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NHL's Gary Bettman Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

May 24, 2023 7:12 PM

Hockey purists might be grumbling about the upcoming Stanley Cup Final because it will have nothing but Sun Belt teams involved. It suits Gary Bettman just fine.

Bettman was honored by the Sports Business Journal on Wednesday with a lifetime achievement award for the NHL's growth during his 30 years as commissioner, from a business that generated $437 million in revenue before he took over to nearly $6 billion now.

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McDavid, Pastrnak, Tkachuk Finalists For Hart Trophy

May 13, 2023 3:26 PM

Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid, Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak and Florida Panthers forward Matthew Tkachuk are finalists for the NHL's Hart Trophy, the league announced on Friday.

The Hart is awarded each year "to the player adjudged to be the most valuable to his team." Members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association vote on the winner.

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Boston Bruins, Florida Panthers, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Jim Montgomery, Dave Hakstol, Lindy Ruff Named Coach Of Year Finalists

May 6, 2023 12:44 AM

Coach Jim Montgomery, whose Boston Bruins had the most successful regular season of any team in NHL history, was announced as a finalist for the Jack Adams Award on Friday night.

The other finalists helped orchestrate two of the greatest year-over-year turnarounds in NHL history: Dave Hakstol of the Seattle Kraken and Lindy Ruff of the New Jersey Devils.

The Jack Adams Award is presented annually by the NHL Broadcasters' Association to "the NHL coach adjudged to have contributed the most to his team's success."

Tags: Seattle Kraken, Boston Bruins, New Jersey Devils, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Alex Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby, Bruins Top Selling NHL Jerseys

May 5, 2023 3:03 PM

Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin had the top-selling NHL jersey during his record-breaking 2022-23 season, according to Fanatics.

As he continued his pursuit of Wayne Gretzky's career NHL goals record of 894, Ovechkin set records for the most goals with one franchise, most career goals scored on the road and most 40-goal seasons. On Dec. 23, 2022, Ovechkin passed Gordie Howe for second on the goal-scoring list behind Gretzky, finishing the season with 822 career goals.

Tags: Washington Capitals, Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins, Misc Rumor, Personal Award, Team Achievement

Mark Borowiecki Retires After 12 NHL Seasons

May 3, 2023 6:03 PM

Veteran defenseman Mark Borowiecki has decided to retire from hockey after playing more than 450 games over parts of 12 NHL seasons.

Borowiecki, 33, announced his decision in an Instagram post Wednesday, more than six months since his last professional game, when he was stretchered off the ice after an awkward hit into the boards during a game against Philadelphia on Oct. 22. He was hospitalized, went on injured reserve and did not play again.

"I am very excited for a new chapter in the hockey world, and I'm looking forward to finding an opportunity to help grow the game and help other players develop," he wrote.

Tags: Nashville Predators, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Justin Braun Retires After 13 NHL Seasons

Apr 24, 2023 3:55 PM

Defenseman Justin Braun has decided to retire at age 36 after 13 NHL seasons.

The NHL Alumni Association announced Braun's retirement Monday, a week and a half after he played in the Philadelphia Flyers' season finale.

Braun skated in 961 regular-season and playoff games with the San Jose Sharks, Flyers and New York Rangers. He was a key player for the Sharks when they reached the Stanley Cup Final in 2016, playing in all 24 games of their run and averaging more than 21 minutes of ice time.

Tags: Philadelphia Flyers, San Jose Sharks, New York Rangers, Personal Award

Craig Anderson Retires After 20-Year NHL Career

Apr 14, 2023 4:03 PM

If the teary-eyed hugs with his two sons and wife at the Zamboni entrance weren't hints enough, Sabres goalie Craig Anderson made it official following a 4-3 overtime win against Ottawa on Thursday night. He's retiring after a 20-year career.

"This is it," Anderson said after a 30-save performance in Buffalo's home finale in which he was mobbed by his teammates and celebrated in front of a crowd chanting, "Andy! Andy! Andy!" after Casey Mittelstadt scored to secure the win 1:18 into the extra frame.

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Sharks' Erik Karlsson First NHL Defenseman To 100 Points Since 1992

Apr 11, 2023 4:09 PM

San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson became the first NHL defenseman to reach 100 points in a season since Brian Leetch in 1991-92 on Monday night.

Karlsson entered the Sharks' 6-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets with 98 points across his first 79 games. He tallied the Sharks' two goals for San Jose, the first 20 seconds into the game and the second 3:42 into the third period, to hit the milestone.

Tags: San Jose Sharks, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Sidney Crosby Becomes 15th Player To Reach 1,500 Career Points

Apr 8, 2023 6:38 PM

Penguins captain Sidney Crosby become the 15th player in NHL history to reach 1,500 career points, scoring two goals and adding an assist in Pittsburgh's crucial 5-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday.

"This is a team sport," Crosby said. "That's what we signed up for and that's why we love this game. Maybe you get certain milestones that get you to reflect a little more, but right now I'm just thinking about our situation and what we still need to do. I'm happy to have been a part of all of this, but my mentality has always been to try to be my best and take what happens from there."

Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins, Detroit Red Wings, Game Recap, Personal Award

Connor McDavid Becomes First Player In 27-Years To Reach 150-Points

Apr 8, 2023 6:36 PM

Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid became the first player in 27 years to reach 150 points in a season when he had a goal and an assist in the first period of his club's game against the San Jose Sharks on Saturday.

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, San Jose Sharks, Game Recap, Personal Award

Connor McDavid First NHL Player To Reach 140-Points Since 1996

Bruins Win Seventh Straight, David Pastrnak Eclipses 50-Goal Mark

Sidney Crosby Ties Mario Lemieux With 11th 30-Goal Season

Connor McDavid Earns Praise From Peers In NHLPA Poll

Connor McDavid Hits Career-High 124 Points

Dmitry Orlov Leads NHL's 'Three Stars' For The Week

Sharks Retire Patrick Marleau's No. 12 Jersey

Connor McDavid Reaches 800 Career Points

Kings Retire Dustin Brown's No. 23 Jersey

Jaromir Jagr Records Record 1,099th Goal At Almost Age 51

Atlantic Division Wins All-Star Game, Matthew Tkachuk Named MVP

Jared Bednar Becomes Winningest Coach In Avs History

Steven Stamkos Scores 500th Career Goal

Alex Ovechkin Now NHL's All-Time Leader In Shots On Goal

Alex Ovechkin Trademarks 'THE GR8 CHASE' Of NHL Goals Record

Hat Trick Gives Alex Ovechkin 800 Goals

Sabres' Tage Thompson Ties Franchise Record With Five Goals

Mitch Marner Sets Leafs' Record, Extending Point Streak To 19 Games

Steven Stamkos Joins 1,000th Career Point Club

Mitchel Marner Extends Career-Long Point Streak To 18 Games