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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»
29 Jun 2012 | Ian Laperriere  (C) unknownarrowPhiladelphia Flyers
27 Jun 2012 | Dennis Wideman  (D) Washington CapitalsarrowCalgary Flames
27 Jun 2012 | Jordan Henry  (F) Calgary FlamesarrowWashington Capitals
24 Jun 2012 | Zbynek Michalek  (D) Pittsburgh PenguinsarrowPhoenix Coyotes
League leaders |  season 2011-2012 all time stats
# Player name Pos Team GP G A P PIM +/-
1.Yevgeny MalkinCPittsburgh Penguins7550591097018
2.Steve StamkosCTampa Bay Lightning82603797667
3.Claude GirouxRWPhiladelphia Flyers77286593296
4.Jason SpezzaCOttawa Senators803450843611
5.Ilya KovalchukLWNew Jersey Devils7737468333-9
6.Phil KesselCToronto Maple Leafs8237458220-10
7.James NealLWPittsburgh Penguins80404181876
8.John TavaresCNew York Islanders8231508126-6
9.Henrik SedinCVancouver Canucks821467815223
10.Patrik EliasLWNew Jersey Devils8126527816-8
Show all stats for season 2011-2012
League standings stage:

GROUP: Atlantic

# Club G W W-OTL-OTL Score P
1New York Rangers823912724226:187 109
2Pittsburgh Penguins824011625282:221 108
3Philadelphia Flyers823710926264:232 103
4New Jersey Devils823216628228:209 102
5New York Islanders8224101137203:255 79

GROUP: Northeast

# Club G W W-OTL-OTL Score P
1Boston Bruins823811429269:202 102
2Ottawa Senators8230111031249:240 92
3Buffalo Sabres8227121132218:230 89
4Toronto Maple Leafs822691037231:264 80
5Montreal Canadiens822471635212:226 78

GROUP: Southeast

# Club G W W-OTL-OTL Score P
1Florida Panthers823171826203:227 94
2Washington Capitals823111832222:230 92
3Winnipeg Jets8227101035225:246 84
4Tampa Bay Lightning822513836235:281 84
5Carolina Hurricanes822941633213:243 82

GROUP: Central

# Club G W W-OTL-OTL Score P
1St. Louis Blues824271122210:165 109
2Nashville Predators82408826237:210 104
3Detroit Red Wings823612628248:203 102
4Chicago Blackhawks8234111126248:238 101
5Columbus Blue Jackets82236746202:262 65

GROUP: Northwest

# Club G W W-OTL-OTL Score P
1Vancouver Canucks823714922249:198 111
2Calgary Flames823251530202:226 89
3Colorado Avalanche822516635208:220 88
4Minnesota Wild8222131136177:226 81
5Edmonton Oilers822571040212:239 74

GROUP: Pacific

# Club G W W-OTL-OTL Score P
1Phoenix Coyotes823391327216:204 97
2San Jose Sharks8231121029228:210 96
3Los Angeles Kings823191527194:179 95
4Dallas Stars823111535211:222 89
5Anaheim Ducks822951236204:231 80
Last updated: 08 Jul 2012, 16:03

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)
11 Jun 2012Los Angeles Kings - New Jersey Devils6-1
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