Latest Jan Rutta News

Old Pens or Pens of old? Pittsburgh opts to run it back

Sep. 27, 2022 14:24 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby doesn't remember worrying about his age when he was 18. He's not about to do it now that he's nearly double that. So what if the 35-year-old Pittsburgh Penguins captain has been in the NHL nearly half his life? His legs are fresh. His mind too. Same...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Lightning clear cap space by trading McDonagh to Predators

Jul. 03, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

Julien BriseBois wanted to explain his plan to Ryan McDonagh in person, laying out exactly why he was asking the veteran defenseman to waive his no-trade clause. After one of the most difficult conversations in his tenure as general manager, BriseBois made perhaps his toughest move...

Lightning retain Nick Paul with 7-year, $22 million contract

Jul. 01, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning have accomplished one of their top offseason priorities, retaining forward Nick Paul with a seven-year contract worth just over $22 million. General manager Julien BriseBois announced deal Friday, three days after saying the club was...