Jonathan Drouin RUMORS & NEWS

  • Report: Ottawa front-runners for Jonathan Drouin trade

    Sportsnet "There will be no off days for Bryan Murray after swinging a nine-player blockbuster for Dion Phaneuf. According to two TVA reporters, the Ottawa Senators general manager is now the front-runner to land disgruntled Tampa Bay Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin before the NHL trade..." February 11

  • Report: St. Louis Blues no longer interested in Jonathan Drouin

    Puck Drunk Love "Back at the beginning of January, Jonathan Drouin requested a trade from the Tampa Bay Lightning. Since then, he’s been suspended by his club and he’s been connected to a variety of teams in the ol’ rumor mill. One of the teams believed to be the closest to making an actual offer for the for..." February 11

  • Senators won’t part with Cody Ceci in deal for Jonathan Drouin

    Sportsnet "While Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman continues to pursue a trade for disgruntled forward Jonathan Drouin, you can cross at least one name off the list of potential pieces coming back in a deal. The Ottawa Senators will not part with 22-year-old defenceman Cody Ceci as part of a package in..." January 24

  • Jonathan Drouin’s trade stock ‘dropping by the minute’

    The Hockey News "We know that Tampa Bay left winger Jonathan Drouin wants a trade – that has been made abundantly clear in recent days. But what is the value of the 20-year-old on the market? I surveyed a handful of NHL execs and posed this question: If Lightning GM Steve Yzerman called up and asked what he could..." January 24

  • Tampa Bay Lightning want Ottawa Senators prospect Thomas Chabot in any trade for Jonathan Drouin

    Ottawa Sun "The asking price will be high if the Senators want disgruntled Tampa Bay Lightning winger Jonathan Drouin. While the 20-year-old forward’s holdout hit day three as he waits for the Bolts to satisfy his demand for a trade, a league source told Postmedia Friday if the Senators want to acquire..." January 23

  • How we’ll remember Jonathan Drouin — Crybaby, quitter, disaster

    Tampa Tribune "Here at the corner of Jungle and Madness, The Drouin Disaster nears conclusion. Any moment now, we expect a trade that will allow the indefinitely suspended Jonathan Drouin, former prized Lightning draft pick, to pack his skates, sticks and teething ring and go elsewhere. Or maybe it won’t be..." January 22

  • Yzerman ‘aggressively’ hunting a Drouin trade; 7-12 teams want him

    Sportsnet "Amid the most dramatic holdout in recent NHL history, general manager Steve Yzerman is trying to find a solution. In a bold and costly effort to hasten a trade from the Tampa Bay Lightning, forward Jonathan Drouin has decided not to report to the AHL-affiliate Syracuse Crunch, to which he was..." January 21

  • Yzerman: Never said Drouin trade was imminent

    TSN "The gloves are off. An ugly situation in Tampa Bay has devolved into a he-said, he-said battle. Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman responded publicly to the Jonathan Drouin saga on Thursday, saying that the team never indicated to Drouin’s agent a trade was close. Drouin’s agent, Allan..." January 21

  • Jonathan Drouin’s refusal to play ups the ante with Tampa Bay Lighting in bid to be traded

    National Post "A messy situation just got a whole lot messier. Two weeks after it became public that Jonathan Drouin had requested to be traded by the Tampa Bay Lightning, the NHL team suspended the 20-year-old forward without pay Wednesday night for refusing play in a minor-league game. Drouin, who was..." January 21

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Lightning announce Drouin has been suspended without pay for not showing up to the AHL game tonight

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Statement from Drouin's agent Allan Walsh:

  • Bolts suspend Drouin after failing to report for AHL game

    Pro Hockey Talk "From the Lightning: Tampa Bay Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin has been suspended indefinitely without pay by the team after his failure to report for tonight’s game between the Syracuse Crunch and the Toronto Marlies, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced this..." January 20

  • Trade Talk: Habs moving for Drouin?

