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.
Getting your name etched on the Stanley Cup is no easy task. Getting that moment engraved on your body proved to be at least as tough for a couple of Washington Capitals players.
The Ladd Foundation supports numerous causes, specifically focused on youth and the environment.
Brendan Smith had quite a topsy-turvy, but enjoyable spring.
Even in between tee shots and putts with his buddies, Brendan Gallagher was only too happy to take a break and talk about the impact charity work has had on his life.
How would Mark Hunter describe Washington’s John Carlson’s one and only season with the London Knights? Untapped.
It was four years ago, just after the end of the 2013-14 NHL season, when Jay Beagle went to work almost daily to inject more offence into his game. Those efforts have certainly paid off.
As he watched Game One of the Stanley Cup Final, Enrico Blasi could have picked out any number of things that reminded him of Vegas forward Reilly Smith’s time at Miami University. It was a look that topped the list.
Dennis Maruk won’t be painting his face to feature the Washington Capitals logo, but the franchise’s first 60-goal scorer will be wearing his heart on his sleeve for the Stanley Cup Final.
When Don Lucia spoke about the most underrated part of Erik Haula’s game, he handed out a series of gold stars for the Vegas Golden Knights forward.
Frans Nielsen felt like a proud papa during the recently concluded 18-day 2018 IIHF World Championship contested in Denmark.
He has 225 career NHL wins and 32 career shutouts. Not bad for the “quiet kid from Saskatchewan.”
What exactly was Nick Bjugstad doing horsing around in Kentucky with five of his Florida teammates?
Hockey is a love that is usually passed down from generation to generation. For the Rodrigues family, it was the other way around.
Brayden Point was determined to make a point when he was added to the Team Orr squad. And did he ever.
The 50 rookie skaters in these playoffs are the most since teams used 54 in 2005-06. That could be a reflection of teams having greater trust in young players arriving from junior hockey or college, or the need to stock rosters with cheap talent as a greater percentage of the salary cap is devoted to the elite.
A pair of NHLPA members, Minnesota Wild’s Charlie Coyle and Arizona Coyotes Derek Stepan, were only too happy to hand out top grades during Teacher Appreciation Week.
Buffalo Sabres alternate captain Ryan O’Reilly always RSVPs yes when he is invited to represent Canada.
The “student of the game” has graduated to NHL stardom. It was something one of Mark Scheifele’s former coaches saw coming a long time ago.
While there wasn’t much flash to Deryk Engelland’s game, it was simplicity that made him a success during his Moose Jaw days.