The Hockey News

The Hockey News Rookie Issue 2019

The Hockey News is an iconic, authoritative and trusted voice of hockey. It was founded in 1947 and grew to become known as The Bible of Hockey. Once a tabloid newspaper, it has evolved into a multi-platform brand that goes deeper and broader than anyone in the industry. The Hockey News publishes regular editions plus its special editions that include the Yearbook, Ultimate Pool Guide and Money and Power.

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6 Min
california dreamin’ big

WHEN WAYNE GRETZKY landed in Los Angeles more than 30 years ago, the West was still considered the Great Frontier for the NHL. For two decades, the Kings had struggled to make an impact in a virgin hockey landscape that seemed rife with potential. The Great One’s arrival immediately changed that, clearing a path that led to today’s thriving state of California hockey. After Gretzky’s arrival, California quickly become fertile ground for the grassroots game. From 1970 to 1990, two years after The Trade, the number of registered players in the state hadn’t even doubled, going from 2,780 to 4,830 (according to USA Hockey). But just three years later, in 1993, when Gretzky and the Kings reached the first Stanley Cup final in franchise history, that number had swelled to 9,316.…

2 Min
we’ll prove it again in year 2

Dear readers, Teemu Selanne had 76 goals in 1992-93. Sidney Crosby had 102 points in 2005-06. Wayne Gretzky won the Hart Trophy in 1979-80. These are among the absolute best debut seasons in modern NHL history. And it’s the type of target I was shooting for in Year 1 as rookie owner and publisher of The Hockey News. This edition marks the end of my first 12 months at the helm, and it’s been a truly tremendous experience. How did it play out? I joined a team of players with an imposing history dating to 1947 when Ken McKenzie and Wil Cote founded the publication. They were succeeded by, among others, Canadian entrepreneurs and iconic businessmen such as Remi Marcoux and P-K Peladeau. This marked the challenge of a lifetime for me, one…

2 Min
name game

TRIVIABy Larry Humber 1. Swift Current’s major junior team 2. Alaska-born Matt ___ had a long NHL career 3. Slashes, ___ the lumber on 4. T-Mobile Arena site 5. Players who are both talented and talked about, like ‘The Kid’ and ‘Ovie’ 6. Bruin from Trencin 7. Mesh material 8. Hooked or held 9. Let go a hard shot (or, opened a bottle of wine) 10. First name of hard-shooting Hab, pictured 11. Shack or Shore 12. Gets ready to scrap, ___ off 13. Belleville’s old OHL team 14. Hayley Wickenheiser was a five-time ___, winning four golds 15. Part of the stick 16. Freezing the puck: 2 words 17. A KHL city (it’s in Latvia) 18. The ‘E’ in EHL 19. He drafted the Sedins while GM in Vancouver 20. Cliff’s son Chuck ___ is GM in Philly 21. He’s an alternate captain in San Jose 22. He wears the ‘C’…

4 Min
western conference

ANAHEIM DUCKS Every pre-season forecast of Anaheim’s depth chart had KIEFER SHERWOOD somewhere mid-lineup for AHL San Diego. It’s not like the 23-year-old Miami University winger lit it up in the NCAA or during an AHL trial last spring. But his plucky resolve has made him a Ducks regular. ARIZONA COYOTES ADIN HILL’S third season in the AHL started out poorly. He had a 3.22 GAA and .871 SP in six games for Tucson and lost the starting job to Hunter Miska. But an injury to Antti Raanta opened the door for Hill, 22, to start again with fresh NHL stats – and he’s been impressive. CALGARY FLAMES The NHL stat line for RASMUS ANDERSSON, an offensive defenseman, isn’t impressive. But the smooth Swede has been a revelation for coach Bill Peters, showing veteran poise,…

4 Min
pacific northwait

WHEN THE NHL revealed the hockey world’s worst-kept secret and announced it would be expanding to Seattle, the only disappointment was the league’s 32nd team wouldn’t begin play until 2021 instead of hitting the ice in the fall of 2020. But when you’ve endured the longest expansion gestation period ever, what’s another year? The NHL and Seattle had been doing this dance for the better part of 50 years before finally deciding to get together. As eminent hockey executive Murray Costello recalls, it goes back to the NHL’s original plan to expand from six to 12 teams in 1967. There were howls of outrage the league would double its size without including Vancouver. But the good people of Vancouver were told they would be taken care of, which they were when…

3 Min
making a mark in markham

THERE’S ALWAYS AN adjustment period to the professional ranks, no matter how long. For some players, it’s a few games. For others, it’s a few months. Others yet take full seasons. For Victoria Bach, despite her claims otherwise, the adjustment period appears to have been roughly seven minutes. In her debut game in the CWHL, the 22-year-old Markham Thunder rookie center, who was drafted third overall by the defending Clarkson Cup champions in August, took a pass in the middle of the ice from Jamie Lee Rattray, snaked by one defender, slipped past another and lit the lamp. Six minutes and 54 seconds into the first pro contest of her career, Bach had her first goal. By the time the weekend was over, she had added another and finished with three…