Author: Chris Lomon

Nugent-Hopkins leaving impact in community of Edmonton

By: Chris Lomon

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had two goals heading into his NHL rookie campaign seven years ago: contribute to team success and do whatever he could to contribute to the community.

3 days ago

Caps players share memories, tattoo, and a laugh at Vrana's expense

By: Chris Lomon

Getting your name etched on the Stanley Cup is no easy task. Getting that moment engraved on your body proved to be at least as tough for a couple of Washington Capitals players.

5 days ago

My Top 5 | Zach Hyman

By: Chris Lomon

When it comes to one of his biggest passions away from the rink, Toronto forward Zach Hyman does it by the book, so to speak.

5 days ago

Causes to benefit from annual tournament hit close to home for Ladd

By: Chris Lomon

The Ladd Foundation supports numerous causes, specifically focused on youth and the environment.

June 14, 2018

Gallagher gets as much as he gives back

By: Chris Lomon

Even in between tee shots and putts with his buddies, Brendan Gallagher was only too happy to take a break and talk about the impact charity work has had on his life.

June 12, 2018

Capitals win first Stanley cup as Ovechkin nets Conn Smythe

By: Chris Lomon

The Washington Capitals have won the 2018 Stanley Cup, defeating the Vegas Golden Knights in the Stanley Cup Final with a 4-3 victory in Game 5 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Thursday night.

June 7, 2018

John Carlson thrives in playoff atmosphere

By: Chris Lomon

How would Mark Hunter describe Washington’s John Carlson’s one and only season with the London Knights? Untapped.

June 7, 2018

200 pucks a day pays off for Beagle

By: Chris Lomon

It was four years ago, just after the end of the 2013-14 NHL season, when Jay Beagle went to work almost daily to inject more offence into his game. Those efforts have certainly paid off.

June 5, 2018

My Top 5 | Evgeny Kuznetsov

By: Chris Lomon

Talk about your Capital gains. Washington’s star centre has been front and centre in the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs, averaging more than a point per game as the Eastern Conference champs seek their first crown.

June 5, 2018

Reilly Smith's leading attitude dates back to university days

By: Chris Lomon

As he watched Game One of the Stanley Cup Final, Enrico Blasi could have picked out any number of things that reminded him of Vegas forward Reilly Smith’s time at Miami University. It was a look that topped the list.

May 31, 2018

Former 60-goal scorer, Dennis Maruk, sees a bit of himself in current Caps

By: Chris Lomon

Dennis Maruk won’t be painting his face to feature the Washington Capitals logo, but the franchise’s first 60-goal scorer will be wearing his heart on his sleeve for the Stanley Cup Final.

May 29, 2018

My Top 5 | Marc-Andre Fleury

By: Chris Lomon

There’s no rolling the dice when Marc-Andre Fleury, who has his sights set on a fourth Stanley Cup championship, is between the pipes.

May 29, 2018

Haula seizing chance in offensive role with Golden Knights

By: Chris Lomon

When Don Lucia spoke about the most underrated part of Erik Haula’s game, he handed out a series of gold stars for the Vegas Golden Knights forward.

May 24, 2018

My Top 5 | Francois Beauchemin

By: Chris Lomon

Having recently announced his retirement, Francois Beauchemin, who was drafted in the third round (75th overall), by the Montreal Canadiens in 1998, spoke with NHLPA.com about the things he’ll miss most about the game.

May 22, 2018

Holtby a humble standout, even from a young age

By: Chris Lomon

He has 225 career NHL wins and 32 career shutouts. Not bad for the “quiet kid from Saskatchewan.”

May 22, 2018

First Kentucky Derby experience a winner for Bjugstad

By: Chris Lomon

What exactly was Nick Bjugstad doing horsing around in Kentucky with five of his Florida teammates?

May 17, 2018

My Top 5 | Postseason shot leaders

By: Chris Lomon

Who are the big shots (on the teams still competing for hockey’s top team trophy) when it comes to taking the most shots in this year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs?

May 15, 2018

'Fast and fearless', Point making waves this postseason

By: Chris Lomon

Brayden Point was determined to make a point when he was added to the Team Orr squad. And did he ever.

May 15, 2018

Coyle, Stepan, recall the teaches that impacted them

By: Chris Lomon

A pair of NHLPA members, Minnesota Wild’s Charlie Coyle and Arizona Coyotes Derek Stepan, were only too happy to hand out top grades during Teacher Appreciation Week.

May 10, 2018

Student of the game? Scheifele has graduated to stardom

By: Chris Lomon

The “student of the game” has graduated to NHL stardom. It was something one of Mark Scheifele’s former coaches saw coming a long time ago.

May 8, 2018