Author: Tim Wharnsby

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

The Stanley Cup playoff wait is over for Ron Hainsey

By: Tim Wharnsby

After 14 NHL seasons and 907 career regular-season games with five different organizations, the 36-year-old Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman made his postseason debut last Wednesday evening.

April 18, 2017

Grabner likes his change of scenery with the Rangers

By: Tim Wharnsby

If you give New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner an inch of inspiration he will take a mile.

April 10, 2017

Blandisi and Quenneville having devil of a time in Jersey

By: Tim Wharnsby

Joseph Blandisi and John Quenneville met in a classroom, not on the ice. The exercise was to take 10 minutes to interview each other and then relay their partner’s story to the rest of the group. The two forwards liked what they learned and immediately became friends.

March 30, 2017

This goalie has never stopped dreaming

By: Tim Wharnsby

Jeff Glass’ spirit is shatterproof. He took time this week to reflect on his journey in a thoughtful e-mail exchange with NHLPA.com

March 24, 2017

Filppula finding his way with the Flyers after first trade

By: Tim Wharnsby

The thought of being traded was strange for Valtteri Filppula, who had never been a part of a swap over his 12-year NHL career. Filppula spoke with a former Detroit teammate, and another Finn, who both spoke glowingly of the Philadelphia Flyers organization as he compiled a 16-team list of destinations.

March 15, 2017

Hockey, baseball, a perfect springtime mix for Petry family

By: Tim Wharnsby

Before Jeff and Matt Petry decided to give hockey a try, this time of the year meant spring training and the start of the baseball season was just around the corner. You see, their father Dan spent 13 years fooling hitters in Major League Baseball as a starting pitcher.

March 14, 2017

Hasek reminisces Czech golden moment

By: Tim Wharnsby

Dominik Hasek and the Czech Republic will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their own version of the Miracle on Ice a year from now. Hasek reminisces how he and his countrymen shocked the hockey world with a gold-medal victory in Nagano in 1998.

March 13, 2017