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ESPN NHL
Nov 24, 2020

Four Vegas players test positive for COVID-19
Four Golden Knights players tested positive for COVID-19, the team confirmed on Monday night.

ESPN NHL
Nov 23, 2020

Bruins lock in DeBrusk with two-year contract
The Bruins have signed forward Jake DeBrusk to a two-year extension worth $3.675 annually.

ESPN NHL
Nov 23, 2020

Kendall Coyne Schofield joins Blackhawks' staff
U.S. women's national team captain Kendall Coyne Schofield has been hired by the Blackhawks as a player development coach.

ESPN NHL
Nov 21, 2020

Max Domi on health challenges, John Tortorella and finally watching 'Game of Thrones'
We check in with the new Blue Jacket on his offseason activities, what he expects for 2020-21, and much more.

ESPN NHL
Nov 19, 2020

NHLPA 'blindsided' by owners' demands on CBA
An NHLPA rep said players were appalled by owners' request to change the terms of their new collective bargaining agreement, which was agreed upon just four months ago.

ESPN NHL
Nov 19, 2020

Planning the ideal 2020-21 NHL season: Schedule, divisions, playoff bracket, standings and more
How many games should they play? Where should they play them? What happens in the playoffs? Here's our vision for what should happen when the puck drops again.

ESPN NHL
Nov 18, 2020

Poll: Fans still won't go to games without vaccine
A recent survey conducted by Seton Hall University's Sharkey Institute reveals that most American sports fans will wait for a COVID-19 vaccine before returning to arenas and stadiums.

ESPN NHL
Nov 18, 2020

Sources: Entire ECHL North Division opts out
The ECHL North Division has opted out of the season due to the pandemic environment.

ESPN NHL
Nov 18, 2020

How Julien Gauthier went from workout warrior to ascendant Rangers winger
The 23-year-old player -- who has bodybuilders and pro wrestlers in his family tree -- will be a key piece for a promising Blueshirts forward group this season.

ESPN NHL
Nov 18, 2020

Champion Lightning lay off 30 due to COVID-19
The Stanley Cup champion Lightning said they were eliminating 30 positions across the company because of the effects of the coronavirus.

ESPN NHL
Nov 17, 2020

Panthers: Peterson is NHL's first Black asst. GM
Brett Peterson, who was vice president in charge of hockey for a sports marketing and talent management company, has been hired by the Florida Panthers and is believed to be the first Black assistant GM in NHL history.

ESPN NHL
Nov 17, 2020

NHL contender tiers: Where all 31 teams rank
From the elites to the flawed contenders to the wild cards to the basement dwellers, here's what to expect from every club this coming season.

ESPN NHL
Nov 16, 2020

Champion Lightning lay off 30 due to virus
The Stanley Cup champion Lightning said they were eliminating 30 positions across the company because of the effects of the coronavirus.

ESPN NHL
Nov 16, 2020

Sabres sign 1st-round pick Quinn to 3-year deal
The Sabres signed first-round pick Jack Quinn, 19, to a three-year, entry-level contract Monday.

ESPN NHL
Nov 16, 2020

Avs to honor Nordiques on 'Reverse Retro' jersey
The Colorado Avalanche will wear a Nordiques logo on their jerseys for the first time since relocating from Quebec City in 1995.

ESPN NHL
Nov 16, 2020

Ranking all 31 NHL 'reverse retro' jerseys
From a beautiful Nordiques-Avalanche blend to the return of Lady Liberty to missed opportunities elsewhere, we identify the hits and misses for every team's jersey.

ESPN NHL
Nov 16, 2020

NHL Power Rankings: Mid-offseason edition
Following the draft and (most of) free agency, where do all 31 teams stack up? Here are our latest rankings.

ESPN NHL
Nov 12, 2020

How LIU built a Division I college hockey program from scratch during a pandemic
In April, LIU announced it was launching a Division I men's hockey team. On Saturday, its first season begins. How did the school pull it off amid the coronavirus pandemic?

ESPN NHL
Nov 12, 2020

The five NHL teams that had sneaky good offseasons
Many have heaped praise upon Avalanche GM Joe Sakic for his work this fall. Here are the teams whose improvement went under the radar.

ESPN NHL
Nov 11, 2020

Meeker, Leafs great and broadcasting icon, dies
Howie Meeker, who won four Stanley Cups with Toronto and went on to become a respected and colorful television hockey analyst, has died at age 97.

ESPN NHL
Nov 11, 2020

Why a professional player quit hockey and joined the Marines
Ben Stafford won the Calder Cup in 2005, then followed a calling to serve a bigger purpose.

