NHL players in minors can't play in Olympics

/ Aug 8, 2017

NHL players in minors can't play in Olympics

Not only will Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews and most of the best hockey players in the world not be going to the Olympics, neither will anyone on an NHL contract. The league has decided that players with active NHL contracts, even those in ...

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 on ...

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 scratch to ...

/ 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 idea for ...

/ 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 untitled, ...

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 down ...

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 Penguins ...

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 in the ...

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 on ...

Putin marks 63rd birthday on ice with NHL stars, West-sanctioned tycoons

Oct 8, 2015

Putin marks 63rd birthday on ice with NHL stars, West-sanctioned tycoons

Russian President Vladimir Putin spent his 63rd birthday on the ice Wednesday, playing hockey with NHL stars against Russian officials and tycoons. Putin scored seven goals as his star-studded team, which included NHL legends Vyacheslav Fetisov and Pavel Bure, won the game 15-10. The opposing ...