2017–18 NHL season

National Hockey League season

Sports season
2017–18 NHL season
LeagueNational Hockey League 22
SportIce hockey
DurationOctober 4, 2017 – June 7, 2018
Number of games82
Number of teams31
TV partner(s)CBC, Sportsnet, TVA Sports (Canada)
NBCSN, NBC, CNBC, USA (United States)
Top draft pickNico Hischier
Picked byNew Jersey Devils
Regular season
Presidents' TrophyNashville Predators
Season MVPTaylor Hall (Devils)
Top scorerConnor McDavid (Oilers)
Playoffs MVPAlexander Ovechkin (Capitals)
Stanley Cup
ChampionsWashington Capitals
  Runners-upVegas Golden Knights
NHL seasons

The 2017–18 NHL season was 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 competed in an 82-game regular season. The regular season began on October 4, 2017, and ended on April 8, 2018. The 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs began on April 11, 2018, and concluded on June 7, with the Washington Capitals winning their first Stanley Cup in the Finals over the Vegas Golden Knights in five games.[1]

League business


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,[2] whose identity was revealed as the Vegas Golden Knights on November 22. The team plays in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference.[3][4] In June 2017, the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft was held to fill out the Golden Knights roster.

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).[5][6] Each team's mandatory bye week, stipulated in the league's CBA, was also scattered throughout the month of January.[7]

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.[8][6] Several players had vowed to participate anyway, most notably Alexander Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin.[9] They did not wind up participating. The league had initially stated that minor league prospects would not be subject to the ban.[10] As the league had little legal room to enforce a ban itself without running afoul of the National Hockey League Players' Association,[11] 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.[12]

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.[8] 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.[13][14]

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.[15][16]

Rule changes

The NHL Board of Governors passed some new rules that take effect this season, including:[17]

  • 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:[17]

  • 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 was 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. On December 19, 2017, Rogers Media renewed its sub-licensing agreement with CBC Television for Hockey Night in Canada (which was to expire after this season) through the remainder of its tenure as national rightsholder.[18]

Since CBC and NBC also hold the rights to air the Olympics in their respective countries, Rogers did not schedule any HNIC games on CBC during those Saturdays nights, only airing games on City and Sportsnet. NBC originally decided not to air any NHL games at all during the Olympics, but later reversed course, and added three Sunday afternoon telecasts during the Olympics.[19]

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) was the inaugural regional television rightsholder for the Vegas Golden Knights.[20] TSN re-gained regional English-language rights to the Montreal Canadiens, and extended its radio contract for co-owned CKGM.[21][22] Rogers Media acquired the radio rights to the Vancouver Canucks for newly acquired 650 CISL.[23]

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.[24][25]

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 this matinee game.[26][27] Mayor of Toronto John Tory also declared December 19 "Toronto Maple Leafs Day".[28]

Preseason games in China

On March 30, 2017, it was announced that the Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks would play two preseason games in China; on September 21 at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai and September 23 at the Beijing Wukesong Culture & Sports Center in Beijing.[29] These were the first NHL games played in China.[30]

Coaching changes

Coaching changes
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.[31][32] On July 11, 2017, Tocchet was named as the new head coach of the Coyotes.[33] 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.[34] On June 15, Housley was named the Sabres' new head coach.[35] 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.[36] Ruff joined the New York Rangers as an assistant coach.[37] 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.[38]
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.[39] On June 12, Boughner was named the team's new head coach.[40] 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.[41][42] 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.[43]
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.[44] Desjardins will coach the Canadian Olympic team for this season.[45] 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.[46]
Vegas Golden Knights Expansion team Gerard Gallant On April 13, 2017, the Golden Knights hired Gerard Gallant as the team's first head coach.[47]

This was the first NHL season since the 1966–67 season in which no coaching changes took place during the regular season.[48]

Arena changes

Regular season

The regular season began on October 4, 2017, and ended on April 8, 2018. Each team received a five-day "bye week", all of which took place in mid-January.[52]

