NHL Stats ans Leaders
The National Hockey League operates a major professional ice hockey league of 30 franchised member clubs, of which seven are currently located in Canada and 23 in the United States.
The NHL draws many highly skilled players from all over the world and currently has players from about 20 different countries. Although Canadians have historically constituted the majority of the players in the NHL, over the past four plus decades the percentages of US and European players have increased.
This season features a realignment of the league's 30 teams from a six to a four division format. For the first time since 1973, only one Canadian team qualified for the playoffs: the Montreal Canadiens. On May 29, 2014, the New York Rangers became the first team to ever advance past the Conference Finals after playing two seven-game series in the opening two rounds. MORE
The season start was d elayed from its original October 11, 2012 date due to a lockout imposed by the NHL franchise owners. The playoffs ended on June 24, 2013, with the Chicago Blackhawks defeating the Boston Bruins in six games to win the Stanley Cup. MORE
The 2011–12 NHL season was the 95th season of operation (94th season of play) of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Los Angeles Kings defeated the New Jersey Devils in the Stanley Cup Final 4-2 to win the team's first Stanley Cup. MORE
This was the final season of operation for the Thrashers, who were sold to True North Sports and Entertainment out of Winnipeg, Manitoba and moved from Atlanta to Winnipeg to become the Winnipeg Jets. MORE
A mid-season break from February 15 to February 28 occurred to allow participation of NHL players in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Because of the Winter Olympics break, there was no NHL All-Star Game for 2010. MORE
The San Jose Sharks went the entire month of March without a regulation loss and were the media's favorite to win the cup going into the play-offs. MORE
The 2007 Stanley Cup Playoffs began on April 11, 2007 and concluded on June 6, with the Anaheim Ducks defeating the Ottawa Senators to win their first Stanley Cup. MORE