NHL Sports Trivia Quiz
by Staff
The National Hockey League has 100 years of rich and fascinating history, full of goal-scoring heroes and even a villain or two. How much do you know about the NHL?

The New Jersey Devils moved to New Jersey in 1982. What city was the franchise based in before then?

  • Quebec City, Quebec
  • Tacoma, Washington
  • Denver, Colorado

Who is the Stanley Cup named after?

  • Lord Stanley of Preston
  • The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado
  • Port Stanley, Ontario

What is the area immediately in front of the goal called?

  • the crease
  • the hemisphere
  • the angle

The Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup in 2014. How many times had they won the Cup before 2014?

  • five times
  • once
  • never

Which NHL team's fans rioted in 1957 after their star player, Maurice Richard, was suspended for the remainder of the season for striking an official?

  • Boston Bruins
  • Montreal Canadiens
  • Tampa Bay Lightning

Wayne Gretzky holds the NHL record for most goals scored in a single season. How many goals did he score to set the record?

  • 72
  • 126
  • 92

Which country do most NHL players come from?

  • Canada
  • United States
  • Sweden

What are the officials who determine if a play is offsides called?

  • assistant referees
  • linesmen
  • spotters

Which NHL player was the first to score 50 goals in 50 games?

  • Wayne Gretzky
  • Wayne Cashman
  • Maurice Richard

How thick is the ice in an NHL arena?

  • 3/4 inch
  • 3 inches
  • 1/8 inch

Who was the first goalie in the NHL to score a goal?

  • Ron Hextall
  • Billy Smith
  • Martin Brodeur

Which team holds the NHL record for the longest winning streak?

  • Montreal Canadiens
  • Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Vancouver Canucks

When both the Buffalo Sabres and Vancouver Canucks entered the NHL in 1970, how did the league determine which team made the first pick in the entry draft?

  • Tickets were drawn out of a hat.
  • A dart was thrown at a giant dart board.
  • A giant wheel was spun.

How many times has an NHL season been interrupted by a labor dispute?

  • twice
  • once
  • four times

Which team has won the most Stanley Cups?

  • Boston Bruins
  • San Jose Sharks
  • Montreal Canadiens

What happened to Bill Barilko after he won the Stanley Cup with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1951?

  • He joined the army and was killed in Korea.
  • He died in a plane crash while on a fishing trip.
  • He was killed going over Niagara Falls in a steel barrel.

Which player holds the record for most penalty minutes in his career?

  • Rob Ray
  • Bob Probert
  • Dave "Tiger" Williams

Which goalie first regularly wore a goalie mask in NHL games?

  • Gump Worsely
  • Glenn Hall
  • Jacques Plante

When a player is given a penalty and his team plays with one fewer player on the ice, the other team is said to have what?

  • breakaway
  • fielder's choice
  • power play

What is the NHL record for fastest goal from the start of a game?

  • 5 seconds
  • 21 seconds
  • 30 seconds

Which team won the Stanley Cup the most times between 2010 and 2015?

  • Chicago Blackhawks
  • Los Angeles Kings
  • Ottawa Senators

When the goal judge sees the puck go into the net, he or she triggers what?

  • a bright red light
  • a buzzer
  • a burst of confetti

When a team wins the Stanley Cup, players traditionally take turns holding it as they skate around the rink. What do they traditionally do with the Cup in the locker room?

  • pose for selfies next to it
  • drink Champagne from it
  • wear it on their heads for postgame interviews

The Hockey Hall of Fame is located in what city?

  • New York City, New York
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • Toronto, Ontario

What is the name of the award for the league's best goalie?

  • The Verrazano Trophy
  • The Vezina Trophy
  • The Norris Trophy

The Original Six era lasted from 1942 until 1967. The six teams of this era include the Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Maple Leafs and what other team?

  • St. Louis Blues
  • Detroit Red Wings
  • Quebec Nordiques

Former Boston Bruin Willie O'Ree accomplished a major milestone in NHL history. What was it?

  • He was the first black player in the NHL.
  • He was the first player to play a full season without having a single penalty called against him.
  • He scored the first ever double hat trick.

Which of these is NOT a reason a penalty shot might be awarded?

  • An opponent other than the goalie closed his hand on the puck while in his team's goal crease.
  • A player had a clear breakaway and was tripped from behind.
  • The opposing team's coach stepped onto the ice to confront the officials.

Only one NHL player has ever died as the result of an on-ice incident. Who was that player?

  • Bill Masterton
  • Claude Pronovost
  • Sid Abel

Which goalie holds the NHL record for most shutouts in his career?

  • Turk Broda
  • Martin Brodeur
  • Dominik Hašek