2005–06 NHL season

2005–06 NHL season
League National Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Duration October 5, 2005 – June 19, 2006
Number of games 82
Number of teams 30
Draft
Top draft pick Sidney Crosby
Picked by Pittsburgh Penguins
Regular season
Presidents' Trophy Detroit Red Wings
Season MVP Joe Thornton (Bruins, Sharks)
Top scorer Joe Thornton (Bruins, Sharks)
Playoffs
Eastern champions Carolina Hurricanes
  Eastern runners-up Buffalo Sabres
Western champions Edmonton Oilers
  Western runners-up Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Playoffs MVP Cam Ward (Hurricanes)
Stanley Cup
Champions Carolina Hurricanes
  Runners-up Edmonton Oilers

The 2005–06 NHL season was the 89th season of operation (88th season of play) of the National Hockey League (NHL). This season succeeded the 2004–05 season which had all of its scheduled games canceled due to a labor dispute with the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) over the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between the League and its players. The 2006 Stanley Cup playoffs began on April 21, 2006, and concluded on June 19, with the Carolina Hurricanes defeating the Edmonton Oilers to win their first Stanley Cup, after which the Oilers would miss the postseason ten consecutive times and the Hurricanes would miss 11 of their next 12.

League business

On July 13, 2005, the NHL, and NHLPA jointly announced that they had tentatively agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement which would allow the resumption of hockey for the 2005–06 season. The agreement was voted on July 21 by NHLPA members, and approved by a nearly 7 to 1 margin. The following day, the NHL's Board of Governors (owners) voted unanimously to approve the new agreement.

A new logo for the NHL was also unveiled, with "NHL" printed in upward-reading letters to project a vibrant, optimistic image, and having silver as the dominant color to pay homage to the Stanley Cup.[1] Also, new Eastern and Western Conference logos were unveiled before the Olympic break, with red as the dominant East color, and blue as the dominant West hue.[2]

American television also had a new look. OLN took over broadcasting rights after ESPN decided not to renew their rights on cable television. The network, owned by Comcast, had Monday and Tuesday night games during the regular season under an exclusivity clause prohibiting local telecasts those nights in the two participating teams' markets. NBC returned as the NHL's over-the-air partner after ABC parted ways following the 2003–04 season. Comcast high-speed cable internet customers could watch at least seven games a week over the Internet as part of the new TV deal.

Rule changes

The league returned with a revamped rulebook, to the point that many refer to "pre-lockout" and "post-lockout" when comparing statistics. The rule experimentation was based on the previous season of play in the AHL, and was based on creating a more exciting game with more scoring opportunities. Furthermore, a new Competition Committee was formed to discuss future rule changes, and players were invited to participate in the discussion.

  • The league introduced shoot-outs at the end of over-time if the score is tied.[3] The shootout features only three shots per team, and if it is still tied, the shootout becomes sudden death. In preseason games (regardless of the outcome) shootouts were held. Shootouts are only in effect for regular-season games. Playoff games will continue with twenty-minute periods until a sudden-death goal is scored.
  • The neutral zone becomes smaller by four feet (1.2 m).[3]
  • All blue and red lines are returned to the traditional width of 12 inches (31 cm). The double-width lines used in the AHL 2004–05 season were abandoned.
  • If a team ices the puck, it is not allowed to make a line change afterwards.[3]
  • Linesmen are given more discretion when it comes to waving off icing calls when they are accidentally made as the result of a failed pass attempt.
  • The "two-line offside pass" rule was abolished; this rule required a stoppage in play if a pass originating from inside a team's defending zone was completed on the offensive side of the center line, unless the puck crossed the line before the player.
  • Players who instigate a fight in the last five minutes of a game will be given a game misconduct penalty plus a one-game suspension.[3] Furthermore, the player's coach will be fined $10,000 (US).
  • Goaltender equipment was reduced in size by eleven percent.[3]
  • All referees are equipped with wireless microphones so they can now announce penalties over the public address system, similar to National Football League (NFL) and Canadian Football League (CFL) referees.
    • With multiple penalties, only the first will be announced by the referee calling the penalty, with the others being announced by the arena's ice-side PA announcer (in English); penalty announcements will also be relayed in French via the Bell Centre's PA announcer for the Montreal Canadiens.
  • Any player that shoots the puck over the glass (without deflection) from his own defensive zone will be penalized for delay of game. After the 2006 Olympic break, the rule was modified to read that the puck must cross the glass before crossing the blue line.
  • After the 2006 Olympic break, all sticks to be used in the shootout will be measured prior to use.

