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10-5-2006 Playoff news
New Jersey Devils have won their series against the Florida Panthers. They have been awarded $2 000 000 as prize money.

8-5-2006 Playoff news
Boston Bruins have won their series against the Toronto Maple Leafs. They have been awarded $2 000 000 as prize money.

7-5-2006 Player of the week: Shawn Horcoff (C)
NHL has awarded Shawn Horcoff (C) of Phoenix Coyotes as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 2 assists for 5 points in 3 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Shawn Horcoff was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 4th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 379 NHL games during his career, notching 111 goals and adding 151 assists along with 33 penalty minutes. The 27 year old center has played 82 games with the Phoenix Coyotes this season, totalling 23+36=59 with 8 PIM.


5-5-2006 Playoff news
Calgary Flames have won their series against the Nashville Predators. They have been awarded $2 000 000 as prize money.

5-5-2006 Playoff news
Phoenix Coyotes have won their series against the Dallas Stars. They have been awarded $2 000 000 as prize money.

1-5-2006 Team Canada wins World Championship
Team Canada has beaten Team USA in the final of the 2006 World Championships.

In the game for bronze medal, Team Finland has beaten Team Czech.

Leading scorers in the tournament:
1. Doug Weight (USA) 6+11=17
2. Sidney Crosby (CAN) 5+11=16
3. Ryan Suter (USA) 2+11=13
4. Jussi Jokinen (FIN) 6+6=12
5. Rod Brind'Amour (CAN) 5+7=12
6. Martin Straka (CZE) 5+7=12
7. Rick Nash (CAN) 5+7=12
8. Johan Franzen (FIN) 5+7=12
9. Tim Jackman (USA) 6+5=11
10. Nicklas Bergfors (SWE) 2+8=10


1-5-2006 League suspends Dennis Wideman
The league board has suspended Canada player Dennis Wideman for 3 fighting three times in a game against USA.

30-4-2006 Player of the week: Scott Hartnell (R)
NHL has awarded Scott Hartnell (R) of Phoenix Coyotes as Player Of The Week He registered 2 goals and 0 assists for 2 points in 1 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Scott Hartnell was originally drafted to the NHL by the Nashville Predators in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 403 NHL games during his career, notching 80 goals and adding 109 assists along with 122 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has played 83 games with the Phoenix Coyotes this season, totalling 27+21=48 with 14 PIM.


1-5-2006 Player of the month: Martin Havlat (L)
NHL has awarded Martin Havlat (L) of New Jersey Devils as Player Of The Month He registered 8 goals and 7 assists for 15 points in 9 games last month. He also had 3 game winning goals.

A native of Czech, Martin Havlat was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 400 NHL games during his career, notching 127 goals and adding 135 assists along with 55 penalty minutes. The 25 year old left wing has played 82 games with the New Jersey Devils this season, totalling 38+30=68 with 31 PIM.


1-5-2006 Rookie of the month: Marc-Edouard Vlasic (D)
NHL has awarded Marc-Edouard Vlasic (D) of Toronto Maple Leafs as Rookie Of The Month He registered 3 goals and 7 assists for 10 points in 11 games last month.

A native of Canada, Marc-Edouard Vlasic was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1st round of the 2005 entry draft. He has appeared in 53 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 21 assists along with 4 penalty minutes. The 19 year old defenseman has played 53 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 3+21=24 with 4 PIM. He has also played 29 games with the St. Johns Maple Leafs this season, totalling 5+18=23 with 12 PIM.


29-4-2006 World Championships finalists ready
Team USA will meet Team Canada in the final of the 2006 World Championships. Both teams will make a good run for the championship in this exciting game.

In the game for the bronze medal, Team Czech meets Team Finland.


27-4-2006 World Championships semifinals
World Championships have reached semifinal stage. In the first semifinal on April 29th, Team USA will meet Team Czech . In the second clash, Team Canada will challenge Team Finland. Winners from both games will meet on April 31st in the final game to decide the 2006 World Champion of icehockey.


25-4-2006 World Championships quarterfinals
World Championships have reached quarterfinal stage. Here are the final standings for the starting groups.
Group APTSGFGAGroup BPTSGFGA
USA6207Canada6198
Slovenia41414Czech41512
Poland21017Ukraine21216
Switzerland01117Belarussia0919
Group CPTSGFGAGroup DPTSGFGA
Sweden6198Finland6189
Russia41512Slovakia41611
France21215Norway21116
Austria0819Italy0918

For quarterfinals, the pairs are:

USA-Slovakia
Finland-Slovenia
Canada-Russia
Sweden-Czech


25-4-2006 NHL nominates players for NHL Awards
The NHL has released the annual list of award nominees. For each category in which the winner is voted, there are three nominees. The annual NHL Awards Ceremony is held right after the Stanley Cup Finals.

Here are the candidates for season 2005-06:

Jack Adams Award
1. Larry Robinson, New Jersey Devils
2. Pat Burns, Boston Bruins
3. Terry Murray, Florida Panthers
Annual award given to the NHL coach adjudged to have contributed the most to his team's success

Calder Memorial Trophy
1. Anze Kopitar, Atlanta Thrashers
2. Eric Staal, Anaheim Mighty Ducks
3. David Krejci, New Jersey Devils
Annual award given to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the National Hockey League

Hart Memorial Trophy
1. Ryan Getzlaf, Toronto Maple Leafs
2. Patrick Marleau, Toronto Maple Leafs
3. Brendan Shanahan, Toronto Maple Leafs
Annual award given to the player judged to be the most valuable to his team

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
1. Brendan Shanahan, Toronto Maple Leafs
2. Patrik Elias, Buffalo Sabres
3. Martin St. Louis, Tampa Bay Lightning
Annual award given to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability

James Norris Memorial Trophy
1. Zdeno Chara, New York Islanders
2. Nicklas Lidstrom, Nashville Predators
3. Dustin Byfuglien, New Jersey Devils
Annual award given to the defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position

Frank J. Selke Trophy
1. Adam Hall, Columbus Blue Jackets
2. Ryan Getzlaf, Toronto Maple Leafs
3. Cory Stillman , Calgary Flames
Annual award given to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game



23-4-2006 Player of the week: Ryan Getzlaf (R)
NHL has awarded Ryan Getzlaf (R) of Toronto Maple Leafs as Player Of The Week He registered 5 goals and 2 assists for 7 points in 4 games last week. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Canada, Ryan Getzlaf was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 177 NHL games during his career, notching 69 goals and adding 77 assists along with 38 penalty minutes. The 22 year old right wing has played 82 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 44+46=90 with 21 PIM.


23-4-2006 Playoff news
Toronto Maple Leafs have won their series against the Tampa Bay Lightning. They have been awarded $1 000 000 as prize money.

22-4-2006 Playoff news
Calgary Flames have won their series against the Edmonton Oilers. They have been awarded $1 000 000 as prize money.

20-4-2006 Playoff news
Nashville Predators have won their series against the Detroit Red Wings. They have been awarded $1 000 000 as prize money.

20-4-2006 Playoff news
Dallas Stars have won their series against the Colorado Avalanche. They have been awarded $1 000 000 as prize money.

19-4-2006 Playoff news
Florida Panthers have won their series against the New York Rangers. They have been awarded $1 000 000 as prize money.

18-4-2006 World Championships 2006
Icehockey World Championships 2006 in Slovenia start in just two days. There are 16 nations battling for the championship in the following two weeks. Many believe that the team of Russia will make a good run for the gold.

Here are the starting groups:
Group AGroup B
Switzerland
USA
Slovenia
Poland
Canada
Czech
Belarussia
Ukraine
Group CGroup D
Sweden
Russia
France
Austria
Slovakia
Finland
Italy
Norway


18-4-2006 Playoff news
Phoenix Coyotes have won their series against the Chicago Blackhawks. They have been awarded $1 000 000 as prize money.

17-4-2006 Playoff news
New Jersey Devils have won their series against the Buffalo Sabres. They have been awarded $1 000 000 as prize money.

17-4-2006 Playoff news
Boston Bruins have won their series against the Pittsburgh Penguins. They have been awarded $1 000 000 as prize money.

16-4-2006 Player of the week: Marian Gaborik (L)
NHL has awarded Marian Gaborik (L) of Detroit Red Wings as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 7 assists for 10 points in 4 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Slovakia, Marian Gaborik was originally drafted to the NHL by the Minnesota Wild in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 397 NHL games during his career, notching 154 goals and adding 178 assists along with 44 penalty minutes. The 24 year old left wing has played 82 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 26+36=62 with 2 PIM.


15-4-2006 Media praises the Boston Bruins
Everyone is buzzing about the strong play of the Boston Bruins after an amazing 7 game undefeated streak. This streak belongs to our coaching and administrative staff, said team captain Chris Pronger stoically. has made some very important moves and he's really shown a commitment to winning.

13-4-2006 Media glorifies the Florida Panthers
The media is impressed by the team's 6 game winning streak. Much of the credit is granted to the good work of general manager DgPelletier and headcoach Terry Murray

7-4-2006 Media criticises the Montreal Canadiens
It isn't the happiest time for the Montreal Canadiens as they are on a 5 game winless streak. Montreal Canadiens coach Alain Vigneault had little to say about the way things are going: I don't know. Nothing seems to work...

6-4-2006 Media criticises the Anaheim Mighty Ducks
The Anaheim Mighty Ducks are spinning in a 8 game winless streak. Anaheim Mighty Ducks right wing Tyler Kennedy commented about their recent play: Things are not looking good for us but I think if we stay positive, we can climb out of this hole.

6-4-2006 Media criticises the Ottawa Senators
The Ottawa Senators are stumbling in a 37 game winless streak. Ottawa Senators goaltender Cory Schneider commented about their recent play: We don't even want to think about it anymore. We need to find our game and get out of this.

3-4-2006 Media criticises the Ottawa Senators
It isn't the happiest time for the Ottawa Senators as they are on a 36 game winless streak. Ottawa Senators coach Jacques Martin had little to say about the way things are going: I don't know. Nothing seems to work...

2-4-2006 Player of the week: John Mitchell (C)
NHL has awarded John Mitchell (C) of San Jose Sharks as Player Of The Week He registered 2 goals and 3 assists for 5 points in 4 games last week. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Canada, John Mitchell was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 161 NHL games during his career, notching 43 goals and adding 60 assists along with 16 penalty minutes. The 21 year old center has played 79 games with the San Jose Sharks this season, totalling 26+35=61 with 8 PIM.


1-4-2006 Player of the month: Martin St. Louis (R)
NHL has awarded Martin St. Louis (R) of Tampa Bay Lightning as Player Of The Month He registered 11 goals and 7 assists for 18 points in 13 games last month. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Canada, Martin St. Louis, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 472 NHL games during his career, notching 175 goals and adding 177 assists along with 66 penalty minutes. The 30 year old right wing has played 78 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, totalling 45+33=78 with 0 PIM.


1-4-2006 Rookie of the month: Anze Kopitar (R)
NHL has awarded Anze Kopitar (R) of Atlanta Thrashers as Rookie Of The Month He registered 8 goals and 4 assists for 12 points in 15 games last month. He also had 4 game winning goals.

A native of Slovenia, Anze Kopitar was originally drafted to the NHL by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 1st round of the 2005 entry draft. He has appeared in 54 NHL games during his career, notching 20 goals and adding 18 assists along with 7 penalty minutes. The 18 year old right wing has played 54 games with the Atlanta Thrashers this season, totalling 20+18=38 with 7 PIM. He has also played 20 games with the Chicago Wolves this season, totalling 25+20=45 with 14 PIM.


30-3-2006 Sergei Samsonov claimed off waivers.
Philadelphia Flyers claimed Sergei Samsonov, who had been with San Jose Sharks, off waivers.

30-3-2006 Mark Rycroft released.
St. Louis Blues released Mark Rycroft to free agency.

30-3-2006 Media criticises the Ottawa Senators
Everyone has noticed the steep dive of the Ottawa Senators after a dreadful 34 game winless streak. We need to address the problem and get it out of our system, said team captain Daniel Alfredsson openly. Marshall Johnston has made some good moves and some bad moves but now we could really use those good moves.

28-3-2006 Media criticises the Ottawa Senators
It isn't the happiest time for the Ottawa Senators as they are on a 33 game winless streak. Ottawa Senators coach Jacques Martin had little to say about the way things are going: I don't know. Nothing seems to work...

26-3-2006 Player of the week: Nicklas Lidstrom (D)
NHL has awarded Nicklas Lidstrom (D) of Nashville Predators as Player Of The Week He registered 2 goals and 5 assists for 7 points in 3 games last week.

A native of Sweden, Nicklas Lidstrom was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 3rd round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 1093 NHL games during his career, notching 171 goals and adding 578 assists along with 551 penalty minutes. The 35 year old defenseman has played 77 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 10+41=51 with 6 PIM.


26-3-2006 Media criticises the Ottawa Senators
It isn't the happiest time for the Ottawa Senators as they are on a 32 game winless streak. Ottawa Senators coach Jacques Martin had little to say about the way things are going: I don't know. Nothing seems to work...

25-3-2006 Markus Naslund reaches a milestone !
Markus Naslund(PIT) notched the 300th assist of his career in tonight's game against the New Jersey Devils on a goal by Mario Lemieux. I just come to the rink ready to play and give it 110%, our record breaker told a Hockey Night in Canada reporter..

A native of Sweden, Markus Naslund was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1st round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 870 NHL games during his career, notching 282 goals and adding 300 assists along with 419 penalty minutes. The 32 year old right wing has played 75 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 34+29=63 with 4 PIM.


24-3-2006 Media criticises the Ottawa Senators
It isn't the happiest time for the Ottawa Senators as they are on a 31 game winless streak. Ottawa Senators coach Jacques Martin had little to say about the way things are going: I don't know. Nothing seems to work...

24-3-2006 Patrice Brisebois reaches a milestone !
Patrice Brisebois(MTL) notched the 300th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Atlanta Thrashers on a goal by Ilya Kovalchuk. It's always nice to give a good pass..., was all he could say after the game..

A native of Canada, Patrice Brisebois was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 896 NHL games during his career, notching 91 goals and adding 300 assists along with 475 penalty minutes. The 35 year old defenseman has played 74 games with the Montreal Canadiens this season, totalling 3+17=20 with 18 PIM.


24-3-2006 Shawn McEachern reaches a milestone !
Shawn McEachern(STL) scored the 300th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Detroit Red Wings on a feed by Dion Phaneuf. I just feel so happy now, this comes at a good time for me, he declared after viewing the replay of the goal.

A native of USA, Shawn McEachern was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 6th round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 982 NHL games during his career, notching 300 goals and adding 352 assists along with 384 penalty minutes. The 37 year old left wing has played 74 games with the St. Louis Blues this season, totalling 18+21=39 with 22 PIM.


22-3-2006 Media criticises the Ottawa Senators
It isn't the happiest time for the Ottawa Senators as they are on a 30 game winless streak. Ottawa Senators coach Jacques Martin had little to say about the way things are going: I don't know. Nothing seems to work...

22-3-2006 Media attacks the Minnesota Wild
The media is disappointed by the team's 6 game losing streak. Most of the critic is addressed to the work of general manager Billy Beane and headcoach Jacques Lemairre

21-3-2006 Media criticises the Ottawa Senators
It isn't the happiest time for the Ottawa Senators as they are on a 29 game winless streak. Ottawa Senators coach Jacques Martin had little to say about the way things are going: I don't know. Nothing seems to work...

20-3-2006 Peter Schaefer claimed off waivers.
Ottawa Senators claimed Peter Schaefer, who had been with Vancouver Canucks, off waivers.

20-3-2006 Boris Mironov released.
Vancouver Canucks released Boris Mironov to free agency.

20-3-2006 Mario Lemieux reaches a milestone !
Mario Lemieux(PIT) notched the 1100th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Buffalo Sabres on a goal by Markus Naslund. Hey, I'm just happy it went in the net. Wins are more important than assist records for us right now, he replied after giving his game stick to a representative of a local charity organization..

A native of Canada, Mario Lemieux was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1st round of the 1984 entry draft. He has appeared in 1099 NHL games during his career, notching 808 goals and adding 1100 assists along with 769 penalty minutes. The 40 year old center has played 72 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 30+34=64 with 2 PIM.


19-3-2006 Player of the week: Pavel Bure (L)
NHL has awarded Pavel Bure (L) of Washington Capitals as Player Of The Week He registered 5 goals and 3 assists for 8 points in 4 games last week. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Russia, Pavel Bure, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 914 NHL games during his career, notching 502 goals and adding 438 assists along with 454 penalty minutes. The 34 year old left wing has played 73 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 23+36=59 with 17 PIM.


18-3-2006 Media praises the San Jose Sharks
The San Jose Sharks are flying high with a 7 game undefeated streak. San Jose Sharks left wing Alexander Frolov commented about their recent success: Let's face it, we've got a great core of guys here, some real strong young guys and a good squad of leaders. If every team had that then they'd do just as good.

18-3-2006 Peter Forsberg reaches a milestone !
Peter Forsberg(COL) notched the 500th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Minnesota Wild on a goal by Erik Cole. Hey, I'm just happy it went in the net. Wins are more important than assist records for us right now, our record breaker told a Hockey Night in Canada reporter..

A native of Sweden, Peter Forsberg was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1st round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 701 NHL games during his career, notching 249 goals and adding 500 assists along with 544 penalty minutes. The 32 year old center has played 71 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 27+31=58 with 39 PIM.


18-3-2006 Media criticises the Ottawa Senators
The Ottawa Senators are spinning in a 28 game winless streak. Ottawa Senators goaltender Cory Schneider commented about their recent play: It seems like everything is going wrong now. It's not the best of times for us right now...

