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Ken Hitchcock Gets 800th Career Win

Dec 22, 2017 7:33 PM

Ken Hitchcock became the third coach in NHL history to reach 800 career wins in the Stars' 4-0 victory over the Blackhawks on Thursday night.

After the game, he was quickly congratulated by Chicago counterpart Joel Quenneville, who ranks second on the career list with 868 coaching wins. Scotty Bowman is the all-time leader with 1,244 wins.

"Congratulations from Joel means more than anything,'' Hitchcock said. "We've had so much mutual respect from each other and helped each other along the way when we were both kind of in the down and outs. Coming from him, it means more than the number.''

Tags: Dallas Stars, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Ovechkin Opens Season With Two Hat Tricks

Oct 8, 2017 1:26 AM

Alex Ovechkin has etched his name into the record book, becoming the first player since the NHL's inaugural season to open a season with consecutive hat tricks.

Ovechkin scored his fourth, fifth and sixth goals of the season in the first period of the Capitals' home opener against the Canadiens. He scored his first three goals of the season in the Capitals' season opener in Ottawa on Thursday night.

Tags: Washington Capitals, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Connor McDavid The Preseason Pick For MVP

Oct 2, 2017 1:39 AM

Oilers center Connor McDavid has said it time and again since winning the Hart Trophy last season: "One season doesn't make a career."

Nobody in hockey thinks McDavid is going to be a one-hit wonder. The expectation instead is that McDavid, the only NHL player to put up 100 points last season, is a 20-year-old embarking on a Hockey Hall of Fame career.

More immediately, the panel of voters tasked with making preseason trophy predictions thinks McDavid will be a two-time Hart Trophy winner three seasons into his NHL career.

McDavid received 11 first-place votes and was one of two players named on all 17 ballots submitted. The other player to be named on all 17 ballots was Penguins center Sidney Crosby, who received four first-place votes.

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Vernon Fiddler Retires After 14 NHL Seasons

Sep 14, 2017 10:57 AM

Vernon Fiddler is retiring from the NHL after playing 877 games over 14 seasons in the league with four different teams.

Fiddler announced his decision Wednesday in a story for The Players Tribune.

Tags: Nashville Predators, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Shane Doan Retires After 21 NHL Seasons

Aug 30, 2017 2:30 PM

Former Coyotes captain Shane Doan is retiring from the NHL after 21 seasons, he announced in a letter to fans Wednesday.

Doan, 40, has played only for the Coyotes, dating back to before the franchise moved from Winnipeg. He was the seventh overall pick by the Jets in 1995.

"I'm so grateful and thankful to the Winnipeg Jets for drafting me and giving me a chance to play my rookie season and when the team moved to the Valley in 1996, all I wanted to know was if the Coyotes would keep giving me a chance to play," Doan said in a first-person letter published in the Arizona Republic.

Tags: Phoenix Coyotes, Winnipeg Jets, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Rangers To Retire Ratelle's No. 19; Flyers To Retire Lindros' No. 88

Aug 29, 2017 1:55 AM

New York Rangers Hall of Famer Jean Ratelle will finally get his No. 19 raised to the rafters at Madison Square Garden, the same season Eric Lindros will have his No. 88 retired by the Philadelphia Flyers.

Tags: Philadelphia Flyers, New York Rangers, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Mike Fisher Retires After 17 NHL Seasons

Aug 3, 2017 2:26 PM

Predators captain Mike Fisher has announced his retirement after 17 NHL seasons.

Fisher, 37, told The Tennessean on Thursday that he was hanging up his skates after tallying 276 goals and 309 assists in 1,088 career NHL games with the Predators and Senators.

Tags: Nashville Predators, Ottawa Senators, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Flames' Mark Giordano Wins Humanitarian Award

Jul 13, 2017 2:10 AM

Known to many as simply "Gio," Flames captain Mark Giordano has distinguished himself as a difference-making star on the ice. Despite going undrafted, his hard work and dedication to achievement played a critical role in his realizing the goal of a successful professional hockey career.

It's that spirit of dedication that Giordano brings to his off-the-ice efforts with an impressive commitment to giving back and helping others, which led to his recognition as the winner of the Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award at the third annual Sports Humanitarian Awards on Tuesday in Los Angeles.

Tags: Calgary Flames, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Teemu Selanne, Mark Recchi Headline 2017 HOF Class

Jun 27, 2017 1:46 AM

On his first shot at the Hockey Hall of Fame, Teemu Selanne has scored, which is not surprising for someone who tallied 684 NHL goals.

