After one of the most dramatic years in international women’s hockey history, with both a thrilling World Championship final and an off-ice reckoning over women’s equality in the game, 2020 was set to be a watershed year in women’s hockey.
Canadian defender Dan Hamhuis today announced his retirement from pro hockey at the age of 37, following his Nashville Predators’ elimination from the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs bubble in Edmonton. Continue reading →
With both the National Hockey League and NHL Players Association today ratifying both their return to play proposal to complete the 2019-20 NHL season, as well as extend their latest Collective Bargaining Agreement, one major clause of the plan is the return of NHL players to the Winter Olympics, marking the return of the world’s top professional players for the first time since 2014, pending IOC and IIHF approval. Continue reading →
The top female players from around the world today convened to take over the NHL All-Star Skills Competition in St. Louis, taking part in a Canada vs. USA 3-on-3 game in front of a packed crowd at Enterprise Center in advance of their upcoming Rivalry Series and the 2020 Women’s World Championship. Continue reading →
The International Hockey Lineal Championship saw seven different champions hold the belt over the course of 21 games in 2019, including the end of the 2019 World Juniors and the start of the subsequent 2020 tournament. Continue reading →
Finnish netminder Niklas Bäckström, a key to the Leijonat goaltending corps since 1998, today announced his retirement from Tappara of the Liiga, joining the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets as a European scout. Continue reading →
Canadian goaltender Roberto Luongo, the third winningest goalie in NHL history, only trailing Hall of Famers Martin Brodeur and Patrick Roy, today announced his retirement from professional hockey at the age of 40. Continue reading →
Canadian star forward Rick Nash, the highly touted #1 pick of the 2002 NHL Draft whose career was hampered by concussion injuries, was today forced to retire from pro hockey at the age of 34, after a 15 year NHL career with Columbus, Boston and the New York Rangers. Continue reading →