Category: Player Features

Rebuilding Red Wings sign Vanek, Bernier and re-sign Green

By: Canadian Press

On Sunday , the Red Wings signed 34-year-old winger Thomas Vanek and 29-year-old goaltender Jonathan Bernier and re-signed 32-year-old defenceman Mike Green.

July 1, 2018

Golden Knights land veteran centre Stastny, lose Perron

By: Canadian Press

One year ago, the Vegas Golden Knights were in the midst of forming their first team. On Sunday, they were in the middle of the free-agent market as they look to fine-tune the roster for another run at the Stanley Cup Final.

July 1, 2018

Flyers make splash, sign van Riemsdyk to $35M, 5-year deal

By: Canadian Press

A 36-goal scorer is moving closer to home and couldn't be happier about it.

July 1, 2018

Habs bring back Tomas Plekanec, sign Matthew Peca, Xavier Ouellet

By: Canadian Press

Tomas Plekanec got his wish to return to Montreal and is confident the Canadiens can get back into the NHL playoffs.

July 1, 2018

Canucks add grit, toughness with free agents Beagle, Roussel: Benning

By: Canadian Press

Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning believes his team will be tougher to play against next season after signing a trio of free-agent forwards on Sunday.

July 1, 2018

Coyotes sign Ekman-Larsson to 8-year extension

By: Canadian Press

The Arizona Coyotes have undergone massive changes in recent years, parting ways with key players while overhauling their roster.

July 1, 2018

Blackhawks add 3 players on 1st day of NHL free agency

By: Canadian Press

The Chicago Blackhawks agreed to contracts with free agents Chris Kunitz, Cam Ward and Brandon Manning on Sunday, addressing their depth in every position group after missing the playoffs for the first time in a decade.

July 1, 2018

AP source: Couture agrees to 8-year extension with Sharks

By: Canadian Press

Logan Couture agreed to a $64 million, eight-year contract extension with the San Jose Sharks on Saturday, according to a person familiar with the deal.

June 30, 2018

A Season To Remember For Barzal

By: Chris Lomon

Barzal, who became the seventh rookie in NHL history with at least 20 goals and 60 assists, and just the second to notch three five-point games, was humbled after being named the 2018 Calder Trophy recipient.

June 28, 2018

A congratulations to P-A Parenteau on his retirement

By: Nadia Vocaturo

From the NHLPA and its players, congratulations to P-A Parenteau, who recently announced his retirement after 491 NHL games, and nearly 1,000 games as a professional hockey player.

June 27, 2018

With newfound patience, setbacks are temporary for Carr

By: Tim Wharnsby

Daniel Carr has made the most of a difficult time in his life.

June 27, 2018

Sbisa: The team and the city – we became one

By: Chris Lomon

Each time he walked through a hospital entrance, Luca Sbisa wondered what he would say or could say to the families and survivors.

June 26, 2018

Nugent-Hopkins leaving impact in community of Edmonton

By: Chris Lomon

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.

June 21, 2018

Caps players share memories, tattoo, and a laugh at Vrana's expense

By: Chris Lomon

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.

June 19, 2018

Causes to benefit from annual tournament hit close to home for Ladd

By: Chris Lomon

The Ladd Foundation supports numerous causes, specifically focused on youth and the environment.

June 14, 2018

Brendan Smith enjoying spring as a proud brother and new father

By: Tim Wharnsby

Brendan Smith had quite a topsy-turvy, but enjoyable spring.

June 13, 2018

Gallagher gets as much as he gives back

By: Chris Lomon

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.

June 12, 2018

John Carlson thrives in playoff atmosphere

By: Chris Lomon

How would Mark Hunter describe Washington’s John Carlson’s one and only season with the London Knights? Untapped.

June 7, 2018

200 pucks a day pays off for Beagle

By: Chris Lomon

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.

June 5, 2018

Reilly Smith's leading attitude dates back to university days

By: Chris Lomon

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.

May 31, 2018