Latest Kris Letang News

Capitals overhaul roster most of any contender in the East

Jul. 22, 2022 17:00 PM EDT

Several hours into NHL free agency, the Washington Capitals had two new goaltenders and a replacement for the defenseman they lost to Seattle. They were far from done. They traded for winger Connor Brown, signed forwards Dylan Strome and Henrik Borgstrom and defenseman Gabriel...

Contenders re-sign key players at start of NHL free agency

Jul. 13, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

Recent Stanley Cup winners spent the first day of NHL free agency re-signing key players to long-term contracts. The reigning champion Colorado Avalanche brought back big defender Josh Manson and signed versatile winger Artturi Lehkonen. The team they beat in the final, the Tampa Bay...

Evgeni Malkin, Penguins agree to new 4-year deal

Jul. 12, 2022 23:52 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Evgeni Malkin is staying in Pittsburgh after all. The Penguins and the Russian star agreed to a four-year contract late Tuesday night worth $6.1 million annually. The deal was signed just hours before the three-time Stanley Cup-winning center was set to become a...

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...

Nichushkin staying put with Avs; Malkin set to leave Pens

Jul. 11, 2022 23:58 PM EDT

Forward Valeri Nichushkin is staying put with the Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche, while Evgeni Malkin’s tenure with the Pittsburgh Penguins may be over after 16 seasons. Malkin has decided to become a free agent rather than re-sign with the Penguins before the start of...

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...

Flurry of trades, signings expected before NHL free agency

Jul. 10, 2022 19:07 PM EDT

While Julien BriseBois knows exactly how confident he is about the possibility of re-signing playoff performer Ondrej Palat and veteran defenseman Jan Rutta, he's not saying. "Still working on that," the two-time Stanley Cup-winning general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning said....

Penguins re-sign Letang; Avalanche acquire goalie Georgiev

Jul. 07, 2022 23:57 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Joe Sakic didn’t want to make the call to Darcy Kuemper telling him the Colorado Avalanche were not bringing back their goaltender who was in net when they won the Stanley Cup. He also couldn’t afford to wait. The champs started a domino effect...

Wild GM Guerin says Kirill Kaprizov is fine, still in Russia

Jul. 06, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Minnesota Wild general manager Bill Guerin said Kirill Kaprizov remains in Russia and is doing well, denying a report the star winger returned to the U.S. and adding the team is trying to find out more about the situation. Russian newspaper Sport-Express reported...

Penguins GM: "in a perfect world" Malkin and Letang stay

May. 23, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Ron Hextall wants to find a way to have Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang stay with the club for the rest of their careers. “In a perfect world (Malkin) retires a Penguin," Hextall said Monday. “And I think Tanger's the same.”...