Men's hockey

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2015, file photo, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, right, and NHL Player's Association Executive Director Donald Fehr take part in announcing the return of the World Cup of Hockey in 2016 in Toronto, during a news conference at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. With labor talks having already begun on an informal basis, NHL Commissioner Bettman and union chief Fehr are in agreement in their desire to reboot the World Cup of Hockey tournament. The stumbling block to laying out a long-term calendar of international competition, however, revolves around the hot-button topic of the NHL returning to participate in the Winter Olympics after skipping out on South Korea in 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
June 23, 2019 - 4:39 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — With labor talks having already begun on an informal basis, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and union chief Don Fehr are in favor of rebooting the World Cup of Hockey tournament and holding it every four years. The stumbling block to laying out a long-term calendar...
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New York Rangers draft pick Kaapo Kakko, left; New Jersey Devils pick Jack Hughes, center; and Chicago Blackhawks pick Kirby Dach pose for photos during the first round of the NHL hockey draft Friday, June 21, 2019, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 22, 2019 - 10:00 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The traditional team-by-team roll call to open the second day of the NHL draft hadn't yet begun when the league's looming salary-cap crunch began overshadowing the final six rounds Saturday. Norris Trophy-winning defenseman P.K. Subban is off to New Jersey...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2019 file photo, Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban (76) looks on during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres in Buffalo, N.Y. The New Jersey Devils have acquired Subban from the Nashville Predators in exchange for Steven Santini, Jeremy Davies and a pair of draft picks, Saturday, June 22. . (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)
June 22, 2019 - 5:17 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The revamp of the New Jersey Devils now includes one of the top defensemen in the NHL to go along with No. 1 overall draft pick Jack Hughes. The Devils made the biggest move of the second day of the NHL draft Saturday before any picks were made by acquiring All-...
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Top draft picks New York Rangers' Kaapo Kakko, New Jersey Devils' Jack Hughes and Chicago Blackhawks' Kirby Dach pose during the first round of the NHL hockey draft Friday, June 21, 2019, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 22, 2019 - 2:16 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Latest on the NHL draft (all times local): 11:15 a.m. The Vancouver Canucks have acquired center J.T. Miller in a trade with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Tampa Bay received journeyman minor-league goalie Marek Mazanec and two draft picks in the deal, including a...
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Jack Hughes, center, poses for photos after being selected by the New Jersey Devils with the first pick in the NHL hockey draft in Vancouver, British Columbia, Friday, June, 21, 2019. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 22, 2019 - 1:04 am
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The first round of the NHL draft wasn't so much unpredictable as the game is becoming more international. That was Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill's observation following an opening round Friday that featured an international theme and numerous twists...
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Tampa Bay Lightning's Nikita Kucherov poses on the red carpet before the NHL Awards, Wednesday, June 19, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 20, 2019 - 11:10 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nikita Kucherov gratefully accepted the Hart Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award on Wednesday night in recognition of his spectacular 128-point regular season in Tampa Bay. He might even be able to enjoy the trophies someday, whenever the sting of the Lightning's first-round...
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Tampa Bay Lightning's Nikita Kucherov poses on the red carpet before the NHL Awards, Wednesday, June 19, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 19, 2019 - 10:21 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the NHL Awards show (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Nikita Kucherov of the Tampa Bay Lightning has won the Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player. The Russian right wing won the award for the first time after his prolific 128-point regular season. He beat out two-...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2019, file photo, Winnipeg Jets right wing Kevin Hayes (12) shoots the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, in Washington. The Philadelphia Flyers have signed center Kevin Hayes to a $50 million, seven-year contract that’s worth $7.14 million per season. Hayes should step in as the Flyers’ new No. 2 center behind Sean Couturier. General manager Chuck Fletcher announced the deal Wednesday, June 19, 2019, file photo, saying the 6-foot-5, 216-pound Hayes “plays a smart, two-way game and is just entering the prime of his career.” Philadelphia acquired Hayes’ negotiating rights from Winnipeg for a fifth-round pick during the Stanley Cup Final. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
June 19, 2019 - 6:11 pm
Kevin Hayes watched with significant interest as the Philadelphia Flyers made moves to get better right away. Then he signed on the dotted line for the long term to add to those efforts. Hayes signed a $50 million, seven-year contract with the Flyers on Wednesday that's worth $7.14 million a season...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) skates with the puck during the first period in Game 1 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins,in Washington. The Philadelphia Flyers have acquired defenseman Matt Niskanen from the Washington Capitals for defenseman Radko Gudas. This is the first significant move of the NHL offseason after the St. Louis Blues won the Stanley Cup less than 36 hours prior. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
June 19, 2019 - 5:51 pm
Matt Niskanen wasn't totally shocked when the Washington Capitals traded him to Philadelphia last week. One look at their salary cap picture explained it. "I know what kind of situation Washington was in, so I knew there was a possibility," he said. General managers say there is more trade chatter...
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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks during a news conference before Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the St. Louis Blues and the Boston Bruins, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Boston, where Dunkin' brands announced a new multi-year agreement partnership with the National Hockey League. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
June 19, 2019 - 5:48 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Alex Meruelo was approved as the new majority owner of the Arizona Coyotes during the NHL's Board of Governors meeting on Wednesday. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman also reaffirmed the league's belief that the Coyotes need a downtown arena for the long-troubled franchise to have a...
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