ESPN NHL
Nov 11, 2020

Men's college hockey preview: Best teams, top prospects, more
Why are North Dakota and Boston College among the top teams to watch? Which prospects stand out as early Hobey Baker favorites? Here's everything to know for this season.

ESPN NHL
Nov 10, 2020

Kraken expect training center by summer 2021
The Seattle Kraken said Tuesday that the team's primary NHL rink, locker rooms, training areas and front-office space are on target to be finished by mid-July.

ESPN NHL
Nov 10, 2020

Bettman: NHL is mulling temporary realignment
As the NHL plots out its upcoming season, commissioner Gary Bettman said Tuesday that temporary realignment and another hub model could be in play.

ESPN NHL
Nov 09, 2020

Stars re-sign Hintz to 3-year, $9.45M contract
The Stars have signed Roope Hintz to a three-year, $9.45 million contract to keep the Finnish forward in Dallas.

ESPN NHL
Nov 08, 2020

Aaron Rodgers, athletes and teams remember 'Jeopardy!' host Alex Trebek
The legendary quiz show host died Sunday. Whether the ritual of nightly shows or the litany of sports clues, "Jeopardy!" was a hit with sports fans and athletes too.

ESPN NHL
Nov 07, 2020

Ducks sign No. 6 pick Drysdale to 3-year deal
The Anaheim Ducks signed No. 6 overall pick Jamie Drysdale to a three-year contract.

ESPN NHL
Nov 06, 2020

Big international hockey questions: How will this year's World Juniors work?
What will the World Juniors look like this year? What other international hockey tournaments will be played, and which are canceled? Are women's hockey events still a go?

ESPN NHL
Nov 05, 2020

Blue Jackets sign Gavrikov to 3-year, $8.4M deal
The Blue Jackets have signed Vladislav Gavrikov, who was among the NHL's top rookie defensemen in goals, assists and points last season, to a three-year, $8.4 million contract.

ESPN NHL
Nov 05, 2020

Reports: Rangers avoid arbitration with Strome
The Rangers have reportedly reached agreement on a deal with center Ryan Strome to avoid arbitration.

ESPN NHL
Nov 05, 2020

What we know right now about the NHL and COVID-19
We don't know everything yet, but sports leagues and teams have gained some insights in recent months. We check in with the NHLPA's epidemiologist consultant.

ESPN NHL
Nov 04, 2020

Jackets' Nyquist out 5-6 months after surgery
Blue Jackets forward Gustav Nyquist is out five to six months after shoulder surgery.

ESPN NHL
Nov 04, 2020

Islanders, defenseman Pulock reach 2-year deal
The Islanders and defenseman Ryan Pulock have agreed to a two-year, $10 million deal ahead of arbitration.

ESPN NHL
Nov 03, 2020

Stars' Seguin, Bishop out 5 months after surgery
Stars goalie Ben Bishop and center Tyler Seguin will miss around five months after undergoing offseason surgery.

ESPN NHL
Nov 03, 2020

Red Wings keep Mantha, sign to 4-year deal
Forward Anthony Mantha signs a four-year contract to stay with the Red Wings. He has played with Detroit all five of his NHL seasons.

ESPN NHL
Nov 02, 2020

North Dakota tops preseason college hockey poll
North Dakota, Boston College and Minnesota Duluth are in the top three slots of the preseason college hockey poll, released Monday.

ESPN NHL
Nov 02, 2020

NHL 2020-21 season plans: Latest on format, timeline and challenges
When will the season start? Will it be a full 82 games? Will there be daily COVID-19 testing? Bubbles? We answer those questions and many more.

ESPN NHL
Nov 01, 2020

Premier Ford working to allow checking in OHL
Ontario Premier Doug Ford tweeted Saturday night that he is working on a return-to-play plan with the Ontario Hockey League that would involve physical contact and not ban bodychecking.

ESPN NHL
Oct 30, 2020

Checking banned from OHL due to COVID-19
The Ontario Hockey League will not have bodychecking this season in an attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The league plans to start a shortened season Feb. 4.

ESPN NHL
Oct 30, 2020

Ontario Hockey League: No checking due to virus
The Ontario Hockey League will not have bodychecking this season in an attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The league plans to start a shortened season Feb. 4.

ESPN NHL
Oct 30, 2020

Hockey Hall of Fame won't name new class in '21
The Hockey Hall of Fame has moved its 2020 inductions to 2021, and it won't name a new class next year. Ceremonies for Marian Hossa, Jarome Iginla, Kevin Lowe, Kim St-Pierre, Doug Wilson and Ken Holland have been moved to Nov. 12-15, 2021.

