Media Releases

NHL announces initiatives to combat racism; accelerate its inclusion efforts

By: Media Release

The League and its Member Clubs, along with the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) have committed to a number of other specific initiatives.

September 3, 2020

El Paso is named Kraft Hockeyville USA 2020

By: Media Release

Kraft Heinz, together with the NHL and the NHLPA, is proud to announce that El Paso County Coliseum in El Paso, Texas is officially Kraft Hockeyville™ USA 2020.

August 30, 2020

Statement from NHLPA and NHL

By: NHL/NHLPA Media Release

After much discussion, NHL Players believe that the best course of action would be to take a step back and not play tonight’s and tomorrow’s games as scheduled. The NHL supports the Players’ decision and will reschedule those four games beginning Saturday and adjust the remainder of the Second Round schedule accordingly.

August 27, 2020

Kraft Hockeyville USA announces Top 4 Finalists; Live voting begins August 29

By: Media Release

Kraft Heinz, along with the NHL and the NHLPA, are excited to announce the top four finalists competing to become Kraft Hockeyville™ USA 2020.

August 16, 2020

Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador crowned Kraft Hockeyville 2020

By: Media Release

Kraft Heinz Canada, in partnership with the NHL and the NHLPA, are pleased to announce that Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador is the Kraft Hockeyville 2020 champion.

August 15, 2020

2019-20 Player Playoff Fund distribution

By: NHLPA Staff

A breakdown of the 2019-20 Player Fund.

August 6, 2020

Kraft Hockeyville announces Canada’s 2020 top 4 community finalists

By: Media Release

Kraft Heinz Canada, in partnership with the NHL and the NHLPA, announced the Top 4 Canadian communities that are competing for the coveted title of Kraft Hockeyville 2020.

August 2, 2020

Hockey leaders join forces to help kids get back on the ice

The NHL, NHLPA, Bauer Hockey and Hockey Canada have launched a Hockey Equipment Relief Program to help families financially impacted by COVID-19 to get their kids back on the ice.

July 30, 2020

2019-20 Ted Lindsay Award finalists: Draisaitl, MacKinnnon, Panarin

By: NHLPA Media Release

The NHLPA has announced the three finalists for the 2019-20 Ted Lindsay Award are forwards Leon Draisaitl, Nathan MacKinnon and Artemi Panarin.

July 14, 2020

NHLPA ratifies new CBA with NHL and resumption of 2019-20 season

By: NHLPA Media Release

With the NHL also having ratified the CBA today, the agreement comes into effect immediately

July 10, 2020

NHLPA, NHL ratify four-year CBA extension and return to play plan

By: NHL/NHLPA Media Release

Following a 142-day pause, the NHL will drop the puck with a five-game schedule of Stanley Cup Qualifiers on Saturday, Aug. 1, as the NHLPA and NHL ratified a four-year extension to the CBA and a Return to Play Plan.

July 10, 2020

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).

July 6, 2020

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.

July 6, 2020

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