giving back

Patrik Laine Gives Young Fan A Belated Birthday Visit

By: Catherine Faas

After receiving a party invitation from young Lucas Bydak by way of Twitter, Laine made sure he made a belated birthday visit as soon as he could.

January 16, 2017

Sidney Crosby Surprises Cancer Patient At Morning Skate

By: Catherine Faas

24-year-old Grant Chupinka thought he was getting a Penguins jersey, but ended up getting so much more.

December 8, 2016

Connor McDavid Visits Terminally Ill Super Fan

By: Catherine Faas

The Edmonton Oilers captain helped 10-year-old Rheanna Trepanier cross an item off her bucket list ahead of the holiday season.

November 30, 2016

Max Domi Teams Up To Tackle Type-1 Diabetes

By: Catherine Faas

Max Domi and Contour Next team up to conquer type-1 diabetes.

November 16, 2016


By: NHLPA Staff

Proceeds from NHLPA-supported auction will go to the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research & the Gord Downie Secret Path Fund for Truth and Reconciliation.

October 18, 2016

Smashfest V Revisited

By: NHLPA Staff

Dominic Moore hosted fifth annual event with the NHLPA where important funds and awareness for concussion and rare cancer research were raised, and a ping-pong champion was crowned.

August 20, 2016

Wayne Simmonds: Making Hockey Dreams Come True

By: Chris Lomon

Wayne Simmonds doesn’t need the NHL season to be a difference maker. Just ask anyone who has ever been to his annual summer charity event.

July 12, 2016

Nurse Lending A Helping Hand

By: Chris Lomon

Darnell Nurse just one of many Players who will join fellow NHLPA members in charitable endeavors over the course of the summer of 2016

July 4, 2016

Visa and Movember put ‘Mo fun’ in unique fundraising campaign

By: NHLPA Staff

Digital campaign puts fundraisers in the game with NHL players; Visa will donate $10 for donations made with Visa Checkout.

October 29, 2015

NHLPA Presents Charity Fashion Show

By: NHLPA Staff

The NHLPA will present a unique evening of style and philanthropy with the NHLPA Charity Fashion Show. The event will benefit the Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation and five local charities.

October 22, 2015

NHLPA Community Celebration Visits Kalamalka Beach

By: Catherine Faas

The 2015 NHLPA Summer Classic wrapped up Friday, July 10th with a Community Celebration featuring NHL players at Kalamalka Beach to benefit Vernon Jubilee Hospital and local grassroots hockey programs.

July 10, 2015

A Charitable Day at Predator Ridge

By: Catherine Faas

The 2015 NHLPA Golf Classic kicked off Thursday, July 9th at the iconic Predator Ridge resort in beautiful Vernon, British Columbia.

July 10, 2015

NHLPA Summer Classic Preview

By: Catherine Faas

We’re taking our annual charity golf tournament to Predator Ridge in British Columbia and topping it off with a community celebration at Kalamalka Beach.

July 3, 2015

P.K. Subban Surprises Kids, Joins Road Hockey Game in Westmount, QC

By: Catherine Faas

On his way home from a restaurant in Westmount, QC, on Sunday evening, P.K. Subban noticed a group of young kids playing a game of road hockey.

June 8, 2015

G&D 15 Tour Visits Montreal

By: Catherine Faas

On Friday, NHLPA Goals & Dreams celebrated the sixth stop on its 15th anniversary tour in Montreal, QC, celebrating 15 years of giving back to grassroots hockey.

March 21, 2015


By: NHLPA Staff

Let the voting begin! Future of hockey being rebuilt with $400,000 for arena upgrades.

March 16, 2015

Kraft Hockeyville is back, helping communities rebuild the future of hockey

By: NHLPA Staff

Annual program returns to improve Canadian arenas with $400,000 in prizing.

January 11, 2015

G&D 15 Tour Visits Toronto

By: Catherine Faas

On Tuesday, NHLPA Goals & Dreams celebrated the fourth stop on its 15th anniversary tour in Toronto at the site of the old Maple Leaf Gardens.

January 7, 2015

Giving The Gift Of Hearing

By: Chris Lomon

David & Kelly Backes traveled to Kenya this past summer with Starkey Hearing Foundation to help bring the gift of hearing to people in the African country

December 22, 2014

G&D 15 Tour Visits Vancouver

By: Catherine Faas

On Thursday, NHLPA Goals & Dreams celebrated the third stop on its 15th Anniversary tour in Vancouver with the Sedin Family Foundation and KidSport BC.

December 20, 2014