Plan for KeyArena renovation OK’d

More Sports / Ice Hockey Sep 15, 2018

Plan for KeyArena renovation OK’d

The Seattle City Council committee created to review plans for the renovation of KeyArena has unanimously approved the final transaction documents, setting the stage for full council approval of the arena plan later this month. The Select Committee on Civic Arenas voted 7-0 Friday to ...

Jarome Iginla hangs up skates after 20 years in NHL

More Sports / Ice Hockey Jul 31, 2018

Jarome Iginla hangs up skates after 20 years in NHL

Jarome Iginla closed his 20-year NHL career in the city where he was the face of the franchise. The 41-year-old winger made his retirement official on Monday in Calgary, where he spent 16 seasons with the Flames. Iginla entertained a packed news conference at Scotiabank Saddledome ...

Two-time Stanley Cup winner Richards retires

More Sports / Ice Hockey 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

More Sports / Ice Hockey 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 ...

More Sports / Ice Hockey 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 ...

More Sports / Ice Hockey 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

More Sports / Ice Hockey 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 ...