The NHL and NHLPA want players to plan for life after hockey long before they hang up their skates.
Now they have an avenue to do so.
The league and union on Thursday announced a new program intended to help players further their education, network and find out what jobs they may be suited for, such as finance and broadcasting. The goal of the Core Development Program is to connect with players early so the transition to life after hockey is easier.
"It's not just for players late in their careers," deputy commissioner Bill Daly said. "It's going to be focused on players and really raising awareness among even the younger players that the sooner they...