Category: Giving Back

Unbreakable bond: Kyle Turris and the Capital City Condors

By: Chris Lomon

Not long after playing overtime hero for Ottawa in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the New York Rangers, Turris was once again playing hero, this time in a suit, not a Senators sweater.

May 18, 2017

NHLPA Continues Support of Pioneer Park Hockey Program

By: Nadia Vocaturo

The NHLPA continued its a longstanding connection with the Pioneer Park Panther Hockey Program, donating ice time at the Cambridge Ice Centre to end the team's season.

April 5, 2017

Rielly: No Good Way to use the R-Word

By: Chris Lomon

Morgan Rielly, along with Toronto Maple Leafs teammate James van Riemsdyk and Anaheim forward Ryan Getzlaf,  stepped up to lend a hand to help get a message out for Special Olympics Canada,

March 7, 2017

Tierney pulling out all the assists

By: Chris Lomon

When it comes to Chris Tierney lending a helping hand, it’s not a question of, ‘What does he do?’ In this instance, it’s more appropriate to ask, ‘What doesn’t he do?

February 28, 2017

Matt Murray's helping hand is also impressive

By: Chris Lomon

As one of the NHL’s top goaltenders, coming up big just seems to come naturally for Matt Murray. It turns out that a helping hand from Matt Murray is just as impressive as his glove hand.

February 16, 2017


By: NHLPA Staff

Campaign will celebrate diversity, inclusion initiatives every day this month.

February 1, 2017

Bickells connect love of dogs to fight MS

By: Chris Lomon

You’d be hard-pressed to find a better team than Bryan and Amanda Bickell. Bryan’s MS remains a top priority, as does finding ways to help others affected, and of course, the couple found a way to incorporate their passion for pitbull-type dogs.

January 31, 2017

NHLPA Donates 25 Sets of Equipment to Deux-Montagnes Police Force Hockey Program in Montreal

By: Catherine Faas

The NHLPA Goals & Dreams fund recently outfitted over 20 kids with new hockey equipment, and set-up a special surprise visit Monday from David Desharnais, Brendan Gallagher, Andrew Shaw and Shea Weber.

January 24, 2017

Patrik Laine Gives Young Fan A Belated Birthday Visit

By: Catherine Faas

After receiving a party invitation from young Lucas Bydak by way of Twitter, Laine made sure he made a belated birthday visit as soon as he could.

January 16, 2017

NHLPA raises over $250,000 for SickKids through Jersey Auction

By: NHLPA Staff

Over 200 game-worn jerseys were recently auctioned by the NHLPA, which raised more than $250,000 in support of children’s health at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).

December 20, 2016

van Riemsdyk advocates for Autism Speaks

By: Chris Lomon

James van Riemsdyk doesn’t need to be in uniform to be a difference maker. His efforts to raise funds and awareness for autism are a perfect example of that.

December 20, 2016

Connor McDavid Visits Terminally Ill Super Fan

By: Catherine Faas

The Edmonton Oilers captain helped 10-year-old Rheanna Trepanier cross an item off her bucket list ahead of the holiday season.

November 30, 2016

Lindros helps raise $330,000 for Easter Seals

By: Chris Lomon

Wearing an orange toque, orange hockey jersey, shorts and flip-flops, Lindros beams as he looks out on the ice as two of the teams taking part in the charity hockey event that bears his name battle for control of the puck off the opening face-off.

November 11, 2016

Respect For the Uniform

By: Chris Lomon

NHL Players like Brent Burns, Charlie Coyle, Matt Hendricks & Nate Schmidt talk about their respect and admiration for the people who protect our freedom.

November 10, 2016


By: Ryan Parker

Blackhawks captain working to encourage school children to learn about growing and eating fruits and vegetables

November 7, 2016


By: NHLPA Staff

Hockey Fights Cancer™, a joint initiative founded by the NHL and NHLPA, begins with programming and Club participation October 24 and runs until November 18.

October 24, 2016


By: NHLPA Staff

The NHL and NHLPA today announced the launch of the NHL/NHLPA Core Development Program. Core Development Program (CDP) aims to help NHL Players become better professionals both on and off of the ice.

October 20, 2016

The Foligno Family's million dollar difference-maker

By: Chris Lomon

“It's an incredible feeling," said Nick Foligno. "We've thought about what we could do to give back for a while and this just felt right.”

October 17, 2016

His foundation is thriving, but Shawn Thornton wants to do more

By: Chris Lomon

Hundreds of hospital visits, an unwavering commitment to community and a foundation established in 2013 that bears his name – the 39-year-old is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others.

October 11, 2016

Kraft Hockeyville Lands in Lumby

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Another successful Kraft Hockeyville is in the books after the Los Angeles Kings and Edmonton Oilers descended on Lumby, British Columbia.

October 3, 2016