August 13, 2013
Schneider: Time to move on
After proving himself capable of being a No. 1 goalie in Vancouver, Cory Schneider's (Marblehead, Mass.) ready to do the same in New Jersey.
August 6, 2013
Bill Guerin, Cindy Curley headed to U.S. Hall of Fame
Former NHL star Bill Guerin (Wilbraham, Mass.) and U.S. women’s pioneer Cindy Curley (Hudson, Mass.) are among the five people being inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame later this year.
July 17, 2013
My NHL Draft experience: Connecticut's John Hayden
John Hayden (Greenwich, Conn.) provided NEHJ with an inside look at his journey from amateur to pro prospect and the process leading up to the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
July 3, 2013
Ryan Whitney leads list of locals headed for NHL free agency
With the start of free agency 48 hours away, here’s a look at the contract statuses of all the New England natives in the NHL.
July 2, 2013
Islanders set to buy out DiPietro's contract
At long last, the Rick DiPietro saga is over on Long Island.
May 23, 2013
From NEHJ: N.E. natives pay homage to Marathon victims
Since he was called up by the Sabres in early March, Brian Flynn had April 17 circled on his calendar.
May 22, 2013
Original Six: Hockey jargon to jettison
Hockey has its fair share of heinous, cringe-inducing buzzwords. Here are a few we could all live without.
April 30, 2013
Sacco canned by Colorado; Laviolette returning for Flyers
Peter Laviolette will be back for a fifth season in Philadelphia, while Joe Sacco's time with the Avs is up after four years behind their bench.
April 26, 2013
Atkinson signs two-year extension with Blue Jackets
Columbus reinforced that Cam Atkinson is a big part of their future, inking the Greenwich, Conn., native to a two-year extension Friday.
April 26, 2013
Butler to represent USA in IIHF World Championship
Bobby Butler (Marlborough, Mass.) was among the first 15 players named to the 2013 U.S. Men’s National Team that’ll compete in the World Championship.
April 24, 2013
From NEHJ: Charlie Coyle at home on Wild top line
If you feel like Charlie Coyle’s (East Weymouth, Mass.) been donning a different uniform each time a new hockey season starts, you’re not exactly crazy.
March 27, 2013
From NEHJ: Aucoin answers Isles' call
Keith Aucoin (Chelmsford, Mass.) picks up scoring pace, savors power-play time with new club.
February 9, 2013
Eruzione's Miracle on Ice gear set to go up for auction
With the intention of providing for his daughters and grandchildren, Mike Eurizone will be auctioning off an array of items from his time as captain of the 1980 U.S. Olympic team.
January 30, 2013
Former Minuteman Anderson makes long-awaited NHL debut
When you’re a rookie, they tell you to act like you’ve been there before. Matt Anderson’s not exactly a rookie, and he has been here before, although it’s been a long time.
January 26, 2013
Aucoin, Strait have a night to remember at the Garden
Despite losing to the host Bruins, the chance to play in front of family and friends made Friday special for Waltham natives Keith Aucoin and Brian Strait.
January 24, 2013
Penguins trade Ferriero to Rangers
Benn Ferriero (Essex, Mass.) is on the move again. The former BC Eagle has been dealt midway through his first season in the Pens' organization.
January 19, 2013
From NEHJ: The top contenders for the Stanley Cup
Back in October, we ranked all 30 NHL clubs based on their chances of winning the Stanley Cup in 2013.
January 12, 2013
100 Greatest Players from New England: 10-1
The countdown concludes as we unveil the top ten on our list of the 100 greatest players from New England.
January 11, 2013
100 Greatest Players from New England: 25-11
The countdown continues as we unveil Nos. 25-11 on our list of the 100 greatest players from New England.
January 10, 2013
100 Greatest Players from New England: 50-26
The countdown continues as we unveil Nos. 50-26 on our list of the 100 greatest players from New England.
January 9, 2013
100 Greatest Players from New England: 75-51
The countdown continues as we unveil Nos. 75-51 on our list of the 100 greatest players from New England.
January 8, 2013
100 Greatest Players from New England: 100-76
In our January cover story, we ranked the 100 greatest players from New England. Here are Nos. 100-76.
January 7, 2013
100 Greatest Players from New England: 50 runners-up
In our January cover story, we named the 100 greatest players from New England. Here are the 50 individuals who missed the cut but deserved honorable mention.
January 6, 2013
Hockey's back! NHL, NHLPA reach deal on new CBA
On the 114th day of the NHL lockout, Gary Bettman finally said the words many of us thought we'd never hear: "Let there be hockey."
