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Encyclopedia > National Hockey League
National Hockey League
Current season or competition:
2008 Stanley Cup Finals
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 1917
Commissioner Gary Bettman
No. of teams 30
Country(ies) Flag of Canada Canada
Flag of the United States United States
Most recent
champion(s)
Detroit Red Wings
TV partner(s) CAN: CBC, TSN, RDS, RIS, NHL Network Canada
USA: NBC, Versus, HDNet, NHL Network US
Official website NHL.com

The National Hockey League (NHL) is a professional ice hockey league composed of 30 teams in North America. It is considered to be the premier professional ice hockey league in the world,[1] and one of the North American major professional sports leagues. The Stanley Cup, the oldest professional sports trophy in North America,[2] is awarded annually to the league champion at the end of each season. NHL is an abbreviation for National Hockey League National Historic Landmark National Hurling League in the GAA Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... Image File history File links 05_NHL_Shield. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... See also: 1916 in sports, 1918 in sports and the list of years in sports. Football (Australian Rules) Victorian Football League - Collingwood wins the 21st VFL Premiership (Collingwood 9. ... Gary Bruce Bettman (born on June 2, 1952 in Queens, New York) is the commissioner of the National Hockey League (NHL), a post he has held since February 1, 1993. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other uses of the name Red Wings, see Redwing (disambiguation). ... Hockey Night in Canada (HNIC) is a popular television broadcast of National Hockey League games in Canada, produced by the CBC. Hockey Night consistently remains one of the highest-rated Canadian programs on television. ... NHL on TSN is TSNs broadcast of National Hockey League games. ... Réseau des sports (commonly known as RDS), is a Canadian French language cable television specialty channel showing sports and sport-related shows. ... Réseau Info-Sports (RIS), is a Canadian French language category 1 digital cable specialty channel. ... Silver logo used from 2005 - 2007. ... NHL on NBC is a TV show that televises National Hockey League games on NBC and is produced by NBC Sports. ... The NHL on Versus (formerly known as The NHL on OLN) is the National Hockey Leagues cable programming in the United States for the regular season, playoffs, and Stanley Cup Finals. ... HDNet is a general interest television channel in the United States, broadcasting exclusively in high-definition format, and available via cable and satellite television. ... This article is about the American Channel; for the Canadian Channel see NHL Network (Canada) NHL Network is a cable network devoted to the National Hockey League (NHL) and the sport of ice hockey that launched in the United States on October 1, 2007. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... North American redirects here. ... The term major professional sports league is used to describe the most important and well regarded leagues in the biggest professional sports in a country or region. ... The Stanley Cup (French: ) is an ice hockey club championship trophy, awarded annually to the National Hockey League (NHL) playoffs champion. ... In an organised sports league, a season is the portion of one year in which regulated games of the sport are in session. ...


The league was founded in 1917 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada with four teams, and through a series of expansions, contractions and relocations, the league is now composed of 30 teams, 24 of which are based in the United States and six in Canada. After a labour dispute that led to the cancellation of the entire 2004–05 season, the league has staged a successful comeback, including revenue and profit growth.[3] Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ...


The NHL draws many highly skilled players from all over the world. Currently, the league has players from about 20 different countries.[4][5] Canadians have historically constituted a large majority of the players in the NHL because both the sport and the league originated in Canada. In the past 25 years, the percentages of American and European players have increased because of the NHL's continued expansion into the United States, its high standard of play compared to other leagues, and the availability of highly skilled European players.[6] For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...

Contents

History

Total Stanley Cup Championships
Defunct teams not included.
Team Titles
Montreal Canadiens 24
Toronto Maple Leafs 13
Detroit Red Wings 11
Boston Bruins 5
Edmonton Oilers 5
New York Islanders 4
New York Rangers 4
Chicago Blackhawks 3
New Jersey Devils 3
Colorado Avalanche 2
Philadelphia Flyers 2
Pittsburgh Penguins 2
Anaheim Ducks 1
Calgary Flames 1
Carolina Hurricanes 1
Dallas Stars 1
Tampa Bay Lightning 1
Further information:
Stanley Cup

After a series of disputes in the Canadian National Hockey Association (NHA) between Eddie Livingstone, who was the owner of the Toronto Blueshirts, and other owners, the owners of the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, and Quebec Bulldogs met at the Windsor Hotel in Montreal to talk about the NHA's future.[7] Their discussions eventually led to the creation of the National Hockey League on November 22, 1917; the founding teams were the Canadiens, Wanderers and Senators. A Toronto franchise, because of the dispute, was given temporarily to the Toronto Arena Corp to operate, and is often referred to as the Arenas, though they operated without a nickname.[8][7] This is a list of teams that once played in the National Hockey League but no longer exist. ... The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional ice hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... For other uses, see Toronto Maple Leafs (disambiguation). ... For other uses of the name Red Wings, see Redwing (disambiguation). ... The Boston Bruins are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, a hamlet located on Long Island in Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. ... The Colorado Avalanche are a professional ice hockey team based in Denver, Colorado, United States. ... The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The Anaheim Ducks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Anaheim, California, USA. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Calgary Flames are a professional ice hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and play out of the Pengrowth Saddledome. ... The Carolina Hurricanes are a professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... ‹ The template below (current sport-related) is being considered for deletion. ... The Tampa Bay Lightning are a professional ice hockey team based in Tampa, Florida, USA. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Stanley Cup (French: ) is an ice hockey club championship trophy, awarded annually to the National Hockey League (NHL) playoffs champion. ... The classic NHL shield logo, used until the end of the 2004 lockout. ... This article is part of the Evolution of the NHL series. ... Edward J. Livingstone (September 12, 1884 - September 11, 1945) was the founder of the Toronto Blueshirts, a predecessor of the Toronto Maple Leafs of the NHL. Livingstone was born in Toronto, Ontario as the youngest of three children. ... Toronto Blueshirts were a National Hockey Association team which played in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional ice hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Montreal Wanderers The Montreal Wanderers were a professional hockey team that played in Montreal, Quebec and one of the founding franchises of the National Hockey League in the 1917-18 NHL season. ... This article is about the original Ottawa Senators. ... This article is on the ice hockey team. ... The Windsor Hotel in 1902 For other uses of Windsor Hotel, see Windsor Hotel (disambiguation). ...