ESPN NHL
Oct 29, 2020

Paralyzed ex-BU hockey player Roy dies at 45
Travis Roy, who was paralyzed just seconds into his first college hockey game at Boston University in 1995, has died at the age of 45. His foundation has since helped spinal cord injury survivors live more independent lives through grants and research.

ESPN NHL
Oct 29, 2020

Coyotes renounce rights to controversial pick
The Arizona Coyotes are renouncing the rights to draft pick Mitchell Miller after his history of assault and racism as a juvenile were spotlighted in a newspaper investigation.

ESPN NHL
Oct 29, 2020

Back at it again: Tony La Russa joins a long list of coaches who've done reunion tours with previous teams
After 34 years and two other managing jobs, La Russa comes back to Chicago. He's not the first to go back to a previous job. Here's how other notable coaches fared in their second tours.

ESPN NHL
Oct 29, 2020

NHL trying to find path for normal '21-22 season
The NHL views it as an "important objective" to restore a normal cadence for the 2021-22 season, deputy commissioner Bill Daly told ESPN in an interview on Thursday.

ESPN NHL
Oct 29, 2020

NHL: Allegations against Tallon unsubstantiated
The NHL says that after conducting an outside investigation, allegations that former Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon made "inappropriate racial, religious, and ethnic comments" while in the NHL bubble were not substantiated.

ESPN NHL
Oct 29, 2020

Sabres sign Olofsson to 2-year, $6.1M deal
Victor Olofsson, a restricted free agent who scored 20 goals and had 42 points in 54 games for the Sabres this season, has signed a two-year deal with the team.

ESPN NHL
Oct 29, 2020

'I can't imagine attaching my name': How owners hide their political donations
The spotlight on political donations is bright, but there's a push among some ownership groups to avoid it.

ESPN NHL
Oct 29, 2020

Champion Lightning re-sign Maroon, Schenn
Forward Patrick Maroon signed a two-year deal for $1.8 million to remain with the Lightning, while defenseman Luke Schenn will stay on a one-year deal.

ESPN NHL
Oct 29, 2020

Stars name Rick Bowness as their head coach
The Dallas Stars officially named Rick Bowness as their head coach on Thursday.

ESPN NHL
Oct 29, 2020

Hockey HOFers to coach in new 3-on-3 league
Hall of Famers Bryan Trottier, Grant Fuhr, Guy Carbonneau, Joe Mullen, Larry Murphy and Angela Ruggiero will coach in the 3ICE league when its inaugural season begins June 20.

ESPN NHL
Oct 29, 2020

Seven of the most haunted venues in sports
From the Hockey Hall of Fame to Camp Randall Stadium and the infamous Pfister and Skirvin hotels, we've uncovered the legends behind the spookiest venues in the sports world.

ESPN NHL
Oct 29, 2020

'No kid should have to go through what I went through': Morgan Urso's journey to destigmatize mental illness
After her state's hockey association recommended she remain apart from her team, she received support from near and far and continues her journey in the sport.

ESPN NHL
Oct 28, 2020

AHL targeting Feb. 5 start date for next season
The American Hockey League is targeting a Feb. 5 start date for next season.

ESPN NHL
Oct 28, 2020

Dallas Stars unveil electrifying new 'Blackout' jerseys
With a color scheme inspired by the Dallas skyline, the team's alternate uniform set for 2020-21 certainly stands out.

ESPN NHL
Oct 28, 2020

Flames go 'full retro' with a return to their classic uniform look
The team announced on Monday that its "throwback" jerseys will take over as the primary home and road set for 2020-21.

ESPN NHL
Oct 28, 2020

Vegas Golden Knights reveal metallic gold third jersey for the 2020-21 NHL season
The Golden Knights have a new jersey, and it's as flashy as the city the team calls home.

ESPN NHL
Oct 28, 2020

Inside the political donation history of wealthy sports owners
American professional sports owners have contributed nearly $47 million in federal elections since 2015.

ESPN NHL
Oct 28, 2020

Red Wings' Bertuzzi awarded 1-year, $3.5M deal
An arbitrator on Tuesday awarded Red Wings forward Tyler Bertuzzi a one-year, $3.5 million contract.

ESPN NHL
Oct 28, 2020

Inside the $1 million commitment that will elevate the PWHPA Dream Gap Tour
The contribution from Secret not only will help women's hockey players get back on the ice but also will ensure that the Dream Gap Tour continues to grow.