January 1, 2013
Ex-Eagles Atkinson, Kreider build friendly rivalry in AHL
Cam Atkinson and Chris Kreider are expected to take on big NHL roles when the season begins. But for now, they're savoring their AHL experience.
November 6, 2012
Original Six: Most electable NHL players
In honor of this month’s presidential election, we’ve decided to have some fun and mix politics with hockey.
October 16, 2012
From NEHJ: Follow the Tweeters
Local players such as Nick Bonino (Unionville, Conn.) and Cam Atkinson (Greenwich, Conn.) stay in touch, connect with fans on Twitter.
October 14, 2012
Original Six: Best Hockey East alumni in NHL
Over the years, Hockey East's 10 members have churned out some of the game's top stars. Here are the league's six best alumni in the NHL today.
September 14, 2012
On eve of lockout, Caps ink Carlson to six-year deal
With one day to go until the NHL closes its doors, Washington re-signed defenseman John Carlson (Marlborough, Mass.) to a six-year contract.
September 13, 2012
Here we go again: Looming NHL lockout a disgrace
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman blindly believes that fans will return to the game as quickly as they did seven years ago if another lockout occurs.
September 4, 2012
CBA uncertainty leaves plenty with local ties without deals
As labor negotiations continue, many free agents are left playing the waiting game. Here's a list of those with New England ties looking for new contracts.
August 23, 2012
GOP tops Dems in donations from NHL’s American owners
Among the 23 U.S.-based teams, Jeremy Jacobs is one of just six owners to make a positive net contribution to Democratic campaigns and candidates.
August 14, 2012
Pacioretty inks lengthy pact with Habs
Set to become an RFA next summer, Max Pacioretty has signed a six-year extension through the 2018-19 seaosn with the Canadiens.
August 11, 2012
From NEHJ: Close but no champagne
Devils defenseman Mark Fayne (Sagamore Beach, Mass.) is further motivated to reach the promised land after a tough loss in the Cup finals.
August 9, 2012
Butler reportedly inks deal with Devils
Bobby Butler (Marlborough, Mass.), recently bought out by the Senators, has reportedly signed a one-year deal with New Jersey.
August 1, 2012
Flyers lock up Laviolette
Philadelphia has agreed to a multi-year extension with head coach Peter Laviolette (Franklin, Mass.).
July 27, 2012
From NEHJ: Super scout Eggleston honored for NHL service
Longtime NHL Central Scouting Service scout Gary Eggleston announced his retirement this year and was honored at the NHL draft.
July 26, 2012
Coming back to Nashville the 'best thing' for Wilson
Colin Wilson admitted he had some doubts about whether Nashville was the right place for him to continue his career, and with good reason.
July 26, 2012
Senators may buy out Bay State native Butler
Last July, Bobby Butler (Marlborough, Mass.) was thrilled to sign a two-year deal with Ottawa. One year later, the Sens have placed him on waivers.
July 22, 2012
Fayne happy to reach deal with Devils
Defenseman Mark Fayne (Sagamore Beach, Mass.) has agreed to a new two-year deal with the Eastern Conference champs.
July 21, 2012
Chelmsford's Aucoin signs one-year deal with Leafs
After four seasons in the Capitals' organization, veteran forward Keith Aucoin (Chelmsford, Mass.) is heading north to Toronto.
July 16, 2012
Original Six: New England's greatest goalies
Over the years, countless New England natives have shined between the pipes when it mattered most at every level. Here are the six best.
July 12, 2012
Ducks sign Bonino to two-year deal
Restricted free-agent center Nick Bonino (Hartford, Conn.) has reportedly agrees to a new two-year deal with the Anaheim Ducks.
July 12, 2012
From NEHJ: It's good to be King
We hail Connecticut native and UMass product Jonathan Quick for his remarkable Stanley Cup run.
July 11, 2012
Lamoriello elected to U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame
Lou Lamoriello (Providence, R.I.), the CEO, president and GM of the Devils, is one of three members of the 2012 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame class.
July 4, 2012
Ex-Terrier Nicastro signs with Wings
Former Boston University defenseman Max Nicastro has signed a two-year, entry-level deal with the Detroit Red Wings.
June 29, 2012
Bay State natives Gill, Schneider earn new deals
Predators d-man Hal Gill (Bolton, Mass.) and Canucks goalie Cory Schneider (Marblehead, Mass.) have each agreed to new multi-year deals.
June 28, 2012
A king's ransom: Quick lands 10-year, $58 million extension
After leading the Kings to their first Stanley Cup, goaltender Jonathan Quick (Hamden, Conn.) has been handsomely rewarded.
