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Rookie Victor Olofsson Sets NHL Power-Play Goal Record

Oct 15, 2019 2:26 AM

Sabres rookie forward Victor Olofsson has set an NHL record in becoming the first player to score each of his first seven career goals on the power play.

Olofsson made it seven straight on a one-timer off Rasmus Dahlin's pass from the right circle to open the scoring 6:27 into the second period against Dallas on Monday.

Tags: Buffalo Sabres, Personal Award

Sabres' Victor Olofsson Ties NHL Power-Play Goal Record

Oct 10, 2019 2:05 AM

Sabres rookie forward Victor Olofsson has tied an NHL record by becoming the fourth player to score each of his first six career goals on the power play.

Olofsson made it six in a row with a one-timer off Jack Eichel's pass into the right circle to open the scoring 5:04 into the first period against Montreal on Wednesday night. The Swede's streak dates to the end of last season, when he scored twice in two games.

Tags: Buffalo Sabres, Personal Award

Philadelphia To Honor Late Flyers Owner Ed Snider With Mural

Oct 4, 2019 2:06 AM

Ed Snider, the Philadelphia Flyers founder who died in 2016, will be honored with a mural in South Philadelphia.

The Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation and Mural Arts Philadelphia will dedicate "Snider Hockey: Inspiring Our Youth" on Saturday at 10th Street and Snyder Avenue. Snider had long said he wanted his youth hockey foundation to become his legacy.

Tags: Philadelphia Flyers, Personal Award, Team Achievement

Maple Leafs Name John Tavares Captain

Oct 3, 2019 2:19 AM

John Tavares has been named captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Toronto unveiled Tavares' new "C" as part of the pregame introduction for the team's season opener Wednesday against the Ottawa Senators. Forwards Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner and defenseman Morgan Rielly were named alternate captains.

Matthews scored twice in Toronto's four-goal second period, and the Leafs won 5-3.

Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Game Recap, Personal Award

Tim Thomas Breaks Silence, Fine With Seclusion

Sep 4, 2019 5:09 PM

Controversial former NHL star Tim Thomas offered his first public comments in several years on Wednesday, after being named to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.

"Everybody probably knows nowadays I don't have that much to say, at least publicly," said Thomas, the former Boston Bruins goalie who stepped away from public life after his final NHL season in 2013-14. "I've decided to keep whatever I've been doing in my life to myself, probably forever."

Tags: Boston Bruins, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Gary Bettman Headlines 2019 Hockey HOF Class

Sep 4, 2019 5:00 PM

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman headlines the 2019 class of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame.

Bettman, former Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas, longtime NHL forward Brian Gionta, Washington youth hockey staple Neal Henderson and U.S women's star Krissy Wendell will be inducted at a ceremony Dec. 12. Bettman was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto last year.

Tags: Boston Bruins, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Red Wings' Niklas Kronwall Retires After 15 NHL Seasons

Sep 3, 2019 3:37 PM

Niklas Kronwall is retiring after 15 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings.

The hard-hitting defenseman announced his retirement in a video Tuesday on the team's Twitter account, saying he would be taking a new role within the organization. Kronwall played 953 games in his NHL career and was part of the Detroit team that won the Stanley Cup in 2008.

Tags: Detroit Red Wings, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Justin Williams Stepping Away From The Game

Sep 2, 2019 3:22 PM

Hurricanes captain Justin Williams says he is taking a break from the NHL to start this season.

With the start of training camp looming later this month, the 37-year-old forward said Monday that he will "step away" from the sport.

"This is the first time in my life that I've felt unsure of my aspirations with regards to hockey," Williams said in a statement released by the team. "For as long as I can remember, my whole offseason until this point has been hockey and doing what was necessary to prepare for the upcoming season.

"Because of my current indecision, and without the type of mental and physical commitment that I'm accustomed to having, I've decided to step away from the game," he added.

