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.
If you give New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner an inch of inspiration he will take a mile.
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.
Jeff Glass’ spirit is shatterproof. He took time this week to reflect on his journey in a thoughtful e-mail exchange with NHLPA.com
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.
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.
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.
Coaches come and go in a hockey player’s life. But when your father is also a coach, the wisdom keeps coming.
Gryba’s trade deadline serenity took a hit when he looked at his phone to find an alarming series of text messages from his wife, Cate, last week.
There is a silent bond between brothers. That special bond connects Calgary Flames defenceman Dougie Hamilton with his older brother and teammate, Freddie.
Tom Pyatt can’t wipe the smile off his face these days. His return to the NHL after spending two seasons in Switzerland, to hone in on his game while playing alongside his brother, has gone even better than expected.
Most of Martin St. Louis' time these days are spent at a rink with his hockey-playing sons. So much so, that the first NHL game he attended since he retired was last week in Tampa Bay.
Steve Larmer has played on some pretty big stages in his impressive career – and won. Yet returning to Chicago last month as part of the Blackhawks’ One Last Shift, in which the NHL original six club honours past legends with a pregame ceremony, had the 55-year-old Larmer feeling a bit nervous.
Playing hockey outdoors never gets old for Detroit Red Wings third-line forward Luke Glendening.