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.[53]

Outdoor games

All–Star Game

The 63rd National Hockey League All-Star Game was held in Tampa, Florida at Amalie Arena, home of the Tampa Bay Lightning, on January 28, 2018. The format did not change, and followed the format used in two previous All-Star games.[58]

Postponed game

The Florida PanthersBoston 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.[59] The game was rescheduled for April 8, the day after the regular season was originally scheduled to end.[60]


Top 3 (Metropolitan Division)
Pos Team
  • v
  • t
  • e
1 y – Washington Capitals 82 49 26 7 46 259 239 +20 105
2 x – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 47 29 6 45 272 250 +22 100
3 x – Philadelphia Flyers 82 42 26 14 40 251 243 +8 98
Source: National Hockey League[61]
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division
Top 3 (Atlantic Division)
Pos Team
  • v
  • t
  • e
1 z – Tampa Bay Lightning 82 54 23 5 48 296 236 +60 113
2 x – Boston Bruins 82 50 20 12 47 270 214 +56 112
3 x – Toronto Maple Leafs 82 49 26 7 42 277 232 +45 105
Source: National Hockey League[62]
x – Clinched playoff spot; z – Clinched conference
Eastern Conference Wild Card
Pos Div Team
  • v
  • t
  • e
1 ME x – Columbus Blue Jackets 82 45 30 7 39 242 230 +12 97
2 ME x – New Jersey Devils 82 44 29 9 39 248 244 +4 97
3 AT Florida Panthers 82 44 30 8 41 248 246 +2 96
4 ME Carolina Hurricanes 82 36 35 11 33 228 256 −28 83
5 ME New York Islanders 82 35 37 10 32 264 296 −32 80
6 ME New York Rangers 82 34 39 9 31 231 268 −37 77
7 AT Detroit Red Wings 82 30 39 13 25 217 255 −38 73
8 AT Montreal Canadiens 82 29 40 13 27 209 264 −55 71
9 AT Ottawa Senators 82 28 43 11 26 221 291 −70 67
10 AT Buffalo Sabres 82 25 45 12 24 199 280 −81 62
Source: National Hockey League[63]
x – Clinched playoff spot
Top 3 (Central Division)
Pos Team
  • v
  • t
  • e
1 p – Nashville Predators 82 53 18 11 47 267 211 +56 117
2 x – Winnipeg Jets 82 52 20 10 48 277 218 +59 114
3 x – Minnesota Wild 82 45 26 11 42 253 232 +21 101
Source: National Hockey League[64]
p – Clinched Presidents' Trophy; x – Clinched playoff spot
Top 3 (Pacific Division)
Pos Team
  • v
  • t
  • e
1 y – Vegas Golden Knights 82 51 24 7 47 272 228 +44 109
2 x – Anaheim Ducks 82 44 25 13 40 235 216 +19 101
3 x – San Jose Sharks 82 45 27 10 40 252 229 +23 100
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division
Western Conference Wild Card
Pos Div Team
  • v
  • t
  • e
1 PA x – Los Angeles Kings 82 45 29 8 43 239 203 +36 98
2 CE x – Colorado Avalanche 82 43 30 9 41 257 237 +20 95
3 CE St. Louis Blues 82 44 32 6 41 226 222 +4 94
4 CE Dallas Stars 82 42 32 8 38 235 225 +10 92
5 PA Calgary Flames 82 37 35 10 35 218 248 −30 84
6 PA Edmonton Oilers 82 36 40 6 31 234 263 −29 78
7 CE Chicago Blackhawks 82 33 39 10 32 229 256 −27 76
8 PA Vancouver Canucks 82 31 40 11 31 218 264 −46 73
9 PA Arizona Coyotes 82 29 41 12 27 208 256 −48 70
Source: National Hockey League[65]
x – Clinched playoff spot