    TSN "The NHL's Feb. 29 Trade Deadline is approaching and teams are making decisions on whether to buy or sell and decide which players can make the biggest difference and hold the greatest value. Check out today's trade rumours and speculation from around the NHL beat. And follow TradeCentre on TSN and..." January 19

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    BrianWilde @BWildeCTV

    BREAKING NEWS Strong source confirms Habs making a huge push today putting a more significant package on table to acquire Drouin.

  • Ducks not done dealing, GM acknowledges interest in Drouin

    L.A. Daily News "The Ducks began to show distinct signs of life this month after a rocky three-month start to a season in which so much was expected of them and so little was delivered. Good wasn’t good enough, as far as Ducks general manager Bob Murray was concerned. So, hours after watching the Ducks take an..." January 17

  • Drouin awaits potential trade from Lightning "Jonathan Drouin continues to wait for a possible trade two weeks after the Tampa Bay Lightning forward was demoted to the American Hockey League and a request made in November became public. "I don't really decide. It's up to them (Tampa Bay)," Drouin told after playing his fifth..." January 16

  • Drouin rumors heating up with Blues, Ducks, Predators reportedly the contenders

    The Score "A Jonathan Drouin trade could be imminent. Or not. Much has been speculated about the future of the Tampa Bay Lightning forward over the past 12 hours. TVA's Renaud Lavoie reported Thursday night that a trade for Drouin could happen in the next 24 hours, though he backed off that Friday..." January 15

  • Blues, Predators Among Teams Seeking Drouin

    Today's Slapshot "“I think there’s some kind of smaller moves that could be coming. Colorado is at 50 contracts. So they’re going to want to try to get down from there, if they can. You never want to be at the maximum. So that’s one issue. “Columbus has nine defensemen now, I think, since they traded for Jones...." January 12

  • Avalanche's MacKinnon scoffs at reported trade offers for Lightning's Drouin

    The Score "If anyone knows what Jonathan Drouin is capable of, it's Nathan MacKinnon. The pair of 20-year-old forwards spent two years together as members of the QMJHL's Halifax Mooseheads, lighting the league on fire during the 2012-13 season leading up to the NHL draft, where MacKinnon was selected..." January 12

  • Here’s what Lightning reportedly want for Drouin

    Pro Hockey Talk "Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman said what you’d expect about trading (or not trading) Jonathan Drouin, but really, what would it take to pry that promising player away? Well, we can narrow it down in one way: not a piece like St. Louis Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk, as had been..." January 10

  • Report: Canadiens 'aggressively' pursuing Jonathan Drouin

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "Not long ago, after it was announced that Jonathan Drouin had requested a trade away from the Tampa Bay Lightning, we had a look at what acquiring him might entail for the Canadiens. It was merely speculative, because at the time there was no tangible link between him and the Habs. Now there..." January 07

  • Canucks inquire about Johansen, Drouin trades

    Sportsnet "Jim Benning is doing his research, but whether that results in the addition of young, high-grade scoring talent to the Vancouver Canucks remains to be seen. The Canucks general manager has called Columbus Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen to inquire about a trade for Vancouver-born Ryan..." January 06

  • Drouin drama a sign of things to come

    Sportsnet "They plopped Jonathan Drouin down in front of a Syracuse Crunch banner inside the War Memorial, one of the old barns used to film Slap Shot, and the 20-year-old did his best impression of Marshawn Lynch. “I’m not going to answer any questions about the trade request,” he told a small clutch of..." January 06

  • Lightning have few good options after Jonathan Drouin's trade request

    CBS Sports "The ongoing drama in the Tampa Bay Lightning organization surrounding promising 20-year-old forward Jonathan Drouin is going to be uncomfortable. After his agent went public with Drouin's trade request over the weekend, the contentiousness was palpable. There was no greater reminder of the..." January 05

