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Mathew Barzal Extension
Andy Doorty - Oct 4, 2022

The New York Islanders signed center Mathew Barzal to an 8-year contract extension worth $73.2 million. This contract carries him through the 2030-31 season. Barzal AAV is $9.15M — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) October 4, 2022 Islanders Extend Mathew Barzal The Islanders drafted Barzal as the 16th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. Over his six-year […]


Rasmus Sandin contract
Alex Metzger, Editor - Sep 29, 2022

The Toronto Maple Leafs have announced that they have re-signed Rasmus Sandin. Sandin was a restricted free agent. Now, the Leafs and Sandin will look to finally break through the first round. The Rasmus Sandin contract carries a $1.4 million AAV and spans two seasons. He will be due for a new contract after the […]

florida panthers spencer knight
Megan Kirby - Sep 27, 2022

This morning the Florida Panthers announced their extension with their current backup between the pipes, Spencer Knight. Per TSN’s Pierre LeBrun, the three-year contract is worth $4.5 million AAV and will keep Knight on the roster through the 2025-2026 season. Knight was originally selected by Florida in the first round (13th overall) in the 2019 […]

Brock Boeser Injury
Taylor Newby, Editor - Sep 26, 2022

As training camp gets underway, the unfortunate reality of hockey does too. Injuries can happen at any time and before the season begins is not ideal. The Vancouver Canucks are feeling that today as they announced forward Brock Boeser is injured and will miss the start of the season. Brock Boeser Injured; to Miss Beginning […]

2022-23 montreal canadiens
Aaron Itovitch - Sep 24, 2022

Welcome to our latest series here at Last Word on Hockey. The Puck Drop Preview series takes you through each team as the season is fast approaching. The preview will focus on the narratives surrounding the team ending last year, during the offseason, and heading into the 2021-22 season. Puck Drop Preview also focuses on what the […]

Keith Yandle Retires
Justin Caron - Sep 20, 2022

After a career spanning 16 seasons veteran defenceman Keith Yandle has announced his retirement. The veteran defenceman will be “taking his talents to South Beach and doing nothing” he made the announcement to his friends over at Spittin’ Chiclets. "I'm retiring from the game of hockey….Taking my talents to South Beach and doing nothing." Our […]

nathan mackinnon contract extension
Tommy Bennett - Sep 20, 2022

When you think of the best players in the league you think of Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews, and also Nathan MacKinnon. Nathan MacKinnon has signed a contract extension to remain with the Colorado Avalanche. MacKinnon signed an eight-year deal for $12.6 million per season, according to The Athletic’s Peter Baugh. The Nate Dog stays put […]

PK Subban retires
Tommy Bennett - Sep 20, 2022

All good things must come to an end and that includes hockey players. No fan likes to say goodbye to a player they love and enjoy watching growing up. Unfortunately for hockey fans, they’ve had to say goodbye to some legends recently with Henrik Lundqvist, Patrick Marleau, and Zdeno Chara. However, another star is hanging […]

Zdeno Chara retires
Tommy Bennett - Sep 20, 2022

All good things must come to an end. That includes the hockey world and seeing legendary players hang up their skates and walk away from the game. Defencemen Zdeno Chara has officially retired from playing in the NHL, finishing his career where it all began. The long time defencemen is the all-time leader in games […]

Megan Kirby - Sep 19, 2022

Earlier this month it was reported to USA Today’s, Vince Mercogliano that New York Rangers defencemen Nils Lundkvist was sitting out for Rangers training camp which is set to begin Sept 21st, 2022. The 22-year-old requested a trade and would sit tight in his home country of Sweden until a deal was done. With two […]

Sonny Milano PTO
Brian Finlayson - Sep 19, 2022

The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed free agent forward Sonny Milano to a Professional Tryout Offer (PTO). #Flames Roster Update: Forward Sonny Milano has been signed to a PTO. — Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) September 19, 2022 Milano Signs PTO with Flames Milano joins the Calgary Flames on a professional tryout after his […]

Justin Caron - Sep 19, 2022

Looking to bolster their depth and grit for the upcoming season the Philadelphia Flyers have signed veteran forward Antoine Roussel to a professional tryout. The perennial pest suited up for the Arizona Coyotes last season. Philadelphia Flyers Sign Antoine Roussel to PTO #NHLFlyers signed Antoine Roussel to a Pro Try-Out (PTO) agreement.https://t.co/AmbzxCEQMo — NHL News […]

