A perfect opportunity for any NHL fan to put their knowledge to test by giving a go to our intriguing NHL Trivia questions & answers quiz game. Founded in November 1917 by Commissioner Gary Bettman, National Hockey League is an ice hockey league with matches between 31 teams. 24 of these teams are in the United States and rest of the 7 are from Canada. Annually, one team wins the Stanley Cup, which is the oldest professional sports trophy in North America. The team that has the most points in the regular season is awarded the Presidents’ Trophy.
Interesting NHL Trivia Facts
The National Hockey League ranks fifth among professional sports leagues in the world by revenue (3,700 € million)
A labor-management dispute that led to the cancellation of the entire 2004–05 season, the league resumed play in 2005–06
The jersey is sometimes called a sweater because, during hockey’s early years, players actually wore sweaters and not the mesh-like jerseys of today.
The survivors of a league that had grown at times to as many as 10 franchises, and had seen teams change names and cities with regularity in the 1920’s and 30’s, would settle in an era of stability, known as the age of the “Original Six.” The Red Wings, the Blackhawks, the Rangers, the Canadiens, the Bruins, and the Leafs; these few teams would symbolize hockey for fans across North America.
Maurice Richard was the first player to score fifty goals in one season. He reached the 50 goal mark in 50 games in the 1944-45 season.
Clint Benedict was the first goalie to ever wear a mask, after a shot by Howie Mornez knocked him unconscious back in 1927. The mask was made out of leather, but when wearing it he could not see low shots, so it didn’t last.
On Wednesday, September 23rd, 1992, Manon Rheaume made sports history by being the first woman to play in one of the four major sports leagues in the United States. She goaltended for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League in a pre-season game against the St. Louis Blues.
Rumor has it that a Toronto haberdasher gave players in the 1940s free hats if they would score three goals in a game
Almost 1.7% of Canada’s population is a registered hockey player, giving them 572,411 players, which is over a third of the world’s registered hockey players.
No player has served as captain of a team longer than Steve Yzerman, who was captain of the Detroit Red Wings for 1,303 games.