Category: Player Features

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

Wagner scores one twice for Grandpa Jimbo

By: Tim Wharnsby

The New Year has ushered in some emotional and eventful times for Boston Bruins rugged fourth-line forward Chris Wagner.

3 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

Longtime NHL winger Rick Nash retires because of concussion symptoms

By: Canadian Press

Rick Nash has announced his retirement from hockey after suffering a concussion last March.

January 11, 2019

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

Spurgeon standing tall on Wild's blueline

By: Tim Wharnsby

Pardon the pun, but the list of players in the NHL this season under 170 pounds is short. The list of defencemen is even shorter.

January 9, 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

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

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

With latest milestone in hand, Brouwer eyes postseason with Panthers

By: Tim Wharnsby

Troy Brouwer chalks it up to timing for his NHL chance, but it's postseason prowess that's helped him get to 800 regular-season games.

January 2, 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

Penguins re-sign Jake Guentzel to 5-year, $30M extension

By: Canadian Press

The Pittsburgh Penguins re-signed forward Jake Guentzel to a five-year, $30 million contract extension Thursday.

December 27, 2018

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

Caption This | Part V

By: NHLPA Staff

Life before and after the NHL make the cut as the players look back at Jonathan Toews in his university days, and Dominik Hasek in a photo shoot with soccer star Petr Cech.

December 27, 2018

Golden memory shines bright for Ennis

By: Tim Wharnsby

Even though his world junior golden moment happened a decade ago, Tyler Ennis vividly remembers the drama that played out as if it was yesterday.

December 26, 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

Matthews, Marner reflect on 'The Nutcracker' cameo: 'It was nerve-wracking'

By: Canadian Press

Auston Matthews isn't one to get nervous.

December 20, 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

Christmas came early for Eaves family

By: Tim Wharnsby

Beth and Mike Eaves were brought to tears recently when their son presented them with a framed bachelor of arts diploma.

December 19, 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