Montreal Canadiens in 1942
Montreal Canadiens in 1942

Even though the league struggled to stay in business during its first decade, the NHL's teams were very successful on the ice; only once, in 1925, did a team from any other league win the Stanley Cup, and by 1926 the NHL was the only league competing for the Cup.[9] The NHL then started a process of expansion: the Boston Bruins (the first U.S.-based NHL franchise) and Montreal Maroons entered the league in 1924–25; the New York Americans and the Pittsburgh Pirates entered in the 1925–26 season; and the New York Rangers, Chicago Black Hawks (now spelled Blackhawks), and Detroit Cougars (now known as the Red Wings) entered in the 1926–27 season, raising the number of teams in the NHL to ten. The Great Depression and the onset of World War II, took a toll on the league, and by 1942 the NHL was reduced to six teams. These six teams (the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Black Hawks, Boston Bruins, and New York Rangers) are collectively known as the Original Six, and for the next quarter-century were the only teams in the National Hockey League. During this time the Norris family had influence over four of the teams as Detroit and Chicago were operated by members of the family, and Boston and New York had mortgages to the family. The media would nickname the league the "Norris House League."[10] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (760x603, 128 KB) Montreal Canadiens hockey team, October 1942. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (760x603, 128 KB) Montreal Canadiens hockey team, October 1942. ... The Stanley Cup (French: ) is an ice hockey club championship trophy, awarded annually to the National Hockey League (NHL) playoffs champion. ... The Boston Bruins are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Montreal Maroons white logo Montreal Maroons dark logo The Montreal Maroons were a professional ice hockey team from Montreal, Quebec. ... The New York Americans were a NHL hockey team, the third expansion team in league history and the second to play in the United States. ... The Pittsburgh Pirates were a professional ice hockey team in the National Hockey League, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... For other uses of the name Red Wings, see Redwing (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see The Great Depression (disambiguation). ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The Original Six is a well-known term for the six teams which comprised the National Hockey League (NHL) for the 25 seasons between the 1942-43 NHL season and the 1967 NHL Expansion. ...


By the mid 1960s, the desire for a network television contract in the U.S., and concerns that the Western Hockey League was planning to declare itself a major league and challenge for the Stanley Cup, spurred the NHL to undertake its first expansion since the 1920s. Six new teams were added to the NHL roster in 1967, and were placed in their own newly-created division. Two teams each were added in California, Pennsylvania, and the Mississppi River valley. The teams were the Los Angeles Kings, Oakland Seals, Pittsburgh Penguins, Philadelphia Flyers, Minnesota North Stars, and St. Louis Blues. Three years later, the NHL added the Vancouver Canucks and Buffalo Sabres. The Western Hockey League was a minor pro ice hockey league that operated from 1952 to 1974. ... The National Hockey League added six new franchises for the 1967-68 NHL season, doubling the size of the league. ... The Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The California Golden Seals were a team in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1967-76. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The Minnesota North Stars were a professional ice hockey team in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1967 to 1993. ... The St. ... The Vancouver Canucks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... {{NHL Team | team_name = Buffalo Sabres | bg_color = #002D62 | text_color = #FDBB30 | logo_image = Sabres. ...


In 1972, the World Hockey Association was formed, and though it never challenged for the Stanley Cup, the WHA's status as a potential rival to the NHL did not go unnoticed. In response, the NHL decided to rush its own expansion plans in 1972 by adding the New York Islanders and Atlanta Flames (which became the Calgary Flames in 1980) to forestall WHA franchises in newly constructed arenas in those markets, followed by the addition of the Kansas City Scouts and Washington Capitals two years later.[11] The two leagues fought for the rights of players and fans until the WHA folded in 1979 as part of an agreement whereby four of the remaining six WHA teams would enter the NHL as expansion teams: the Hartford Whalers (the Carolina Hurricanes since 1997), Québec Nordiques (the Colorado Avalanche since 1995), Edmonton Oilers, and Winnipeg Jets (the Phoenix Coyotes since 1996).[12] WHA redirects here. ... The Stanley Cup (French: ) is an ice hockey club championship trophy, awarded annually to the National Hockey League (NHL) playoffs champion. ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, a hamlet located on Long Island in Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States. ... The Atlanta Flames were a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in Atlanta, Georgia from 1972 to 1980. ... The Calgary Flames are a professional ice hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and play out of the Pengrowth Saddledome. ... The Kansas City Scouts was an ice hockey franchise that played in the National Hockey League from 1974-1976 out of Kansas City, Missouri. ... The Washington Capitals are a professional ice hockey team based in Washington, D.C.. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Hartford Whalers were an American professional ice hockey team based in Hartford, Connecticut. ... The Carolina Hurricanes are a professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... The Québec Nordiques (translated into English as Northmen or Northerners) were a professional ice hockey team based in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. ... The Colorado Avalanche are a professional ice hockey team based in Denver, Colorado, United States. ... The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... The Winnipeg Jets were a professional ice hockey team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. ... The Phoenix Coyotes are a professional ice hockey team based in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale. ...


With the expansion in 1974, the NHL was aligned into 2 conferences. These conferences, Campbell (representing the west) and Wales (representing the east) each had 2 divisions. The Campbell's divisions were the Smythe and Norris; while the Wales' divisions were the Adams and Patrick. This changed in 1993 when the NHL was realigned into geographical conferences (East & West), divided into 3 divisions. The Eastern Conference currently consists of the Atlantic, Southeast, and Northeast while the Western is made up of the Central, Northwest, and Pacific. Reasons for realignment include further expansion into the U.S. and efforts to expand the NHL's breadth of audience.


After a period of stability in the 1980s, the NHL further expanded with nine new franchises in ten years. The San Jose Sharks entered in 1991; a season later the Ottawa Senators would return to the NHL along with the addition of the Tampa Bay Lightning. In 1993, the league added two additional teams, the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and the Florida Panthers. Next came the Nashville Predators in 1998, the Atlanta Thrashers in 1999, and then the Minnesota Wild and the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2000, bringing the total to 30 teams.
The San Jose Sharks are a professional ice hockey team based in San Jose, California, United States. ... For other uses, see Ottawa Senators (disambiguation). ... The Tampa Bay Lightning are a professional ice hockey team based in Tampa, Florida, USA. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Anaheim Ducks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Anaheim, California, USA. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... For the animal species by this name, see Florida Panther. ... The Nashville Predators are a professional ice hockey team based in Nashville, Tennessee. ... The Thrashers take the puck into the offensive zone against the St. ... The Minnesota Wild is a professional mens ice hockey team based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... The Columbus Blue Jackets are a professional ice hockey team based in Columbus, Ohio, United States. ...


Labour issues

History of the NHL
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There have been three league-wide work stoppages in NHL history, all happening between 1992 and 2005. The Original Six is a well-known term for the six teams which comprised the National Hockey League (NHL) for the 25 seasons between the 1942-43 NHL season and the 1967 NHL Expansion. ... The National Hockey League added six new franchises for the 1967-68 NHL season, doubling the size of the league. ... The classic NHL shield logo, used until the end of the 2004 lockout. ... The classic NHL shield logo, used until the end of the 2004 lockout. ...