Regular season

In terms of total goals scored during an NHL regular season, the 2005–06 regular season turned out to be the highest-scoring in NHL history, with 7,443 goals scored in 1,230 games.[4] However, the highest-scoring season in terms of goals per game still belonged to the 1992–93 regular season, in which 7,311 goals were scored in only 1,008 games, for an average of 7.25 per game (the average in 2005–06 was 6.05 per game).[5] The record for most shorthanded goals scored in a season, set in 1992–93 and matched in 1993–94 at 312,[5] was broken as 318 shorthanded goals were scored.[6] A total of 117 shutouts were recorded,[7] down from an all-time high of 192 in 2003–04. The higher offensive numbers were largely attributable, among other things, to greater frequency of power plays. In 2003–04, teams had an average of 348 power plays over 82 games.[8] In 2005–06, the average number of power plays per team over 82 games was 480.[6]

The NHL season began on October 5, and for the first time in the League's history, all of the league's 30 teams played a game on opening night. In the first period of each game, all teams wore a jersey (sweater) with a special patch as the league and players association auctioned off those jerseys for the benefit of the Red Cross in both the United States and Canada earmarking the proceeds for Hurricane Katrina victims (the Islanders' ECHL affiliate in Biloxi, Mississippi suspended operations for the 2005–06 and 2006–07 seasons because of this disaster; furthermore, the NHL had a Stanley Cup tour of ECHL cities to raise additional funds for relief efforts. On opening night of this season, Jean-Pierre Dumont of the Buffalo Sabres scored the first goal of the regular season, and Daniel Alfredsson and Dany Heatley, of the Ottawa Senators became the first players to score the winning goals for a shootout in NHL history, both scoring against Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Ed Belfour. Their sticks were subsequently sent to the nearby Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.

The All-Star Game, which would have been in Phoenix, did not take place (the city will host the event in a future year as a replacement); the league instead took a break in February so that many of its players could participate in the XX Winter Olympic Games in Turin, Italy. The new schedule features more intra-division games in order to promote division rivalries. Consequently, there are whole divisions in the opposite conference that teams never played during the season.

This season saw the much-hyped debuts of (and immediate rivalry between) Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin. It was only the second time that two rookies had over 100 points in a season (Teemu Selanne and Joe Juneau performed the feat in 1992–93). Ovechkin finished with 106 points, which is third best all-time among NHL rookies. Crosby surpassed teammate Mario Lemieux's 100-point rookie season, finishing with 102 points, currently fifth best all-time.[9]

On November 30, 2005, Joe Thornton was traded from the Boston Bruins to the San Jose Sharks in a four-player deal which sent forwards Marco Sturm and Wayne Primeau and defenseman Brad Stuart to Boston. Thornton went on to win the scoring title and to date has consistently been a top ten League scorer. The Bruins would not make the playoffs until 2008.

On November 26, the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals played the second-longest NHL shootout to date. Rangers defenseman Marek Malik scored the winning goal in the 15th round, pulling the puck between his own legs to defeat Capitals goaltender Olaf Kolzig, giving the Rangers the victory by the final score of 3–2.

