How Many Games Per Season Does NHL Has

NHL has between 82 to 84 games in each season depending on take-home games. They split their time equally among the 30 teams so every team gets 1 game at home and 1 game away. However, if there is take-home games they have to give those teams 2 home games and 0 away which makes it between 82-84 from the total of 1,230 games per season.

Season starts in October and ends in April

It depends on the month when NHL teams start and end their regular season. There is a total of five months in a hockey season. Having 82 games in each season there are 541 days in a hockey player’s career. A hockey game has 3-20 minute periods which makes them play between 45 to 55 games per season depending on minutes they play.

In 2010-2011 season

There were 1,230 games played in total between October 11, 2010 to April 12, 2011. It is the longest NHL season ever made with the most number of games which make it a total of 82 games per team. In this season Canucks beat Blackhawks in 6th game and won their first championship in team’s history.

Playoffs last into June

Playoffs in NHL lasts very long starting from April and going until June. Having a total of 82 games per team, playoffs last for 2-4 months with the most number of games played between teams which is 16 compared to a regular season where there are 7. In this season Chicago beat Philadelphia 4-2 in series and won their first cup since 1961.

Stanley Cup is the most coveted trophy in all of sports

Stanley Cup is the oldest championship trophy which has been won by 23 different franchises. It was donated in 1892 and it took until 1915 when there were two different leagues. NHL brought it back in 1927 and haven’t stopped since then. They didn’t stop after the 2004-2005 lockout season and kept on holding playoffs for this great trophy.

There were 50 teams in the league each year from 1979 to 2000

1950-51 was the first season with 7 teams and 21 years later it went up to 14 which makes 70. In 1967-68 NHL became a part of National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) after they joined together. They had their first strike in April of 1992. In 1995 they expanded from 26 to 30 teams which made a total of 50 teams by the end of 2000 season.

Blue lines were added before 1968-69 season

In June of 1943 there was a meeting between NHL President Frank Calder and his top advisors. They agreed that they should add two blue stripes on top and bottom of the boards in order to help referees judge for offside. The rule was added but red line remained because it helped with too many issues which made NHL officials keep both until rules were changed by adding two blue lines before 1968-69 season.

how many nhl players are canadian

50% of NHL players are Canadian. 44% of the league was born in Canada, while another 6% chose to play for Canada despite being born elsewhere. The vast majority of Americans and Europeans play in North America specifically the US and Canada. Of the 217 players representing their countries in the 2010 Olympics, only 34 players were not from Canada or the US.

A total of 50% of NHL players are Canadian. 44% of the league was born in Canada, while another 6% chose to play for Canada despite being born elsewhere. The vast majority of Americans and Europeans play in North America specifically the US and Canada. Of the 217 players representing their countries in the 2010 Olympics, only 34 players were not from Canada or the US.

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