NHL Player News

  • Kings' Andy Andreoff: Staying put in Los Angeles

    Andreoff signed a two-year, $1.355 million contract Saturday, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.

    The 26-year-old center was unable to find the back of the net this season and only tacked on two helpers, so it isn't a surprise that he was barely offered more than the minimum to keep him around two more years. Andreoff did post 70 hits in 36 games, His career faceoff percentage of 52 percent does help his value in the long term, but don't expect any true fantasy potential this season.

  • Ben Chiarot D | WPG

    Jets' Ben Chiarot: Inks new contract

    Chiarot agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Jets on Saturday worth an average annual value of $1.4 million.

    Chiarot isn't going to set any scoring records -- he tallied just 12 points in 2016-17 -- but he eats up valuable minutes on Winnipeg's blue line (15:19 per game), without giving up a lot of goals to opposing forwards (plus-2 rating). The 26-year-old will likely continue to serve as a third-pairing defenseman and could see more regular starts after appearing in just 59 outings this past season.

  • Flames' Travis Hamonic: Packs cowboy hat and heads west

    Hamonic has been traded to the Flames, reports Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada.

    Hamonic has long wanted to get closer to the West Coast and home, so this trade fulfills that wish. Hamonic will strengthen the Flames' blue line, which already has some big names. The asking price was two first-round picks, but the Flames dealt a first- and second-round pick in 2018, a second in 2019 or 2020, and a fourth-round pick in 2019 or 2020, according to Bob McKenzie of TSN.

  • Golden Knights' Keegan Kolesar: Trade sends him to 'The Strip'

    Kolesar was traded to the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for a second-round draft pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, reports Bob McKenzie of TSN.

    Kolesar is a 6-foot-2, 227 pound right winger who finished as the WHL's leading postseason scorer with 31 points in just 19 games. He's a clutch offensive performer in playoff hockey -- he's dominated there after delivering 121 points in 118 games in the regular season over the last two years. Kolesar's body is already pro-ready.

  • Blues' Oskar Sundqvist: Off to Missouri in trade

    Sundqvist was traded by Pittsburgh to the Blues on Friday night, Frank Seravalli of TSN reports.

    The Blues certainly had far more interest in moving up to pick No. 31 in the first round than they did in acquiring Sundqvist. The 23-year-old came over from Sweden two seasons ago as a quality prospect but he has struggled to make an impact at the NHL level. Sundqvist will be nothing more than a depth option for the Blues next year.

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    Penguins' Ryan Reaves: Traded to Penguins

    Reaves has been traded to the Penguins, Frank Seravalli of TSN reports.

    The Penguins wanted to add some toughness to their club and that is exactly what Reaves brings to the table. The hulking winger posted 13 points and 104 PIM for the Blues last season. Reaves offers virtually nothing offensively and he is only a fantasy option in leagues that highly value PIM and hits.

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    Flyers' Jori Lehtera: Traded to Flyers on Friday

    Lehtera was shipped to Philadelphia in a Friday trade, Frank Seravalli of TSN reports.

    Lehtera was left protected by the Blues in the expansion draft and he now finds himself on a new team. The 29-year-old's production has been heading in the wrong direction over the past three seasons. The Finnish forward posted a career-low 22 points in 64 games this past season for St. Louis. Things will probably get a bit better in Philadelphia, but he won't be worthy of a roster spot in most fantasy leagues. Lethera is signed for one more season at a cap hit of $4.7 million.

  • Blues' Brayden Schenn: Shipped to St. Louis on Friday

    Schenn has been traded to the Blues, Frank Seravalli of TSN reports.

    Schenn is coming off another solid season for the Flyers in which he posted 25 goals and 55 points in 79 games. While his minus-13 rating isn't anything to write home about, that was more the result of the Flyers being a poor hockey club than anything else. Expect the 25-year-old to occupy a top-six position for his new club and post similar numbers to what we have seen in Philadelphia over the past several seasons.

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    Ducks' Patrick Eaves: Inks three-year deal to stay in Anaheim

    Eaves (ankle) re-signed with the Ducks on a three-year contract.

    Eaves was sent to the Ducks in late February in exchange for a conditional second-round pick, and he turned his short stint with Anaheim into 11 goals and three assists over 20 regular season tilts and added another four points (two goals, two assists) in seven playoff games. He will earn approximately $3.15 million per season over the next three years and should still provide plenty of fantasy value with his current club.

  • T.J. Oshie RW | WAS

    Capitals' T.J. Oshie: Inks eight-year extension with Washington

    Oshie signed an eight-year, $46 million contract extension with the Capitals on Friday.

    There was a lot of speculation that the pending unrestricted free agent's days in Washington may be numbered, but instead Oshie could end up spending the rest of his career with the Capitals, as he'll be 38 when his massive eight-year extension expires. The American forward has been a solid offensive contributor while skating in a top-six role with the Caps over the past two seasons, amassing 59 goals and 48 assists over that span. He'll continue to be a fixture on Washington's top power-play unit for the foreseeable future, and he should be good for at least 55 points in 2017-18, making him a nice player to own in virtually all fantasy formats.