As the first player of indigenous background for Team USA, the former University of Wisconsin standout is set to take on a major role in Beijing.
What is the key takeaway from each team’s play since mid-December? We break it all down here, and issue the latest 1-32 rankings.
Willie O’Ree, the first Black player to appear in an NHL game, finally had his No. 22 retired by the Bruins on Tuesday night, before Boston lost to the Carolina Hurricanes 7-1 at TD Garden.
Boston coach Bruce Cassidy, after Carolina was “clearly better than us in every area,” had to pull veteran goaltender Tuukka Rask in the Bruins’ 7-1 loss to the Hurricanes on Tuesday night at TD Garden.
Tampa Bay’s Steven Stamkos (Atlantic), Colorado’s Nazem Kadri (Central), Anaheim’s Troy Terry (Pacific) and Pittsburgh’s Jake Guentzel (Metropolitan) will participate in the NHL All-Star Game. The Rangers’ Mika Zibanejad was voted in but cannot attend.
The NHL plans to halt testing of asymptomatic players for COVID-19, sources told ESPN’s Emily Kaplan. Mandatory testing will remain for cross-border travel between the U.S. and Canada.
Agent Kent Hughes, who listed NHL stars Patrice Bergeron and Kris Letang among his clients, has been hired by the Canadiens as the 18th general manager in franchise history.
To make the most of attention on women’s hockey after the Olympics, the Premier Hockey Federation announced it would more than double the salary cap and add two expansion franchises.
Swiss-born veteran forward Timo Meier added another chapter to his All-Star season on Monday, setting a San Jose franchise record with five goals in the Sharks’ convincing 6-2 matinee win over the Los Angeles Kings.
The Denver Nuggets are acquiring San Antonio Spurs guard Bryn Forbes in a three-team deal also involving the Boston Celtics, sources told ESPN.