The first was a strike by the National Hockey League Players Association in April 1992 which lasted for 10 days, but the strike was settled quickly and all affected games were rescheduled.[13] A lockout at the start of the 1994–95 season forced the league to reduce the schedule from 84 games to just 48, with the teams playing only intra-conference games during the reduced season.[13] The resulting collective bargaining agreement was set for renegotiation in 1998 and extended to September 15, 2004.[14] The National Hockey League Players Association or NHLPA is a labour union that represents the interests of the hockey players in the National Hockey League. ... The NHL collective bargaining agreement is the basic contract between the National Hockey League (NHL) team owners and the NHL Players Association (NHLPA), designed to be arrived at through the typical labour-management negotiations of collective bargaining. ... is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


With no new agreement in hand when the existing contract expired on September 15, 2004, league commissioner Gary Bettman announced a lockout of the players union and cessation of operations by the NHL head office.[14] The lockout shut down the league for 310 days, the longest in sports history; the NHL was the first professional sports league to lose an entire season.[14] The league vowed to install what it dubbed "cost certainty" for its teams, but the NHL Players Association countered that the move was little more than a euphemism for a salary cap, which the union initially said it would not accept. A new collective bargaining agreement was ratified in July 2005 with a term of six years with an option of extending the collective bargaining agreement for an additional year at the end of the term, allowing the NHL to resume as of the 2005–06 season.[14] is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Gary Bruce Bettman (born on June 2, 1952 in Queens, New York) is the commissioner of the National Hockey League (NHL), a post he has held since February 1, 1993. ... The National Hockey League Players Association or NHLPA is a labour union that represents the interests of the hockey players in the National Hockey League of North America. ... A euphemism is the substitution of an agreeable or less offensive expression in place of one that may offend or suggest something unpleasant to the listener;[1] or in the case of doublespeak, to make it less troublesome for the speaker. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The NHL collective bargaining agreement is the basic contract between the National Hockey League (NHL) team owners and the NHL Players Association (NHLPA), designed to be arrived at through the typical labour-management negotiations of collective bargaining. ...


On October 5, 2005, the first post-lockout NHL season took to the ice with 15 games, and consequently all 30 teams. Of those 15 games, 11 were in front of sell-out crowds.[15] The NHL received record attendance in the 2005–06 season. 20,854,169 fans, an average of 16,955 per game, was a 1.2% increase over the previous mark held in the 2001–02 season.[16] Also, the Montreal Canadiens, Colorado Avalanche, Minnesota Wild, and the Vancouver Canucks sold out all of their home games;[16][17] all six Canadian teams played to 98% capacity or better at every home game.[16] 24 of the 30 clubs finished even or ahead of their 2003–04 mark. The Pittsburgh Penguins had the highest increase at 33%, mainly because of 18-year-old first overall draft pick Sidney Crosby.[16][18]. After losing a season to a labour dispute in 2005, attendance figures for League teams have returned to solid ground; but the League's TV audience has not because of ESPN's decision to drop the sport from its schedule. The NHL League's current agreement with NBC gives the sport a share of revenue from each game's advertising sales, rather than the usual lump sum paid up front for game rights. The NHL is estimated to earn annual revenue of around $2.27 billion[19]. For other uses, see 5th October (Serbia). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional ice hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... The Colorado Avalanche are a professional ice hockey team based in Denver, Colorado, United States. ... The Minnesota Wild is a professional mens ice hockey team based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... The Vancouver Canucks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Sidney Patrick Crosby (born August 7, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player and captain of the NHLs Pittsburgh Penguins. ...


Game

Original NHL logo, used before 2005. A version of the logo features it in the likeness of a hockey puck.
Main article: Ice hockey

Each National Hockey League regulation game is an ice hockey game played between two teams and is 60 minutes long. The game is composed of three 20-minute periods with an intermission of either 15½ or 17 minutes (if nationally televised) between periods.[20] Television timeouts are taken at the first stoppage of play after 6, 10, and 14 minutes of elapsed time unless there is a power play or the first stoppage is the result of a goal. In these cases, the timeout will occur at the first stoppage after the penalty expires or the next stoppage after the goal, respectively. At the end of the 60-minute regulation time, the team with the most goals wins the game. If a game is tied after regulation time, overtime ensues. During the regular season, overtime is a five-minute, four-player on four-player sudden-death period, in which the first team to score a goal wins the game. Until the 2005–06 season, if no team was able to score in the five-minute overtime, the game ended in a tie. National Hockey League logo This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... Two standard hockey pucks. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 86 KB) Summary Mike Weaver battling for the puck against Daymond Langkow, December 21, 2005 Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): National Hockey League Mike... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 86 KB) Summary Mike Weaver battling for the puck against Daymond Langkow, December 21, 2005 Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): National Hockey League Mike... The Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Mike Weaver {b. ... The Calgary Flames are a professional ice hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and play out of the Pengrowth Saddledome. ... Daymond Langkow (born September 27, 1976 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) is a professional ice hockey player. ... is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Overtime, in ice hockey, is a method of determining the winner and loser of ice hockey matches should a game be tied after regulation. ... For other uses, see Sudden death (disambiguation). ...


Beginning in the 2005–06 season, if the game is still tied at the end of overtime, the game enters a shootout. Three players for each team in turn take a penalty shot. The team with the most goals during the three-round shootout wins the game. If the game is still tied after the three shootout rounds, the shootout continues but becomes sudden death. Whichever team ultimately wins the shootout is awarded a goal in the game score and thus awarded two points in the standings. The losing team in overtime or shootout is awarded only one. Shootout goals and saves are not tracked in hockey statistics; shootout statistics are tracked separately. Overtime, in ice hockey, is a method of determining the winner and loser of ice hockey matches should a game be tied after regulation. ... In ice hockey, a penalty shot is a type of penalty awarded when a team loses a clear scoring opportunity because of a foul committed by an opposing player. ...


