2017-18 NHL Season
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2017%E2%80%9318 NHL Season
2017-18 NHL season
League National Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Duration October 4, 2017 - June 2018
Number of games 82
Number of teams 31
Draft
Top draft pick Nico Hischier
Picked by New Jersey Devils
Regular season
Playoffs
Stanley Cup
Seasons
2016-17

The 2017-18 NHL season is the 101st season of operation (100th season of play) of the National Hockey League. With the addition of a new expansion team, the Vegas Golden Knights, 31 teams compete in an 82-game regular season. The regular season began on October 4, 2017, and will end on April 8, 2018. The 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs will then begin a few days afterwards, with the Stanley Cup Finals held in early June.

League business

Expansion

On June 22, 2016, the NHL confirmed that it had granted an expansion franchise in the city of Las Vegas to an ownership group led by Bill Foley,[1] whose identity was revealed as the Vegas Golden Knights on November 22. The team plays in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference.[2][3]

Olympics abstention and ban

On April 3, 2017, the NHL announced that, after five Olympic tournaments in which the NHL allowed its players to participate in the event, it would not do so for the men's hockey tournament at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Furthermore, the league did not include a break for the Olympics in its schedule, and scheduled its All-Star Game as usual for late-January shortly prior to the Olympics (historically, the All-Star Game was not played during Olympic years).[4][5] Each team's mandatory bye week, stipulated in the league's CBA, was also scattered throughout the month of January.[6]

The restriction will apply to any player under NHL contract, including those in its affiliated minor leagues, but not to players signed to one-way contracts directly with the teams in those minor leagues nor players signed to entry-level contracts who are playing junior ice hockey.[7][5] Several players have vowed to participate anyway, most notably Alexander Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin.[8] The league had initially stated that minor league prospects would not be subject to the ban.[9] As the league had little legal room to enforce a ban itself without running afoul of the National Hockey League Players' Association,[10] the league instead colluded with the International Ice Hockey Federation, who agreed to establish a blacklist forbidding the national teams from offering invitations to players under NHL contracts.[11]

Players with Olympic aspirations who were free agents, especially those whose NHL prospects were marginal, were advised not to sign NHL contracts and, if they wished to play professionally, sign directly with minor league clubs to maintain Olympic eligibility.[7] Former Buffalo Sabres captain Brian Gionta and former Olympian Jarome Iginla were among those who opted not to sign NHL contracts for the season prior to the Olympics; Iginla, because of a lingering injury, would not go to the Olympics.[12][13]

Salary cap

On June 18, 2017, the National Hockey League Players' Association announced that the salary cap would be set at $75 million per team for the 2017-18 season.[14][15]

Rule changes

The NHL Board of Governors passed some new rules that take effect this season, including:[16]

  • coach's challenge of offside - the original rule was put in place after a series of highly blatant off-side calls had been missed. The rule soon became a huge time waster, often requested by coaches whose team had allowed a goal wanting a review of the exact millimeter that a skate and the puck pass the blue line. To reduce the number of coach's challenges, there is now a two-minute penalty for delay of game if the review does not result in an offside being overturned.
  • no timeouts after icing - as a team that causes an icing is not allowed to change the players on the ice, coaches took to calling their 30-second timeout to allow their players to rest, getting around the intent of the "no-changes" rule. This rule change eliminates that practice.
  • touching high-sticked puck by power play team - previously, if a team on the man advantage played a puck after it was high-sticked, no matter where on the ice this happened, the play was stopped and the faceoff come all the way back to their own zone. This has been adjusted slightly so that, if the infraction happens in the short handed team's zone, the faceoff would only be moved back to the neutral zone just outside the short handed team's zone.

