Ryan Nugent-Hopkins RUMORS & NEWS

  • The Cult of Hockey: the pros and cons of trading Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

    Edmonton Journal "So writing an article about the pros and cons of trading RNH brings no joy. Trade talk around him heated up last fall after he got sick and had a bad run of games. It hasn’t relented since but, along with many other fans and bloggers, I’ve consistently preached patience with the player and made..." May 04

  • Oilers' Nugent-Hopkins to skip World Championship to rehab hand

    The Score "Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will not be suiting up for Canada at the World Championships next month. The 22-year-old addressed the media at the team's end of year interviews, stating he is going to focus on getting healthy. "I'm still not feeling 100 percent right now. As of..." April 10

  • Ryan Nugent-Hopkins could make surprising return

    Edmonton Sun "After he suffered his first concussion 10 days ago in Arizona, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was back at work Wednesday, which might lead you to say ’give your head a shake, kid’ because the Edmonton Oilers are playing out the string with three games left on a 10th straight season out of the..." April 01

  • Oilers activate Nugent-Hopkins from IR

    The Score "The Edmonton Oilers have activated center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins from injured reserve Friday, the club announced. The 22-year-old hasn't played since sustaining a hand injury on Jan. 18. He has eight goals and 22 assists in 46 games - which are slightly disappointing numbers after back-to-back..." March 11

  • Injured Edmonton Oilers centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins back practising

    Edmonton Sun "Hindsight being what it is, Ryan Nugent Hopkins isn’t paid to block shots, and he paid for it with a broken right index finger from a Dmitry Kulikov shot in Florida six weeks ago. On the other hand, he is a hockey player and he was killing a penalty. So, Nugent-Hopkins isn’t going to..." March 02

  • Oilers GM says he is open to trading Hall, Eberle or Nugent-Hopkins

    Edmonton Journal "Well, there is a new sheriff in town and Peter Chiarelli won’t be handcuffed by sentiment or history or anything else that might prevent him from turning The Nice Guys (on account of where they always finish) into a playoff team. So everyone and everything, excluding Connor McDavid, of course,..." February 24

  • Dreger Still Feels Chiarelli Willing To Trade Nugent-Hopkins

    Today's Slapshot "“Well, I think they’d both like to be. I don’t think there’s any question that Bryan Murray has interest in doing something. To what level of significance? It’s hard to say. But I know he’s making his calls. I know that again he’s got some interest. They’d like to add a defenseman and he’s been..." February 05

  • Oilers' Nugent-Hopkins out 6-8 weeks

    The Score "The Edmonton Oilers will be without center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins for six-to-eight weeks, the club announced Tuesday. Nugent-Hopkins suffered an apparent hand injury Monday upon blocking a shot in a win over Florida. With Connor McDavid not yet ready to return from his lengthy stint on injured..." January 19

  • West Coast Bias: Oilers made big push for Seth Jones

    Sportsnet "Multiple sources have confirmed to Sportsnet that Edmonton general manager Peter Chiarelli offered centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins to Nashville in a bid to land defenceman Seth Jones. Chiarelli had no comment on this report, neither confirming nor issuing a denial when reached. And of course,..." January 16

  • Predators Asked About Johansen, Duchene, Nugent-Hopkins

    Today's Slapshot "Elliotte Friedman was on Calgary’s Sportsnet 960 on Monday morning. On the Nashville Predators: “I think they have a pretty big decision to make. They’re asking around. I think they’ve asked about Johansen. I think they asked about Matt Duchene when Duchene was available. I think they’re one..." December 22

  • Nashville keen for RNH? What would Oilers get back?

