Commissioner Gary B. Bettman
Deputy Commissioner William Daly
Senior Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell

Hockey Operations

Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations Mike Murphy
Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations Kris King


Executive Vice President, Communications Gary Meagher
Senior Vice President, Event Communications & Player Development Jamey Horan
Senior Vice President, Communications John Dellapina
Vice President, Corporate Communications Jennifer Neziol
Vice President, Statistics & Information Russ Levine
Senior Director, Communications Greg Inglis
Senior Director, Corporate Communications Nirva Milord
Director, Event Communications & Player Development Chris Wojcik
Director, Communications Jennifer Moad
Director, Communications Julie Young
Senior Manager, Communications Trevor Bjergso
Senior Manager, Communications Jasmine Ghafour
Senior Manager, Event Communications & Player Development David Keon
Manager, Communications Josh Bernstein
Manager, Communications Brendon Crossman
Manager, Communications Stuart McComish
Manager, Communications Scott Rodgers
Manager, Event Communications & Player Development Casey Blossom
Coordinator, Event Communications & Player Development Megan Cooper
Coordinator, Event Communications & Player Development Jeff Day
Coordinator, Event Communications & Player Development Gina Morra
Critical Dates for 2021-22 Season

Monday, March 21 - Trade Deadline (3 p.m. ET)

Friday, April 29 - Last Day of Regular Season

Monday, May 2 - Stanley Cup Playoffs Begin

Thursday, June 30 - Last Possible Day of Stanley Cup Final

Thursday, July 7 - Round 1 of 2022 NHL Draft

Friday, July 8 - Rounds 2-7 of 2022 NHL Draft

Wednesday, July 13 - RFA/UFA Signing Period Begins (12 p.m. ET)


Eastern Conference

Atlantic Division
Boston Bruins
Buffalo Sabres
Detroit Red Wings
Florida Panthers
Montreal Canadiens
Ottawa Senators
Tampa Bay Lightning
Toronto Maple Leafs

Metropolitan Division
Carolina Hurricanes
Columbus Blue Jackets
New Jersey Devils
New York Islanders
New York Rangers
Philadelphia Flyers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Washington Capitals

Western Conference

Central Division
Arizona Coyotes
Chicago Blackhawks
Colorado Avalanche
Dallas Stars
Minnesota Wild
Nashville Predators
St. Louis Blues
Winnipeg Jets

Pacific Division
Anaheim Ducks
Calgary Flames
Edmonton Oilers
Los Angeles Kings
San Jose Sharks
Seattle Kraken
Vancouver Canucks

Schedule Matrix

Games Within Division
5 teams x 2 home / 2 away (Subtotal 10 home / 10 away)
1 team x 2 home / 1 away (Subtotal 2 home / 1 away)
1 team x 1 home / 2 away (Subtotal 1 home / 2 away)

Games Within Conference (Non-Division)
4 teams x 2 home / 1 away (Subtotal 8 home / 4 away)
4 teams x 1 home / 2 away (Subtotal 4 home / 8 away)

Non-Conference Games    
16 teams x 1 home / 1 away (Subtotal 16 home / 16 away)

Grand Total - 82 Games
41 home / 41 away

Stanley Cup Playoff Format

Playoff qualification will be division-based and conference-based, with the top three finishers in each division qualifying for  the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The best two teams in the conference that didn't finish in the top three in their division qualify as wild card teams. 

The lower wild card seed is place in the division with the team that has the best record in the conference, while the other wild card team is placed in the other division. 

Teams are seeded from 1-4 within their division and playoff in best-of-seven series. The two teams that win the division playoff meet in the conference final. The two conference final winners meet in the Stanley Cup Final.

How to Figure


An assist is awarded to the player or players (maximum of two) who touched the puck prior to the goal, provided no defender plays or possesses the puck in between.

Game Played                                

A player receives credit for playing in a game if: i) he steps on the ice during time played or; ii) serves any penalty.

Game-Winning Goal                  

After the final score has been determined, the goal which leaves the winning Club one goal ahead of its opponent is the game-winning goal (example: if Team A beats Team B 8-3, the player scoring the fourth goal for Team A receives credit for the game-winning goal).


A goal is awarded to the last player on the scoring Club to touch the puck prior to the puck entering the net.

Goals-Against Average            

Multiply goals allowed (GA) by 60 and divide by minutes played (MINS). 


A goaltender receives a “W” for a win in regulation, overtime or shootout; an “L” for a loss in regulation; or an “OT” for a loss in overtime or shootout.

Penalty-Killing Pct.                   

Subtract total number of power-play goals allowed from total number of shorthanded situations to get total number of power-plays killed.  Divide the total number of power-plays killed by the total number of shorthanded situations.


