From building springtime igloos in the backyard to helping out his dad with the family business at the auto shop, Jaccob Slavin talks growing up in Erie, Colorado.
When it comes to a certain part of his life outside of hockey, Zach Hyman does it by the book.
He won’t be going door-to-door himself looking for sweet and salty Halloween treats tonight, but veteran forward Radim Vrbata definitely knows which teammate he’d take along if he were to go out trick-or-treating.
It’s not only wrecking ball-type body checks and aggressive forechecking skills that define Chris Stewart.
When he’s not blocking shots or working the penalty kill, 33-year-old Nate Thompson enjoys the chance to catch the latest movie or watch his favourite television series.
Like everyone else on the Toronto Maple Leafs roster, Jake Gardiner was familiar with Patrick Marleau’s impressive hockey credentials long before he signed as a three-year contract with the team on July 2.
Dougie Hamilton is relishing the opportunity to play with Jaromir Jagr again after the 45-year-old forward and five-time NHL scoring champion recently inked a one-year deal with Calgary.
An alternate captain with the Vegas Golden Knights, defenceman Jason Garrison brings veteran leadership and a winning attitude to the NHL’s newest franchise. As for his favourite road cities to play in, Garrison’s list includes two Canadian cities and one spot where fans are quick to let opposing players know what’s on their mind.
He isn’t skating on the NHL stage any more, but Cody Hodgson’s passion for hockey – and sharing his affinity for it – has never been stronger.
Injury prevented him from suiting up for World Cup of Hockey 2016, but it didn’t derail the competitive fire in Radko Gudas. To say he was disappointed at not being able to play for his homeland would be an understatement. To say he’s happy it’s in the rear view mirror - ditto.
A late-round draft pick of the San Jose Sharks, Jason Demers, now with the Arizona Coyotes, has played in over 500 regular season NHL games. There have been more than a few memorable moments the former Quebec Major Junior League star has experienced, including a career first on November 15, 2009.
In the aftermath of the deal that brought Drouin, one of the game’s most dynamic offensive stars, to the Canadiens, Brendan Gallagher, in British Columbia at the time, reached out to the forward. The right winger was one of many players who did.
If you happen to be a fan of the Vegas Golden Knights, you’re going to like the messages Reilly Smith and Nate Schmidt have for you.
When your team needs to take advantage of a man advantage situation, these five players know how to give their respective team a lift by lighting the lamp.
Although he excelled at both hockey and golf during his school days, Alex Killorn knew exactly which sport gave him the best shot at a pro career.
Paul Byron’s NHL idol was one of the game’s fastest skaters, a player small in stature that used his breakaway speed to elude the opposition and create big-time scoring opportunities.
Which masked man managed to make the most saves? Hint: He appeared in 73 games and was just 54 saves shy of 2,000 on the season.
Playing against Brent Seabrook isn’t fun. Playing with the Chicago Blackhawks defenceman is. Brandon Saad knows all about that.
Great player. Great teammate. Great ambassador. Don’t expect any of it to change now that Roman Josi is the new captain of Nashville.
Who led the way in the category in 2016-17? Hint: This Ottawa forward bested his nearest rival by a baker’s dozen.