Three early-season games had to be rescheduled due to various events. Hurricane Wilma had forced the NHL to reschedule two Florida Panthers home games, in which their game against Ottawa Senators scheduled on October 22 was rescheduled to December 5; the game against the Washington Capitals scheduled for October 29 was moved to December 1. The Nashville PredatorsDetroit Red Wings game on November 22 was called off with 7:30 left in the first period after Red Wings defenseman Jiri Fischer suffered a seizure and had to be resuscitated. It was rescheduled to January 23, 2006, with the game starting 1–0 for Nashville as Greg Johnson's goal from the original date was allowed to stand. The game that was originally scheduled for January 23 at Nashville between the two teams was moved to March 30, 2006.

On January 12, the New York Rangers retired the number 11 of long-time captain Mark Messier to the rafters of Madison Square Garden. The Rangers would beat Messier's former team, the Edmonton Oilers, 5–4 in overtime.

On January 16 in Phoenix, Washington Capitals rookie winger Alexander Ovechkin added himself to the league's historical highlight reel by scoring a goal from his back while rolling and sliding past the goal. Ovechkin was checked to the ice by Coyotes defenseman Paul Mara on a breakaway between the Coyotes' faceoff circles, but rolled to his back, reached over his head with his stick and hooked the puck in behind goaltender Brian Boucher.[10]

On January 19, Los Angeles Kings veteran left winger Luc Robitaille scored his 550th, 551st and 552nd goals as a member of the Kings, eclipsing Marcel Dionne's franchise record of 550 goals. The 40-year-old Robitaille retired at season's end.

The season was rocked with scandal in early February when it came to light that Phoenix Coyotes Assistant Coach Rick Tocchet was found to be involved in a $1.6 million illegal sports gambling ring with Mafia ties. Apparently, no betting on NHL games was being done, but bets were being placed on college and professional football and college and professional basketball. Although Coyotes Head Coach Wayne Gretzky denied any knowledge or involvement in the ring, initial reports stated that wiretapped phone conversations he had proved that he not only knew about the ring, but was trying to find ways to conceal his wife's involvement in it. He was later cleared of these accusations, but long-term implications to his reputation are still unknown. For more information, see Operation Slapshot.

On April 15, in the Nashville Predators' 81st game of the season, Nashville goaltender Chris Mason was credited with a goal when the Phoenix Coyotes' Geoff Sanderson put the puck in his own net. Mason was awarded credit for the goal, as he was the last Predator to have touched the puck. It was the ninth regular season goal scored by a goaltender in NHL history. The last goal of the regular season was scored by Kyle Calder of the Chicago Blackhawks in overtime in a 3–2 victory over the St. Louis Blues, which ended the 2005–06 regular season at 10:50 EDT on April 18, 2006.

The Tampa Bay Lightning narrowly avoided becoming the first team since the New Jersey Devils in the 1995–96 season to miss the post-season after winning the Stanley Cup the previous season.

This season also marked the first time since the 1978–79 season that the St. Louis Blues did not qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs, ending the third-longest NHL post-season appearance streak at 25 seasons. Only the Chicago Blackhawks (28 seasons) and the Boston Bruins (29 seasons) had longer streaks.

This season also marked the last time the Pittsburgh Penguins missed the playoffs. From 2007 onward, they reached the playoffs every year.

Final standings

The Detroit Red Wings won the Presidents' Trophy and home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs.

For ranking in conference, division leaders are automatically ranked 1–3. These three, plus the next five teams in the conference standings, earn playoff berths at the end of the season.

Eastern Conference

Atlantic Division
No. CR GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
13New Jersey Devils8246279242229101
25Philadelphia Flyers82452611267259101
36New York Rangers82442612257215100
412New York Islanders823640623027878
515Pittsburgh Penguins8222461424431658

[11]

Northeast Division
No. CR GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
11Ottawa Senators8252219314211113
24Buffalo Sabres8252246281239110
37Montreal Canadiens824231924324793
49Toronto Maple Leafs824133825727090
513Boston Bruins8229371623026674

[11]

Southeast Division
No. CR GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
12Carolina Hurricanes8252228294260112
28Tampa Bay Lightning824333625226092
310Atlanta Thrashers824133828127590
411Florida Panthers8237341124025785
514Washington Capitals8229411223730670

[11]

