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Roberto Luongo Retires After 19-Seasons

Jun 26, 2019 6:35 PM

Saying it's time to become "just another retiree in South Florida," goalie Roberto Luongo of the Florida Panthers announced his retirement from the NHL on Wednesday after a stellar 19-season career.

Luongo had three more seasons on his contract at a $5,333,333 salary-cap hit.

Tags: Florida Panthers, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Auston Matthews On Cover Of 'NHL 20'

Jun 20, 2019 12:41 PM

Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews will be on the cover of the EA Sports video game "NHL 20."

The 21-year-old forward was named as the featured player Wednesday night at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas.

Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Nikita Kucherov, Andrei Vassilevskiy Win NHLs Top Awards

Jun 20, 2019 1:09 AM

Nikita Kucherov gratefully accepted the Hart Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award on Wednesday night in recognition of his spectacular 128-point regular season playing for Tampa Bay.

Kucherov won the NHL's highest honors Wednesday night, receiving the Hart as the league MVP and the Lindsay Award as the best player according to a vote of his fellow pros.

The Russian right wing also formally picked up the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL's top scorer at the hockey world's annual Vegas ceremony at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.

"It's a huge night for me and my family,'' said Kucherov, who turned 26 on Monday. "But the main thing is Stanley Cup. We want to make sure we work harder than we thought we did [last season]. All these individual [awards], it's obviously nice, but the main thing is Stanley Cup for me.''

Andrei Vasilevskiy, Kucherov's Russian teammate, won his first Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goalie in another bittersweet recognition for the Lightning.

Tags: Tampa Bay Lightning, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Ryan O'Reilly Wins Conn Smythe Trophy

Jun 12, 2019 11:36 PM

Ryan O'Reilly won the Stanley Cup and the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player in the NHL playoffs. O'Reilly scored the opening goal Wednesday for the St. Louis Blues in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final to help beat Boston 4-1 and give the franchise its first title in its 51st season.

O'Reilly set a Blues record with 23 playoff points, became the first player since Wayne Gretzky in 1985 to score in four consecutive Cup Final games.

Tags: St Louis Blues, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award