Category: Player Features

Joel Lundqvist living out Olympic dream

By: Alan Adams

It has been a dozen years since a Lundqvist won an Olympic hockey gold medal, but the younger of the Swedish twins Henrik and Joel hopes to end the drought.

3 days ago

Timmyheads: Schaller brotherly homage spurred by life-saving donation

By: Chris Lomon

Dave Schaller doesn’t have a swelled head when it comes to his younger brother Tim’s NHL career. He does, however, sport a big head – 3 ½-feet high, to be exact.

3 days ago

Brian Gionta on a golden mission

By: Alan Adams

Brian Gionta is on a mission – and he wants nothing more to mine gold at  PyeongChang 2018.

5 days ago

Wheeler reflects on his Minnesota roots

By: Chris Lomon

Blake Wheeler has plenty of fond recollections of growing up in Plymouth, Minnesota, the place where the Winnipeg Jets captain first discovered hockey.

5 days ago

Hellebuyck's confidence contagious

By: Chris Lomon

When things get frenetic inside the Winnipeg Jets blueline, Josh Morrissey knows he doesn't have to panic. Not with Helly on the case.

February 8, 2018

Yandle leading by example

By: Chris Lomon

Throughout his rookie NHL season over 11 years ago, to now nearly 800 games into his career, Keith Yandle has received valuable wisdom. The veteran defenceman is passing it along, and it doesn't always take words.

February 6, 2018

Boeser only getting better

By: Chris Lomon

Backhand winners. Perfect shots. Late rallies. Dane Jackson saw it all time and again from Brock Boeser. And that was just when the two faced-off in ping-pong.

February 1, 2018

Anders Lee recalls his football days, makes Super Bowl prediction

By: Tim Wharnsby

New York Islanders forward Anders Lee has always brought a football mentality to the game of hockey, and for good reason.

January 31, 2018

A tribute to Dan Hamhuis' 1,000th NHL game

By: Nadia Vocaturo

A durable and effective defenceman, Dan Hamhuis got to live out a childhood dream on the way to becoming just the 106th defenceman to reach 1,000 NHL games.

January 30, 2018

Nash forever grateful for billet family

By: Chris Lomon

In his first full season with Salmon Arm, Riley Nash scored 84 points in 55 games (along with 11 points in 11 playoff games) to finish as the club’s top scorer, with a helping hand from the Hagels.

January 30, 2018

2018 NHL All-Star Game in Review

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Another NHL All-Star Game is in the books, and in case you missed the 2018 edition, we've got you covered from the dazzling skill to the heart-warming moments.

January 28, 2018

NHLPA Off-Ice All-Stars: Part IV

By: NHLPA Staff

With the 2018 #NHLAllStar Game around the corner, NHLPA.com and Sophia Jurksztowicz share some preseason findings on who is the All-Star of what – off the ice.

January 26, 2018

NHLPA Off-Ice All-Stars: Part III

By: NHLPA Staff

With the 2018 #NHLAllStar Game around the corner, NHLPA.com and Sophia Jurksztowicz share some preseason findings on who is the All-Star of what – off the ice.

January 26, 2018

Kerfoot a standout rookie, high school visionary

By: Chris Lomon

Alexander Kerfoot, Super Bowl champion? Well, sort of.

January 25, 2018

Mackinnon's Hockey Idol Turned Close Friend

By: Tim Wharnsby

MacKinnon has been unable to crack the code of what it’s like to be No. 87 on the ice. But he admires this about Crosby.

January 24, 2018

NHLPA Off-Ice All-Stars: Part II

With the 2018 #NHLAllStar Game around the corner, NHLPA.com and Sophia Jurksztowicz share some preseason findings on who is the All-Star of what – off the ice!

January 24, 2018

Lewis Hammers Out Solid NHL Career

By: Chris Lomon

After a long, exhausting day helping his father construct cabins, Trevor Lewis, soaked from head to toe, turned to his dad during the car ride home and said, “I want to make it in the NHL because I don’t think I’d be any good at doing this for a living.”

January 23, 2018

NHLPA Off-ice All-Stars: Part I

By: NHLPA Staff

With the 2018 NHL All-Star Game around the corner, NHLPA.com and Sophia Jurksztowicz share some preseason findings on which players are All-Stars off the ice!

January 22, 2018

Savard Looking For His Next Adventure In Hockey

By: Chris Lomon

Savard's 13-season playing career spanned 807 NHL games with four teams.

January 22, 2018

NHLPA Members React to Passing of USA Hockey’s Jim Johannson

By: NHLPA Staff

On Sunday, many current and former NHLPA members reacted to the sudden passing of USA Hockey’s Assistant Executive Director, Jim Johannson.

January 22, 2018