Category: Giving Back

Hamilton brothers reconnect with charity close to their hearts

By: Chris Lomon

Dougie Hamilton’s summer has included a little bit of everything, including reconnecting with a charity that holds special meaning for the 25-year-old defenceman.

5 days ago

Smashfest breaks record total, Eaves wins fourth straight title

By: Nadia Vocaturo

It was competitive, it was fun, and as four-peat champion Patrick Eaves put it best, everyone walked away a winner.

August 3, 2018

26th annual NHLPA Golf Classic raises over $100K

By: Chris Lomon

The 2018 edition of the NHLPA Golf Classic was a success, contributing over $100K for player-supported charities.

July 11, 2018

Nugent-Hopkins leaving impact in community of Edmonton

By: Chris Lomon

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had two goals heading into his NHL rookie campaign seven years ago: contribute to team success and do whatever he could to contribute to the community.

June 21, 2018

Causes to benefit from annual tournament hit close to home for Ladd

By: Chris Lomon

The Ladd Foundation supports numerous causes, specifically focused on youth and the environment.

June 14, 2018

Be A Player: Rewind | Brian Leetch

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Originally aired January 29, 2001, this episode features Brian Leetch, the prolific, long-time New York Rangers defencemen who made his mark on the ice, and in the community with “Skate with the Greats”.

May 17, 2018

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