Tie Breakers:
1. Fewer number of games played.
2. Greater Regulation + OT Wins (ROW)
3. Greatest number of points earned in head-to-head play (If teams played an unequal # of head-to-head games, the result of the first game on the home ice of the team with the extra home game is discarded.)
4. Greater Goal differential



In each round, teams competed in a best-of-seven series following a 2–2–1–1–1 format (scores in the bracket indicate the number of games won in each best-of-seven series). The team with home ice advantage played at home for games one and two (and games five and seven, if necessary), and the other team was at home for games three and four (and game six, if necessary). The top three teams in each division made the playoffs, along with two wild cards in each conference, for a total of eight teams from each conference.

In the First Round, the lower seeded wild card in the conference played against the division winner with the best record while the other wild card played against the other division winner, and both wild cards were de facto #4 seeds. The other series matched the second and third place teams from the divisions. In the first two rounds, home ice advantage was awarded to the team with the better seed. Thereafter, it was awarded to the team that had the better regular season record.

  First Round Second Round Conference Finals Stanley Cup Finals
A1 Tampa Bay 4  
WC New Jersey 1  
  A1 Tampa Bay 4  
  A2 Boston 1  
A2 Boston 4
A3 Toronto 3  
  A1 Tampa Bay 3  
Eastern Conference
  M1 Washington 4  
M1 Washington 4  
WC Columbus 2  
  M1 Washington 4
  M2 Pittsburgh 2  
M2 Pittsburgh 4
M3 Philadelphia 2  
  M1 Washington 4
  P1 Vegas 1
C1 Nashville 4  
WC Colorado 2  
  C1 Nashville 3
  C2 Winnipeg 4  
C2 Winnipeg 4
C3 Minnesota 1  
  C2 Winnipeg 1
Western Conference
  P1 Vegas 4  
P1 Vegas 4  
WC Los Angeles 0  
  P1 Vegas 4
  P3 San Jose 2  
P2 Anaheim 0
P3 San Jose 4  
  • A1, A2, A3 – The first, second, and third place teams from the Atlantic Division, respectively
  • M1, M2, M3 – The first, second, and third place teams from the Metropolitan Division, respectively
  • C1, C2, C3 – The first, second, and third place teams from the Central Division, respectively
  • P1, P2, P3 – The first, second, and third place teams from the Pacific Division, respectively
  • WC – Wild Card teams


Scoring leaders

The following players led the league in regular season points at the conclusion of games played on April 7, 2018.[66]

Player Team GP G A Pts +/– PIM
Connor McDavid Edmonton Oilers 82 41 67 108 +20 26
Claude Giroux Philadelphia Flyers 82 34 68 102 +28 20
Nikita Kucherov Tampa Bay Lightning 80 39 61 100 +15 42
Evgeni Malkin Pittsburgh Penguins 78 42 56 98 +16 87
Nathan MacKinnon Colorado Avalanche 74 39 58 97 +11 55
Taylor Hall New Jersey Devils 76 39 54 93 +14 34
Anze Kopitar Los Angeles Kings 82 35 57 92 +21 20
Phil Kessel Pittsburgh Penguins 82 34 58 92 –4 36
Blake Wheeler Winnipeg Jets 81 23 68 91 +13 52
Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins 82 29 60 89 0 46

Leading goaltenders

The following goaltenders led the league in regular season goals against average at the conclusion of games played on April 8, 2018, while playing at least 1,800 minutes.[67]

Antti Raanta Arizona Coyotes 47 2599:07 21 17 6 97 3 .930 2.24
Marc-Andre Fleury Vegas Golden Knights 46 2673:24 29 13 4 100 4 .927 2.24
Pekka Rinne Nashville Predators 59 3475:27 42 13 4 134 8 .927 2.31
Philipp Grubauer Washington Capitals 35 1864:48 15 10 3 73 3 .923 2.35
Connor Hellebuyck Winnipeg Jets 67 3965:54 44 11 9 156 6 .924 2.36
Tuukka Rask Boston Bruins 54 3173:05 34 14 5 125 3 .917 2.36
Jonathan Quick Los Angeles Kings 64 3677:05 33 28 3 147 5 .921 2.40
Sergei Bobrovsky Columbus Blue Jackets 65 3911:34 37 22 6 158 5 .921 2.42
John Gibson Anaheim Ducks 60 3428:29 31 18 7 139 4 .926 2.43
Roberto Luongo Florida Panthers 35 1965:58 18 11 2 81 3 .929 2.47

