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December 2020

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Stew Gavin on TSN Radio

Earlier this month, Stew joined TSN 1040 Vancouver to offer insights into player-owner negotiations, the start of the 2020-21 season, the impact on the players’ paycheques and planning for post-hockey careers. Click the link below to listen to the entire interview.

Stew & TSN1040 Vancouver

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Get Serious With Your Money

Since the NHL shutdown on 12-Mar-20, players have faced waves of uncertainty. The insecurity heightens the urgency for players to review their financial situation and re-evaluate their game plan for accumulating post-hockey savings. Check out the video to start getting serious with your money.

Video: Get Serious With Your Money

Player Spotlight

Cole Perfetti, Winnipeg Jets

This month’s player spotlight is on Whitby, Ontario native, Cole Perfetti. In 2018, Cole was selected 5th overall by the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League. In his first season, Cole led the Spirit in scoring, registering 74 points in just 63 games. Cole followed up his fantastic rookie campaign adding another 111 points to his OHL total, garnering attention from sco...

This month’s player spotlight is on Whitby, Ontario native, Cole Perfetti. In 2018, Cole was selected 5th overall by the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League. In his first season, Cole led the Spirit in scoring, registering 74 points in just 63 games. Cole followed up his fantastic rookie campaign adding another 111 points to his OHL total, garnering attention from scouts around the NHL. This past fall, Cole was selected tenth overall by the Winnipeg Jets, signing his first NHL contract shortly after. Most recently, Cole and his Canadian teammates will look to win gold at the 2021 World Junior Hockey Championships. Click the link below to hear what has given Cole a little extra motivation at the 2021 World Juniors.

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Minor League Pros at a Loss

While the hockey world waits for the NHL to chart its tricky course through COVID-19, hundreds of minor-league pros have had their worlds turned upside down. The global pandemic has forced gate driven, minor pro hockey leagues to shut their doors. As a result, employed athletes of these leagues have had to re-evaluate their careers.

Minor Leaguers Find New Careers

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COVID-19 Vaccine Cheat Sheet

In recent weeks, three Covid-19 vaccines have been found to be highly effective in late-stage trials, boosting optimism at a time when health systems in Europe and the U.S. are once again being pushed to the breaking point. Check out our COVID-19 vaccine summary page, providing a brief overview of the three vaccines.

A Guide to the Vaccines

Player Spotlight

Ryan Strome, New York Rangers

This month’s player spotlight is on Mississauga, Ontario native, Ryan Strome. While playing for the OHL’s Niagara Ice Dogs, Ryan headed into the 2011 NHL Entry Draft as one of the drafts most talented prospects. It took just five picks before the skilled young forward was selected by the New York Islanders. Since entering the NHL is 2013, Ryan has amassed nearly 500 NHL...

This month’s player spotlight is on Mississauga, Ontario native, Ryan Strome. While playing for the OHL’s Niagara Ice Dogs, Ryan headed into the 2011 NHL Entry Draft as one of the drafts most talented prospects. It took just five picks before the skilled young forward was selected by the New York Islanders. Since entering the NHL is 2013, Ryan has amassed nearly 500 NHL games, splitting time between the Islanders, Oilers and, most recently, the New York Rangers. Since the completion of last season, Ryan’s restricted free agent status led to a lengthy negotiation with the Rangers. On 5-Nov-20, Ryan and the Rangers agreed to terms, as the promising franchise looks to build off of last season’s momentum.

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October 2020

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Wolski/Duhamel are “Unstoppable”

Meagan Duhamel and Wojtek Wolski perform to ‘Unstoppable’ by The Score on 22-Oct-20, Episode 1 of Battle of the Blades. They are competing on behalf of the Sandra Schmirler Foundation and for The Hospital for Sick Children. Click the link below to see their skate!

Battle of the Blades

Player Spotlight

Tyler Toffoli, Montreal Canadiens

This month’s player spotlight is on Montreal Canadiens’ forward, Tyler Toffoli. In 2010, the Ottawa 67 sniper was selected in the second round by the LA Kings. Tyler made the jump to the NHL just two seasons later before playing a large part in the King’s 2014, Stanley Cup Championship. Following an acquisition by the Vancouver Canucks prior to February’s trade deadline...

This month’s player spotlight is on Montreal Canadiens’ forward, Tyler Toffoli. In 2010, the Ottawa 67 sniper was selected in the second round by the LA Kings. Tyler made the jump to the NHL just two seasons later before playing a large part in the King’s 2014, Stanley Cup Championship. Following an acquisition by the Vancouver Canucks prior to February’s trade deadline, Tyler hit free agency for the first time in his career. On 12-Oct-20, The Montreal Canadiens signed Tyler to a four-year, US$17-million contract. Check out the article below to hear why Tyler and his family felt Montreal was the best fit.

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FAQs about Salary Arbitration

The 2020 salary arbitration hearings are being held from 20-Oct-20 to 08-Nov-20.  Most players that file settle on contract terms in the days preceding their scheduled hearing.  Nevertheless, in attached exhibit we summarize the process for our readers.

Understanding Salary Arbitration

September 2020

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Reliving the Stanley Cup Playoffs

The Tampa Bay Lightning are Stanley Cup Champions, having defeated the Dallas Stars in game six on Monday evening. This will be remembered as one of the most unusual and memorable playoffs of all time. Click the link below to look back at the entire tournament.

The Hockey World Congratulates Tampa Bay

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The Problem of Pain

Playing through injury, sacrificing your body, blocking a shot, fighting to stand up for a teammate. Hockey players are praised for their courage and willingness to withstand pain. Click the link below to view this fantastic short documentary recently released by TSN.

TSN Original: The Problem of Pain

Player Spotlight

Jamie Oleksiak, Dallas Stars

This month’s player spotlight is on Dallas Stars’ defensemen, Jamie Oleksiak. In 2011, the NCAA freshman was selected fourteenth overall by the Stars in the NHL Entry Draft. Just over a year later, Jamie turned pro and spent more than five season in the Stars’ organization, which included a Calder Cup Championship in 2014. Jamie was then traded to the Pittsburgh Penguin...

This month’s player spotlight is on Dallas Stars’ defensemen, Jamie Oleksiak. In 2011, the NCAA freshman was selected fourteenth overall by the Stars in the NHL Entry Draft. Just over a year later, Jamie turned pro and spent more than five season in the Stars’ organization, which included a Calder Cup Championship in 2014. Jamie was then traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins for a fourth-round pick in December 2017, and re-acquired for the same pick, two years later. Since re-joining the Stars, Jamie has made his mark on the blue line as a reliable and offensive, defensemen. Click the link below to see some of Jamie’s highlights throughout the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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