A player receives a “plus” if he is on the ice when his Club scores an even-strength or shorthand goal.  He receives a “minus” if he is on the ice for an even-strength or shorthanded goal scored by the opposing Club.  The difference in these numbers is considered the player’s plus-minus statistic.

Power-Play Goal                         

A goal scored by a Club while it has a manpower advantage due to an opponent’s penalty.  Following are some examples of what is and is not considered a power-play goal:

  • if a Club has an advantage on a minor penalty starting at 2:02 of the period and it scores at 4:02, the goal is not a power-play goal.
  • if a Club scores on a delayed penalty, the goal is not a power-play goal.
  • if a Club has an advantage due to a five-minute major or match penalty, that Club is always credited with having one more advantage than the number of power-play goals it scores during that advantage, because the penalty does not  expire.  A new advantage begins after each power-play goal.  For example, if Team A scores three goals during a major penalty, it is credited with four advantages.
  • if a Club is on a power-play for any length of time, it is considered to have had an advantage.
  • if a minor penalty is incurred by a Club on a power-play due to a major penalty, a new advantage is given to that Club when its minor penalty expires, provided the opponent’s major penalty is still in effect.
Power-Play Percentage          

Total number of power-play goals divided by total number of power-play opportunities.

Save Percentage                       

Subtract goals allowed (GA) from shots against (SA) to determine saves.  Then divide saves by shots-against.

Shooting Percentage              

Divide the number of goals scored by the number of shots taken.

Shorthanded Goal                     

A goal scored by a Club while it is at a manpower disadvantage.  The same cases apply for shorthand as for power-play goals, but in the opposite manner.

Shot on Goal                                

If a player shoots the puck with the intention of scoring and if that shot would have gone in the net had the goaltender not stopped it, the shot is recorded as a “shot on goal”.


If two goaltenders combine for a shutout, neither receives credit for the shutout.  Instead it is recorded as a Club shutout.

Tenths of a Second                  

If a penalty or goal occurs in the last minute, the time is rounded off to the previous second (ex:  if a penalty is called with 12.4 seconds left in a period, the time is indicated as 19:47 and not 19:48.)\

Coaches Record                        

A coach receives a “W” for a win in regulation, overtime or shootout; an “L” for a loss in regulation; or an “OT” for a loss in overtime or shootout.

** NOTE: No individual skater/goaltender statistics apply for the shootout


Anderson, Reid* 49
Beach, Cody* 45
Blandina, Brandon* 39
Brenk, Jake 26
Charron, Francis 6
Chmielewski, Tom 18
Dunning, Mitch* 43
Dwyer, Gord 19
Furlatt, Eric 27
Halkidis, Beaudry* 48
Hanson, Trevor 14
Hebert, Ghislain 22
Hebert, Jean 15
Joannette, Marc 25
Kea, Justin* 44
Kozari, Steve 40
Lambert, Pierre 37
L’Ecuyer, Frederick 17
Lee, Chris 28
Luxmore, Thomas John 21
MacDougall, Peter 38
Markovic, Michael 47
McCauley, Wes 4
McIsaac, Jon 2
Meier, Brad 34
Morton, Dean 36
Nicholson, Kendrick 30
O’Donnell, Conor* 41
O’Rourke, Dan 9
Pochmara, Brian 16
Pollock, Kevin 33
Rank, Garrett 7
Rehman, Kyle 10
Rooney, Chris 5
Samuels-Thomas, Jordan* 42
Sandlak, Carter* 47
Schlenker, Chris 3
Schrader, Brandon* 46
Skilliter, Graham 24
South, Furman 13
St-Laurent, Francois 8
St. Pierre, Justin 12
Sutherland, Kelly 11
Syvret, Corey 23
Walsh, Ian 29



Alphonso, Shandor 52
Amell, Derek 75
Apperson, Caleb* 77
Baker, Tyson 88
Barton, Steve 59
Berg, Devin 87
Brisebois, David 96
Cherrey, Scott 50
Cormier, Michel 76
Daisy, Ryan 81
Deschamps, Jonathan 80
Devorski, Greg 54
Flemington, Kyle 55
Fournier, Julien 56
Galloway, Ryan 82
Gawryletz, Brandon 64
Gawryletz, Travis 67
Gibbons, Ryan 58
Hunt, Mitchell* 62
Johnson, Justin* 57
Kelly, Dan* 98
Knorr, Trent 63
Kovachik, Brad 71
MacPherson, Matt 83
Marquis, Jesse 86
McNamara, Kilian* 93
Mills, Bevan 53
Murchison, Kiel 79
Murray, CJ* 68
Murray, Jonny 95
Nagy, Kory 97
Nansen, Derek 70
O'Quinn, Ben 91
Pancich, Bryan 94
Rody, Vaughan 73
Shewchyk, Mark 92
Smith, Andrew 51
Suchanek, Libor 60
Tobias, James 61
Toomey, Travis 90

* minor league official