NHL awards

The league's awards were presented at the NHL Awards ceremony, that was held following the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs on June 20 at the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.[68] Finalists for voted awards were announced during the playoffs and winners were presented at the award ceremony. Voting concluded immediately after the end of the regular season. The Presidents' Trophy, the Prince of Wales Trophy and Clarence S. Campbell Bowl are not presented at the awards ceremony. The Lester Patrick Trophy is announced during the summer and presented in the fall. For the first time, the Professional Hockey Writers' Association voted to release each voters' ballot to the public after the awards ceremony.[69]

2017–18 NHL awards
Award Recipient(s) Runner(s)-up/finalists
Stanley Cup Washington Capitals Vegas Golden Knights
Presidents' Trophy
(Best regular season record)
Nashville Predators Winnipeg Jets
Prince of Wales Trophy
(Eastern Conference playoff champion)
Washington Capitals Tampa Bay Lightning
Clarence S. Campbell Bowl
(Western Conference playoff champion)
Vegas Golden Knights Winnipeg Jets
Art Ross Trophy
(Player with most points)
Connor McDavid (Edmonton Oilers) Claude Giroux (Philadelphia Flyers)
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy
(Perseverance, Sportsmanship, and Dedication)
Brian Boyle (New Jersey Devils) Roberto Luongo (Florida Panthers)
Jordan Staal (Carolina Hurricanes)[70]
Calder Memorial Trophy
(Best first-year player)
Mathew Barzal (New York Islanders) Brock Boeser (Vancouver Canucks)
Clayton Keller (Arizona Coyotes)[71]
Conn Smythe Trophy
(Most valuable player, playoffs)
Alexander Ovechkin (Washington Capitals) N/A
Frank J. Selke Trophy
(Defensive forward)
Anze Kopitar (Los Angeles Kings) Patrice Bergeron (Boston Bruins)
Sean Couturier (Philadelphia Flyers)[72]
Hart Memorial Trophy
(Most valuable player, regular season)
Taylor Hall (New Jersey Devils) Anze Kopitar (Los Angeles Kings)
Nathan MacKinnon (Colorado Avalanche)[73]
Jack Adams Award
(Best coach)
Gerard Gallant (Vegas Golden Knights) Jared Bednar (Colorado Avalanche)
Bruce Cassidy (Boston Bruins)[74]
James Norris Memorial Trophy
(Best defenceman)
Victor Hedman (Tampa Bay Lightning) Drew Doughty (Los Angeles Kings)
P. K. Subban (Nashville Predators)[75]
King Clancy Memorial Trophy
(Leadership and humanitarian contribution)
Daniel and Henrik Sedin (Vancouver Canucks) P. K. Subban (Nashville Predators)
Jason Zucker (Minnesota Wild)[76]
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
(Sportsmanship and excellence)
William Karlsson (Vegas Golden Knights) Aleksander Barkov (Florida Panthers)
Ryan O'Reilly (Buffalo Sabres)[77]
Ted Lindsay Award
(Outstanding player)
Connor McDavid (Edmonton Oilers) Taylor Hall (New Jersey Devils)
Nathan MacKinnon (Colorado Avalanche)[78]
Mark Messier Leadership Award
(Leadership and community activities)
Deryk Engelland (Vegas Golden Knights) Wayne Simmonds (Philadelphia Flyers)
Blake Wheeler (Winnipeg Jets)[79]
Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy
(Top goal-scorer)
Alexander Ovechkin (Washington Capitals) Patrik Laine (Winnipeg Jets)
NHL General Manager of the Year Award
(Top general manager)
George McPhee (Vegas Golden Knights)
Kevin Cheveldayoff (Winnipeg Jets)
Steve Yzerman (Tampa Bay Lightning)[80]
Vezina Trophy
(Best goaltender)
Pekka Rinne (Nashville Predators) Connor Hellebuyck (Winnipeg Jets)
Andrei Vasilevskiy (Tampa Bay Lightning)[81]
William M. Jennings Trophy
(Goaltender(s) of team with fewest goals against)
Jonathan Quick (Los Angeles Kings) Pekka Rinne and Juuse Saros (Nashville Predators)
Lester Patrick Trophy
(Service to ice hockey in U.S.)
Jim Johannson
(Former player, Hartford, IHL, 1988 and 1992 Olympic teams)[82]