  • Friedman: GMs Expect High Asking Price For Drouin

    Today's Slapshot "As part of a larger conversation on Jonathan Drouin: “A lot of the GMs are overseas for the world junior tournament. I’ve been texting a couple – ‘What do you think?’ They’re saying the price is going to be high. I think they expect that. He’s still only 20 years old. He’s still a third overall..." January 05

  • Rangers exploring swap for Drouin

    New York Post "The Rangers are among a group of teams that have inquired about Tampa Bay’s disgruntled 20-year-old left wing Jonathan Drouin, multiple sources have told The Post, with one informant reporting the Blueshirts “are in big-time on this.” It remains to be seen whether Lightning general manager..." January 05

  • Cooper still believes Drouin can make Lightning 'a better hockey team'

    The Score "It appears there's still a place for Jonathan Drouin in the Tampa Bay Lightning's locker room. Players and coaches alike reacted Monday to the young forward's trade request, with head coach Jon Cooper maintaining that Drouin's current AHL assignment is designed to get him steady playing time..." January 05

  • Should the Edmonton Oilers consider trading for Jonathan Drouin?

    Edmonton Journal "Early Sunday, the agent for Jonathan Drouin—the 2013 No. 3 overall pick who was recently assigned to the AHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning—made public a trade request that the player had put in with the team back in November. This website covers the Edmonton Oilers, but Drouin is a unique enough..." January 04

  • Lightning have plenty of options in dealing with frustrated Drouin

    SI "As if dealing with the future of superstar Steven Stamkos wasn't enough to keep Steve Yzerman busy, the GM of the Tampa Bay Lightning now has to deal with the public revelation that the organization's top prospect wants out. “On behalf of Jonathan Drouin, I formally requested a trade from the..." January 04

  • 3 potential landing spots for Jonathan Drouin

    The Score "Tampa Bay Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin may soon get his wish to leave the sunny confines of Florida. The 2013 third overall pick has struggled to prove himself to the club that drafted him. After receiving minimal ice time from head Jon Cooper, followed by a demotion to the AHL, things..." January 04

  • Agent for Drouin asked Lightning for trade

    TSN "The agent for Tampa Bay Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin confirmed on Sunday that he asked for his client to be moved elsewhere in November. twitter embed The third-overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft out of Halifax of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, Drouin was demoted to Syracuse..." January 03

  • Lightning assign F Drouin to AHL

    TSN "The Lightning assigned forward Jonathan Drouin to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League. Drouin, 20, has played in 19 games for Tampa Bay this season, recording two goals and eight points." January 02

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    Erik Erlendsson @erlendssonTBO

    Drouin, Paquette and Johnson all considered day to day with Drouin closest to returning #TBLightning

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    Erik Erlendsson @erlendssonTBO

    Paquette Drouin and Johnson all out tonight for #tblightning so Marchessault Taormina and Blunden all in the lineup

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    Joe Smith @TBTimes_JSmith

    Everyone accounted for at #TBLightning skate. Drouin, who has missed five games, is skating too. Questionable for tonight

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    Joe Smith @TBTimes_JSmith

    #TBLightning @jodrouin27 (lower body) says it's just a "tweak" but unsure if he'll return on trip. "Hard to tell. I don't know. We'll see"

  • Lightning’s Drouin-Stamkos combo could form a dynamic 1-2 punch

    Tampa Tribune "Oh, such wondrous possibilities. The play-maker and the finisher. The passer and the sniper. Jonathan Drouin and Steven Stamkos. On paper, it’s a match made in hockey heaven. But the game is played on the ice, and that’s where the match has to be made. If it works, the duo can be..." September 26

  • Drouin: ‘Nobody wants to go to the AHL’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Jonathan Drouin admits he has “a little chip” on his shoulder. The 20-year-old Tampa Bay forward — a healthy scratch for most of the Lightning’s run to the Stanley Cup Final — told on Tuesday that he’s determined not to spend any time in the AHL next season. Drouin was not eligible..." July 14

