Pittsburgh - Mar. 13, 2019: Evgeni Malkin reached 1,000 NHL points with two assists for the Pittsburgh Penguins in a 5-3 win against the Washington Capitals at PPG Paints Arena on Tuesday. The 32-year-old center has 391 goals and 609 assists in 848 games with the Penguins, who selected him with the No. 2 pick in the 2004 NHL Draft. He is the 88th player in NHL history to reach 1,000 points, the first since Vancouver Canucks forward Daniel Sedin on Nov. 30, 2017. FULL STORY
Toronto - Jan. 17, 2019: The NHL and the NHLPA had another constructive meeting today in Toronto. While the parties have now jointly concluded that it is no longer realistic to try to schedule a World Cup of Hockey for the fall of 2020, they plan to continue their dialog with a hope of being able to schedule the next World Cup event as part of a broader agreement, which would include a long-term international event calendar. FULL STORY
Toronto - Mar. 5, 2016: When it comes to our favourite hockey players, we all think we know just about everything there is to know about some of our games greats. However, as sports stars are now brands in themselves and have so much more to their professional lives away from the ice, we take a look at how our superstars behave once the sticks are down, and how many have turned their skills into cash by other means. FULL STORY
Vancouver - Jul. 28, 2015: The Vancouver Canucks acquired forward Brandon Sutter and a conditional third-round pick at the 2016 NHL Draft from the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday for forward Nick Bonino, defenseman Adam Clendening and a second-round pick in 2016 FULL STORY
Toronto - Jul. 13, 2015: Former NHL coach Ron Wilson predicts a big season ahead for Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Phil Kessel no matter who centers his line in 2015-16.
In fact, Wilson said Kessel could establish a career high with 40 goals his first season in Pittsburgh. FULL STORY
Pittsburgh - Jun. 19, 2015: Forward Evgeni Malkin, who has been the subject of trade rumors, won't be leaving the Pittsburgh Penguins anytime soon, general manager Jim Rutherford said Wednesday.
"No, he's not available," Rutherford told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. FULL STORY
3,389 Stories & Growing Daily...
To date HometownHockey.ca has posted a total of 3,389 hockey stories!
Pittsburgh - Mar. 2, 2015: The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired defenseman Ian Cole from the St. Louis Blues on Monday for defenseman Robert Bortuzzo and a seventh-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, as both sides continue to improve their rosters heading into the post-season. FULL STORY
Pittsburgh - Feb. 25, 2015: The Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday acquired forward Daniel Winnik from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for forward Zach Sill, a fourth-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft and a second-round pick in the 2016 draft. FULL STORY
Raleigh - Feb. 23, 2015: Carolina Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis indicated he will probably be active before the NHL Trade Deadline, at 3 p.m. ET on March 2, but any players moved will most likely be unrestricted free agents, according to the Raleigh News and Observer. One player Francis made clear he has no interest in trading is center Jordan Staal, after a report in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review suggested the Pittsburgh Penguins could have interest in reacquiring the No. 2 pick in the 2006 NHL Draft. FULL STORY