Latest NHL Central Division News

Blackhawks acquire de Haan in trade with Hurricanes

Jun. 24, 2019 10:09 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks made another trade for a veteran defenseman on Monday, acquiring Calvin de Haan in a deal with the Carolina Hurricanes. The Blackhawks also received minor league forward Aleksi Saarela in exchange for defenseman Gustav Forsling and goaltender Anton Forsberg. Chicago...

Stars get Hartman from Flyers in trade for Pitlick

Jun. 24, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Stars have acquired right wing Ryan Hartman from the Philadelphia Flyers for center Tyler Pitlick. The trade was announced Monday, two days after the end of the NHL draft and a week before the start of free agency. Hartman had 12 goals and 14 assists while playing 83...

Blue Jackets at center of attention as NHL free agency looms

Jun. 24, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Where many express concern, Jarmo Kekäläinen says he sees only opportunity regarding the uncertain state of the Columbus roster a week before NHL free agency. To Kekäläinen, the fear of possibly losing stars such as Matt Duchene, Artemi Panarin and...

Minnesota Wild sign D Hunt to 2-year deal

Jun. 24, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Wild defenseman Brad Hunt has agreed to a two-year contract worth $1.4 million. Hunt had five points in 29 games with the Wild last season after coming over from Vegas in a midseason trade. The 30-year-old Hunt, a native of British Columbia who played at Bemidji State, has...

Subban excited with trade to Devils

Jun. 23, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — P.K. Subban wasn't exactly shocked Saturday when the six-time NHL defenseman was traded from the Nashville Predators to the New Jersey Devils. "I've been through the process before," Subban said in a conference call with the media Sunday. "There was a lot of talk after the season about...

Salary cap-related trades overshadow 2nd day of NHL draft

Jun. 22, 2019 10:01 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The traditional team-by-team roll call to open the second day of the NHL draft hadn't yet begun when the league's looming salary-cap crunch began overshadowing the final six rounds Saturday. Norris Trophy-winning defenseman P.K. Subban is off to New Jersey. Forward...

Devil of a deal: New Jersey lands P.K. Subban from Nashville

Jun. 22, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The revamp of the New Jersey Devils now includes one of the top defensemen in the NHL to go along with No. 1 overall draft pick Jack Hughes. The Devils made the biggest move of the second day of the NHL draft Saturday before any picks were made by acquiring All-Star P.K....

The Latest: J.T. Miller traded to Vancouver

Jun. 22, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Latest on the NHL draft (all times local): 11:15 a.m. The Vancouver Canucks have acquired center J.T. Miller in a trade with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Tampa Bay received journeyman minor-league goalie Marek Mazanec and two draft picks in the deal, including a...

Nashville Predators trade defenseman P.K. Subban to New Jersey Devils

Jun. 22, 2019 1:03 PM EDT
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Nashville Predators trade defenseman P.K. Subban to New Jersey Devils.

Shero has a Devil of an NHL draft decision: Hughes or Kakko

Jun. 20, 2019 7:58 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero doesn't mind keeping everyone waiting one more day before revealing whether he will select one of the two top projected prospects — American center Jack Hughes or Finland's Kaapo Kakko — with the first pick in the...