    Edmonton Journal "There are a few questions here, mainly how open the Oilers are to dealing Nugent-Hopkins, who will be 23 in January, how keen the Oilers should be to deal RNH, and what a skilled, two-way centre like RNH might command in a trade, including from Nashville. We’ve dug into the RNH rumours before..." December 22

  • On those Eberle, Nugent-Hopkins trade rumblings

    Pro Hockey Talk "Yesterday, TSN’s Insider Trading panel broke word that Edmonton was exploring trade possibilities for Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle. Today, the Oilers dealt with the fallout. First, head coach Todd McLellan stood up for Nugent-Hopkins, less than 48 hours after indirectly calling him..." December 03

  • Oilers’ Nugent-Hopkins in elite centre territory

    Sportsnet "It’s the middle of August, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins already knows what it’s going to be like for an Edmonton Oiler this coming season. At a media availability at an Oilers hockey school, almost every question asked of Nugent-Hopkins riffed off of the incoming star Connor McDavid. “A big thing..." August 14

  • Oilers’ Yakupov, Nugent-Hopkins to miss worlds

    Sportsnet "Team Russia will be without one of its best young forwards at the upcoming 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship as Nail Yakupov will miss the tournament with a hip injury, the Edmonton Oilers announced Wednesday. “Nail has been suffering from bilateral hip injuries this season and after..." April 15

  • Oilers' Nugent-Hopkins anchoring top line

    TSN "The Oilers centre had a couple of assists for the third straight game and has 10 points (3 G, 7 A) in the past five games. As a No. 1 overall pick, in 2011, Nugent-Hopkins comes under a lot of scrutiny. Because Edmonton hasn’t had anything resembling success during his short tenure, he takes a lot..." March 17

  • Oilers centre Ryan Nugen-Hopkins enjoyed All-Star experience, gave brother the car

    Edmonton Sun "Ryan Nugent-Hopkins’ brother Adam hoped for the best and prepared for the worst in advance of the NHL All Star Fantasy Draft, even though he wasn’t quite sure which was which. He didn’t want to see his brother picked last in Saturday night’s draft, but also knew that the final player selected..." January 28

  • Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins off to NHL All-Star Game

    Edmonton Journal "After locking horns with foes Jonathan Toews, Anze Kopitar and Ryan Getzlaf for far too long, Edmonton Oilers’ centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins may find himself on their side at the NHL’s all-star game in Columbus January 25. RNH will be the Edmonton Oilers’ rep in the mid-season affair, the first..." January 12

  • Hall, Nugent-Hopkins and Eberle back together for Saturday night?

    NHL.com "The Oilers took to the ice in Calgary for their pre-game skate this morning with some changes to their lineup. The forward trio of Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle was back together again. The rest of the forward lines were as follows: David Perron-Mark Arcobello-Teddy..." December 27

  • Ryan Nugent-Hopkins proved better than Steven Stamkos in Oilers' win

    Edmonton Journal "It should go into Ryan Nugent-Hopkins’ memory bank -- not just his deposit that beat Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop for the game-winner on Monday night to give the Edmonton Oilers their first win on the season, but being more noticeable than his centreman counterpart, superstar Steven..." October 22

  • Nugent-Hopkins’ late goal lifts Oilers to first win of season

    Edmonton Journal "No more sighs of defeat. No more dead silence in the dressing room. There was finally some loud music in the Edmonton Oilers’ quarters after a game. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, who was more noticeable on Monday than opposing centre Steven Stamkos, beat Tampa Bay goalie Ben Bishop for his first goal..." October 21

  • Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Jordan Eberle out Tuesday

    CBS Sports "The Edmonton Oilers face a tough divisional challenge Tuesday night in the form of the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings. It's going to be a heck of a lot tougher without two of their top forwards. Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins revealed that Jordan Eberle and Ryan..." October 14

  • Nugent-Hopkins knows it’s time for young Oilers to deliver

    Edmonton Journal "As he starts his fourth NHL season, No. 1 centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is eager to embrace the responsibility of dialing up his game and helping to drive the Oilers closer to success. For the first off-season in years, his once wonky left shoulder more than a year removed from corrective surgery,..." October 08

  • Oilers centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins isn't scoring but constantly working on game

    Edmonton Sun "Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is looking for a fortunate bounce. The kind Jeff Carter got Sunday night for the Los Angeles Kings, scoring a pair of goals without having to take a shot. Not having scored in well over six weeks, Nugent-Hopkins needs the puck to bounce in for him off an opponent’s butt..." March 12

  • Oilers centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins taking pointers from Sharks’ Joe Thornton

    Edmonton Sun "Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has been getting plenty of on-the-job training since joining the Edmonton Oilers. One of his best instructors is San Jose Sharks centre Joe Thornton, who has schooled the young Oilers rising star in the past. Thornton is one of the league’s premier centres. Nugent-Hopkins..." January 30

