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Utah Is Getting an NHL Team
Utah Is Getting an NHL Team

Utah Is Getting an NHL Team

But new owners don't have a name for the former Arizona Coyotes yet

(Newser) - Utah now has an NHL team—but it only has half a name. The league's board of governors has unanimously approved the sale of the Arizona Coyotes and the team will move to Salt Lake City for the 2024-25 season, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. The franchise was bought...

Team Will Have to Owe Fans That Bobblehead
Stolen Jagr Bobbleheads
Have Been Found

Stolen Jagr Bobbleheads Have Been Found

Souvenirs intended for Pittsburgh Penguins fan giveaway earlier this month have been recovered

(Newser) - "THE JAGR BOBBLEHEADS ARE HOME!" With that tweet by the Pittsburgh Penguins, "one of the more bizarre tales in NHL history" comes to a close, reports CNN . In a release Monday, the NHL team announced that a "special cargo recovery team" had "negotiated the return"...

Family Blames CTE for Former NHL Star's Death
Former NHL 'Enforcer'
Dies by Suicide

Former NHL 'Enforcer' Dies by Suicide

Family blames CTE for Chris Simon's death

(Newser) - Former NHL star Chris Simon has died by suicide, and the 52-year-old's family believes his death was the result of a brain condition that affects athletes who have taken many blows to the head. Simon was an "enforcer"—a "tough guy" player expected to jump into...

Obscure NHL Rule Took Even Players by Surprise

Minnesota Wild pull goalie in OT, putting a point in jeopardy, but it pays off

(Newser) - The Minnesota Wild won in overtime Sunday, but it's how they won that is generating some attention. Coach John Hynes pulled his goalie with the game at 3-3 in overtime, and the Wild then scored against Nashville with the extra offensive attacker. But as the Minneapolis Star Tribune explains,...

Police Chief Apologizes in Hockey Sex Assault Case

Chief 'not happy' it took nearly 6 years for arrests to be made

(Newser) - It took more than five years for the NHL players accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Ontario in 2018 to be arrested , and now Canadian police are apologizing to the woman. "I want to extend, on behalf of the London Police Service, my sincerest apology to the victim,...

4 NHLers Charged With Sexual Assault

5 members of Canada's 2018 world junior team surrender to police in London, Ontario

(Newser) - Five professional hockey players who were members of Canada's 2018 World Junior Championships team have been charged with sexual assault in London, Ontario. Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart, Calgary Flames forward Dillon Dube, New Jersey Devils center Michael McLeod, Devils defenseman Cal Foote, and former Ottawa Senators forward Alex...

Rarity in NHL: Two 'Michigan' Goals on Same Night

Connor Bedard and Trevor Zegras score lacrosse-style

(Newser) - On the NHL's final night before its holiday break, Connor Bedard and Trevor Zegras combined for a stylish celebration of lacrosse. Bedard and Zegras each scored a lacrosse-style—or "Michigan"—goal on Saturday in a pair of highlights that likely will be watched repeatedly before the league...

Washington Capitals, Wizards Are Planning a Move

Owner plans to move NHL, NBA teams to Virginia in 2028 under nonbinding agreement

(Newser) - The owner of the Washington Capitals and Wizards plans to move both teams from the District of Columbia to northern Virginia, about 8 miles south, in as little as five years. Monumental Sports & Entertainment owner Ted Leonsis and Virginia's Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced a nonbinding agreement Wednesday...

NHL Rarity: A Goalie Goal
Pittsburgh Goalie
Joins an Exclusive Club

Pittsburgh Goalie Joins an Exclusive Club

Tristan Jarry becomes only the 14th NHL goaltender to score a goal

(Newser) - Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tristan Jarry had an unusual stats line Thursday night: 39 saves on 41 shots—and one goal scored. Yes, Jarry became only the 14th goaltender in NHL history to score a goal as he launched a puck into Tampa Bay's empty net with about a minute...

Young NHL Star Grabs a 1944 Milestone
Teen NHL Star Nabs
a 1944 Milestone

Teen NHL Star Nabs a 1944 Milestone

18-year-old Connor Bedard is the youngest player to score 4 points in a game in decades

(Newser) - The youngest player in the NHL didn't play like it on Thursday night: Connor Bedard had a four-point night for the Chicago Blackhawks, making him the youngest player to achieve that feat since 1944, reports NBC Chicago . The 18-year-old had two goals and two assists in Chicago's 5-3...