Shootouts do not occur during the playoffs. In the playoffs, sudden-death 20-minute five-on-five periods are played until one team scores. While a game could theoretically continue forever, only four games have reached five overtime periods, two have reached six, and none have gone beyond six.[21] There are no television timeouts during playoff overtime periods; the only break is to clean the loose ice at the first stoppage after the period is halfway finished.[22]


Hockey rink

Diagram of an NHL hockey rink:1. penalty boxes2. team benches3. scorekeepers' area.
Diagram of an NHL hockey rink:
1. penalty boxes
2. team benches
3. scorekeepers' area.
Main article: Hockey rink

National Hockey League games are played on an oblong hockey rink, similar to a rectangle with rounded corners, and surrounded by a wall. It measures 25.91 by 60.92 metres (85 by 200 ft) in the NHL,[23] while international standards call for a rink measuring 29–30 metres by 60–61 metres (95.14–98.43 ft by 196.85–200.13 ft). The center line divides the ice in half,[24] and is used to judge icing violations. There are two blue lines that divide the rink roughly into thirds, which divide the ice into two attacking and one neutral zone.[24] Near the end of both ends of the rink, there is a thin red goal line spanning the width of the ice, which is used to judge goals and icing calls. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (392x647, 18 KB) Summary New NHL rink for 2005-2006 season with new rink markings. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (392x647, 18 KB) Summary New NHL rink for 2005-2006 season with new rink markings. ... hi everybody A hockey rink is an ice rink specifically designed for the game of ice hockey. ... hi everybody A hockey rink is an ice rink specifically designed for the game of ice hockey. ... hi everybody A hockey rink is an ice rink specifically designed for the game of ice hockey. ... hi everybody A hockey rink is an ice rink specifically designed for the game of ice hockey. ... hi everybody A hockey rink is an ice rink specifically designed for the game of ice hockey. ... The puck dents the top of the net for a goal as the goaltender fails to block the shot A goal in ice hockey provides a team with one point. ...


Starting in the 2005–2006 season, after testing in the American Hockey League, a trapezoidal area behind each goal net has been introduced.[25] The goaltender can only play the puck within that area or in front of the goal line; if the goaltender plays the puck behind the goal line and not in the trapezoidal area, a 2 minute minor penalty for delay of game is assessed by the referees.[26] The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ...


Rules

Main articles: National Hockey League rules

While the National Hockey League follows the general rules of ice hockey, it differs slightly from those used in international games organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) such as the Olympics. Infractions of the rules can lead to either the stoppage of play in the case of offside and icing calls, or a penalty call for more serious infractions. While the National Hockey League follows the general rules of Ice hockey, it differs slightly from those used in international games organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation such as the Olympics. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) was founded in 1908 as the Ligue Internationale de Hockey sur Glace and is the worldwide governing body for ice hockey and in-line hockey. ... Ice hockey tournaments have been staged at the Olympic Games since the 1920 Summer Olympics. ... For other uses, see Offside. ... Example A is not icing; Example B is icing. ...


During the 2004–05 lockout, the league changed some of the rules regarding being offside. First, the league removed the "offside pass" or "two-line pass" rule, which required a stoppage in play if a pass originating from inside a team's defending zone was completed on the offensive side of the center line, unless the puck crossed the line before the player.[27] Furthermore, the league reinstated the "tag-up offside" which allows an attacking player a chance to get back onside by returning to the neutral zone.[27] The changes to the offside rule were one of several rule changes intended to increase overall scoring,[27] which had been in decline since the expansion years of the mid-nineties. For other uses, see Offside. ... hi everybody A hockey rink is an ice rink specifically designed for the game of ice hockey. ... hi everybody A hockey rink is an ice rink specifically designed for the game of ice hockey. ...


Another rule difference between the NHL and the IIHF rules concerns how icings are called. In the NHL, a linesman stops play due to icing if a defending player (other than the goaltender) touches the puck before an attacking player is able to,[28] in contrast to the IIHF rules where play is stopped the moment the puck crosses the goal line. As a result of the rule changes following the 2004–05 lockout, when a team is guilty of icing the puck they are not allowed to make a line change before the following faceoff.[28] Example A is not icing; Example B is icing. ... American Hockey League referee Dean Morton In ice hockey, an official is a person who has some responsibility in enforcing the rules or maintaining the order of the game. ... A closeup of an official about to drop the puck A typical faceoff at centre ice A faceoff is the method used to begin play in ice hockey. ...


The NHL and IIHF differ also in penalty rules. The NHL, in addition to the minor and double minor penalties called in IIHF games, calls major penalties which are more dangerous infractions of the rules, such as fighting, and have a duration of five minutes.[29] This is in contrast to the IIHF rule, in which players who fight are ejected from the game.[30] Usually a penalized team cannot replace a player that is penalized on the ice and is thus shorthanded for the duration of the penalty,[31] but if the penalties are coincidental, for example when two players fight, both teams remain at full strength. Also, unlike minor penalties, major penalties must be served to their full completion, regardless of number of goals scored during the power play.[31] A penalty in ice hockey is a punishment for inappropriate behavior. ... Shorthanded in hockey terms refers to having one less skater on the ice during play. ...


The NHL and the NHLPA created a stringent anti-doping policy in the new CBA of September 2005. The policy provides for a 20-game penalty for a first positive test, 60 games for a second positive test, and a third offence resulting in a permanent ban.[32] The National Hockey League Players Association or NHLPA is a labour union that represents the interests of the hockey players in the National Hockey League. ... The NHL collective bargaining agreement is the basic contract between the National Hockey League (NHL) team owners and the NHL Players Association (NHLPA), designed to be arrived at through the typical labour-management negotiations of collective bargaining. ...


Teams

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The National Hockey League originated in 1917 with four teams, and through a sequence of team expansions, reductions, and relocations currently consists of 30 teams, 24 of which are based in the United States and six in Canada. The Montreal Canadiens are the most successful franchise with 24 Stanley Cup championships; in the four major North American professional sports leagues the Montreal Canadiens are only surpassed in the number of championships by the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball, who have two more. The next most successful franchise is the Toronto Maple Leafs with 13 Stanley Cups, but they have not won a championship since 1967. The Detroit Red Wings, with 11 Stanley Cups, is the most successful American franchise. The longest streak of winning the Stanley Cup in consecutive years is five, held by the Montreal Canadiens from 1955–56 to 1959–60; the New York Islanders (1980–1983) and the Montreal Canadiens (1976–1979) have four-year championship streaks.[33] The 1977 edition of the Montreal Canadiens, the second of four straight Stanley Cup champions, was named by ESPN as the second greatest sports team of all-time.[34] The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, a hamlet located on Long Island in Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The Boston Bruins are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... {{NHL Team | team_name = Buffalo Sabres | bg_color = #002D62 | text_color = #FDBB30 | logo_image = Sabres. ... The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional ice hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... For other uses, see Ottawa Senators (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Toronto Maple Leafs (disambiguation). ... The Thrashers take the puck into the offensive zone against the St. ... The Carolina Hurricanes are a professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... For the animal species by this name, see Florida Panther. ... The Tampa Bay Lightning are a professional ice hockey team based in Tampa, Florida, USA. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Washington Capitals are a professional ice hockey team based in Washington, D.C.. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Columbus Blue Jackets are a professional ice hockey team based in Columbus, Ohio, United States. ... For other uses of the name Red Wings, see Redwing (disambiguation). ... The Nashville Predators are a professional ice hockey team based in Nashville, Tennessee. ... The St. ... The Calgary Flames are a professional ice hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and play out of the Pengrowth Saddledome. ... The Colorado Avalanche are a professional ice hockey team based in Denver, Colorado, United States. ... The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... 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Of all the major leagues in North America, the NHL is the only league to field teams that play in two countries' capital cities, Ottawa and Washington, D.C.-1... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ...


