.United States
It was announced on September 18, 2021 that Chara would return to the Islanders on a one year contract. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@zeechara33)

  • Zdeno Chara signed a one year contract with the Islanders
  • He is the tallest player to feature in the NHL
  • In 2020, Chara was named into the IIHF All-Time Slovakia Team

.New York, NY, USA
Zdeno Chara is a defenseman. (Photo Credit: Instagram/zeechara33)

  • Zdeno Chara is set to return to the club where he started
  • He was drafted by New York Islanders in 1996
  • "It's kind of a full circle," Chara said

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The NHL on Friday agreed on a deal with international bodies including the IOC. (Photo credit: AP)

  • NHL players had skipped the 2018 Pyeongchang Games
  • The players will still have the opportunity to withdraw if pandemic circumstances warrant
  • The NHL had scheduled a three-week break 

Rod Gilbert played for the New York Rangers in the NHL. (Photo credit: AP)

  • Rod Gilbert helped Canada win the 1972 Summit Series
  • Gilbert was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1982
  • Gilbert appeared in eight All-Star Games and received the Bill Masterton Trophy in 1976

.United States
Henrik Lundqvist announced his retirement through Twitter on Friday. (Photo Credit: Twitter/NHL)

  • The Rangers selected Lundqvist in the seventh round of the 2000 NHL Draft
  • He is NHL's sixth-winningest goalkeeper
  • Lundqvist was awarded the Vezina Trophy in 2012

.New York, NY, USA
Lundqvist signed a one-year contract with the Washington Capitals last year. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ Henrik Lundqvist)

  • Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist announced his retirement on Friday
  • The announcement comes less than nine months after he underwent heart surgery
  • Lundqvist starred for the New York Rangers for years

San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane. (Photo credit: Instagram/Evander Kane)

  • The league said through its official Twitter account that it was made aware of the social media posts by Anna Kane
  • The gambling history of Kane and his finances have been public knowledge for some time
  • He was sued by a Las Vegas club in 2019 for failing to repay a $500,000 gambling debt

.Seattle, WA, USA
The signing was announced by Kraken on Wednesday. (Representative Image: Unsplash)

  • Philipp Grubauer has signed on a whopping $35.4 million contract
  • Signing the Grubauer, gives Kraken their No. 1 goaltender for the season 
  • Grubauer went 30-9-1 with a 2.34 goals-against average

.Toronto, ON, Canada
Hyman was then traded to Toronto in June 2015. (Photo credit: Twitter/ZachHyman)

  • Hyman would earn $5.5 million against the salary cap through the 2026-27 season
  • He scored 15 goals and 33 points in 43 games last season
  • Hyman was drafted 123rd overall by the Florida Panthers in 2010

.Seattle, WA, USA
The Seattle Kraken are the NHL's 32nd team. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@SeattleKraken)

  • The Seattle Kraken picked 30 players from rival teams in the expansion draft
  • They will have to shortlist 23 players from the ones they drafted
  • The Kraken's choices had to fall between 60% and 100% of the NHL salary cap for the 2021-22 campaign