Former NHL Player Dies in Freak On-Ice Accident
Skate Cut Kills Ex-NHL Player

Skate Cut Kills Ex-NHL Player

UK Team, Pittsburgh Penguins mourn Adam Johnson

(Newser) - Adam Johnson, who played briefly in the NHL, was killed Saturday when the blade of a skate cut his neck during a game in England. The 29-year-old American was playing for the Nottingham Panthers in a Challenge Cup game against the Steelers, the BBC reports. The Panthers issued a statement...

NHL Abandons Rule Against Pride Tape on Players' Sticks

Travis Dermott defied new prohibition and apparently planned to do it again

(Newser) - Facing one instance of noncompliance and the possibility of more, the NHL has dropped its prohibition on players displaying Pride Tape on their sticks. "Players will now have the option to voluntarily represent social causes with their stick tape throughout the season," a league statement issued Tuesday read....

NHL Suspends Player Over Gambling
NHL Suspends
Player Over

NHL Suspends Player Over Gambling

Ottawa's Shane Pinto did not wager on hockey games, the league says

(Newser) - The NHL suspended Ottawa Senators forward Shane Pinto for 41 games on Thursday, making the 22-year-old American the first modern-day player banned for sports gambling. The league said that the half-season ban was for "activities relating to sports wagering" and that its investigation found no evidence Pinto bet on...

Hockey's New Phenom May Be 'Starstruck,' Briefly

Connor Bedard, under big pressure with Chicago, debuts against Sidney Crosby of the Penguins

(Newser) - The NHL season begins Tuesday, and one game in particular is especially fitting: The Chicago Blackhawks play the Pittsburgh Penguins. Chicago has an 18-year-old named Connor Bedard making his NHL debut, and the teen is heralded as a generational player on par with superstar Sidney Crosby of the Penguins, who'...

His Fights Are Legendary. How Did That Leave His Brain?

When it comes to CTE research, Chris Nilan could end up being a fascinating subject

(Newser) - Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE, can only be diagnosed after death, and that diagnosis has been made hundreds of times among former football and hockey players who have suffered repeated blows to the head. Boston University's CTE center is now running a study on living subjects who might be...

NHL Coach Is Out Amid Player Privacy Controversy

Mike Babcock resigns before coaching a single game for Columbus Blue Jackets

(Newser) - A strange privacy scandal has ended Mike Babcock's time as head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets almost as soon as it began. Babcock, 60, resigned Sunday, three days before the opening of training camp and before he'd even had a chance to coach a single hockey game...

A Legend of Hockey Had CTE
A Legend of Hockey

A Legend of Hockey Had CTE

Montreal Canadiens great Henri Richard is diagnosed posthumously

(Newser) - The late Henri Richard is a hockey Hall of Famer who has a record 11 Stanley Cups on his resume and, now, a more troubling legacy: The Montreal Canadiens star had chronic traumatic encephalopathy when he died in 2020 at age 84, according to the Concussion Legacy Foundation Canada, per...

Vegas Golden Knights Capture First Stanley Cup

Young franchise takes hockey title for first time

(Newser) - Golden Knights games have always been as flashy as any show on the Las Vegas Strip, the sword-fighting mascot taking the ice before what seems like a legion of players marching out through the mirrored entrance into the roar of the crowd. If this team was ever going to win...

A Weird Thing Is Unfolding in NBA, NHL Playoffs

A possibility of four sweeps is possible, as LeBron James floats idea of retirement

(Newser) - The Lakers are out of the NBA playoffs, and LeBron James is talking retirement as a result. After the Denver Nuggets swept Los Angeles in four games in the Western Conference finals, James told reporters Monday night that he is considering retirement after 20 years, reports CNN . “We’ll...

This Goal Ended 6th-Longest Game in NHL History

Florida beats Carolina near the end of the fourth overtime

(Newser) - The Florida Panthers continued their improbable run in the NHL playoffs with a marathon victory for the record books Thursday night, or, more precisely, Friday morning. Matthew Tkachuk scored with 12.7 seconds left in the fourth overtime, meaning the teams played two full games and then some, a total...

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