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www.reference.com/article/black-hockey-players-nhl-5e89b372792ae4aa

There are 25 professional hockey players of black African descent, including Wayne Simmonds of the National Hockey League Philadelphia Flyers. The NHL itself emphasizes that hockey is "for everyone," noting that many black players have played professional hockey since t...

www.reference.com/article/percent-nhl-players-canadian-67906ff29026e57f

Approximately 54.4 percent of NHL players are Canadian, according to a 2010 USA Today report. In that season, 20.5 percent of NHL players were American and USA hockey assistant executive director Jim Johannson said the league had a long-term goal of having 30 percent of...

www.reference.com/article/lowest-paid-nhl-player-b92eeedf76ce8152

As of April 2014, there was a 125-player tie for the right to be called the lowest paid player in the NHL at $550,000 dollars per year. This is because the NHL and the NHLPA have a minimum salary for NHL players, which can vary by season. This means that the absolute mi...

www.reference.com/article/many-african-american-players-nhl-b9c08ee452ce9cde

There are currently 6 African Americans playing in the NHL. If you expand out to include players of African descent from Canada, Sweden, Finland, and France, then there are 25 players in the NHL. Prominent examples are P.K. Subban and his brother Malcolm, Jarome Iginla,...

www.reference.com/article/history-nhl-4204c09e4e9c96cf

The National Hockey League began with five Canadian teams after the National Hockey Association was disbanded in 1917. Six teams were in the league from 1942 to 1967. The NHL expanded to 12 teams in 1967 and has grown to 30 teams as of the 2015 season.

www.reference.com/article/nhl-d8d989b25a90dbee

Originally formed in 1917, the National Hockey League, or NHL, is comprised of 30 teams throughout North America that play a nine-month season culminating every year with the awarding of the championship Stanley Cup trophy. The league is considered the premier professio...

www.reference.com/article/hockey-teams-nhl-e6b108fb4c67ac0c

Teams in the NHL include the Chicago Blackhawks, the Montreal Canadiens, the New York Islanders, the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Detroit Red Wings. The NHL has 30 member teams, with 23 in the United States and seven in Canada.