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Ben Lovejoy Retiring After 11-Year NHL Career

Aug 29, 2019 1:55 PM

Veteran defenseman Ben Lovejoy is retiring from the NHL after an 11-year career, announcing his decision on NHL Network on Wednesday night.

Lovejoy, 35, was a Stanley Cup winner in 2016 during his second stint with the Pittsburgh Penguins, with whom he began his career.

Tags: Dallas Stars, Pittsburgh Penguins, Anaheim Ducks, New Jersey Devils, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Cam Ward Signs One-Day Deal To Retire With Hurricanes

Aug 28, 2019 3:29 PM

Goalie Cam Ward returned to the Carolina Hurricanes on a one-day contract Wednesday, and then he called it a career.

Ward, 35, retired from the NHL after a 14-year run that saw him lead the franchise to its only Stanley Cup championship in 2006. He was the first rookie goalie to accomplish that feat since Patrick Roy of the Montreal Canadiens in 1986, and he became the first rookie to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP since goalie Ron Hextall of the Philadelphia Flyers in 1987.

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Mike McKenna Retires After Playing For 15 NHL Teams

Chris Kunitz Retires After Fifteen NHL Seasons
Chris Kunitz is joining the Blackhawks' coaching staff.

Roberto Luongo Retires After 19-Seasons
Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo had three more seasons left on his contract.

Auston Matthews On Cover Of 'NHL 20'
Maple Leafs star forward Auston Matthews was named the featured player at the NHL awards in Las Vegas.

Nikita Kucherov, Andrei Vassilevskiy Win NHLs Top Awards
Tampa Bay's Nikita Kucherov won the NHL's Hart Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award on Wednesday night in Las Vegas.

Ryan O'Reilly Wins Conn Smythe Trophy
Ryan O'Reilly set a Blues record with 23 playoff points, and was the first player since Wayne Gretzky in 1985 to score in four consecutive Stanley Cup Final games.

Alex Ovechkin Has Eighth 50-Goal Season
Alex Ovechkin becomes the third NHL player to record eight or more 50-goal seasons, joining Mike Bossy and Wayne Gretzky, who each had nine.

Ryan Miller Has Most Wins By U.S.-Born Goalie
The Ducks beat the Capitals 5-2 on Sunday night.

Ducks Retire Scott Niedermayer's No. 27 Jersey
Scott Niedermayer's No. 27 jersey was raised to the rafters on Sunday night at the Honda Center.

Rick Nash Retires Due To Concussion-Symptoms
Winger Rick Nash was one of the most prolific scorers in the NHL, and third in goals scored among current active players.

Barry Trotz Moves Into Fourth Place On Win List
Islanders coach Barry Trotz picked up his 783rd career NHL victory on Monday night.

Patrice Bergeron Scores Two Goals In Return, Including 300th
Patrice Bergeron scored two goals in the Bruins 5-2 win over the Predators on Saturday.

Hockey HOF Welcomes Memorable Class
The HOF Class of 2018 includes former Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur.

Ducks Retire Paul Kariya's No. 9
The Ducks raised Paul Kariya's No. 9 to the Honda Center rafters on Sunday night in an emotional event.

Auston Matthews Scores 10th Goal In Leafs Sixth Game
Auston Matthews joins Mario Lemieux as the only players in the past 30 years with at least 10 goals in their teams' first six games.

Austin Matthews Ties NHL Five-Game Goal Record
Austin Matthews has scored nine goals in the Maple Leafs' first five games.

Radim Vrbata Retires After 16 NHL Seasons
Veteran Radim Vrbata scored more than 20 or more goals in a season six times.

Predators GM David Poile Headlines 2018 HOF Class
David Poile will be inducted on December 12 at a ceremony in Nashville.

Jarome Iginla To Announce Retirement
Flames legend Jarome Igina will announce his retirement July 30 at the Saddledome.

Joe Pavelski Maintains Lead At Lake Tahoe Golf Tourney
Sharks captain Joe Pavelski maintains a one-point lead in the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament.