Olympics

    Sportsnet "NHL players competing at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics certainly isn’t the most important storyline in hockey these days – expansion, off-season transactions and managerial moves are – but it’s still a topic many are interested in. NHLers have competed at the Olympics since the 1998 Nagano..." July 25

  • Post expansion, could NHL realign with eight divisions?

    Pro Hockey Talk "After the NHL received just two bids for expansion teams — one for Las Vegas, the other for Quebec City, but nothing for Seattle or Portland — could the league be headed for another realignment? From the Globe and Mail’s Eric Duhatschek: When the NHL last realigned, the commitment was only..." July 22

  • Can young NHLers be trusted?

    TSN "One of the hockey narratives I’ve always been curious about is the reputation that veterans pick up as the steady, reliable defensive options. The reputation seems to be built out of the fact that these players have extensive experience at the NHL level, and through that experience, they have..." July 22

  • Taylor Swift once distracted Patrick Kane from playing hockey, leading to an opponent goal

    Fox Sports "When Patrick Kane first entered the NHL with the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2007-08 season, he was a young, wide-eyed flashy forward that could entertain everyone on the ice. At the the team's Fan Convention Saturday, Kane and his head coach during his rookie year, Blackhawks legend Denis..." July 21

  • Quebecor submits expansion bid for NHL franchise in Quebec City

    The Score "The company hoping to bring NHL hockey back to Quebec City has formally applied for an expansion franchise. Quebecor, the media conglomerate that operates Sun Media, TVA, Videotron, and Canoe, confirmed the bid in a brief statement Monday. A new arena in Quebec City, the Videotron Centre,..." July 20

  • Lack of cap room has made for ‘really difficult’ summer for some free agents

    Columbus Dispatch "It's been nearly three weeks since NHL free agency opened, and there are still plenty of good players on the market. There will be a second wave of signings, but one longtime NHL agent told The Dispatch that the market has never been this stagnant. "It's tough," the agent said. "There are..." July 20

  • Stars GM compares Benn, Seguin to Toews, Kane "The Dallas Stars are admittedly measuring themselves against the Chicago Blackhawks, so the comparison from general manager Jim Nill was not out of the blue. "The Benns and Seguins remind me of [Jonathan] Toews and [Patrick] Kane when they were 22, 23, 24 years of age," Nill told the Dallas..." July 19

  • Toews says Ducks, not Lightning, were Blackhawks' toughest opponent

    Pro Hockey Talk "There’s a scene in “Talladega Nights” where Will Ferrell’s character deeply insults someone, but feels like he can get away with it by saying “with all due respect.” It was hard not to think of that moment when Jonathan Toews praised the Anaheim Ducks’ efforts just a little bit more than the..." July 19

  • The damage hockey did to my brain: NHL star Bernie Nicholls explains why he's suing the league

    New York Daily News "I had a pretty spectacular 17-year career playing in the National Hockey League. Who would have thought a kid from a small town in Canada would have 475 career goals in 1,127 games? Yet despite these great seasons, as I look back on my career 36 years after it began, I have come to realize that..." July 19

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    Brian Hedger @BrianHedger

    Bickell had a tooth that needed to be pulled this summer and said infection from that tooth was most likely cause of his vertigo in SCF.

  • Teuvo Teravainen moving to center to open next season

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Blackhawks lost their second and third centers to free agency when Brad Richards signed with Detroit and Antoine Vermette returned to Arizona. But it’s pretty clear who’ll get the first crack at those coveted spots — Artem Anisimov and Teuvo Teravainen. Joel Quenneville reiterated on Friday..." July 18

  • Champion Blackhawks hurting after salary cap moves

    Daily Herald "Barely a month after winning their third Stanley Cup in six seasons, the Chicago Blackhawks hinted they're experiencing greater-than-expected pain inflicted by the NHL's salary cap. Even if the league's most resilient, successful team of the past decade has endured forced player turnover..." July 18

  • Blackhawks' Bickell doesn't expect to be traded: 'I feel like I'm staying'

    CSN Chicago "Forgive Bryan Bickell if he hasn’t been listening intently to all the rumors of where he could or could not be playing next season. “I have a 10-month-old baby girl, so she keeps me busy. I’m building a house,” Bickell said on Friday. “With a short summer, I’m just looking to get back in shape..." July 18

  • Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews feel added pressure with new deals

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Blackhawks forwards Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews admitted Friday they feel additional pressure is on them with their pay raises going into effect next season. Kane and Toews each agreed last summer to eight-year, $84 million contract extensions, which begin in the 2015-16 season...." July 18

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