  • Nugent-Hopkins knows what struggling Yakupov is going through

    Pro Hockey Talk "Nail Yakupov scored 17 goals and 31 points in 48 games as a rookie after being selected with the first overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. His tale has taken a dramatic turn for the worse so far this season. He’s struggled to do anything offensively, spent time in the press box, been the..." November 02

  • Eakins making use of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins can-do attitude

    Edmonton Sun "Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is a bobblehead. It’s not bad enough that he has a couple of cartoon-type nicknames in Hoppy and The Nuge now his coach has gone and called him a bobblehead. Quote-unquote. “The thing I like about Nuge is that he’s a bobblehead” said Dallas Eakins after practice..." October 10

  • Oilers move Taylor Hall back to wing, Nugent-Hopkins returns Monday

    Edmonton Sun "The Taylor Hall at centre experiment is over. At least for now. With Ryan Nugent-Hopkins returning to the lineup Monday against the New Jersey Devils and Hall struggling in the middle head coach Dallas Eakins decided to make the change. “It’s not a huge deal it’s not as though I was made..." October 07

  • Nugent-Hopkins set to return to Oilers lineup on Monday

    Edmonton Journal "After his last practice as an auxiliary part a routine Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has endured for a couple of weeks Edmonton Oilers teammate Ryan Smyth delivered a couple of sprightly checks. The star centre will return to the lineup on Monday when the Oilers host the New Jersey Devils at Rexall..." October 05

  • Nugent-Hopkins eager to shoulder load for Oilers

    Edmonton Journal "When Sam Gagner was forced to undergo surgery to repair a broken jaw — an unnecessary unfortunate turn of events caused by the stick-wielding Zack Kassian of the Vancouver Canucks — Ryan Nugent-Hopkins did not alter his timeline. He will continue to practise with the team and he’ll put in the..." September 29

  • Edmonton Oilers GM telegraphed teams plans for Ryan Nugent-Hopkins a year ago

    Edmonton Sun "It was to Ryan Nugent-Hopkins almost half a lifetime ago. “My second year of Pee Wee” he said. That was the year he didn’t play hockey because his parents couldn’t afford the costs involved. Thursday The Nuge signed a seven-year extension to his entry-level contract which will pay him $42..." September 20

  • Ryan Nugent-Hopkins signs seven-year extension with Oilers

    CBS Sports "The Edmonton Oilers are making a habit of signing their young talent to new contracts well in advance and did so again on Thursday with former No. 1 pick Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. The Nuge is headed into the final season of his entry-level deal and already he has himself a seven-year extension. Per..." September 19

  • Oilers, Nugent-Hopkins agree to seven-year, $42 million deal

    TSN "The Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms on a seven-year $42 million contract extension with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Nugent-Hopkins 20 has one year remaining on his three-year entry-level contract with the Oilers. The first overall pick from the 2011 NHL Draft had four goals and 20 assists in..." September 19

  • Oilers, Nugent-Hopkins could finish deal soon

    Sportsnet "Ryan Nugent-Hopkins can’t play any games right now but that doesn’t mean he can’t sign a new deal that will guarantee he plays many more games with the Edmonton Oilers. The centreman who is recovering from shoulder surgery is closing in on a new deal. RNH’s agent Rick Valette spent some time at..." September 18

  • Oiler life without Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

    The Copper & Blue "At the conclusion of Craig MacTavish's most recent interview posted on the Oilers' website he indicated that Ryan Nugent-Hopkins may not return to the lineup until the start of November. That timeline would see Nugent-Hopkins miss the first fourteen games of the season nine of which will be played..." September 13

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    Dan Tencer @dantencer

    Asked if Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is projected to see action in the pre-season MacTavish tells me "absolutely not".

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    EDM likely without Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (shoulder rehab) for month of October will at least try Hall and Gagner as top 2 centres.