The Board of Governors has also stated that existing rules be fully enforced in certain situations that had become "unofficially" ignored:[16]

  • enforcement of slashing rules - not a rule change as such, referees are now expected to enforce the existing two-minute penalty for slashing when players chop at the wrists and hands of a puck carrier. This follows a series of injuries - including a partially chopped-off finger - for this common practice that was rarely being penalized.
  • faceoff infractions - not a rule change as such, referees are now expected to enforce the existing two-minute penalty for improper stance by a player taking a faceoff. This follows an extensive period where players have not been standing with their feet properly placed within the limits of the markings by the dot, with their bodies square to the end boards.

Media rights

This is the seventh season under the NHL's ten-year U.S. rights deal with NBC Sports, and the fourth season of its twelve-year Canadian rights deals with Sportsnet and TVA Sports. The CBC's rights to air Hockey Night in Canada, which was due to expire after this season, was renewed through the end of the current Rogers deal.[17][18]

Since CBC and NBC also hold the rights to air the Olympics in their respective countries, Rogers has not scheduled any HNIC games on CBC during those Saturdays nights, and will instead only air those NHL games on either City or the Sportsnet networks.[19][20] NBC originally decided not to air any NHL games at all during the Olympics, but later reversed course and will air the NHL Game of the Week on those Sunday afternoons.[21]

AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain (which, along with AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh, the regional broadcaster of the Pittsburgh Penguins, re-branded from Root Sports over the off-season) are the inaugural regional television rightsholders for the Vegas Golden Knights.[22]TSN has re-gained regional English-language rights to the Montreal Canadiens, and extended its radio contract with co-owned CKGM.[23][24] Rogers Media has acquired the radio rights for the Vancouver Canucks for newly acquired 650 CISL.[25]

Centennial celebration

The NHL's centennial commemorations continued into the 2017-18 season, as its 100th season of play. On March 17, 2017, the NHL announced that it would hold an outdoor game at TD Place Stadium between the Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens on December 16, 2017, to formally mark the 100th anniversary of their first NHL game.[26][27]

The Toronto Maple Leafs marked the centennial of the NHL's first game (which involved their predecessor, the Toronto Arenas) with a "Next Century Game" on December 19, 2017 against the Carolina Hurricanes; the team wore special Toronto Arenas jerseys, and season ticket holders were encouraged to donate their tickets to the MLSE Foundation to allow students to attend the game.[28][29] Mayor of Toronto John Tory also declared December 19 "Toronto Maple Leafs Day".[30]

Preseason games in China

On March 30, 2017, it was announced that the Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks would play two pre-season games in China on September 21 and 23.[31] These were the first NHL games ever played in China.[32]

