2013–14 NHL season

2013-2014 National Hockey League season

The 2013–14 NHL season was the 97th season of operation (96th season of play) of the National Hockey League (NHL).

2013–14 NHL season
LeagueNational Hockey League
SportIce hockey
DurationOctober 1, 2013 – June 13, 2014
Number of games82
Number of teams30
Total attendance52,347,789
TV partner(s)CBC, TSN, RDS (Canada)
NBCSN, NBC, CNBC (United States)
Top draft pickNathan MacKinnon
Picked byColorado Avalanche
Regular season
Presidents' TrophyBoston Bruins
Season MVPSidney Crosby (Penguins)
Top scorerSidney Crosby (Penguins)
Playoffs MVPJustin Williams (Kings)
Stanley Cup
ChampionsLos Angeles Kings
  Runners-upNew York Rangers
NHL seasons

This season had a realignment. The league's 30 teams changed from six divisions to four divisions. The regular season began October 1 and ended April 13. The 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs began April 16. For the first time since 1973, only one Canadian team made the playoffs: the Montreal Canadiens.

There was no all-star game this season, due to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Prior to the season, the NHL, International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) and Olympic officials reached an agreement to send NHL players to the Olympics game. The league took a break on February 9 and resumed play on February 25.[1]

The new divisions are:

References change

  1. "NHL players to compete at 2014 Sochi Olympics". CBC. July 19, 2013. Retrieved November 3, 2016.

Other websites change