Category: Giving Back

Timmyheads: Schaller brotherly homage spurred by life-saving donation

By: Chris Lomon

Dave Schaller doesn’t have a swelled head when it comes to his younger brother Tim’s NHL career. He does, however, sport a big head – 3 ½-feet high, to be exact.

February 15, 2018

Panthers, Lightning, NHL, & NHLPA Build Homes Affected By Hurricane Irma in Partnership With Habitat for Humanity

By: NHLPA Staff

In September, 2017 the Lightning, Panthers, NHL and NHLPA announced a joint donation of $2.7 million for hurricane relief to those affected across the state of Florida.

January 16, 2018

Orpik and G&D Visit Tucker Road Ducks In Washington

The Capitals defenceman surprised local kids to present 25 sets of hockey equipment.

January 12, 2018

NHLPA Goals & Dreams: The Players' Program

By: NHLPA Staff

NHLPA Goals & Dreams has been a proud supporter of grassroots hockey since the inception of the player's program in 1999. Hear more about the program from the players themselves!

December 28, 2017

Evander Kane Makes Christmas Memorable for Buffalo Children

By: Chris Lomon

The Buffalo Sabres forward recently hosted a holiday dinner in the NHL city he plays in, treating 50 underprivileged children from King Center Charter School to an evening out at an upscale restaurant.

December 26, 2017

P.K. Subban sleighs with a Holiday Surprise

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Watch P.K. Subban transform from Nashville Predators defensive superstar, into 75-year-old Eddie, to spread holiday cheer as he strolls through Nashville on his way to surprise one of his Blueline Buddies families!

December 22, 2017

G&D Donates 25 Sets of Hockey Equipment to Project “Come Together – Tous Ensemble"

By: NHLPA Media Release

The donation was unveiled on the Canada 150 Rink at Parliament Hill with PPS, RCMP and local children from the Conseil des Écoles Catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE) elementary school board.

December 18, 2017

Team trip makes de Haan nostalgic

By: Chris Lomon

“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.”

December 12, 2017

G&D: A grassroots initiative for all

By: Chris Lomon

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.

December 1, 2017

G&D: Giving back to their roots

By: Chris Lomon

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.

December 1, 2017

G&D: From humble beginnings

By: Chris Lomon

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.

December 1, 2017

NHLPA Golf Classic hits quarter century milestone

By: Chris Lomon

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.

November 29, 2017

Belle Vernon Rings In Kraft Hockeyville USA 2017

By: Ryan Parker

The community of 1,000 near Pittsburgh celebrated in style as the top hockey community in the United States.

September 25, 2017

Paul Martin shining a light on mental health

By: Chris Lomon

For over 850 NHL games, Paul Martin has been a player that can be counted on to make a difference. It’s a well-earned reputation, and one that extends far beyond the hockey arena. On September 3 in Minneapolis, Martin hosted his first annual charity concert for Shine A Ligh7, which helps raise awareness for those affected by bullying, depression, and mental health issues.

September 5, 2017

NHL AND NHLPA DONATE $200,000 TO HARVEY FLOODING RELIEF

By: NHLPA Staff

The NHLPA and NHL today announced a donation of $200,000 to the American Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity in support of relief efforts in Houston, Texas, and the surrounding areas.

August 30, 2017

Karlsson and Ekman-Larsson 'stop sucking' for the oceans

By: Nadia Vocaturo

They’ve competed internationally for their homeland of Sweden, but Erik Karlsson and Oliver Ekman-Larsson have teamed up again – but this time, it’s to #StopSucking.

August 25, 2017

Players having a beauty of a time in Minnesota

By: Chris Lomon

It might not be the Stanley Cup, but winning Da Beauty League’s John Scott Cup is a pretty big deal to the nearly 30 NHL players vying for it.

August 24, 2017

Couture, Lindros team up for concussion research

By: Chris Lomon

When it comes to being game-changers for concussion research, Logan Couture and Eric Lindros are definitely all-in.

August 22, 2017

Hamilton Brothers' special connection to Brock Niagara Penguins

By: Chris Lomon

“These kids look up to the [Hamilton] brothers," says executive director Karen Natho of the Brock Niagara Penguins, "But not just because they are hockey players. They are strong mentors and wonderful people.”

August 15, 2017

Calvert raises $50K for hometown hospital with inaugural event

By: Nadia Vocaturo

The inaugural Matt Calvert Charity Shootout was a success as Calvert, from Brandon, Man. helped raise $50,000 for the Palliative Care Unit at the Brandon Regional Health Centre.

August 2, 2017