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NHL, USA Hockey, USHL announce multiyear partnership

Agreement aims to accelerate hockey development, marketing in United States

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

CHICAGO - With the 2017 NHL Draft as a backdrop, three of the most significant organizations on the hockey landscape in the United States announced a multi-year partnership geared toward maximizing developmental and business opportunities throughout the country.

Bill Daly, deputy commissioner of the NHL, joined senior leadership from USA Hockey and the United States Hockey League in announcing a long-term agreement that will provide financial support and other resources in furthering development of players, coaches and officials participating in the nation's top level of junior hockey - a primary springboard to NCAA Division I and professional ice hockey. The agreement establishes cooperation in the following areas: both on-ice and off-ice player development, coaching, officiating, playing rule development, and cross-promotion, in addition to marketing, communications and community engagement. 

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2017-18 NHL schedule released

Season opens Oct. 4, will include games in Stockholm, outdoors at Ottawa, New York, U.S. Naval Academy

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

NEW YORK -- The NHL's 2017-18 regular season will commence Wednesday, Oct. 4, with a four-game slate, highlighted by the Pittsburgh Penguins raising their fifth Stanley Cup championship banner before facing the St. Louis Blues at PPG Paints Arena. The 1,271-game regular-season schedule - 82 games per team - will conclude Saturday, April 7, 2018.

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NHL announces 2016-17 All-Star Teams

Connor McDavid edges Sidney Crosby for most votes, headlines first unit with Brent Burns

by NHLPR @PR_NHL / NHL.com

LAS VEGAS -- Center Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers, voted to his first career berth on the First All-Star Team, heads the list of players on the 2016-17 National Hockey League postseason All-Star Teams. McDavid, a double winner at the 2017 NHL Awards in receiving the Hart Trophy as NHL MVP and Ted Lindsay Award as the most outstanding player as voted by the NHLPA, led the NHL in scoring with 100 points (30 goals, 70 assists) as the Oilers posted their best regular-season performance in 30 years.

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NHL announces 2016-17 All-Rookie Team

Auston Matthews of Maple Leafs, Stanley Cup champion Matt Murray headline top first-year players

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

LAS VEGAS (June 21, 2017) - The National Hockey League announced today the 2016-17 NHL All-Rookie Team, including the three players voted as finalists for the Calder Memorial Trophy as the League's top rookie: forwards Patrik Laine of the Winnipeg Jets and Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs as well as defenseman Zach Werenski of the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Also named to the 2016-17 NHL All-Rookie Team are forward Mitchell Marner of the Maple Leafs, defenseman Brady Skjei of the New York Rangers and goaltender Matt Murray of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Voting was conducted by the Professional Hockey Writers Association at the end of the regular season. Following is a summary of each NHL All-Rookie Team member's outstanding campaign:

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Connor McDavid of Oilers on cover of EA Sports NHL 18

Edmonton center was leading scorer in NHL this season

NHL.com @NHL

LAS VEGAS, Nevada - Electronic Arts Inc. today unveiled the first look at EA SPORTS™ NHL® 18 to hockey fans at the 2017 NHL Awards™ and NHL Expansion Draft™ presented by T-Mobile in Las Vegas, and revealed Edmonton Oilers® superstar center and Art Ross Trophy winner Connor McDavid as the athlete on the game's cover.

"Representing NHL 18 as the cover athlete is an incredible honor," said Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers®. "I've played EA SPORTS NHL every year since I was kid. To appear on the cover, something that has been done previously by so many players that I respect and admire, is very exciting. I can't wait to play NHL 18."

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Order of presentation for 2017 NHL Awards announced

Norris, Calder, Vezina, Hart among trophies to be given out

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

LAS VEGAS -- The National Hockey League announced today the order of the presentation for tonight's 2017 NHL Awards™ presented by T-Mobile. Hosted by actor Joe Manganiello and featuring a performance by alt-rock band Arkells, NBCSN and Sportsnet will broadcast the event live from T-Mobile Arena at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.

The scheduled order of award presentations is as follows (subject to change):

 

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2017-18 NHL season begins Oct. 4; Penguins host Blues

League announces home openers; Golden Knights play Coyotes on Oct. 10

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

NEW YORK -- The National Hockey League today announced the home openers for all 31 clubs for the 2017-18 regular season. The League's complete 1,271-game schedule will be revealed tomorrow, Thursday, June 22, at 3 p.m. ET on NHL Network during the live, hour-long NHL Tonight: 2017-18 Schedule Release, where host Steve Mears and analysts E.J. Hradek and Stanley Cup champion John MacLean will announce the regular-season schedule and provide analysis.

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NHL, adidas unveil uniforms

All 31 teams to debut new-look jerseys next season

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

New NHL adidas 2017-18 jerseys

NHL and adidas unveil new ADIZERO jerseys for 2017-18

Lighter, cooler, stronger ADIZERO jerseys and uniforms will make their on-ice debut

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Las Vegas -- The National Hockey League (NHL®) and adidas today unveiled the new ADIZERO Authentic NHL jerseys and uniforms for all 31 NHL teams that will make their on-ice debut with the 2017-18 season. On the eve of the 2017 NHL Awards and NHL Expansion Draft™, a host of athletes were in attendance in Vegas to get the first look at the new ADIZERO Authentic NHL jerseys and to celebrate the new partnership between adidas and the NHL.

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Nick Foligno, Travis Hamonic honored at 2017 NHL Humanitarian Awards

Blue Jackets forward receives King Clancy Memorial Trophy and Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award; Islanders defenseman wins NHL Foundation Player Award

NHL.com @NHL

LAS VEGAS - Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Nick Foligno received the King Clancy Memorial Trophy and Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award, while New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic accepted the NHL Foundation Player Award Tuesday at the 2017 NHL Humanitarian Awards, a special event at the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas honoring the League's leaders both on and off the ice.

Foligno won the King Clancy Memorial Trophy - presented "to the player who best exemplifies leadership on and off the ice and who has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution to his community" - as well as the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award - given "to the player who exemplifies great leadership qualities to his team, on and off the ice, during the regular season." The King Clancy Memorial Trophy recipient is selected by a panel from the Professional Hockey Writers Association and NHL Broadcasters' Association, while the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award winner is chosen by six-time Stanley Cup champion Mark Messier.

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NHL Network to exclusively reveal 2017-18 schedule on Thursday

Hour-long show will air at 3 p.m. ET

NHL.com @NHL

On the heels of a historic Stanley Cup Final, NHL Network today announced that it will exclusively reveal the NHL regular season game schedule this Thursday for the first time ever. Prior to its wider distribution by the NHL's now 31 clubs, NHL Network will reveal the league-wide schedule during the hour-long NHL Tonight: 2017-18 Schedule Release this Thursday, June 22, live at 3 p.m. ET.

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