2015–16 NHL season
The 2015–16 NHL season was the 99th season of operation (98th season of play) of the National Hockey League (NHL). Thirty teams competed. There were 82 games in the regular season from October 7, 2015 to April 10, 2016.
|2015–16 NHL season|
|League||National Hockey League|
|Duration||October 7, 2015 – June 12, 2016|
|Number of games||82|
|Number of teams||30|
|Presidents' Trophy||Washington Capitals|
|Season MVP||Patrick Kane (Chicago)|
|Top scorer||Patrick Kane (Chicago)|
|Eastern champions||Pittsburgh Penguins|
|Eastern runners-up||Tampa Bay Lightning|
|Western champions||San Jose Sharks|
|Western runners-up||St. Louis Blues|
|Runners-up||San Jose Sharks|
The 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs began on April 13, 2016 and ended June 12. The Pittsburgh Penguins won their fourth Stanley Cup. None of the seven Canadian-based teams qualified for the playoffs. The only other time in league history with no Canadian teams in the playoffs was in 1970.
- Sagan, Aleksandra (February 24, 2016). "Canadian NHL playoff drought could be 'massive hit' to Rogers". Canadian Press. Toronto Star. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
- Stubbs, Dave (March 31, 2016). "Woe Canada. No playoffs this year north of border". NHL. Retrieved November 3, 2016.