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  • League status: Active
  • Administered by: National Hockey League
  • Head manager: Gary Bettman
  • Year of start: 1917
  • WWW: http://www.nhl.com/

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Recent transfersShow all transfers»
27 Jun 2019 | Erik Haula  (F) Vegas Golden KnightsarrowCarolina Hurricanes
26 Jun 2019 | Roberto Luongo  (G) Florida Panthersarrowretired
26 Jun 2019 | Nikita Scherbak  (F) Los Angeles KingsarrowAvangard Omsk
25 Jun 2019 | Tyler Pitlick  (F) Dallas StarsarrowPhiladelphia Flyers
League leaders |  season 2018-2019 all time stats
# Player name Pos Team GP G A P PIM +/-
1.Nikita KucherovFTampa Bay Lightning8241871286224
2.Connor McDavidCEdmonton Oilers784175116203
3.Patrick KaneRWChicago Blackhawks814466110222
4.Leon DraisaitlRWEdmonton Oilers825055105522
5.Brad MarchandRWBoston Bruins7936641009615
6.Sidney CrosbyCPittsburgh Penguins7935651003618
7.Nathan MacKinnonRWColorado Avalanche824158993420
8.John GaudreauFCalgary Flames823663992418
9.Steve StamkosCTampa Bay Lightning82455398374
10.Aleksander BarkovFFlorida Panthers823561968-3
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League standings stage:

GROUP: Metropolitan

# Club G W W-OTL-OTL Score P
1Washington Capitals82399826278:249 104
2New York Islanders823711727228:196 103
3Pittsburgh Penguins823771226273:241 100
4Carolina Hurricanes82397729245:223 99
5Columbus Blue Jackets823710431258:232 98
6Philadelphia Flyers82289837244:281 82
7New York Rangers822391436227:272 78
8New Jersey Devils822471041222:275 72

GROUP: Atlantic

# Club G W W-OTL-OTL Score P
1Tampa Bay Lightning824913416325:222 128
2Boston Bruins823811924259:215 107
3Toronto Maple Leafs82406828286:251 100
4Montreal Canadiens82377830249:236 96
5Florida Panthers8226101432267:280 86
6Buffalo Sabres8221121039226:271 76
7Detroit Red Wings8220121040227:277 74
8Ottawa Senators82236647242:302 64

GROUP: Central

# Club G W W-OTL-OTL Score P
1Nashville Predators82389629240:214 100
2Winnipeg Jets82389530272:244 99
3St. Louis Blues82369928247:223 99
4Dallas Stars82367732210:202 93
5Colorado Avalanche823351430260:246 90
6Chicago Blackhawks8224121234270:292 84
7Minnesota Wild82334936211:237 83

GROUP: Pacific

# Club G W W-OTL-OTL Score P
1Calgary Flames82455725289:227 107
2San Jose Sharks82388927289:261 101
3Vegas Golden Knights82367732249:230 93
4Arizona Coyotes82309835213:223 86
5Vancouver Canucks8222131136225:254 81
6Anaheim Ducks822781037199:251 80
7Edmonton Oilers822411938232:274 79
8Los Angeles Kings82229942202:263 71
Last updated: 13 Jun 2019, 11:00

30 teams are split into two Conferences, each conference into three divisions. Western Conference has Central, Northwest and Pacific divisions, while Eastern Conference has Atlantic, Northeast and Southeast divisions. Each conference has separate standings. All teams play 82 games in regular season, with top eight teams from each conference advancing to the playoffs. Top three spots in the conference standings are reserved for division winners. Playoffs are played as a best-of-seven series. Winners of both conferences meet in the Stanley Cup finals.

The league is closed, there is no promotion or relegation.

The league was organized on November 22, 1917 in Montreal during World War I, when the preceding NHA was suspended. Started with four teams (Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators and Quebec Bulldogs), had a number of expansions and team relocations. Currently consists of 30 teams. Had a one-year lockout during 2004-05 season during negotiations between the players association and club owners about a collective agreement over rules governing player salaries.

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Pittsburgh wins Stanley Cup

Swedes Patric Hörnqvist and Carl Hagelin scored late goals when Pittsburgh Penguins beat Nashville Predators 2-0 in game 6 to win Stanley Cup for the second year in a row - and fifth time overall.

