Category: Giving Back

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

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

Smashfest hits record total as Eaves is crowned champion for third time

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Created and hosted by Dominic Moore and supported by the NHLPA, Smashfest continued to grow its efforts Thursday to help fund concussion and rare cancer research with Smashfest VI, one of the most unique charitable experiences that has now raised over $665,000 to date.

July 21, 2017

Couture suits up for inaugural charity event

By: Chris Lomon

For Logan Couture, the opportunity was a perfect fit. On August 16 in London, Ont., the 28-year-old San Jose centreman will host the first annual All-in for Brain Research charity event at Centennial Hall.

July 18, 2017

Foligno brothers enjoy off-ice sibling rivalry too

By: Chris Lomon

There was a time when Nick and Marcus Foligno would tee off, literally, on one another. On a Wednesday afternoon at Glen Abbey Golf Course, the brothers brought their now friendly sibling rivalry to the annual NHLPA Golf Tournament.

July 13, 2017

NHLPA Players Tee It up for 25th Annual Golf classic

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Like it does every year, the NHLPA Golf Classic brought NHL players together in the name of charity. The tournament celebrated its 25th anniversary as it was able to bring its total donation to over $3.6 million dollars since its inception in 1993.

July 12, 2017

Annual NHLPA Golf Classic Turns 25

By: NHLPA Staff

Every summer since 1993, NHL players have gathered for the annual NHLPA Golf Classic.

July 11, 2017

Tkachuk: It’s one of those events that shows you the big picture

By: Chris Lomon

He’s one of hockey’s most intense players, but don’t expect the quite the same competitive display from Matthew Tkachuk when he serves up his best shot at the Smashfest Charity Ping-Pong Challenge.

July 11, 2017

NHLPA Golf Classic Set For 25th Anniversary

By: Nadia Vocaturo

The annual NHLPA Golf Classic is set to get underway July 12 as the tournament will celebrate its 25th anniversary at Glen Abbey Golf Course.

July 7, 2017

Hamonic and Foundation Ready to Jump to the West

By: Chris Lomon

How’s the summer of Travis Hamonic so far? Busy, but anything but boring.

July 4, 2017

Wayne Train Eager to Return For Hometown Tournament

By: Chris Lomon

Wayne Simmonds doesn’t have to wear his Philadelphia Flyers sweater to be a difference maker. A second straight 30-goal season, four game-winning tallies, and MVP honours at the NHL All-Star Game – the Wayne Train was rolling in 2016-17.

June 29, 2017

Mark Scheifele Keeping Kids on the Ice

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Who inspires who? During the third annual Mark Scheifele Hockey Camp this weekend the Winnipeg Jets forward, alongside a new friend named Logan, helped raise funds for KidSport Winnipeg.

June 27, 2017

Ladd Foundation Taking Off

By: Chris Lomon

The Ladd Foundation, a donor-advised fund, supports a broad range of causes, namely focused on youth and the environment, with an awareness of issues impacting the health and well-being of young people, such as disabilities, illness, mental health and poverty.

June 22, 2017

J.T. Brown is Gaming for Good

By: Chris Lomon

Thanks to the popular gaming platform, Twitch, a streaming service that enables people to play video games while users watch live, J.T. Brown is now sharing his hobby with hundreds of others while engaging with fans.

June 13, 2017