by The Hockey News - August 28, 2011 9:30 AM EDT
The first NHL player from the Eastern bloc wasn't afraid to break down barriers.
By Ryan Whirty Right winger Jaroslav Jirik didn’t have much of a statistical impact when he played three games for the St. Louis Blues in 1969-70.
by The Hockey News - August 13, 2011 9:45 AM EDT
The former long-time King and Stanley Cup champion with the Rangers is now involved with the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
By Jeff Blay After suffering a heart attack in 2008, former NHL defenseman Jay Wells is back on the ice with Hockey for the Heart, skating to raise awareness for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
by The Hockey News - July 30, 2011 3:31 PM EDT
The veteran of more than 500 NHL games parlayed his career into a couple a good gigs in hockey.
By Michael Amato Ron Tugnutt may be best remembered for a single game, but the tenacious goaltender parlayed an NHL career that spanned 16 season into broadcasting and a flourishing coaching career.
by The Hockey News - July 28, 2011 12:05 PM EDT
The former Flyer great had a career to remember, one that has him splashed in the record books.
BY MARC GIRARD Most Philadelphia hockey fans can tell you who Tim Kerr is: former Flyers right winger, Masterton Trophy winner, four-time 50-goal scorer and the man who scored 14 goals in 19 playoff games in 1989.
by The Hockey News - July 23, 2011 3:25 PM EDT
Former NHLer Scott Thornton hasn't taken it easy in life after hockey. In fact, he completed an Ironman race in "record" time.
By Connie Jensen Scott Thornton had an extensive NHL career that saw him play for six different teams over 17 seasons. The rugged left winger amassed 285 points and 1459 penalty minutes over that span, but upon retirement in 2008 Thornton wanted to accomplish something that had been on his mind since before his career had even begun: An Ironman triathlon.
by The Hockey News - July 16, 2011 7:40 AM EDT
Damian Rhodes' career was filled with significant firsts even though he wasn't sure he'd get beyond his first career start.
By Chris Lund When Damian Rhodes put on his Maple Leafs jersey in 1991 he thought it might be his only chance to play in an NHL game. Neither Rhodes nor the Leafs knew that the 112th pick in the 1987 draft would go on to play more than 300 games in the NHL.
by The Hockey News - July 9, 2011 9:35 AM EDT
Picked 10th overall by the New york Rangers in 2001, goalie Dan Blackburn's career was over at age 22 because of a training accident.
By Patrick Cwiklinski At 22, most goaltenders have yet to brush the surface of their NHL careers, but for Dan Blackburn, a career-ending injury forced the New York Rangers budding netminder to leave the game and never look back.
by The Hockey News - July 7, 2011 12:50 PM EDT
Dennis Maruk set scoring records for the Washington Capitals, but had been criticized as a selfish player by some.
By Dave Salter Al MacAdam called him the most selfish player he ever played with. Others say he was another Marcel Dionne. His nickname was ‘Pee-Wee’ and he is the most unheralded of the 19 players in NHL history to have scored 60 goals in a single season.
by The Hockey News - June 16, 2011 1:15 PM EDT
The 1992 Canadian Olympian burst onto the NHL scene, but after leaving Boston his offensive output was never the same.
By Patrick Cwiklinski In 1991, after the highly publicized negotiations between Joe Juneau and Boston Bruins GM Harry Sinden fell through, the young college star was criticized by many as being selfish and unrealistic in his demands for a one-way NHL contract.
by The Hockey News - June 11, 2011 10:55 AM EDT
The only man to face off against his goalie brother was also one heckuva keeper and an innovator who changed the game.
By Todd Denault Punch Imlach was not the type of man to let a golden opportunity pass him by. Never was this more apparent than on the evening of March 20, 1971, when Imlach’s expansion Buffalo Sabres travelled to the Montreal Forum.
by The Hockey News - April 23, 2011 11:15 AM EDT
The Canadian Olympian couldn't find a way to stick with a Canadian NHL team, but settled in nicely with an expansion franchise in Florida.
By Tim Kolupanowich A native of Kitchener, Ont., Brian Bradley was a slick, playmaking center who played 651 games in the NHL, scoring 182 goals and registering 321 assists for 503 points for Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto and Tampa Bay.
by The Hockey News - April 17, 2011 11:15 AM EDT
The former Islander tough guy has retired his fists of fury in favor of lending a helping hand to families in need.
By Jordan Allard Former tough-guy Steve Webb made a living out of being a good, albeit tough, teammate. And now, even though his professional hockey days are behind him, Webb is still looking after other people - he’s just not using his fists this time.
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