Ryan Nugent-Hopkins RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

    CBSSports.com "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.ca "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.ca "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

  • 222d
    Dan Tencer @dantencer

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

  • 223d
    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

  • 362d
    Edmonton Oilers @EdmontonOilers

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

  • 394d
    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

  • 436d
    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

  • Protecting RNH, other Oilers stars essential in rebuild

    Edmonton Journal "NHL stars have an office where they work, but there's no sign anywhere in the workplace that says "admittance restricted." You can bother the league's best players, annoy them, even hit them, but must don't take a run at them. Jared Boll is an indiscriminate disturber who pretty much tries..." March 27

  • Oilers kids show their mettle

    Edmonton Sun "Interim head coach Ralph Krueger was talking about his two scorers in perhaps his final game replacing concussed Tom Renney as the coach of the Edmonton Oilers. "I was coaching a country for 13 years that couldn't score goals," said the former national coach of Switzerland. "We would win..." February 24

  • Returning Oilers take their U turn

    Edmonton Journal "It is called the U-test, and the Edmonton Oilers who have taken it do not speak of it fondly. "It puts fear in everyone," said defenceman Ryan Whitney. The test is a signature of head coach Tom Renney, and any Oiler returning from an injury has to take it. Simulating 45-second shifts, it..." February 02

  • Eberle and Nugent-Hopkins, the Diaper Snipers, would have been in All-Star Game if they weren't injured

    Edmonton Journal "Bob McKenzie of TSN reports on Twitter: "If Eberle and RNH were healthy, they would have been named to the All-Star Game. The Oilers were told that." The Oilers have now confirmed this. Oilers fans were momentarily outraged when the NHL All-Star teams were announced today and Jordan Eberle..." January 13

  • Nugent-Hopkins recalls World Juniors disappointment

    Edmonton Sun "Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will be playing the month of December for all those junior hockey players who didn't get the invite to the Team Canada camp Monday. And he says he'll particularly be playing for those who will be getting that dreaded phone call, the one he received before the crack of dawn..." November 29

  • Oilers' Nugent-Hopkins fondly recalls Grade 5 project on Rocket Richard

    Edmonton Journal "The details are a little fuzzy, so much so that Ryan Nugent-Hopkins can't even remember the specifics of the assignment. But the Edmonton Oilers rookie centre does remember acing his grade school project on Maurice Richard. "I don't remember why we did it, I think it was just a project on..." November 08

  • Road adventure for Oilers' Nugent-Hopkins

    Edmonton Sun "SpongeBob Squarepants sat there talking about the adventure ahead. Two spots down, The Green Men were laughing about the Oilers Halloween party. "Four years ago I was trick or treating," said Green Man No. 1, Taylor Hall. "I think it was the same for me," said Green Man No. 2, Jordan..." November 02

  • Road trips a whole different game for NHL rookie

    Edmonton Journal "Apart from the fact that teenager Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has to look the part of an NHLer when he goes on the road now, there's the matter of pocket money. "I got $80 every two weeks when I played in Red Deer. I think per diem in the NHL is $98 a day. I don't think I've touched much of that yet,"..." November 02

  • Roman Hamrlik discusses facing fellow No. 1 pick Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

    Washington Post "During the course of Thursday night's game, if you happen to see Roman Hamrlik matched up against Oilers rookie Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, consider that the 37-year-old Czech was wrapping up his first year when the young center was born. In fact, on April 13, 2009, the day after Nugent-Hopkins was..." October 28

  • Keeping rookies a tough decision

    ESPN.com "These are nervous days for teenage players around the NHL. The clock is ticking, their bags are packed. Will they stay or will they go? And, perhaps more to the point for NHL teams, what happens to these elite prospects when a team elects to keep them rather than send them back to the..." October 27

