NHL draft produces little fireworks beyond 1st pick
Nico Hischier, Miro Heiskanen, and Nolan Patrick pose for photos after being selected during the 2017 NHL Draft at the United Center on Friday in Chicago. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Most of the drama at the first ever draft in Chicago was gone after only one pick. After weeks of... Read more
New Jersey Devils select Nico Hischier 1st overall 1:50 Hip Check: Canadian 1st rounders 0:49 Hip Check: Canadian 1st rounders 0:49 Calgary Flames take Jusso Valimaki 16th overall 1:09 Calgary Flames take Jusso Valimaki 16th overall 1:09 Toronto Maple Leafs select Timothy Liljegren 17th overall 1:02 Toronto Maple Leafs... Read more
Coyotes, head coach Dave Tippett agree to part ways
Dave Tippett compiled a record of 282-257-83 in eight seasons as head coach of the Arizona Coyotes. (Ross D. Franklin/The Associated Press) Dave Tippett stuck with the Arizona Coyotes through four seasons of playing without an owner, five years of losing since the franchise’s greatest success in the desert... Read more
Failed offside challenge might now come with minor penalty
Florida’s Aaron Ekblad (5) had this goal called back after an offside review in the 2016 playoffs. (Adam Hunger/Associated Press) The NHL is considering issuing a minor penalty for a failed coach’s challenge for offside. The penalty would be instead of losing a timeout for a failed challenge under... Read more
Chris Pronger joins Florida Panthers’ front office
Former NHL all-star defenceman Chris Pronger is joining the Panthers’ front office as senior adviser to team president Dale Tallon. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Former NHL MVP Chris Pronger eventually wants to be a general manager, and Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon saw that as opportunity. The Panthers added Pronger to... Read more
Leafs’ Matthews earns Calder Trophy as top rookie
Toronto Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews (34) celebrates his goal against the Washington Capitals during a playoff game in April. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press) Toronto Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews has been awarded the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s top rookie. Matthews led all first-year players this season and... Read more
Golden Knights’ era begins Oct. 6 in Dallas before home opener vs. Coyotes
The Vegas Golden Knights will take on their desert rival Arizona Coyotes in their home opener on Oct 10. (@GoldenKnights/Twitter) The expansion Vegas Golden Knights will make their regular-season debut on the road in Dallas on Oct. 6 and host the Arizona Coyotes on Oct. 10 in the first... Read more
NHL’s top prospects get star treatment ahead of Friday’s draft
Top-ranked NHL prospect Nolan Patrick throws out the first pitch at Wrigley Field Wednesday as fellow prospects Casey Mittlestadt and Gabriel Vilardi look on. (Charles Rex Arbogast/Associated Press) Nolan Patrick, a potential No. 1 overall pick on Friday at the NHL draft in Chicago, threw out the ceremonial first... Read more
Golden Knights begin 1st regular season Oct. 6 at Dallas
Gerard Gallant will be behind the bench Oct. 6 at Dallas when his Golden Knights play their first-ever NHL regular-season game. Vegas will host the Coyotes in its home opener on Oct. 10. (John Locher/Associated Press) The expansion Vegas Golden Knights will make their regular-season debut on the road... Read more
Award nominees McDavid, Matthews already starting to define NHL’s next generation
Connor McDavid (97) and Auston Matthews (34) may not have a personal rivalry, but watching two generational talents face off is always fascinating for fans. (Codie McLachlan/Getty Images) Wayne Gretzky and Bobby Orr made sure they were in Toronto to witness the first NHL meeting between Connor McDavid and... Read more