Eastern Conference[12]
R Div GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 Z- Ottawa SenatorsNE8252219314211113
2 Y- Carolina HurricanesSE8252228294260112
3 Y- New Jersey DevilsAT8246278242229101
4 X- Buffalo SabresNE8252246242239110
5 X- Philadelphia FlyersAT82452611267259101
6 X- New York RangersAT82442612257215100
7 X- Montreal CanadiensNE824231924324793
8 X- Tampa Bay LightningSE824333625226092
8.5
9 Toronto Maple LeafsNE824133825727090
10 Atlanta ThrashersSE824133828127590
11 Florida PanthersSE8237341124025785
12 New York IslandersAT823640623027878
13 Boston BruinsNE8229371623026674
14 Washington CapitalsSE8229411223730670
15 Pittsburgh PenguinsAT8222461424431658

Divisions: AT – Atlantic, NE – Northeast, SE – Southeast

Z- Clinched Conference; Y- Clinched Division; X- Clinched Playoff spot

Western Conference

Central Division
No. CR GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
11Detroit Red Wings8258168305209124
24Nashville Predators8249258259227106
313Columbus Blue Jackets823543422327974
414Chicago Blackhawks8226431321128565
515St. Louis Blues8221461519729257

[11]

Northwest Division
No. CR GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
13Calgary Flames82462511218200103
27Colorado Avalanche824330928325795
38Edmonton Oilers8241281325625195
49Vancouver Canucks824232825625592
511Minnesota Wild823836823121584

[11]

Pacific Division
No. CR GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
12Dallas Stars8253236265218112
25San Jose Sharks8244271126624299
36Mighty Ducks of Anaheim8243271225422998
410Los Angeles Kings824235524927089
512Phoenix Coyotes823839524627181

[11]

Western Conference[13]
R Div GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 P- Detroit Red WingsCE8258168305209124
2 Y- Dallas StarsPA8253236265218112
3 Y- Calgary FlamesNW82462511218200103
4 X- Nashville PredatorsCE8249258259227106
5 X- San Jose SharksPA8244271126624299
6 X- Mighty Ducks of AnaheimPA8243271225422998
7 X- Colorado AvalancheNW824330928325795
8 X- Edmonton OilersNW8241281325625195
8.5
9 Vancouver CanucksNW824232825625592
10 Los Angeles KingsPA824235524927089
11 Minnesota WildNW823836823121584
12 Phoenix CoyotesPA823839524627181
13 Columbus Blue JacketsCE823543422327974
14 Chicago BlackhawksCE8226431321128565
15 St. Louis BluesCE8221461519729257

Divisions: CE – Central, PA – Pacific, NW – Northwest

P- Clinched Presidents Trophy; Y- Clinched Division; X- Clinched Playoff spot

Tiebreaking procedures

If two or more clubs are tied in points during the regular season, the standing of the clubs is determined in the following order:

  1. The fewer number of games played (i.e., superior points percentage).
  2. The greater number of games won.
  3. The greater number of points earned in games between the tied clubs.
  4. The greater differential between goals for and against.

Playoffs

In the first round, all of the Eastern series went to the higher-seeded team. In the Western Conference, however, the opposite was the case, and every series went to the lower seed. In the semi-finals, the first-seeded Ottawa Senators were upset by the Buffalo Sabres, while in the Western Conference, the eighth-seeded Edmonton Oilers defeated the fifth-seeded San Jose Sharks. The East's second seed, the Carolina Hurricanes, advanced to the Conference Final and defeated Buffalo in a seven-game series. The sixth-seeded Mighty Ducks of Anaheim defeated the Colorado Avalanche to advance to the Western Conference Final. Edmonton continued its Cinderella story by defeating Anaheim in five games, while Carolina advanced to the final with a seven-game series win over Buffalo.

