Blackhawks Rumors & News

  • Report: Blackhawks agree to terms with D Cameron Schilling

    CSN Chicago "The Blackhawks reportedly signed defenseman Cameron Schilling to a two-year deal on Thursday morning. Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports the deal carries a cap hit of $575,000 per season; the second year of the contract is one way." July 02

  • Antoine Vermette Returns to Arizona with a 2-Year Deal

    The Hockey Writers "Antoine Vermette has come back to the Arizona Coyotes as the forward signed a two-year, $7.5 million deal as reported by TSN’s Pierre LeBrun and Bob McKenzie. The cap hit will be $3.75 per season for the two years. It’s actually a smaller hit than the last deal Vermette signed with the..." July 02

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Deal isn't quite done, but Brad Richards and the Red Wings are working on a 1 yr deal.

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Tikhonov one-year deal in CHI is worth $1.04M

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    2008 first-round draft pick Viktor Tikhonov, returning to NHL after four seasons in Russia, is closing in on a deal with CHI.

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    Talks on a Brandon Saad contract extension with #CBJ continue this morning.

  • Free agent Richards signs with Red Wings

    Sportsnet "Brad Richards has his second Stanley Cup ring and will be moving on. Like fellow free agent Brandon Saad from the 2015 champion Chicago Blackhawks, Richards will be in a new uniform come 2015-16. The 35-year-old centre inked a one-year, $3-million contract with the Detroit Red Wings..." July 01

  • Blackhawks lock up Anisimov long-term

    Sportsnet "The Chicago Blackhawks wasted no time inking their latest acquisition to a long-term deal. Artem Anisimov, who was not set to become an unrestricted free agent until the summer of 2016, has agreed to a five-year extension with the champions, according to reporter Andy Strickland. The..." July 01

  • Brandon Saad Traded to Columbus

    The Hockey Writers "The 2015 Stanley Cup Champions have cap issues. It’s been no secret that they have to make some moves beyond just not signing some of their UFAs. Rumors have made the rounds that they’ve shopped Patrick Sharp and they’ve shopped Brian Bickell. What was a given, was that they would try to sign..." 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.

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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.

  • Blackhawks agree to terms with Leighton "The Chicago Blackhawks announced today they have agreed to terms with goaltender Michael Leighton on a one-year extension, which runs through the end of the 2015-16 National Hockey League season. Leighton, 34, posted a 22-13-4 record, 2.26 goals-against average, .920 save percentage and five..." 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

  • David Rundblad signs 2-year contract extension with Blackhawks, per report

    Second City Hockey "The Chicago Blackhawks and defenseman David Rundblad have agreed to a two-year contract extension, reports Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet. The deal includes an annual cap hit of $1 million and will keep Rundblad in Chicago through the 2016-17 season. Rundblad, 24, was one of several Blackhawks..." June 29

  • Johnny Oduya to explore free agency

    ESPN "Johnny Oduya does not plan to wait to see whether the Chicago Blackhawks can afford to re-sign him and will explore free agency, according to a source. Oduya, a 33-year-old defenseman, spent the last 3 ½ seasons with the Blackhawks and was part of two Stanley Championship teams. He had nine..." June 29

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    The #NYR have acquired Antti Raanta from Chicago.

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    Tracey Myers @TramyersCSN

    #Blackhawks have acquired forward Ryan Haggerty from the New York Rangers in exchange for goaltender Antti Raanta. Bye, bye, quote machine.

  • Blackhawks quiet on Day 1 of NHL Draft

    CSN Chicago "For teams with first-round selections, it was an active night. Some hoped they found players to help rebuild their teams while others selected those they hope are part of current success. But for the Blackhawks, who have to do some dismantling at some point, it was very quiet. General..." June 27

  • Stars not in on Patrick Sharp trade

    Dallas Morning News "While rumors have been coming out of Chicago that the Stars are among the suitors for Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp, one source said that’s not the case. Sharp, 33, is a talented player, but he has a salary cap hit of $5.9 million for the next two seasons, which is why the Blackhawks would..." June 25

  • Toews, Kane cover athletes for EA Sports NHL 16 "Electronic Arts Inc., the National Hockey League (NHL®) and the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) announced today during the 2015 NHL Awards™ that three-time Stanley Cup® Champions Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane from the Chicago Blackhawks® will both appear on the cover of EA..." June 25

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    Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc

    Source says #Blackhawks considering trading Bryan Bickell. Depends on who else they can move. Calls it "50-50" Bickell is traded.

