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All-Star Game

Pacific players thrilled to have Gretzky on bench as honorary captain

'It was awesome' experience to get advice from NHL's all-time leading scorer, Flames forward Tkachuk said

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL.com / NHL.com Staff Writer

ST. LOUIS -- Wayne Gretzky offered one piece of advice to the offensively gifted Pacific Division players at the 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Game at Enterprise Center on Saturday.

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Short Shifts

Glenn returns to sing anthem one more time for All-Star Game

Crowd made him emotional while he performed after retiring as Blues mainstay

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Glenn performs national anthem

Glenn returns to sing national anthem in St. Louis

St. Louis legend Charles Glenn returns to sing the national anthem prior to the 2020 NHL All-Star Game as Tenille Townes perfroms 'O Canada'

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St. Louis -- Charles Glenn came home Saturday night.

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Hockey Is For Everyone

NHL's top players help wishes come true for kids at All-Star Game

O'Reilly, Binnington among those who make evening special for children dealing with severe medical issues

by William Douglas @WdouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

ST. LOUIS -- Simeon Schlaggar had an unexpected hockey homecoming this weekend.

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All-Star Game

NHL mobile museum tour celebrates black achievement in hockey

All-Star Weekend visit to St. Louis highlights push for growth, inclusion in sport

by William Douglas @WdouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

FERGUSON, Mo. -- Darryl T. Jones II toured the NHL Black Hockey History Tour mobile museum Friday at the Boys & Girls Club's Teen Center of Excellence and wanted more.

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Color of Hockey

Color of Hockey: Byfield among top prospects for 2020 NHL Draft

17-year-old center could make history by becoming first black player taken in top three

by William Douglas @WdouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog for the past eight years. Douglas joined NHL.com in March 2019 and writes about people of color in the game. Today, he profiles players of color eligible for the 2020 NHL Draft, scheduled to be held June 26-27 at Bell Centre in Montreal.

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Color of Hockey

NHL Black Hockey History Tour celebrates diversity, aims to inspire

Mobile museum will visit 14 cities, honor those who helped shape game

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

WASHINGTON -- Diversity and inclusiveness were celebrated when the Canadian Embassy hosted the launch of the NHL Black Hockey History Tour on Monday.

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Color of Hockey

Color of Hockey: Oden dreams of playing in NHL with Seattle

Washington State-born Finnish forward would be thrilled to be part of expansion team

by William Douglas @WdouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog for the past eight years. Douglas joined NHL.com in March 2019 and writes about people of color in the game. Today, he profiles Joonas Oden, a Finnish forward born in Benton City, Washington, who dreams of playing for Seattle's NHL expansion team, which will begin play in the fall of 2021.

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Color of Hockey

Color of Hockey: Smith excited to compete at Winter Youth Olympics

15-year-old goalie will be part of United States team at event in Switzerland

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 goalie Arthur Smith, who will compete in the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Switzerland next week.

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Hockey Is For Everyone

O'Ree receives surprise visits during skills weekend in Boston

Marchand, Gretzky seek him out, extend their thanks after Bruins-Oilers game

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

BOSTON -- Kids participating in the Willie O'Ree Skills Weekend got a surprise Saturday after watching the Edmonton Oilers defeat the Boston Bruins 4-1 at TD Garden.

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Hockey Is For Everyone

O'Ree welcomes diverse group of kids to his Skills Weekend

NHL's first black player, diversity ambassador continues to grow game

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

BOSTON -- Willie O'Ree was where he loves to be on Friday - - in a rink with children in the city that helped launch his historic NHL career.

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