Latest Johnny Gaudreau News

Tkachuk gets to Florida, says trade left him 'very ecstatic'

Jul. 24, 2022 18:58 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Only a couple days after being traded, Matthew Tkachuk already feels at home in Florida. The newly acquired Florida forward’s parents are building a home about an hour from where the Panthers play their home games. He has familiarity with the Panthers, is...

Panthers get Tkachuk from Flames for Huberdeau, Weegar

Jul. 23, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Matthew Tkachuk and Jonathan Huberdeau had the best years of their career this past season. And now they're changing places in an NHL blockbuster. Tkachuk was traded to the Florida Panthers on Friday night, with Huberdeau part of the haul that is...

Blue Jackets re-sign Laine, trade Bjorkstrand to Kraken

Jul. 22, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

Patrik Laine signed a long-term deal to stay with the Columbus Blue Jackets, completing the final major item on their checklist to cap off a successful offseason. The winger re-signed Friday for four years and $34.8 million, a contract that carries an $8.7 million salary cap hit...

Devils thrilled to add Palat after missing out on Gaudreau

Jul. 15, 2022 14:28 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — While thrilled to have signed two-time Stanley Cup champion Ondrej Palat in free agency, Devils general manager Tom Fitzgerald briefly felt star attraction Johnny Gaudreau would be returning to New Jersey. It didn't work out that way. “Johnny Hockey” chose...

NHL free agency: Devils sign Palat, Capitals add Strome

Jul. 14, 2022 18:57 PM EDT

A day after the New Jersey Devils missed out on the top prize in NHL free agency, they landed two-time Stanley Cup champion Ondrej Palat on Thursday. The Washington Capitals, meanwhile, continued their busy offseason by signing former Chicago Blackhawks forward Dylan Strome. ...

Analysis: Cap management define 2022 NHL free agency

Jul. 14, 2022 16:26 PM EDT

Neither Nazem Kadri, Johnny Gaudreau nor John Klingberg could sign with the Flyers even if they had their sights set on Philadelphia. Before any of the top NHL free agents had agreed to a deal this week, general manager Chuck Fletcher declared the Flyers out of contention for all of...

NHL free agency: Johnny Gaudreau makes Blue Jackets a winner

Jul. 14, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

Judging success and failure in NHL free agency just hours after the market opened can be tricky, looking into the future to predict which moves will pan out — or not. Looking back at the slew of signings on Wednesday, it seems relatively easy to identify at least one winner and a...

Blue Jackets sign top NHL free-agent, "Johnny Hockey"

Jul. 13, 2022 20:48 PM EDT

A hectic start to the NHL’s free-agency period Wednesday closed with the Columbus Blue Jackets landing the highest-profile player: "Johnny Hockey.” Johnny Gaudreau cashed in on a career season by signing a $68.25 million, seven-year contract with Columbus in the Blue Jackets’...

Gaudreau leaving Flames, joins deep NHL free agent class

Jul. 12, 2022 23:48 PM EDT

While Evgeni Malkin is returning to Pittsburgh, Johnny Hockey is testing the free agent market. Join the club. It’s a good one. On the eve of free agency, Malkin re-signed with the Penguins on a $24.4 million, four-year contract, and MVP candidate Johnny Gaudreau...

Gaudreau, Kadri among players to watch in NHL free agency

Jul. 11, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

The top players expected to be available in NHL free agency include an MVP candidate who might have the chance to go home and a veteran who flipped his old playoff script to become a Stanley Cup champion. Each had a career year at the perfect time. Calgary Flames...