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.
At the age of three, Kyle Connor was already flashing his hockey skills in front of a crowd. Well, sort of.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
For Ben Hutton, having Elias Pettersson as a teammate is music to his ears. Literally.
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.
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.
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.
For Zemgus Girgensons, it really is the most wonderful time of the year.
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.
There was one particular Christmas present Chris Tanev pined for when he was 12.
Consider them Santa’s little helpers, the ones who are quick to gift-wrap perfect passes for their teammates.
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.
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.
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.
GM and vice president of Horvat's former London Knights, Mark Hunter points to underrated elements of the young Vancouver Canucks forward's game.
It turns out Leon Draisaitl’s popularity amongst his teammates extends far beyond what he does on the ice.
He’s played a leading role for the Edmonton Oilers this season, earning rave reviews for both his offensive performance and defensive prowess.