Goals & Dreams

Bowen Byram and country singer Dean Brody give back through NHLPA Goals & Dreams

By: Chris Lomon

Brody was joined on stage by Byram to announce a $60,000 donation.

July 26, 2022

Dean Brody, Bowen Byram team up with NHLPA Goals & Dreams in Fort Steele, B.C.

By: NHLPA Media Release

The country music star and Stanley Cup champion teamed up to benefit hockey-playing youth in B.C.

July 25, 2022

NHLPA Goals & Dreams to reach $675,000 in hockey equipment donated since 2020

By: NHLPA Media Release

Total includes $250,000 in 2021-22 equipment donations from the NHL Players’ G&D program.

June 29, 2022

NHLPA Goals & Dreams donates $100,000 worth of equipment, with support of IIHF, to Ukrainian youth

By: NHLPA Media Release

A second round of equipment donations is scheduled to be made in the coming months.

May 18, 2022

Sydney, Nova Scotia wins coveted Kraft Hockeyville 2022 title

By: NHLPA/NHL/Kraft media release

The community rallied for support across the country to win $250,000 for arena upgrades, $10,000 worth of youth hockey equipment from the NHLPA’s Goals & Dreams fund and the opportunity to host an NHL® preseason game.

May 7, 2022

NHLPA launches Assists in Action to celebrate five years of partnership with Kids Help Phone

By: NHLPA Media Release

For every assist recorded by an NHL player this season, the NHLPA will donate $7 to Kids Help Phone programming.

January 20, 2022

NHLPA Goals & Dreams donation helps bring Pakua Shipu together

By: Chris Lomon

“It was a lot of wonderful equipment, all at once, and I was really impressed with the generosity of the NHLPA."

December 23, 2021

NHLPA Goals & Dreams and William Nylander team up with Peel Police youth hockey program

By: Chris Lomon

William Nylander and Peel Police provided an assist to some lucky NHLPA Goals & Dreams participants.

November 19, 2021

NHLPA G&D, Grindstone Award Foundation finding a way to help girls play

By: Chris Lomon

In May, NHLPA Goals & Dreams donated 25 sets of equipment to Grindstone, which continues to be a difference-maker in growing youth female hockey.

July 27, 2021

Real life superhero Hodgson recognized for community efforts

By: Chris Lomon

Kevin Hodgson is a Willie O’Ree Community Hero Award finalist, but the executive director of HEROS isn't about the accolades.

June 15, 2021

Bell, Briggs-Blake keeping grassroots hockey accessible

By: Chris Lomon

This March the NHLPA and NHL are celebrating women from across the hockey community in honour of Gender Equality Month, a Hockey Is For Everyone initiative.

March 18, 2021

Players growing the game, connecting with fans through G&D and Sonnet Insurance

By: Chris Lomon

They’re connecting virtually but the impact is palpable. Players are helping to grow the game through NHLPA Goals & Dreams alongside Sonnet Insurance (Sonnet).

March 2, 2021

NHLPA Goals & Dreams and Sonnet Insurance Partner to Support Youth Hockey

By: NHLPA/Sonnet media release

Professional hockey stars come together to make hockey more accessible and inclusive through Everyone Deserves A Team initiative.

February 16, 2021

Reaves answers call for local youth through NHLPA G&D

By: Chris Lomon

Ryan Reaves doesn’t need to be wearing his No. 75 Vegas Golden Knights sweater to be a difference-maker.

May 8, 2020

Younger players taking NHLPA G&D to new heights amid 20th anniversary

By: David Morassutti

After getting into their hockey equipment, participants of the Toronto Police Service hockey program were asked to gather in front of a door at John Booth Arena for a little surprise.

April 16, 2020

Players surprise local youth at hockey practice

By: NHLPA Staff

First came the equipment, then came an unforgettable day.

February 21, 2020

Catching up with Mici: A donation that fueled a future captain's dream

By: Chris Lomon

The year was 2009, and Mirzet Hodzic was the recipient of an NHLPA G&D donation. Ten years later, he’s the captain of the Bosnia and Herzegovina men’s national team.

February 13, 2020

Marner, NHLPA Goals & Dreams further youth hockey

By: David Morassutti

Considering everything the game has provided him, Mitch Marner never took playing hockey for granted.

February 9, 2020

McDonagh, NHLPA G&D give back to future State of Hockey generation

By: Chris Lomon

When it comes to helping grow the game of hockey in Minnesota, Ryan McDonagh is definitely all in.

January 28, 2020

Equipment got kids on the ice, players got them out of their shells

By: Chris Lomon

To the casual observer, it would appear to have been nothing more than a group of young people meeting their hockey idols. It was much more meaningful.

December 10, 2019