Jonathan Drouin RUMORS & NEWS

  • Fast start indicates NHL game is slowing down for Jonathan Drouin

    Today's Slapshot "The added emphasis teams are placing on skating and passing has turned NHL rinks into super speedways, but for Lightning third-year winger Jonathan Drouin, the pace of play feels more each day like a casual drive than a drag race. That at least is how Drouin’s coach, Jon Cooper sees it. “I..." October 19

  • Credit breakfast summit for cementing Drouin's choice to stay with Lightning

    Tampa Bay Times "The two sat down for breakfast at a downtown Montreal hotel, each not knowing what to expect. Before the Lightning's season finale April 9 in Montreal, wing Jonathan Drouin, 21, joined coach Jon Cooper for a brutally honest, clear-the-air conversation. It might have been a turning point in..." October 09

  • Cooper: The sky's the limit for Drouin

    The Score "The Tampa Bay Lightning never gave up on Jonathan Drouin. Following a leaked trade request and an initial refusal to report to the club's minor-league affiliate, it appeared that Drouin's time in Tampa had all but evaporated. Yet, the tide turned in the playoffs, when a recalled Drouin..." August 19

  • Agent confirms Drouin's trade request withdrawn

    The Score "Jonathan Drouin has already stated that he wants to stay with the Tampa Bay Lightning, and his agent confirmed Friday that his client's previous desire to be dealt has been officially rescinded. Drouin's trade demand was withdrawn during a conversation between Lightning general manager Steve..." June 17

  • Jonathan Drouin 'definitely' wants to stay with Lightning

    Tampa Bay Times "The relationship between RW Jonathan Drouin and the Lightning has seemingly been salvaged. Drouin, 21, who requested a trade in November before a six-week holdout in January, indicated Friday that demand is off the table and he expects to be back in Tampa Bay next season and beyond. "I..." May 28

  • Yzerman: No reason to believe Drouin won't return next season

    The Score "After a roller coaster of a season, it appears Jonathan Drouin is part of the Tampa Bay Lightning's long-term plans after all. Speaking with the media Friday following his team's Game 7 loss, general manager Steve Yzerman said there was "no reason to believe" the 21-year-old forward would not..." May 27

  • Lightning coach Jon Cooper: Drouin has ‘earned trust’

    Sportsnet "Jonathan Drouin didn’t have his best game on Wednesday, but he made up for it on Friday night as the Tampa Bay Lightning tied the Eastern Conference Final with a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Head coach Jon Cooper took notice, and praised the young forward’s play following the Game 4..." May 21

  • Jonathan Drouin recognizes flourish: 'Every day is better and better'

    Toronto Sun "If you caught the amusement on the faces of Lightning players and coaches on Thursday afternoon, as Jonathan Drouin zipped up down and all around the ice, there was no need for an injury update. The only lingering effect of the crushing hit by the Islanders’ Thomas Hickey on Monday was a..." May 06

  • Trade holdout was wakeup call for Lightning's Jonathan Drouin

    Tampa Bay Times "Watching Jonathan Drouin dazzle during this postseason, it's hard to believe he is the same player who walked away from the Lightning organization four months ago, potentially for good. Yet here is the touted 21-year-old wing, dangling the puck as if it's attached to his stick blade, dizzying..." May 03

  • Lightning's Bishop: Drouin 'carrying' team since recall

    The Score "Watching from the crease, Ben Bishop has a unique perspective on the game. As far as the Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender is concerned, Jonathan Drouin's impact in the playoffs can't be understated. "He's been carrying this team ever since he's come up here," Bishop told reporters after a Game..." May 01