The current league organization divides the teams into two conferences. Each conference has three divisions, and each division has five teams. The current organization has roots in the 1998–99 season where a league realignment added two divisions to bring the total number of divisions to six; the current team alignment began with the 2000–2001 season when the Minnesota Wild and the Columbus Blue Jackets joined the league as expansion teams.

Division Team City/Area Arena Capacity Founded Joined NHL
Eastern Conference
Atlantic New Jersey Devils Newark, NJ Prudential Center 17,625 1974
New York Islanders Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum 16,234 1972
New York Rangers New York, NY Madison Square Garden 18,200 1926
Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center 19,500 1967
Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh, PA Mellon Arena 17,132 1967
Northeast Boston Bruins Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden 17,565 1924
Buffalo Sabres Buffalo, NY HSBC Arena 18,690 1970
Montreal Canadiens Montreal, QC Bell Centre 21,273 1909 1917
Ottawa Senators Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place 20,500 1992
Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre 18,819 1917
Southeast Atlanta Thrashers Atlanta, GA Philips Arena 18,750 1999
Carolina Hurricanes Raleigh, NC RBC Center 18,730 1972 1979
Florida Panthers Sunrise, FL BankAtlantic Center 19,452 1993
Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum 19,500 1992
Washington Capitals Washington, DC Verizon Center 18,277 1974
Western Conference
Central Chicago Blackhawks Chicago, IL United Center 20,500 1926
Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena 18,136 2000
Detroit Red Wings Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena 20,066 1926
Nashville Predators Nashville, TN Sommet Center 17,113 1998
St. Louis Blues St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center 19,022 1967
Northwest Calgary Flames Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome 19,289 1972
Colorado Avalanche Denver, CO Pepsi Center 18,007 1972 1979
Edmonton Oilers Edmonton, AB Rexall Place 16,839 1972 1979
Minnesota Wild St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center 18,568 2000
Vancouver Canucks Vancouver, BC General Motors Place 18,630 1970
Pacific Anaheim Ducks Anaheim, CA Honda Center 17,174 1993
Dallas Stars Dallas, TX American Airlines Center 18,500 1967
Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles, CA Staples Center 18,118 1967
Phoenix Coyotes Glendale, AZ Jobing.com Arena 18,000 1972 1979
San Jose Sharks San Jose, CA HP Pavilion at San Jose 17,496 1991

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Season structure

Stanley Cup, on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame, is awarded to the league champion.
Stanley Cup, on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame, is awarded to the league champion.
For more details on this topic, see Season structure of the NHL.
See also: List of NHL seasons

The National Hockey League season is divided into a regular season from the first Wednesday in October through the beginning of April, when teams play each other in a predefined schedule, and a playoffs from April to the beginning of June, which is an elimination tournament where two teams play against each other to win a best-of-seven series in order to advance to the next round. The final remaining team is crowned the Stanley Cup champion. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (800x1067, 563 KB) Summary The Stanley Cup on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (800x1067, 563 KB) Summary The Stanley Cup on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. ... The Stanley Cup (French: ) is an ice hockey club championship trophy, awarded annually to the National Hockey League (NHL) playoffs champion. ... Hockey Hall of Fame logo The Hockey Hall of Fame, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is dedicated to the history of ice hockey with exhibits featuring memorabilia and NHL trophies (including the Stanley Cup) along with interactive activities. ... The National Hockey League (NHL) season is divided into the regular season and the Stanley Cup playoffs. ... A list of National Hockey League seasons since inception of the league: 1917-18 | 1918-19 | 1919-20 | 1920-21 | 1921-22 | 1922-23 | 1923-24 | 1924-25 | 1925-26 | 1926-27 | 1927-28 | 1928-29 | 1929-30 | 1930-31 | 1931-32 | 1932-33 | 1933-34 | 1934-35 | 1935-36... The regular season is a term used, primarily, in North American sports. ... A playoff in sports (North American professional sports in particular) is a game or series of games played after the regular season is over with the goal of determining a league champion, or a similar accolade. ... There are several different playoff formats used in various levels of competition in sports and games. ... The Stanley Cup (French: ) is an ice hockey club championship trophy, awarded annually to the National Hockey League (NHL) playoffs champion. ...


In the regular season, each team plays 82 games; 41 games at home and 41 on the road. Currently, of the 82 games, teams play 32 games within their division (8 games against each team in the division), 40 games against non-divisional intra-conference opponents (4 games against each team in two other divisions of the same conference) and 10 inter-conference games (1 game against each team in two of the three divisions in the opposite conference).[35] The two divisions from the opposite conference which each team plays against are rotated every year, much like interleague play in Major League Baseball. Beginning with the 2008–2009 season the schedule will be altered so that each team plays every team in the other conference at least once (one game each against 12 teams and two games against the remaining 3 teams) with the number of games against each divisional opponent reduced to 6 and the number of games against non-divisional intra-conference opponents remaining unchanged at 4 each. Points are awarded for each game, where two points are awarded for a win, one point for losing in overtime or a shootout, and zero points for a loss in regulation.[36] Among major professional sports leagues, the NHL is the only one to award a team points for losing in overtime. A division in sports consists of a group of teams which compete against one another for a divisional title. ... Interleague Play Logo Interleague play is the term used to describe regular season Major League Baseball games played with teams in different leagues, introduced in 1997. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ...


