Tavares, an Islander since 2009, goes home to Toronto on a seven-year $77 million contract. He said he was living a “childhood dream.”
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Since completing the most remarkable season for an expansion team in the N.H.L. or any sport, Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee has had little time to rest on his laurels.
The former Devils star Martin Brodeur, the pioneering black player Willie O’Ree and N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman are among six-person class of 2018.
Indigenous players were scarce in the early annals of hockey, but the record books also neglected or overlooked some of those who did make it.
Dougie Hamilton, a 25-year-old defenseman, has been traded twice in the last three years.
Eighteen years ago, the Rangers picked their franchise goalie in the seventh round. With the team rebuilding, this year’s draft is one of its most important in recent years.
Brady Tkachuk is expected to be the first American taken in the N.H.L. draft on Friday, following his father and older brother into the league.
Hiring Trotz, who won the Stanley Cup with the Washington Capitals, was seen as another building block in trying to re-sign center John Tavares.
The defending champions were suddenly left without a coach as Trotz announced his resignation after failing to agree to terms on a new contract.
Thousands of fans lined the city’s streets to celebrate the Capitals’ Stanley Cup victory, which gave the team its first championship and the city its first major sports title in 26 years.
Garrett Rank already worked the playoffs, but if given a choice between the Stanley Cup finals and a top-10 finish at the Open, he’d choose golf. For now.
A reporter who covered the mass shooting in October that left 58 people dead returns to the city and finds a city embracing a team’s improbable, unsuccessful Stanley Cup run.
After 43 seasons, the Washington Capitals, hardened by postseason failures, completed a cathartic playoff run, dispatching the upstart Vegas Golden Knights.
The advantage of playing at home that bolsters teams in sports like basketball and football does not apply much in hockey.
Lou Lamoriello, the Islanders’ new president of hockey operations, shook up the organization Tuesday by reassigning General Manager Garth Snow and Coach Doug Weight.
Devante Smith-Pelly, who has played on four teams in four years, has embodied the Capitals’ ethos in the playoffs: persistent and relentless, a dynamo when doubted.
T.J. Oshie, Tom Wilson and Devante Smith-Pelly scored as Washington earned a result that put it one win away from its first championship.
Washington’s Game 3 victory in the Stanley Cup finals was a continuation of the team’s spring-long purge of cumulative angst and despair.
Alex Ovechkin scored his 14th goal of the playoffs as the Capitals moved within two wins of the first title in their 43-year history.
Braden Holtby shoved out his stick and helped the Capitals even up the Stanley Cup Finals.