Stanley Cup Final

The 2006 Stanley Cup Final was contested between the Eastern Conference champion Carolina Hurricanes and the Western Conference champion Edmonton Oilers. It was Carolina's second appearance in the Final, the other being in 2002, a loss to the Detroit Red Wings. It was Edmonton's seventh appearance in the Final and their first since their fifth Cup win in 1990. Carolina defeated Edmonton in seven games to win the franchise's first Stanley Cup, becoming the tenth post-1967 expansion team and third former World Hockey Association (WHA) franchise to win the Cup.

Carolina vs. Edmonton
DateAwayHome
June 5Edmonton 45 Carolina
June 7Edmonton 05 Carolina
June 10Carolina 12 Edmonton
June 12Carolina 21 Edmonton
June 14Edmonton 43 CarolinaOT
June 17Carolina 04 Edmonton
June 19Edmonton 13 Carolina
Carolina wins series 4–3 and Stanley Cup
Cam Ward (Carolina) wins Conn Smythe Trophy

Playoff bracket

  Conference Quarterfinals Conference Semifinals Conference Finals Stanley Cup Finals
                                     
1 Ottawa 4     1 Ottawa 1  
8 Tampa Bay 1     4 Buffalo 4  
2 Carolina 4 Eastern Conference
7 Montreal 2  
    4 Buffalo 3  
  2 Carolina 4  
3 New Jersey 4  
6 NY Rangers 0  
4 Buffalo 4   2 Carolina 4
5 Philadelphia 2     3 New Jersey 1  
  E2 Carolina 4
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first round.)
  W8 Edmonton 3
1 Detroit 2     5 San Jose 2
8 Edmonton 4     8 Edmonton 4  
2 Dallas 1
7 Colorado 4  
  8 Edmonton 4
  6 Anaheim 1  
3 Calgary 3  
6 Anaheim 4   Western Conference
4 Nashville 1   6 Anaheim 4
5 San Jose 4     7 Colorado 0  
  • During the first three rounds home ice is determined by seeding number, not position on the bracket. In the Finals the team with the better regular season record has home ice.

Awards

2005-2006 NHL awards
AwardRecipient(s)
Stanley Cup:Carolina Hurricanes
Presidents' Trophy:Detroit Red Wings
Prince of Wales Trophy:Carolina Hurricanes
Clarence S. Campbell Bowl:Edmonton Oilers
Art Ross Trophy:Joe Thornton, San Jose Sharks/Boston Bruins
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy:Teemu Selanne, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Calder Memorial Trophy:Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
Conn Smythe Trophy:Cam Ward, Carolina Hurricanes
Frank J. Selke Trophy:Rod Brind'Amour, Carolina Hurricanes
Hart Memorial Trophy:Joe Thornton, San Jose Sharks/Boston Bruins
Jack Adams Award:Lindy Ruff, Buffalo Sabres
James Norris Memorial Trophy:Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit Red Wings
King Clancy Memorial Trophy:Olaf Kolzig, Washington Capitals
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy:Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings
Lester B. Pearson Award:Jaromir Jagr, New York Rangers
Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy:Jonathan Cheechoo, San Jose Sharks
NHL Plus/Minus Award:Wade Redden, Ottawa Senators;
Michal Rozsival, New York Rangers
Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award:Cristobal Huet, Montreal Canadiens
Vezina Trophy:Miikka Kiprusoff, Calgary Flames
William M. Jennings Trophy:Miikka Kiprusoff, Calgary Flames
Lester Patrick Trophy:Red Berenson, Marcel Dionne, Reed Larson, Glen Sonmor, Steve Yzerman

All-Star teams

First Team  Position  Second Team
Miikka Kiprusoff, Calgary Flames G Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils
Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit Red Wings D Zdeno Chara, Ottawa Senators
Scott Niedermayer, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim D Sergei Zubov, Dallas Stars
Joe Thornton, Boston/San Jose C Eric Staal, Carolina Hurricanes
Jaromir Jagr, New York Rangers RW Daniel Alfredsson, Ottawa Senators
Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals LW Dany Heatley, Ottawa Senators

Player statistics

Scoring leaders

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Joe ThorntonBoston Bruins/San Jose Sharks812996125+3161
Jaromir JagrNew York Rangers825469123+3472
Alexander OvechkinWashington Capitals815254106+252
Dany HeatleyOttawa Senators825053103+2986
Daniel AlfredssonOttawa Senators774360103+2950
Sidney CrosbyPittsburgh Penguins813963102-1110
Eric StaalCarolina Hurricanes824555100-881
Ilya KovalchukAtlanta Thrashers78524698-668
Marc SavardAtlanta Thrashers82286997+7100
Jonathan CheechooSan Jose Sharks82563793+2325

Source: NHL.[14]

Leading goaltenders

Minimum 1,000 minutes played.

