Sep 15, 2016

NHL to increase concussion spotters

The NHL is revamping its concussion monitoring system for the upcoming season. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the league will have four concussion spotters watching all games from a centralized location in either Toronto or New York, as well as spotters at each game ...

Avalanche coach Bednar finally makes NHL

Sep 1, 2016

Avalanche coach Bednar finally makes NHL

Jared Bednar never got a shot in the NHL as a player but he’s getting one now as a coach. The Avalanche on Wednesday formally introduced Bednar, who was hired two weeks ago to lead Colorado after spending years in the minor leagues as ...

Two-time Stanley Cup winner Richards retires

Jul 21, 2016

Two-time Stanley Cup winner Richards retires

Forward Brad Richards is retiring after 15 NHL seasons during which he established a reputation for offensive consistency and won two Stanley Cup championships. Following one season with Detroit, the 36-year-old announced his retirement in a two-page release issued by the NHL Players’ Association ...

McPhee named GM of Las Vegas expansion team

Jul 14, 2016

McPhee named GM of Las Vegas expansion team

George McPhee has been hired as general manager of the NHL’s expansion Las Vegas franchise. Owner Bill Foley announced McPhee as the franchise’s first GM at a news conference Wednesday afternoon in Las Vegas. McPhee will be in charge of building the team from ...

Mar 17, 2016

NHL plans for potential expansion draft

While the NHL decides whether to add any teams, the league has already come up with a framework for a potential expansion draft. The plan with the intent of having more competitive teams from the outset was distributed to general managers on Wednesday. The ...

Mar 4, 2016

Gretzky book slated for fall release

For Wayne Gretzky, there’s something special about the number 99. The NHL’s all-time scoring champion has a deal with G.P. Putnam’s Sons for a book about the game’s history and his own place in it. Putnam told The Associated Press that the book, currently ...

NHL bans Wideman 20 games for hit on ref

Feb 4, 2016

NHL bans Wideman 20 games for hit on ref

The NHL barred Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman 20 games on Wednesday for cross-checking a linesman last week, the second-longest suspension in NHL history for abusing an official. Wideman was suspended for violating the league rule on physical abuse of officials after he knocked ...

Bettman says Scott 'welcome' at All-Star Game

Jan 30, 2016

Bettman says Scott 'welcome' at All-Star Game

John Scott expects the NHL to change the fan vote for the All-Star Game to keep someone like himself from ever being picked again. For now, he is busy soaking up every minute of his very unexpected weekend with some of the world’s best ...

Sharks' Marleau gets 1,000th point

Nov 22, 2015

Sharks' Marleau gets 1,000th point

San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau helped his team continue its roll on the same night he joined an elite group of NHL players. Brent Burns scored twice and Marleau got his 1,000th career point to lift the San Jose Sharks over the Pittsburgh ...

Tortorella hired to lead winless Blue Jackets

Oct 22, 2015

Tortorella hired to lead winless Blue Jackets

John Tortorella hoisted a Stanley Cup in Tampa Bay and led the New York Rangers to the verge of a championship berth. At woebegone Columbus, the Blue Jackets have a more modest goal for the veteran coach: Win a game. Tortorella is back coaching ...

Spezza eclipses prodigy in Stars win

Oct 14, 2015

Spezza eclipses prodigy in Stars win

Jason Spezza, 13 years into his NHL career, took the spotlight from the kid. Spezza scored three goals, including the tiebreaker late in the third period, and the Dallas Stars spoiled Connor McDavid’s first NHL goal with a 4-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers ...