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First Line bringing important dialogue to NHL locker rooms

By: Scott Burnside

Strengthening mental health knowledge and player-to-player support, First Line is a program delivered by NHLPA consulting psychologist and former NHL player, Dr. Jay Harrison.


Veteran Tanev and emerging star Johnston share same Stanley Cup dream

By: Chris Lomon

Dallas Stars teammates Wyatt Johnston and Chris Tanev are at different points in their respective NHL careers, but the two continue to have the same goal in mind.

6 days ago

McDonagh’s offseason commences with earning university degree

By: Chris Lomon

Ryan McDonagh earns his degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and hopes to see some of his NHL peers follow his lead.

May 22, 2024

Stanley Cup playoffs averaging record 1.16 million viewers in the U.S. through first 2 rounds

By: Canadian Press

The conference semifinals, where all four series went at least six games, averaged 1.55 million, a 12% jump.

May 21, 2024

Lightning trade with Predators to bring veteran defenseman Ryan McDonagh back to Tampa Bay

By: Canadian Press

Ryan McDonagh is returning to Tampa Bay, hoping to help the Lightning win the Stanley Cup again after two seasons in Nashville.

May 21, 2024

Aleksander Barkov, the Panthers' reluctant star, leads without having to say much

By: Canadian Press

Here’s the list of Aleksander Barkov’s top highlights from the Florida-Boston series: the go-ahead goal that sparked a Game 2 victory, scoring a spectacular game-winning goal to cap a comeback in Game 4, then blocking a shot late in Game 6 to keep things tied about 90 seconds before the Panthers won the game and clinched the series.

May 19, 2024

Carolina Hurricanes re-sign coach Rod Brind'Amour and staff to multi-year deals

By: Canadian Press

The team announced the re-signings Sunday for Brind'Amour, assistants Jeff Daniels and Tim Gleason, goaltending coach Paul Schonfelder and video coach Chris Huffine.

May 19, 2024

Mike Sullivan to coach U.S. Men's Team in 2025 4 Nations Face-Off and 2026 Olympic Winter Games

By: Media Release

Sullivan to coach U.S. Men's Team in 2025 4 Nations Face-Off.

May 18, 2024

Craig Berube named head coach of Toronto Maple Leafs

By: Canadian Press

It will be up to the 58-year-old to deliver something the Original Six franchise hasn't experienced in more than a generation — sustained playoff success.

May 17, 2024

Spence embraces unique background in non-traditional path to NHL

By: Chris Lomon

Born in Australia and first introduced to hockey while growing up in Japan, Jordan Spence has embraced his non-traditional journey to the NHL.

May 16, 2024

Participation in the NHL's player assistance program is up this season. That may not be a bad thing

By: Canadian Press

Help is offered for anything from alcohol or drug abuse to mental health issues, sleeping problems or a gambling addiction.

May 15, 2024

Inspiring many along the way, Kylington finds gratitude through mental health journey

By: Chris Lomon

After missing nearly 20 months on the ice, Oliver Kylington’s vulnerability inspired many as a 2023-24 Masterton Trophy finalist.

May 14, 2024

Avalanche’s Nichushkin placed in stage 3 of NHL/NHLPA Player Assistance Program

By: NHL/NHLPA Media Release

Under the terms of the joint program, Valeri Nichushkin will be suspended without pay for a minimum of six months and then will be eligible to apply for reinstatement.

May 13, 2024

Opponents on the ice, athlete-mothers Coyne Schofield and Spooner share common bond

By: Chris Lomon

Kendall Coyne Schofield and Natalie Spooner may be PWHL opponents, but both players share a bond through the dual identity of an athlete-mother.

May 11, 2024

From ‘Miracle’ viewings to family ties, Team USA gears up for worlds

By: Chris Lomon

Alex Lyon, Luke Kunin, Brady Tkachuk and Zach Werenski are just a handful of the NHL players named to a star-studded Team USA roster at the IIHF World Championship.

May 9, 2024

2023-24 Ted Lindsay Award: Kucherov, MacKinnon, Matthews announced as finalists

By: NHLPA Media Release

Kucherov and Matthews are each seeking their second TLA, while MacKinnon is vying for his first award.

May 8, 2024

Senators name Travis Green as head coach, sign him to four-year deal

By: Canadian Press

Green takes over the NHL club from interim head coach Jacques Martin, who coached the team after D.J. Smith was fired on Dec. 18.

May 7, 2024

Bruins' defenseman Brandon Carlo's day: Wife gives birth in morning, he scores goal in evening

By: Canadian Press

The Boston defenseman wasn't with his team Monday morning for an excellent reason — his wife Mayson was giving birth to their son, their second child, around 3 a.m.

May 6, 2024

Winnipeg Jets coach Rick Bowness is retiring after 38 NHL seasons

By: Canadian Press

Bowness announced his retirement Monday after 38 NHL seasons, a well-respected career that included leading the Dallas Stars to the Stanley Cup Final in 2020 and more time spent behind the bench than anyone else in league history.

May 6, 2024

The Carolina Hurricanes missed Andrei Svechnikov in last year's NHL playoffs. He's back as 'a force'

By: Canadian Press

“I just want to go there and enjoy it,” Svechnikov said. “Obviously I had a tough time missing playoffs. I’m sure I would’ve helped a little bit. I’m just going there and enjoying my game and trying to give it my best shot there.”

May 3, 2024