17-3-2006 League suspends Dave Scatchard
The league board has suspended New York Islanders player Dave Scatchard for 3 games for injuring Marty Murray of Philadelphia Flyers.

15-3-2006 Media criticises the Carolina Hurricanes
It isn't the happiest time for the Carolina Hurricanes as they are on a 8 game winless streak. Carolina Hurricanes coach Paul Maurice had little to say about the way things are going: I don't know. Nothing seems to work...

14-3-2006 Media criticises the Ottawa Senators
We've been kicking ourselves for this streak but it seems like nothing is helping us right now said Ottawa Senators coach Jacques Martin after today's game against the Atlanta Thrashers. The Ottawa Senators have now a 26 game winless streak.

12-3-2006 Player of the week: Martin St. Louis (R)
NHL has awarded Martin St. Louis (R) of Tampa Bay Lightning as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 1 assists for 5 points in 3 games last week. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Canada, Martin St. Louis, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 464 NHL games during his career, notching 170 goals and adding 172 assists along with 66 penalty minutes. The 30 year old right wing has played 70 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, totalling 40+28=68 with 0 PIM.


12-3-2006 Alexei Yashin reaches a milestone !
Alexei Yashin(PIT) notched the 400th assist of his career in tonight's game against the New York Islanders on a goal by Erik Christensen. My line mate is so good I just have to throw it his direction and it's in the net. Anyone can look good playing with this guy, he commented and was all smiles..

A native of Russia, Alexei Yashin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 801 NHL games during his career, notching 346 goals and adding 400 assists along with 237 penalty minutes. The 32 year old center has played 68 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 25+28=53 with 4 PIM.


11-3-2006 Media criticises the Carolina Hurricanes
The Carolina Hurricanes are stumbling in a 6 game winless streak. Carolina Hurricanes left wing Dan Lacouture commented about their recent play: We don't even want to think about it anymore. We need to find our game and get out of this.

10-3-2006 Sami Salo released.
New York Islanders released Sami Salo to free agency.

10-3-2006 Marc Savard claimed off waivers.
Atlanta Thrashers claimed Marc Savard, who had been with Edmonton Oilers, off waivers.

10-3-2006 Ari Ahonen claimed off waivers.
Vancouver Canucks claimed Ari Ahonen, who had been with New Jersey Devils, off waivers.

10-3-2006 Daniel Tjarnqvist claimed off waivers.
St. Louis Blues claimed Daniel Tjarnqvist, who had been with Colorado Avalanche, off waivers.

10-3-2006 EDM-OTT trade
Edmonton Oilers traded EDM's round 1 pick in 2007 and EDM's round 2 pick in 2008 to Ottawa Senators for Keith Tkachuk and Jan Hejda

A native of USA, Keith Tkachuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 969 NHL games during his career, notching 443 goals and adding 413 assists along with 1665 penalty minutes. The 33 year old center has played 68 games with the Ottawa Senators this season, totalling 16+19=35 with 10 PIM.

A native of Czech, Jan Hejda was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 133 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 30 assists along with 48 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 68 games with the Ottawa Senators this season, totalling 0+13=13 with 2 PIM.


10-3-2006 BOS-NYI trade
Boston Bruins traded Teemu Jaaskelainen and Marc-Andre Gragnani to New York Islanders for Dennis Seidenberg

A native of Germany, Dennis Seidenberg was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 6th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 143 NHL games during his career, notching 12 goals and adding 37 assists along with 18 penalty minutes. The 24 year old defenseman has played 69 games with the New York Islanders this season, totalling 9+21=30 with 10 PIM.

A native of Finland, Teemu Jaaskelainen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 7th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 122 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 21 assists along with 34 penalty minutes. The 22 year old defenseman has played 68 games with the Boston Bruins this season, totalling 3+10=13 with 23 PIM.

A native of Canada, Marc-Andre Gragnani was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 3rd round of the 2005 entry draft. He has appeared in 7 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 18 year old defenseman has played 7 games with the Boston Bruins this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 0 PIM. He has also played 36 games with the Providence Bruins this season, totalling 2+5=7 with 12 PIM.


10-3-2006 CAR-ATL trade
Carolina Hurricanes traded Rod Brind'Amour to Atlanta Thrashers for Jared Boll and ATL's round 2 pick in 2008

A native of USA, Jared Boll was originally drafted to the NHL by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2nd round of the 2005 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 19 year old right wing has not yet played for the Atlanta Thrashers this season.

A native of Canada, Rod Brind'Amour was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 1st round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 1200 NHL games during his career, notching 392 goals and adding 614 assists along with 791 penalty minutes. The 35 year old center has played 67 games with the Carolina Hurricanes this season, totalling 18+27=45 with 9 PIM.


10-3-2006 EDM-OTT trade
Edmonton Oilers traded Derek Joslin, EDM's round 2 pick in 2006 and EDM's round 2 pick in 2007 to Ottawa Senators for Antoine Vermette

A native of Canada, Antoine Vermette was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 2nd round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 181 NHL games during his career, notching 42 goals and adding 46 assists along with 50 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing has played 68 games with the Ottawa Senators this season, totalling 12+10=22 with 40 PIM.


10-3-2006 EDM-MIN trade
Edmonton Oilers traded Anton Stralman and EDM's round 1 pick in 2006 to Minnesota Wild for Ryan Smyth

A native of Canada, Ryan Smyth was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1st round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 741 NHL games during his career, notching 261 goals and adding 284 assists along with 354 penalty minutes. The 30 year old left wing has played 66 games with the Minnesota Wild this season, totalling 26+36=62 with 10 PIM.

A native of Sweden, Anton Stralman was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1st round of the 2005 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 19 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Edmonton Oilers this season. He has played 30 games with the Hamilton Bulldogs this season, totalling 2+5=7 with 4 PIM.


10-3-2006 OTT-PHI trade
Ottawa Senators traded Radek Bonk to Philadelphia Flyers for PHI's round 2 pick in 2008

A native of Czech, Radek Bonk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 785 NHL games during his career, notching 140 goals and adding 206 assists along with 369 penalty minutes. The 30 year old right wing has played 68 games with the Ottawa Senators this season, totalling 8+14=22 with 27 PIM.


10-3-2006 COL-BOS trade
Colorado Avalanche traded COL's round 3 pick in 2007 to Boston Bruins for Patrick Poulin

A native of Canada, Patrick Poulin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 1st round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 820 NHL games during his career, notching 120 goals and adding 161 assists along with 323 penalty minutes. The 32 year old right wing has played 51 games with the Boston Bruins this season, totalling 2+3=5 with 6 PIM.


10-3-2006 EDM-MIN trade
Edmonton Oilers traded EDM's round 3 pick in 2007 and EDM's round 3 pick in 2008 to Minnesota Wild for Jocelyn Thibault

A native of Canada, Jocelyn Thibault was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 637 NHL games during his career, booking 37 career shutouts and allowing 1660 goals. The 31 year old goaltender has played 36 games with the Minnesota Wild this season, allowing 114 goals on 817 while booking 1 shutouts.


10-3-2006 ANA-VAN trade
Anaheim Mighty Ducks traded Ruslan Salei and Vitaly Vishnevski to Vancouver Canucks for FLA's round 1 pick in 2006

A native of Belarussia, Ruslan Salei was originally drafted to the NHL by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the 1st round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 594 NHL games during his career, notching 36 goals and adding 123 assists along with 448 penalty minutes. The 31 year old defenseman has played 69 games with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks this season, totalling 4+17=21 with 30 PIM.

A native of Russia, Vitaly Vishnevski was originally drafted to the NHL by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 340 NHL games during his career, notching 38 goals and adding 114 assists along with 270 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman has played 69 games with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks this season, totalling 12+31=43 with 91 PIM.


10-3-2006 SJ-VAN trade
San Jose Sharks traded Alexander Edler and SJ's round 1 pick in 2006 to Vancouver Canucks for Ryan Whitney, James Neal and VAN's round 2 pick in 2008

A native of USA, Ryan Whitney was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 106 NHL games during his career, notching 9 goals and adding 26 assists along with 8 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has played 68 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 5+21=26 with 6 PIM.

A native of Canada, James Neal was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 2005 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 18 year old left wing has not yet played for the Vancouver Canucks this season.

A native of Sweden, Alexander Edler was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 68 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 23 assists along with 25 penalty minutes. The 19 year old defenseman has played 68 games with the San Jose Sharks this season, totalling 3+23=26 with 25 PIM.


10-3-2006 VAN-BOS trade
Vancouver Canucks traded Alexander Edler to Boston Bruins for Tomas Holmstrom, ATL's round 1 pick in 2006 and TB's round 1 pick in 2006

A native of Sweden, Tomas Holmstrom was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 641 NHL games during his career, notching 92 goals and adding 136 assists along with 299 penalty minutes. The 33 year old left wing has played 61 games with the Boston Bruins this season, totalling 3+5=8 with 21 PIM.

A native of Sweden, Alexander Edler was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 68 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 23 assists along with 25 penalty minutes. The 19 year old defenseman has played 68 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 3+23=26 with 25 PIM.


10-3-2006 Media criticises the Los Angeles Kings
It isn't the happiest time for the Los Angeles Kings as they are on a 11 game winless streak. Los Angeles Kings coach Andy Murray had little to say about the way things are going: I don't know. Nothing seems to work...

10-3-2006 Media praises the Toronto Maple Leafs
The Toronto Maple Leafs are flying high with a 11 game undefeated streak. Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Troy Brouwer commented about their recent success: Let's face it, we've got a great core of guys here, some real strong young guys and a good squad of leaders. If every team had that then they'd do just as good.

10-3-2006 Media criticises the Ottawa Senators
The Ottawa Senators are spinning in a 24 game winless streak. Ottawa Senators defenseman Jan Hejda commented about their recent play: It seems like everything is going wrong now. It's not the best of times for us right now...

10-3-2006 Media praises the Buffalo Sabres
Everyone is buzzing about the strong play of the Buffalo Sabres after an amazing 5 game undefeated streak. This streak belongs to our coaching and administrative staff, said team captain Stu Barnes stoically.Darcy Reiger has made some very important moves and he's really shown a commitment to winning.

8-3-2006 Media criticises the Dallas Stars
The Dallas Stars are stumbling in a 10 game winless streak. Dallas Stars right wing Antti Miettinen commented about their recent play: This is bad. It's one of those streaks that you don't want to remember when you're old.

8-3-2006 Media glorifies the New Jersey Devils
The media is impressed by the team's 5 game winning streak. Much of the credit is granted to the good work of general manager Oli Giroux and headcoach Larry Robinson

8-3-2006 Media attacks the Ottawa Senators
The media is disappointed by the team's 12 game losing streak. Most of the critic is addressed to the work of general manager Trent and headcoach Jacques Martin

7-3-2006 Brendan Shanahan reaches a milestone !
Brendan Shanahan(TOR) notched the 600th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Calgary Flames on a goal by Evgeni Malkin. Give all the credit to the goalscorer, he replied after giving his game stick to a representative of a local charity organization..

A native of Canada, Brendan Shanahan was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 1st round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 1349 NHL games during his career, notching 600 goals and adding 600 assists along with 2013 penalty minutes. The 37 year old left wing has played 68 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 45+32=77 with 14 PIM.


7-3-2006 Brendan Shanahan reaches a milestone !
Brendan Shanahan(TOR) scored the 1200th point of his career in tonight's game against the Calgary Flames on a goal by Evgeni Malkin. I'm not out here to set records, but it's always nice to get the points, was the comment released to the press after the game..

A native of Canada, Brendan Shanahan was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 1st round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 1349 NHL games during his career, notching 600 goals and adding 600 assists along with 2013 penalty minutes. The 37 year old left wing has played 68 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 45+32=77 with 14 PIM.


6-3-2006 Media criticises the Dallas Stars
The Dallas Stars are spinning in a 9 game winless streak. Dallas Stars defenseman Jonathan Girard commented about their recent play: Things are not looking good for us but I think if we stay positive, we can climb out of this hole.

5-3-2006 Player of the week: Eric Staal (C)
NHL has awarded Eric Staal (C) of Anaheim Mighty Ducks as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 5 assists for 8 points in 3 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Eric Staal was originally drafted to the NHL by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 80 NHL games during his career, notching 27 goals and adding 41 assists along with 6 penalty minutes. The 21 year old center has played 67 games with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks this season, totalling 24+34=58 with 6 PIM.


3-3-2006 Media attacks the St. Louis Blues
The media is disappointed by the team's 5 game losing streak. Most of the critic is addressed to the work of general manager Madmad and headcoach Joel Quenneville

3-3-2006 Pavol Demitra reaches a milestone !
Pavol Demitra(BOS) notched the 300th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Colorado Avalanche on a goal by Marco Sturm. Awesome, even more so because the game was televised, he said after viewing the play on the TV studio monitor..

A native of Slovakia, Pavol Demitra was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 9th round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 616 NHL games during his career, notching 232 goals and adding 300 assists along with 85 penalty minutes. The 31 year old right wing has played 64 games with the Boston Bruins this season, totalling 28+25=53 with 2 PIM.


2-3-2006 Media criticises the Dallas Stars
The Dallas Stars are stumbling in a 7 game winless streak. Dallas Stars right wing Antti Miettinen commented about their recent play: This is bad. It's one of those streaks that you don't want to remember when you're old.

1-3-2006 Media attacks the Los Angeles Kings
The media is disappointed by the team's 6 game losing streak. Most of the critic is addressed to the work of general manager Dave Taylor and headcoach Andy Murray

1-3-2006 Brendan Shanahan reaches a milestone !
Brendan Shanahan(TOR) scored the 600th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Washington Capitals on a feed by Patrick Marleau. Hopefully one day this puck will end up in the Hall of Fame, our record breaker told a Hockey Night in Canada reporter.

A native of Canada, Brendan Shanahan was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 1st round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 1346 NHL games during his career, notching 600 goals and adding 599 assists along with 2013 penalty minutes. The 37 year old left wing has played 65 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 45+31=76 with 14 PIM.


1-3-2006 Media criticises the Ottawa Senators
The Ottawa Senators are stumbling in a 20 game winless streak. Ottawa Senators defenseman Shane O'Brien commented about their recent play: We don't even want to think about it anymore. We need to find our game and get out of this.

1-3-2006 Player of the month: Jason Pominville (C)
NHL has awarded Jason Pominville (C) of Buffalo Sabres as Player Of The Month He registered 6 goals and 6 assists for 12 points in 11 games last month. He also had 4 game winning goals.

A native of Canada, Jason Pominville was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2nd round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 242 NHL games during his career, notching 93 goals and adding 124 assists along with 46 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 63 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 25+33=58 with 29 PIM.


1-3-2006 Rookie of the month: Eric Staal (C)
NHL has awarded Eric Staal (C) of Anaheim Mighty Ducks as Rookie Of The Month He registered 7 goals and 5 assists for 12 points in 11 games last month. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Canada, Eric Staal was originally drafted to the NHL by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 78 NHL games during his career, notching 26 goals and adding 39 assists along with 4 penalty minutes. The 21 year old center has played 65 games with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks this season, totalling 23+32=55 with 4 PIM.


27-2-2006 Media criticises the Ottawa Senators
It isn't the happiest time for the Ottawa Senators as they are on a 19 game winless streak. Ottawa Senators coach Jacques Martin had little to say about the way things are going: I don't know. Nothing seems to work...

26-2-2006 Player of the week: Eric Lindros (R)
NHL has awarded Eric Lindros (R) of Chicago Blackhawks as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 4 assists for 8 points in 4 games last week.

A native of Canada, Eric Lindros was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 760 NHL games during his career, notching 423 goals and adding 504 assists along with 976 penalty minutes. The 32 year old right wing has played 64 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 30+31=61 with 8 PIM.


26-2-2006 Owen Nolan injured.
Owen Nolan (MIN) suffered chest injury during the game in an incident with Boris Mironov (VAN). He is expected to be sidelined for almost a month. When you've gone as long as I have without injuries these things are hard to accept, but it's all part of the game, he said when he was taken off the ice.

26-2-2006 Media attacks the Ottawa Senators
The media is disappointed by the team's 7 game losing streak. Most of the critic is addressed to the work of general manager Trent and headcoach Jacques Martin

26-2-2006 Media criticises the Ottawa Senators
It isn't the happiest time for the Ottawa Senators as they are on a 18 game winless streak. Ottawa Senators coach Jacques Martin had little to say about the way things are going: I don't know. Nothing seems to work...

24-2-2006 Media criticises the St. Louis Blues
The St. Louis Blues are spinning in a 5 game winless streak. St. Louis Blues defenseman Dion Phaneuf commented about their recent play: Things are not looking good for us but I think if we stay positive, we can climb out of this hole.

23-2-2006 BOS-ATL trade
Boston Bruins traded Brad Richards and Brooks Orpik to Atlanta Thrashers for Ryan Kesler, Jannik Hansen and ATL's round 1 pick in 2006

A native of USA, Ryan Kesler was originally drafted to the NHL by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 90 NHL games during his career, notching 27 goals and adding 29 assists along with 4 penalty minutes. The 21 year old right wing has played 61 games with the Atlanta Thrashers this season, totalling 25+25=50 with 4 PIM.

A native of La-la-land, Jannik Hansen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2nd round of the 2004 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 19 year old right wing has not yet played for the Atlanta Thrashers this season. He has played 56 games with the Chicago Wolves this season, totalling 49+55=104 with 34 PIM.

A native of Canada, Brad Richards was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 3rd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 388 NHL games during his career, notching 146 goals and adding 185 assists along with 28 penalty minutes. The 25 year old center has played 61 games with the Boston Bruins this season, totalling 20+26=46 with 4 PIM.