Coaching changes

Coaching changes
Offseason
Team 2016-17 coach 2017-18 coach Story / Accomplishments
Arizona Coyotes Dave Tippett Rick Tocchet On June 22, 2017, through mutual agreement, Tippett left the head coach position of the Coyotes. He led the team to a 30-42-10 record during the 2016-17 season, and a 282-257-83 overall record in eight seasons with the team.[33][34] On July 11, 2017, Tocchet was named as the new head coach of the Coyotes.[35] He was the assistant coach for the Pittsburgh Penguins in the last three seasons.
Buffalo Sabres Dan Bylsma Phil Housley On April 20, 2017, the Sabres fired Bylsma after his team finished eighth in the Atlantic Division and failed to contend for the playoffs for the second consecutive season. He led the team to a 33-37-12 record during the 2016-17 season and a 68-73-23 overall record in two full seasons.[36] On June 15, Housley was named the Sabres' new head coach.[37] He had spent the previous four seasons as assistant coach for the Nashville Predators and previously played for the Sabres from 1982 to 1990.
Dallas Stars Lindy Ruff Ken Hitchcock On April 9, 2017, the Stars announced that Ruff's contract would not be renewed for the 2017-18 season. Ruff led the team to a 34-37-11 record during the 2016-17 season as the Stars missed the playoffs and a 165-122-41 record since taking over in 2013.[38] Ruff joined the New York Rangers as an assistant coach.[39] On April 13, Hitchcock, most recently with the St. Louis Blues, was named the new head coach. He previously coached the Stars from 1996 to 2002.[40]
Florida Panthers Gerard Gallant
Tom Rowe*
Bob Boughner Gallant, who compiled a record of 11-10-1 for the first part of the season (and a 96-65-25 record over his full 2¼-season tenure with the team, the highest win percentage of any coach in Panthers history), was fired on November 10, 2016. Rowe, the team's general manager, stepped into the position and compiled a 24-26-10 record. Gallant joined the Vegas Golden Knights, while Rowe, despite losing both the head coach and general manager titles, will remain with the Panthers as an advisor.[41] On June 12, Boughner was named the team's new head coach.[42] He was the assistant coach of the San Jose Sharks before being hired by the Panthers.
Los Angeles Kings Darryl Sutter John Stevens On April 10, 2017, the Kings fired Sutter after missing the playoffs for the second time in three years. He led the Kings to two Stanley Cup victories in 2012 and 2014. The Kings finished the season with a record of 39-35-8 and an overall record of 225-147-53 over six seasons with Sutter, which is the most wins for any coach in Kings' history.[43][44] On April 23, Stevens was named the new head coach. He had been the Kings' assistant coach since 2010 and was also an interim coach for four games during the 2011-12 season.[45]
Vancouver Canucks Willie Desjardins Travis Green On April 10, 2017, the Canucks fired Desjardins after his team failed to contend for the playoffs for the second consecutive year. He led the team to a 30-43-9 record during the 2016-17 season and a 109-110-27 overall record in three full seasons.[46] Desjardins will coach the Canadian Olympic team for this season.[47] On April 26, Green was named the new head coach. Prior to his hiring, Green was the head coach for the Canucks' AHL affiliate Utica Comets, where he amassed a 155-110-39 record through four seasons.[48]
Vegas Golden Knights Expansion team Gerard Gallant On April 13, 2017, the Golden Knights hired Gerard Gallant as the team's first ever head coach.[49]

Arena changes

Regular season

The regular season began on October 4, 2017, and will end on April 8, 2018. Each team will receive a five-day "bye week", and all of them will take place in mid-January.[53]

International games

One of the games between the Ottawa Senators and the Colorado Avalanche at Ericsson Globe, Stockholm, Sweden.

Two regular season games between the Colorado Avalanche and the Ottawa Senators were played at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden on November 10 and 11, 2017, branded as the SAP NHL Global Series.[54]

Outdoor games

All-Star Game

The 63rd National Hockey League All-Star Game will be held in Tampa, Florida at Amalie Arena, home of the Tampa Bay Lightning, on January 28, 2018. The format will not change and will follow the format used in two previous All-Star games.[59]

Postponed game

The Florida Panthers - Boston Bruins game scheduled for January 4, 2018, at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts was postponed due to the effects of the January 2018 nor'easter.[60] The game was rescheduled for April 8, the day after the regular season was originally scheduled to end.[61]

Standings

Top 3 (Metropolitan Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 Washington Capitals 61 34 20 7 31 189 183 +6 75
2 Pittsburgh Penguins 61 35 22 4 33 195 180 +15 74
3 Philadelphia Flyers 61 32 19 10 31 183 175 +8 74
Top 3 (Atlantic Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 Tampa Bay Lightning 61 41 17 3 39 219 164 +55 85
2 Boston Bruins 58 37 13 8 34 191 142 +49 82
3 Toronto Maple Leafs 63 38 20 5 32 209 175 +34 81
Eastern Conference Wild Card
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 ME New Jersey Devils 61 31 22 8 27 183 187 -4 70
2 ME Columbus Blue Jackets 61 30 26 5 24 160 172 -12 65
3 ME New York Islanders 62 29 26 7 26 206 223 -17 65
4 ME Carolina Hurricanes 60 27 23 10 24 162 180 -18 64
5 AT Florida Panthers 58 27 25 6 25 169 188 -19 60
6 ME New York Rangers 61 27 29 5 24 174 194 -20 59
7 AT Detroit Red Wings 60 24 26 10 20 159 180 -21 58
8 AT Montreal Canadiens 60 23 29 8 21 154 189 -35 54
9 AT Ottawa Senators 60 21 29 10 19 163 211 -48 52
10 AT Buffalo Sabres 61 18 32 11 18 146 200 -54 47
Updated to game(s) played on February 22, 2018. Source: National Hockey League


