Goals & Dreams

Reaves answers call for local youth through NHLPA G&D

By: Chris Lomon

Ryan Reaves doesn’t need to be wearing his No. 75 Vegas Golden Knights sweater to be a difference-maker.

May 8, 2020

Younger players taking NHLPA G&D to new heights amid 20th anniversary

By: David Morassutti

After getting into their hockey equipment, participants of the Toronto Police Service hockey program were asked to gather in front of a door at John Booth Arena for a little surprise.

April 16, 2020

Players surprise local youth at hockey practice

By: NHLPA Staff

First came the equipment, then came an unforgettable day.

February 21, 2020

Catching up with Mici: A donation that fueled a future captain's dream

By: Chris Lomon

The year was 2009, and Mirzet Hodzic was the recipient of an NHLPA G&D donation. Ten years later, he’s the captain of the Bosnia and Herzegovina men’s national team.

February 13, 2020

Marner, NHLPA Goals & Dreams further youth hockey

By: David Morassutti

Considering everything the game has provided him, Mitch Marner never took playing hockey for granted.

February 9, 2020

McDonagh, NHLPA G&D give back to future State of Hockey generation

By: Chris Lomon

When it comes to helping grow the game of hockey in Minnesota, Ryan McDonagh is definitely all in.

January 28, 2020

Equipment got kids on the ice, players got them out of their shells

By: Chris Lomon

To the casual observer, it would appear to have been nothing more than a group of young people meeting their hockey idols. It was much more meaningful.

December 10, 2019

NHLPA Goals & Dreams | Impact in India

By: Chris Lomon

It was a hockey match made in heaven – one of game’s most impactful grassroots programs and one of hockey’s all-time greats.

December 3, 2019

NHLPA Goals & Dreams celebrates 20th anniversary

By: NHLPA Media Release

The NHLPA officially commemorates 20 years of NHLPA Goals & Dreams (G&D) helping children play the game of hockey.

November 19, 2019

Jake Allen honours New Brunswick roots

By: Chris Lomon

Whether it’s on his goalie masks or through his charity work, Jake Allen is proud to share his love for New Brunswick.

September 19, 2019

Phaneuf nets NHLPA G&D hat trick

By: Chris Lomon

When it comes to helping make hockey goals and dreams a reality, Dion Phaneuf, along with an assist from the NHLPA and its players, has the magic touch.

August 28, 2019

Canadiens and Panthers to face off at 2019 Kraft Hockeyville Canada

By: NHLPA/NHL/Kraft media release

Renous, New Brunswick will host an NHL preseason game on September 18, 2019.

April 17, 2019

Kraft Hockeyville USA 2019 to feature Detroit Red Wings and St. Louis Blues

By: NHLPA/NHL/Kraft media release

Calumet, Michigan will host an NHL preseason game on September 26, 2019.

April 16, 2019

Calumet, Michigan Named Kraft Hockeyville USA 2019

By: NHLPA/NHL/Kraft media release

Community wins $150,000 in arena upgrades and will have an opportunity to host an NHL® Pre-Season Game

March 31, 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

Your All-Star Hero: Sgt. Richard Silva

By: NHLPA Staff

Sergeant Richard Silva’s story was admittedly moving for Brent Burns, NHLPA member and defenceman for the San Jose Sharks – who takes every opportunity to show respect and give back to the military.

January 23, 2019

Your All-Star Hero: Lt. Col. Janisch

By: NHLPA Staff

A special Christmas present for the Janisch patriarch wasn’t under the tree. He didn’t know what his wife, Ann, had a surprise announcement from Matt Hendricks all cued up.

January 23, 2019

Your All-Star Hero: MCpl. Giza

By: NHLPA Staff

“No way,” said Giza when NHLPA member and player ambassador, Jake Gardiner, introduced himself and the campaign to the veteran via a surprise phone call. “I didn’t even know I was nominated!”

January 23, 2019

Your All-Star Hero: Sgt. Brewer

By: NHLPA Staff

The tradition of sport bonding parents and their children creates a timeless bond, and NHLPA player ambassador Vinni Lettieri was thrilled to be a part of relaying some very good news to a special father and son duo.

January 23, 2019

UHL, NHLPA announce All-Star Hero campaign winners

By: NHLPA Media Release

The UHL and NHLPA have announced the winners of the All-Star Hero campaign, which recognizes military personnel and their families for their services through the players’ NHLPA Goals & Dreams fund.

January 23, 2019