A native of USA, Brooks Orpik was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 256 NHL games during his career, notching 12 goals and adding 79 assists along with 59 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman has played 61 games with the Boston Bruins this season, totalling 4+22=26 with 16 PIM.


23-2-2006 BOS-SJ trade
Boston Bruins traded Alexander Frolov to San Jose Sharks for Scottie Upshall and Carl Soderberg

A native of Canada, Scottie Upshall was originally drafted to the NHL by the Nashville Predators in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 58 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 7 assists along with 61 penalty minutes. The 22 year old right wing has played 34 games with the San Jose Sharks this season, totalling 3+5=8 with 23 PIM. He has also played 27 games with the Cleveland Barons this season, totalling 21+10=31 with 0 PIM.

A native of Sweden, Carl Soderberg was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 20 year old left wing has not yet played for the San Jose Sharks this season. He has played 54 games with the Cleveland Barons this season, totalling 22+12=34 with 30 PIM.

A native of Russia, Alexander Frolov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 242 NHL games during his career, notching 66 goals and adding 80 assists along with 58 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 61 games with the Boston Bruins this season, totalling 11+13=24 with 11 PIM.


23-2-2006 OTT-COL trade
Ottawa Senators traded Sergei Gonchar to Colorado Avalanche for Simon Gagne

A native of Canada, Simon Gagne was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 422 NHL games during his career, notching 130 goals and adding 181 assists along with 52 penalty minutes. The 25 year old right wing has played 62 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 26+23=49 with 0 PIM.

A native of Russia, Sergei Gonchar was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 755 NHL games during his career, notching 136 goals and adding 282 assists along with 421 penalty minutes. The 31 year old defenseman has played 60 games with the Ottawa Senators this season, totalling 6+22=28 with 8 PIM.


23-2-2006 OTT-SJ trade
Ottawa Senators traded Simon Gagne and CHI's round 2 pick in 2006 to San Jose Sharks for SJ's round 1 pick in 2007

A native of Canada, Simon Gagne was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 422 NHL games during his career, notching 130 goals and adding 181 assists along with 52 penalty minutes. The 25 year old right wing has played 62 games with the Ottawa Senators this season, totalling 26+23=49 with 0 PIM.


23-2-2006 OTT-SJ trade
Ottawa Senators traded Milan Hejduk, Joe Vitale and Nate Thompson to San Jose Sharks for SJ's round 1 pick in 2008 and SJ's round 3 pick in 2008

A native of Czech, Milan Hejduk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 4th round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 489 NHL games during his career, notching 144 goals and adding 193 assists along with 115 penalty minutes. The 30 year old right wing has played 22 games with the Ottawa Senators this season, totalling 3+2=5 with 0 PIM.

A native of Canada, Joe Vitale was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 2nd round of the 2005 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 20 year old center has not yet played for the Ottawa Senators this season. He has played 31 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins this season, totalling 10+13=23 with 12 PIM.

A native of USA, Nate Thompson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 60 NHL games during his career, notching 7 goals and adding 8 assists along with 15 penalty minutes. The 21 year old center has played 60 games with the Ottawa Senators this season, totalling 7+8=15 with 15 PIM.


23-2-2006 TOR-CAR trade
Toronto Maple Leafs traded Niclas Wallin, Brian Savage and TB's round 2 pick in 2008 to Carolina Hurricanes for Pavel Skrbek, CAR's round 4 pick in 2007 and CAR's round 4 pick in 2008

A native of Czech, Pavel Skrbek was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2nd round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 233 NHL games during his career, notching 9 goals and adding 60 assists along with 49 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 60 games with the Carolina Hurricanes this season, totalling 1+20=21 with 19 PIM.

A native of Sweden, Niclas Wallin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 4th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 312 NHL games during his career, notching 14 goals and adding 69 assists along with 79 penalty minutes. The 31 year old defenseman has played 29 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 2+8=10 with 15 PIM.

A native of Canada, Brian Savage was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 8th round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 703 NHL games during his career, notching 205 goals and adding 201 assists along with 214 penalty minutes. The 34 year old right wing has played 44 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 12+9=21 with 2 PIM.


23-2-2006 Ray Whitney reaches a milestone !
Ray Whitney(DET) scored the 500th point of his career in tonight's game against the Atlanta Thrashers on a feed by Pekka Rinne. I just want to thank all the people that have supported me throughout my career. I couldn't have done this without them, he read from a prepared statement.

A native of Canada, Ray Whitney was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 2nd round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 800 NHL games during his career, notching 202 goals and adding 298 assists along with 189 penalty minutes. The 33 year old right wing has played 61 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 15+21=36 with 4 PIM.


23-2-2006 Ray Whitney reaches a milestone !
Ray Whitney(DET) notched the 300th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Atlanta Thrashers on a goal by Brendan Morrison. Making beautiful plays is fun on the ice I think, were his words after the game..

A native of Canada, Ray Whitney was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 2nd round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 800 NHL games during his career, notching 202 goals and adding 300 assists along with 189 penalty minutes. The 33 year old right wing has played 61 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 15+23=38 with 4 PIM.


23-2-2006 Mario Lemieux reaches a milestone !
Mario Lemieux(PIT) scored the 1900th point of his career in tonight's game against the New York Islanders on a goal by Valeri Bure. Yes, it's nice to break records but that's not the idea of this game, he said at the post-game press conference..

A native of Canada, Mario Lemieux was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1st round of the 1984 entry draft. He has appeared in 1087 NHL games during his career, notching 805 goals and adding 1095 assists along with 769 penalty minutes. The 40 year old center has played 60 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 27+29=56 with 2 PIM.


22-2-2006 Media praises the Tampa Bay Lightning
The Tampa Bay Lightning are flying high with a 8 game undefeated streak. Tampa Bay Lightning center Matthew Stajan commented about their recent success: Let's face it, we've got a great core of guys here, some real strong young guys and a good squad of leaders. If every team had that then they'd do just as good.

19-2-2006 Player of the week: Loui Eriksson (L)
NHL has awarded Loui Eriksson (L) of Florida Panthers as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 6 assists for 10 points in 4 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Sweden, Loui Eriksson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 160 NHL games during his career, notching 49 goals and adding 52 assists along with 8 penalty minutes. The 20 year old left wing has played 60 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 27+24=51 with 0 PIM.


19-2-2006 Media criticises the Carolina Hurricanes
We've been kicking ourselves for this streak but it seems like nothing is helping us right now said Carolina Hurricanes coach Paul Maurice after today's game against the Philadelphia Flyers. The Carolina Hurricanes have now a 6 game winless streak.

19-2-2006 Media criticises the Ottawa Senators
It isn't the happiest time for the Ottawa Senators as they are on a 15 game winless streak. Ottawa Senators coach Jacques Martin had little to say about the way things are going: I don't know. Nothing seems to work...

16-2-2006 Media praises the New York Rangers
As a coach, if you can get your team to work hard every night, then you've done your job, commented New York Rangers coach Ron Low after today's game against the Calgary Flames. This brings their current streak to 13 games undefeated.

16-2-2006 Eric Lindros reaches a milestone !
Eric Lindros(CHI) notched the 500th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on a goal by Brian Rafalski. Tonight things went my way and what can I say, i got the record, he replied after giving his game stick to a representative of a local charity organization..

A native of Canada, Eric Lindros was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 754 NHL games during his career, notching 419 goals and adding 500 assists along with 974 penalty minutes. The 32 year old right wing has played 58 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 26+27=53 with 6 PIM.


13-2-2006 FLA-LA trade
Florida Panthers traded Chris Neil to Los Angeles Kings for Jens Karlsson

A native of Canada, Chris Neil was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 6th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 101 NHL games during his career, notching 7 goals and adding 11 assists along with 102 penalty minutes. The 26 year old right wing has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 57 games with the Louisville Panthers this season, totalling 10+8=18 with 137 PIM.


13-2-2006 MTL-OTT trade
Montreal Canadiens traded MTL's round 3 pick in 2008 to Ottawa Senators for Bryce Salvador

A native of Canada, Bryce Salvador was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 6th round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 376 NHL games during his career, notching 19 goals and adding 85 assists along with 184 penalty minutes. The 30 year old defenseman has played 55 games with the Ottawa Senators this season, totalling 1+10=11 with 42 PIM.


13-2-2006 Vladimir Malakhov released.
Atlanta Thrashers released Vladimir Malakhov to free agency.

12-2-2006 NHL All-Star Game
Team North America has won the annual NHL All-Star game with a score of 13-10. Game MVP was Corey Perry.

A native of Canada, Corey Perry was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 138 NHL games during his career, notching 47 goals and adding 66 assists along with 17 penalty minutes. The 20 year old right wing has played 56 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 20+33=53 with 13 PIM.


12-2-2006 Player of the week: Pascal Leclaire (G)
NHL has awarded Pascal Leclaire (G) of Columbus Blue Jackets as Player Of The Week He registered 3 wins and allowed 1 goals in 3 games last week. He also had 2 shutouts.

A native of Canada, Pascal Leclaire was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 93 NHL games during his career, booking 7 career shutouts and allowing 244 goals. The 23 year old goaltender has played 25 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, allowing 61 goals on 631 while booking 3 shutouts.


11-2-2006 NHL All-Star Skill Competitions
The annual All-Star event kicked off today with the skill competitions. Team North America and Team World competed in six different races and the fans got to see their stars shine.

Team North America won the puck control relay with a team of Duncan Keith, Ryan Getzlaf and Dustin Byfuglien.

Jaromir Jagr of Team World won the fastest skater competition, beating Duncan Keith in the final.

Jaromir Jagr of Team World won the hardest shot competition with a result of 89 MPH, beating Eric Lindros in the final.

Corey Perry of Team North America won the accuracy shooting competition, beating Marian Hossa in the final.

Pekka Rinne of Team World won the goalie competition (pass&score), beating Martin Brodeur in the final.

Team World won the breakaway relay with a team of Andrei Markov, Zdeno Chara and Marian Hossa.

The yearly clash between Team North America and Team World will take place tomorrow.


10-2-2006 Media glorifies the Columbus Blue Jackets
The media is impressed by the team's 5 game winning streak. Much of the credit is granted to the good work of general manager Kwyk and headcoach Dave King

10-2-2006 Media praises the New York Rangers
The New York Rangers are flying high with a 11 game undefeated streak. New York Rangers left wing Nigel Dawes commented about their recent success: Let's face it, we've got a great core of guys here, some real strong young guys and a good squad of leaders. If every team had that then they'd do just as good.

7-2-2006 Rod Brind'Amour reaches a milestone !
Rod Brind'Amour(CAR) scored the 1000th point of his career in tonight's game against the Dallas Stars on a feed by Martin Gelinas. Yes it is great, but I still want to be treated like my teammates, no special treatment, he read from a prepared statement.

A native of Canada, Rod Brind'Amour was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 1st round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 1185 NHL games during his career, notching 390 goals and adding 610 assists along with 791 penalty minutes. The 35 year old center has played 52 games with the Carolina Hurricanes this season, totalling 16+23=39 with 9 PIM.


7-2-2006 Media praises the Calgary Flames
The Calgary Flames are flying high with a 5 game undefeated streak. Calgary Flames center Cory Stillman commented about their recent success: We're playing like a team out there. The whole team has really bought into our system and not one player is slacking off.

6-2-2006 Keith Primeau reaches a milestone !
Keith Primeau(FLA) notched the 400th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Minnesota Wild on a goal by Loui Eriksson. I'm just happy to contribute, the happy player said in a hockey magazine..

A native of Canada, Keith Primeau was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 990 NHL games during his career, notching 327 goals and adding 400 assists along with 1288 penalty minutes. The 34 year old center has played 53 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 11+20=31 with 4 PIM.


5-2-2006 Player of the week: Joe Thornton (C)
NHL has awarded Joe Thornton (C) of New York Rangers as Player Of The Week He registered 2 goals and 5 assists for 7 points in 3 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Joe Thornton was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 584 NHL games during his career, notching 205 goals and adding 259 assists along with 326 penalty minutes. The 26 year old center has played 53 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 25+34=59 with 17 PIM.


4-2-2006 Media glorifies the New York Rangers
The media is impressed by the team's 6 game winning streak. Much of the credit is granted to the good work of general manager Tony and headcoach Ron Low

1-2-2006 Jose Theodore released.
New Jersey Devils released Jose Theodore to free agency.

1-2-2006 Media praises the Nashville Predators
The Nashville Predators are flying high with a 7 game undefeated streak. Nashville Predators defenseman Kevin Klein commented about their recent success: We're all kind of excited, we just can't hide it. I hope we continue to play like this in the future...

1-2-2006 Sergei Zubov reaches a milestone !
Sergei Zubov(BOS) scored the 600th point of his career in tonight's game against the Florida Panthers on a goal by Alexander Radulov. I'm not out here to set records, but it's always nice to get the points, he commented during a post game radio interview..

A native of Russia, Sergei Zubov was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 5th round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 916 NHL games during his career, notching 115 goals and adding 485 assists along with 197 penalty minutes. The 35 year old defenseman has played 53 games with the Boston Bruins this season, totalling 5+19=24 with 0 PIM.


1-2-2006 Player of the month: Teemu Selanne (R)
NHL has awarded Teemu Selanne (R) of Vancouver Canucks as Player Of The Month He registered 9 goals and 6 assists for 15 points in 15 games last month. He also had 5 game winning goals.

A native of Finland, Teemu Selanne was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 935 NHL games during his career, notching 495 goals and adding 557 assists along with 270 penalty minutes. The 35 year old right wing has played 52 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 22+21=43 with 23 PIM.


1-2-2006 Rookie of the month: Blake Wheeler (R)
NHL has awarded Blake Wheeler (R) of Phoenix Coyotes as Rookie Of The Month He registered 7 goals and 7 assists for 14 points in 14 games last month. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of USA, Blake Wheeler was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 51 NHL games during his career, notching 14 goals and adding 18 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 19 year old right wing has played 51 games with the Phoenix Coyotes this season, totalling 14+18=32 with 0 PIM.


29-1-2006 Player of the week: Brendan Shanahan (L)
NHL has awarded Brendan Shanahan (L) of Toronto Maple Leafs as Player Of The Week He registered 6 goals and 1 assists for 7 points in 4 games last week. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Canada, Brendan Shanahan was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 1st round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 1333 NHL games during his career, notching 594 goals and adding 591 assists along with 2011 penalty minutes. The 37 year old left wing has played 52 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 39+23=62 with 12 PIM.


29-1-2006 Sergei Fedorov reaches a milestone !
Sergei Fedorov(FLA) notched the 600th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Carolina Hurricanes on a goal by Olli Jokinen. Sometimes the puck just bounces your way..., were his words after the game..

A native of Russia, Sergei Fedorov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 4th round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 1044 NHL games during his career, notching 425 goals and adding 600 assists along with 518 penalty minutes. The 36 year old left wing has played 50 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 24+28=52 with 4 PIM.


28-1-2006 Media criticises the Ottawa Senators
The Ottawa Senators are spinning in a 6 game winless streak. Ottawa Senators center Nathan Horton commented about their recent play: Things are not looking good for us but I think if we stay positive, we can climb out of this hole.

27-1-2006 Theoren Fleury reaches a milestone !
Theoren Fleury(NYR) notched the 700th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Boston Bruins on a goal by Joe Thornton. I just come to the rink ready to play and give it 110%, our record breaker told a Hockey Night in Canada reporter..

A native of Canada, Theoren Fleury was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 8th round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 1243 NHL games during his career, notching 526 goals and adding 700 assists along with 1619 penalty minutes. The 37 year old right wing has played 49 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 17+20=37 with 40 PIM.


27-1-2006 Media praises the New York Rangers
We've worked hard this season and the results speak for them selves said New York Rangers coach Ron Low after today's win over the Boston Bruins. The New York Rangers have now a 5 game undefeated streak.

27-1-2006 Media praises the Toronto Maple Leafs
We've worked hard this season and the results speak for them selves said Toronto Maple Leafs coach Pat Quinn after today's win over the New York Islanders. The Toronto Maple Leafs have now a 8 game undefeated streak.

27-1-2006 Eric Daze reaches a milestone !
Eric Daze(BUF) scored the 500th point of his career in tonight's game against the New Jersey Devils on a goal by Mark Recchi. I don't know why exactly, but the ice just seems to be more wide open for me this year, he said at the post-game press conference..

A native of Canada, Eric Daze was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 4th round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 743 NHL games during his career, notching 273 goals and adding 227 assists along with 149 penalty minutes. The 30 year old right wing has played 50 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 17+18=35 with 17 PIM.


27-1-2006 Geoff Sanderson reaches a milestone !
Geoff Sanderson(WSH) scored the 300th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Montreal Canadiens on a feed by Jaromir Jagr. I just feel so happy now, this comes at a good time for me, he said after the game in the dressing room.

A native of Canada, Geoff Sanderson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2nd round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 1019 NHL games during his career, notching 300 goals and adding 302 assists along with 317 penalty minutes. The 33 year old center has played 49 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 19+22=41 with 2 PIM.


26-1-2006 Miroslav Satan reaches a milestone !
Miroslav Satan(BUF) notched the 300th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Boston Bruins on a goal by Eric Daze. Sometimes the puck just bounces your way..., he joked..

A native of Slovakia, Miroslav Satan was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 5th round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 756 NHL games during his career, notching 259 goals and adding 300 assists along with 228 penalty minutes. The 31 year old left wing has played 49 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 12+25=37 with 15 PIM.


25-1-2006 Media praises the Toronto Maple Leafs
Everyone is buzzing about the strong play of the Toronto Maple Leafs after an amazing 7 game undefeated streak. This streak belongs to our coaching and administrative staff, said team captain Brendan Shanahan stoically.Pat Quinn has made some very important moves and he's really shown a commitment to winning.