At the end of the regular season, the team that finishes with the most points in each division is crowned the division champion. The league's overall leader is awarded the Presidents' Trophy. The three division champions along with the five other teams in each conference with the next highest number of points, for a total of 8 teams in each conference, qualify for the playoffs. The division winners are seeded one through three (even if a non-division winner has a higher point total), and the next five teams with the best records in the conference are seeded four through eight.[37] The Stanley Cup Playoffs is an elimination tournament, where two teams battle to win a best-of-seven series in order to advance to the next round. The first round of the playoffs, or conference quarterfinals, consists of the first seed playing the eighth seed, the second playing the seventh, third playing the sixth, and the fourth playing the fifth.[37] In the second round, or conference semifinals, the NHL re-seeds the teams, with the top remaining conference seed playing against the lowest remaining seed, and the other two remaining conference teams pairing off. In the third round, the conference finals, the two remaining teams in each conference play each other, with the conference champions proceeding to the Stanley Cup Finals. The Presidents Trophy is an award presented by the National Hockey League (NHL) to the team which finishes with the best record in the league during the regular season. ... A playoff in sports (North American professional sports in particular) is a game or series of games played after the regular season is over with the goal of determining a league champion, or a similar accolade. ... The National Hockey League (NHL) season is divided into the regular season and the Stanley Cup playoffs. ... A tournament is a competition involving a relatively large number of competitors, all participating in a single sport or game. ... There are several different playoff formats used in various levels of competition in sports and games. ... The Stanley Cup (French: ) is an ice hockey club championship trophy, awarded annually to the National Hockey League (NHL) playoffs champion. ...


In each round the higher-ranked team is said to be the team with the home-ice advantage. Four of the seven games are played at this team's home venue — the first and second, and, when necessary, the fifth and seventh games — with the other games played at the lower-ranked team's home venue. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Trophies and awards

Hart Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame
Hart Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame

The National Hockey League presents a number of trophies each year. The most prestigious team award is the Stanley Cup, which is awarded to the league champion at the end of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The team that has the most points in the regular season is awarded the Presidents' Trophy. There are also numerous trophies that are awarded to players based on their statistics during the regular season; they include, among others, the Art Ross Trophy for the league scoring champion (goals and assists), the Maurice 'Rocket' Richard Trophy for the goal-scoring leader, and the William M. Jennings Trophy for the goalkeeper(s) for the team with the fewest goals against them.[38] For the 2006–07 season these statistics-based trophies were awarded to Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Vincent Lecavalier of the Tampa Bay Lightning, and, dually, Niklas Bäckström and Manny Fernandez of the Minnesota Wild respectively.[38] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (600x1055, 497 KB) Summary Hart Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (600x1055, 497 KB) Summary Hart Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. ... Stanley Cup on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The National Hockey League presents numerous awards and trophies per year; some are given to National Hockey League teams, and other are given to players. ... The Stanley Cup (French: ) is an ice hockey club championship trophy, awarded annually to the National Hockey League (NHL) playoffs champion. ... The Presidents Trophy is an award presented by the National Hockey League (NHL) to the team which finishes with the best record in the league during the regular season. ... The Art Ross Trophy on display at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. ... Maurice Richard Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Rocket poses with the Trophy named after him The Maurice Rocket Richard Trophy is awarded annually to the leading goal scorer in the National Hockey League. ... William M. Jennings Trophy at the Hockey Hall of Fame The William M. Jennings Trophy is an annual award given to the goaltender(s) having played a minimum of 25 games for the team in the National Hockey League with the fewest goals scored against it. ... Sidney Patrick Crosby (born August 7, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player and captain of the NHLs Pittsburgh Penguins. ... Vincent Lecavalier (born April 21, 1980 Ile Bizard, Quebec) is a French Canadian professional hockey player who currently plays for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League. ... Niklas Bäckström (born February 13, 1978 in Helsinki, Finland) is a Finnish ice hockey goaltender. ... Emmanuel (Manny) Fernandez (b. ...


The other player trophies are voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers Association or the team general managers.[38] The most prestigious individual award is the Hart Memorial Trophy which is awarded annually to the Most Valuable Player; the voting is conducted by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association to judge the player who is the most valuable to his team during the regular season. The Vezina Trophy is awarded annually to the person deemed the best goalkeeper as voted on by the general managers of the teams in the NHL. The James Norris Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League's top defenceman, the Calder Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the top rookie, and the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy is awarded to the player deemed to combine the highest degree of skill and sportsmanship; all three of these awards are voted on by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association. Hart Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Hart Memorial Trophy is presented annually to the ice hockey player who is most valuable to his team in the National Hockey League during the regular season. ... In sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ... Vezina Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Vezina Trophy is awarded annually to the person deemed the best ice hockey goaltender as voted on by the general managers of the teams in the National Hockey League. ... Norris Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The James Norris Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey Leagues top defenceman. ... Calder Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Calder Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the best rookie in the National Hockey League. ... The Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, formerly known as the Lady Byng Trophy, is presented each year to the National Hockey League hockey player voted to have shown the best sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with performance in play. ...

The Hockey Hall of Fame in downtown Toronto
The Hockey Hall of Fame in downtown Toronto

In addition to the regular season awards, the Conn Smythe Trophy is awarded annually to the most valuable player during the NHL's Stanley Cup playoffs. Furthermore, the top coach in the league wins the Jack Adams Award as selected by a poll of the National Hockey League Broadcasters Association. The National Hockey League publishes the names of the top three vote getters for all awards, and then names the award winner during the NHL Awards Ceremony.[38] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1020x678, 202 KB)Taken by SimonP in April 2005 Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1020x678, 202 KB)Taken by SimonP in April 2005 Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Hockey Hall of Fame logo The Hockey Hall of Fame, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is dedicated to the history of ice hockey with exhibits featuring memorabilia and NHL trophies (including the Stanley Cup) along with interactive activities. ... Conn Smythe Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Conn Smythe Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the most valuable player during the National Hockey Leagues Stanley Cup playoffs. ... The Jack Adams Award is awarded annually to the National Hockey League coach adjudged to have contributed the most to his teams success. ...


One interesting aspect for the trophies in the NHL is that the same trophy is reused every year for each of its awards. The Stanley Cup, much like its CFL counterpart, is unique in this aspect, as opposed to the Vince Lombardi Trophy, Larry O'Brien Trophy, and Commissioner's Trophy, who have new ones made every year for that year's champion. Despite only one trophy being used, the names of the teams winning and the players are engraved every year on the Stanley Cup. The same can also be said for the other trophies reissued every year. The Stanley Cup (French: ) is an ice hockey club championship trophy, awarded annually to the National Hockey League (NHL) playoffs champion. ... Lions Stampeders Eskimos Roughriders Blue Bombers Tiger-Cats Argonauts Alouettes The Canadian Football League (CFL) (Ligue canadienne de football (LCF) in French), is a professional sports league located in Canada that plays Canadian football. ... The Grey Cup circa 2006. ... Vince Lombardi Trophy The Vince Lombardi Trophy is the trophy awarded each year to the winning team of the National Football Leagues annual championship game, the Super Bowl. ... The Larry OBrien NBA Championship Trophy is awarded to the National Basketball Association team who wins the NBA Finals at the conclusion of every basketball season. ... The 2004 World Series Trophy The World Series Trophy is awarded each year by Major League Baseball to the team winning the World Series. ...