Top 3 (Central Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 Nashville Predators 60 37 14 9 32 192 155 +37 83
2 Winnipeg Jets 60 35 16 9 33 199 161 +38 79
3 Dallas Stars 61 35 22 4 31 181 159 +22 74
Top 3 (Pacific Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 Vegas Golden Knights 60 40 16 4 38 209 163 +46 84
2 San Jose Sharks 61 33 20 8 29 179 170 +9 74
3 Anaheim Ducks 62 31 20 11 27 171 170 +1 73
Western Conference Wild Card
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 CE Minnesota Wild 60 33 20 7 30 181 171 +10 73
2 CE St. Louis Blues 61 34 23 4 31 173 156 +17 72
3 PA Los Angeles Kings 61 33 23 5 31 174 151 +23 71
4 PA Calgary Flames 62 31 22 9 29 177 184 -7 71
5 CE Colorado Avalanche 60 32 23 5 31 186 180 +6 69
6 CE Chicago Blackhawks 61 26 27 8 25 173 175 -2 60
7 PA Edmonton Oilers 60 25 31 4 23 167 196 -29 54
8 PA Vancouver Canucks 60 23 30 7 23 161 194 -33 53
9 PA Arizona Coyotes 60 17 33 10 16 145 202 -57 44
Updated to game(s) played on February 22, 2018. Source: National Hockey League

Statistics

Scoring leaders

The following players led the league in regular season points at the conclusion of games played on February 22, 2018.[62]

Player Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Kucherov, NikitaNikita Kucherov Tampa Bay Lightning 61 32 48 80 +13 32
Gaudreau, JohnnyJohnny Gaudreau Calgary Flames 62 20 53 73 +13 12
Giroux, ClaudeClaude Giroux Philadelphia Flyers 61 21 51 72 +16 16
McDavid, ConnorConnor McDavid Edmonton Oilers 60 27 44 71 +13 24
Malkin, EvgeniEvgeni Malkin Pittsburgh Penguins 57 33 37 70 +9 53
Stamkos, StevenSteven Stamkos Tampa Bay Lightning 61 24 45 69 +19 26
Wheeler, BlakeBlake Wheeler Winnipeg Jets 60 17 52 69 +11 38
Ovechkin, AlexanderAlexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals 61 36 32 68 +8 24
Voracek, JakubJakub Voracek Philadelphia Flyers 61 13 55 68 +7 42
Kessel, PhilPhil Kessel Pittsburgh Penguins 61 24 42 66 -2 34

Leading goaltenders

The following goaltenders led the league in regular season goals against average at the conclusion of games played on February 22, 2018, while playing at least 1,740 minutes.[63]

Player Team GP TOI W L OTL GA SO SV% GAA
Fleury, Marc-AndreMarc-Andre Fleury Vegas Golden Knights 29 1745:02 20 7 2 61 2 .930 2.10
Rask, TuukkaTuukka Rask Boston Bruins 39 2272:07 24 10 4 82 2 .922 2.17
Rinne, PekkaPekka Rinne Nashville Predators 44 2613:38 31 9 4 101 5 .927 2.32
Vasilevskiy, AndreiAndrei Vasilevskiy Tampa Bay Lightning 50 2933:25 35 12 2 114 7 .928 2.33
Hellebuyck, ConnorConnor Hellebuyck Winnipeg Jets 50 2942:13 31 9 8 116 5 .922 2.37
Quick, JonathanJonathan Quick Los Angeles Kings 47 2673:35 23 22 2 109 3 .922 2.45
Bobrovsky, SergeiSergei Bobrovsky Columbus Blue Jackets 50 3011:28 25 20 5 123 4 .919 2.45
Gibson, JohnJohn Gibson Anaheim Ducks 46 2626:20 22 15 6 110 1 .925 2.51
Smith, MikeMike Smith Calgary Flames 47 2753:56 23 16 6 116 2 .921 2.53
Raanta, AnttiAntti Raanta Arizona Coyotes 36 1943:20 12 15 6 82 1 .921 2.53
Jones, MartinMartin Jones San Jose Sharks 41 2325:25 19 15 5 98 3 .916 2.53
Bishop, BenBen Bishop Dallas Stars 46 2581:18 24 17 3 109 4 .915 2.53