  • RNH a keeper for Oilers

    Edmonton Sun "Five goals in eight games, leads the team in scoring, out there late in the third period of a one-goal game against the Sedins … and reporters are STILL asking if Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is going back to Red Deer. What's the next question? Is Taylor Hall going down to Oklahoma City? Anybody..." October 27

  • Oilers Hall thinks RNH should play

    Edmonton Sun "Taylor Hall doesn't get a vote, but if he did, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins wouldn't be worrying about the press box. Despite turning in a couple of mediocre games toward the end of his own nine-game audition last year, Hall was never a healthy scratch then and doesn't believe Nugent-Hopkins should be..." October 23

  • Oilers Nugent-Hopkins ho-hum about hat trick

    Edmonton Sun "It was like everybody in the gathering of media surrounding Ryan Nugent-Hopkins at 11 a.m. Sunday was far more excited for The Nuge than he seemed to be for himself. It was like everybody who showed up the morning after his three-goal performance in only his third NHL game Saturday night was..." October 17

  • Nugent-Hopkins stays focused, puts hat trick behind him

    Edmonton Journal "There was no basking in the spotlight for Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Instead, the man-child of the hour was back at Rexall Place Sunday morning for an off-ice workout with the rest of the Edmonton Oilers. He was determined to try to put his three-goal night behind him so he could focus on Monday's..." October 17

  • Three for Oilers 93

    Edmonton Sun "Get a place, kid. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins took the decision out of management's hands on Saturday night at Rexall Place. On a Hockey Night In Canada centre stage against the Western Conference champion Vancouver Canucks, the 18-year-old rookie guaranteed he'll spend the season with the Edmonton..." October 16

  • Oilers Hall praises Nugent-Hopkins effort

    Edmonton Sun "Taylor Hall was not interested in raining on Ryan Nugent-Hopkins parade Saturday. So despite getting a stick on the puck and forcing it into the back of the net in the second period, the Edmonton Oilers winger was hoping it had already crossed the line. "I was just banging at it. I have no..." October 16

  • Slow start for RNH in Oilers 4-1 loss to Canucks

    Edmonton Sun "Ryan Nugent-Hopkins played his first pre-season game without getting a point and was minus one on the night, but nobody was suggesting he failed his final test. "This is one of those games where you learn a lot," said coach Tom Renney, who watched his Edmonton Oilers complete the pre-season..." October 02

  • Oilers' three amigos ride again

    Edmonton Sun "On Tuesday, all the excitement was about the Edmonton Oilers young line of Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle and how they ate up the Phoenix Coyotes. There was a time when Ales Hemsky, Shawn Horcoff and Ryan Smyth created a similar buzz, helping the club get to within one win..." September 29

  • Oilers' RNH makes his case

    Edmonton Sun "It was a line which looked, only moments after it came together, like it could live happily ever after. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins made magic with Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle as coach Tom Renney decided to go forward to the future and the kid basically served notice he's not going to be easy to ship..." September 28

  • Oilers' new Kids Line delivers all the scoring

    Edmonton Journal "It's a little early to say Ryan-Nugent Hopkins, Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle will be a happily-ever-after line with only 134 NHL games under their belt, but if this was a sneak peek into the future, Edmonton Oilers fans should all be smiling broadly today. The trio had seven points and 10..." September 28

  • Nugent-Hopkins determined to 'make jump' to NHL

    Vancouver Province "The last thing the Edmonton Oilers need to do is rush Ryan Nugent-Hopkins into their lineup this year. On the other hand, what's the kid going to learn if he's forced to go back to junior with the Red Deer Rebels? It will come down to whether the Burnaby native, chosen No. 1 in June's NHL..." September 12

  • Will Nugent-Hopkins catapult from rookie tourney to Oilers roster?

    Edmonton Journal "The label is mighty new, but Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is settling into his role as a No. 1 pick. He's already lost count of how many times he's declared that he is going to do everything he can to make the Edmonton Oilers club this season. He has had a chance to skate with several of the veterans —..." September 10