When did the 2013 NHL season start?

When did the 2013 NHL season start?

January 19, 2013
The 2012–13 NHL season was the 96th season of operation (95th season of play) of the National Hockey League (NHL). The regular season began on January 19, 2013 and ended on April 28, 2013, with the playoffs to follow until June.

Why was the 2004 NHL season Cancelled?

The 2004–05 NHL lockout was a labor lockout that resulted in the cancellation of the National Hockey League (NHL) season, which would have been its 88th season of play. The main dispute was the league’s desire to implement a salary cap to limit expenditure on player salaries.

When did Tampa Bay Lightning come out?

The Tampa Bay Lightning joined the NHL in 1992. The team name came from Tampa’s status as the “Lightning Capital of North America.” The Lightning thrilled the home fans by routing Chicago 7-3 in the first game in franchise history, but finished their debut season with just 53 points.

When did the NHL go to an 82 game season?

Since the 1995–96 season, each team in the NHL plays 82 regular season games, 41 each of home and road.

Why did the 2012 NHL lockout happen?

The owners of the league’s franchises, led by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, declared a lockout of the members of the NHLPA after a new agreement could not be reached before the expiry of the NHL collective bargaining agreement on September 16, 2012.

Did John Cooper ever play hockey?

A native of Prince George, British Columbia, Cooper, 54, played high school hockey at Notre Dame in Wilcox, Saskatchewan. He then moved on to Hofstra University, where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in business administration.

When did the Florida Panthers join the NHL?

The new franchise joined the NHL for participation in the 1993–94 season, along with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.

When did NHL play 84 games?

The NHL did have an 84 game regular season prior to the 1995-1996 season (not including the 48 game 1994-1995 lockout season). Team owners would be thrilled to get an extra two games of home gate revenue.

How many games did the NHL play before 1995?

For 11 seasons, beginning in 1931, the National Hockey League (which was then split into two divisions and whose size fluctuated between seven and nine teams) played 48 games in a regular season that ran from late October or early November through mid-March.