Milestones

First games

The following is a list of notable players who played their first NHL game during the 2017-18 season, listed with their first team.

Last games

The following is a list of players of note who played their last NHL game in 2017-18, listed with their team:

Player Team Notability

Major milestones reached

  • On October 4, 2017, Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds scored his 400th point.[65]
  • On October 4, 2017, San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns scored his 500th point.[66]
  • On October 5, 2017, Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp scored his 600th point.[67]
  • On October 7, 2017, Anaheim Ducks forward Antoine Vermette scored his 500th point.[68]
  • On October 15, 2017, New York Islanders forward Andrew Ladd scored his 500th point.[69]
  • On October 17, 2017, Vancouver Canucks forward Thomas Vanek scored his 700th point.[70]
  • On October 18, 2017, Toronto Maple Leafs forward Patrick Marleau played his 1,500th NHL game, becoming the 18th player to do so.[71]
  • On October 19, 2017, St. Louis Blues forward Paul Stastny scored his 600th point.[72]
  • On October 20, 2017, Winnipeg Jets forward Blake Wheeler scored his 200th goal.[73]
  • On October 20, 2017, Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice won his 600th game, becoming the 17th coach to reach the mark.[73]
  • On October 21, 2017, Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos scored his 600th point.[74]
  • On October 24, 2017, Philadelphia Flyers forward Jakub Voracek scored his 500th point.[75]
  • On October 26, 2017, New York Rangers forward Rick Nash played his 1,000th game, becoming the 314th player to reach the mark.[76]
  • On October 26, 2017, Pittsburgh Penguins forward Phil Kessel scored his 300th goal.[77][78]
  • On November 2, 2017, San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thornton scored his 1,400th career point, becoming the 20th player in league history to reach this milestone.[79]
  • On November 4, 2017, St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko scored his 300th point.
  • On November 4, 2017, Anaheim Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano played his 800th consecutive game, becoming the 4th player in league history to reach this milestone.[80]
  • On November 10, 2017, Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby reached his 200th NHL win, becoming the second-fastest goaltender to reach this mark.[81]
  • On November 15, 2017, Anaheim Ducks forward Antoine Vermette played his 1,000th game, becoming the 315th player to reach the mark.
  • On November 24, 2017, Philadelphia Flyers forward Claude Giroux scored his 700th point.
  • On November 30, 2017, Vancouver Canucks forward Daniel Sedin became the 87th player in league history to score 1,000 points.[82]
  • On December 1, 2017, San Jose Sharks forward Joe Pavelski scored his 300th goal.
  • On December 1, 2017, Carolina Hurricanes forward Justin Williams scored his 700th point.
  • On December 4, 2017, Boston Bruins forward David Backes scored his 500th point.
  • On December 5, 2017, Montreal Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber scored his 500th point.
  • On December 5, 2017, Los Angeles Kings forward Marian Gaborik scored his 400th goal and 800th point.
  • On December 12, 2017, Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward reached his 300th win, becoming the 32nd goaltender to reach the mark.
  • On December 13, 2017, Dallas Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen reached his 300th win, becoming the 33rd goaltender to reach the mark.
  • On December 15, 2017, Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel scored his first NHL hat trick in a 5-4 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.[83]
  • On December 15, 2017, Los Angeles Kings forward Marian Gaborik played his 1,000th game, becoming the 316th player to reach the mark.
  • On December 18, 2017, Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Strome scored the 10,000th goal in Oilers history.
  • On December 19, 2017, Toronto Maple Leafs forward James van Riemsdyk scored the 20,000th goal in Maple Leafs history.
