giving back

Stajan & Cammalleri Launch ‘Best Buddies Canada’ PSA

By: Catherine Faas

On February 26th, Matt Stajan, centreman for the Calgary Flames, played a part in helping launch a national public service announcement for Best Buddies Canada, at Bishop O’Byrne High School (BOBHS) in Calgary, Alberta.

February 26, 2014

NHLPA Goals & Dreams Fund Profiled on CBC

By: Ryan Parker

Players’ program in support of grassroots hockey programs highlighted as part of the annual ‘Hockey Day in Canada’ celebration

January 23, 2014

Ben Scrivens & Matt Greene Give Back To Kids in Hawthorne, CA

By: NHLPA Staff

Los Angeles Kings teammates Ben Scrivens and Matt Greene coach kids in their first ever hockey game in Hawthorne, CA.

January 10, 2014

It’s Movember!

By: Catherine Faas

It’s that time of year again, when moustaches are grown, awareness is spread, and money is raised to benefit men’s health initiatives. It’s Movember.

November 6, 2013

Brent Burns Shaves His Infamous Hair & Beard For A Good Cause

By: Catherine Faas

The San Jose Sharks defenseman shaved off his “mountain man” look this week for charity.

November 4, 2013

The NHLPA Plays Road Hockey To Conquer Cancer

By: Catherine Faas

The NHLPA participated in the third annual Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer (RHCC) tournament, and donated more than $30K through the NHLPA and NHL joint initiative, Hockey Fights Cancer.

September 30, 2013

NHLPA Members travel to HIGH RIVER TO donate EQUIPMENT

By: NHLPA Staff

In conjunction with RBC Play Hockey and the NHLPA Goals & Dreams Fund, NHLPA members Matt Stajan, T.J.

September 16, 2013

NHL Players Help Raise Record Amount For Local Alberta Charity

By: Catherine Faas

Eight players took part in Canadian M.P. Blake Richards’ annual Rocky Mountain Hockey Challenge to help raise money for RCMP Victim’s Services Units in Alberta.

August 21, 2013

Smashfest Charity Ping-Pong Challenge Raises Over $100K

By: Catherine Faas

Event host Dominic Moore, along with other NHLPA members and hockey fans put their ping-pong skills to the test on Thursday night to raise funds for concussion and cancer research.

July 26, 2013

Duchene & Hodgson Lend A Helping Hand At Home

By: Eric Epstein

Matt Duchene & Cody Hodgson recently returned to Haliburton, ON to assist in raising funds for flood relief in their hometown

June 19, 2013

Josh Harding Launches Harding’s Hope

By: Catherine Faas

After being diagnosed with MS, Minnesota Wild goaltender, Josh Harding, commits himself to helping fight the disease.

June 14, 2013

Chicago Blackhawks Players Make 9-Year-Old's Wish Come True

By: Catherine Faas

The Chicago Blackhawks, in conjunction with the Make A Wish Foundation, gave 9-year-old James Ensign a chance to fulfill his dream of skating and practicing with the team.

May 9, 2013

Jordin Tootoo – Speaking His Mind

By: Ryan Parker

Jordin recently visited a native community in Ontario to meet some fans and pass along a message of positivity

April 26, 2013

Why Are Players Wearing Camouflage Jerseys?

By: Catherine Faas

Players have been sporting custom camouflage jerseys during warm-ups this week to pay tribute to the Armed Forces in the US and Canada.

April 25, 2013

Players Deliver a Special Message

By: NHLPA Staff

Landeskog, Clarkson & Pacioretty among NHLPA stars to lend their voice to the 2013 Special Hockey International Tournament

March 15, 2013

NHLPA Donating $30K to

By: Catherine Faas

$30K to to assist young people with mental health challenges.

February 28, 2013

Ryan Kesler Surprises Fans

By: Catherine Faas

Vancouver Canucks center Ryan Kesler has been spending time surprising fans around Vancouver for the past few days.

January 25, 2013

Hudella & Hendricks Proud to ‘Defend the Blue Line’

By: Shane Hudella

From December 11th to 18th, NHLPA member and Washington Capitals forward Matt Hendricks joined his friend Shane Hudella to visit American troops in Bahrain, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, and Germany as ambassadors of the ‘Defending the Blue Line’ program.

January 23, 2013

NHL Players Raise Over $1.8 Million for Charity During the Lockout

By: Catherine Faas

Players give back through charitable activities over the course of the NHL lockout.

January 15, 2013

RBC Play Hockey Charity Challenge Wrap-Up Video

By: Catherine Faas

On December 19th at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (the site of old Maple Leaf Gardens), over 3,000 fans came together for the Centre’s first ever sold-out game to watch 39 NHL players hit the ice for the RBC Play Hockey Charity Challenge.

January 8, 2013