Category: Player Features

From Seattle to San Jose, Dillon continues to grow

By: Chris Lomon

Even when the odds seemed stacked against the young Seattle Thunderbirds defenceman, Russ Farwell never once saw an ounce of quit in Brenden Dillon’s eyes or in his game.

3 days ago

Foligno brothers savoring first simultaneous NHL post-season

By: Canadian Press

Nick Foligno sent the text message on Sunday to his family members , promising an enjoyable evening of experiencing and watching the NHL playoffs.

4 days ago

Yandle credits parents' influence for ironman streak

By: Tim Wharnsby

There is no secret to the success of Keith Yandle’s ironman streak.

4 days ago

Guentzel remains grounded since dominant debut

By: Chris Lomon

Kirk Thompson still remembers the first time he met the “scrawny kid with the blonde, curly hair and the big smile.” And he certainly hasn’t forgotten the first time he faced Jake Guentzel on the ice.

5 days ago

Brassard prepared for long playoff run with Pittsburgh

By: Tim Wharnsby

Derick Brassard didn’t need six weeks to become comfortable in his new surroundings with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

April 13, 2018

Kane scores 2 goals in playoff debut, Sharks top Ducks 3-0

By: Canadian Press

While Evander Kane watched Stanley Cup playoff hockey from his couch during the first eight years of his NHL career, the power forward felt confident he could thrive in the pressurized atmosphere of the post-season if he could only get the chance.

April 12, 2018

The most exciting empty-netter Blake Comeau has ever seen

By: Chris Lomon

Ahead of his team's 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs debut, Blake Comeau looks back to a 10-game win streak that had him thinking, "This team has a different feel to it."

April 12, 2018

de la Rose reflects on Swedish greats ahead of first World Championship

By: Tim Wharnsby

Role models for all hockey players on and off the ice for almost two decades, the Sedin twins were particularly influential young Swedish players like de la Rose.

April 11, 2018

Kyle Connor playoff ready on heels of impressive rookie season

By: Chris Lomon

Kyle Connor had a lot to be happy about on Saturday night. But before and after the game and even the day after, the Winnipeg Jets forward’s thoughts, like many hockey players, were someplace else.

April 10, 2018

Simmonds Pens Touching Tribute To Willie O’Ree

By: NHLPA Staff

Simmonds writes why his hockey hero should be in the Hockey Hall of Fame for his pioneering efforts, ensuring ‘hockey is a game for everyone’.

April 9, 2018

Rookie Kyle Connor to make playoff debut after stellar season with Jets

By: Canadian Press

Kyle Connor has been skating on a rink in front of fans since the Winnipeg Jets forward was three years old.

April 8, 2018

Perfect Goodbye: Daniel Sedin overtime hero in final game in Vancouver

By: Canadian Press

It couldn't have been scripted any better.

April 6, 2018

Rask sets the tone for Bruins

By: Chris Lomon

While Tuukka Rask recently flashed his glove hand in a much different manner than his Boston teammates are used to seeing, there’s one newer member of the Bruins that marvels at everything he does.

April 3, 2018

Canucks stars Henrik and Daniel Sedin say they will retire after the season

By: Canadian Press

Henrik and Daniel Sedin persevered to elevate themselves among the NHL's most dominant players for nearly a decade.

April 3, 2018

Uncommon path should ease NHL learning curve for Tolvanen

By: Canadian Press

A week before the 2015 playoffs, the United States Hockey League's Sioux City Musketeers invited prospect Eeli Tolvanen to skate with them to see about signing him for the following season. He stood out among older players on a first-place team.

April 2, 2018

A tribute to Alex Ovechkin's 1,000th NHL game

By: Nadia Vocaturo

The milestones just keep coming for Alex Ovechkin, who skates in his 1,000th NHL game April 1 – and shows no signs of slowing down as he looks to capture his seventh Rocket Richard Trophy.

April 1, 2018

A tribute to Brent Seabrook's 1,000th NHL game

By: Nadia Vocaturo

March 29, Brent Seabrook becomes the first defenceman of the talented 2003 NHL Entry Draft to reach 1,000 games played in the NHL – and he's played them all with the Chicago Blackhawks.

March 29, 2018

Wide World Of Sports Provides Copp With Big Assist

By: Chris Lomon

What did draining birdies, snagging line drives, and tossing tight spirals do for Andrew Copp’s NHL career? A lot more than he could have ever imagined.

March 29, 2018

Dan Girardi: Undrafted and unrelenting

By: Tim Wharnsby

When the New York Rangers decided to buy out the remaining three years of his contract last June, Daniel Girardi called on the same dogged determination he has exhibited throughout his career.

March 28, 2018

Ryan Hartman's shark tale

By: Chris Lomon

It might not quite rival any of the jump-out-of-your-seat moments from the movie Jaws, but Ryan Hartman does have a decent spine-tingling shark tale to share.

March 27, 2018