Defenceman from Edmonton 10 years into size-defying National Hockey League career

The defining moment of Jared Spurgeon’s hockey career came when he was just 13: his peewee coach in Edmonton moved him from forward to defenceman. There was no going back for Spurgeon, even though he hasn’t grown much bigger since…

Calgary’s Cale Makar making early run at Calder Trophy in first full season with Avalanche

It was pointed out to Cale Makar back in September he didn’t seem at all daunted by sky-high expectations. The defenceman had announced his arrival in the NHL some five months earlier with a string of standout playoff performances for…

Connor McDavid racks up 6 points as Edmonton Oilers crush Avalanche

Connor McDavid had three goals and three assists as the Edmonton Oilers pummeled the Colorado Avalanche 6-2 Thursday night at Rogers Place. It was the first six-point game of McDavid’s career and his second hat trick in the last three…