The NHL season started on October 2, 2019.
The National Hockey League (NHL) is a professional ice hockey league composed of 30 teams, of which 27 are based in the United States and 3 in Canada. The NHL’s regular season runs from October through early April, with each team playing 82 games.
The History of the NHL
The National Hockey League (NHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, currently comprising 31 teams: 24 in the United States and seven in Canada. Founded in 1917 as the successor to the National Hockey Association (NHA), the NHL is considered to be the premier professional ice hockey league in the world, and one of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. The Stanley Cup, the oldest professional sports trophy in North America, is awarded annually to the league playoff champion at the end of each season.
The NHL Season
The NHL season is one of the most highly anticipated seasons in all of professional sports. Every year, fans eagerly await the start of the season, and this year is no different. The NHL season is set to start on October 2nd, 2019.
The regular season
The regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL) begins in October and ends in early April. Each team plays 82 games during the season. The schedule is released in late August or early September.
The Stanley Cup playoffs (French: Les séries éliminatoires de la Coupe Stanley) is an elimination tournament in the National Hockey League (NHL) consisting of four rounds of best-of-seven series to determine the league champion and the winner of the Stanley Cup. Eight teams from each of the two conferences qualify for the playoffs based on regular season points totals. The final round of the playoffs, the Stanley Cup Finals, pits the conference champions against each other to determine who will hoist Lord Stanley’s Cup.
It is generally accepted that the National Hockey League (NHL) season started on January 1, 1917, when the NHL was formed from the dissolution of the National Hockey Association (NHA). However, there are some who argue that the NHL actually started on December 19, 1917, when the first games were played under NHL auspices.