The NHL 600-Goal Club

For most hockey players, winning the Stanley Cup is the ultimate goal. From being drafted to helping a team through the regular season, playoffs and eventually Stanley Cup Finals, hoisting the cup is always the end-goal. Along the way, however, players all seek to play the best they can for a variety of purposes. While […]

Ovechkin Overseas: China Edition

Alex Ovechkin is hockey’s ambassador. Sponsored by the NHL, the Washington Capitals captain visited Beijing, China this past month, helping kick off celebrations with the apex of the 2022 Winter Olympics. The trip included youth hockey development, media engagement and official meetings. His participation was part of the NHL and the NHLPA’s commitment to advancing […]

The Best Rookie Seasons in NHL History

The National Hockey League has witnessed a number of sensational rookie campaigns throughout its storied history, and this trend is set to continue. With the next squad of exceptional young stars, the NHL is stronger than ever in terms of elite young talent. However, despite the incredible skills of these players, it is highly unlikely that any rookie […]

3 Thoughts on the Svechnikov vs Ovechkin “Fight”

Monday night was epic in Raleigh, NC as the Carolina Hurricanes hosted the Washington Capitals in what was their first home playoff game in a decade. A capacity crowd was loud and all-in to help their team battle back from being down 2-0 in the series to the defending Stanley Cup champion. In the first […]

NHL News & Notes: Okposo, Ovechkin & More

In today’s News & Notes, Kyle Okposo is injured and will miss a few games after suffering an upper-body injury, Alex Ovechkin has scored 40 goals once again and the NHL has announced their three stars of the week. Okposo Injured Following Fight The Buffalo Sabres have sent Okposo home for further medical evaluation after […]

NHL News & Notes: Canucks Trade, Ovechkin & More

In today’s News & Notes, the Vancouver Canucks and Ottawa Senators have made a trade, Alex Ovechkin has decided to forego attending the All-Star Game and Frederik Andersen is still out with an injury. Canucks and Senators Make a Trade The Canucks have traded goaltender Anders Nilsson and forward Darren Archibald to the Ottawa Senators […]

50 in 50 for Mike Bossy

Mike Bossy Joins the NHL 50 in 50 Club On January 24, 1981, New York Islanders’ winger Mike Bossy became the second player in NHL history to score 50 goals in the first 50 games of a season. The original feat was accomplished by Maurice “the Rocket” Richard, thirty-six years earlier, in the 1944-1945 season. Heading […]

7 Biggest NHL Players in Today’s Game

In today’s NHL, speed dominates. No longer can teams roster slow, hulking defensemen capable of obstructing opponents into submission. But, if a player has speed and size, they can be lethal. According to Hockey-Graphs, the average NHLer stands six-foot-one and weighs 201 pounds (as of the 2014-15 season). When compared to the average NHL player […]

The NHL 500-Goal Club

There are 45 members of the NHL’s exclusive 500-goal club. As you might expect, not only have this select few attained the ultimate, lofty benchmark of twine-bulging glory, they’ve also done some pretty extraordinary other things. Scoring 500 regular-season goals in the best hockey league in the world is a highly significant achievement in itself. […]