Note: GP = Games Played; Min = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime/Shootout Losses; GA = Goals Against; SO = Shutouts; Sv% = Save Percentage; GAA = Goals Against Average

Player Team GP Min W L OT GA SO Sv% GAA
Miikka KiprusoffCalgary Flames744379:4042201115110.9232.07
Dominik HasekOttawa Senators432583:5828104905.9252.09
Manny LegaceDetroit Red Wings512905:0937831067.9152.19
Cristobal HuetMontreal Canadiens362102:5918114777.9292.20
Henrik LundqvistNew York Rangers533111:53301291162.9222.24
Manny FernandezMinnesota Wild583411:14301871301.9192.29
Ilya BryzgalovMighty Ducks of Anaheim311575:1313121661.9102.51
Marty TurcoDallas Stars683910:12411951663.8982.55
Vesa ToskalaSan Jose Sharks372039:132374872.9012.56
Martin BrodeurNew Jersey Devils734364:35432371875.9112.57

Coaches

Eastern Conference

Western Conference

Milestones

Debuts

The following are players of note who played their first NHL game in 2005-06:

Last games

The following is a list of players of note who played their last NHL game in 2005–06, listed with their team:

PlayerTeamNotability
Tommy Albelin[15]New Jersey Devils2-time Stanley Cup champion with the Devils.
Dave Andreychuk[16]Tampa Bay Lightning1-time Stanley Cup champion with the Lightning, over 1600 games played.
Aki Berg[17]Toronto Maple LeafsOlympic silver and bronze medalist.
Andrew Cassels[18]Washington CapitalsOver 1000 games played.
Eric Daze[19]Chicago Blackhawks1-time NHL All-Star.
Eric Desjardins[20]Philadelphia Flyers1-time Stanley Cup winner with the Montreal Canadiens, 2-time NHL All-Star, over 1100 games played.
Chris Dingman[21]Tampa Bay Lightning2-time Stanley Cup champion with the Colorado Avalanche and Lightning.
Tie Domi[22]Toronto Maple LeafsOver 1000 games played.
Jiri Fischer[23]Detroit Red Wings1-time Stanley Cup champion with the Red Wings.
Brett Hull[24]Phoenix Coyotes2-time Stanley Cup champion with the Dallas Stars and Detroit Red Wings, Olympic silver medalist, 8-time NHL All-Star, Hart Memorial Trophy winner, Lady Byng Memorial Trophy winner, Lester B. Pearson Award winner, over 1200 games played.
Brian Leetch[25]Boston Bruins1-time Stanley Cup champion with the New York Rangers, Olympic silver medalist, 10-time NHL All-Star, 2-time James Norris Memorial Trophy winner, Calder Memorial Trophy winner, Conn Smythe Trophy winner, over 1200 games played.
Mario Lemieux[26]Pittsburgh Penguins2-time Stanley Cup champion with the Penguins as a player, Olympic gold medalist, 10-time NHL All-Star, 6-time Art Ross Trophy winner, 4-time Lester B. Pearson Award winner, 3-time Hart Memorial Trophy winner, 2-time Conn Smythe Trophy winner, Bill Masterton Trophy winner, Calder Memorial Trophy winner, Lester Patrick Trophy winner, Lou Marsh Trophy winner, second member of Hockey Hall of Fame to resume career after induction.
Grant Marshall[27]New Jersey Devils2-time Stanley Cup champion with the Devils.
Shawn McEachern[28]Boston Bruins1-time Stanley Cup Champion with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Alexander Mogilny[29]New Jersey Devils1-time Stanley Cup champion with the Devils, Olympic gold medalist, 5-time NHL All-Star, Lady Byng Memorial Trophy winner, Triple Gold Club member.
Lyle Odelein[30]Pittsburgh Penguins1-time Stanley Cup champion with the Montreal Canadiens, over 1000 games played.
Zigmund Palffy[31]Pittsburgh Penguins4-time NHL All-Star.
Keith Primeau[32]Philadelphia Flyers2-time NHL All-Star.
Luc Robitaille[33]Los Angeles Kings1-time Stanley Cup champion with the Detroit Red Wings, 8-time NHL All-Star, Calder Memorial Trophy winner, over 1400 games played.
Turner Stevenson[34]Philadelphia Flyers1-time Stanley Cup champion with the New Jersey Devils.
Scott Young[35]St. Louis Blues2-time Stanley Cup champion with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Colorado Avalanche, over 1100 games played.
Steve Yzerman[36]Detroit Red Wings3-time Stanley Cup champion with the Red Wings, Olympic gold medalist, 10-time NHL All-Star, Bill Masterton Trophy winner, Conn Smythe Trophy winner, Frank J. Selke Trophy winner, Lester B. Pearson Award winner, Lester Patrick Trophy winner, over 1500 games played.
Alexei Zhamnov[37]Boston BruinsOlympic gold, silver and bronze medalist, 2-time NHL All-Star.