ESPN NHL
Oct 28, 2020

How COVID-19 will impact NHL prospects in the 2020-21 season
Developing NHL prospects and scouting ahead of next year's draft will undoubtedly be difficult. How are teams -- and young players -- preparing for the challenges this year presents?

ESPN NHL
Oct 28, 2020

L.A. is title town: Dodgers, Lakers are rare feat of consecutive titles for a city
It's not often that a sports city or metropolitan area follows up one title by also winning the next major sports championship awarded. Los Angeles has done it again.

ESPN NHL
Oct 27, 2020

Hurricanes sign Haydn Fleury to 2 years, $2.6M
The Hurricanes signed defenseman Haydn Fleury, their first-round pick in 2014, to a two-year contract worth $2.6 million on Tuesday.

ESPN NHL
Oct 27, 2020

Red Wings' Bertuzzi awarded $3.5M, 1-year deal
An arbitrator on Tuesday awarded Detroit Red Wings forward Tyler Bertuzzi a $3.5 million, one-year contract.

ESPN NHL
Oct 27, 2020

Avs, former Isles D Toews agree to 4-year deal
After acquiring Devon Toews from the Islanders, the Avalanche agreed to a four-year deal with the defenseman.

ESPN NHL
Oct 27, 2020

Edmonton personality Joey Moss dies at age 57
Joey Moss, who had Down syndrome and had worked in the locker room for the NHL's Oilers and Edmonton's CFL team since the mid-1980s, has died at the age of 57.

ESPN NHL
Oct 27, 2020

Inside minor hockey leagues' pandemic-season plans
With COVID-19 remaining a factor into 2021, how will minor league hockey adjust? We check in with top execs from the AHL, ECHL and SPHL.

ESPN NHL
Oct 26, 2020

Pens add ex-player Daley to staff, fire asst. GM
The Penguins have hired former player Trevor Daley to a front-office position. The team also announced it has fired assistant general manager Jason Karmanos.

ESPN NHL
Oct 25, 2020

Sabres avoid arbitration with Reinhart, Ullmark
The Buffalo Sabres have avoided arbitration with forward Sam Reinhart and goaltender Linus Ullmark by signing them to one-year contracts.

ESPN NHL
Oct 25, 2020

Sabres sign FA Reinhart to 1-year, $5.2M deal
The Sabres signed restricted free agent Sam Reinhart to a one-year, $2.5 million contract, the team announced Sunday, avoiding an arbitration hearing.

ESPN NHL
Oct 23, 2020

Ruff hires two coaches to fill out Devils staff
The Devils hired Chris Taylor as an assistant coach and Dave Rogalski as goaltending coach, completing the staff of head coach Lindy Ruff.

ESPN NHL
Oct 22, 2020

Devils sign veteran Kulikov for 1 year, $1.15M
Veteran defenseman Dmitry Kulikov has signed a one-year, $1.15 million dollar contract with the New Jersey Devils, the team announced Thursday.

ESPN NHL
Oct 22, 2020

NHL postpones Winter Classic, All-Star Game
The NHL has postponed the 2021 Winter Classic and All-Star Game due to ongoing issues with the coronavirus.

ESPN NHL
Oct 22, 2020

AHL planning on alternatives to Dec. 4 start date
The American Hockey League's target start date for the 2020-21 season is Dec. 4, but the league is preparing to offer another plan to its Board of Governors that could push it later.

ESPN NHL
Oct 22, 2020

Senators sign forward Brown to 3-year contract
The Senators have signed forward Connor Brown to a three-year contract.

ESPN NHL
Oct 22, 2020

Doc Emrick's influence on the NHL's next generation of voices
The iconic broadcaster retired this week, but his influence lives on in a generation of young hockey commentators.

ESPN NHL
Oct 22, 2020

Early 2021 NHL draft rankings: Top 32 prospects, including a trio of Michigan stars
The dust is still settling from the 2020 NHL draft, but we're already looking ahead to next year. Who are the top prospects to watch for 2021?

ESPN NHL
Oct 21, 2020

McCarthy to coach D on Laviolette's Caps staff
Kevin McCarthy will again be part of Peter Laviolette's staff, this time with the Capitals.

ESPN NHL
Oct 21, 2020

Seattle Kraken hire former NHL player Gary Roberts, six others
The team announced that the former NHLer, who trains a slew of elite current players, will be the club's sports science and performance consultant.

