Trouba named Rangers captain, first since McDonagh in 2018

Trouba named Rangers captain, first since McDonagh in 2018

Jacob Trouba was named captain of the New York Rangers on Tuesday. He is the 28th player to be named captain in Rangers history. Mark Messier held the position twice, from 1991-97 and again from 2000-04. “It’s a huge honor and something that means something, especially here in this organization with the history and the … Read more

Rangers add Trocheck, Carpenter to strengthen depth at center

Rangers add Trocheck, Carpenter to strengthen depth at center

After the NHL Draft, free agency and other offseason moves, NHL.com is examining where each team stands in preparation for the 2022-23 regular season, which starts Oct. 7. Today, the New York Rangers: 2021-22 season: 52-24-6, second in Metropolitan Division; lost in Eastern Conference Final Key arrivals Vincent TrocheckF: The 29-year-old center agreed to a … Read more

Sharks coach Quinn, GM Grier bring Boston University bond to new jobs

Sharks coach Quinn, GM Grier bring Boston University bond to new jobs

Mike Grier, the San Jose Sharks general manager, was asked about the Boston University connection between himself and his newly named coach, David Quinn, as the men sat next to each other at a press conference Tuesday. Quinn turned to him and quipped, “Did you go to BU?” Grier laughed. “It didn’t factor into the … Read more

Snapshots: Tkachuk, Geekie, Kravtsov, Mikheyev

Snapshots: Tkachuk, Geekie, Kravtsov, Mikheyev

In what has so far shaped up to be a nightmarish offseason for the Calgary Flames, there could be another high-profile departure yet to come. Matthew Tkachuk, the team’s remaining superstar winger, is headed for an arbitration battle with the Flames, as we found out yesterday. They may not even reach that point, though. Eric … Read more

East Notes: Mikheyev, Chytil, Monahan

East Notes: Mikheyev, Chytil, Monahan

A few days ago, we covered reports stating that the Toronto Maple Leafs had made it clear to teams across the league that they would be open to trading the early negotiating rights to Ilya Mikheyev to any interested teams. Now, we have some more clarity on what those interested teams might look like. According … Read more

2022 NHL Draft: What is each team’s biggest need?

2022 NHL Draft: What is each team’s biggest need?

Today we look at each NHL team’s biggest need going into the 2022 NHL Draft. Biggest need, in this context, doesn’t mean the immediate need on the big club’s roster. This is not about filling needs for the 2022-23 NHL season. The purpose of this from an NHL Draft perspective is to examine a club’s … Read more

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews collects Hart Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews collects Hart Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award

TAMPA, Fla. — Toronto Maple Leafs star forward Auston Matthews collected the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player and the Ted Lindsay Award as the NHLPA’s most outstanding player at the NHL Awards on Tuesday night. Matthews, 24, scored 60 goals, leading the NHL for the second straight season. He set a Maple … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup Final – Talking hockey, ‘Mighty Ducks’ and more with SNL’s Kenan Thompson

2022 Stanley Cup Final – Talking hockey, ‘Mighty Ducks’ and more with SNL’s Kenan Thompson

Kenan Thompson has unusual hockey roots for a celebrity NHL fan. Before he was an Emmy Award-winning sketch comedian on “Saturday Night Live,” he was a Mighty Duck. Thompson, who is hosting the NHL Awards for the second time on Tuesday night at 7 ET in Tampa, Florida, played Russ Tyler in “D2: The Mighty … Read more

Avalanche to play Lightning in Stanley Cup Final

Avalanche to play Lightning in Stanley Cup Final

The Colorado Avalanche will play the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final. Colorado will host Game 1 of the best-of-7 series at Ball Arena on Wednesday (8 p.m. ET; ESPN+, ABC, CBC, SN, TVAS). The Avalanche eliminated the Edmonton Oilers in a four-game sweep of the Western Conference Final with a 6-5 overtime … Read more

Rangers relying on playoff resilience for Game 6 to extend Eastern Final

Rangers relying on playoff resilience for Game 6 to extend Eastern Final

TAMPA — The New York Rangers arrived here Friday with a fresh outlook on where they stand in the Eastern Conference Final even though they were less than 24 hours removed from feeling like the world was closing in on them. The Rangers lost 3-1 to the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 5 at Madison … Read more