Media Releases

NHL issues update on phased return to sport protocol

By: NHL/NHLPA Media Release

The NHLPA and NHL have announced the frameworks that will govern Players and Clubs in Phase 3 (formal training camps) and Phase 4 (resumption of competition).

2 days ago

NHLPA, NHL reach tentative agreement on return to play plan, CBA extension

By: NHL/NHLPA Media Release

The NHL and NHLPA have reached a tentative agreement on a Return to Play Plan and Memorandum of Understanding.

2 days ago

Chris Thorburn announces retirement following 801 NHL GP

By: NHLPA Media Release

Chris Thorburn has officially announced his retirement from professional hockey today following a playing career that included 801 NHL regular-season games.

June 22, 2020

NHL, NHLPA agree on opening date for formal training camps

By: NHL/NHLPA Media Release

The NHLPA and NHL announced today that formal training camps (Phase 3) for the 24 teams resuming play will open on Friday, July 10.

June 11, 2020

NHL unveils further details on its return-to-play plan

By: Canadian Press

The NHL has unveiled further details regarding its return-to-play plan.

June 5, 2020

NHL Announces Return to Play Plan for 2019-20

By: NHL media release

The NHL announced today a Return To Play Plan for the 2019-20 season. Today’s announcement follows approval of the Plan by the League’s Board of Governors and the NHLPA.

May 26, 2020

NHL phased return to sport protocol

By: Media Release

The NHL and the NHLPA have reached agreement on a Return to Sport Phase 2 Protocol.

May 25, 2020

NHLPA statement on return to play format

By: NHLPA Media Release

The Executive Board of the NHLPA)has authorized further negotiations with the NHL on a 24-team return to play format to determine the winner of the 2020 Stanley Cup

May 22, 2020

NHLPA Open featuring Fortnite results in $200,000 going to charity

By: NHLPA Media Release

The NHLPA is pleased to announce the final results of Monday’s NHLPA Open featuring Fortnite and the seven charities that will share a piece of the $200,000 charity prize pool.

May 20, 2020

NHLPA Open featuring Fortnite: 60+ NHLPA members compete May 18 for $200K charity prizing

By: NHLPA Media Release

Charity tournament created by J.T. Compher and Zach Hyman will stream live on ESPN Esports.

May 15, 2020

EVERFI Launches EduCup Challenge for K-12 Students in U.S. and Canada

By: Media Release

The regional challenge brings together sports leagues to support student learning and engagement while schools are closed.

May 13, 2020

Kruger Products expands #RollingItForward with NHLPA and Donation to Food Banks Canada

By: Media Release

Kruger Products partners with seven hockey players in #RollingItForward initiative to donate to Food Banks Canada.

May 12, 2020

NHLPA and NHL announce postponement of 2020 international events

By: NHL/NHLPA Media Release

The National Hockey League and National Hockey League Players’ Association today announced the postponement of its 2020 international games.

May 8, 2020

FRONT LINE > FIRST LINE: Levelwear partners with NHLPA to honour front-liners

By: Media Release

The campaign is highlighted by the slogan “FRONT LINE > FIRST LINE” and will continue through the end of July.

May 5, 2020

NHLPA and NHL issue status update on pause in 2019-20 season

By: NHL/NHLPA Media Release

Following the NHL/NHLPA Return to Play Committee’s meeting and in line with guidance provided by medical experts and national and local authorities, the NHLPA and the NHL issued the following statement regarding the continuing pause in the 2019-20 season.

April 29, 2020

NHL Player Gaming Challenge puts NHL players' virtual hockey skills to the test

By: NHL media release

This League esports activation in EA SPORTS™ NHL®20 is a fun and unique way to engage hockey and gaming fans and is supported by the NHLPA.

April 23, 2020

Winnipeg Jets and Dustin Byfuglien reach agreement – player's contract terminated

By: NHL/NHLPA Media Release

The NHL and the NHLPA announced Friday that the Winnipeg Jets and Dustin Byfuglien have mutually resolved the grievance filed by Mr. Byfuglien.

April 17, 2020

Kris Versteeg announces retirement after 643 NHL regular-season games played

By: NHLPA Media Release

The two-time Stanley Cup winner also played in 93 playoff games.

April 14, 2020

Statement from NHLPA Executive Director Don Fehr on the Passing of Colby Cave

By: NHLPA Media Release

National Hockey League Players’ Association Executive Director, Don Fehr, today issued the following statement regarding the passing of Colby Cave.

April 11, 2020

2019-20 NHLPA Player Poll results unveiled

By: NHLPA Media Release

The NHLPA has unveiled its 2019-20 NHLPA Player Poll results to help fans stay connected to their favourite players during this extraordinary time.

March 31, 2020