Category: Player Features

Oleksiak inspired by those closest

By: Tim Wharnsby

As Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Jamie Oleksiak goes through the exactitude of his offseason training routine, he often draws inspiration from the youngest member of his athletic family.

2 hours ago

Nylander highly motivated playing with and against teammates

By: Chris Lomon

William Nylander had one mission in mind when it came to Smashfest VII: get the better of anyone who wears a blue and white hockey sweater.

Yesterday

Predators' Ryan Ellis signs 8-year, $50 million contract

By: Canadian Press

Nashville Predators defenceman Ryan Ellis has signed an eight-year deal worth $50 million that keeps under contract through the 2026-27 season.

Yesterday

Hamilton brothers reconnect with charity close to their hearts

By: Chris Lomon

Dougie Hamilton’s summer has included a little bit of everything, including reconnecting with a charity that holds special meaning for the 25-year-old defenceman.

5 days ago

Nolan family helping to guide First Nations youth

By: Tim Wharnsby

New St. Louis Blues forward Jordan Nolan enjoys a different kind of family vacation in the summer.

August 7, 2018

Stan Mikita, who led Blackhawks to 1961 title, dies at 78

By: Canadian Press

When Stan Mikita got back together with the Chicago Blackhawks, it was clear how much the reconciliation meant to the Hall of Fame forward.

August 7, 2018

Shore motivated for first taste of playoffs

By: Chris Lomon

No need to ask Devin Shore if he and his Dallas Stars teammates are a motivated group heading into the 2018-19 NHL season.

August 7, 2018

Sens avoid arbitration with Stone, sign winger to a one-year deal worth US$7.35M

By: Canadian Press

The Ottawa Senators have avoided arbitration with Mark Stone, signing the winger to a one-year deal worth US$7.35 million on Friday.

August 3, 2018

Sabres acquire Jeff Skinner in trade with Hurricanes

By: Canadian Press

The Buffalo Sabres acquired forward Jeff Skinner in a trade with the Carolina Hurricanes in a move that continues an off-season roster shake up for both teams.

August 2, 2018

It's game on for J.T. Brown as career path winds back home

By: Chris Lomon

When J.T. Brown says “Game On!” he’s not messing around.

August 2, 2018

Humbled but healthy, Eaves to attempt fourth straight Smashfest title

By: Chris Lomon

Patrick Eaves, who was limited to just two NHL games in 2017-18, can’t wait for the puck to drop on the new season. But before it does, the right wing has one order of business to take care of.

July 31, 2018

Jarome Iginla retires leaving Flames legacy behind him

By: Nadia Vocaturo

A lot has changed over the last two decades in professional hockey. Through it all, there was Jarome Iginla.

July 30, 2018

Inaugural Marner All-Star Invitational set to make a difference

By: Chris Lomon

On the ice, Mitch Marner wants to be a player his teammates can count on. Off the ice, the right wing wants to be a person kids look up to.

July 26, 2018

Wild, Zucker agree to 5-year, $27.5M contract

By: Canadian Press

When Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold turned over the team more than two months ago to general manager Paul Fenton, he was adamant the roster was strong enough to resist a rebuild.

July 25, 2018

Jarome Iginla returning to Calgary to announce retirement from NHL

By: Canadian Press

Former Calgary Flames star Jarome Iginla will announce his retirement from the NHL on Monday.

July 25, 2018

'It was near unanimous': Crosby to be honoured as top N.S. athlete of all time

By: Canadian Press

Sidney Crosby will take centre stage at a unique event celebrating the province's greatest athletes.

July 25, 2018

Ovechkin wins ESPY for Best Male Athlete as first NHL player

By: Chris Lomon

Ovechkin managed to outduel some serious competition at the 2018 ESPYs.

July 24, 2018

Jets' defenceman Jacob Trouba awarded 1-year, $5.5M contract by arbitrator

By: Canadian Press

An abitrator has awarded Jacob Trouba a one-year, US$5.5-million contract for the 2018-19 season.

July 22, 2018

With a Hart Trophy in hand, Hall sets sight on a shorter summer

By: Chris Lomon

There’s no doubt Taylor Hall has some serious hockey skills. His SPF skills, however, could use some work.

July 19, 2018

Prout finding balance in new off-season training

By: Chris Lomon

Dalton Prout’s decision to add a new wrinkle or two into his off-season training game plan has the 28-year-old defenceman pumped ahead of the 2018-19 NHL campaign.

July 17, 2018