24-1-2006 Media attacks the Anaheim Mighty Ducks
The media is disappointed by the team's 5 game losing streak. Most of the critic is addressed to the work of general manager Mat and headcoach Craig Hartsburg

24-1-2006 Geoff Sanderson reaches a milestone !
Geoff Sanderson(WSH) scored the 600th point of his career in tonight's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on a feed by Jaromir Jagr. Wow, I feel good about it...I guess, he commented during a post game radio interview.

A native of Canada, Geoff Sanderson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2nd round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 1018 NHL games during his career, notching 298 goals and adding 302 assists along with 317 penalty minutes. The 33 year old center has played 48 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 17+22=39 with 2 PIM.


23-1-2006 Media criticises the St. Louis Blues
Everyone has noticed the steep dive of the St. Louis Blues after a dreadful 5 game winless streak. We need to address the problem and get it out of our system, said team captain Trevor Linden openly. Larry Pleau has made some good moves and some bad moves but now we could really use those good moves.

22-1-2006 Player of the week: Thomas Vanek (L)
NHL has awarded Thomas Vanek (L) of Phoenix Coyotes as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 5 assists for 9 points in 4 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Austria, Thomas Vanek was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 135 NHL games during his career, notching 59 goals and adding 55 assists along with 14 penalty minutes. The 22 year old left wing has played 48 games with the Phoenix Coyotes this season, totalling 24+28=52 with 0 PIM.


21-1-2006 Viktor Kozlov reaches a milestone !
Viktor Kozlov(CHI) notched the 300th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Edmonton Oilers on a goal by Eric Lindros. You gotta' hand it to their team today, they came to play and made us work for everything we got, he read from a prepared speech..

A native of Russia, Viktor Kozlov was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 706 NHL games during his career, notching 201 goals and adding 300 assists along with 120 penalty minutes. The 30 year old center has played 48 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 13+24=37 with 0 PIM.


20-1-2006 Viktor Kozlov reaches a milestone !
Viktor Kozlov(CHI) scored the 500th point of his career in tonight's game against the Calgary Flames on a goal by Eric Lindros. This one is for the fans who are paying my salary, he said as camera flashes went off..

A native of Russia, Viktor Kozlov was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 705 NHL games during his career, notching 201 goals and adding 299 assists along with 120 penalty minutes. The 30 year old center has played 47 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 13+23=36 with 0 PIM.


18-1-2006 All-Star Teams selected
Starting lineups for the 2006 All-Star Game have been decided according to votes given by hockey fans around the world. The fans voted the starting lineup consisting of 1 goaltender, 2 defenseman, 1 left wing, 1 center and 1 right wing for both North America All-Stars and World All-Stars. Here are the final results of the voting:

North AmericaWorld
R Ryan GetzlafR Patrik Elias
C Vincent LecavalierC Pavel Datsyuk
L Brendan ShanahanL Sergei Fedorov
D Dustin ByfuglienD Zdeno Chara
D Duncan KeithD Nicklas Lidstrom
G Martin BrodeurG Christobal Huet

Traditionally, the coaching staff of the two All-Star teams will selected rest of the players to participate in this most profilic annual sports event. The following players have been selected to the All-Star teams by the coaching staff.
North AmericaWorld
Right wingsRight wings
R Martin St. Louis
R Eric Lindros
R Corey Perry
R Marian Hossa
R Jaromir Jagr
R Pavol Demitra
CentersCenters
C Joe Thornton
C Patrick Marleau
C Mario Lemieux
C Peter Forsberg
C Olli Jokinen
C Saku Koivu
Left wingsLeft wings
L Brenden Morrow
L Ryan Smyth
L Dany Heatley
L Pavel Bure
L Mikko Koivu
L Thomas Vanek
DefensemenDefensemen
D Wade Redden
D Mike Komisarek
D Jay Bouwmeester
D Dion Phaneuf
D Filip Kuba
D Andrei Markov
D Tomas Kaberle
D Fedor Tyutin
GoaliesGoalies
G Patrick Roy
G Corey Crawford
G Henrik Lundqvist
G Pekka Rinne

This years All-Star weekend starts Saturday February 11 with the Super Skills competition and continues on Sunday February 12 with the clash between the North America All-Stars and the World All-Stars.


16-1-2006 Team USA wins World Junior Championship
Team USA has beaten Team Finland in the final of the 2006 World Junior Championships.

In the game for bronze medal, Team Canada has beaten Team Russia.

Leading scorers in the tournament:
1. James Neal (CAN) 6+7=13
2. Alex Ovechkin (RUS) 5+7=12
3. Artem Anisimov (RUS) 2+9=11
4. Jonathan Toews (CAN) 5+5=10
5. Tero Närhi (FIN) 6+3=9
6. Pavel Tarasenko (RUS) 5+4=9
7. Peter Mueller (USA) 4+5=9
8. Claude Giroux (USA) 4+5=9
9. Jyri Takko (FIN) 3+6=9
10. Alan Schilder (SVK) 2+6=8


15-1-2006 Player of the week: Ryan Clowe (L)
NHL has awarded Ryan Clowe (L) of Buffalo Sabres as Player Of The Week He registered 5 goals and 4 assists for 9 points in 3 games last week.

A native of Canada, Ryan Clowe was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 6th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 205 NHL games during his career, notching 81 goals and adding 72 assists along with 57 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing has played 44 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 25+20=45 with 18 PIM.


15-1-2006 Robert Svehla reaches a milestone !
Robert Svehla(PIT) notched the 300th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Anaheim Mighty Ducks on a goal by Kris Beech. We were playing our game tonight and I just happened to be in the right place at the right time, he commented to the media..

A native of Slovakia, Robert Svehla was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 4th round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 780 NHL games during his career, notching 63 goals and adding 300 assists along with 542 penalty minutes. The 37 year old defenseman has played 44 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 1+13=14 with 8 PIM.


14-1-2006 World Junior Championships finalists ready
Team Finland will meet Team USA in the final of the 2006 World Championships. Both teams will make a good run for the championship in this exciting game.

In the game for the bronze medal, Team Russia meets Team Canada.


14-1-2006 Media praises the Edmonton Oilers
We've worked hard this season and the results speak for them selves said Edmonton Oilers coach Craig MacTavish after today's win over the Vancouver Canucks. The Edmonton Oilers have now a 9 game undefeated streak.

14-1-2006 Media attacks the Ottawa Senators
The media is disappointed by the team's 8 game losing streak. Most of the critic is addressed to the work of general manager Trent and headcoach Jacques Martin

13-1-2006 Media praises the New York Rangers
The New York Rangers are flying high with a 9 game undefeated streak. New York Rangers center Jamie Lundmark commented about their recent success: It's just so exciting to come to the rink these days. I mean, we're even enjoying practice!

12-1-2006 World Junior Championships semifinals
World Junior Championships have reached semifinal stage. In the first semifinal on January 14th, Team Finland will meet Team Russia . In the second clash, Team USA will challenge Team Canada. Winners from both games will meet on January 16th in the final game to decide the 2006 World Champion of icehockey.


12-1-2006 Jamie Langenbrunner released.
Florida Panthers released Jamie Langenbrunner to free agency.

12-1-2006 Todd Simpson released.
Vancouver Canucks released Todd Simpson to free agency.

12-1-2006 LA-TOR trade
Los Angeles Kings traded Rob Zamuner to Toronto Maple Leafs for PHI's round 3 pick in 2006

A native of Canada, Rob Zamuner was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 3rd round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 906 NHL games during his career, notching 140 goals and adding 193 assists along with 487 penalty minutes. The 36 year old left wing has played 43 games with the Los Angeles Kings this season, totalling 5+16=21 with 6 PIM.


12-1-2006 NAS-VAN trade
Nashville Predators traded Martin Brodeur, Anton Babchuk and Martin Erat to Vancouver Canucks for Alexei Kovalev, Michal Roszival and Ryan Miller

A native of Russia, Alexei Kovalev was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 1st round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 914 NHL games during his career, notching 344 goals and adding 407 assists along with 709 penalty minutes. The 32 year old right wing has played 43 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 17+18=35 with 4 PIM.

A native of Czech, Michal Roszival was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 4th round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 372 NHL games during his career, notching 14 goals and adding 82 assists along with 88 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 44 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 2+10=12 with 6 PIM.

A native of USA, Ryan Miller was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 5th round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 177 NHL games during his career, booking 13 career shutouts and allowing 442 goals. The 25 year old goaltender has played 40 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, allowing 120 goals on 847 while booking 2 shutouts.

A native of Canada, Martin Brodeur was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 770 NHL games during his career, booking 69 career shutouts and allowing 1714 goals. The 33 year old goaltender has played 31 games with the Nashville Predators this season, allowing 76 goals on 715 while booking 2 shutouts.

A native of Ukraine, Anton Babchuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 68 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 13 assists along with 8 penalty minutes. The 21 year old defenseman has played 45 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 3+12=15 with 4 PIM.

A native of Czech, Martin Erat was originally drafted to the NHL by the Nashville Predators in the 7th round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 258 NHL games during his career, notching 85 goals and adding 70 assists along with 52 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has played 45 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 12+16=28 with 14 PIM.


12-1-2006 BUF-VAN trade
Buffalo Sabres traded Keith Ballard to Vancouver Canucks for BUF's round 2 pick in 2006

A native of Canada, Keith Ballard was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 9th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 38 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 5 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Buffalo Sabres this season. He has played 43 games with the Rochester Americans this season, totalling 10+37=47 with 24 PIM.


12-1-2006 Media praises the Boston Bruins
When we were healthy, we were one of the best teams in the league, commented Boston Bruins coach Pat Burns after today's game against the Anaheim Mighty Ducks. This brings their current streak to 5 games undefeated.

10-1-2006 World Junior Championships quarterfinals
World Junior Championships have reached quarterfinal stage. Here are the final standings for the starting groups.
Group APTSGFGAGroup BPTSGFGA
Slovakia6198USA6189
Switzerland41513Russia41611
Latvia21216Germany21215
Slovenia01019France0819
Group CPTSGFGAGroup DPTSGFGA
Sweden5168Canada6179
Czech5168Finland4179
Italy21215Austria21116
Japan0720Norway0819

For quarterfinals, the pairs are:

Slovakia-Finland
Canada-Switzerland
USA-Czech
Sweden-Russia


10-1-2006 Media praises the Phoenix Coyotes
When we were healthy, we were one of the best teams in the league, commented Phoenix Coyotes coach Bob Francis after today's game against the Atlanta Thrashers. This brings their current streak to 8 games undefeated.

8-1-2006 Player of the week: Roberto Luongo (G)
NHL has awarded Roberto Luongo (G) of Florida Panthers as Player Of The Week He registered 3 wins and allowed 1 goals in 3 games last week. He also had 2 shutouts.

A native of Canada, Roberto Luongo was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 287 NHL games during his career, booking 29 career shutouts and allowing 658 goals. The 26 year old goaltender has played 40 games with the Florida Panthers this season, allowing 94 goals on 830 while booking 3 shutouts.


7-1-2006 Sandis Ozolinsh reaches a milestone !
Sandis Ozolinsh(FLA) notched the 400th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Detroit Red Wings on a goal by Keith Primeau. I'm happy about it but that's it, gotta think other things now, the happy player commented..

A native of Latvia, Sandis Ozolinsh was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 2nd round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 863 NHL games during his career, notching 158 goals and adding 400 assists along with 480 penalty minutes. The 33 year old defenseman has played 39 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 6+20=26 with 6 PIM.


6-1-2006 Jason Allison reaches a milestone !
Jason Allison(LA) scored the 600th point of his career in tonight's game against the Edmonton Oilers on a feed by Rob Zamuner. Yes, it's nice to break records but that's not the idea of this game, he said as camera flashes went off.

A native of Canada, Jason Allison was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 673 NHL games during his career, notching 237 goals and adding 363 assists along with 300 penalty minutes. The 30 year old right wing has played 41 games with the Los Angeles Kings this season, totalling 14+15=29 with 4 PIM.


6-1-2006 Media attacks the Los Angeles Kings
The media is disappointed by the team's 5 game losing streak. Most of the critic is addressed to the work of general manager Dave Taylor and headcoach Andy Murray

6-1-2006 Doug Weight reaches a milestone !
Doug Weight(STL) notched the 600th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Minnesota Wild on a goal by Jussi Jokinen. Awesome, even more so because the game was televised, the happy player commented..

A native of USA, Doug Weight was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 2nd round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 989 NHL games during his career, notching 267 goals and adding 600 assists along with 609 penalty minutes. The 34 year old center has played 37 games with the St. Louis Blues this season, totalling 14+16=30 with 0 PIM.


5-1-2006 Geoff Sanderson reaches a milestone !
Geoff Sanderson(WSH) notched the 300th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Buffalo Sabres on a goal by Alexander Semin. The pass just found the right guy, what more can I say, he said after the game in the dressing room..

A native of Canada, Geoff Sanderson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2nd round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 1010 NHL games during his career, notching 297 goals and adding 300 assists along with 315 penalty minutes. The 33 year old center has played 40 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 16+20=36 with 0 PIM.


4-1-2006 Bill Guerin injured.
Bill Guerin (LA) suffered thigh injury during the game in an incident with Alexander Svitov (TB). He is expected to be sidelined for around two weeks. They first said the treatment was going to be a minimum of five weeks rest, but they've been wrong before, he said from the locker room after being helped off the ice.

2-1-2006 World Junior Championships 2006
Icehockey World Junior Championships (U-20) 2006 in Czech start in just two days. There are 16 nations battling for the championship in the following two weeks. Many believe that the team of USA will make a good run for the gold.

Here are the starting groups:
Group AGroup B
Switzerland
Slovakia
Slovenia
Latvia
USA
Russia
France
Germany
Group CGroup D
Czech
Sweden
Italy
Japan
Finland
Canada
Norway
Austria


1-1-2006 Player of the week: Zigmund Palffy (R)
NHL has awarded Zigmund Palffy (R) of Los Angeles Kings as Player Of The Week He registered 5 goals and 2 assists for 7 points in 4 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Slovakia, Zigmund Palffy was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 2nd round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 753 NHL games during his career, notching 330 goals and adding 384 assists along with 236 penalty minutes. The 33 year old right wing has played 39 games with the Los Angeles Kings this season, totalling 13+18=31 with 2 PIM.


1-1-2006 Player of the month: Vincent Lecavalier (C)
NHL has awarded Vincent Lecavalier (C) of Tampa Bay Lightning as Player Of The Month He registered 10 goals and 9 assists for 19 points in 16 games last month. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Canada, Vincent Lecavalier was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 506 NHL games during his career, notching 179 goals and adding 232 assists along with 158 penalty minutes. The 25 year old center has played 30 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, totalling 16+18=34 with 8 PIM.


1-1-2006 Rookie of the month: Eric Staal (C)
NHL has awarded Eric Staal (C) of Anaheim Mighty Ducks as Rookie Of The Month He registered 6 goals and 10 assists for 16 points in 14 games last month. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Canada, Eric Staal was originally drafted to the NHL by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 54 NHL games during his career, notching 16 goals and adding 29 assists along with 2 penalty minutes. The 21 year old center has played 41 games with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks this season, totalling 13+22=35 with 2 PIM.


31-12-2005 Paul Kariya reaches a milestone !
Paul Kariya(FLA) scored the 800th point of his career in tonight's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on a feed by Sandis Ozolinsh. I'm not out here to set records, but it's always nice to get the points, the happy player said in a hockey magazine.

A native of Canada, Paul Kariya was originally drafted to the NHL by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 726 NHL games during his career, notching 362 goals and adding 438 assists along with 149 penalty minutes. The 31 year old right wing has played 40 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 17+17=34 with 2 PIM.


30-12-2005 Mario Lemieux reaches a milestone !
Mario Lemieux(PIT) scored the 800th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Ottawa Senators on a feed by Kris Beech. You can't worry about the personal achievements - it's the W's that count, was his only statement before going to the dressing room.

A native of Canada, Mario Lemieux was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1st round of the 1984 entry draft. He has appeared in 1064 NHL games during his career, notching 800 goals and adding 1083 assists along with 769 penalty minutes. The 40 year old center has played 37 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 22+17=39 with 2 PIM.


28-12-2005 Media praises the Los Angeles Kings
Let's see your headlines now..., commented Los Angeles Kings GM Dave Taylor after today's game against the St. Louis Blues. This brings their current streak to 7 games undefeated.

27-12-2005 Media praises the Montreal Canadiens
The Montreal Canadiens are flying high with a 8 game undefeated streak. Montreal Canadiens left wing Chris Higgins commented about their recent success: We're all kind of excited, we just can't hide it. I hope we continue to play like this in the future...

27-12-2005 Rob Blake reaches a milestone !
Rob Blake(CAR) notched the 400th assist of his career in tonight's game against the New York Islanders on a goal by Rod Brind'Amour. For me this is dream come true, the happy player said in a hockey magazine..

A native of Canada, Rob Blake was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the 4th round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 955 NHL games during his career, notching 183 goals and adding 400 assists along with 1166 penalty minutes. The 36 year old defenseman has played 33 games with the Carolina Hurricanes this season, totalling 3+9=12 with 16 PIM.


25-12-2005 Player of the week: Todd Bertuzzi (R)
NHL has awarded Todd Bertuzzi (R) of Colorado Avalanche as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 2 assists for 5 points in 3 games last week. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Canada, Todd Bertuzzi was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 687 NHL games during his career, notching 189 goals and adding 187 assists along with 680 penalty minutes. The 30 year old right wing has played 35 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 16+17=33 with 2 PIM.


