Here is the news that’s making headlines for Tuesday morning June 18, 2019.
Free agent defenseman Erik Karlsson will call San Jose home for the rest of his career as he and the Sharks agreed to a new eight-year deal worth $92 million and an AAV of $11.5 million on Monday. (TSN)
That is not the only major news from Monday as the Winnipeg Jets continue to shake up their team. Monday night the Jets traded RFA defenseman Jacob Trouba to the New York Rangers for defenseman Neal Pionk and the 20th overall pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. (Sportsnet)
After months of speculation, the Anaheim Ducks made it official as they promoted Dallas Eakins from the AHL and named him their new head coach. (Orange County Register)
Pittsburgh General Manager Jim Rutherford is not shy when it comes to making trades. As the draft draws near, a source close to Pittsburgh Hockey Now has the Penguins in win-now mode as the team is willing to part with their first-round draft pick. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
Don Sweeney met with the media on Monday to address the Bruins’ off-season personnel moves that lie ahead. One move he would love to make is to keep Torey Krug in Boston long term. He knows though, that won’t be easy. (Boston Hockey Now)
Hockey takes a toll on the body not only physically but mentally. Bruins forward David Pastrnak found out the hard way and wants to be mentally tougher come next season. (Boston Hockey Now)