Latest Pete DeBoer News

Kopitar's hat trick propels Kings to 6-2 victory over Vegas

Oct. 15, 2021 02:38 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings are hoping that some of their young players step to the forefront to help end a three-year postseason drought. But on opening night, it was the veteran standouts from the franchise's two Stanley Cup title runs that led the way. ...

Vegas defeats Seattle, 4-3, ruins Kraken league debut

Oct. 13, 2021 02:20 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights earned a victory in their first game in franchise history four years ago. They denied the Seattle Kraken the same accomplishment Tuesday night. Max Pacioretty scored twice as the Golden Knights spoiled Seattle’s debut with a...

Dave Hakstol hopes for rebound success with expansion Kraken

Oct. 11, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Inside the conference room, Dave Hakstol was enjoying a quiet lunch with a small group on the cusp of getting started with the first Seattle Kraken training camp. Then came a knock on the window from two random fans who happened to realize Hakstol was in...

Marchessault's passion has him eager for Vegas' new season

Oct. 10, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Young hockey players tend to get a certain glimmer in their eyes when a new season approaches, and they talk about the sport they grew up learning on a pond or outdoor rink. Fueled by one thing, 30-year-old Jonathan Marchessault still gets that gleam. ...

Golden Knights, Avalanche appear to be teams to beat in West

Oct. 06, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

The Vegas Golden Knights have made deep playoff runs in three of their four years and are used to being looked at as the team to beat in the Western Conference. Advancing in the postseason, though, is not going to satisfy a young franchise that lost in the Stanley Cup...

Golden Knights enter new era with same high expectations

Sep. 29, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights are no longer the NHL’s shiny new toy. That honor now belongs to the expansion Seattle Kraken. With only seven players left from the inaugural roster that reached the 2018 Stanley Cup Final and the...

Sharks look to rebound following 2 down seasons

Sep. 29, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Two straight seasons of finishing near the bottom of the standings after years of being a Stanley Cup contender has put the San Jose Sharks in an unusual position. Spotty goaltending, poor defensive structure and a lack of consistent scoring have...

Sharks open training camp without Evander Kane

Sep. 23, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks opened training camp with a big void at forward with Evander Kane not participating and little idea of when or if he will come back. The Sharks took the ice for the first time this season Thursday, a day after Kane was cleared...

'Hey Chicago': Fleury commits to playing for Blackhawks

Aug. 01, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury has committed to playing for the Chicago Blackhawks this season, setting aside his reservations about leaving Vegas. “Hey Chicago. It's Marc, just want to let you know I'm in. Let's get to work,” Fleury said, standing in front of a small jet,...

Vegas trades Fleury to Chicago as goalie carousel spins

Jul. 28, 2021 01:27 AM EDT

Marc-Andre Fleury was traded from Vegas to Chicago on Tuesday, a stunning turn of events that has the NHL’s reigning Vezina Trophy-winning goaltender contemplating his future. The Golden Knights traded Fleury to the Blackhawks for minor league forward Mikael Hakkarainen...