Author: Tim Wharnsby

Thomas Hickey’s 400-game milestone was worth the wait

By: Tim Wharnsby

Suiting up for 400 NHL regular-season games usually is not a big deal for a top-five draft pick, but Thomas Hickey is a unique case study, and the fact he played in his 400th game is a tribute to his perseverance.


Heinen credits influential mentorship from former player, Schaefer

By: Tim Wharnsby

Peter Schaefer only coached the Surrey Eagles of the British Columbia Hockey League for one season, but his impact lives on in the form of Boston Bruins rookie Danton Heinen.

March 13, 2018

Dennis Seidenberg proud of brother, Germany’s silver effort

By: Tim Wharnsby

Dennis Seidenberg was halfway around the world, but he was along for the ride when Germany shocked the hockey world by claiming silver at PyeongChang 2018.

March 6, 2018

Playing Outdoors Never Gets Old For Dominic Moore

By: Tim Wharnsby

“When I look back on my career highlights, those two games were so memorable,” said Moore, whose 14-year pro career has him eight games shy of 1,000 combined regular season and playoff games.

February 28, 2018

Patience paying off for Weegar

By: Tim Wharnsby

For those who believe the stereotype that millennials want it all and that they want it now, meet 24-year-old MacKenzie Weegar.

February 21, 2018

Anders Lee recalls his football days, makes Super Bowl prediction

By: Tim Wharnsby

New York Islanders forward Anders Lee has always brought a football mentality to the game of hockey, and for good reason.

January 31, 2018

Mackinnon's Hockey Idol Turned Close Friend

By: Tim Wharnsby

MacKinnon has been unable to crack the code of what it’s like to be No. 87 on the ice. But he admires this about Crosby.

January 24, 2018

Colton Parayko’s rapid rise helped by HHOF'er Larry Robinson

By: Tim Wharnsby

The opportunity for St. Louis Blues defenceman Colton Parayko to be mentored by Hockey Hall of Famer Larry Robinson this season has been the chance of a lifetime.

January 17, 2018

History of the players’ Ted Lindsay Award

By: Tim Wharnsby

Learn more about the history of the Ted Lindsay Award, and the trophy's namesake, Ted Lindsay, a key figure in the creating of the original National Hockey League Players’ Association and a Hockey Hall of Fame member who skated in 17 NHL seasons.

November 29, 2017

Hartman draws inspiration from mother's strength

By: Tim Wharnsby

Ryan Hartman is still using the lessons his strong mother taught him late in the summer of 2010.

November 9, 2017

Crouse & Konecny share childhood connection

By: Tim Wharnsby

When the Philadelphia Flyers and Arizona Coyotes clashed in the City of Brotherly Love on Monday, childhood friends Travis Konecny and Lawson Crouse were spared another on-ice meeting.

November 3, 2017

Back where it all began for Cammalleri

By: Tim Wharnsby

The long and winding road of Mike Cammalleri’s pro hockey journey took a turn back to where it all began this season.

November 2, 2017

Tippett makes big debut with big sister in his corner

By: Tim Wharnsby

Owen Tippett had to be patient, but after a dozen-day wait, the Florida Panthers rookie made the most of his first impression.

October 20, 2017

Michigan life is the good for Luke Witkowski

By: Tim Wharnsby

Even before Nikita Kucherov became the hottest goal scorer on the planet the Muscovite made quite an impression on Detroit Red Wings newcomer Luke Witkowski.

October 19, 2017

Bratt spent summer honing in on mental preparation

By: Tim Wharnsby

Jesper Bratt was a longshot to make the Devils, having been taken in the sixth round (162nd overall) in the 2016 NHL draft. The left wing thinks his game better nowadays because of the time he's spent honing in his mental preparation.

October 13, 2017

Pearson's Kitchener connection

By: Tim Wharnsby

When Los Angeles Kings left wing Tanner Pearson lines up against the San Jose Sharks, as he will in San Jose on Saturday, the 25-year-old forward has nothing but good vibrations.

October 6, 2017

Giordano first NHL player to win prestigious ESPY

By: Tim Wharnsby

When Mark Giordano and his wife Lauren imagined and established Team Giordano three years ago they didn’t set out to win awards for their charity work.

July 31, 2017

Jordan Schmaltz racks up, stows up air miles in playoffs

By: Tim Wharnsby

Since the Stanley Cup playoffs began, shuttling back and forth several times between the Blues and their AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves was the norm for Jordan Schmaltz.

May 5, 2017

Under the influence of Patrick Roy, Martin St. Louis and Jaromir Jagr

By: Tim Wharnsby

The 26-year-old centre was pleased he made the most out of his opportunity with his new team, but dissatisfied the playoffs began without the Panthers two weeks ago.

April 28, 2017

Gabriel Dumont had a wild final week with the Lightning

By: Tim Wharnsby

Life is about to rev up again for Gabriel Dumont. The 26-year-old forward and his Syracuse Crunch begin their AHL Calder Cup quest on the road against the St. John’s IceCaps on Friday.

April 19, 2017