NHL Hockey Trivia Quiz IIIPrintable Hockey Trivia Questions
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Awarded each year to the top defense player, in what year was the first James Norris Memorial Trophy awarded?
1954 - Red Kelly of the Detroit Red Wings was the first recipient of the award.
In which Canadian city was the NHL founded in 1917?
Montreal - As of 2015, the NHL consists of 23 teams in the United States and 7 in Canada.
In the 1980s, which player scored the Stanley Cup-winning goal in two consecutive years?
a. Mike Bossy
b. Bob Nystrom
c. Wayne Gretzky
d. Jari Kurri
Mike Bossy - Mike played for the New York Islanders for his entire career.
Which team became the Dallas Stars in 1993?
a. Salt Lake Stars
b. Winnipeg Stars
c. Boise Stars
d. Minnesota North Stars
Minnesota North Stars - The Minnesota North Stars were in the National Hockey League for 26 seasons, from 1967 to 1993.
Known as "The Golden Jet," which team did Bobby Hull end his NHL career with?
a. Hartford Whalers
b. Boston Bruins
c. Chicago Blackhawks
d. New York Rangers
Hartford Whalers - Bobby played for the Chicago Black Hawks, Winnipeg Jets and the Hartford Whalers.
Who was the first player to record 100 assists in a single season?
a. Mario Lemieux
b. Bobby Orr
c. Bobby Hull
d. Bobby Clarke
Bobby Orr - Bobby started playing organized hockey at the age of five.
What are the official dimensions of an NHL ice rink?
a. 95 by 180 feet
b. 85 by 200 feet
c. 105 by 210 feet
d. 75 by 165 feet
85 by 200 feet - Every NHL game is played on a standard-size rink of 85 by 200 feet.
Playing between 1980 and 1992, who was the first player to be penalised ten times in one game?
a. Jim Dorey
b. Chris Neil
c. Chris Nilan
d. Bob Probert
Chris Nilan - Chris won the Stanley Cup with Montreal in 1986.
Who purchased the Colorado Rockies and then moved the franchise to New Jersey in 1982?
a. David Blitzer
b. Daryl Katz
c. Joshua Harris
d. John McMullen
John McMullen - John also owned the Houston Astros.
Known as the "Great One," in which arena did Wayne Gretzky play his last NHL game?
a. Rogers Arena
b. Staples Centre
c. Bell Centre
d. Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden - Wayne played for 20 seasons in the NHL from 1979 to 1999.
Who was the first rookie to score fifty goals in a season?
a. Mike Bossy
b. Bret Hull
c. Wayne Gretzky
d. Joe Nieuwendyk
Mike Bossy - Bossy is also one of only five players to score 50 goals in 50 games.
For what is the "Lady Byng Memorial Trophy" awarded?
c. Defensive Play
d. Number of goals scored
Sportsmanship - The Lady Byng Memorial Trophy was first awarded in 1925.
A bald eagle who wears the jersey number 00, which NHL team has a mascot named "Slapshot"?
a. Toronto Maple Leafs
b. Washington Capitals
c. Ottawa Senators
d. New York Islanders
Washington Capitals - The Washington Capitals were founded in 1974.
Playing twenty-six seasons in the National Hockey League, who is known as "Mr. Hockey"?
a. Gordie Howe
b. Mark Messier
c. Bobby Hull
d. Wayne Gretzky
Gordie Howe - Howe made his NHL debut with the Detroit Red Wings in 1946.
Who was the first goaltender to score a goal in the NHL?
a. Ron Hextall
b. Billy Smith
c. Ken Dryden
d. Terry Sawchuk
Billy Smith - Billy won four Stanley Cups with the New York Islanders.
Which NHL team was the first to have its name misspelled on the Stanley Cup?
a. Boston Bruins
b. Montreal Canadians
c. Detroit Red Wings
d. Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs - Dated 1962-63, the team name is misspelled as TORONTO MAPLE LEAES.
Which city had an NHL team known as the Thrashers from 1999 to 2011?
Atlanta - In May of 2011, the Thrashers were moved to Winnipeg where they became the Winnipeg Jets.
In which year was the offside rule introduced by the NHL?
1929 - The offside rule requires that the puck precede attacking players across the opponent's blue line.
Formed in 1998, in which arena do the Nashville Predators play?
a. Staples Center
b. Scotia Bank Place
c. Rogers Arena
d. Bridgestone Arena
Bridgestone Arena - The Predators first took to the ice on October 10, 1998 where they lost to the Florida Panthers.
What Toronto Maple Leaf's goaltender holds the team career record for most shutouts, most wins and most losses?
a. Walter Broda
b. Curtis Joseph
c. Johnny Bower
d. Ron Low
Walter Broda - Walter was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame In 1967.
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