All-Star teams

Position First Team Second Team Position All-Rookie
G Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators Connor Hellebuyck, Winnipeg Jets G Juuse Saros, Nashville Predators
D Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings Seth Jones, Columbus Blue Jackets D Will Butcher, New Jersey Devils
D Victor Hedman, Tampa Bay Lightning P. K. Subban, Nashville Predators D Charlie McAvoy, Boston Bruins
C Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado Avalanche F Mathew Barzal, New York Islanders
RW Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning Blake Wheeler, Winnipeg Jets F Brock Boeser, Vancouver Canucks
LW Taylor Hall, New Jersey Devils Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers F Clayton Keller, Arizona Coyotes


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.

Player Team Notability
Scott Foster[83] Chicago Blackhawks Recreational goaltender who received playing time
Nico Hischier[84] New Jersey Devils First overall pick in the 2017 Draft
Oskar Lindblom Philadelphia Flyers Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy winner
Charlie McAvoy Boston Bruins One-time NHL All-Star team
Nathan Walker[85] Washington Capitals First Australian to play in the NHL

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
Mike Fisher[86] Nashville Predators Over 1,100 games played
Marian Gaborik Ottawa Senators Three-time NHL All-Star, one-time NHL All-Star team, over 1,000 games played
Brian Gionta[87] Boston Bruins Over 1,000 games played
Scott Hartnell[88] Nashville Predators Over 1,200 games played
Rick Nash[89] Boston Bruins Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy winner, NHL Foundation Player Award winner, over 1,000 games played, six-time NHL All-Star
Daniel Sedin[90] Vancouver Canucks Art Ross Trophy winner, Ted Lindsay Award winner, King Clancy Memorial Trophy winner, over 1,300 games played, two-time NHL All-Star team selection, three-time NHL All-Star
Henrik Sedin[90] Vancouver Canucks Art Ross Trophy winner, Hart Memorial Trophy winner, King Clancy Memorial Trophy winner, over 1,300 games played, two-time NHL All-Star team selection, three-time NHL All-Star
Patrick Sharp[91] Chicago Blackhawks Over 1,000 games played
Matt Stajan[92] Calgary Flames Over 1,000 games played
Antoine Vermette[93] Anaheim Ducks Over 1,000 games played
Radim Vrbata[94] Florida Panthers Over 1,000 games played
Henrik Zetterberg[95] Detroit Red Wings Conn Smythe Trophy winner, King Clancy Memorial Trophy winner, NHL Foundation Player Award winner, NHL All-Star team selection, over 1,000 games played

