Giving Back

Barzal on Bear's skills camp: If I could spend a month there, I would

By: Chris Lomon

For the Indigenous youth, the hockey camp in Ochapowace First Nation affords them the chance to dream big. For Mathew Barzal, it’s a chance to make lifelong connections.

August 13, 2019

Ben Harpur Big Game a big success for Niagara youth

By: Chris Lomon

The Ben Harpur Big Game was the ideal way for Harpur to give back to his community.

August 1, 2019

Smashfest surpasses million-dollar mark in eighth year

By: NHLPA Staff

The NHLPA-supported Charity Ping-Pong Challenge, in the name of concussion and rare cancer research, hit new heights as Patrick Eaves earned a fifth straight title.

July 26, 2019

Smashfest eyes milestone mark in eighth year

By: Chris Lomon

Eight years. Two charities. One-of-a-kind. Smashfest is on the cusp of a very impressive milestone.

July 25, 2019

Toews leading by example

By: Chris Lomon

When it comes to his contributions on the ice, Jonathan Toews always leads by example. He's no different when he's making a difference to future generations.

July 17, 2019

Fellow players rally for Foligno, pediatric care

By: Chris Lomon

“I learned from my parents… you try to leave the world a better place than when you came into it.” Nick Foligno is doing precisely that.

July 15, 2019

Marner's passion inspires, gives back through off-ice assists

By: Chris Lomon

What’s changed about the Mitch Marner that Laura Stacey knew from their high school days? Not one thing.

July 9, 2019

Dominic Moore to host eighth annual Smashfest July 25

By: Media Release

The eighth annual Smashfest® Charity Ping-Pong Challenge hosted by Dominic Moore will take place Thursday, July 25 at Steam Whistle Brewing in Toronto.

July 4, 2019

Mental health, conservation causes at the heart of Ladd family efforts

By: Chris Lomon

There’s no question Andrew Ladd’s annual fishing charity event will make a big difference for two worthwhile charities. The only question mark? Seeing if he can convince a former teammate to get up close and personal with a sturgeon.

July 4, 2019

A little rain couldn't dampen Cam's Carnival

By: Chris Lomon

When you host a charity event, there are certain things that are far beyond your control. Just ask Cam and Natalie Atkinson.

June 20, 2019

Eller gives back to Danish roots through hockey scholarship

By: Chris Lomon

Over the past few years, Lars Eller has thought about how ways he could give back to his hometown.

May 14, 2019

NHL, NHLPA celebrate off-ice heroes during teacher appreciation week

By: NHL.com, William Douglas

The NHLPA and NHL are grateful for teachers and are proud to support them through our Future Goals STEM education program.

May 7, 2019

Larkin honoured to carry the torch for Lindsay

By: Chris Lomon

Dylan Larkin found himself at a loss for words when he saw one of the most influential hockey players to have ever skated in the NHL walk towards him.

April 25, 2019

Attitude, effort key to big-market expectations for Byron, Gardiner

By: Chris Lomon

Whether it’s from within or from others, NHLPA members Paul Byron and Jake Gardiner know all about dealing with the stresses of everyday demands.

April 2, 2019

Hockey families get creative in solving time, cost concerns

By: Canadian Press

NHLPA and NHL programs helping to provide equipment to youth organizations, helping to grow the game of hockey.

March 14, 2019

Travis Hamonic on supporting Indigenous youth

By: Chris Lomon

Travis Hamonic talks about the importance of making a difference in the lives of Indigenous young people through The Northern Project.

March 12, 2019

WATCH: Behind-the-scenes look at All-Star Hero experience

By: NHLPA Staff

Relive the heartwarming behind-the-scenes experiences of the All-Star Hero campaign winners at the 2019 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend.

March 6, 2019

Video captures Carey Price comforting young fan whose mother recently died

By: Canadian Press

Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price is being praised as a "class act" after he stopped rinkside to talk to a boy whose mother recently died of cancer.

March 1, 2019

Little fanfare, big heart: Hyman continues to humbly support SickKids

By: Chris Lomon

It was a grand gesture delivered in a most humble way. And just exactly what you would expect from Zach Hyman.

February 28, 2019

Nashville Predators' P.K. Subban sends video to teenager facing racial abuse

By: Canadian Press

Nashville Predators star defenceman P.K. Subban has reached out to a teenage hockey player facing racial abuse.

January 8, 2019