Danton Heinen (born July 5, 1995) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who is currently playing for the Boston Bruins in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Bruins, 116th overall, in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
Danton Heinen at Boston Bruins warm-ups October 2017
July 5, 1995|
Langley, British Columbia, Canada
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116th overall, 2014|
Heinen played junior hockey in the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) for the Merritt Centennials and Surrey Eagles before playing American collegiate hockey for the University of Denver Pioneers from 2014 to 2016.
On April 12, 2016, Heinen concluded his collegiate career after his sophomore season with the Pioneers in signing a three-year, entry-level contract with the Boston Bruins. He immediately made his professional debut with the Bruins' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Providence Bruins, to complete the 2015–16 season.
After his first training camp with the Bruins, Heinen impressed and was surprisingly kept on the opening night roster for the 2016–17 season. He made his NHL debut on October 13, 2016, in a victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Heinen was assigned to the AHL on October 17, 2017, after playing three games during the 2017–18 season. He was called up on October 26, 2017, where he scored his first two NHL goals in a 2–1 win over the San Jose Sharks.
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The 2013–14 BCHL season was the 52nd season of the British Columbia Hockey League. (BCHL) The sixteen teams from the Interior, Island and Mainland divisions played 58 game schedules, starting with the 2013 BCHL Showcase in Chilliwack, BC.
The top teams from each division played for the Fred Page Cup, the BCHL Championship, which was won by the Coquitlam Express for the second time in club history. They would go on to finish fourth at the Western Canadian Junior A championship, the Western Canada Cup, in Dauphin, Manitoba, failing to qualify for the Royal Bank Cup in Vernon, BC.2014–15 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season
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The 2015–16 Boston Bruins season was the 92nd season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on November 1, 1924. The season began its regular games on October 8, 2015 against the Winnipeg Jets with a 6–2 loss. One all-time franchise achievement the Bruins attained this season is shared by only their greatest rival, the Canadiens - a total of 3,000 wins in the team's existence, achieved by the Bruins on January 8, 2016 in a 4–1 road victory against the New Jersey Devils. However, the Bruins missed the playoffs for the second straight season, and missed the playoffs in back-to-back years for the first time in a decade.2015–16 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season
The 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season began in October 2015 and ended with the 2016 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament's championship game on April 9, 2016. This was the 69th season in which an NCAA ice hockey championship was held, and the 121st year overall in which an NCAA school fielded a team.2016 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament
The 2016 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament was the national championship tournament for men's college ice hockey in the United States in 2016. The tournament involved 16 teams in single-elimination play to determine the national champion at the Division I level of the NCAA, the highest level of competition in college hockey. The tournament's Frozen Four – the semifinals and finals – were hosted by the University of Wisconsin and the Tampa Bay Sports Commission at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida.North Dakota defeated Quinnipiac 5–1 to win the program's 8th NCAA title.
This is the first time in NCAA college hockey history that a first year coach, Brad Berry, won the NCAA title.2017 Calder Cup playoffs
The 2017 Calder Cup playoffs of the American Hockey League began on April 20, 2017, with the playoff format that was introduced in 2016. The sixteen teams that qualified, eight from each conference, played best-of-five series in the division semifinals, with the playoffs continuing with best-of-seven series for the division finals, conference finals, and Calder Cup finals. The Grand Rapids Griffins won their second Calder Cup championship by defeating the Syracuse Crunch 4-games-to-2 in the finals, in a repeat of the 2013 finals.2017–18 Boston Bruins season
The 2017–18 Boston Bruins season was the 94th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on November 1, 1924.2018–19 Boston Bruins season
The 2018–19 Boston Bruins season is the 95th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on November 1, 1924.Brock Boeser
Brock Boeser (; German pronunciation: [ˈbœsɐ]; born February 25, 1997) is an American professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL). A top prospect with the Waterloo Black Hawks of the United States Hockey League (USHL), Boeser was selected 23rd overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft by the Canucks, and spent the following two seasons with the University of North Dakota. He made his NHL debut in 2017 with Vancouver. Internationally, Boeser has played for the United States national junior team at the 2016 World Junior Championships, where he helped the team win a bronze medal.Denver Pioneers
The Denver Pioneers are the sports teams of the University of Denver (DU). They play in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I, Denver is a member of The Summit League for men's and women's basketball, swimming and diving, men's and women's soccer, tennis and golf for both men and women, plus women's volleyball. Other DU teams play in various conferences in the sports that are not sponsored by The Summit. The men's ice hockey team is a charter member of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC), which formed in 2011 with play beginning in 2013. The lacrosse teams for men and women are members of the Big East Conference; the men began Big East play in the 2013–14 school year (2014 season), while the women left the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) after the 2016 lacrosse season. Men's and women's skiing compete in the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association, while the women's gymnastics team became an affiliate of the Big 12 Conference starting with the 2015–16 season.
