Latest Phil Kessel News

Penguins sign coach Mike Sullivan to 4-year extension

Jul. 5, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Sullivan is sticking around to see if he can get the Pittsburgh Penguins back to the Stanley Cup. The coach whose arrival in the winter of 2015 helped propel the Penguins to championships in 2016 and 2017 agreed to a four-contract extension on Friday that runs through the 2023-24...

Blue Jackets breakup, Aho offer sheet highlight free agency

Jul. 1, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

The much-anticipated breakup of the Columbus Blue Jackets' star-laden core came quickly. Once Artemi Panarin completed the exodus of talent leaving Columbus by signing with the New York Rangers a little over an hour into the NHL's free agent signing period Monday, the real intrigue began. The Montreal Canadiens...

Penguins sign versatile forward Tanev to 6-year deal

Jul. 1, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford began his team's longer-than-expected offseason by talking about the need for a culture change. Two months later, the process is finally underway. The Penguins opened free agency Monday by signing versatile forward Brandon Tanev to a six-year deal...

The Latest: New York Rangers land top free agent Panarin

Jul. 1, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

The Latest on NHL free agency (all times Eastern): 1:15 p.m. The New York Rangers have landed the biggest fish in free agency by agreeing to terms with winger Artemi Panarin. The team announced the contract with Panarin on Monday, about an hour after the market opened. The New York Islanders and Florida Panthers...

Penguins trade Kessel to Coyotes for Galchenyuk

Jun. 29, 2019 9:41 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes were one of the NHL's best defensive teams last season while just missing their first playoff appearance in six years. The biggest reason they came up short: Lack of scoring. The Coyotes took a step toward shoring up their long-standing scoring woes on Saturday,...

Follow the money: Salary cap could spawn NHL trade frenzy

Jun. 19, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

Matt Niskanen wasn't totally shocked when the Washington Capitals traded him to Philadelphia last week. One look at their salary cap picture explained it. "I know what kind of situation Washington was in, so I knew there was a possibility," he said. General managers say there is more trade chatter now than at any...