Penguins Agree to Terms with Forward Danton Heinen on a One-Year Contract

Penguins Agree to Terms with Forward Danton Heinen on a One-Year Contract

The Pittsburgh Penguins have agreed to terms with forward Danton Heinen on a one-year contract, it was announced today by general manager Ron Hextall. The one-way deal will run through the 2022-23 campaign and carries an average annual value of $1 million. Heinen, 27, finished his first season with Pittsburgh in 2021-22, recording 18 goals, … Read more

24 Players Elect Salary Arbitration

24 Players Elect Salary Arbitration

The National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) announced that 24 players have filed for player-elected salary arbitration, the deadline for which came this afternoon. This list is not necessarily the final and complete list of players headed for arbitration, with clubs now eligible to elect salary arbitration until tomorrow, July 18th at 5:00 pm ET. … Read more

Montreal Canadiens trim salary, send veteran defenseman Jeff Petry, 34, to Pittsburgh Penguins

Montreal Canadiens trim salary, send veteran defenseman Jeff Petry, 34, to Pittsburgh Penguins

The Montreal Canadiens traded veteran defenseman Jeff Petry, along with forward Ryan Poehling, to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday in exchange for defenseman Mike Matheson and a fourth-round draft choice in 2023. Petry is signed for the next three seasons with a $6.25 million salary-cap hit. Montreal did not retain any of his salary in … Read more

Snapshots: Kane, Bowman, Malkin

Snapshots: Kane, Bowman, Malkin

Forward Evander Kane is nothing if not the most polarizing and interesting free agent on the market this offseason. The 30-year-old power forward has had his fair share of off-ice controversies in his career, including a pending arbitration hearing that may award him back to the San Jose Sharks after the team terminated his contract … Read more

NHL trade, free agency buzz

NHL trade, free agency buzz

MONTREAL — The NHL’s general managers put on the eve of the 2022 NHL draft. What their meeting lacked in rules changes or policy news, it made up for with post-meeting news and buzz on trades, free agents and other league matters. Here’s a glimpse at what was said, and heard, in Montreal on Wednesday, … Read more

Malkin, Letang future with Penguins should be clear soon, president says

Malkin, Letang future with Penguins should be clear soon, president says

The future of Evgeny Malkin and Kris Letang with the Pittsburgh Penguins should be clear soon, president of hockey operations Brian Burke said. “We should know, I’m guessing in the next little bit with both players,” Burke told “The Jeff Marek Show” Tuesday. “We’ve made determined efforts to meet with and to sign Kris Letang. … Read more

2022 NHL Draft: What is each team’s biggest need?

2022 NHL Draft: What is each team’s biggest need?

Today we look at each NHL team’s biggest need going into the 2022 NHL Draft. Biggest need, in this context, doesn’t mean the immediate need on the big club’s roster. This is not about filling needs for the 2022-23 NHL season. The purpose of this from an NHL Draft perspective is to examine a club’s … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup playoffs – How the Conn Smythe Trophy will be won

2022 Stanley Cup playoffs – How the Conn Smythe Trophy will be won

Have we ever discussed how the Conn Smythe Trophy might be the NHL’s weirdest award? Let’s start with the hardware itself. In 1964, the trophy was donated to the NHL by Maple Leaf Gardens, to be awarded to the Stanley Cup playoffs MVP and as a bauble to honor Hockey Hall of Fame-inducted builder Conn … Read more

Rangers, Penguins recovering for Game 2 after 3OT thriller

Rangers, Penguins recovering for Game 2 after 3OT thriller

GREENBURGH, NY — The New York Rangers stayed off the ice Wednesday, recovering after losing the longest game ever played at the current Madison Square Garden, 4-3 in triple overtime to the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference First Round on Tuesday. Their page was turned. “Move on, get ready for the … Read more