23-12-2005 Media attacks the St. Louis Blues
The media is disappointed by the team's 6 game losing streak. Most of the critic is addressed to the work of general manager Madmad and headcoach Joel Quenneville

23-12-2005 TOR-MIN trade
Toronto Maple Leafs traded Olaf Kolzig, Johan Franzen, LA's round 3 pick in 2006 and TOR's round 1 pick in 2008 to Minnesota Wild for Jarome Iginla

A native of Canada, Jarome Iginla was originally drafted to the NHL by the Dallas Stars in the 1st round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 669 NHL games during his career, notching 240 goals and adding 270 assists along with 238 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 35 games with the Minnesota Wild this season, totalling 15+16=31 with 2 PIM.

A native of Germany, Olaf Kolzig, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 473 NHL games during his career, booking 34 career shutouts and allowing 1077 goals. The 35 year old goaltender has played 17 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, allowing 52 goals on 354 while booking 0 shutouts.

A native of Finland, Johan Franzen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 94 NHL games during his career, notching 25 goals and adding 26 assists along with 19 penalty minutes. The 26 year old right wing has played 34 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 10+10=20 with 17 PIM.


22-12-2005 PHO-SJ trade
Phoenix Coyotes traded Krys Kolanos to San Jose Sharks for SJ's round 3 pick in 2006 and SJ's round 3 pick in 2007

A native of Canada, Krys Kolanos was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 274 NHL games during his career, notching 35 goals and adding 68 assists along with 21 penalty minutes. The 24 year old center has played 28 games with the Phoenix Coyotes this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 0 PIM.


22-12-2005 CBS-FLA trade
Columbus Blue Jackets traded Nikita Nikitin to Florida Panthers for Tomas Surovy

A native of Slovakia, Tomas Surovy was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 4th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 162 NHL games during his career, notching 21 goals and adding 31 assists along with 19 penalty minutes. The 24 year old center has played 7 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 2+1=3 with 0 PIM. He has also played 15 games with the Louisville Panthers this season, totalling 16+18=34 with 20 PIM.

A native of Russia, Nikita Nikitin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 3rd round of the 2004 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 19 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Columbus Blue Jackets this season.


22-12-2005 OTT-NAS trade
Ottawa Senators traded Chris Phillips to Nashville Predators for Daryl Sydor and NAS's round 1 pick in 2008

A native of Canada, Daryl Sydor was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 960 NHL games during his career, notching 96 goals and adding 350 assists along with 565 penalty minutes. The 33 year old defenseman has played 35 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 2+11=13 with 32 PIM.

A native of Canada, Chris Phillips was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 514 NHL games during his career, notching 27 goals and adding 131 assists along with 165 penalty minutes. The 29 year old defenseman has played 33 games with the Ottawa Senators this season, totalling 2+11=13 with 4 PIM.


22-12-2005 OTT-CBS trade
Ottawa Senators traded Daryl Sydor to Columbus Blue Jackets for Shane O'Brien and CBS's round 3 pick in 2008

A native of Canada, Shane O'Brien was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 35 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 6 assists along with 10 penalty minutes. The 22 year old defenseman has played 35 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 0+6=6 with 10 PIM.

A native of Canada, Daryl Sydor was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 960 NHL games during his career, notching 96 goals and adding 350 assists along with 565 penalty minutes. The 33 year old defenseman has played 35 games with the Ottawa Senators this season, totalling 2+11=13 with 32 PIM.


22-12-2005 BOS-TB trade
Boston Bruins traded Ladislav Smid to Tampa Bay Lightning for TB's round 1 pick in 2006

A native of Czech, Ladislav Smid was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round of the 2004 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 19 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Boston Bruins this season. He has played 33 games with the Providence Bruins this season, totalling 5+17=22 with 4 PIM.


22-12-2005 Bryan Smolinski reaches a milestone !
Bryan Smolinski(MIN) notched the 300th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Los Angeles Kings on a goal by Todd Marchant. Whatever I can do to help the team is okay by me. As long as we get the 2 points that's the main thing, he joked..

A native of USA, Bryan Smolinski was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 869 NHL games during his career, notching 232 goals and adding 300 assists along with 414 penalty minutes. The 33 year old left wing has played 34 games with the Minnesota Wild this season, totalling 7+10=17 with 4 PIM.


21-12-2005 Jeff Friesen reaches a milestone !
Jeff Friesen(CBS) scored the 500th point of his career in tonight's game against the Ottawa Senators on a feed by Shane O'Brien. In a game like this, it was nice to set that milestone, he read from a prepared statement.

A native of Canada, Jeff Friesen was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 1st round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 742 NHL games during his career, notching 220 goals and adding 280 assists along with 367 penalty minutes. The 29 year old right wing has played 33 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 8+8=16 with 19 PIM.


19-12-2005 Patrik Elias reaches a milestone !
Patrik Elias(BUF) scored the 500th point of his career in tonight's game against the Philadelphia Flyers on a feed by Wade Redden. I hope this will get me in Don Cherry's good books, our record breaker told a Hockey Night in Canada reporter.

A native of Czech, Patrik Elias was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 2nd round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 591 NHL games during his career, notching 227 goals and adding 273 assists along with 191 penalty minutes. The 29 year old right wing has played 32 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 23+16=39 with 4 PIM.


18-12-2005 Player of the week: Alexander Steen (L)
NHL has awarded Alexander Steen (L) of New York Islanders as Player Of The Week He registered 5 goals and 0 assists for 5 points in 4 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Alexander Steen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 176 NHL games during his career, notching 58 goals and adding 56 assists along with 38 penalty minutes. The 21 year old left wing has played 34 games with the New York Islanders this season, totalling 13+9=22 with 17 PIM.


16-12-2005 Eric Lindros reaches a milestone !
Eric Lindros(CHI) scored the 900th point of his career in tonight's game against the St. Louis Blues on a goal by Tuomo Ruutu. I just want to thank this great organization for presenting me with the opportunity to play in the NHL, he said to the press..

A native of Canada, Eric Lindros was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 729 NHL games during his career, notching 410 goals and adding 490 assists along with 972 penalty minutes. The 32 year old right wing has played 33 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 17+17=34 with 4 PIM.


13-12-2005 Mike LeClerc injured.
Mike LeClerc (ANA) suffered wrist injury during the game in an incident with Derian Hatcher (CBS). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of months. Sometimes Mr. Murphy just keeps on coming back for more, this time it was me who had to take the honors, he commented to the press.

12-12-2005 Robert Lang claimed off waivers.
Atlanta Thrashers claimed Robert Lang, who had been with Phoenix Coyotes, off waivers.

12-12-2005 Roman Turek claimed off waivers.
Ottawa Senators claimed Roman Turek, who had been with San Jose Sharks, off waivers.

12-12-2005 FLA-DAL trade
Florida Panthers traded Chris Drury and Sean O'Donnell to Dallas Stars for Jamie Langenbrunner, Jonathan Ericsson and DAL's round 2 pick in 2007

A native of USA, Jamie Langenbrunner was originally drafted to the NHL by the Dallas Stars in the 2nd round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 621 NHL games during his career, notching 123 goals and adding 203 assists along with 389 penalty minutes. The 30 year old left wing has played 29 games with the Dallas Stars this season, totalling 9+10=19 with 6 PIM.

A native of Sweden, Jonathan Ericsson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 6th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 59 NHL games during his career, notching 1 goals and adding 24 assists along with 4 penalty minutes. The 21 year old defenseman has played 30 games with the Dallas Stars this season, totalling 1+16=17 with 4 PIM.

A native of USA, Chris Drury was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 3rd round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 506 NHL games during his career, notching 143 goals and adding 227 assists along with 161 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 28 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 3+8=11 with 2 PIM.

A native of Canada, Sean O'Donnell was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 6th round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 612 NHL games during his career, notching 22 goals and adding 110 assists along with 990 penalty minutes. The 34 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season.


12-12-2005 FLA-STL trade
Florida Panthers traded Jonathan Cheechoo to St. Louis Blues for STL's round 2 pick in 2006

A native of Canada, Jonathan Cheechoo was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 169 NHL games during his career, notching 33 goals and adding 37 assists along with 19 penalty minutes. The 25 year old right wing has played 5 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 2+4=6 with 2 PIM.


12-12-2005 FLA-ATL trade
Florida Panthers traded Maxime Ouellet to Atlanta Thrashers for ATL's round 2 pick in 2007 and ATL's round 3 pick in 2007

A native of Canada, Maxime Ouellet was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 2 NHL games during his career, booking 0 career shutouts and allowing 3 goals. The 24 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 27 games with the Louisville Panthers this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 0 PIM.


12-12-2005 FLA-ANA trade
Florida Panthers traded FLA's round 1 pick in 2007 and ATL's round 2 pick in 2007 to Anaheim Mighty Ducks for Paul Kariya

A native of Canada, Paul Kariya was originally drafted to the NHL by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 718 NHL games during his career, notching 358 goals and adding 432 assists along with 149 penalty minutes. The 31 year old left wing has played 32 games with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks this season, totalling 13+11=24 with 2 PIM.


12-12-2005 NAS-VAN trade
Nashville Predators traded Mattias Timander, Todd Simpson and Kyle Brodziak to Vancouver Canucks for Dmitri Kalinin and VAN's round 3 pick in 2008

A native of Russia, Dmitri Kalinin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 361 NHL games during his career, notching 28 goals and adding 123 assists along with 73 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman has played 32 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 5+12=17 with 4 PIM.

A native of Sweden, Mattias Timander was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 9th round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 381 NHL games during his career, notching 7 goals and adding 56 assists along with 104 penalty minutes. The 31 year old defenseman has played 31 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 1+4=5 with 18 PIM.

A native of Canada, Todd Simpson, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 398 NHL games during his career, notching 7 goals and adding 42 assists along with 794 penalty minutes. The 32 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Nashville Predators this season.

A native of Russia, Kyle Brodziak was originally drafted to the NHL by the Nashville Predators in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 164 NHL games during his career, notching 8 goals and adding 13 assists along with 32 penalty minutes. The 21 year old center has not yet played for the Nashville Predators this season.


12-12-2005 OTT-ATL trade
Ottawa Senators traded Tim Gleason to Atlanta Thrashers for ATL's round 2 pick in 2006, ATL's round 3 pick in 2006 and ATL's round 3 pick in 2008

A native of Canada, Tim Gleason was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 99 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 33 assists along with 14 penalty minutes. The 22 year old defenseman has played 29 games with the Ottawa Senators this season, totalling 2+12=14 with 8 PIM.


12-12-2005 ANA-CBS trade
Anaheim Mighty Ducks traded Jeff Friesen to Columbus Blue Jackets for Denis Grebeshkov, Tyler Kennedy and CBS's round 2 pick in 2007

A native of Russia, Denis Grebeshkov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the 5th round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 45 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 9 assists along with 21 penalty minutes. The 22 year old defenseman has played 30 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 1+7=8 with 21 PIM.

A native of Canada, Tyler Kennedy was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2nd round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 30 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 4 assists along with 2 penalty minutes. The 19 year old right wing has played 30 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 2+4=6 with 2 PIM.

A native of Canada, Jeff Friesen was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 1st round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 738 NHL games during his career, notching 219 goals and adding 278 assists along with 350 penalty minutes. The 29 year old right wing has played 29 games with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks this season, totalling 7+6=13 with 2 PIM.


12-12-2005 OTT-PHO trade
Ottawa Senators traded Scott Hartnell, Michal Handzus and Anthony Stewart to Phoenix Coyotes for Nathan Horton, CHI's round 2 pick in 2006 and PHO's round 3 pick in 2007

A native of Canada, Nathan Horton was originally drafted to the NHL by the Dallas Stars in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 113 NHL games during his career, notching 26 goals and adding 28 assists along with 18 penalty minutes. The 20 year old right wing has played 28 games with the Phoenix Coyotes this season, totalling 12+8=20 with 4 PIM.

A native of Canada, Scott Hartnell was originally drafted to the NHL by the Nashville Predators in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 349 NHL games during his career, notching 62 goals and adding 96 assists along with 110 penalty minutes. The 23 year old right wing has played 29 games with the Ottawa Senators this season, totalling 9+8=17 with 2 PIM.

A native of Slovakia, Michal Handzus was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 4th round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 468 NHL games during his career, notching 89 goals and adding 125 assists along with 186 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 29 games with the Ottawa Senators this season, totalling 4+7=11 with 0 PIM.

A native of Canada, Anthony Stewart was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 17 NHL games during his career, notching 4 goals and adding 4 assists along with 2 penalty minutes. The 20 year old right wing has played 17 games with the Ottawa Senators this season, totalling 4+4=8 with 2 PIM. He has also played 12 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins this season, totalling 6+4=10 with 4 PIM.


12-12-2005 Petr Nedved reaches a milestone !
Petr Nedved(NYR) notched the 400th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Washington Capitals on a goal by Fedor Tyutin. I'm happy about it but that's it, gotta think other things now, he commented to the media..

A native of Czech, Petr Nedved was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 926 NHL games during his career, notching 312 goals and adding 400 assists along with 491 penalty minutes. The 34 year old left wing has played 28 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 4+6=10 with 4 PIM.


11-12-2005 Player of the week: Vincent Lecavalier (C)
NHL has awarded Vincent Lecavalier (C) of Tampa Bay Lightning as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 4 assists for 8 points in 3 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Vincent Lecavalier was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 496 NHL games during his career, notching 174 goals and adding 229 assists along with 158 penalty minutes. The 25 year old center has played 20 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, totalling 11+15=26 with 8 PIM.


10-12-2005 Owen Nolan reaches a milestone !
Owen Nolan(MIN) notched the 400th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Nashville Predators on a goal by Jarome Iginla. Hey, I'm just happy it went in the net. Wins are more important than assist records for us right now, the happy player commented..

A native of Canada, Owen Nolan was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 972 NHL games during his career, notching 405 goals and adding 400 assists along with 1340 penalty minutes. The 33 year old right wing has played 29 games with the Minnesota Wild this season, totalling 14+16=30 with 12 PIM.


9-12-2005 Tony Amonte reaches a milestone !
Tony Amonte(CGY) scored the 900th point of his career in tonight's game against the Los Angeles Kings on a feed by Petr Sykora. I just want to thank this great organization for presenting me with the opportunity to play in the NHL, the player said in an interview.

A native of USA, Tony Amonte was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 4th round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 1050 NHL games during his career, notching 452 goals and adding 448 assists along with 549 penalty minutes. The 35 year old left wing has played 30 games with the Calgary Flames this season, totalling 13+13=26 with 0 PIM.


9-12-2005 Media glorifies the Calgary Flames
The media is impressed by the team's 5 game winning streak. Much of the credit is granted to the good work of general manager Anonymous and headcoach Don Hay

6-12-2005 Media criticises the Philadelphia Flyers
Everyone has noticed the steep dive of the Philadelphia Flyers after a dreadful 24 game winless streak. We need to address the problem and get it out of our system, said team captain Darren McCarty openly. Bobby Clarke has made some good moves and some bad moves but now we could really use those good moves.

5-12-2005 Media praises the New Jersey Devils
Let's see your headlines now..., commented New Jersey Devils GM Lou Lamoriello after today's game against the Colorado Avalanche. This brings their current streak to 17 games undefeated.

4-12-2005 Player of the week: Pavol Demitra (R)
NHL has awarded Pavol Demitra (R) of Boston Bruins as Player Of The Week He registered 5 goals and 0 assists for 5 points in 3 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Slovakia, Pavol Demitra was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 9th round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 576 NHL games during his career, notching 221 goals and adding 289 assists along with 83 penalty minutes. The 31 year old right wing has played 24 games with the Boston Bruins this season, totalling 17+14=31 with 0 PIM.


3-12-2005 Rod Brind'Amour reaches a milestone !
Rod Brind'Amour(CAR) notched the 600th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Ottawa Senators on a goal by Rob Blake. My line mate is so good I just have to throw it his direction and it's in the net. Anyone can look good playing with this guy, he said while posing for photo's..

A native of Canada, Rod Brind'Amour was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 1st round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 1157 NHL games during his career, notching 379 goals and adding 600 assists along with 791 penalty minutes. The 35 year old center has played 24 games with the Carolina Hurricanes this season, totalling 5+13=18 with 9 PIM.


2-12-2005 Steve Rucchin claimed off waivers.
Columbus Blue Jackets claimed Steve Rucchin, who had been with Toronto Maple Leafs, off waivers.

2-12-2005 John LeClair claimed off waivers.
San Jose Sharks claimed John LeClair, who had been with Phoenix Coyotes, off waivers.

2-12-2005 Craig Rivet released.
San Jose Sharks released Craig Rivet to free agency.

2-12-2005 FLA-DET trade
Florida Panthers traded Chris Eade and FLA's round 3 pick in 2007 to Detroit Red Wings for Mike Lundin and DET's round 4 pick in 2006

A native of Canada, Mike Lundin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 3rd round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 18 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 21 year old defenseman has played 18 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 0 PIM.


2-12-2005 BOS-FLA trade
Boston Bruins traded COL's round 2 pick in 2007 and NYR's round 2 pick in 2007 to Florida Panthers for Ladislav Smid

A native of Czech, Ladislav Smid was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round of the 2004 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 19 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 25 games with the Louisville Panthers this season, totalling 3+12=15 with 2 PIM.


2-12-2005 Jarome Iginla reaches a milestone !
Jarome Iginla(MIN) scored the 500th point of his career in tonight's game against the Los Angeles Kings on a goal by Owen Nolan. In a game like this, it was nice to set that milestone, were his words after the game..