The 46-year-old headlined the class announced Monday. Joining the 10-time All-Star in Toronto are Selanne's longtime teammate Paul Kariya, Dave Andreychuk, Mark Recchi, Danielle Goyette and, in the builders category, Clare Drake and Jeremy Jacobs.

Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Anaheim Ducks, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Brent Burns, Connor McDavid Big NHL Winners In Las Vegas

Jun 22, 2017 1:37 AM

Ted Lindsay Award
(Most outstanding player as voted by NHLPA)
Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers

Frank J. Selke Trophy
(Forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game)
Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins

James Norris Memorial Trophy
(Top defenseman)
Brent Burns, San Jose Sharks

Calder Memorial Trophy
(Rookie of the Year)
Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs

General Manager of the Year Award
(Most outstanding general manager)
David Poile, Nashville Predators

Jack Adams Award
(Most outstanding head coach)
John Tortorella, Columbus Blue Jackets

Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy
(Perseverance and dedication to hockey)
Craig Anderson, Ottawa Senators

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
(Outstanding sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct)
Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary Flames

Vezina Trophy
(Top goaltender)
Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus Blue Jackets
Runners-up: Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens; Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals

Hart Memorial Trophy
(Most valuable player to his team)
Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers
Runners-up: Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins; Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus Blue Jackets

Tags: Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Chiarelli, Dorion, Poile Finalists For Top GM
The NHL announced the finalists for the general manager of the year on Tuesday night.

Connor McDavid Hits 100-Point Mark
Connor McDavid is the only NHL player to hit the 100-point mark this season.

Auston Matthews Scores U.S. Rookie Record 39th Goal
Maple Leafs' rookie Auston Matthews scored his 39th goal of the season on Monday night against the Sabres.

Leafs' Matthews Scores Franchise Rookie Record 35th Goal
Auston Matthews scored the opening goal in the Maple Leafs 3-2 win over the Panthers on Tuesday night.

NHL Names Pavelski, Bernier, Karlsson 'Three Stars'
Joe Pavelski recorded six points in four games to power the Pacific Division-leading Sharks to three victories.

Joe Thornton Records 1,000th Assist In Sharks Win
Sharks center Joe Thornton became the 13th player in NHL history to record 1,000 assists on Monday night.

Sidney Crosby Joins NHL's 1,000-Point Club
Penguins star Sidney Crosby scored the game-winner in Thursday night's 4-3 overtime victory over the Jets.

Henrik Lundqvist Records 400th Win
Henrik Lundqvist is the first European-born goaltender to reach the 400 win milestone.

NHL Names Aho, Granlund, Budaj 'Three Stars' For The Week
Hurricanes right-wing Sebastian Aho tied for the League lead with four goals, including two game-winning tallies last week.

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Patrick Marleau Scores 500th Career Goal
Patrick Marleau scored his 500th goal as the Sharks beat the Canucks 4-1 on Thursday night.

Patrick Marleau Scores Four Goals In Third Period
Sharks left wing Patrick Marleau became the 12th player in NHL history to score four goals in a period and the first since Mario Lemieux in 1997.

Connor McDavid Passes 100 Career Points
Connor McDavid's 100th career point came in his 92nd NHL game on Wednesday night.

Lightning Retire St. Louis' No. 26
Martin St. Louis holds the Lightning' record for points (953) and assists (588).

Alex Ovechkin Reaches 1,000 Career Point Milestone
Capitals star Alex Ovechkin becomes the 84th NHL player to record 1,000 career points.

Roberto Luongo Records 448th NHL Career Win
Roberto Luongo made 28 saves in the Panthers 3-0 win over the Devils on Monday night.

NHL Names Jagr, Carter, Talbot 'Three Stars'
Jaromir Jagr led the League with five assists in three games to move into second place in all-time NHL scoring and power the Panthers to three out of a possible six standings points.

David Legwand Retires After 16-Year NHL Career
David Legwand is Nashville's career leader in goals with 210.

Jagr Passes Messier For No. 2 On NHL Points List
Jaromir Jagr broke a tie with Mark Messier for No. 2 on the career points list on Thursday night.

Tortorella First U.S.-Born Coach To Reach 500 Wins
Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno said it was a special moment handing coach John Tortorella the game puck in the locker room.

NHL Names Kucherov, Crawford, Hayes 'Three Stars'
Nikita Kucherov shared the League lead with 3-47 in three contests to guide the Lightning to five out of a possible six standings points and second place in the Atlantic Division.