Toronto - Jul. 2, 2015: In the last week the Toronto Maple Leafs' rebuild officially began. The Leafs drafted Mitch Marner, & signed a few depth free agents. However the most important aspect to the rebuild is the fact that they traded Phil Kessel to Pittsburgh. Do Dion Phaneuf, Tyler Bozak and Joffrey Lupul all face similar fates? What can be expected of the Leafs' now that they have lost their top goal scorer? FULL STORY
Calgary - Jun. 26, 2015: The Calgary Flames acquired defenseman Dougie Hamilton from the Boston Bruins on Friday in exchange for a first-round pick and two second-round picks in the 2015 NHL Draft.
The Bruins will receive the Nos. 15, 45 and 52 draft picks for Hamilton, who turned 22 on June 17 and comes off a season in which he set career highs with 10 goals and 42 points in 72 games. He is set to become a restricted free agent on July 1. FULL STORY
Windsor - Jun. 25, 2015: Windsor Spitfires General Manager Warren Rychel is pleased to announce the club has reached an agreement on a standard OHL player agreement and education package with forward
Gabriel Vilardi. The 15-year-old native of Kingston was the club's first round pick, 2nd overall, in the 2015 OHL
Priority Selection back in April. FULL STORY
Windsor - Jun. 24, 2015: At a news conference in Oshawa this morning, owner Rocco Tullio introduced Spitfires Associate Coach Bob Jones as the new head coach of the Oshawa Generals.
Jones replaces another former Spitfires coach, DJ Smith, who was hired as an assistant coach
with the Toronto Maple Leafs last week. FULL STORY
Burlington - Jun. 22, 2015: At this point, the only concerns about Mitch Marner are his size and the concussion he suffered at the end of the year. His late season injury seems to have raised some questions about his durability, given his tenacious style of play. Let me remind people. This is a guy who has missed only 9 games the last two years, and some of those were not from injury. FULL STORY
Burlington - Jun. 20, 2015: Matt Spencer - Defence - Peterborough Petes
Originally talked about as the top defender available from the OHL this year, but several factors have caused Spencer to slip. Firstly, he didn't have a terrific year, which highlighted some current holes in his game. Secondly, some of the other defenders available from the 'O' had fantastic years and leapfrogged him.
Toronto - Jun. 19, 2015: The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired the rights to unsigned center Zach Hyman and a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft from the Florida Panthers on Friday in exchange for center Greg McKegg.
Oshawa - Jun. 19, 2015: Oshawa Generals General Manager and Vice-President Roger Hunt, announced today that the team has traded the rights of over age Bradley Latour to the Windsor Spitfires. The Generals will get the rights to Anthony Kotsovos and a draft pick, in return for the 1995 born forward.
Pittsburgh - Jun. 19, 2015: Forward Evgeni Malkin, who has been the subject of trade rumors, won't be leaving the Pittsburgh Penguins anytime soon, general manager Jim Rutherford said Wednesday.
"No, he's not available," Rutherford told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Burlington - Jun. 19, 2015: Hayden McCool - Forward - Windsor Spitfires
Came out gangbusters after the trade from Niagara to Windsor. Finally started using his size more effectively to get to the net and to track down loose pucks to set up scoring chances for his linemates. But as the season went on, he really seemed to wear down. In his final 18 games he went goalless. That type of production to close out the season probably cost him a chance to represent Canada at the Under 18's and it certainly dropped him a bit on my list.