A native of Canada, Jarome Iginla was originally drafted to the NHL by the Dallas Stars in the 1st round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 660 NHL games during his career, notching 233 goals and adding 267 assists along with 238 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 26 games with the Minnesota Wild this season, totalling 8+13=21 with 2 PIM.


2-12-2005 League suspends D.J. King
The league board has suspended St. Louis Blues player D.J. King for 3 fighting three times in a game against Tampa Bay Lightning.

2-12-2005 Media attacks the Philadelphia Flyers
The media is disappointed by the team's 9 game losing streak. Most of the critic is addressed to the work of general manager Titoine and headcoach Craig Ramsay

2-12-2005 Media praises the Buffalo Sabres
When we were healthy, we were one of the best teams in the league, commented Buffalo Sabres coach Lindy Ruff after today's game against the Washington Capitals. This brings their current streak to 5 games undefeated.

1-12-2005 Media praises the New Jersey Devils
When we were healthy, we were one of the best teams in the league, commented New Jersey Devils coach Larry Robinson after today's game against the New York Rangers. This brings their current streak to 15 games undefeated.

1-12-2005 Player of the month: Dany Heatley (L)
NHL has awarded Dany Heatley (L) of Nashville Predators as Player Of The Month He registered 10 goals and 7 assists for 17 points in 14 games last month. He also had 5 game winning goals.

A native of Canada, Dany Heatley was originally drafted to the NHL by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 271 NHL games during his career, notching 103 goals and adding 106 assists along with 27 penalty minutes. The 24 year old left wing has played 25 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 18+12=30 with 9 PIM.


1-12-2005 Rookie of the month: David Krejci (C)
NHL has awarded David Krejci (C) of New Jersey Devils as Rookie Of The Month He registered 7 goals and 12 assists for 19 points in 13 games last month. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Czech, David Krejci was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 23 NHL games during his career, notching 8 goals and adding 13 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 19 year old center has played 23 games with the New Jersey Devils this season, totalling 8+13=21 with 0 PIM.


30-11-2005 Alexei Kovalev reaches a milestone !
Alexei Kovalev(VAN) notched the 400th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Montreal Canadiens on a goal by Mats Sundin. Making beautiful plays is fun on the ice I think, our record breaker told a Hockey Night in Canada reporter..

A native of Russia, Alexei Kovalev was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 1st round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 895 NHL games during his career, notching 340 goals and adding 400 assists along with 707 penalty minutes. The 32 year old right wing has played 24 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 13+11=24 with 2 PIM.


30-11-2005 Media attacks the Philadelphia Flyers
The media is disappointed by the team's 8 game losing streak. Most of the critic is addressed to the work of general manager Titoine and headcoach Craig Ramsay

30-11-2005 Media criticises the Philadelphia Flyers
We dug ourselves in a hole... commented Philadelphia Flyers GM Bobby Clarke after today's game against the Carolina Hurricanes. This brings their current streak to 22 games winless.

29-11-2005 Media criticises the Philadelphia Flyers
It isn't the happiest time for the Philadelphia Flyers as they are on a 21 game winless streak. Philadelphia Flyers coach Craig Ramsay had little to say about the way things are going: I don't know. Nothing seems to work...

28-11-2005 Media criticises the Los Angeles Kings
Everyone has noticed the steep dive of the Los Angeles Kings after a dreadful 12 game winless streak. We need to address the problem and get it out of our system, said team captain Jason Allison openly. Dave Taylor has made some good moves and some bad moves but now we could really use those good moves.

27-11-2005 Player of the week: Jason Pominville (C)
NHL has awarded Jason Pominville (C) of Buffalo Sabres as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 2 assists for 6 points in 4 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Jason Pominville was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2nd round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 202 NHL games during his career, notching 79 goals and adding 105 assists along with 24 penalty minutes. The 22 year old center has played 23 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 11+14=25 with 7 PIM.


26-11-2005 Keith Tkachuk reaches a milestone !
Keith Tkachuk(OTT) notched the 400th assist of his career in tonight's game against the New York Islanders on a goal by Sergei Gonchar. Sometimes the puck just bounces your way..., he said after the game..

A native of USA, Keith Tkachuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 923 NHL games during his career, notching 430 goals and adding 400 assists along with 1665 penalty minutes. The 33 year old center has played 22 games with the Ottawa Senators this season, totalling 3+6=9 with 10 PIM.


26-11-2005 Owen Nolan reaches a milestone !
Owen Nolan(MIN) scored the 800th point of his career in tonight's game against the Vancouver Canucks on a feed by Ryan Smyth. I'm not out here to set records, but it's always nice to get the points, he said to the press.

A native of Canada, Owen Nolan was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 966 NHL games during his career, notching 403 goals and adding 397 assists along with 1335 penalty minutes. The 33 year old right wing has played 23 games with the Minnesota Wild this season, totalling 12+13=25 with 7 PIM.


26-11-2005 Media criticises the Minnesota Wild
The Minnesota Wild are stumbling in a 5 game winless streak. Minnesota Wild defenseman Radoslav Suchy commented about their recent play: This is bad. It's one of those streaks that you don't want to remember when you're old.

26-11-2005 Media criticises the Carolina Hurricanes
We've been kicking ourselves for this streak but it seems like nothing is helping us right now said Carolina Hurricanes coach Paul Maurice after today's game against the Nashville Predators. The Carolina Hurricanes have now a 9 game winless streak.

25-11-2005 Zigmund Palffy reaches a milestone !
Zigmund Palffy(LA) scored the 700th point of his career in tonight's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on a goal by Jared Aulin. I've seen my idols break records and now I am doing the same, the happy player said in a hockey magazine..

A native of Slovakia, Zigmund Palffy was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 2nd round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 736 NHL games during his career, notching 323 goals and adding 377 assists along with 236 penalty minutes. The 33 year old right wing has played 22 games with the Los Angeles Kings this season, totalling 6+11=17 with 2 PIM.


24-11-2005 Sergei Fedorov reaches a milestone !
Sergei Fedorov(FLA) scored the 1000th point of his career in tonight's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on a feed by Peter Worrell. It feels like only yesterday I was a rookie in the dressing room looking up to the vets like Smith and Carson. Man, whatta' great game this is, he said with modesty.

A native of Russia, Sergei Fedorov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 4th round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 1013 NHL games during his career, notching 412 goals and adding 588 assists along with 514 penalty minutes. The 35 year old left wing has played 19 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 11+16=27 with 0 PIM.


24-11-2005 Martin Gelinas reaches a milestone !
Martin Gelinas(CAR) scored the 600th point of his career in tonight's game against the Buffalo Sabres on a feed by Hal Gill. I've seen my idols break records and now I am doing the same, he read from a prepared statement.

A native of Canada, Martin Gelinas was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1st round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 1090 NHL games during his career, notching 283 goals and adding 317 assists along with 643 penalty minutes. The 35 year old right wing has played 20 games with the Carolina Hurricanes this season, totalling 10+5=15 with 32 PIM.


22-11-2005 Theoren Fleury reaches a milestone !
Theoren Fleury(NYR) scored the 1200th point of his career in tonight's game against the New York Islanders on a goal by Fedor Tyutin. You've got to hand it to the other guys in the room though, they gave it their all tonight, our record breaker told a Hockey Night in Canada reporter..

A native of Canada, Theoren Fleury was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 8th round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 1212 NHL games during his career, notching 513 goals and adding 687 assists along with 1599 penalty minutes. The 37 year old right wing has played 18 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 4+7=11 with 20 PIM.


22-11-2005 Pavol Demitra reaches a milestone !
Pavol Demitra(BOS) scored the 500th point of his career in tonight's game against the Philadelphia Flyers on a feed by Reed Low. This one is for the fans who are paying my salary, the player said in an interview.

A native of Slovakia, Pavol Demitra was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 9th round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 570 NHL games during his career, notching 214 goals and adding 286 assists along with 83 penalty minutes. The 30 year old right wing has played 18 games with the Boston Bruins this season, totalling 10+11=21 with 0 PIM.


20-11-2005 Player of the week: Eric Lindros (R)
NHL has awarded Eric Lindros (R) of Chicago Blackhawks as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 5 assists for 8 points in 4 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Eric Lindros was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 717 NHL games during his career, notching 404 goals and adding 483 assists along with 972 penalty minutes. The 32 year old right wing has played 21 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 11+10=21 with 4 PIM.


18-11-2005 Donald Audette injured.
Donald Audette (CHI) suffered thigh injury during the game in an incident with Bobby Holik (NAS). He is expected to be sidelined for around two weeks. Come on, would you feel good having to miss some two weeks of hockey, he said from the locker room after being helped off the ice.

18-11-2005 Media criticises the Philadelphia Flyers
The Philadelphia Flyers are spinning in a 17 game winless streak. Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Jimmy Howard commented about their recent play: Things are not looking good for us but I think if we stay positive, we can climb out of this hole.

17-11-2005 Alex Tanguay injured.
Alex Tanguay (VAN) suffered wrist injury during the game in an incident with Dave Scatchard (NYI). He is expected to be sidelined indefinitely. Coach says we'll be sending a tape of the play to the league office, but I think it will show it was unintentional. It's just too bad it had to happen at this point in the season - things were really looking good for us, he commented to the media.

17-11-2005 Owen Nolan reaches a milestone !
Owen Nolan(MIN) scored the 400th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Boston Bruins on a feed by Ryan Smyth. I just feel so happy now, this comes at a good time for me, he pointed out to the gathered press corps.

A native of Canada, Owen Nolan was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 962 NHL games during his career, notching 400 goals and adding 396 assists along with 1335 penalty minutes. The 33 year old right wing has played 19 games with the Minnesota Wild this season, totalling 9+12=21 with 7 PIM.


16-11-2005 Media glorifies the New Jersey Devils
The media is impressed by the team's 9 game winning streak. Much of the credit is granted to the good work of general manager Oli Giroux and headcoach Larry Robinson

15-11-2005 Media criticises the Philadelphia Flyers
The Philadelphia Flyers are stumbling in a 15 game winless streak. Philadelphia Flyers left wing Pavel Brendl commented about their recent play: This is bad. It's one of those streaks that you don't want to remember when you're old.

15-11-2005 Media glorifies the Toronto Maple Leafs
The media is impressed by the team's 5 game winning streak. Much of the credit is granted to the good work of general manager Félix and headcoach Pat Quinn

14-11-2005 Media praises the Dallas Stars
The Dallas Stars are flying high with a 5 game undefeated streak. Dallas Stars defenseman Jonathan Girard commented about their recent success: We're all kind of excited, we just can't hide it. I hope we continue to play like this in the future...

13-11-2005 Player of the week: Pavel Datsyuk (C)
NHL has awarded Pavel Datsyuk (C) of Dallas Stars as Player Of The Week He registered 5 goals and 3 assists for 8 points in 4 games last week. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Russia, Pavel Datsyuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 8th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 212 NHL games during his career, notching 74 goals and adding 88 assists along with 22 penalty minutes. The 27 year old center has played 18 games with the Dallas Stars this season, totalling 9+10=19 with 0 PIM.


12-11-2005 Shawn Bates claimed off waivers.
Vancouver Canucks claimed Shawn Bates, who had been with New York Islanders, off waivers.

12-11-2005 Sami Salo claimed off waivers.
New York Islanders claimed Sami Salo, who had been with Ottawa Senators, off waivers.

12-11-2005 PHO-OTT trade
Phoenix Coyotes traded Ryan Callahan, PHO's round 1 pick in 2007 and PHO's round 1 pick in 2008 to Ottawa Senators for Jason Spezza

A native of Canada, Jason Spezza was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 107 NHL games during his career, notching 43 goals and adding 44 assists along with 72 penalty minutes. The 22 year old right wing has played 12 games with the Ottawa Senators this season, totalling 4+3=7 with 0 PIM.

A native of Canada, Ryan Callahan was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 20 year old right wing has not yet played for the Phoenix Coyotes this season. He has played 15 games with the Springfield Falcons this season, totalling 3+4=7 with 2 PIM.


12-11-2005 NYI-CAR trade
New York Islanders traded COL's round 2 pick in 2006, TB's round 2 pick in 2006, WSH's round 2 pick in 2006 and NYI's round 1 pick in 2008 to Carolina Hurricanes for Jeff O'Neill, Radim Vrbata and Alexander Steen

A native of Canada, Jeff O'Neill was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 1st round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 634 NHL games during his career, notching 189 goals and adding 212 assists along with 416 penalty minutes. The 29 year old left wing has played 16 games with the Carolina Hurricanes this season, totalling 4+6=10 with 2 PIM.

A native of Czech, Radim Vrbata was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 7th round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 262 NHL games during his career, notching 76 goals and adding 87 assists along with 21 penalty minutes. The 23 year old right wing has played 16 games with the Carolina Hurricanes this season, totalling 7+8=15 with 6 PIM.

A native of Canada, Alexander Steen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 158 NHL games during his career, notching 49 goals and adding 53 assists along with 23 penalty minutes. The 21 year old left wing has played 16 games with the Carolina Hurricanes this season, totalling 4+6=10 with 2 PIM.


12-11-2005 TB-TOR trade
Tampa Bay Lightning traded Pavel Kubina, Evgeni Artukhin and TB's round 2 pick in 2008 to Toronto Maple Leafs for Ian White, Matthew Stajan and TOR's round 1 pick in 2007

A native of Canada, Ian White was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 6th round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 455 NHL games during his career, notching 22 goals and adding 133 assists along with 142 penalty minutes. The 21 year old defenseman has played 17 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 1+5=6 with 2 PIM.

A native of Canada, Matthew Stajan was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2nd round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 147 NHL games during his career, notching 19 goals and adding 38 assists along with 68 penalty minutes. The 21 year old center has played 17 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 6+12=18 with 17 PIM.

A native of Czech, Pavel Kubina was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 7th round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 477 NHL games during his career, notching 61 goals and adding 180 assists along with 349 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 14 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, totalling 2+7=9 with 0 PIM.

A native of Russia, Evgeni Artukhin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 4th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 172 NHL games during his career, notching 17 goals and adding 28 assists along with 14 penalty minutes. The 22 year old right wing has played 14 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, totalling 3+3=6 with 2 PIM.


12-11-2005 NYI-VAN trade
New York Islanders traded Teemu Selanne to Vancouver Canucks for Dennis Seidenberg

A native of Germany, Dennis Seidenberg was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 6th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 91 NHL games during his career, notching 4 goals and adding 20 assists along with 14 penalty minutes. The 24 year old defenseman has played 17 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 1+4=5 with 6 PIM.

A native of Finland, Teemu Selanne was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 899 NHL games during his career, notching 476 goals and adding 546 assists along with 249 penalty minutes. The 35 year old left wing has played 16 games with the New York Islanders this season, totalling 3+10=13 with 2 PIM.


12-11-2005 NYI-CAR trade
New York Islanders traded COL's round 2 pick in 2006, TB's round 2 pick in 2006, WSH's round 2 pick in 2006 and NYI's round 1 pick in 2008 to Carolina Hurricanes for Jeff O'Neill, Radim Vrbata and Alexander Steen

A native of Canada, Jeff O'Neill was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 1st round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 634 NHL games during his career, notching 189 goals and adding 212 assists along with 416 penalty minutes. The 29 year old left wing has played 16 games with the Carolina Hurricanes this season, totalling 4+6=10 with 2 PIM.

A native of Czech, Radim Vrbata was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 7th round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 262 NHL games during his career, notching 76 goals and adding 87 assists along with 21 penalty minutes. The 23 year old right wing has played 16 games with the Carolina Hurricanes this season, totalling 7+8=15 with 6 PIM.

A native of Canada, Alexander Steen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 158 NHL games during his career, notching 49 goals and adding 53 assists along with 23 penalty minutes. The 21 year old left wing has played 16 games with the Carolina Hurricanes this season, totalling 4+6=10 with 2 PIM.


12-11-2005 OTT-NYI trade
Ottawa Senators traded OTT's round 5 pick in 2006 to New York Islanders for NYI's round 1 pick in 2006, NYI's round 5 pick in 2006, NYI's round 1 pick in 2007 and NYI's round 2 pick in 2008

12-11-2005 OTT-NYI trade
Ottawa Senators traded NYI's round 5 pick in 2006 to New York Islanders for OTT's round 5 pick in 2006

12-11-2005 NYI-VAN trade
New York Islanders traded Teemu Selanne to Vancouver Canucks for Dennis Seidenberg

A native of Germany, Dennis Seidenberg was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 6th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 91 NHL games during his career, notching 4 goals and adding 20 assists along with 14 penalty minutes. The 24 year old defenseman has played 17 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 1+4=5 with 6 PIM.

A native of Finland, Teemu Selanne was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round of the 1988 entry draft. He has appeared in 899 NHL games during his career, notching 476 goals and adding 546 assists along with 249 penalty minutes. The 35 year old left wing has played 16 games with the New York Islanders this season, totalling 3+10=13 with 2 PIM.


12-11-2005 TOR-TB trade
Toronto Maple Leafs traded Ian White, Matthew Stajan and TOR's round 1 pick in 2007 to Tampa Bay Lightning for Pavel Kubina, Evgeni Artukhin and TB's round 2 pick in 2008

A native of Czech, Pavel Kubina was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 7th round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 477 NHL games during his career, notching 61 goals and adding 180 assists along with 349 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 14 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, totalling 2+7=9 with 0 PIM.

A native of Russia, Evgeni Artukhin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 4th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 172 NHL games during his career, notching 17 goals and adding 28 assists along with 14 penalty minutes. The 22 year old right wing has played 14 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, totalling 3+3=6 with 2 PIM.

A native of Canada, Ian White was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 6th round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 455 NHL games during his career, notching 22 goals and adding 133 assists along with 142 penalty minutes. The 21 year old defenseman has played 17 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 1+5=6 with 2 PIM.

