Josh Bailey’s affinity for both hockey and fishing dates back to his childhood days growing up in Bowmanville, Ontario, about an hour’s drive from downtown Toronto.
In keeping with the spirit of the season, specifically, ‘‘Tis better to give than to receive,’ we can’t pass up featuring the Top 5 assists leaders so far in 2017-18.
"I don’t know if there was a day we didn’t think he would make it. He approached everything the right way and treated people the right way,” says Lance West, University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Nanooks head bench boss.
After meeting his hockey idol as a young Calgarian, Josh Morrissey tries to pay it forward as best he can when meeting young fans – a lesson he learned from Jarome Iginla.
NHLPA.com caught up with the right-winger to chat about what he’s most grateful for, including what those hockey memories have taught him.
“Whether you’re giving gifts to friends and family or the kids we went shopping for, it’s nice to see the smiles on people’s faces,” says Calvin de Haan. “It’s pretty heartwarming.”
Ryan Reaves is one of hockey’s toughest players. The 30-year-old Pittsburgh Penguins winger offered up his five favourite athletes of all time, a list that includes a pair of Hockey Hall of Fame inductees, a familiar name from the CFL and one NFL Hall of Fame superstar.
His mere presence makes even the steeliest of competitors uncomfortable. But when it comes to his teammates, John Tavares has quite the opposite effect.
NHLPA Goals & Dreams ensures the great game of hockey is available to as many children as possible, a priority to the players. Learn more about the global, grassroots program in the final instalment of this three-part series.
NHLPA Goals & Dreams ensures the great game of hockey is available to as many children as possible, a priority to the players. Learn more about how the players give back to their roots in part two of this three-part series.
NHLPA Goals & Dreams ensures the great game of hockey is available to as many children as possible, a priority to the players. Learn about the humble beginnings of the program in part one of this three-part series.
No pressure. Growing up, Micheal Haley often heard those two words from his father. Now, the Florida Panthers forward is passing it along to his four-year-old son.
When the NHLPA Golf Classic teed off for the first time in 1993, Bob Goodenow believed it could be a game-changer in the way players connected with charitable causes. As it turns out, he was right on the mark as the tournament turned 25 this year.
Three of them are Ted Lindsay Award recipients, three are still active NHL players. Find out who cracks Mathew Barzal's Top 5 hockey idols growing up!
Kyle Connor figured he’d feel right at home playing hockey in Winnipeg. Turns out, he was absolutely right.
A big part of Janis Foligno’s life was the happiness she found through helping others. It’s something her sons, who both realized their NHL dream, have never forgotten.
Matthew Tkachuk, closing in on his 100th NHL game, stopped by NHLPA.com to deliver his Top 5 hockey idols. No need to guess which former big-league star topped his list, but you may be surprised by some of his house guests over the years!
An alternate captain on the ice, and New Jersey Devils Movember team captain away from the rink for the month, Adam Henrique has been steadily ramping up his efforts to raise awareness and funds for men's health.
“Johnny was on the team a couple of years before I was there and he made it a really comfortable environment for me to walk into,” recalled Matthew Tkachuk. “You feel lucky to play with him.”
When it comes to Thanksgiving, Alec Martinez' mom's baked goods reign supreme. In this week's My Top 5, we learn her that compared to a certain four-legged friend and one of his Los Angeles Kings teammates, he may be not on the receiving end as often as he'd like!