Category Archives: Player Profiles

Mark Howe Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame

American defenseman Mark Howe was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame, Class of 2011, today along with Canadian players Ed Belfour, Doug Gilmore and Joe Nieuwendyk. The four players will be inducted in a ceremony in Toronto on November … Continue reading

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Americans shine at the 2011 NHL Awards

This year’s NHL Award show was exciting for all fans of hockey and most of all it was a testament to how far hockey has come in the U.S. over the years. Five American born players and one American born … Continue reading

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Tried-and-True, Tim Thomas Steals the Show

Tim Thomas and his journey to get to the NHL has been well documented this season and during the playoffs, but now the legend of Thomas has reached new heights after last night. The Bruins’ 37 year-old goaltender back-stopped the … Continue reading

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Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe… and Michigan?

With the Stanley Cup Finals getting underway tonight between the Boston Bruins and the Vancouver Canucks, I wanted to take a look at two American born players that play vital roles for their respective clubs. Michigan natives, Ryan Kesler (VAN) … Continue reading

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The American Way, Brian Rafalski Hangs Them Up

Yesterday, the three-time U.S. Olympian Brian Rafalski (Dearborn, Mich.) announced his retirement from the National Hockey League. Rafalski played 11 seasons in the NHL with the New Jersey Devils and Detroit Red Wings. The 37 year-old American defenseman netted 79 goals and … Continue reading

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JVR added to U.S. Roster at 2011 Worlds

USA Hockey just announced that Philadelphia Flyers forward, James van Riemsdyk (Middletown, NJ), has been added to their roster at the IIHF 2011 World Championship in Slovakia. His addition to the team could be a nice boost to a team … Continue reading

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Patrick Kane reaches 300 career points

The 22 year old U.S. NTDP alum Patrick Kane has reached another milestone this season by reaching career point number 300. Kane reached his 300th point in career game number 314 on a beautiful goal scored high blocker on Montreal Canadiens goaltender … Continue reading

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