• Ex-NHLer Winchester Announces Retirement

    News: Brad Winchester announced his retirement from professional hockey Thursday on his personal Twitter account.
    Analysis: Brad Winchester, 34, appeared in 390 games at the NHL level, but had bounced around various minor-league affiliates the last three seasons. In seven NHL seasons with the Oilers, Stars, Blues, Ducks, and Sharks, the journeyman winger compiled 37 goals and 552 PIM while working primarily in bottom-six roles.
  • Blackhawks Deal AHL Player Winchester To Wild

    News: Brad Winchester was traded to the Wild on Wednesday for defenseman Brian Connelly, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
    Analysis: It's just a minor deal between two teams trading spare parts in their organization. Brad Winchester, 32, had 30 points in 52 games for AHL Rockford. He'll report to the Wild's AHL affiliate in Iowa.
  • Hawks Send Winchester To Rockford

    News: Brad Winchester cleared waivers and the Blackhawks assigned him to Rockford of the AHL on Wednesday, Chicago Tribune reports.
    Analysis: The 32-year-old veteran spent all of last season with Milwaukee of the AHL after four years in the NHL with the Blues, Ducks and Sharks. If there are any injuries with the Hawks, they could dip down to Rockford and pluck out Brad Winchester if they need experience.
  • Hawks Sign Winchester To One-Year Deal

    News: Brad Winchester signed a one-year contract with the Blackhawks on Wednesday, ESPN Chicago reports.
    Analysis: After playing at least 19 games at the NHL level every year from 2004-2012, Brad Winchester spent all of last season in the AHL, posting 27 points (9G, 18A) and 66 penalty minutes in 37 games for the Milwaukee Admirals. The now 32-year-old winger will begin a new chapter with the Blackhawks, his seventh different team, though Winchester figures to serve mostly as depth down at AHL Rockford.
  • Calgary's Winchester Released

    News: Brad Winchester was released from his professional tryout Thursday, the team's official Twitter account reports.
    Analysis: The Flames have a glut of forwards at the moment, and Brad Winchester just didn't fit into their future plans.
  • Sharks' Winchester Could See Ice

    News: Brad Winchester "took regular shifts" at practice Wednesday, TSN reports.
    Analysis: Brad Winchester and Michal Handzus appear to have moved ahead of T.J. Galiardi and Dominic Moore in the lineup.
  • Sharks' Winchester Scores After Lineup Change

    News: Brad Winchester scored his third goal of the season in the second period of San Jose's 5-2 win over Dallas on Thursday.
    Analysis: Brad Winchester came through in his first game playing with Joe Thornton, despite only getting 13:21 of playing time. As long as he's playing where he is the point production should be up.
  • Sharks' Winchester Moved To Top Line

    News: Brad Winchester will be joining teammates Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski on the top line, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
    Analysis: Brad Winchester only has four points on the season although his ability to plant himself in front of the opposing goalie could prove to be valuable to the top line. Look for both his point production and ice time to go up with this move.
  • Sharks' Winchester Scores First Goal

    News: Brad Winchester scored his first goal as a Shark Thursday night as the Sharks defeated the Red Wings 5-2.
    Analysis: It was the first points for San Jose's fourth line since opening night. Brad Winchester also contributed with an assist for his third point of the season.
  • Sharks Sign Winchester To One-Year Deal

    News: Brad Winchester was signed by the Sharks to a one-year contract Monday, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
    Analysis: He's expected to work on the Sharks' fourth line, so there won't be significant opportunity to contribute in most leagues. Brad Winchester has generated points in less than 18 percent of 323 career games at the NHL level, meaning his history of production doesn't bode well for his fantasy prospects.