ESPN NHL
Oct 21, 2020

Offseason grades for all 31 NHL teams: Best signings, cap space, remaining roster holes
Which GMs aced the free-agency frenzy? We identify the best (and most questionable) move for each club, pinpoint key remaining needs and dole out overall grades.

ESPN NHL
Oct 20, 2020

Calif. to allow fans at outdoor pro sports events
California will allow fans to attend outdoor professional sporting events in areas at less risk for the coronavirus, it was announced on Tuesday.

ESPN NHL
Oct 20, 2020

Blackhawks GM: Can't compete with top teams
Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman acknowledges that his roster is not good enough to compete with top teams yet, but he says he has a plan to fix that.

ESPN NHL
Oct 20, 2020

Blackhawks GM: Can't compete with top teams now
Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman acknowledges that his roster is not good enough to compete with top teams yet, but he says he has a plan to fix that.

ESPN NHL
Oct 20, 2020

Frates' memorabilia auctioned for ALS support
Dozens of items of sports memorabilia collected by Peter Frates, whose battle with Lou Gehrig's disease helped spread the ALS ice bucket challenge, are being auctioned to help people still fighting the disease.

ESPN NHL
Oct 20, 2020

Inside the decision to revive NHL '94
NHL '94 is back! Here are insights into why EA Sports produced a new version of the game and what went into remastering it for PS4 and Xbox One.

ESPN NHL
Oct 19, 2020

Coyotes sign forward Fischer to 2-year deal
The Arizona Coyotes have signed forward Christian Fischer to a two-year contract.

ESPN NHL
Oct 19, 2020

Avalanche reach new contracts with Jost, Miska
The Avalanche agreed to a one-year deal with restricted free agent Tyson Jost and a two-year extension with goaltender Hunter Miska.

ESPN NHL
Oct 19, 2020

#ThankYouDoc: Social media congratulates Doc Emrick
Retiring after 47 years as the voice of hockey, Emrick got well wishes on social media from all over the sports world.

ESPN NHL
Oct 19, 2020

Doc Emrick ending career as voice of hockey
Longtime NHL announcer Mike "Doc" Emrick, who called 22 Stanley Cup Finals during his career, is retiring as a broadcaster Monday.

ESPN NHL
Oct 19, 2020

P.K. Subban on NHL social change, 'The Last Dance,' nearly being a Penguin and more
The Devils defenseman checks in on the league's social justice initiatives and much more.

ESPN NHL
Oct 18, 2020

Thornton spoke to Montana on leaving Bay Area
Joe Thornton talked to Joe Montana ahead of his free agency about what it would be like to leave a San Francisco Bay Area team.

ESPN NHL
Oct 18, 2020

Penguins sign D Ceci to 1-year, $1.25M contract
The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenseman Cody Ceci to a one-year, $1.25 million contract.

ESPN NHL
Oct 16, 2020

Kings ink No. 2 overall pick Byfield to 3-year deal
The Kings signed 6-foot-5 center Quinton Byfield, the No. 2 overall draft pick, to a three-year, entry-level contract Friday. He is likely to play another year of junior hockey before he moves to the NHL.

ESPN NHL
Oct 16, 2020

Maple Leafs sign Thornton, 41, for 23rd season
Joe Thornton will play next season with Toronto for his 23rd in the NHL after 15 in San Jose.

ESPN NHL
Oct 16, 2020

Flames sign Mangiapane to 2-year, $4.85M deal
The Calgary Flames have re-signed restricted free agent Andrew Mangiapane to a two-year, $4.85 million contract, the team announced Friday.

ESPN NHL
Oct 15, 2020

Rangers sign DeAngelo, Georgiev to 2-year deals
The Rangers agreed to two-year contracts with defenseman Tony DeAngelo and goaltender Alexandar Georgiev on Thursday.

ESPN NHL
Oct 15, 2020

Rangers sign free-agent backup goalie Georgiev
The New York Rangers agreed to terms Thursday with goaltender Alexandar Georgiev on a new contract.

ESPN NHL
Oct 15, 2020

Free agent Thornton is on Swiss team -- for now
Unrestricted free agent Joe Thornton is playing for HC Davos in Switzerland while awaiting his NHL fate.

ESPN NHL
Oct 15, 2020

Grades for every big NHL free-agent signing: What Dadonov can do for the Sens
We offer our takes on players' fits with their new teams, the terms of each deal and overall grades for each new contract.

ESPN NHL
Oct 15, 2020

Live NHL free-agency tracker: Latest signings, analysis and buzz
The free-agency frenzy is taking place in October this year. Find out where the top players are headed, and what our experts think of all the big deals.

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