First Liners

Amanda Kessel Keeping Up With Family Tradition
Ten years ago Amanda Kessel woke to the sound of doors banging on their hinges and the smell of Pop-Tarts smoldering in the toaster. The family was dashing out the door, no time for a full meal, in a...
Monday, October 10, 2011 - 12:29
Howard Goes From Maine Man To Mainstay In Detroit Net
These are the salad days for Jimmy Howard. Literally.        Now that he’s on top of the hockey world as the undisputed No. 1 goaltender of one of the NHL’s...
Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 13:28
Yandle Handling Life In The NHL Limelight
  Nestled in the heart of the Arizona desert sits a patch of ice that is home to the Phoenix Coyotes. Keith Yandle | #3 Position: DefenseShoots: LeftHeight: 6-foot-1 Weight: 195 pounds...
Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 13:34
Birds Of A Feather Flock Together In Marchant Household
Walk through Todd Marchant’s California home and you’re likely to find more hockey equipment than beach gear kicking around. With three Junior Duck players joining one of the mightiest...
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 14:32
Competition Keeps BU Freshman Coyled And Ready To Strike
Charlie Coyle didn’t think he was fast enough to compete on the national level, but he has handled the speed of the game and the pace of his life with stunning ease. Charlie Coyle  #3...
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 14:02

NTDP alum Jack Skille chatted with USA Hockey Magazine on everything from Wisconsin down to Chicago during the Blackhawks trip to the Rocky Mountains in December. Don't forget to check out the full...
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 16:53
Skille Still Striving To Live Up To Great Expectations
Like most NHL entry drafts, the 2005 class was full of rising stars and high expectations. Led by superstar-in-waiting Sidney Crosby, and American stars Bobby Ryan and Jack Johnson, it was a year of...
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 15:47

USA Hockey Magazine caught up with the Minnesota Wild's Eric Nystrom after a morning skate where he filled us in on everything from Michigan hockey to the Michigan-Ohio State football rivalry that...
Monday, February 14, 2011 - 13:55
Stanley Cup Continues Calling Nystrom’s Name
Some call it an old wives’ tale. Other say it’s superstitious mumbo jumbo. Don’t tell that to NHL players. When it comes to the Stanley Cup, few will lay a hand on the holy grail of...
Friday, January 28, 2011 - 15:20

USA Hockey Magazine caught up with U.S. Under-18 forward Rocco Grimaldi before the team's match-up with University of Denver this past October. Don't forget to check out the full story on Grimaldi as...
Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 16:14
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