  • 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

  • Toews, Blackhawks face tough reality of salary cap "Eight days after being crowned the best, Jonathan Toews said the Chicago Blackhawks are prepared for the worst. Toews knows the salary cap, which will be $71.4 million for the 2015-16 season, is expected to play a role in dismantling some of the pieces to Chicago's Stanley Cup championship..." 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

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    Mark Lazerus @MarkLazerus

    I asked Jonathan Toews if the Cup party had finally quieted down a bit. "Well, we’re in Vegas. So you do the math on that one." #Blackhawks

  • 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

  • Feds seize $180K in fake Blackhawks and Lightning gear during Stanley Cup Final, parade

    Chicago Sun-Times "While the Blackhawks were knocking out the Tampa Bay Lightning for their third Stanley Cup Final championship in six years, federal investigators were behind the scenes doing a similar number on counterfeiters trying to sell fake memorabilia to fans in both cities. During the Stanley Cup Final..." June 21

  • Brad Richards keeps door open to returning to Blackhawks

    ESPN "If there was any doubt about whether Brad Richards was interested in returning to the Chicago Blackhawks next season, he erased it during the team’s rally at Soldier Field on Thursday. Richards was introduced on stage, stopped at the microphone and said, “Kaner [Patrick Kane] has some pull..." June 20

  • City says 2 million turned out for Blackhawks parade, rally

    Chicago Tribune "One by one, the Blackhawks hoisted the Stanley Cup during a boisterous rally Thursday, red and black confetti swirling around the stage. Thousands of fans in the Soldier Field stands cheered wildly, danced to team anthem "Chelsea Dagger" and celebrated another championship for Chicago. "We..." June 19

  • Are the Chicago Blackhawks a dynasty?

    The Sports Fan Journal "For the first time in 77 years, the Chicago Blackhawks were able to win the Stanley Cup in their home arena. For the first time in six games, a team led a Stanley Cup Final game by more than one goal (Chicago won the final game, 2-0). And for the first time since the 2002 Detroit Red Wings, an NHL..." June 19

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    B.D. Gallof @BDGallof

    Per NHL source, CHI currently asking for 1st rd pick, A-level prospect & top 6 forward on entry-level contract for Patrick Sharp #isles

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    Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc

    Rockford IceHogs agree to terms with forward Pierre-Cedric Labrie on AHL contract for 2015-16 season. #Blackhawks

  • Kris Versteeg awards Blackhawks belt to Clint Reif's son

    CBS Sports "Kris Versteeg was part of the Chicago Blackhawks' Stanley Cup run in 2010 that started this string of three in six years. He wasn't there for the Cup run in 2013, though. So he made the most of his return trip to the Stanley Cup rally stage. He brought some humor late to the rally, but he also..." June 18

  • Timonen likely to work for Flyers after retiring: report "Kimmo Timonen said he would like to work for the Philadelphia Flyers after winning the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks in his final season. "That might be something," Timonen told CSN Philly on Wednesday. "Obviously, I'm going to move back to Philly and stay there for a couple of more..." June 18

  • 5 possible trade destinations for Patrick Sharp

    The Score "It's been less than a week since the Chicago Blackhawks took over the headlines by winning their third Stanley Cup in six seasons. Forward Patrick Sharp's name was front and center after the win, with storylines including a helicopter spying on the Cup trophy in his home and his adorable..." June 18

  • Lightning delays Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup parade — no, really

    Sporting News "The Lightning have finally got their payback...sort of. Storms in the Chicago area delayed the beginning of the Blackhawks' Stanley Cup parade Thursday morning. " June 18

  • Brad Richards isn’t ruling out returning to Chicago

    Pro Hockey Talk "When you’re set for life as far as money goes, why not strive for glory? All this time, with well-documented belt-tightening coming for the Chicago Blackhawks, the assumption was that Brad Richards would be among those out the door. Not so fast, though. The 35-year-old told" June 18

