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 professional hockey association in the
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, Wayne Simmonds, Kyle Okposo,
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.
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.
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 NHL be made up of America
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 minimum amount of money any NHL
As of November 2015, the NHL home page contains headlines about the league, information about fantasy hockey, links to various hockey blogs and images from recent NHL games. Visitors also have access to the home page in languages such as French, German and Russian. The NHL home page has links to oth
The only legal way to watch National Hockey League games online in the United States or Canada is to purchase an NHL Gamecenter LIVE subscription. Subscriptions can be purchased at the NHL homepage.
The National Hockey League 2019-2020 season is underway. Each of the 31 teams in the league will play 82 games total during the regular season: 41 games on home ice and 41 on the road. In general, the NHL regular season starts in October and extends to April of the following year, with playoff games
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 the 1950s.