Major milestones reached

  • On October 18, 2017, Toronto Maple Leafs forward Patrick Marleau played his 1,500th NHL game, becoming the 18th player to do so.[96]
  • On October 26, 2017, New York Rangers forward Rick Nash played his 1,000th NHL game, becoming the 314th player to reach the mark.[97]
  • 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.[98]
  • 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.[99]
  • On November 15, 2017, Anaheim Ducks forward Antoine Vermette played his 1,000th NHL game, becoming the 315th player to reach the mark.[100]
  • On November 30, 2017, Vancouver Canucks forward Daniel Sedin became the 87th player in league history to score 1,000 points.[101]
  • On December 12, 2017, Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward recorded his 300th win, becoming the 32nd goaltender to reach the mark.[102]
  • On December 13, 2017, Dallas Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen recorded his 300th win, becoming the 33rd goaltender to reach the mark.[103]
  • On December 15, 2017, Los Angeles Kings forward Marian Gaborik played his 1,000th NHL game, becoming the 316th player to reach the mark.[104]
  • On December 18, 2017, Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Strome scored the 10,000th goal in Oilers history.[105]
  • On December 19, 2017, Toronto Maple Leafs forward James van Riemsdyk scored the 20,000th goal in Maple Leafs history.[106]
  • On December 21, 2017, Dallas Stars head coach Ken Hitchcock became the 3rd coach in league history to reach 800th wins.[107]
  • On December 21, 2017, Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Brown played his 1,000th NHL game, becoming the 317th player to reach the mark and the 30th to play 1,000 games with one franchise.[108]
  • On December 30, 2017, Detroit Red Wings forward Frans Nielsen recorded his 47th shootout goal, making him the all-time leader in shootout goals.[109]
  • On January 16, 2018 New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist became the first goaltender to win 20 games in 13 consecutive NHL seasons.[110]
  • On January 17, 2018, Dallas Stars head coach Ken Hitchcock became the fourth coach in league history to coach 1,500 games.
  • On January 30, 2018, Dallas Stars defenceman Dan Hamhuis played his 1,000th NHL game, becoming the 318th player to reach the mark.
  • On February 2, 2018, Minnesota Wild defenceman Ryan Suter recorded his 400th assist.
  • On February 9, 2018, NHL Linesman Ryan Galloway officiated his 1,000th NHL game.[111]
  • On February 17, 2018, Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz became the fifth coach in league history to coach 1,500 games.
  • On February 22, 2018, Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne reached his 300th win, becoming the 34th goaltender to reach the mark.
  • On March 1, 2018, Nashville Predators general manager David Poile won his 1,320th game as a general manager, surpassing Glen Sather for most career wins as a general manager.[112]
  • On March 12, 2018, Washington Capitals forward Alexander Ovechkin scored his 600th goal, became the 20th player in league history to reach the mark.
  • On March 12, 2018, Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury recorded his 400th win, becoming the 13th goaltender to reach the mark.
  • On March 21, 2018, Calgary Flames forward Matt Stajan played in his 1,000th NHL game, becoming the 319th player to reach the mark.[113]
  • On March 29, 2018, Chicago Blackhawks defenceman Brent Seabrook played his 1,000th NHL game, becoming the 320th player to reach the mark.
  • On April 1, 2018, Washington Capitals forward Alexander Ovechkin played in his 1,000th NHL game, becoming the 321st player to reach the mark.[114]
  • On April 5, 2018, Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo played his 1,000 NHL game, becoming the 322nd player and 3rd goaltender to reach the mark.
  • On April 18, 2018, Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby recorded his 173rd career playoff point, passing Mario Lemieux as the Penguins' all-time leading playoff scorer.[115]


The logo for the NHL's centennial, which continued to be celebrated throughout the 2017 calendar year
  • Adidas became the official apparel provider of the NHL beginning with the 2017–18 season.[116][117] New or otherwise refreshed jerseys for all teams were unveiled on June 20, 2017.[118]
  • The Ottawa Senators wore helmet stickers honouring former general manager Bryan Murray, who died in August 2017.[119]
  • All jerseys continued to have patches of the NHL's centennial emblem, located above or below the numbers on their right sleeves, for at least up to mid-December and the playing of the NHL 100 Classic.[120]
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs wore Toronto Arenas throwback jerseys during their game on December 19, 2017.[121][122]
  • 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.[123][124]

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