Boston Bruins Star
Justin Caron - Sep 18, 2022

Boston Bruins superstar David Pastrnak has returned to Boston. With Bruins training camp kicking off this week, Pastrnak returns with some questions surrounding his future in Boston. It is no secret that the Bruins’ sniper becomes an unrestricted free agent after this season. Pastrnak met with Boston media Friday morning and answered some questions regarding […]

Winnipeg Jets captaincy
Justin Caron - Sep 16, 2022

There will be no captain piloting the Winnipeg Jets for the 2022-23 season. Earlier this morning, the club announced that Blake Wheeler would not be wearing the “C” immediately. The Winnipeg Jets captaincy change was announced this morning in a tweet by Winnipeg Jets PR. pic.twitter.com/VF7Uwrtefg — Winnipeg Jets PR (@WpgJetsPR) September 16, 2022 Winnipeg […]

sean durzi extension
Brian Finlayson - Sep 15, 2022

The Los Angeles Kings signed restricted free agent defenseman Sean Durzi to a two-year contract extension worth $3.4 million, or $1.7 million per season. This contract carries him through the 2023-24 season. DURZ! We have signed @seandurzi to a two-year extension 👇 — LA Kings (@LAKings) September 15, 2022 Durzi Re-Signs With Kings Following an […]

Tyler Motte new deal
Toni Schleemann - Sep 14, 2022

The Ottawa Senators have signed free agent and two-way forward  Tyler Motte to a one-year contract worth $1.35 million for the upcoming season. This contract carries him through the 2022-23 season. Senators have signed Tyler Motte. One year, $1.35M. — James Mirtle (@mirtle) September 14, 2022 New York Rangers Tyler Motte Finds New Team Over […]



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NHL Rumours
Matthew Mountjoy - Sep 14, 2022

The Pittsburgh Penguins are in the midst of a shuffle in order to try and stay in contention, before having to tear it all down. And they may be looking to make a move on defence, after acquiring Jeff Petry in a trade from the Montreal Canadiens not too long ago. NHL Rumours: Pittsburgh Penguins […]

NHL Rumours
Tommy Bennett - Sep 14, 2022

It is never too early to lock up key players on your team a year early. Look what the Colorado Avalanche did with star centre Nathan MacKinnon. The same thing could happen with Toronto Maple Leafs superstar Auston Matthews when he is eligible to begin negotiating. But one team has a key player that has […]

Islanders offence
Andy Doorty - Sep 14, 2022

The New York Islanders have a mediocre offence. Brock Nelson scored a team-leading 37 goals during the 2021-22 season, ranking 22nd in goals scored amongst all players. He did this while playing most of the year on the second line. Nelson stood as a lone bright spot for the offence last season. Top-line stars like […]

2022-23 St. Louis Blues
Oscar Elieff - Sep 14, 2022

Last Word On Hockey’s Puck Drop Previews are back for the 2022-23 season! As the regular season approaches, Last Word will preview each team’s current outlook and stories to watch for the upcoming year. We’ll also do our best to project how things will go for each team over the course of the campaign. Today, […]

detroit red wings prospect
Chris Giles - Sep 14, 2022

Detroit Red Wings top prospect Simon Edvinsson is looking impressive during his first three preseason games for Detroit. With only three preseason games remaining, the Detroit rookie defenseman has been improving by leaps and bounds. Only a week ago, during the annual Red/White game, fans and some Detroit media voiced their opinions that Edvinsson would […]

Travis Sanheim trade

It’s Monday and that means it’s time for another edition of NHL rumours. We’re just days away from the start of the regular season, but some teams might already be thinking about a deal. There are some contenders in the league, but a good number of teams that may struggle. One of those teams that […]

weber subban trade
Caleb Desjardins - Sep 14, 2022

Six years ago on June 29, 2016, the Montreal Canadiens and Nashville Predators completed a blockbuster trade that saw them swap franchise defenseman Shea Weber and P.K. Subban. Both players have had successful careers in their own right but it appears that their careers are ending. On Tuesday P.K. Subban decided to call it a […]

2022-23 Seattle Kraken
Brian Finlayson - Sep 14, 2022

Last Word On Hockey’s Puck Drop Previews are back for the 2022-23 season! As the regular season approaches, Last Word will preview each team’s current outlook and stories to watch for the upcoming year. We’ll also do our best to project how things will go for each team over the course of the campaign. Today, […]