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What do you know about NHL- National Hockey League? Can you give correct answers to all these NHL trivia questions given below? If yes, try this quiz and see how well you can score. The national hockey league is generally made up of thirty-one teams coming from both America and Canada. If you consider yourself a major fan of the sport, this quiz will help you see if that is indeed true. Do give it a shot!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who was drafted second overall behind Sidney Crosby?

    • A.

      Mike Richards

    • B.

      Alexander Ovechkin

    • C.

      Bobby Ryan

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Bobby Ryan
    Explanation
    Bobby Ryan was drafted second overall behind Sidney Crosby.

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  • 2. 

    Which goalie has the most wins in NHL History?

    • A.

      Patrick Roy

    • B.

      Martin Brodeur

    • C.

      Curtis Joseph

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Martin Brodeur
    Explanation
    Martin Brodeur is the correct answer because he holds the record for the most wins by a goalie in NHL history. Throughout his career, Brodeur played for the New Jersey Devils and achieved a total of 691 wins, surpassing the previous record held by Patrick Roy. Brodeur's consistent performance and longevity in the league allowed him to achieve this remarkable feat, solidifying his place as one of the greatest goalies in NHL history.

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  • 3. 

    What's the most amount of goals scored in a season by a rookie?

    • A.

      75

    • B.

      76

    • C.

      62

    • D.

      55

    Correct Answer
    B. 76
    Explanation
    Teemu Selanne scored 76 goals with the Winnipeg Jets in the 1992-93 season.

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  • 4. 

    George Hainsworth set a record for most shutouts in a single season in the 1928-29 season. Do you know how many shutouts he got?

    • A.

      17

    • B.

      12

    • C.

      22

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. 22
    Explanation
    Somehow Hainsworth did this in only 44 games!!

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  • 5. 

    Who did Gretzky score his first goals against?

    • A.

      Vancouver

    • B.

      Toronto

    • C.

      Penguins

    Correct Answer
    A. Vancouver
    Explanation
    Gretzky scored his first goals against Vancouver.

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  • 6. 

    The Atlanta Flames were moved to which city?

    • A.

      Florida

    • B.

      Calgary

    • C.

      Ottawa

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Calgary
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Calgary because the Atlanta Flames, a professional ice hockey team, were relocated to Calgary in 1980. The team became known as the Calgary Flames and has since been a part of the National Hockey League (NHL) in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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  • 7. 

    Which two teams came into the league in 2000?

    • A.

      Atlanta Thrashers, Minnesota Wild

    • B.

      Atlanta Thrashers, Columbus Blue Jackets

    • C.

      Minnesota Wild, Columbus Blue Jackets

    Correct Answer
    C. Minnesota Wild, Columbus Blue Jackets
    Explanation
    The Thrashers, Wild and Blue Jackets all are the three newest teams. But the the Thrashers came in 1999 while the Blue Jackets and Wild both came in 2000.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following best describes the NHL (National Hockey League)?

    • A.

      A professional soccer league in North America.

    • B.

      A professional basketball league in Canada.

    • C.

      A professional ice hockey league in North America.

    • D.

      A professional baseball league in the United States.

    Correct Answer
    C. A professional ice hockey league in North America.
    Explanation
    The NHL (National Hockey League) is a professional ice hockey league in North America consisting of teams from the United States and Canada. It is widely regarded as the premier professional ice hockey league in the world.

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  • 9. 

    The two superstars Crosby and Ovechkin both came into the league in the 2005-06 season. But which one finished the year with more points and the rookie of the year award?

    • A.

      Ovechkin

    • B.

      Crosby

    Correct Answer
    A. Ovechkin
    Explanation
    Ovechkin finished the year with more points and won the rookie of the year award because he had a standout performance in his debut season. He showcased his exceptional skills and scoring ability, leading all rookies in points and goals. Crosby, although also had a strong season, couldn't match Ovechkin's impressive numbers and impact on the game. Ovechkin's outstanding performance made him the clear choice for both the higher point total and the prestigious rookie of the year award.

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  • 10. 

    Who has won the most Stanley Cups as a player?

    • A.

      Henri Richard

    • B.

      Steve Yzerman

    • C.

      Mark Messier

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Henri Richard
    Explanation
    Henri Richard has won the most Stanley Cups as a player. He won a total of 11 Stanley Cups with the Montreal Canadiens from 1956 to 1973. Richard played a crucial role in the Canadiens' dynasty during that time, earning a reputation as a skilled and tenacious forward. His impressive record of championships makes him the player with the most Stanley Cup wins in NHL history.

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  • 11. 

    How long was the longest consecutive goal streak?

    • A.

      21

    • B.

      16

    • C.

      14

    • D.

      27

    Correct Answer
    B. 16
    Explanation
    Punch Broadbent had a 16 game goal streak all the way back in the 1921-22 season!

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  • 12. 

    Which team's power play was so devastating in the 50s that a new rule was created allowing a player to come out of the penalty box after one man-advantage goal?

    • A.

      Detroit Red Wings

    • B.

      Boston Bruins

    • C.

      Montreal Canadiens

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Montreal Canadiens
    Explanation
    In the 1950s, the Montreal Canadiens had a power play that was so effective that a new rule was created. This rule allowed a player to come out of the penalty box after one man-advantage goal.

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  • 13. 

    Who is the only father son team to win the Hart trophy?

    • A.

      Gordie Howe/Mark Howe

    • B.

      Bobby Hull/Brett Hull

    • C.

