It’s My Turn Now

When my kids read this story someday, I want them to know that I fought this disease and that I did everything in my power to defeat it.

Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford watches the team during NHL hockey practice at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex, Saturday, May 28, 2016, in Cranberry, Pa. during NHL hockey practice at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex, Saturday, May 28, 2016, in Cranberry, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

What You Don't Know About: Being a GM

I was standing at the blue line with our coaching staff in San Jose on June 12 when the gentlemen in the white gloves brought out the Stanley Cup. This was a moment I had been chasing for 10 years,…

VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 20: Tore Vikingstad (L) #29 of Norway is congratulated by teammate Mats Aasen Zuccarello #48 after scoring his team's third goal during the ice hockey men's preliminary game between Norway and Switzerland on day 9 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Canada Hockey Place on February 20, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

How We Play Hockey In Norway

People always ask me to describe Norway to them. I say the same thing every time: misunderstood.


The NHLer’s Guide to China

Want to hear a joke? A guy from Southern Ontario goes to China to teach ice hockey.


If You’re Going Through Hell

When I came back from hell in 2011, I had a very specific routine, and most people, including some of my teammates, called me crazy.


How We Play Hockey in Switzerland

The only thing that could disturb the quiet in my neighborhood was the sound of rubber colliding with wood.


Goodbye, Mrs. Hockey

This is something I've tried to put off writing for a really long time. As long as I possibly could. But now, after 32 years, it's time to finally say goodbye to my first love, Mrs. Hockey.

10ThingstoSeeSports - Carolina Hurricanes' Nathan Gerbe (14) battles for the puck in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins in Boston, Saturday, March 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Yes, I'm Five-Foot-Four and I Play in the NHL

I still have the mentality that I have to push a truck around to be successful … I’m still that kid from Oxford, Mich. Nothing’s really changed since then, especially my height and the people who doubt me because of…

ETOBICOKE, CANADA - AUGUST 18:  Brendan Shanahan Sr vice president of NHL Player Safety and Hockey Operations speaks to the media during the NHL Research Development and Orientation Camp held at the Mastercard Centere on August 18, 2011 in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada.  (Photo By Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images)

Mailbag: Brendan Shanahan

For long term sustainable success, what's more important than the actual decision itself is the process by which you determine it.


The 5 Toughest Defensemen I’ve Ever Faced

A lot of people have been asking when I was going to deliver on my promise to do a sequel to my Elite Centers 101 article. This time around, I thought it would be cool to expand beyond centers and…


We Need to Talk About Concussions, Right Now

Unlike broken bones, concussions are invisible, and that means that everyone in the hockey community needs to unite and redefine what we mean by toughness and warrior mentality.


Dear Mom

I've realized all of my dreams. Every single one. And it was all because of you.