Tag: olympics

Dennis Seidenberg proud of brother, Germany’s silver effort

By: Tim Wharnsby

Dennis Seidenberg was halfway around the world, but he was along for the ride when Germany shocked the hockey world by claiming silver at PyeongChang 2018.

March 6, 2018

Bettman: NHL "very comfortable" with decision to miss 2018 Olympics

By: Canadian Press

The NHL has no regrets about not sending its players to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, says commissioner Gary Bettman.

February 28, 2018

Kelly heading from Team Canada to the Ducks

By: Alan Adams

The age-old adage that a hockey team can take on the personality of its captain certainly applies to Chris Kelly, the 37-year-old veteran NHL forward who wore the ‘C’ for Team Canada at PyeongChang 2018.

February 26, 2018

Alina Mueller doing brother proud

By: Chris Lomon

Mirco Mueller’s one bit of advice to his sister Alina, who turned heads and dropped jaws with her top-shelf performance at the 2018 Winter Olympics, couldn’t be more perfect.

February 23, 2018

Raymond grateful for road that led to Olympic opportunity

By: Alan Adams

Mason Raymond likes to be forward thinking in his day-to-day approach to life rather than stare into rear-view mirror reflecting on what could have been.

February 22, 2018

Joel Lundqvist living out Olympic dream

By: Alan Adams

It has been a dozen years since a Lundqvist won an Olympic hockey gold medal, but the younger of the Swedish twins Henrik and Joel hopes to end the drought.

February 15, 2018

Brian Gionta on a golden mission

By: Alan Adams

Brian Gionta is on a mission – and he wants nothing more to mine gold at  PyeongChang 2018.

February 13, 2018

NHLPA Statement on NHL's 2018 Olympic Winter Games decision

By: NHLPA Staff

"The players are extraordinarily disappointed and adamantly disagree with the NHL's shortsighted decision to not continue our participation in the Olympics."

April 3, 2017

Hasek reminisces Czech golden moment

By: Tim Wharnsby

Dominik Hasek and the Czech Republic will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their own version of the Miracle on Ice a year from now. Hasek reminisces how he and his countrymen shocked the hockey world with a gold-medal victory in Nagano in 1998.

March 13, 2017

NHLPA rejects NHL’s offer of Olympics for CBA extension

By: Canadian Press

The NHLPA has formally rejected the league's proposal to allow players to participate in the 2018 Olympics in exchange for an extension to the current collective bargaining agreement.

December 2, 2016

van Riemsdyk ready to take his best shot at World Cup

By: Chris Lomon

For an athlete that knows a thing or two about hitting the target, it’s somewhat of a surprising answer that James van Riemsdyk gives when it comes to the Summer Olympics sport he’d be least successful at.

August 19, 2016

Backstrom, WADA, IOC & IIHF: Appeal Proceedings before CAS Conclude Today

By: NHLPA Staff

The following is a Joint Statement issued by Nicklas Backstrom, WADA, IOC and the IIHF

January 15, 2015

G&D15: A Paralympic Impact

By: NHLPA Staff

Ben Delaney is a direct example of how the Players’ Goals & Dreams program has impacted people in all areas of the game of hockey

December 29, 2014

A Sochi Silver Lining

By: NHLPA Staff

After a six-month wait, Nicklas Backstrom finally received his silver medal from the Sochi Olympics on Thursday.

August 28, 2014


By: NHLPA Staff

The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) released the following statements from Executive Director Don Fehr and Team Sweden forward Nicklas Backstrom regarding today’s decision by the IOC

March 14, 2014

Vlasic Has Gold, Sets Sights on Silver

By: Chris Lomon

After proudly representing Canada at the Olympics, Marc-Edouard Vlasic is now focused on Stanley Cup success in San Jose

February 28, 2014


By: Catherine Faas

In true Olympic spirit, a number of player and their families have come together to help take care of Russian stray dogs.

February 24, 2014


By: NHLPA Staff

Phil and Amanda Kessel make Winter Olympics history by competing as brother and sister in the same Olympic Games.

February 20, 2014

Players Thoughts On Competing At The Olympics

By: NHLPA Staff

Sidney Crosby, Ryan Getzlaf, Henrik Lundqvist, Ryan Kesler, and David Backes describe how it felt to represent their countries in past Olympic Games and how they're feeling heading into Sochi.

February 19, 2014

NHL Players Share Their Favourite Olympic Hockey Jerseys

By: NHLPA Staff

Matt Duchene, Ryan Kesler, Shea Weber, Ryan Getzlaf, Jimmy Howard, David Backes, and Patrick Sharp share their favourite Olympic jersey designs from past Olympic Games.

February 19, 2014