      Brian Sutter/Doug Sutter

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Bobby Hull/Brett Hull
    Explanation
    Bobby Hull and Brett Hull are the only father-son duo to both win the Hart Trophy. The Hart Trophy is awarded annually to the most valuable player in the National Hockey League (NHL). Bobby Hull won the Hart Trophy twice in his career, in 1965 and 1966, while playing for the Chicago Blackhawks. Brett Hull also won the Hart Trophy twice, in 1990 and 1992, while playing for the St. Louis Blues. Their achievements make them the only father-son team to both receive this prestigious award.

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  • 14. 

    Who has had the most points in a single game?

    • A.

      Darryl Sittler

    • B.

      Mario Lemieux

    • C.

      Al MacInnis

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Darryl Sittler
    Explanation
    Sittler got 10 points in a single game!

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  • 15. 

    Who has the most overtime game winning goals in the playoffs?

    • A.

      Joe Sakic

    • B.

      Bobby Orr

    • C.

      Mats Sundin

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Joe Sakic
    Explanation
    Jose Sakic holds the record with 7!

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  • 16. 

    Who made the phrase, "Hello Canada and hockey fans in the United States and Newfoundland" famous?

    • A.

      Foster Hewitt

    • B.

      Joe Bowen

    • C.

      Eddie Shore

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Foster Hewitt
    Explanation
    Foster Hewitt made the phrase, "Hello Canada and hockey fans in the United States and Newfoundland" famous.

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  • 17. 

    The hardest slapshot recorded by the NHL was at 105.2 mph by Al Iafrate in 1993. But reportedly how fast were Bobby Hull's slapshots?

    • A.

      95-105 mph

    • B.

      105-115 mph

    • C.

      Over 115 mph

    • D.

      108 mph

    Correct Answer
    C. Over 115 mph
    Explanation
    People say that his slapshots were at 118 mph! But remember, speed guns were not as accurate as they are today.

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  • 18. 

    Before 99, what used to be Wayne Gretzky's number?

    • A.

      19

    • B.

      9

    • C.

      57

    • D.

      24

    Correct Answer
    B. 9
    Explanation
    His number nine was after his favorite player, Gordie Howe.

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  • 19. 

    Who is the only player to score five goals five different ways in one game?

    • A.

      Mario Lemieux

    • B.

      Paul Coffey

    • C.

      Gordie Howe

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Mario Lemieux
    Explanation
    Shorthanded, Powerplay, Even Strength, Penalty Shot and empty net. Just amazing!

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  • 20. 

    How old was Gordie Howe when he retired from the NHL?

    • A.

      39

    • B.

      47

    • C.

      52

    • D.

      35

    Correct Answer
    C. 52
    Explanation
    Gordie Howe retired from the NHL at the age of 52. This indicates that he had a long and successful career in professional ice hockey, as most players retire in their late 30s or early 40s. Howe's ability to continue playing at a high level into his 50s is a testament to his skill, dedication, and longevity in the sport.

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  • 21. 

    The Oilers had a dynamic duo in the 80's. Who was in this dynamic duo?

    • A.

      Gretzky and Mctavish

    • B.

      Gretzky and Kurri

    • C.

      Messier and Hughes

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Gretzky and Kurri
    Explanation
    In the 80's, the Oilers had a dynamic duo consisting of Wayne Gretzky and Jari Kurri. These two players were highly skilled and had great chemistry on the ice. Gretzky was known for his exceptional playmaking abilities, while Kurri was a prolific goal scorer. Together, they formed a formidable partnership and were instrumental in the Oilers' success during that decade.

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  • 22. 

    The two twins Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin were both drafted in 1999? But what overall were they drafted at?

    • A.

      Daniel was 2nd overall and Henrik was 3rd

    • B.

      Henrik was 2nd overall and Daniel was 3rd

    Correct Answer
    A. Daniel was 2nd overall and Henrik was 3rd
    Explanation
    Daniel Sedin was drafted 2nd overall and Henrik Sedin was drafted 3rd overall in 1999.

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  • 23. 

    What did team Canada put under the ice in the 2002 Olympics?

    • A.

      A Puck

    • B.

      A Loonie

    • C.

      A Pen

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. A Loonie
    Explanation
    In the 2002 Olympics, team Canada put a Loonie under the ice. The Loonie is a one-dollar coin in Canadian currency, and it has become a tradition for Canadians to place a Loonie in various locations for good luck. In this case, it was placed under the ice as a symbol of good luck for the Canadian team. This practice of hiding a Loonie started during the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics and has continued in subsequent Winter Olympics.

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  • 24. 

    Who was the first goalie to score a goal?

    • A.

      Billy Smith

    • B.

      Ron Hextall

    • C.

      Dominik Hasek

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Billy Smith
    Explanation
    Billy Smith is the correct answer because he was the first goalie in NHL history to be credited with scoring a goal during a regular-season game. On November 28, 1979, Smith, who played for the New York Islanders, scored a goal against the Colorado Rockies. He became the first goalie to shoot the puck into the opposing team's net and be recognized as the goal scorer. This achievement made him a trailblazer in the history of the NHL and set a precedent for future goalies to score goals.

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  • 25. 

    What year did the NHL start?

    • A.

      1903

    • B.

      1917

    • C.

      1931

    • D.

      1942

    Correct Answer
    B. 1917
    Explanation
    The NHL started in 1917. This is the correct answer because it is the year when the National Hockey League was officially established. It was formed as a replacement for the National Hockey Association, which had disbanded due to internal conflicts. 

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