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January 19, 2022, 6:50 AM

Boston Bruins pay tribute to 1st Black NHL player

The Boston Bruins retired the No. 22 jersey worn by former player Willie O’Ree, who became the first Black player in the National Hockey League in 1958.
January 19, 2022, 6:50 AM
Boston Bruins pay tribute to 1st Black NHL player
January 18, 2022, 11:29 AM

First Black NHL player to have his number retired

ABC News’ Linsey Davis speaks with Willie O' Ree, the first Black NHL player, on diversity in the League, how he coped with racist slurs and his legacy as his number is retired.
January 18, 2022, 11:29 AM
First Black NHL player to have his number retired
3 months ago

NHL defends disciplinary decisions in Blackhawks scandal

Commissioner Gary Bettman is defending the NHL’s handling of disciplinary matters following an investigation into the Chicago Blackhawks over sexual assault allegations in 2010
3 months ago
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Former NHL player speaks about alleged sexual assault

Kyle Beach is suing the Chicago Blackhawks after an independent report found the hockey team’s brass mishandled his sexual assault allegations against a former coach during the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs.
3 months ago
Former NHL player speaks about alleged sexual assault
3 months ago

Kyle Beach says Blackhawks called his sexual assault accusation 'meritless'

Kyle Beach identified himself as John Doe after an investigation found the Chicago Blackhawks both ignored and denied sexual assault allegations.
3 months ago
Kyle Beach says Blackhawks called his sexual assault accusation 'meritless'
3 months ago

Former NHL player Kyle Beach comes forward as the victim in Blackhawks sex assault case

Beach has accused the team’s video coach Brad Aldrich of sexually assaulting him while he was a minor league player.
3 months ago
Former NHL player Kyle Beach comes forward as the victim in Blackhawks sex assault case
3 months ago

Former NHL player reveals himself as victim of sexual assault in new lawsuit

Kyle Beach said he was the player who filed a lawsuit against the Chicago Blackhawks over its handling of sexual assault allegations he made against former video coach Brad Aldrich.
3 months ago
Former NHL player reveals himself as victim of sexual assault in new lawsuit
3 months ago

Chicago Blackhawks face wave of resignations over investigation

An independent NHL investigation found that the Chicago Blackhawks ignored sexual assault allegations violating their own team policy while en route to a Stanley Cup championship.
3 months ago
Chicago Blackhawks face wave of resignations over investigation
3 months ago

Mark Messier talks about his new memoir

NHL hockey legend Mark Messier talks about his new memoir, “No one wins alone."
3 months ago
Mark Messier talks about his new memoir
3 months ago

The NHL is back

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman discusses the return to ESPN and how the league is enforcing COVID-19 protocols to make games safe.
3 months ago
The NHL is back
4 months ago

Here's how hockey fans watch the puck without watching the puck

Hockey fans rely on the context of the game to help them keep track of the puck, according to new research.
4 months ago
Here's how hockey fans watch the puck without watching the puck
6 months ago

NHL star accused of tanking games to pay off gambling debts

San Jose Sharks’ Evander Kane fired back against allegations made by his estranged wife that claimed he was a “compulsive gambling addict” who was “throwing games to win money.”
6 months ago
NHL star accused of tanking games to pay off gambling debts
6 months ago

Sharks' Kane denies game-fixing allegations from wife

The NHL said it will investigate an allegation made by Evander Kane’s wife.
6 months ago
6 months ago

First NHL player to come out: ‘Homophobic slurs and language needs to change’

ABC News’ Linsey Davis speaks with NHL prospect Luke Prokop, following his historic post about coming out, which made him the first openly gay professional hockey player.
6 months ago
First NHL player to come out: ‘Homophobic slurs and language needs to change’
7 months ago

Tampa Bay Lightning win second consecutive Stanley Cup

It’s just the latest title for a pro-sports team in "Champa Bay," as ABC News’ Will Ganss reports.
7 months ago
Tampa Bay Lightning win second consecutive Stanley Cup
7 months ago

Columbus Blue Jackets' Matiss Kivlenieks dies in fireworks accident

NHL goalie Matiss Kivlenieks died on the Fourth of July following an accident with a firework, investigators said.
7 months ago
NHL goalie dead after July Fourth fireworks accident
9 months ago

