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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...


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...


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...


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.


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,...


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.


A regulation NHL game is 60 minutes of actual play time; however, the game time lasts approximately two and a half hours with intermissions and timeouts. The length of a game can be extended in the event of a delay or overtime.