June 26, 2012
Former Bruin Oates named Caps coach, elected to HHOF
On Tuesday, former B's star Adam Oates was named head coach in Washington and selected as part of the Hockey Hall of Fame's 2012 class.
June 25, 2012
Devils d-man Fayne may miss start of 2012-13 season
Mark Fayne (Sagamore Beach, Mass.) will be out 3-4 months after having wrist surgery, which could cut into his 2012-13 campaign.
June 23, 2012
BC alum Dumoulin dealt to Pittsburgh
After inking a three-year deal with Carolina in April, Brian Dumoulin’s (Biddeford, Maine) stay in the Hurricanes’ organization will be short-lived.
June 11, 2012
From NEHJ: Kreider makes brilliant debut on Broadway
From NCAA national champ to NHL playoff star, Chris Kreider (Boxford, Mass.) has enjoyed a hero's welcome in New York.
June 11, 2012
Quick wins Conn Smythe as Kings capture Stanley Cup
After a postseason run for the ages, Jon Quick (Hamden, Conn.) took home the Conn Smythe as postseason MVP for the Cup champion Kings.
June 9, 2012
Road-ruling Kings look to close out Devils in New Jersey
The Kings will look to nail down a record-setting 11th road win in these playoffs and capture the Cup with a win over the Devils in Game 5.
June 7, 2012
Quick, Kings fail to close out series
The Devils managed to eke out a 3-1 win in Game 4, keeping the Kings from closing out the series and lifting the Cup on home ice.
June 6, 2012
With Cup a win away, Quick and the Kings keeping calm
Sixty more minutes. One more win. That’s how close Jonathan Quick (Hamden, Conn.) and the Kings are to capturing the Stanley Cup.
June 2, 2012
Devils hope to test Quick more often in Game 2
If the Devils make things easy on Jon Quick again, odds are high they'll be heading to L.A. for Games 3 and 4 trailing two games to none.
May 31, 2012
Quick, Kings take Game 1 of finals, remain red-hot on road
Jonathan Quick's 16-save effort was all the Kings needed to take Game 1 of the Cup finals and improve to 9-0 on the road in the playoffs.
May 29, 2012
Kings GM Lombardi facing mentor Lamoriello in finals
When Dean Lombardi first became a GM in '96, he turned to fellow New Englander Lou Lamoriello for advice. Now, the two are squaring off for the Stanley Cup.
May 25, 2012
Boyle, Rangers confident they can stave off elimination
It's do-or-die time for center Brian Boyle (Hingham, Mass.) and the Rangers, who will need a win in Game 6 against the Devils to stay alive.
May 19, 2012
Kreider's Game 3 goal helps Rangers win, sets NHL record
Chris Kreider notched his fifth goal of the playoffs in New York's Game 3 win, etching the former BC star's name into the NHL record books.
May 16, 2012
From NEHJ: Making the right calls
Former NHL referee Paul Stewart (Dorchester, Mass.) dishes on officiating postseason games.
May 14, 2012
Kreider's two-point night leads Rangers to Game 1 win
Chris Kreider (Boxford, Mass.) had a goal and an assist, leading the Rangers to a 3-0 win over the Devils in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.
May 13, 2012
New England well represented in NHL's final four
What do the Rangers, Devils, Kings and Coyotes -- the last four NHL teams standing -- have in common? Plenty of New England flavor.
May 12, 2012
Original Six: Worst NHL playoff performers
While some players thrive on the pressure and intensity of the playoffs, others wilt in the spotlight. Here's our list of the NHL's biggest offenders.
May 9, 2012
Tortorella, Richards hope Rangers can close out Caps
Coach John Tortorella (Melrose, Mass.), star center Brad Richards and the Rangers will look to eliminate the Capitals with a win in Game 6.
May 8, 2012
West comes down to Yandle's 'Yotes or Quick's Kings
Keith Yandle (Milton, Mass.) and the Coyotes will square off with Jon Quick (Hamden, Conn.) and the Kings in the Western Conference finals.
May 7, 2012
Carlson's big goal wasted as Caps cough up lead, fall in OT
The Caps appeared en route to victory after John Carlson (Marlborough, Mass.) scored in the third, but the Rangers rallied for an overtime victory.
May 6, 2012
Laviolette, Flyers look to even up series with Devils
After winning a wide-open series against the Pens, Peter Laviolette's (Franklin, Mass.) Flyers have struggled against the defensive-minded Devils.