Players, coaches, officials, and team builders who have had notable careers are eligible to be voted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Players cannot enter until three years have passed since their last professional game, the shortest such time period of any major sport. One unique consequence has been Hall of Fame members (specifically, Gordie Howe, Guy Lafleur, and Mario Lemieux) coming out of retirement to play once more.[39] In the past, however, if a player was deemed significant enough, the pending period would be waived; only ten individuals have been honoured in this manner.[40] In 1999, Wayne Gretzky became the last player to have the three-year restriction waived,[40] and after Gretzky's induction, the NHL declared that he would be the last to have the waiting period omitted. Hockey Hall of Fame logo The Hockey Hall of Fame, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is dedicated to the history of ice hockey with exhibits featuring memorabilia and NHL trophies (including the Stanley Cup) along with interactive activities. ... Gordon Gordie Howe, OC (born March 31, 1928 in Floral, Saskatchewan) is a former professional ice hockey player from Canada who played for the Detroit Red Wings and Hartford Whalers of the National Hockey League, and the Houston Aeros and New England Whalers in the WHA. He is often referred... Guy Damien Lafleur, OC, CQ, (born September 20, 1951 in Thurso, Quebec), is one of the greatest and most popular players ever to play professional ice hockey. ... Mario Lemieux (born October 5, 1965) is a retired professional ice hockey centre who played 17 seasons for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL) between 1984 and 2005. ... Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born 26 January 1961 in Brantford, Ontario) is a retired Canadian-American professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ...


Notable active players

Wayne Gretzky in a New York Rangers uniform in 1997.
Wayne Gretzky in a New York Rangers uniform in 1997.

The Reigning Hart Trophy winner (Given to the league's most valuable player) is Alexander Ovechkin. Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born 26 January 1961 in Brantford, Ontario) is a retired Canadian-American professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Hart Memorial Trophy is presented annually to the most valuable ice hockey player in the National Hockey League during the regular season. ... Alexander Mikhaylovich Ovechkin (AmE IPA: ) (Russian: ; born September 17, 1985 in Moscow, USSR) is a Russian professional ice hockey left winger for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League. ...


The top five point scoring forwards in the 2007–08 season were Alexander Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin, Jarome Iginla (all current Hart Trophy nominees), Pavel Datsyuk and Joe Thornton. The top goal scorer was Alexander Ovechkin with 65,[41] followed by Ilya Kovalchuk (52) and Jarome Iginla (50). The top four scoring defencemen were Nicklas Lidstrom, Sergei Gonchar, Mark Streit, and Brian Campbell[42] and the top goaltenders (by wins) were Evgeni Nabokov (46), Martin Brodeur (44), Miikka Kiprusoff (39), Henrik Lundqvist (37), and Cam Ward (37).[43] Alexander Mikhaylovich Ovechkin (AmE IPA: ) (Russian: ; born September 17, 1985 in Moscow, USSR) is a Russian professional ice hockey left winger for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League. ... Evgeni Vladimirovich Malkin (Russian: Евгений Влади́мирович Малкин, Jevgenij Malkin) (born July 31, 1986 in Magnitogorsk, U.S.S.R.) is a ice hockey player currently playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the NHL. // The 6 foot 3 inch, 195 pound center was drafted 2nd overall (behind Alexander Ovechkin) in the 2004 NHL Entry... Jarome Arthur-Leigh Adekunle Tig Junior Elvis Iginla [1] (born July 1, 1977 in St. ... Pavel Datsyuk (Павел Дацюк, Pavel Dacjuk) (born July 20, 1978, in Sverdlovsk, USSR (now Yekaterinburg, Russia) is a Russian-born professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Detroit Red Wings. ... Joseph Eric Thornton (born July 2, 1979, in London, Ontario, Canada) is a professional ice hockey centre in the National Hockey League. ... Ilya Valeryevich Kovalchuk (Russian: Илья Валерьевич Ковальчук, Ilja Valerjevič Kovalčuk; born April 15, 1983, in Tver, USSR) is a professional ice hockey player. ... Nicklas Lidström (born April 28, 1970, in Västerås, Sweden) is a professional Ice Hockey defenceman in the NHL, playing for the Detroit Red Wings. ... Sergei Gonchar (born April 13, 1974) is a Russian ice hockey player who currently plays in the NHL. He was drafted in the first round of the 1992 draft as pick #14 by the Washington Capitals. ... Mark Streit (born December 11, 1977 in Englisberg, Switzerland) is a Swiss professional ice hockey player. ... Brian Wesley Campbell (born on May 23, 1979, Strathroy, Ontario) is an ice hockey defenceman who plays for the Buffalo Sabres. ... Evgeni Nabokov (Ru: Евгений Набоков, Jevgenij Nabokov) (born July 25, 1975 in Ust-Kamenogorsk, U.S.S.R., now Kazakhstan), is a professional ice hockey player. ... Martin Pierre Brodeur (IPA: ) (born May 6, 1972, in Montreal, Quebec) is a professional ice hockey goaltender who has played his entire National Hockey League career with the New Jersey Devils. ... Miikka Kipper Sakari Kiprusoff (born October 26, 1976 in Turku, Finland) is a professional hockey goaltender, currently playing for the Calgary Flames. ... Henrik Lundqvist [hÉ›n. ... Cameron Ward (born February 29, 1984 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) is a professional Canadian ice hockey goaltender. ...


Origin of players

In addition to Canadian and American players, who have historically composed a large majority of NHL players, the NHL draws players from all over the world. Since the collapse of the Soviet Bloc, restrictions on the movement of hockey players from this region have lessened and there has been a large influx of European players into the NHL such as Alexander Ovechkin.[44] European players were drafted and signed by NHL teams in an effort to bring in more "skilled offensive players".[45] Although recently there has been a decline in European players as more American players enter the league.[46] The addition of European players changed the style of play in the NHL and European style hockey has been integrated in to the NHL game.[44] Conversely Canadian coaches and the Canadian style of play have been embraced by many European countries. Because of the continued success of Canadian teams in world tournaments many other countries are trying to model their development programs after Hockey Canada's. [47] In Winter Olympic years, the league voluntarily suspends its season so that NHL players can play in the Winter Olympics, representing their native countries (Though this practice may end after the 2010 Winter Olympics).[48] Currently the NHL has players from 18 different countries, with the majority (52.0 percent during the 2007–08 NHL season) coming from Canada.[4] A map of the Eastern Bloc 1948-1989. ... Alexander Mikhaylovich Ovechkin (AmE IPA: ) (Russian: ; born September 17, 1985 in Moscow, USSR) is a Russian professional ice hockey left winger for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League. ... Hockey Canada is the official national governing body of ice hockey in Canada and is a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation. ... A runner carries the Olympic torch The Winter Olympic Games, Winter Olympics for short but more correctly The Olympic Winter Games, are the cold-weather counterpart to the Summer Olympic Games. ... A runner carries the Olympic torch The Winter Olympic Games, Winter Olympics for short but more correctly The Olympic Winter Games, are the cold-weather counterpart to the Summer Olympic Games. ... Wikinews has related news: Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games The 2010 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXI Olympic Winter Games, are the next winter Olympics and will take place in 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ...


