Chris Johnston is in his 14th season covering the NHL and fifth for Sportsnet. His career began with The Canadian Press and has covered 10 Stanley Cup finals and two Olympics. He is a frequent contributor to Sportsnet's TV and radio platforms and a regular guest on the "Puck Talks" speaking series.
Forged in off-season, McDavid-Matthews bond pushing stars to new heights
During an off-season unlike any other in NHL history, two of the league’s crown jewels, Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews, pushed each other on the ice. And the results of that competitive bond are showing early this campaign.