Latest Mark Messier News

Dennis Murphy, co-founder of pro sports leagues, dies at 94

Jul. 16, 2021 00:59 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dennis Murphy, a sports entrepreneur who co-founded professional leagues in basketball, hockey, tennis and roller hockey that featured innovations in marketing, rules and playing style, died Thursday. He was 94. Murphy died of congestive heart failure...

Toews back skating after chronic immune response syndrome

Jun. 30, 2021 12:23 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews revealed Wednesday that he missed this past season while dealing with what he described as chronic immune response syndrome. Toews revealed his diagnosis for the first time in a video...

Oilers' McDavid doubles up as Hart, Lindsay award winner

Jun. 29, 2021 21:22 PM EDT

Connor McDavid’s award-winning season came with one regret. In earning his second career MVP honor Tuesday, the Edmonton Oilers captain wished his team was still playing. “We had a special group this year, and obviously we didn’t do what we wanted to do,” McDavid...

McDonough, Levy to lead ESPN's team for NHL coverage

Jun. 29, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

Mark Gross has sought out and fielded plenty of calls since ESPN won the rights to the NHL in March. On Tuesday, the network's Senior Vice President of Production and Remote Events saw the first major step accomplished as the announcers and analysts for the upcoming season were announced. ...

Canadiens' Weber fined for slash on Lightning star Kucherov

Jun. 29, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Shea Weber’s wallet is a little lighter heading to Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. The NHL on Tuesday fined the Montreal defenseman $5,000 for slashing Tampa Bay star Nikita Kucherov during the third period of the Canadiens’ 5-1 loss to the...

MacKinnon on track to return for Game 1 against Blues

May. 15, 2021 23:12 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon returned to the ice for practice Saturday and all signs point to him being back in the lineup for Game 1 of a first-round series against the St. Louis Blues. The difficult-to-contain Colorado Avalanche forward missed four of the final...