  • On December 21, 2017, Dallas Stars head coach Ken Hitchcock became the 3rd coach in league history to reach 800th wins.[84]
  • On December 21, 2017, Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Brown played his 1,000th game, becoming the 317th player to reach the mark and the 30th to play 1,000 games with one franchise.
  • On December 23, 2017, Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane scored his 300th goal.
  • On December 31, 2017, Detroit Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist scored his 100th goal.
  • On January 6, 2018, Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron scored his 700th point.
  • On January 12, 2018, Carolina Hurricanes forward Jordan Staal scored his 200th goal.
  • On January 14, 2018, Pittsburgh Penguins forward Phil Kessel scored his 700th point.
  • On January 16, 2018 New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist became the first goaltender to win 20 games in 13 consecutive NHL seasons.[85]
  • On January 17, 2018, Dallas Stars head coach Ken Hitchcock became the fourth coach in league history to coach 1,500 games.
  • On January 17, 2018, Anaheim Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf recored his 600th assist.
  • On January 20, 2018, Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane scored his 800th point.
  • On January 20, 2018, Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cullen scored his 700th point.
  • On January 25, 2018, Washington Capitals forward Alexander Ovechkin recorded his 500th assist.[86]
  • On January 30, 2018, San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture scored his 200th goal.
  • On January 30, 2018, Dallas Stars defenseman Dan Hamhuis played his 1,000th game, becoming the 318th player to reach the mark.
  • On February 2, 2018, Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter recored his 400th assist.
  • On February 4, 2018, Montreal Canadiens forward Tomas Plekanec scored his 600th point.[87]
  • On February 9, 2018, NHL Linesman Ryan Galloway officiated his 1,000th NHL game.[88]
  • On February 12, 2018, Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby recorded his 400th goal, becoming the 95th player to reach that milestone.[89]
  • On February 13, 2018, New York Islanders forward John Tavares scored his 600th point.
  • On February 15, 2018, Nashville Predators forward Scott Hartnell scored his 700th point.
  • On February 17, 2018, Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin scored his 900th point.
  • On February 17, 2018, Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz became the fifth coach in league history to coach 1,500 games.
  • On February 20, 2018, Los angeles Kings forward Anze Kopitar played his 900th game and scored his 800th point.
  • On February 22, 2018, Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne reached his 300th win, becoing the 34th goaltender to reach the mark.
  • On February 22, 2018, Minnesota Wild forward Eric Staal scored his 900th point.
  • On February 22, 2018, Toronto Maple Leafs Defenseman Jake Gardiner Scored his 200th point.
  • On February 22, 2018, Toronto Maple Leafs Forward Nazem Kadri Scored his 300th point.

Uniforms

  • Adidas is the official uniform and apparel provider of the NHL beginning with the 2017-18 season.[90] As part of the transition from Reebok to Adidas, no third jerseys will be worn this season.[91] New or updated uniforms for all teams were unveiled on June 20, 2017.[92]
  • The Ottawa Senators are wearing stickers on their helmets honouring former general manager Bryan Murray, who died in August 2017.[93]
  • All jerseys will continue to have patches of the NHL's centennial emblem, located above or below the numbers on their right sleeves, for at least up to the playing of the NHL 100 Classic on December 16.[94]
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs wore Toronto Arenas throwback jerseys during their game on December 19, 2017.[95][96]
  • The Buffalo Sabres introduced a new third jersey at the 2018 NHL Winter Classic, wearing the uniform for three additional games later in the season.

See also

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