The University has been fielding athletic teams since 1867. DU's athletic teams are known as the Pioneers. In the early years of competition from the 1860s to the early 1920s, Denver had no official nickname, but sports writers of the day referred to Denver teams as the "Ministers" or "Fighting Parsons" in homage to the Methodist heritage of the school. Denver officially became the "Pioneers" in 1925, after the result of a student nickname contest, and that nickname has been in place ever since.
With over 200 All Americans, 33 NCAA Championships, and 65 Olympians in its history, there is a long tradition of excellence in Pioneer sports. Today, DU operates a full NCAA Division I athletic program with a unique and successful mix of sports in and around the $85 million Daniel Ritchie Center for Sports and Wellness, which was completed in 2000. In 2017, Denver finished #4 in the men's Division I Capital One Cup rankings, the highest finish in school history, and has also won the Learfield Cup in nine of the past 10 seasons, emblematic of the top non-football Division I athletic department in the nation.Denver Pioneers men's ice hockey
The Denver Pioneers men's ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey program that represents the University of Denver. The Pioneers are a member of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC). They play at Magness Arena in Denver, Colorado. The Pioneers are tied with North Dakota for second in all-time NCAA National Hockey Championships with eight (1958, 1960, 1961, 1968, 1969, 2004, 2005, 2017) trailing only Michigan with nine. Since the creation of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association in 1959, the Pioneers have won 9 WCHA Regular Season Championships (now the recipients of the MacNaughton Cup) and 14 WCHA Playoff Championships (now the recipients of the Broadmoor Trophy). About 75 Pioneers have gone on to play in the National Hockey League, including Keith Magnuson, Kevin Dineen, Matt Carle (2006 Hobey Baker Award winner), Paul Stastny and Will Butcher (2017 Hobey Baker Award winner).Heinen
Heinen is a Dutch and Low German patronymic surname meaning "son of Hein". Notable people with the surname include:
Bregje Heinen (born 1993), Dutch model
Danton Heinen (born 1995), Canadian ice hockey player
Dirk Heinen (born 1970), German football goalkeeper
Gabriele Heinen-Kljajic (born 1962), German politician for the Alliance '90/The Greens
Heinz Heinen (1941–2013), Belgian-German historian of antiquity
João Pedro Heinen (born 1997), Brazilian football midfielder
Josef Heinen (1929–1988), German sprinter
Mike Heinen (born 1967), American golfer
Nancy R. Heinen (born 1956), American lawyer and Apple Inc. executiveLangley, British Columbia (city)
The City of Langley is a municipality in the Metro Vancouver Regional District. It lies directly east of the City of Surrey, adjacent to the Cloverdale area, and surrounded on the north, east and south by the Township of Langley.List of All-NCHC Teams
The All-NCHC Teams are composed of players at all positions from teams that are members of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference, a NCAA Division I hockey-only conference. Each year, beginning in 2013–14, at the conclusion of the NCHC regular season the head coaches and one student-athlete from each member team vote for players to be placed on each all-conference team. The all-NCHC teams are a successor to the All-CCHA Teams which were discontinued after the conference dissolved due to the 2013–14 NCAA conference realignment.The all-conference teams are composed of one goaltender, two defensemen and three forwards. Players may only appear once per year on any of the first or second teams but freshman may appear on both the rookie team and one of the other all-conference teams.List of NCHC Forward of the Year
The NCHC Forward of the Year is an annual award given out at the conclusion of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference regular season to the best forward in the conference as voted by the coaches of each NCHC team.The Forward of the Year was first awarded in 2014.List of NCHC Rookie of the Year
The NCHC Rookie of the Year is an annual award given out at the conclusion of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference regular season to the best rookie in the conference as voted by the coaches of each NCHC team.The Rookie of the Year was first awarded in 2014 and is a successor to the CCHA Rookie of the Year which was discontinued after the conference dissolved due to the 2013–14 NCAA conference realignment.Richmond Sockeyes
The Richmond Sockeyes are a Junior "B" ice hockey team based in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. They are members of the Tom Shaw Conference of the Pacific Junior Hockey League (PJHL). The Sockeyes play their home games at Minoru Arena. Maurice Lambert is the team's president, Richard Petrowsky is the general manager and they are captained by defenceman Adam Nishi.
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The original Junior "A" franchise won the Centennial Cup once, in 1987; the Abbott Cup once, in 1987; the Doyle Cup three times, in 1977, 1979 and 1987; and the Mowat Cup three times, in 1977, 1979 and 1987. They won the Fred Page Cup once, in 1987; the PJHL Championship three times, in 1977, 1978 and 1979.
The current Junior "B" Sockeyes have won the Keystone Cup twice, in 2009 and 2013; and the Cyclone Taylor Cup six times, in 1991, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2013 and 2018; and the PIJHL Championship six times, in 1991, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2011 and 2013.
Although the Sockeyes won the 2018 Cyclone Taylor Cup they would be able to compete for the Keystone Cup as BC, Alta and Sask elected not to send teams to Thunder Bay.Ryan White (ice hockey)
Ryan White (born March 17, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey center who is currently playing with the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League (AHL). He has previously played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Montreal Canadiens, Philadelphia Flyers, Arizona Coyotes and Minnesota Wild.