  • Nugent-Hopkins intact, back from surgery, back on practice ice

    Edmonton Journal "The Oilers report: “RNH says he’ll likely participate in #Oilers camp with a non-contact jersey for starters says his repaired shoulder is feeling good.” And the Journal’s Jim Matheson: “RNH buzzing and ripping wrist shots in skate with Oil guys. Shoulder surgery looks like it worked.” The..." September 03

  • Oilers Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Recovery Kept Under Wraps

    Oil In Whyte "A major storyline heading into the 2013-14 NHL season for the Edmonton Oilers will be the status of star forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. After elimination from the playoffs last season Nugent-Hopkins was sidelined and underwent successful shoulder surgery on a torn-labrum on April 24th of this year...." August 31

  • Oilers unsure if Nugent-Hopkins will be ready for opener

    Pro Hockey Talk "Ryan Nugent-Hopkins underwent shoulder surgery in April to repair a torn labrum. The injury had plagued him for years so there’s reason to be hopeful that he’ll be better than ever when he returns. The question now is when that return will be. Nugent-Hopkins initially expressed confidence..." August 04

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    Edmonton Oilers @EdmontonOilers

    RNH says his expected shoulder procedure is very close to, if not the same, as Taylor Hall's surgery

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    Ryan Rishaug @

    Ryan Nugent-Hopkins just walked out of the building and left in truck. Not feeling well, out tonite.

  • Ryan Nugent-Hopkins working on defence, confident offence will follow

    Edmonton Sun "Ryan Nugent-Hopkins knows his offensive game has to get better. As the Edmonton Oilers first-line centre, his one goal in 21 games this season is a reflection of the team's struggles. Yet going up against opponent's top lines for the majority of the year, Nugent-Hopkins and the Oilers know..." March 07

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    Edmonton Oliers @

    "Nuge will not play tonight. He's sore. We expect to see him back in the lineup Saturday. It's short-term for sure." - Coach Krueger on RNH

  • Nugent-Hopkins "dearly wants" to play in World Juniors, to undergo shoulder exam first

    Edmonton Journal "This morning comes word courtesy Mark Spector of Sportsnet and the Team 1260, that Ryan Nugent-Hopkins "dearly wants" to participate in the upcoming 2013 World Junior Hockey Championship in Ufa, Russia. RNH reportedly told his agent, Rick Valette of Octagon Sports, that "I want to play for my..." December 02

  • Oilers RNH looking forward to OKC

    Edmonton Sun "Minor leaguer? Sounds strange when you're talking about a franchise player like Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, but he's kind of looking forward to his upcoming stint in Oklahoma City. "It'll be different, but they have a young team there and it'll be good to play with them and get some more experience..." September 16

  • Prediction for the coming year? Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will lead the Edmonton Oilers in scoring.

    Edmonton Journal "It's a year of transition for the Edmonton Oilers at centre, with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Shawn Horcoff on the go. One day this group of players could well lead the league in scoring. If that is to happen this year, Nugent-Hopkins will put up a point a game, and maybe more than that. Of..." August 15

  • Top picks ready to roll — RNH

    Edmonton Sun "Ready or not, here he comes. Actually, scratch the "or not" part. He's ready. Whoever the Edmonton Oilers spend the first pick on — forward, defenceman, Russian, North American, big or small — he'll be ready to play. Right out of the box. No assembly required. The days of having to..." June 22

  • Nuge and Eberle fall short at NHL awards show

    Edmonton Journal "What does Ryan Nugent-Hopkins have in common with Wayne Gretzky, aside from playing centre and being a man of few words? Neither Edmonton Oiler won the Calder Trophy, the NHL's rookie-of-the-year award. Nugent-Hopkins finished second in voting (1,383 to 1,001) by hockey writers behind..." June 21

  • RNH tries to go where no Oiler has gone before

    Edmonton Journal "Edmonton Oilers centre Ryan-Nugent Hopkins can handle the suspense as he sits in the Encore Theater at the Wynn Resort Hotel on Wednesday, unsure whether he'll hear his name called for the Calder Trophy. That wasn't the case the last time an Oilers rookie was up for the award 18 years ago...." June 20

  • Tough Calder field for Oilers' RNH

    Edmonton Sun "Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and the Edmonton Oilers are hoping he becomes the first rookie in franchise history to win the Calder Trophy, but despite a banner freshman season he is in tough against some very solid competition. In advance of Wednesday's trophy presentation at the Wynn in Las Vegas, we..." June 20

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