Category: Player Features

Family, friends excited as player from Saskatchewan First Nation makes NHL debut

By: Canadian Press

About two dozen proud and excited fans were planning to attend an Oilers game in Edmonton on Thursday night to cheer on an Indigenous player making his NHL debut.

March 1, 2018

'Klinger' leading from the blue line

By: Chris Lomon

It’s not just what he does on the ice that makes John Klingberg one of the league’s most respected stars.

March 1, 2018

Playing Outdoors Never Gets Old For Dominic Moore

By: Tim Wharnsby

“When I look back on my career highlights, those two games were so memorable,” said Moore, whose 14-year pro career has him eight games shy of 1,000 combined regular season and playoff games.

February 28, 2018

Oshie's pure love of game infectiously inspires his popularity

By: Chris Lomon

T. J. Oshie’s game face is hardly one-dimensional. But as one of his former collegiate coach’s notes, it’s a look that perfectly captures the right wing’s genuine love for the game.

February 27, 2018

Kelly heading from Team Canada to the Ducks

By: Alan Adams

The age-old adage that a hockey team can take on the personality of its captain certainly applies to Chris Kelly, the 37-year-old veteran NHL forward who wore the ‘C’ for Team Canada at PyeongChang 2018.

February 26, 2018

Alina Mueller doing brother proud

By: Chris Lomon

Mirco Mueller’s one bit of advice to his sister Alina, who turned heads and dropped jaws with her top-shelf performance at the 2018 Winter Olympics, couldn’t be more perfect.

February 23, 2018

Patience paying off for Weegar

By: Tim Wharnsby

For those who believe the stereotype that millennials want it all and that they want it now, meet 24-year-old MacKenzie Weegar.

February 21, 2018

A summer's hard work taught life lessons for Craig Smith

By: Chris Lomon

When he wasn’t busy building his hockey skills, a 16-year-old Craig Smith spent one summer helping build something else in his hometown of Madison, Wisconsin.

February 20, 2018

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.

February 15, 2018

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.

February 15, 2018

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.

February 13, 2018

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.

February 13, 2018

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