(12 Jun 2017)

Predators Sign Forsberg to a Six-Year, $36 Million Contract

- Nashville Predators Press Release

Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Monday that the club has signed forward Filip Forsberg to a six-year, $36 million contract. Forsberg will make $6 million each season from 2016-17 to 2021-22.

"Filip is among the most skilled, dynamic talents we've ever had in the organization and is an integral part of our success for the next six years and beyond," Poile said. "While we have already seen his creativity, hockey sense and puck skills, he has yet to reach the peak of his abilities. We have full confidence that he will continue to blossom into one of the top players in the world.

This is just another example of our ownership group's commitment to the franchise, our fans and the entire community to build a team that can reach our ultimate goal of winning the Stanley Cup."

Forsberg, 21 (8/13/94), led the Predators in goals (33) and points (64) for the second consecutive season during his sophomore campaign in 2015-16.

(27 Jun 2016)

Tucson welcomes the Roadrunners

The Arizona Coyotes announced that the Club's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate will be called the Tucson Roadrunners. The team's name and logo were revealed by Coyotes' President and CEO Anthony LeBlanc at an open house event at the Tucson Convention Center.

"We are very proud to name our AHL affiliate the Tucson Roadrunners," said LeBlanc. "The Tucson Roadrunners will build on the great traditions of hockey in Arizona dating back to 1967. Roadrunners was the overwhelming fan favorite during our ‘Name the Team' contest, and we thank the thousands of fans who helped us select a great name that creates a strong connection to the City of Tucson, reflects our state pride, and extends the reach of the Coyotes brand."

(19 Jun 2016)

Sami Salo retires

The Finnish NHL veteran Sami Salo decided to retired. The 41-year-old defenseman has had troubles with an injured wrist and hasn't played a game since the spring 2014. Salo played 878 NHL games 1998-2014 and represented Finland at four Olympic tournaments.

(14 Aug 2015)

New York Rangers happy with Jesper Fast

New York Rangers announced today that they have agreed to terms with RFA forward Jesper Fast. Rangers selected Fast in the sixth round, (157th overall), of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

(15 Jul 2015)

Medvedev goes to Philadelphia

Ak Bars Kazan d-man Evgeny Medvedev terminated his contract with KHL side in order to sign with Philadelphia Flyers. Medvedev, 32 years old, won two Gagarin Cups in the KHL. He was a UFA in the NHL.

(20 May 2015)

Valeri Karpov passed away

Former Russian player Valeri Karpov died at 44 for the consequences of a domestic incident (a bad fall down the stairs) suffered last July. After two months in coma, Karpov suffered three operations, but was never able to recover. In September was transported from Chelyabinsk to Berezovsky, to follow specific rehabilitation in a hospital.
Drafted by Anaheim, Karpov played 76 games in NHL and 523 in Soviet/Russian League with a title in 1999 with Metallurg Magnitogorsk. He won a World Championship in 1993 and a silver in 2002 with Russia. He was inducted into the Russian and Soviet Hockey Hall of Fame in 1993. Before the accident, Karpov signed as Chelmet Chelyabinsk assistant coach

(10 Oct 2014)

Arturs Irbe named goalies coach at Sabres

Buffalo Sabres announced club signed former goalie Arturs Irbe as goaltending coach. Irbe worked in the same position at Washington Capitals from 2009 to 2011

(05 Aug 2014)

NHL won’t allow Swedish players to celebrate in Stockholm

Swedish NHL players are not allowed to celebrate the results of the team at home in Stockholm.

A few hours after the final match they will take a special flight to bring back remaining NHL players in North America.

Even if Sweden will win the gold medal, players, all in the roster except Jimmie Ericsson, will not be released for a ceremony in Sweden. Earlier Swedish hockey players had planned to negotiate with their clubs to come to their location a day later, but the NHL decided otherwise.

(23 Feb 2014)

Zetterberg out for 8 weeks, Zuccarello for 4

The Tre Kronor and Detroit Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg had back surgery today and will be out of play for about 8 weeks.

New York Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello will miss 3-4 weeks with non-a displaced fracture in his left hand sustained while playing for Norway at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

(21 Feb 2014)
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