A native of Canada, Matthew Stajan was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2nd round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 147 NHL games during his career, notching 19 goals and adding 38 assists along with 68 penalty minutes. The 21 year old center has played 17 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 6+12=18 with 17 PIM.


12-11-2005 Ryan Smyth reaches a milestone !
Ryan Smyth(MIN) scored the 500th point of his career in tonight's game against the Calgary Flames on a feed by Owen Nolan. It is just part of my job, was the comment released to the press after the game.

A native of Canada, Ryan Smyth was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1st round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 690 NHL games during his career, notching 244 goals and adding 256 assists along with 344 penalty minutes. The 29 year old left wing has played 15 games with the Minnesota Wild this season, totalling 9+8=17 with 0 PIM.


12-11-2005 League suspends Byron Bitz
The league board has suspended Washington Capitals player Byron Bitz for 3 fighting three times in a game against Atlanta Thrashers.

12-11-2005 Yannick Tremblay injured.
Yannick Tremblay (ATL) suffered arm injury during the game in an incident with Byron Bitz (WSH). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of months. Yes it does hurt, quite a bit actually, he said when he was taken off the ice.

11-11-2005 Media glorifies the New Jersey Devils
The media is impressed by the team's 7 game winning streak. Much of the credit is granted to the good work of general manager Oli Giroux and headcoach Larry Robinson

10-11-2005 Media criticises the Minnesota Wild
The Minnesota Wild are spinning in a 7 game winless streak. Minnesota Wild defenseman Robert Scuderi commented about their recent play: It seems like everything is going wrong now. It's not the best of times for us right now...

9-11-2005 League suspends Donald Brashear
The league board has suspended Columbus Blue Jackets player Donald Brashear for 3 fighting three times in a game against San Jose Sharks.

9-11-2005 Sergei Samsonov injured.
Sergei Samsonov (SJ) suffered abdomen injury during the game in an incident with Donald Brashear (CBS). He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month. I'm just hoping it's nothing serious and the docs will let me play in a month or two again, the injured player commented.

9-11-2005 Pavel Bure reaches a milestone !
Pavel Bure(WSH) scored the 900th point of his career in tonight's game against the New York Islanders on a feed by Johnny Oduya. Yes, it's nice to break records but that's not the idea of this game, he said with a wink.

A native of Russia, Pavel Bure, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 856 NHL games during his career, notching 487 goals and adding 413 assists along with 437 penalty minutes. The 34 year old left wing has played 15 games with the Washington Capitals this season, totalling 8+11=19 with 0 PIM.


8-11-2005 Media criticises the Philadelphia Flyers
We dug ourselves in a hole... commented Philadelphia Flyers GM Bobby Clarke after today's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. This brings their current streak to 12 games winless.

6-11-2005 Player of the week: Ryan Getzlaf (R)
NHL has awarded Ryan Getzlaf (R) of Toronto Maple Leafs as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 7 assists for 10 points in 4 games last week.

A native of Canada, Ryan Getzlaf was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 109 NHL games during his career, notching 33 goals and adding 43 assists along with 23 penalty minutes. The 21 year old right wing has played 14 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 8+12=20 with 6 PIM.


3-11-2005 Alexei Yashin reaches a milestone !
Alexei Yashin(PIT) scored the 700th point of his career in tonight's game against the Vancouver Canucks on a feed by Nick Boynton. I just want to thank all the people that have supported me throughout my career. I couldn't have done this without them, he said after the game in the dressing room.

A native of Russia, Alexei Yashin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 744 NHL games during his career, notching 326 goals and adding 374 assists along with 233 penalty minutes. The 31 year old center has played 11 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 5+2=7 with 0 PIM.


2-11-2005 BOS-DAL trade
Boston Bruins traded Jan Hrdina and Jonathan Girard to Dallas Stars for Sergei Zubov

A native of Russia, Sergei Zubov was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 5th round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 876 NHL games during his career, notching 112 goals and adding 471 assists along with 197 penalty minutes. The 35 year old defenseman has played 13 games with the Dallas Stars this season, totalling 2+5=7 with 0 PIM.

A native of Czech, Jan Hrdina was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 5th round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 430 NHL games during his career, notching 58 goals and adding 123 assists along with 133 penalty minutes. The 29 year old right wing has played 10 games with the Boston Bruins this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 0 PIM.

A native of Canada, Jonathan Girard was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 141 NHL games during his career, notching 4 goals and adding 27 assists along with 16 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman has played 10 games with the Boston Bruins this season, totalling 0+2=2 with 0 PIM.


2-11-2005 CAR-NJ trade
Carolina Hurricanes traded CAR's round 5 pick in 2006 to New Jersey Devils for NJ's round 2 pick in 2006 and NJ's round 5 pick in 2006

2-11-2005 CAR-NJ trade
Carolina Hurricanes traded NJ's round 5 pick in 2006 to New Jersey Devils for CAR's round 5 pick in 2006

2-11-2005 CHI-PHO trade
Chicago Blackhawks traded CHI's round 2 pick in 2006 to Phoenix Coyotes for PHO's round 3 pick in 2006

2-11-2005 ATL-VAN trade
Atlanta Thrashers traded ATL's round 4 pick in 2006 to Vancouver Canucks for Scott Stevens

A native of Canada, Scott Stevens was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 1689 NHL games during his career, notching 192 goals and adding 738 assists along with 2722 penalty minutes. The 41 year old defenseman has played 8 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 6 PIM.


1-11-2005 Mats Sundin reaches a milestone !
Mats Sundin(VAN) scored the 1100th point of his career in tonight's game against the Colorado Avalanche on a goal by Alex Tanguay. In a game like this, it was nice to set that milestone, he commented and was all smiles..

A native of Sweden, Mats Sundin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 1104 NHL games during his career, notching 472 goals and adding 628 assists along with 675 penalty minutes. The 34 year old center has played 11 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 3+4=7 with 0 PIM.


1-11-2005 Keith Primeau reaches a milestone !
Keith Primeau(FLA) scored the 700th point of his career in tonight's game against the New York Islanders on a goal by Pierre Dagenais. You've got to hand it to the other guys in the room though, they gave it their all tonight, he said at the post-game press conference..

A native of Canada, Keith Primeau was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 947 NHL games during his career, notching 317 goals and adding 383 assists along with 1284 penalty minutes. The 33 year old center has played 10 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 1+3=4 with 0 PIM.


1-11-2005 Player of the month: Corey Perry (R)
NHL has awarded Corey Perry (R) of Florida Panthers as Player Of The Month He registered 6 goals and 12 assists for 18 points in 10 games last month. He also had 3 game winning goals.

A native of Canada, Corey Perry was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 92 NHL games during his career, notching 33 goals and adding 45 assists along with 8 penalty minutes. The 20 year old right wing has played 10 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 6+12=18 with 4 PIM.


1-11-2005 Rookie of the month: Joe Pavelski (C)
NHL has awarded Joe Pavelski (C) of Columbus Blue Jackets as Rookie Of The Month He registered 3 goals and 7 assists for 10 points in 12 games last month.

A native of USA, Joe Pavelski was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 12 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 7 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 21 year old center has played 12 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 3+7=10 with 0 PIM.


31-10-2005 Eric Lindros reaches a milestone !
Eric Lindros(CHI) scored the 400th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Washington Capitals on a feed by Tuomo Ruutu. This is an unbeliveable feeling, i don't know what else to say, he said before boarding the teams chartered jet.

A native of Canada, Eric Lindros was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 707 NHL games during his career, notching 400 goals and adding 477 assists along with 970 penalty minutes. The 32 year old right wing has played 11 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 7+4=11 with 2 PIM.


30-10-2005 Player of the week: Corey Perry (R)
NHL has awarded Corey Perry (R) of Florida Panthers as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 4 assists for 7 points in 2 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Corey Perry was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 91 NHL games during his career, notching 33 goals and adding 44 assists along with 8 penalty minutes. The 20 year old right wing has played 9 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 6+11=17 with 4 PIM.


28-10-2005 Joe Sakic reaches a milestone !
Joe Sakic(DET) scored the 1400th point of his career in tonight's game against the Boston Bruins on a feed by Brad Boyes. There's no 'I' in team and we have to get everyone playing the same system. It's not enough to just play a solid 20 or 40 minutes of hockey - you have to play 60. Hey, you know what? I forgot the question, he said after the game in the dressing room.

A native of Canada, Joe Sakic was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 1189 NHL games during his career, notching 556 goals and adding 844 assists along with 408 penalty minutes. The 36 year old center has played 9 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 4+8=12 with 0 PIM.


28-10-2005 Valeri Bure reaches a milestone !
Valeri Bure(PIT) notched the 300th assist of his career in tonight's game against the New Jersey Devils on a goal by Markus Naslund. The pass just found the right guy, what more can I say, the happy player said in a hockey magazine..

A native of Russia, Valeri Bure was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 726 NHL games during his career, notching 208 goals and adding 300 assists along with 197 penalty minutes. The 31 year old left wing has played 9 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 2+8=10 with 0 PIM.


28-10-2005 Media praises the Tampa Bay Lightning
We've worked hard this season and the results speak for them selves said Tampa Bay Lightning coach Steve Ludzik after today's win over the Ottawa Senators. The Tampa Bay Lightning have now a 5 game undefeated streak.

27-10-2005 Pierre Turgeon reaches a milestone !
Pierre Turgeon(PHO) notched the 800th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Dallas Stars on a goal by Mark Bell. You gotta' hand it to their team today, they came to play and made us work for everything we got, he said after the game..

A native of Canada, Pierre Turgeon was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1st round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 1265 NHL games during his career, notching 536 goals and adding 800 assists along with 364 penalty minutes. The 36 year old center has played 10 games with the Phoenix Coyotes this season, totalling 4+8=12 with 0 PIM.


27-10-2005 League suspends Scott Parker
The league board has suspended Minnesota Wild player Scott Parker for 10 games for injuring Anson Carter of Edmonton Oilers.

27-10-2005 Media praises the Montreal Canadiens
I think one of the things that has been evident is we've had a chance to practice, commented Montreal Canadiens coach Alain Vigneault after today's game against the New York Rangers. This brings their current streak to 7 games undefeated.

24-10-2005 Media attacks the San Jose Sharks
The media is disappointed by the team's 7 game losing streak. Most of the critic is addressed to the work of general manager Gabriel and headcoach Darryl Sutter

23-10-2005 Player of the week: Brendan Morrison (L)
NHL has awarded Brendan Morrison (L) of Detroit Red Wings as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 3 assists for 7 points in 3 games last week. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Canada, Brendan Morrison was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 2nd round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 446 NHL games during his career, notching 107 goals and adding 166 assists along with 107 penalty minutes. The 30 year old left wing has played 8 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 6+5=11 with 2 PIM.


23-10-2005 Rhett Warrener claimed off waivers.
Columbus Blue Jackets claimed Rhett Warrener, who had been with Phoenix Coyotes, off waivers.

23-10-2005 Jesse Wallin claimed off waivers.
Minnesota Wild claimed Jesse Wallin, who had been with Detroit Red Wings, off waivers.

23-10-2005 BOS-NYR trade
Boston Bruins traded Frans Nielsen, BOS's round 1 pick in 2008 and BOS's round 3 pick in 2008 to New York Rangers for Alexander Radulov and NYR's round 2 pick in 2007

A native of Russia, Alexander Radulov was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 43 NHL games during his career, notching 8 goals and adding 10 assists along with 16 penalty minutes. The 19 year old right wing has played 6 games with the New York Rangers this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 0 PIM.

A native of La-la-land, Frans Nielsen was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 3rd round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 123 NHL games during his career, notching 21 goals and adding 40 assists along with 32 penalty minutes. The 21 year old center has played 7 games with the Boston Bruins this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 0 PIM.


23-10-2005 DET-TOR trade
Detroit Red Wings traded Colin White and DET's round 2 pick in 2008 to Toronto Maple Leafs for Carlo Colaiacovo

A native of Canada, Carlo Colaiacovo was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 183 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 57 assists along with 6 penalty minutes. The 22 year old defenseman has played 7 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, totalling 0+5=5 with 0 PIM.

A native of Canada, Colin White was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 2nd round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 355 NHL games during his career, notching 13 goals and adding 94 assists along with 281 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 8 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 0+4=4 with 4 PIM.


23-10-2005 FLA-PIT trade
Florida Panthers traded Blair Betts to Pittsburgh Penguins for Tomas Surovy and Ryan Russell

A native of Slovakia, Tomas Surovy was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 4th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 162 NHL games during his career, notching 21 goals and adding 31 assists along with 19 penalty minutes. The 24 year old center has played 7 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 2+1=3 with 0 PIM.

A native of Canada, Blair Betts was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 169 NHL games during his career, notching 17 goals and adding 29 assists along with 8 penalty minutes. The 25 year old left wing has played 5 games with the Florida Panthers this season, totalling 2+2=4 with 2 PIM. He has also played 4 games with the Louisville Panthers this season, totalling 2+3=5 with 0 PIM.


23-10-2005 PIT-VAN trade
Pittsburgh Penguins traded Alexei Kovalev to Vancouver Canucks for Markus Naslund

A native of Sweden, Markus Naslund was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1st round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 803 NHL games during his career, notching 252 goals and adding 274 assists along with 415 penalty minutes. The 32 year old right wing has played 8 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 4+3=7 with 0 PIM.

A native of Russia, Alexei Kovalev was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 1st round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 878 NHL games during his career, notching 331 goals and adding 395 assists along with 705 penalty minutes. The 32 year old right wing has played 7 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 4+6=10 with 0 PIM.


21-10-2005 Mike Ricci reaches a milestone !
Mike Ricci(SJ) scored the 600th point of his career in tonight's game against the Nashville Predators on a feed by Eric Laplante. I just want to thank all the people that have supported me throughout my career. I couldn't have done this without them, he said after the game in the dressing room.

A native of Canada, Mike Ricci was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 1040 NHL games during his career, notching 250 goals and adding 350 assists along with 864 penalty minutes. The 33 year old center has played 5 games with the San Jose Sharks this season, totalling 2+2=4 with 2 PIM.


21-10-2005 Media glorifies the Phoenix Coyotes
The media is impressed by the team's 7 game winning streak. Much of the credit is granted to the good work of general manager Marc and headcoach Bob Francis

21-10-2005 Media praises the Montreal Canadiens
As a coach, if you can get your team to work hard every night, then you've done your job, commented Montreal Canadiens coach Alain Vigneault after today's game against the Carolina Hurricanes. This brings their current streak to 5 games undefeated.

20-10-2005 Media glorifies the Phoenix Coyotes
The media is impressed by the team's 6 game winning streak. Much of the credit is granted to the good work of general manager Marc and headcoach Bob Francis

19-10-2005 Michael Nylander reaches a milestone !
Michael Nylander(CHI) scored the 500th point of his career in tonight's game against the Nashville Predators on a feed by Mike Fisher. My parents came to see this game so I just had to deliver, the player said in an interview.

A native of Sweden, Michael Nylander was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 3rd round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 718 NHL games during his career, notching 181 goals and adding 319 assists along with 190 penalty minutes. The 33 year old left wing has played 6 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 2+1=3 with 0 PIM.


18-10-2005 Valeri Bure reaches a milestone !
Valeri Bure(PIT) scored the 500th point of his career in tonight's game against the Carolina Hurricanes on a goal by Alexei Kovalev. Yes, it's nice to break records but that's not the idea of this game, the player said in an interview..

A native of Russia, Valeri Bure was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 721 NHL games during his career, notching 206 goals and adding 294 assists along with 197 penalty minutes. The 31 year old left wing has played 4 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 0+2=2 with 0 PIM.


18-10-2005 Peter Forsberg reaches a milestone !
Peter Forsberg(COL) scored the 700th point of his career in tonight's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on a feed by Erik Cole. In a game like this, it was nice to set that milestone, was the comment released to the press after the game.

A native of Sweden, Peter Forsberg was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1st round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 636 NHL games during his career, notching 227 goals and adding 473 assists along with 505 penalty minutes. The 32 year old center has played 6 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 5+4=9 with 0 PIM.


17-10-2005 Media praises the Ottawa Senators
We've worked hard this season and the results speak for them selves said Ottawa Senators coach Jacques Martin after today's win over the Philadelphia Flyers. The Ottawa Senators have now a 5 game undefeated streak.

16-10-2005 Player of the week: Nathan Horton (R)
NHL has awarded Nathan Horton (R) of Phoenix Coyotes as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 2 assists for 6 points in 3 games last week. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Canada, Nathan Horton was originally drafted to the NHL by the Dallas Stars in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 91 NHL games during his career, notching 19 goals and adding 24 assists along with 14 penalty minutes. The 20 year old right wing has played 6 games with the Phoenix Coyotes this season, totalling 5+4=9 with 0 PIM.


14-10-2005 Nicklas Lidstrom reaches a milestone !
Nicklas Lidstrom(NAS) scored the 700th point of his career in tonight's game against the Carolina Hurricanes on a goal by Dany Heatley. I'm not out here to set records, but it's always nice to get the points, he said as camera flashes went off..

A native of Sweden, Nicklas Lidstrom was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 3rd round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 1019 NHL games during his career, notching 161 goals and adding 539 assists along with 545 penalty minutes. The 35 year old defenseman has played 3 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 0+2=2 with 0 PIM.


13-10-2005 Jose Theodore claimed off waivers.
New Jersey Devils claimed Jose Theodore, who had been with Montreal Canadiens, off waivers.

13-10-2005 Landon Wilson claimed off waivers.
Carolina Hurricanes claimed Landon Wilson, who had been with Chicago Blackhawks, off waivers.

