One call from Connor McDavid was all Zach Hyman needed to put unfinished business with the Toronto Maple Leafs behind him upon joining the Edmonton Oilers. Hyman left his hometown team to sign a $38.5 million, seven-year contract with McDavid and the Oilers, who are similarly trying to get over the hump in the playoffs.
Tim Stutzle feels like a rookie all over again. And in a lot of ways, he still is. The Ottawa Senators forward got a taste of NHL life during the league’s pandemic-shortened season after being selected third overall at the 2020 draft. Stutzle went through his first training camp, got used to playing on the
The 2020-21 Philadelphia Flyers fell drastically short of expectations, in large part due to the failure of their young players to progress into the roles that the organization hoped they could play for a Stanley Cup contending team. Goaltender Carter Hart finished as the worst statistical goaltender in the NHL in most major categories. Winger
Hockey is back! At least partially, as teams have begun playing their first preseason games. The Los Angeles Kings are no different, as they’re starting to kick it into full gear this week, getting ready for the regular season. In this installment of Kings News & Rumors, we’ll be looking at the Kings vs Kings
4:40 PM ET HC Kremenchuk forward Andrei Deniskin is facing disciplinary action from the Ukrainian Hockey League after making a racist gesture toward American-born defenseman Jalen Smereck of HC Donbass, who is Black. In the second period of their game on Sunday, Deniskin shouted at Smereck and then pantomimed unpeeling a banana and eating it.
The Colorado Eagles have signed center Gabriel Fontaine to an American Hockey League contract for the 2021-22 season. Fontaine, 24, appeared in four games with the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack in 2020-21, collecting one assist. He also spent time on the New York Rangers’ taxi squad. Over four pro seasons, Fontaine has notched 21 goals
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The concourses of the Spokane Arena were jammed. The merchandise lines snaked through the crowds, causing bottlenecks as fans filed in for their first glimpse of the Seattle Kraken. There seems to be little doubt about the popularity and reach of the NHL’s newest franchise, even when playing 300 miles away
The concourses of the Spokane Arena were jammed. The merchandise lines snaked through the crowds, causing bottlenecks as fans filed in for their first glimpse of the Seattle Kraken. There seems to be little doubt about the popularity and reach of the NHL’s newest franchise, even when playing 300 miles away from home. Seattle made
The New York Rangers are loaded with talented young defensemen this season, including Norris Trophy winner Adam Fox. The team also got strong play from Ryan Lindgren and K’Andre Miller last season, and skilled prospects Zac Jones and Nils Lundkvist will have a shot at making the opening day lineup this season. However, veteran Jacob
Looking for all the best Colorado Avalanche 2021-22 season preview content in one place? If so, then you’ve come to the right place. Below, you can find all the latest articles from our expert team of Avalanche writers who want to get you prepared for the upcoming season. My name is Kyle, and I’m the
12:45 AM ET Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. — The concourses of the Spokane Arena were jammed. The merchandise lines snaked through the crowds, causing bottlenecks as fans filed in for their first glimpse of the Seattle Kraken. There seems to be little doubt about the popularity and reach of the NHL’s newest franchise, even when
WINNIPEG — As much as Eric Comrie appreciates the show of faith, he also knows the score. When you’ve lived the type of nomadic existence Comrie has over the past two seasons, perspective isn’t hard to find. He’s been part of four different NHL organizations, been traded once and claimed off waivers on four separate
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — French official Luc Tardif was elected president of the International Ice Hockey Federation on Saturday ahead of the return of NHL players to the Olympics in February. Tardif, who was born and raised in Canada, beat German candidate Franz Reindl by 67 votes to 39 in the fourth round of
An attorney who represents a former Chicago NHL player who alleges he was sexually assaulted by a then-assistant coach in 2010 said Friday her client has been interviewed as part of the team’s review of the accusations. A former federal prosecutor has been hired by the club to conduct what the team says is an
The New York Islanders enter the 2021-22 NHL season with high expectations and the hope of winning the Stanley Cup for the first time since the 1982-83 season. The team is talented across the roster and there are plenty of players that can have breakout seasons or greatly exceed expectations to help out the team.
Though the Seattle Kraken are the NHL’s newest team, with their first training camp having just begun, they are not entirely exempt from an affliction with which all professional sports franchises are familiar: contract trouble. Seattle is in a favorable position, with no dead money on the books and just over $8 million in cap
4:19 PM ET ESPN News Services OTTAWA, Ontario — The Ottawa Senators acquired Zach Sanford on Saturday, sending St. Louis native Logan Brown to the Blues in exchange for the veteran forward. St. Louis also received a conditional 2022 draft pick from Ottawa. Sanford had 10 goals and 16 points in 52 games for the
When Chase Priskie was a young hockey player growing up in Pembroke Pines, he says his parents could not afford the high cost of what it took to be on a travel team. If not for financial help from the likes of the Florida Panthers Foundation, he said, he probably would not have gone as