May 5, 2012
Pacioretty helps Team USA improve to 2-0 at Worlds
Max Pacioretty (New Canaan, Conn.) picked up his team-leading fourth point in Team USA's 5-4 overtime win over Canada at the World Championship.
May 4, 2012
Quick has Kings on cusp of conference finals
After knocking off the top-seeded Canucks, Jon Quick (Milford, Conn.) and the Kings now hold a commanding 3-0 series lead over the Blues.
May 2, 2012
Boyle hopes to be better for Rangers in Game 3
Brian Boyle (Hingham, Mass.) was happy to be back in the lineup Sunday but hopes to be a bigger contributor for the Rangers in Game 3.
May 1, 2012
Rangers coach Tortorella named Jack Adams finalist
Melrose, Mass., native and Rangers bench boss John Tortorella was named one of the three finalists for the Jack Adams Awards on Monday.
April 30, 2012
Despite string of scratches, Predators' Wilson staying upbeat
Being the odd man out come playoff time hasn't been easy on Colin Wilson (Greenwich, Conn.), but the Preds' forward is trying to stay positive.
April 28, 2012
Broadway hit: Former BC star Kreider sparking Rangers
From college hockey champion to clutch performer in the NHL playoffs, it's been a pretty wild month for Chris Kreider (Boxford, Mass.).
April 20, 2012
Original Six: Ugliest NHL jerseys of all-time
The NHL has produced some of the most iconic jerseys in all of sports. Unfortunately, they've also created quite a few hideous monstrosities.
April 12, 2012
Aucoin set to make long-awaited NHL playoff debut
After 11 pro seasons, Keith Aucoin (Chelmsford, Mass.) will finally partake in the NHL playoffs. Game 1 will be extra special, as it'll take place against his hometown Bruins.
March 19, 2012
From NEHJ: Nashville's Wilson focused on consistency
Predators forward Colin Wilson (Greenwich, Conn.) strives to bring all the lessons he learned at BU to the ice every night.
March 12, 2012
Leafs' woes fall on underachieving players, not GM Burke
GM Brian Burke has taken a lot of heat, but a number of players not living up to expectations are to blame for the Maple Leafs' struggles.
February 27, 2012
Bay State natives Rowe, Fitzgerald scouting the deadline
Carolina's Tom Rowe and Pittsburgh's Tom Fitzgerald have plenty in common, but they'll enter the trade deadline with far different objectives.
February 17, 2012
Mass. native, former Bruin Gill traded to Predators
With the trade deadline approaching and a playoff appearance unlikely, Montreal traded Hal Gill to Nashville on Friday.
February 4, 2012
Former Husky Vitale carving out role with Penguins
Dan Bylsma’s postgame scowl was replaced by a smile when a reporter asked him about Joe Vitale Saturday afternoon at TD Garden.
January 25, 2012
LaFontaine striving to end hockey's concussion epidemic
Nearly 16 years have gone by since Pat LaFontaine endured the scariest two months of his life, but when the NHL Hall of Famer took to the podium as a featured speaker in Play Smart’s concussion prevention seminar in Randolph on Monday night, he remembered every moment in vivid detail.
January 18, 2012
From NEHJ: Open hearts, open arms
Patrick Burke has picked up the torch his brother Brendan once carried, advocating for tolerance and trying to curb homophobia in sports. He doesn't plan on putting it down any time soon.
January 2, 2012
From NEHJ: Pandolfo starts over with Islanders
After 14 years as a pivotal role player in New Jersey, Burlington, Mass., native Jay Pandolfo hopes to lend a helping hand on Long Island.
November 20, 2011
From NEHJ: Ferriero a Garden-variety hero
Sharks' Ferriero no stranger to success at TD Garden.
November 16, 2011
Original Six: Best goalie masks in the NHL
Among all of the major sports, no position has a greater opportunity to be creative with their gear than an NHL netminder.
October 19, 2011
With retirement of all-time greats, NE lacks top NHL players
When New York Rangers captain Chris Drury decided to call it a career this summer, the Trumbull, Conn., native’s retirement marked the end of a special era for the region.
October 16, 2011
From NEHJ: Top 10 challengers to the Cup
NEHJ writer Jesse Connolly ranks the squads with the best chance of keeping the Bruins from repeating this season.
October 4, 2011
Pandolfo lands one-year deal with Islanders
The New York Islanders announced today that Jay Pandolfo has agreed to terms on a one-year deal.
October 3, 2011
Many New Englanders vying for NHL spots
NHL training camps are winding down, but many New England natives are still pushing for spots with their respective clubs across the league.