13-10-2005 Miikka Kiprusoff claimed off waivers.
Chicago Blackhawks claimed Miikka Kiprusoff, who had been with Buffalo Sabres, off waivers.

13-10-2005 BUF-VAN trade
Buffalo Sabres traded Dmitri Kalinin to Vancouver Canucks for Denis Gauthier

A native of Canada, Denis Gauthier was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 1st round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 416 NHL games during his career, notching 16 goals and adding 66 assists along with 246 penalty minutes. The 29 year old defenseman has played 4 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 0 PIM.

A native of Russia, Dmitri Kalinin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 334 NHL games during his career, notching 23 goals and adding 112 assists along with 69 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman has played 5 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 0 PIM.


13-10-2005 ANA-CHI trade
Anaheim Mighty Ducks traded Viktor Kozlov to Chicago Blackhawks for Radek Dvorak and CHI's round 1 pick in 2007

A native of Czech, Radek Dvorak was originally drafted to the NHL by the Florida Panthers in the 1st round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 710 NHL games during his career, notching 175 goals and adding 194 assists along with 174 penalty minutes. The 28 year old left wing has played 4 games with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 2 PIM.

A native of Russia, Viktor Kozlov was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 661 NHL games during his career, notching 189 goals and adding 277 assists along with 120 penalty minutes. The 30 year old right wing has played 3 games with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 0 PIM.


13-10-2005 COL-DAL trade
Colorado Avalanche traded Jonathan Ericsson and DET's round 1 pick in 2006 to Dallas Stars for Tomas Kaberle

A native of Czech, Tomas Kaberle was originally drafted to the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 8th round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 467 NHL games during his career, notching 53 goals and adding 205 assists along with 74 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 3 games with the Dallas Stars this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 0 PIM.

A native of Sweden, Jonathan Ericsson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 6th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 33 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 10 assists along with 2 penalty minutes. The 21 year old defenseman has played 4 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 0+2=2 with 2 PIM.


13-10-2005 CGY-FLA trade
Calgary Flames traded Blair Betts and Jonathan Cheechoo to Florida Panthers for Samuel Pahlsson and Aleksey Morozov

A native of Sweden, Samuel Pahlsson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 7th round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 301 NHL games during his career, notching 13 goals and adding 27 assists along with 32 penalty minutes. The 27 year old center has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season. He has played 3 games with the Louisville Panthers this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 10 PIM.

A native of Russia, Aleksey Morozov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1st round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 459 NHL games during his career, notching 51 goals and adding 83 assists along with 54 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has not yet played for the Florida Panthers this season.

A native of Canada, Blair Betts was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 169 NHL games during his career, notching 17 goals and adding 29 assists along with 8 penalty minutes. The 25 year old left wing has played 5 games with the Calgary Flames this season, totalling 2+2=4 with 2 PIM.

A native of Canada, Jonathan Cheechoo was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 169 NHL games during his career, notching 33 goals and adding 37 assists along with 19 penalty minutes. The 25 year old right wing has played 5 games with the Calgary Flames this season, totalling 2+4=6 with 2 PIM.


13-10-2005 Martin Rucinsky released.
Vancouver Canucks released Martin Rucinsky to free agency.

9-10-2005 Player of the week: Patrik Elias (R)
NHL has awarded Patrik Elias (R) of Buffalo Sabres as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 4 assists for 7 points in 3 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Czech, Patrik Elias was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 2nd round of the 1994 entry draft. He has appeared in 562 NHL games during his career, notching 207 goals and adding 261 assists along with 187 penalty minutes. The 29 year old right wing has played 3 games with the Buffalo Sabres this season, totalling 3+4=7 with 0 PIM.


7-10-2005 Scott Niedermayer reaches a milestone !
Scott Niedermayer(PIT) notched the 400th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Nashville Predators on a goal by Tom Kostopoulos. Making beautiful plays is fun on the ice I think, the happy player said in a hockey magazine..

A native of Canada, Scott Niedermayer was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 1st round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 903 NHL games during his career, notching 103 goals and adding 400 assists along with 354 penalty minutes. The 32 year old defenseman has played 1 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 0 PIM.


6-10-2005 Jaromir Jagr reaches a milestone !
Jaromir Jagr(WSH) scored the 1300th point of his career in tonight's game against the Los Angeles Kings on a feed by Geoff Sanderson. There's no 'I' in team and we have to get everyone playing the same system. It's not enough to just play a solid 20 or 40 minutes of hockey - you have to play 60. Hey, you know what? I forgot the question, were his words after the game.

A native of Czech, Jaromir Jagr was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 1016 NHL games during his career, notching 552 goals and adding 748 assists along with 605 penalty minutes. The 33 year old right wing looks to stay a member of the team for a long time.


30-9-2005 Media rates the best players in the league
GOALTENDER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Martin BrodeurAAA-33Nashville Predators
Marty TurcoA-A-B30Dallas Stars
Roman CechmanekA-A-B34Philadelphia Flyers
Olaf KolzigA-BB35Toronto Maple Leafs
Patrick LalimeA-A-B31Washington Capitals
Miikka KiprusoffBBB29Buffalo Sabres
Tommy SaloBBB34Edmonton Oilers
Evgeni NabokovBB-B30Calgary Flames
Ryan MillerBB-B25Vancouver Canucks
Marc-Andre FleuryB-B-B20New York Islanders
DEFENSEMAN
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Dustin ByfuglienAAA-20New Jersey Devils
Zdeno CharaAAA-28Ottawa Senators
Andrei MarkovAA-A-26Montreal Canadiens
Jay BouwmeesterB-AB22Phoenix Coyotes
Duncan Keith91918422Boston Bruins
Nicklas LidstromBBB35Nashville Predators
Rob BlakeBB-B35Carolina Hurricanes
Chris Pronger80898330Boston Bruins
Tomas KaberleA-B-B27Dallas Stars
Brad StuartB-BB25Calgary Flames
LEFT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Brenden MorrowAA-B26Dallas Stars
Henrik ZetterbergA-BB24Colorado Avalanche
Thomas VanekA-A-B21Phoenix Coyotes
Paul KariyaAB-B30Anaheim Mighty Ducks
Sergei FedorovBB-B35Florida Panthers
Dany HeatleyA-BB24Nashville Predators
Martin HavlatA-B-B24New Jersey Devils
Tony AmonteA-CB35Calgary Flames
Pavel BureBB-B34Washington Capitals
Keith TkachukBB-B33Ottawa Senators
CENTER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Patrice Bergeron91898820Boston Bruins
Joe SakicAB-A-36Detroit Red Wings
Brad Richards94848725Boston Bruins
Jason AllisonA-BA-30Los Angeles Kings
Joe ThorntonAA-A-26New York Rangers
Vincent LecavalierA-A-B25Tampa Bay Lightning
Henrik SedinABB25Ottawa Senators
Peter ForsbergA-BB32Colorado Avalanche
Patrick MarleauABB26Toronto Maple Leafs
Pavel DatsyukA-B-B27Dallas Stars
RIGHT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Jaromir JagrAB-A-33Washington Capitals
Marian HossaAA-A-26New Jersey Devils
Ilya KovalchukAA-A-22Montreal Canadiens
Eric LindrosBBB32Chicago Blackhawks
Ryan GetzlafAA-B21Toronto Maple Leafs
Patrik EliasAB-B29Buffalo Sabres
Pavol Demitra88768330Boston Bruins
Martin St. LouisA-B-B30Tampa Bay Lightning
Daniel SedinAB-B25Ottawa Senators
Jason SpezzaA-BB22Ottawa Senators


28-9-2005 John Grahame released.
Toronto Maple Leafs released John Grahame to free agency.

28-9-2005 Todd Fedoruk released.
Atlanta Thrashers released Todd Fedoruk to free agency.

28-9-2005 Ed Belfour released.
St. Louis Blues released Ed Belfour to free agency.

28-9-2005 MTL-VAN trade
Montreal Canadiens traded Scott Stevens, Mats Sundin and MTL's round 2 pick in 2008 to Vancouver Canucks for Jiri Fischer, Tomas Plekanec and VAN's round 4 pick in 2007

A native of Czech, Jiri Fischer was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 361 NHL games during his career, notching 10 goals and adding 72 assists along with 145 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman has played 8 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 5 PIM.

A native of Czech, Tomas Plekanec was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 3rd round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 171 NHL games during his career, notching 37 goals and adding 51 assists along with 89 penalty minutes. The 22 year old center has played 8 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 1+4=5 with 0 PIM.

A native of Canada, Scott Stevens was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 1689 NHL games during his career, notching 192 goals and adding 738 assists along with 2718 penalty minutes. The 41 year old defenseman has played 8 games with the Montreal Canadiens this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 2 PIM.

A native of Sweden, Mats Sundin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 1101 NHL games during his career, notching 473 goals and adding 627 assists along with 675 penalty minutes. The 34 year old center has played 8 games with the Montreal Canadiens this season, totalling 4+3=7 with 0 PIM.


28-9-2005 Felix Potvin released.
Boston Bruins released Felix Potvin to free agency.

25-9-2005 Player of the week: Andrei Nikolishin (C)
NHL has awarded Andrei Nikolishin (C) of Minnesota Wild as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 4 assists for 7 points in 3 games last week.

A native of Russia, Andrei Nikolishin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2nd round of the 1992 entry draft. He has appeared in 694 NHL games during his career, notching 124 goals and adding 230 assists along with 208 penalty minutes. The 30 year old center has played 7 games with the Minnesota Wild this season, totalling 3+6=9 with 0 PIM.


25-9-2005 Media criticises the Vancouver Canucks
Everyone has noticed the steep dive of the Vancouver Canucks after a dreadful 6 game winless streak. We need to address the problem and get it out of our system, said team captain Markus Naslund openly. Brian Burke has made some good moves and some bad moves but now we could really use those good moves.

22-9-2005 Media attacks the Los Angeles Kings
The media is disappointed by the team's 6 game losing streak. Most of the critic is addressed to the work of general manager Dave Taylor and headcoach Andy Murray

19-9-2005 Media attacks the Los Angeles Kings
The media is disappointed by the team's 5 game losing streak. Most of the critic is addressed to the work of general manager Dave Taylor and headcoach Andy Murray

18-9-2005 Player of the week: Radim Vrbata (L)
NHL has awarded Radim Vrbata (L) of Carolina Hurricanes as Player Of The Week He registered 2 goals and 2 assists for 4 points in 3 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Czech, Radim Vrbata was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 7th round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 251 NHL games during his career, notching 71 goals and adding 84 assists along with 15 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing has played 5 games with the Carolina Hurricanes this season, totalling 2+5=7 with 0 PIM.


18-9-2005 Media glorifies the Tampa Bay Lightning
The media is impressed by the team's 5 game winning streak. Much of the credit is granted to the good work of general manager Gaumond and headcoach Steve Ludzik

16-9-2005 Rhett Warrener claimed off waivers.
Phoenix Coyotes claimed Rhett Warrener, who had been with Chicago Blackhawks, off waivers.

16-9-2005 Manny Legace claimed off waivers.
Colorado Avalanche claimed Manny Legace, who had been with Detroit Red Wings, off waivers.

16-9-2005 Jarkko Ruutu claimed off waivers.
Washington Capitals claimed Jarkko Ruutu, who had been with Detroit Red Wings, off waivers.

16-9-2005 COL-BOS trade
Colorado Avalanche traded Andrew Ladd to Boston Bruins for Zach Parise

A native of USA, Zach Parise was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 86 NHL games during his career, notching 26 goals and adding 35 assists along with 8 penalty minutes. The 21 year old left wing has played 4 games with the Boston Bruins this season, totalling 2+3=5 with 0 PIM.

A native of Canada, Andrew Ladd was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 36 NHL games during his career, notching 4 goals and adding 7 assists along with 4 penalty minutes. The 19 year old left wing has played 4 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 1+0=1 with 0 PIM.


16-9-2005 COL-DET trade
Colorado Avalanche traded Joe Sakic to Detroit Red Wings for Jonathan Ericsson and DET's round 1 pick in 2006

A native of Sweden, Jonathan Ericsson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 6th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 33 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 10 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 21 year old defenseman has played 4 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 0+2=2 with 0 PIM.

A native of Canada, Joe Sakic was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1st round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 1184 NHL games during his career, notching 553 goals and adding 838 assists along with 408 penalty minutes. The 36 year old center has played 4 games with the Colorado Avalanche this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 0 PIM.


16-9-2005 COL-CAR trade
Colorado Avalanche traded COL's round 1 pick in 2007, COL's round 1 pick in 2008, COL's round 2 pick in 2008 and TOR's round 2 pick in 2008 to Carolina Hurricanes for Erik Cole

A native of USA, Erik Cole was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 3rd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 246 NHL games during his career, notching 97 goals and adding 115 assists along with 24 penalty minutes. The 26 year old center has played 4 games with the Carolina Hurricanes this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 0 PIM.


16-9-2005 NAS-VAN trade
Nashville Predators traded Michal Roszival and NAS's round 2 pick in 2008 to Vancouver Canucks for Francois Beauchemin

A native of Canada, Francois Beauchemin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 3rd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 167 NHL games during his career, notching 7 goals and adding 53 assists along with 63 penalty minutes. The 25 year old defenseman has played 4 games with the Vancouver Canucks this season, totalling 0+2=2 with 0 PIM.

A native of Czech, Michal Roszival was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 4th round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 332 NHL games during his career, notching 13 goals and adding 72 assists along with 84 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 4 games with the Nashville Predators this season, totalling 1+0=1 with 2 PIM.


11-9-2005 Player of the week: Pavel Datsyuk (C)
NHL has awarded Pavel Datsyuk (C) of Dallas Stars as Player Of The Week He registered 2 goals and 3 assists for 5 points in 2 games last week. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Russia, Pavel Datsyuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 8th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 196 NHL games during his career, notching 67 goals and adding 81 assists along with 22 penalty minutes. The 27 year old center has played 2 games with the Dallas Stars this season, totalling 2+3=5 with 0 PIM.


30-8-2005 Steve Rucchin claimed off waivers.
Toronto Maple Leafs claimed Steve Rucchin, who had been with Calgary Flames, off waivers.

30-8-2005 David Aebischer claimed off waivers.
Nashville Predators claimed David Aebischer, who had been with Colorado Avalanche, off waivers.

29-8-2005 ATL-CBS trade
Atlanta Thrashers traded Mike Blunden to Columbus Blue Jackets for Sami Lepisto

A native of Finland, Sami Lepisto was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 3rd round of the 2004 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 20 year old defenseman is waiting for a good start this season.


29-8-2005 CGY-VAN trade
Calgary Flames traded Denis Gauthier and CGY's round 1 pick in 2006 to Vancouver Canucks for Kimmo Timonen and CGY's round 2 pick in 2007

A native of Finland, Kimmo Timonen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 423 NHL games during his career, notching 49 goals and adding 139 assists along with 120 penalty minutes. The 30 year old defenseman is getting ready for the upcoming season.

A native of Canada, Denis Gauthier was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 1st round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 412 NHL games during his career, notching 16 goals and adding 65 assists along with 246 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


29-8-2005 TOR-CAR trade
Toronto Maple Leafs traded TOR's round 3 pick in 2007 to Carolina Hurricanes for Niclas Wallin

A native of Sweden, Niclas Wallin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 4th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 283 NHL games during his career, notching 12 goals and adding 61 assists along with 64 penalty minutes. The 30 year old defenseman is expecting a good season for the team.


29-8-2005 CHI-VAN trade
Chicago Blackhawks traded CHI's round 1 pick in 2006 to Vancouver Canucks for Mike Fisher

A native of Canada, Mike Fisher was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 2nd round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 327 NHL games during his career, notching 62 goals and adding 80 assists along with 118 penalty minutes. The 25 year old center is looking forward for the start of the season.


29-8-2005 MIN-NAS trade
Minnesota Wild traded Nicklas Lidstrom to Nashville Predators for Darren Helm and COL's round 1 pick in 2006

A native of USA, Darren Helm was originally drafted to the NHL by the Nashville Predators in the 1st round of the 2005 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 18 year old center is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.

A native of Sweden, Nicklas Lidstrom was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 3rd round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 1016 NHL games during his career, notching 161 goals and adding 537 assists along with 545 penalty minutes. The 35 year old defenseman is waiting for a good start this season.


30-6-2005 Marty McInnis retires
Marty McInnis has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 Dominik Hasek retires
Dominik Hasek has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 Rob Ray retires
Rob Ray has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 Shjon Podein retires
Shjon Podein has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 Shaun Van Allen retires
Shaun Van Allen has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 Brett Hull retires
Brett Hull has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 Mike Keane retires
Mike Keane has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 Steve Yzerman retires
Steve Yzerman has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 Chris Chelios retires
Chris Chelios has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 Scott Mellanby retires
Scott Mellanby has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 Lance Pitlick retires
Lance Pitlick has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 Luc Robitaille retires
Luc Robitaille has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 Jeff Hackett retires
Jeff Hackett has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 Eric Weinrich retires
Eric Weinrich has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 Mike Richter retires
Mike Richter has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 John MacLean retires
John MacLean has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 Brian Leetch retires
Brian Leetch has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 Joe Juneau retires
Joe Juneau has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 Sean Burke retires
Sean Burke has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 Vincent Damphousse retires
Vincent Damphousse has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 Mike Eastwood retires
Mike Eastwood has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 Scott Young retires
Scott Young has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 Al MacInnis retires
Al MacInnis has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 Gary Roberts retires
Gary Roberts has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 Shayne Corson retires
Shayne Corson has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 Garry Valk retires
Garry Valk has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

30-6-2005 Claude Lemieux retires
Claude Lemieux has announced his retirement from professional hockey.

Eastside Hockey Manager