Julio Cortez / AP Ottawa Senators right wing Mark Stone in action against the New Jersey Devils during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Newark, N.J. By Justin Emerson (contact) Published Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 | 11:53 a.m. Updated 1 hour ago VGK Trade Deadline 2019 The Golden Knights proved today they weren’t going to wait around and hope for the team to will itself back to the Stanley Cup Final. They went out and made the biggest trade of the day ahead of the noon deadline. The Golden Knights acquired Ottawa star winger Mark Stone minutes before the deadline in exchange for defensive prospect Erik Brannstrom, forward Oscar Lindberg and a 2020 second-round pick, according to reports. Stone told TSN he has agreed to an eight-year extension with the Golden Knights, with an average annual value of about $9 million. The deal cannot be made official until Friday, according to reports. And Vegas Coach Gerard Gallant said he didn’t know if … [Read more...] about Golden Knights get winger Mark Stone in trade
Ottawa Senators right wing Mark Stone (61) shoots against the Detroit Red Wings in the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Detroit. (Paul Sancya/AP) The Golden Knights acquired right wing Mark Stone from the Ottawa Senators in a blockbuster deal shortly before Monday’s trade deadline, according to multiple reports. In exchange for Stone, the Knights sent prospect Erik Brannstrom, forward Oscar Lindberg and a 2020 second-round draft pick to the Senators. Stone has 28 goals and 64 points in 58 games with the Senators. The 26-year-old is set to become an unrestricted free agent and is expected to sign a contract extension with the Knights. Stone said in an interview with ESPN that he was close to signing a contract extension with the Knights. More Golden Knights: Follow at reviewjournal.com/GoldenKnights and @HockeyinVegas on Twitter. This is a developing story. Check back for updates. … [Read more...] about Golden Knights acquire forward Mark Stone from Ottawa
Each passing day toward the NHL's Feb. 25 trade deadline provides a clearer indication that the New York Islanders are in need of an added offensive punch. There is no shortage of targets on the market with two of the most intriguing names coming out of Ottawa. The futures of forwards Matt Duchene and Mark Stone are still unclear with the Senators, the worst team in the NHL who does not own its first-round draft pick this year. While there have been talks of extensions, unrestricted free agency awaits this summer for both goal scorers. With the Senators not going anywhere anytime soon, dealing either Duchene or Stone could help replenish their assets for a future rebuild on the trade market. Both Senators are having career years — Duchene has 25 goals and 28 assists while Stone leads Ottawa with 26 goals and 31 assists — and are going to fetch a nice return even if they are just a rental. Appearing on NBC Sports Wednesday night, TSN's Bob McKenzie … [Read more...] about Islanders NHL trade rumors: Matt Duchene, Mark Stone to market?
Saturday February 9, 2019 07:23 PM Winnipeg native Mark Stone scored twice to help the Ottawa Senators beat the Jets 5-2 Written by The Associated Press OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Winnipeg native Mark Stone scored twice to help the Ottawa Senators beat the Jets 5-2 on Saturday. Matt Duchene, Ryan Dzingel and Zack Smith also scored, and Anders Nilsson made 44 saves. "That's a good team," Stone said. "They obviously pressed pretty hard in the third period and (Nilsson) had to make some big saves, but you expect that from a team like that. Overall, I thought we did a really good job of containing them." Bryan Little and Josh Morrissey scored Winnipeg, and Laurent Brossoit stopped 27 shots. "Obviously, I was fighting the puck a little bit," Brossoit said. "I didn't feel at my best. I thought the team played pretty well, a lot of end zone time and Nilsson played really well." The Jets have lost three straight for the first time this season. "Winnipeg's a really good team and a … [Read more...] about Mark Stone scores twice, Senators beat Jets 5-2
As a surprise to approximately everyone in the NHL world, the New York Islanders are in first place in the Metropolitan Division through 48 games and have the second-best mark in the Eastern Conference with 62 points. This was a team expected to wallow near the bottom of the East after the loss of John Tavares while bringing on no significant upgrades for a defense that was the worst the NHL had seen in a decade. But Lou Lamoriello and head coach Barry Trotz have brought a winning culture to Brooklyn and Long Island as the Islanders have the best goaltending duo in the league along with the top defense as they've allowed an NHL-low 119 goals. It's a rock-solid foundation for a team that has been the hottest in hockey over the past month. They have won 15 of their last 18 games, including five-in-a-row that most recently featured a 3-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks. It was the Islanders' second-straight shutout and just the fourth time in franchise history they … [Read more...] about Islanders NHL trade rumors: Vladimir Tarasenko, Artemi Panarin, Mark Stone