Author: Chris Lomon

Presence, balance key for Nurse, Jankowski

By: Chris Lomon

The third of a five-part series highlighting the NHLPA's partnership with Kids Help Phone, members discuss the importance of balancing family and friends with a demanding career.

2 days ago

Special outdoor and indoor rinks gave Kyle Connor an early stage

By: Chris Lomon

At the age of three, Kyle Connor was already flashing his hockey skills in front of a crowd. Well, sort of.

4 days ago

My Top 5 | Mark Jankowski

By: Chris Lomon

When he’s not busy netting short-handed goals, Mark Jankowski can be found tuning in to watch some of his all time favourite big screen flicks.

4 days ago

From patience to personality, Hutton grateful for Mama and Papa Hutty

By: Chris Lomon

Ben Hutton’s initial introduction to skating was a trying time, to say the least. But thanks to his mother, he soon hit his best stride.

January 10, 2019

Hometown connection, indomitable spirit bond Dells, Ryan Straschnitzki

By: Chris Lomon

“He’s probably one of the nicest, fun-loving people I’ve ever met.” That’s what Aaron Dell wants the world to know about Ryan Straschnitzki.

January 8, 2019

My Top 5 | Jake Allen

By: Chris Lomon

As for what made his Top 5, the St. Louis netminder chose a pair of cat-related masks, one that featured a bird and two other eye-catching creations.

January 8, 2019

Hutton on Pettersson: I’m glad he’s on our side, let’s put it that way

By: Chris Lomon

For Ben Hutton, having Elias Pettersson as a teammate is music to his ears. Literally.

January 3, 2019

Bishop has size, but agility provides team opportunity

By: Chris Lomon

Ben Bishop wasted no time in impressing his coaching staff at Maine, even if he didn’t manage to get the ‘W’ in his first collegiate game.

January 1, 2019

My Top 5 | Jerry York on Brian Boyle

By: Chris Lomon

For Jerry York, the long-time NCAA bench boss, Boyle worked hard to make a lasting impact on and off the ice at Boston College.

January 1, 2019

Unassuming Gaudreau still wears his heart on his sleeve

By: Chris Lomon

Johnny Gaudreau’s former collegiate coach remembers him in two distinct ways: the unassuming kid off the ice and the game-changing talent on it.

December 27, 2018

Girgensons all about that Christmas cheer

By: Chris Lomon

For Zemgus Girgensons, it really is the most wonderful time of the year.

December 25, 2018

My Top 5 | Cam Atkinson

By: Chris Lomon

It’s a Christmas first for Columbus Blue Jackets forward Cam Atkinson and his wife Natalie, as the couple celebrates their first Holiday season with their son Declan.

December 25, 2018

Tanev's young Christmas wish a learning experience

By: Chris Lomon

There was one particular Christmas present Chris Tanev pined for when he was 12.

December 20, 2018

My Top 5 | assist leaders

By: Chris Lomon

Consider them Santa’s little helpers, the ones who are quick to gift-wrap perfect passes for their teammates.

December 18, 2018

Open-mindedness, passion guide Byron and Nurse

By: Chris Lomon

The second of a five-part series highlighting the NHLPA's partnership with Kids Help Phone, Paul Byron and Darnell Nurse talk about finding and following your passion.

December 18, 2018

Oleksiak recounts eye-opening Ecuador experience

By: Chris Lomon

Admittedly, Jamie Oleksiak can be a little bit of a Scrooge when it comes to doing certain odd jobs around his parents’ house. But he was definitely in the giving mood over four days in Ecuador.

December 13, 2018

My Top 5 | Josh Morrissey

By: Chris Lomon

Although he doesn’t know what he’ll find under his Christmas tree this year, Josh Morrissey has received plenty of memorable gifts from Santa over the years.

December 11, 2018

Longevity expected to follow Horvat

By: Chris Lomon

GM and vice president of Horvat's former London Knights, Mark Hunter points to underrated elements of the young Vancouver Canucks forward's game.

December 11, 2018

Draisaitl an elite player – and person too

By: Chris Lomon

It turns out Leon Draisaitl’s popularity amongst his teammates extends far beyond what he does on the ice.

December 6, 2018

My Top 5 | Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

By: Chris Lomon

He’s played a leading role for the Edmonton Oilers this season, earning rave reviews for both his offensive performance and defensive prowess.

December 4, 2018