2012–13 NHL season

sports season

The 2012–13 NHL season was the 96th season of operation (95th season of play) of the National Hockey League (NHL).

2012–13 NHL season
LeagueNational Hockey League
SportIce hockey
DurationJanuary 19 – June 24, 2013
Number of games48
Number of teams30
Total attendance12,758,849
TV partner(s)CBC, TSN, RDS (Canada)
NBCSN, NBC, CNBC (United States)
Top draft pickNail Yakupov
Picked byEdmonton Oilers
Regular season
Presidents' TrophyChicago Blackhawks
Season MVPAlexander Ovechkin (Capitals)
Top scorerMartin St. Louis (Lightning)
Playoffs MVPPatrick Kane (Blackhawks)
Stanley Cup
ChampionsChicago Blackhawks
  Runners-upBoston Bruins
NHL seasons

30 teams competed. There were 48 games. The regular season began on January 19, 2013 and ended on April 28, 2013. The season start was to begin on October 11, 2012 but was delayed due to the 2012–13 NHL lockout

The playoffs began on April 30, 2013. The Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup on June 24, 2013 after defeating the Boston Bruins in six games.

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