See also

References

  • Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Toronto, ON: Dan Diamond & Associates. ISBN 978-1-894801-22-5. 
Notes
  1. 1 2 "CBA FAQ". NHL Enterprises, L.P. July 22, 2005. Archived from the original on April 20, 2006. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  2. "NHL unveils new logo for 2005–06 season". CBC News. July 22, 2005. Retrieved June 16, 2015.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2009). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2010. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 11.
  4. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 22, 2011. Retrieved 2010-01-25.
  5. 1 2 https://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_1993.html
  6. 1 2 https://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_2006.html
  7. https://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_2006_goalies.html
  8. https://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_2004.html
  9. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 3, 2010. Retrieved May 10, 2010.
  10. Watch Ovechkin's goal at Google Videos Archived February 8, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  11. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2009). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2010. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 162.
  12. "2005–2006 Standings by Conference". National Hockey League. Retrieved March 26, 2012.
  13. "2005–2006 Standings by Conference". National Hockey League. Retrieved March 26, 2012.
  14. Dinger 2011, p. 156.
  15. TOMMY ALBELIN TO JOIN THE COACHING STAFF OF THE NATIONAL TEAMS
  16. LIGHTNING NAME DAVE ANDREYCHUK, PHIL ESPOSITO TO VICE PRESIDENT POSITIONS
  17. Happy Trails Aki Berg!
  18. Cyclones Name Andrew Cassels Assistant Coach
  19. Former Blackhawks star Eric Daze feeling good again (exclusive)
  20. Desjardins Will Retire
  21. DINGMAN SAVOURS TIME IN BRANDON
  22. Tie Domi retires from NHL
  23. Alumni game allows Jiri Fischer to score one more goal for Red Wings
  24. Brett Hull announces his retirement
  25. No regrets as Joe Brian Leetch Retires From Hockey
  26. Lemieux announces retirement
  27. GRANT MARSHALL, FORMER NHL PLAYER, ON CLIFTON HILL!
  28. A new twist in NHL's arbitration plot
  29. Remember Alexander Mogilny? Well, we caught up with the once-famed winger
  30. Lyle Odelein
  31. Ziggy Palffy retires as one of most underappreciated players
  32. Concussion effects force Keith Primeau to retire
  33. LUC ROBITAILLE ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT
  34. A SIT DOWN WITH STANLEY CUP WINNER TURNER STEVENSON
  35. Avalanche To Honor Scott Young
  36. Longtime Red Wings captain Yzerman retires
  37. Catching up

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