Tim Wharnsby

Wild ride for new dad and now an NHL regular, Brad Hunt

By: Tim Wharnsby

Sidney Crosby had his family’s basement dryer to perfect his shot, Minnesota Wild defenceman Brad Hunt had his backyard shooting deck.

April 2, 2019

Gustaffson, glut of Swedish defencemen carry on Lidstrom's legacy

By: Tim Wharnsby

The hockey landscape is crowded these days with elite-level Swedish defencemen.

March 27, 2019

Donato impressing as he navigates a whirlwind start to NHL career

By: Tim Wharnsby

Ryan Donato has enjoyed quite the 13-month hockey odyssey.

March 20, 2019

Graves making impression on Avs blue line

By: Tim Wharnsby

There is no relation between Adam and Ryan Graves, but they immediately hit it off after the Rangers selected the younger Graves in the fourth round at the 2013 NHL Draft.

March 13, 2019

Sikura family Slovak roots create deep connection to Mikita, Blackhawks

By: Tim Wharnsby

Dylan Sikura’s passion for the Chicago Blackhawks took root decades before he was born.

March 6, 2019

Jones working to impress Ducks brass on a timeline

By: Tim Wharnsby

His dad played with Hockey Hall of Famers Wayne Gretzky, Dale Hawerchuk and Mark Howe, but Max Jones still received plenty of advice on becoming an elite-level athlete from his mother.

February 27, 2019

Pageau continues to thrive for hometown Sens

By: Tim Wharnsby

For some hockey players, the pressure and the ample amount of distractions are too much to play professionally in their hometown.

February 20, 2019

11:11 has a different meaning for Josh Bailey

By: Tim Wharnsby

Every once in a while an incident or a scene will evoke a memory with New York Islanders veteran forward Josh Bailey about his late junior teammate, Mickey Renaud.

February 13, 2019

Cracknell running low on display space but not positivity

By: Tim Wharnsby

Adam Cracknell is back in the show.

February 6, 2019

Soderberg enjoying renaissance play, career-firsts

By: Tim Wharnsby

In a league that continues to get younger, veteran centre Carl Soderberg keeps improving with age.

January 30, 2019

Wagner scores one twice for Grandpa Jimbo

By: Tim Wharnsby

The New Year has ushered in some emotional and eventful times for Boston Bruins rugged fourth-line forward Chris Wagner.

January 16, 2019

Spurgeon standing tall on Wild's blueline

By: Tim Wharnsby

Pardon the pun, but the list of players in the NHL this season under 170 pounds is short. The list of defencemen is even shorter.

January 9, 2019

With latest milestone in hand, Brouwer eyes postseason with Panthers

By: Tim Wharnsby

Troy Brouwer chalks it up to timing for his NHL chance, but it's postseason prowess that's helped him get to 800 regular-season games.

January 2, 2019

Keller riding an impressive sophomore season into All-Star break

By: Tim Wharnsby

Is there any doubt the crafty Clayton Keller is worthy of being selected for the 2019 NHL All-Star Game?

December 26, 2018

Golden memory shines bright for Ennis

By: Tim Wharnsby

Even though his world junior golden moment happened a decade ago, Tyler Ennis vividly remembers the drama that played out as if it was yesterday.

December 26, 2018

Christmas came early for Eaves family

By: Tim Wharnsby

Beth and Mike Eaves were brought to tears recently when their son presented them with a framed bachelor of arts diploma.

December 19, 2018

International experience, perseverance shaped Jensen's game

By: Tim Wharnsby

Detroit Red Wings defenceman Nick Jensen admits facing a player named Nicklas Jensen was a little on the strange side.

December 12, 2018

Over 21 seasons of mileage for Thornton – and his family too

By: Tim Wharnsby

Joe Thornton’s career is going strong in his 21st pro season – and so are his parents.

December 4, 2018

At the rink and away from it, Moore thankful for Olczyk's impact

By: Tim Wharnsby

The 2019 Winter Classic at Notre Dame Stadium will be extra special for John Moore, who knows hockey wasn't always so popular near his suburban Chicago hometown.

November 28, 2018

Dubois father-son relationship navigates two leagues

By: Tim Wharnsby

Hockey is in his DNA. There is a reason why Dubois wears sweater No. 18.

November 22, 2018