Ryan Dixon has been covering pro sports— beginning with hockey — since 2006. After spending five years with The Hockey News, Ryan joined the Sportsnet team in 2011. He specializes in features and has written about everything from NHL stars to soccer in Northern Uganda. Ryan is the co-host of the Tape II Tape hockey podcast on Sportsnet.ca.
Why the Winnipeg Jets need Josh Morrissey now more than ever
Josh Morrissey is coming off a career-best season on offence despite being limited to 59 games due to injury and was rewarded with an eight-year extension that will keep him in Winnipeg through 2027-28. Perfect timing, because after a summer of roster turnover, the Jets need the 24-year-old blue liner now more than ever.
Jets 'not worried yet' about Laine, Connor deals but season closing in
While the Jets — who’ve been gathering in Winnipeg for informal skates for a number of days now — would love to have their teammates Patrik Laine and Kyle Connor twirling around the ice with them, everyone understands the reality of the situation.
Luke Hughes following brothers Jack and Quinn on path to NHL
After Quinn and Jack Hughes both were picked early in the NHL Draft the past two years, a third brother is on the way. Luke Hughes is a defenceman joining the USNTDP this season, and comes with similar characteristics to his Canucks prospect brother.