  • Chicago Bears win Stanley Cup, according to Korea Times

    Yahoo! Sports "The 2015 Stanley Cup Final lacked a few things – a Game 7, an overtime, Steven Stamkos – but for us here at Puck Daddy, it lacked what has become a tradition when non-hockey media dabbles in the NHL: Hilarious gaffes involving unfamiliar teams and players. Luckily, The Korea Times has come..." June 17

  • Blackhawks' victory parade, rally to be held Thursday "The Chicago Blackhawks' Stanley Cup victory parade will be Thursday at 11 a.m. ET followed by a rally at Soldier Field, the Blackhawks announced. The parade route will start at Jefferson Street and run along Monroe Street to Michigan Avenue. "The City of Chicago is so proud of the..." June 17

  • Ron Hextall: I'll talk with Kimmo Timonen about a job

    CSN Philly "At last, former Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen finally won the Stanley Cup. The Blackhawks edged the Lightning, 2-0, in Game 6 on Monday night to win their third title in six years. Timonen played just 3:39, but captain Jonathan Toews handed him the Stanley Cup. The 40-year-old is going out..." June 17

  • Blackhawks beat Lightning 2-0 to win Stanley Cup

    Chicago Sun-Times "It was just another game, they all said. Treat it like any other. Ridiculous to say, of course. The countless ex-players roaming the hallways and the press box all day laughed at the idea, telling yarns of getting sick on roadsides after Final games and shaking violently in the dressing room..." June 16

  • Duncan Keith wins the Conn Smythe Trophy

    Pro Hockey Talk "No debate necessary. Duncan Keith has been awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the 2015 NHL playoffs. Keith scored the Stanley Cup-winning goal Monday at the United Center, capping a spectacular postseason run for the 31-year-old defenseman, who finished the playoffs with three goals..." June 16

  • Timonen caps career with first championship "Kimmo Timonen's past opportunities to experience the thrill of winning a championship didn't turn out the way he wanted. This one erased all the other disappointments. "I've been in every final there is in the hockey world but I haven't won anything," Timonen said shortly before the Chicago..." June 16

  • Stanley Cup's high-speed rush to United Center reaches 100 mph

    ESPN "The crew escorting the Stanley Cup to the United Center on Monday night amid road closures and flooding was given a police escort for a trip that, according to a source, reached speeds of 100 mph. The Blackhawks were anointed Stanley Cup champions when the buzzer sounded after a 2-0 win in Game..." June 16

  • Stan Mikita Diagnosed with Suspected Dementia

    Chicago Tribune "Walk through the main floor of Jill and Stan Mikita's home in the western suburbs and you will see very little evidence that the man who owns it was one of the greatest players the sport of hockey ever has known. Other than a portrait of the Blackhawks legend and an autographed photo of Mikita..." June 15

  • Antoine Vermette was worth the gamble

    ESPN "This was the player the Chicago Blackhawks figured they’d be getting when they gave up a first-round pick and a prospect before the trade deadline. Antoine Vermette struggled mightily after being dealt to the Blackhawks, even getting scratched three times earlier in these playoffs. But with..." June 14

  • Blackhawks on brink of Stanley Cup after Game 5 victory over Tampa Bay

    Chicago Sun-Times "Niklas Hjalmarsson thinks it’s worse for the fans, for the friends, for the family back home in Sweden. He imagines them living and dying with every shot, every save, every rush in every direction. Five games, 15 periods, 300 minutes of exhilarating action, and neither team has led by more than..." June 14

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    Scott Powers @ESPNChiPowers

    Blackhawks lines: Sharp-Toews-Hossa, Saad-Richards-Kane, Versteeg-Vermette-Teravainen, Desjardins-Kruger-Shaw.

  • Van Riemsdyk's brother enjoying watching him in Stanley Cup finals

    ESPN "James van Riemsdyk can now understand why his mother finds watching him play in person so stressful. Van Riemsdyk, a Toronto Maple Leafs’ forward, has been feeling similar angst while watching his younger brother, Chicago Blackhawks rookie defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk, play in the Stanley Cup..." June 13