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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»
30 Jun 2017 | Eddie Läck  (G) Carolina HurricanesarrowCalgary Flames
30 Jun 2017 | Ryan Murphy  (D) Carolina HurricanesarrowCalgary Flames
29 Jun 2017 | Adam Brooks  (F) Regina PatsarrowToronto Maple Leafs
29 Jun 2017 | Alexander Volkov  (F) SKA-1946 St. PetersburgarrowTampa Bay Lightning
League leaders |  season 2016-2017 all time stats
# Player name Pos Team GP G A P PIM +/-
1.Connor McDavidCEdmonton Oilers8230701002627
2.Sidney CrosbyCPittsburgh Penguins754445892417
3.Patrick KaneRWChicago Blackhawks823455893211
4.Nicklas BäckströmCWashington Capitals822363863817
5.Nikita KucherovFTampa Bay Lightning744045853813
6.Brad MarchandRWBoston Bruins803946858118
7.Mark ScheifeleCWinnipeg Jets793250823818
8.Leon DraisaitlRWEdmonton Oilers82294877207
9.Brent BurnsDSan Jose Sharks822947764019
10.Vladimir TarasenkoRWSt. Louis Blues8239367512-1
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League standings stage:

GROUP: Atlantic Division

# Club G W W-OTL-OTL Score P
1Montreal Canadiens823314926226:200 103
2Ottawa Senators823410929212:214 97
3Boston Bruins82386731234:212 95
4Toronto Maple Leafs823461428251:242 94
5Tampa Bay Lightning82339931234:227 93
6Florida Panthers8223121136210:237 81
7Detroit Red Wings8217161336207:244 79
8Buffalo Sabres822581237201:237 78

GROUP: Metropolitan Division

# Club G W W-OTL-OTL Score P
1Washington Capitals824510819263:182 118
2Pittsburgh Penguins824010923282:234 109
3Columbus Blue Jackets824010824249:195 108
4New York Rangers82408628256:220 102
5New York Islanders823471130241:242 93
6Philadelphia Flyers822514934219:236 87
7Carolina Hurricanes822881531215:236 87
8New Jersey Devils8218101440183:244 70

GROUP: Central Division

# Club G W W-OTL-OTL Score P
1Chicago Blackhawks823713923244:213 109
2Minnesota Wild82427825266:208 106
3St. Louis Blues82388729235:218 99
4Nashville Predators823561229240:224 94
5Winnipeg Jets82337735249:256 87
6Dallas Stars822861137223:262 79
7Colorado Avalanche82148456166:278 48

GROUP: Pacific Division

# Club G W W-OTL-OTL Score P
1Anaheim Ducks824061323223:200 105
2Edmonton Oilers823710827247:212 102
3San Jose Sharks82388729221:201 99
4Calgary Flames823312433226:221 94
5Los Angeles Kings822613835201:205 86
6Arizona Coyotes822191042197:260 70
7Vancouver Canucks822010943182:243 69
Last updated: 17 Jul 2018, 21:09

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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Fast factsseason 2016-2017

Late consolation victory for Hockey Punks

Already eliminated, the hosts scored twelve goals to bid farewell to the Continental Read more»

Valk Tartu goes to Budapest

Estonian champion finished the qualification group with perfect record and advances to second round Read more»

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