Canadian Press

Connor McDavid wins Conn Smythe as playoff MVP despite Oilers losing Stanley Cup Final to Panthers

By: Canadian Press

McDavid, who was held without a point the final two games of the final, still led all playoff scorers with 42 points, five shy of the record of 47 set by Wayne Gretzky in 1985.

June 24, 2024

Sergei Bobrovsky's growth into a top goalie is complete: 'Bob' is now a Stanley Cup champion

By: Canadian Press

Sergei Bobrovsky went undrafted and had little fanfare when he signed his first NHL contract in May 2010. Long before he played his first game in North America a few months later, he stood out.

June 24, 2024

Top Cats: Panthers win their 1st Stanley Cup, top Oilers 2-1 in Game 7

By: Canadian Press

This time, they were on the right side of history — after avoiding what would have been a historic collapse.

June 24, 2024

Kings acquire goaltender Darcy Kuemper from Capitals for forward Pierre-Luc Dubois

By: Canadian Press

The Los Angeles Kings acquired goaltender Darcy Kuemper from the Washington Capitals for forward Pierre-Luc Dubois in a trade of high-priced, underachieving players on Wednesday.

June 19, 2024

Vancouver Canucks sign defenseman Filip Hronek to 8-year extension

By: Canadian Press

Hronek, 26, was set to become a restricted free agent at the end of June.

June 18, 2024

Florida Panthers, with help from NHL, push to grow hockey in Latino communities

By: Canadian Press

“The demographic makeup in Florida certainly expresses an interest that it’s extremely important to connect to the Latino community,” said Rob Knesaurek, the NHL’s senior vice president of community development and industry growth. “They’re deeply rooted in sports. Why wouldn’t they pick our sport?"

June 16, 2024

Oilers' McDavid breaks Gretzky's record for most assists in a single NHL postseason

By: Canadian Press

McDavid assisted on goals by Darnell Nurse, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Dylan Holloway to reach 32 this playoffs, keying the Edmonton Oilers' 8-1 rout of the Florida Panthers that kept them from being eliminated in a sweep.

June 15, 2024

Hurricanes reach 3-year, $9 million deal with defenseman Jalen Chatfield

By: Canadian Press

The team announced the deal Friday, with interim general manager Eric Tulsky pointing to Chatfield's speed and work ethic making him “an integral part” of the blue-liners.

June 14, 2024

Utah Hockey Club will be the name of the NHL team in Salt Lake City for its inaugural season

By: Canadian Press

Utah Hockey Club will be the name of the NHL team playing its games in Salt Lake City beginning this fall, with a long-term identity still to come.

June 13, 2024

Rangers re-sign winger Kaapo Kakko to a $2.4 million contract for next season

By: Canadian Press

He was a pending restricted free agent, and $2.4 million is the same amount as the qualifying offer New York would have needed to sign him for to retain his rights.

June 13, 2024

Blues name Alexander Steen as GM in waiting with plan to succeed Doug Armstrong in 2026

By: Canadian Press

Steen was named special assistant to GM Doug Armstrong, with the intent of taking over for him in 2026. The move also came with Armstrong getting a three-year extension as president of hockey operations through 2029.

June 13, 2024

The Stanley Cup Final in American Sign Language is a welcome addition for Deaf community

By: Canadian Press

The NHL became the first major sports league to offer play by play and analysis in ASL during a live broadcast last week when Florida hosted Edmonton in the Cup Final...

June 13, 2024

Stars' Jim Nill selected NHL's GM of the year

By: Canadian Press

GM of the year is the only award voted on during the playoffs, with the first two rounds considered.

June 10, 2024

All-access NHL show is coming from the makers of 'Formula 1: Drive to Survive'

By: Canadian Press

After getting players to buy into the project with Box to Box Films, the league is hoping for the same kind of popularity boost F1 got by bringing in a whole new set of fans who were previously unfamiliar with the sport.

June 6, 2024

Stanley Cup playoffs averaging record 1.16 million viewers in the U.S. through first 2 rounds

By: Canadian Press

The conference semifinals, where all four series went at least six games, averaged 1.55 million, a 12% jump.

May 21, 2024

Lightning trade with Predators to bring veteran defenseman Ryan McDonagh back to Tampa Bay

By: Canadian Press

Ryan McDonagh is returning to Tampa Bay, hoping to help the Lightning win the Stanley Cup again after two seasons in Nashville.

May 21, 2024

Aleksander Barkov, the Panthers' reluctant star, leads without having to say much

By: Canadian Press

Here’s the list of Aleksander Barkov’s top highlights from the Florida-Boston series: the go-ahead goal that sparked a Game 2 victory, scoring a spectacular game-winning goal to cap a comeback in Game 4, then blocking a shot late in Game 6 to keep things tied about 90 seconds before the Panthers won the game and clinched the series.

May 19, 2024

Carolina Hurricanes re-sign coach Rod Brind'Amour and staff to multi-year deals

By: Canadian Press

The team announced the re-signings Sunday for Brind'Amour, assistants Jeff Daniels and Tim Gleason, goaltending coach Paul Schonfelder and video coach Chris Huffine.

May 19, 2024

Craig Berube named head coach of Toronto Maple Leafs

By: Canadian Press

It will be up to the 58-year-old to deliver something the Original Six franchise hasn't experienced in more than a generation — sustained playoff success.

May 17, 2024

Participation in the NHL's player assistance program is up this season. That may not be a bad thing

By: Canadian Press

Help is offered for anything from alcohol or drug abuse to mental health issues, sleeping problems or a gambling addiction.

May 15, 2024