September 23, 2011
Original Six: Most underrated characters in hockey movies
Giving a proper stick salute to the iconic hockey-movie characters who don't get enough credit.
September 21, 2011
From NEHJ: Shannon teams up with role model St. Louis in Tampa
Since his junior year at Boston College, Ryan Shannon has looked up to Martin St. Louis as the perfect role model.
August 19, 2011
From NEHJ: Cronin turns over new Leaf
After a six-year run as head coach at Northeastern, Greg Cronin is looking forward to a new challenge alongside a number of familiar faces this fall.
August 1, 2011
Tkachuk selected for U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame
Tkachuk gets call to U.S. Hockey Hall
July 22, 2011
From NEHJ: O'Connell reflects on Bruins glory
Prior to his dismissal as general manager in 2006, Mike O’Connell — a native of Cohasset, Mass. — put a number of pieces in place that would go on to carry the Bruins to their Stanley Cup victory.
July 15, 2011
Boyle's breakout year earns him three-year deal with Rangers
Breakout year earns Boyle new deal in NY
July 14, 2011
BC alum Shannon excited to join Lightning
Shannon ends run with Sens, joins Bolts
July 14, 2011
Mass. native Butler agrees to two-year deal with Sens
Sens re-sign former UNH star Butler
July 12, 2011
Jeff Gorton promoted to assistant GM of Rangers
Gorton now assistant GM of Rangers
July 6, 2011
Coyotes lock up Yandle with five-year deal
Keith Yandle staying put in the desert
July 5, 2011
Milton's Yandle signs big pact with Coyotes
Yandle signs big deal with Coyotes
July 3, 2011
Boyle, Yandle among New England natives awaiting new deals
Many New Englanders still on the market
June 28, 2011
Carpenter reflects on his days as the 'Can't-Miss Kid'
Three decades later, Carpenter reflects
June 24, 2011
New England draft candidates could yield big gains
From the mag: Choosing locals could pay off
June 9, 2011
Guerin joins Pens as player development coach
Retired Guerin joins Penguins' staff
June 9, 2011
From NEHJ: Schneider enjoys chance to share Canucks' success
Roberto Luongo dedicated plenty of his time toward helping out understudy Cory Schneider throughout the 2010-11 season, but the 29 seconds he gave the former Boston College star April 5 were extra meaningful.
June 8, 2011
Hurricanes move Rowe to pro scouting dept.
Carolina's Tom Rowe moved to scouting
June 6, 2011
Monarchs, Bruins, Kings will remember Ace Bailey
Stars will be out at Ace Bailey event
June 2, 2011
NHL draft prospects do interview circuit at combine
Calm before storm for draft prospects
May 11, 2011
Czechs oust U.S. men from Worlds in quarters
Ousted: Czechs beat U.S. at Worlds
May 9, 2011
U.S. men beaten by Swiss, draw Czechs in quarters
U.S. men lose, draw Czechs in quarters
May 7, 2011
Kreider, Conklin help U.S. men edge France
Kreider key, U.S. edges France at Worlds
May 6, 2011
Conklin strong but U.S. loses shootout to Canada
Conklin sharp but U.S. falls to Canada
May 4, 2011
U.S. men overpowered by Sweden at Worlds
Sweden too much for U.S. men at Worlds
May 2, 2011
Shannon, Kreider spur U.S. rally against Norway
Shannon, Kreider spark U.S. rally
April 24, 2011
From NEHJ: Anonymity? Not for long for Coyotes' Yandle
Bay State's Yandle a diamond in the desert
April 14, 2011
Kreider, Shannon among U.S. National Team picks
Shannon, Kreider named to U.S. team
April 12, 2011
Islanders remove interim label from Capuano
R.I. native Capuano named Isles coach
April 4, 2011
Free-agent Gibbons signs with Penguins
BC's Brian Gibbons signs with Pens
March 31, 2011
Merrimack's Da Costa signs deal with Ottawa
Merrimack's Da Costa turns pro
March 15, 2011
Brighton's Welch recalled by Atlanta Thrashers
Thrashers recall Brighton native Welch
February 27, 2011
From NEHJ: Thrashers' Hainsey eyes playoff push
From the mag: Hainsey eyes playoffs
December 26, 2010
Matthew Wuest: The man behind CapGeek.com
Matt Wuest: The man behind Cap Geek
June 22, 2010
Lightning snap up Yzerman in a flash
Jeff Vinik, a Red Sox minority owner and now the new owner of the Tampa Bay Lightning, figured before the playoffs began that he would have a new CEO and GM for the Bolts in place by the upcoming NHL Entry Draft.