For too long, Matt Dumba felt he was on his own dealing with racial taunts directed at him as a youngster growing up in Saskatchewan.
It was no different for Dumba as an adult, one of just a handful of minority players in the National Hockey League.
PRAGUE (AP) — The war in Ukraine threw a wrinkle into the National Hockey League's planned return to Europe next month to play its first games outside North America since the start of the pandemic.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Matthew Tkachuk and Jonathan Huberdeau had the best years of their career this past season.
And now they're changing places in an NHL blockbuster.
Tkachuk was traded to the Florida Panthers on Friday night, with Huberdeau part of the haul that is going to the Calgary Flames for the power forward.
Patrik Laine signed a long-term deal to stay with the Columbus Blue Jackets, completing the final major item on their checklist to cap off a successful offseason.
The winger re-signed Friday for four years and $34.8 million, a contract that carries an $8.7 million salary cap hit through 2026.
Kate Madigan blushed and she could not keep herself from smiling.
When it was time at New Jersey Devils development camp for her to introduce herself with her title, Madigan got the chance to say she was assistant general manager.
A hectic start to the NHL’s free-agency period Wednesday closed with the Columbus Blue Jackets landing the highest-profile player: "Johnny Hockey.”
Philadelphia Flyers goaltending prospect Ivan Fedotov, who reportedly was picked up by law enforcement in Russia last week ahead of a planned move to the U.S., is now at a remote military base in northern Russia, his agent said Tuesday.
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have hired Derek Lalonde to coach their rebuilding team, hoping the two-time Stanley Cup-winning assistant can make all the right moves to make the franchise relevant again.
Emily Engel-Natzke wanted to make the National Hockey League as a video coach.
When the Washington Capitals named Engel-Natzke video coordinator on Thursday, she not only accomplished that goal, but she also became the first woman to hold a full-time position on an NHL coaching staff.
Anson Carter remembers watching in high school as some of his friends abandoned hockey for being “too white" as he forged ahead, eyes set on a pro career. By the time he reached the National Hockey League, dreadlocks were flowing out from underneath his helmet as he skated.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden joked that Steven Stamkos was getting old after playing in the National Hockey League for 14 seasons, praised the Tampa Bay Lightning's vaccine efforts and otherwise avoided politics while honoring the team for winning the Stanley Cup in each of the past two seasons.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk has died from an illness, the team said Monday night. He was 62.
The team announced Melnyk's death with a statement from his family that mentioned “an illness he faced with determination and courage.” The statement did not explain what the illness was, and a team spokesman did not immediately respond to a message seeking additional details.
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Russian players in the National Hockey League have remained mostly quiet about their country's invasion of Ukraine, largely the result of fearing potential fallout back home.
Among the 41 Russia-born players currently in the NHL, only Washington star Alex Ovechkin and Calgary defenseman Nikita Zadorov have weighed in about the war.
When the National Hockey League and its players agreed to pause the season and participate in the 2022 Winter Olympics, it came with the caveat of pandemic conditions not making it impractical to go to China.
Just as Americans and Europeans were eagerly awaiting their most normal holiday season in a couple of years, the omicron variant has unleashed a fresh round of fear and uncertainty — for travelers, shoppers, party-goers and their economies as a whole.
The National Hockey League announced an enhanced training program for employees at its board of governors meetings Thursday after an investigation uncovered disturbing details of sexual abuse endured by Chicago Blackhawks prospect Kyle Beach more than a decade ago.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mackenzie Blackwood stopped a penalty shot in the third period for one of his 31 saves, Yegor Sharangovich scored his second goal of the game in New Jersey's four-goal third period, and the Devils beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3 on Saturday.
The scandal that rocked the National Hockey League this week began more than a decade ago, and it's part of a painful, overdue reckoning that has transformed the sport over the past two years.
Gone is Joel Quenneville, who has won the second-most games of any coach in NHL history.
One of Jimmy Pitaro's top objectives when he became ESPN president was to get the National Hockey League back on the network. On Tuesday night, Pitaro's goal will be realized.
Besides the Seattle Kraken's first game, the return of hockey to ESPN and the addition of Turner Sports are among the main storylines when the regular season begins this week.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kasperi Kapanen scored twice, Tristan Jarry made 25 saves and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-1 on Sunday in an exhibition game.
Jeff Carter, Kris Letang and Danton Heinen also scored for Pittsburgh, which announced before the game that left winger Jake Guentzel tested positive for COVID-19.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tristan Jarry made 25 saves to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 5-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings in an exhibition game Sunday.
Kasperi Kapanen scored twice and Jeff Carter, Kris Letang, and Danton Heinen each had a goal for Pittsburgh, which announced before the game that Jake Guentzel tested positive for COVID-19.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues will require fans and visitors who are 12 and over to show proof they have had a COVID-19 vaccine or a recent negative test before entering the Enterprise Center, the team announced Friday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets signed defenseman Zach Werenski to a six-year, $57.5 million contract extension Thursday through the 2027-28 season,
The 24-year-old Werenski, from Grosse Pointe, Michigan, and the University of Michigan, has 65 goals and 124 assists in 335 career NHL games, all with the Blue Jackets.
NEW YORK (AP) — Colorado Avalanche forward Nazem Kadri saw his eight-game suspension for an illegal hit upheld by an arbitrator hours before Game 5 on Tuesday in a second-round series against Vegas.
The NHL received an exemption from Canadian health officials allowing cross-border travel for teams starting in the semifinal round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, the league announced on Sunday.
When in Canada, teams will be required to stay in a bubble and be tested daily for COVID-19, similar to the tight restrictions that allowed the NHL to stage and complete its playoffs in two hub cities last year.
TORONTO (AP) — Life is starting to shift back to normal in the National Hockey League — just not for players in Canada.
The NHL eased some of its COVID-19 health and safety protocols over the weekend for clubs that have been fully vaccinated...
The National Hockey League is an embarrassment.
This is not a new development, but it’s worth revisiting. As long as the league condones the sort of mindless, reckless violence we’ve seen this week, it will never be anything more than MMA On Ice...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The head of New Jersey’s homeland security department is leaving to take a top position at the National Hockey League.
Jared Maples has been the director of the state's Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness since 2017, serving under former Republican Gov...
Turner Sports is the surprise winner of the National Hockey League's second television package.
The two sides have agreed on a seven-year contract that includes three Stanley Cup Finals, two people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press...
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Stars fired second-year coach Jim Montgomery on Tuesday, citing unspecified unprofessional conduct in a surprising blow to one of the preseason favorites in the NHL's Western Conference.
HOMER GLEN, Ill. (AP) — Wearing a black shirt with "Fight for your happiness" on the front and "Sick not weak" on the back, Daniel Carcillo eats an apple as his wife makes a cappuccino nearby and their oldest daughter scampers around the kitchen...
NEW YORK (AP) — Media company Sinclair Broadcasting Group is buying Fox's regional sports networks for $9...
LOWELL -- Boston University is college hockey royalty. The Terriers have won five national championships and made 22 Frozen Fours. This year's team features 12 National Hockey League draft picks, including four first-rounders and nine players taken in the opening three rounds.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — America's major professional sports leagues are split on how to get a piece of the action from legal sports betting after failing to get early adopting states to cut them in...
SEA ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — The Latest from the National Hockey League's Board of Governors meeting, where expansion to Seattle was on the agenda...
The best thing about the Komets' new affiliation : with the NHL's Vegas Golden Knights : isn't that they're both coming off such successful seasons. It's that there's geographic proximity between Fort Wayne and the Knights' American Hockey League affiliate, the Chicago Wolves.