NHL fines Rangers $250K for criticizing player safety call

The New York Rangers have been fined $250,000 by the NHL for criticizing head of player safety George Parros
9 months ago
NHL fines Rangers $250K for criticizing player safety call
1 year ago

Seattle Seahawks release Chad Wheeler after domestic violence incident

Wheeler said he will “walk away from football and get the help I need to never again pose a threat to another.” He said the events “transpired from a manic episode” and that he is “deeply sorry.”
1 year ago
Seattle Seahawks release Chad Wheeler after domestic violence incident
1 year ago

Not only goalies wear masks: NHL coaches must cover faces

NHL coaches will need to wear a mask behind the bench during games this season.
1 year ago
Not only goalies wear masks: NHL coaches must cover faces
1 year ago

NHL embarks on season that will be like '56 playoff games'

That will ramp up the rivalries, reduce travel during the pandemic.
1 year ago
1 year ago

NHL, players complete agreement for 56-game season beginning Jan. 13.

NHL, players complete agreement for 56-game season beginning Jan. 13.
1 year ago
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Panthers hire Peterson, NHL's first Black assistant GM

The Florida Panthers have hired Brett Peterson as an assistant general manager, making him the first Black executive to hold that position in the NHL
1 year ago
Panthers hire Peterson, NHL's first Black assistant GM
1 year ago

NHL investigating ex-Panthers GM for alleged racial comments

The NHL is investigating whether former Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon made racially insensitive comments during the team’s two-week stay in the playoff hub city of Toronto
1 year ago
1 year ago

NHL puts off 2 days of playoff games amid injustice protests

The NHL has postponed the next two days of playoff games
1 year ago
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LA Kings suspend mascot after sexual harassment lawsuit

The LA Kings suspended the man who performs as the ice hockey team’s mascot.
1 year ago
2 years ago

Philadelphia Flyers mascot Gritty spreads cheer

Flyers mascot Gritty was escorted by first responders through the streets of Delaware County to lift spirits and honor front-line workers.
2 years ago
Philadelphia Flyers mascot Gritty spreads cheer
2 years ago

Zamboni driver suits up for NHL debut as emergency goalie

42-year-old David Ayers made his NHL debut after both of the Carolina Hurricanes’ goalies were injured, and became the oldest goalie to ever win his first game.
2 years ago
Zamboni driver suits up for NHL debut as emergency goalie
2 years ago

Zamboni driver helps out the Carolina Hurricanes

David Ayers, an emergency goalie came to the team’s aid in the middle of a high stakes hockey game.
2 years ago
Zamboni driver helps out the Carolina Hurricanes
2 years ago

NHL star recovering after mid-game collapse due to cardiac episode

The St. Louis Blues’ Jay Bouwmeester, 36, was seated on the bench after coming off the ice when he fell to the ground, prompting teammates and physicians to rush to his aid.
2 years ago
NHL star recovering after mid-game collapse due to cardiac episode
2 years ago

NHL player 'doing very well' after suffering cardiac episode during Blues-Ducks game

A player with the NHL's St. Louis Blues was rushed to the hospital after collapsing on the bench during Tuesday night's game against the Anaheim Ducks.
2 years ago
NHL player 'doing very well' after suffering cardiac episode during game
2 years ago

St. Louis Blues hockey player collapses during game

Jay Bouwmeester is undergoing tests after suffering what officials called a "cardiac episode."
2 years ago
St. Louis Blues hockey player collapses during game
2 years ago

NHL player alert after suffering cardiac episode

Defenseman Jay Bouwmeester, 36, suffered a cardiac episode and collapsed on the St. Louis bench after completing his shift, according to a statement by Blues General Manager Doug Armstrong.
2 years ago
NHL player alert after suffering cardiac episode
2 years ago

Paralyzed hockey player hired by Los Angeles Kings

A former Minnesota high school hockey player paralyzed during a game in 2011 says he's achieved a dream of working in the NHL
2 years ago
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Aliu calls Flames coach's apology 'misleading, insincere'

Calgary Flames coach Bill Peters acknowledged that he used offensive language.
2 years ago
3 years ago

