Category: Player Features

Can You or Can't You | Part II

By: NHLPA Staff

Which Ted Lindsay Award recipient can’t whistle, and which captain gets creative in the kitchen by throwing the recipes out the window?

3 days ago

Caption this | Part II

By: NHLPA Staff

Turns out Marty Turco is the original NHL cat guy, and according to Jamie Benn, Evgeni Malkin can probably talk to dolphins.

3 days ago

Hayes: It's never too early to get checked

By: Chris Lomon

Hope. It’s the one message Jimmy Hayes constantly conveys to anyone he meets whose lives are affected by cancer.

3 days ago

Boyles a family of fighters

By: Tim Wharnsby

Brian Boyle understandably becomes emotional when queried about what the past three weeks have been like for him.

4 days ago

Dad's business taught McCabe value of a dollar

By: Chris Lomon

There was a point in time when Jake McCabe would find himself on the receiving end of mini stick hockey’s version of a game misconduct.

5 days ago

LA Kings goalie Jack Campbell out 4-6 weeks with knee injury

By: Canadian Press

Los Angeles Kings goalie Jack Campbell will be out for at least a month after surgery to repair a meniscus tear in his knee, dealing another blow Monday to the NHL's last-place team.

6 days ago

Game changers headline HHOF 2018

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Former players Martin Brodeur, Martin St. Louis, and Willie O'Ree get their call to the hall alongside Gary Bettman, Jayna Hefford, and Alexander Yakushev.

November 9, 2018

Can You or Can't You | Part I

By: NHLPA Staff

Check out the debut episode of this seven-part series featuring over a dozen players being quizzed about their everyday – and not-so-everyday – off-ice skills!

November 9, 2018

MacKenzie touching, helping change lives through NOFCC

By: Chris Lomon

Derek MacKenzie has never believed in giving up. Through his work with Northern Ontario Families of Children with Cancer (NOFCC), he found out he’s not the only one. 

November 8, 2018

1,000 NHL games later, Spezza committed to change

By: Tim Wharnsby

Jason Spezza has been in a reflective mood lately. Playing in your 1,000 career game will do that to you.

November 7, 2018

Phaneuf closing in on 1,000th NHL game

By: Chris Lomon

Brent Sutter remembers two distinct reactions after the Red Deer Rebels selected Dion Phaneuf in the third round of the Western Hockey League Bantam Draft.

November 6, 2018

Caption This | Part I

By: NHLPA Staff

Some regrettable hair styles and vintage ‘90s looks make the cut as players weigh in to caption these throwback photos of current and former NHL'ers!

November 1, 2018

12 years later, Kathy Kessel recalls son's promise

By: Chris Lomon

Kathy Kessel walked towards her son’s car at Logan International Airport. She found herself at a loss for words. What Phil said brought a tear to her eye and a smile to her face.

November 1, 2018

Jankowski's nostalgic connection to Calgary

By: Tim Wharnsby

A year ago, as a rookie, Calgary Flames forward Mark Jankowski made a nostalgic trip to the Stampede Corral.

October 31, 2018

Heading Home | 2018 NHL Global Series

By: Ryan Parker

Aleksander Barkov and Patrik Laine headline the 2018 NHL Global Series games in Helsinki, Finland.

October 30, 2018

McDonagh ditches nickname, but collegiate reputation sticks

By: Chris Lomon

What do you get when you rack up a trio of trips to the sin bin in your first U.S. collegiate hockey game? For Ryan McDonagh, it was a sheepish look and a new nickname.

October 29, 2018

Devils' Boyle plays in 700th game, says cancer in remission

By: Canadian Press

New Jersey Devils forward Brian Boyle has played in his 700th NHL game.

October 25, 2018

Aho representing Finland well

By: Chris Lomon

As a coach with Finnish Elite League club Kärpät, Mikko Manner often marveled at how Sebastian Aho handled himself on and off the ice. That hasn’t changed one bit.

October 24, 2018

Alzner: It was the first time I was happy to see a team that I wasn’t on, win

By: Tim Wharnsby

History tells us that players will not closely follow the proceedings of the Stanley Cup playoffs if he doesn’t make the postseason or his team has been eliminated.

October 23, 2018

Suter family leaves American mark on NHL blueline

By: Chris Lomon

After joining his Uncle Gary as one of 11 U.S.-born defenceman to score 500 points, Ryan Suter will soon join him on a list of players who have skated in 1,000 NHL games.

October 23, 2018