For more information about the origins of NHL players, see the list of NHL statistical leaders by country. This is a list of NHL statistical leaders by country of birth, sorted by total points. ...


Television and radio

In Canada, National Hockey League games are aired nationally by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and The Sports Network (TSN). Regional games are broadcast by a number of networks including Rogers Sportsnet (RSN). French language games are broadcast by the Réseau des sports (RDS) and Réseau Info-Sports (RIS), but no longer is on Radio-Canada (the French-language counterpart of the CBC), which created a controversy in French-speaking Canada. The program Hockey Night in Canada, usually aired on Saturday nights on CBC, is a long-standing Canadian tradition since first airing on television in 1952,[49][50] and even prior to that on radio since the 1920s. During the playoffs, the CBC airs all games that involve Canadian teams and the Stanley Cup finals; TSN airs certain other games during the first three rounds. Radio-Canada redirects here. ... The Sports Network (commonly known as TSN) is a Canadian English language cable television specialty channel and is Canadas leading English language sports television channel. ... Sportsnet redirects here. ... Réseau des sports (commonly known as RDS), is a Canadian French language cable television specialty channel showing sports and sport-related shows. ... Réseau Info-Sports (RIS), is a Canadian French language category 1 digital cable specialty channel. ... Télévision de Radio-Canada[1] is a Canadian French language television network. ... Hockey Night in Canada (HNIC) is a popular television broadcast of National Hockey League games in Canada, produced by the CBC. Hockey Night consistently remains one of the highest-rated Canadian programs on television. ...


In the United States NHL games are aired nationally by Versus (previously the "Outdoor Life Network" and "OLN"), and by NBC.[51] NBC replaced the previous over-the-air network, ABC, and has a revenue-sharing agreement with the NHL. Versus replaced ESPN as the cable network; Comcast, which owns Versus, offered a two-year $120 million agreement, while ESPN offered a revenue sharing agreement.[51] In addition, select games are broadcast in high definition on the HDNet cable channel. Versus (previously known as OLN until a name change on September 25, 2006) is a cable television sports channel owned by Comcast and shown in the United States. ... This article is about the television network. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is the largest cable television company and the second largest Internet service provider in the United States. ... HDNet is a general interest television channel in the United States, broadcasting exclusively in high-definition format, and available via cable and satellite television. ...


Versus has about 20 million fewer subscribers than ESPN, but Comcast switched Versus from a digital tier to basic cable to make NHL games available to more cable subscribers.[51] For Versus the NHL coverage was a good addition as Versus' ratings grew by about 275% when it showed an NHL game,[51] but television ratings in the United States have seen record lows.[52] Versus posted a 0.4 rating for the 2006 playoffs while ESPN posted a 0.7 rating two years ago; NBC posted a rating of 1.1, compared to ABC's 1.5 rating two years ago.[53] To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... When TV viewers or entertainment professionals in the United States mention ratings they are often referring to Nielsen Ratings, a system developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the audience size and composition of television programming. ...


The 2007 Stanley Cup Finals were the lowest rated in the United States in history. As a whole, the television ratings on NBC were down 20% from last year's series[54], with Game 3's coverage on NBC garnering a mere 1.1 rating[55] (approximately 1,205,600 households), making it the lowest rated prime-time broadcast in the network's history. However, coverage in Canada on CBC pulled in 2,608,000, 2,378,000, and 2,553,000 (for Games 1, 2, and 3 respectively), slightly higher than their numbers for the first three games in 2006. Comparatively, in 1994, when the New York Rangers were involved, game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals posted a rating of 5.2.[56] Coaches Anaheim: Randy Carlyle Ottawa: Bryan Murray Captains Anaheim: Scott Niedermayer Ottawa: Daniel Alfredsson Referees Paul Devorski, Dan OHalloran, Bill McCreary, and Brad Watson [1] Dates May 28-June 6, 2007 Most Valuable Player Scott Niedermayer Networks NBC, CBC, Versus, RDS, NASN Announcers (CBC) Bob Cole, Harry Neale (Versus...


XM Satellite Radio is the official satellite radio broadcaster of the NHL, as of July 1, 2007.[57] Between September 2005 and June 2007, the NHL's broadcasting rights were shared with both XM and Sirius Satellite Radio and were broadcast on just Sirius before the NHL lockout. XM used to broadcast more than 80% of NHL games, including all the play-offs and finals. Starting with the 2007–08 season, XM broadcasts every game. “XM” redirects here. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Sirius Satellite Radio NASDAQ: SIRI is one of two satellite radio (SDARS) services operating in the United States and Canada, along with XM Satellite Radio. ...


Outside of North America, NHL games are broadcast across Europe on NASN (North American Sports Network) which takes feeds from Versus, FSN, TSN and CBC (including Hockey Night in Canada), and MSG. Games can also be seen in the UK on Five. NASN, (North American Sports Network), is a television channel available in Ireland and the UK, and now across Europe. ... Five, launched in 1997, is the fifth and final national terrestrial analogue television channel to launch in the United Kingdom. ...


Popularity

The NHL is considered one of the four major professional sports leagues in the USA, along with Major League Baseball, the National Football League, and the National Basketball Association. Hockey has the smallest total fan base of the four leagues, the smallest revenue from television, and the least sponsorship. In contrast, hockey is the most popular of these four major sports in Canada. NHL season ticket prices have traditionally been higher (given the number of games per season) than the other sports.[58] Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... Major Leagues redirects here. ... NFL redirects here. ... NBA redirects here. ...


See also

Wikimedia Commons has media related to:

This is a complete listing of professional sports teams in both the United States and Canada, with the addition of one Major Indoor Soccer League team based in Mexico. ... This list is ranked by Nielsen media markets in the United States. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ...

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  5. ^ NHL aims to put global warming on ice. NHL.com. Retrieved on 2008-04-26.
  6. ^ European players taking more and more leadership roles, captaincies in NHL
  7. ^ a b [McFarlane], pp.15–16
  8. ^ Toronto Arena Hockey Club was founded in October 1918. see [Holzman]
  9. ^ [McFarlane], pp.5
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  11. ^ [McFarlane], pp.116–117,119
  12. ^ [McFarlane], pp.166–167
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