Is Drouin the Canadiens’ long-coveted 1st-line centre?
Jonathan Drouin has the opportunity to become the Montreal Canadiens’ No. 1 centre. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press) Every year since he was named general manager of the Montreal Canadiens in 2012, Marc Bergevin has been asked who will be the club’s first-line centre. He admits it’s a good question,... Read more
Devils sign defenceman Damon Severson to 6-year deal
New Jersey defenceman Damon Severson will earn $25 million US over the course of his new six-year deal. (Jeff Roberson/The Associated Press) The New Jersey Devils have signed defenceman Damon Severson to a six-year, $25 million US contract that will keep him with the team through the 2022-23 season.... Read more
Hall of fame defenceman Pierre Pilote passes away at age 85
Pierre Pilote played a total of 14 seasons in the NHL from 1955-1969, 13 of those with the Chicago Blackhawks and one — his final season — with the Toronto Maple Leafs. (Hannah Yoon/Canadian Press) Former Blackhawks defenceman Pierre Pilote, who won a Stanley Cup with Chicago in 1961,... Read more
Kevin Stevens joins Penguins as special assignment scout
The Pittsburgh Penguins hired former star Kevin Stevens as a special assignment scout on Friday. The 52-year-old helped the Pens win two consecutive Stanley Cups in 1991, 1992. (Fred Jewell/The Canadian Press) The Pittsburgh Penguins have hired former star Kevin Stevens as a special assignment scout. The 52-year-old Stevens... Read more
Ex-NHL player Kevin Stevens pleads guilty in drug conspiracy
Kevin Stevens, a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Massachusetts native, has been sentenced to probation for conspiring to sell oxycodone in the state. (Fred Jewell/The Canadian Press) A two-time Stanley Cup champion hockey player from Massachusetts has pleaded guilty to a federal drug charge. The... Read more
Drug charges brought against 2-time Stanley Cup champion Kevin Stevens
Kevin Stevens, a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Massachusetts native, has been sentenced to probation for conspiring to sell oxycodone in the state. (Fred Jewell/The Canadian Press) A two-time Stanley Cup champion hockey player from Massachusetts has been charged in federal court with conspiring to... Read more
Canucks ink forward Bo Horvat to 6-year, $33M US extension
Bo Horvat signed a six-year, $33-million US contract extension with the Vancouver Canucks Friday. (Harry How/Getty Images) The Vancouver Canucks signed restricted free agent Bo Horvat to a $33-million US, six-year contract extension Friday. The 22-year-old centre led the lowly Canucks with 52 points (20 goals, 32 assists) last... Read more
Predators’ Ryan Ellis needs 6 months to recover from knee surgery
Nashville Predators defenceman Ryan Ellis, right, celebrates a goal with defenceman P.K. Subban against the Anaheim Ducks on March 7. (Mark J. Terrill/The Associated Press) Nashville defenceman Ryan Ellis will need a full six months to recover from off-season knee surgery, and general manager David Poile says they don’t... Read more
Ex-enforcer George Parros to lead NHL player safety
The NHL has tabbed former tough guy George Parros to run its department of player safety, taking over from Stephane Quintal. Despite being a fighter with 1,092 penalty minutes, Parros was never fined or suspended in the NHL. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) The NHL has tabbed former enforcer George Parros... Read more
NHL enforcer George Parros calls it a career
George Parros finishes his NHL career with 36 points and 1,092 penalty minutes over 474 regular-season games. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) Veteran enforcer George Parros announced his retirement Friday after nine NHL seasons. Parros played for the Los Angeles Kings, Colorado Avalanche, Anaheim Ducks, Florida Panthers and Montreal Canadiens over his... Read more