  • Drouin forced to watch and wait

    Tampa Tribune "Jonathan Drouin entered his first NHL season with high expectations after being selected third overall in the 2013 draft. But he was a healthy scratch at times during the regular season and, though he played better down the stretch, has sat out the first three games of the playoff series..." April 22

  • Drouin sent home ill; not believed to be mumps

    Tampa Tribune "Tampa Bay Lightning rookie LW Jonathan Drouin was sent home Saturday morning after showing up at Amalie Arena reporting that he was not feeling well. While a mumps outbreak continues to spread through the NHL, Lightning head coach Jon Cooper said at this time Drouin’s “illness’’ is not believed..." December 28

  • Lightning won't loan Jonathan Drouin to Canada for World Juniors

    CBS Sports "Jonathan Drouin has been part of each of Canada's last two entries at the World Junior Championship. He remains eligible for a third trip to the tournament, which will be held in his native country this year starting Dec. 26, but Drouin won't be there. The Tampa Bay Lightning confirmed Thursday..." December 12

  • Jonathan Drouin adjusts to drop in playing time, different line

    Tampa Bay Times "Touted Lightning wing prospect Jonathan Drouin got off to a fast start in his NHL career, often playing on the top line - and up to 20 minutes - during his first four games. But on Tuesday, Drouin, 19, was placed on the fourth line with fellow rookies Cedric Paquette and Vladislav Namestnikov,..." October 31

  • Lightining rookie Drouin’s debut impressive

    Tampa Tribune "After being told his NHL debut would have to wait, Jonathan Drouin instead was put on call to prepare to play his first game on Monday in Edmonton. By all accounts, the debut of Drouin proved to be a unanimous success, even if the No. 3 overall draft pick failed to record a point in his first..." October 22

  • Rookie race heats up with Drouin's Lightning debut

    TSN "The race for NHL rookie of the year just got more interesting. Now, this is precisely the type of hype the Tampa Bay Lightning will be trying to avoid at all costs for a 19-year-old who has yet to play a single regular season game in the NHL. But then that's the kind of the point here:..." October 20

  • Lightning prospect Jonathan Drouin headed to Syracuse for rehab games

    Tampa Bay Times "Jonathan Drouin’s NHL debut will have to wait. After Drouin was derailed during training camp with a fractured right thumb, the Lightning assigned their 2013 first-round pick to Syracuse on Thursday to begin a rehab assignment. “It’s not really sending me down,” Drouin said after Thursday..." October 16

  • Bolts Drouin still not ready to play

    Tampa Tribune "Tampa Bay Lightning rookie Jonathan Drouin is ready for something new, because staying out for extended practices is getting old. “It’s been a while, three and a half weeks now,” Drouin said. “I’m excited for that to be over soon.” Drouin is still awaiting word on he can make his NHL debut...." October 15

  • Drouin aims for Lightning opening night lineup: report "Tampa Bay Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin is aiming to be in the lineup for the start of the regular season, the Tampa Bay Times reported Tuesday. Drouin sustained a slight fracture in his right thumb in a training camp practice on Sept. 18 and was projected to miss 3-4 weeks. The Lightning..." September 30

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    TSN Hockey @TSNHockey

    Lightning announce Jonathan Drouin out 3-4 weeks with a slight fracture of his right thumb. #TSN #NHL

  • NHL training camp: Jonathan Drouin leads prospects to watch

    CBS Sports "In a matter of days, NHL teams will open their camps with all the familiar faces of regular roster players and established veterans that signed as free agents. Those will be all the names most NHL fans know, but perhaps the most interesting players to watch during training camps are the prospects..." September 15

  • Bolts’ Drouin is eager to make leap

    Tampa Tribune "Expectations of greatness swirl all around Jonathan Drouin. In just the past month, the 19-year-old has been called the top prospect not in the NHL by and most recently by, which ranked the 5-foot-11, 185-pound forward at the top of the list of top-60 prospects heading into the..." September 11