St. Louis Blues defeats Boston Bruins in game 7 for the Stanley Cup

The Blues made a historic first win in NHL franchise history and fans celebrated the victory.
3 years ago
St. Louis Blues defeats Boston Bruins in game 7 for the Stanley Cup
3 years ago

St. Louis beats Boston to win 2019 Stanley Cup

The Blues defeated the Bruins in Game 7 for the first Stanley Cup in franchise history. ABC News' Will Ganss reports.
3 years ago
St. Louis beats Boston to win 2019 Stanley Cup
4 years ago

Hockey star accuses teammate's fiancee of stalking, harassment

Ottawa Senators' Erik Karlsson and his wife, Melinda, say the fiancee of Karlsson's teammate Mike Hoffman has been cyberbullying them for the past six months.
4 years ago
Hockey star accuses teammate's fiancee of stalking, harassment
4 years ago

Warriors and Capitals hold victory parades

Golden State celebrated its third NBA title in four years with a parade through downtown Oakland, while the Capitals celebrated their first Stanley Cup championship.
4 years ago
Warriors and Capitals hold victory parades
4 years ago

Thousands of fans celebrate the Washington Capitals' 1st Stanley Cup win

A sea of red filled Constitution Avenue as fans celebrate the Capitals win.
4 years ago
Thousands of fans celebrate the Washington Capitals' 1st Stanley Cup win
4 years ago

Thousands of fans celebrate the Washington Capitals' 1st Stanley Cup win

Dressed head to toe in red, fans lined the victory parade route that ran down Constitution Avenue and concluded with a rally at the National Mall.
4 years ago
Thousands of fans celebrate the Washington Capitals' 1st Stanley Cup win
4 years ago

US Hockey Hall of Famer Jeremy Roenick on 2018 NHL playoffs

Nine-time NHL All-Star Jeremy Roenick breaks down the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs and the league's changing style.
4 years ago
US Hockey Hall of Famer Jeremy Roenick on 2018 NHL playoffs
4 years ago

Washington Capitals win 1st Stanley Cup in franchise history

The Caps defeated the Las Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 to clinch their first title.
4 years ago
Washington Capitals win 1st Stanley Cup in franchise history
4 years ago

Viral video captures 6-year-old scoring puck from Washington Capitals player

It took three tries for the NHL's Brett Connolly to get the puck to Keelan Moxley.
4 years ago
Viral video captures 6-year-old scoring puck from Washington Capitals player
4 years ago

Chicago Blackhawks' 'emergency goalie' jumps in for last 14 minutes, stops 7 shots on goal

Scott Foster served as the "emergency backup," a unique position in hockey in which an amateur goalkeeper is on the bench for a team's home games in case the team's rostered goalies can't play.
4 years ago
Chicago Blackhawks' 'emergency goalie' jumps in for last 14 minutes of game
4 years ago

Chicago Blackhawks' 'emergency goalie' jumps in for last 14 minutes, stops 7 shots on goal

Scott Foster, a 36-year-old accountant, closed out the last 14 minutes of the game for against the Winnipeg Jets for Chicago's Blackhawks on Thursday Night.
4 years ago
Accountant-turned-NHL goalie jumps in for last 14 minutes of game, stops 7 shots
5 years ago

Bizarre medical mystery could force NHL star to retire

Marian Hossa abruptly announced that he won't be playing in the 2017 - 2018 season because of a "progressive skin disorder," saying in a statement, "Due to the severe side effects associated with those medications, playing hockey is not possible for me."
5 years ago
Bizarre medical mystery could force NHL star to retire
5 years ago

Couple scores free tickets to Stanley Cup finals after stranger sends mistaken text

A Pittsburgh couple received two tickets to a Penguins championship hockey game, thanks to a stranger who sent the wrong text message by mistake.
5 years ago
Couple scores free tickets to Stanley Cup finals after text mix-up
5 years ago

History of the Stanley Cup

The Stanley Cup is the oldest sports trophy in North America.
5 years ago
History of the Stanley Cup
6 years ago
Gordie Howe Was the Greatest Hockey Player of His Generation
6 years ago

Hockey Icon Gordie Howe Dies at 88

Known as Mr. Hockey, he holds NHL records for most games and seasons.
6 years ago
Hockey Icon Gordie Howe Dies at 88