Skip to main content
Hockey Is For Everyone

O'Ree should be awarded Congressional Gold Medal, U.S. senators contend

Bill introduced would honor NHL's first black player, diversity ambassador

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

WASHINGTON -- Members of the U.S. Senate and lead sponsors of the Congressional Gold Medal bill are urging fellow senators to sign legislation that would award Willie O'Ree, the NHL's first black player, the highest civilian honor bestowed by Congress.

View More
Hockey Is For Everyone

Spooner headlines annual Grindstone charity weekend

Canada Olympian to help foundation raise money for young female hockey players in need

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Danielle Grundy doesn't want parents to mortgage their homes to enable their daughters to play organized hockey like her folks did when she was growing up in Kelowna, British Columbia.

View More
Hockey Is For Everyone

Carnegie could have been first black NHL player, letter shows

Item donated to Hockey Hall of Fame was 1948 training camp invitation from Rangers

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Larry Berman was so excited about winning an important piece of hockey history at auction recently that he couldn't keep it. 

View More
Hockey Is For Everyone

Color of Hockey: Miley launches coaching career with Junior Hurricanes

Former college player looks to become role model leading girls' U-16A program

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog for the past seven years. Douglas joined NHL.com in March and will be writing about people of color in the game. Today, he profiles coach Jazmine Miley.

View More
Hockey Is For Everyone

Color of Hockey: NHL Seattle putting premium on diversity, inclusion

Siblings whose father was League's first black team doctor hired by expansion franchise

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog for the past seven years. Douglas joined NHL.com in March and will be writing about people of color in the game. Today, he looks at the premium being placed on diversity and inclusion in hiring by NHL Seattle, which will ice the League's 32nd team in the 2021-22 season.

View More
Hockey Is For Everyone

NHL well represented at World Pride Parade

Longtime executive Burke, former players Ference, Westgarth part of League contingent supporting inclusion

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

NEW YORK -- Andrew Ference marveled at the rainbow-colored mass of humanity that flooded midtown Manhattan on Sunday for the 2019 World Pride Parade.

View More
expansion

NHL Seattle analytics specialist eager to help build expansion team

Mandrycky will have key role in shaping organization before debut in 2021-22

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Alexandra Mandrycky is eager to help build an NHL team from scratch.

View More
Hockey Is For Everyone

Color of Hockey: Diversity on display during second day of NHL Draft

Seven players of color selected in rounds 2 through 7

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog for the past seven years. Douglas joined NHL.com in March and will be writing about people of color in the game. Today, he looks at players of color who were selected on the second day of the 2019 NHL Draft at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Saturday.

View More
NHL Draft

Suzuki first player of color selected in 2019 NHL Draft

Hurricanes center, who is one-quarter Japanese, joins older brother Nick in League

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

VANCOUVER -- Ryan Suzuki was chosen by the Carolina Hurricanes with the No. 28 pick of the 2019 NHL Draft, the first player of color to be selected in the first round Friday.

View More
Stanley Cup

Blues honored by U.S. Senate for winning Stanley Cup

Resolution praises players, coaches, fans after first NHL title in St. Louis history

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The St. Louis Blues' first Stanley Cup championship was honored in Washington this week, with Missouri's two U.S. senators leading the way.

View More

The NHL uses cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies. By using NHL websites or other online services, you consent to the practices described in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, including our Cookie Policy.