Tavares is the first homegrown hockey superstar to play for the Maple Leafs since Charlie Conacher in the 1930s, creating high expectations.
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China wants to have 300 million winter sports fans by the time it hosts the 2022 Olympics. The N.H.L. wants to build its Asian fan base. The two missions converged this past week.
In his 15-season career, the 37-year-old helped the Red Wings hoist the 2008 Stanley Cup and won the Conn Smythe Trophy.
On the eve of training camp, Ottawa dealt Karlsson, one of the N.H.L.’s best defensemen, who has been subject of trade rumors for months.
A nine-time All-Star, he spend his entire 22-season career with Chicago and teamed with Bobby Hull to revive the floundering franchise in the 1960s.
Six young Muslim sisters with hijabs and hockey sticks are forcing Canadian sports fans to expand their view of who athletes can be and what they can wear.
The N.F.L. ultimately decided to settle its concussion lawsuit. The N.H.L. is taking another path.
Tavares, an Islander since 2009, goes home to Toronto on a seven-year $77 million contract. He said he was living a “childhood dream.”
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.