Cited revenue was USD 655 million; approximate average exchange rate of USD 0.88 per EUR 1 for March 2016 used here. In 1997, the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and the Vancouver Canucks played a two-game series in Japan to open the 1997–98 regular season. Two more goals, including one on a penalty shot, came in the final 20 minutes. Bobby Ryan scored the only goal of the shootout in the fourth round to give Anaheim a 2-1 win against the Rangers. 19 rinks. UEFA Champions League revenue includes the playoff round and, Cited revenue was 6 billion R$; approximate exchange rate of R$ 4.5095 per EUR 1 for Jan 2020 used here. In 2000, the Vancouver Canucks played a two-game series in Sweden against the Swedish teams Djurgarden Stockholm and MoDo Ornskoldsvik. 1,293 registered players. 2,035 rinks. Nowadays, 15 teams compete in the league, largely in southern Finland, for the coveted Kanada-malja, as the championship trophy is called. Rick Nash and Kristian Huselius scored for the Blue Jackets. The NHL is the top level for pro hockey in North America, and the majority of players regard it as the most competitive league in the world. Tied with Jean Béliveau for wearing the captain’s armband with the Montreal Canadiens the longest—10 years—he was the first European-born captain of the team and also a Bill Masterton Trophy winner. Viewership, support, and the level of play in Finland have dramatically increased over the last three-and-a-half decades. Jonny Brodzinski scored the only goal of the shootout, helping the Kings to a 4-3 win against the Canucks and a sweep of the two-game series in China. The following is a list of games played by NHL teams against other NHL teams and non-NHL teams outside the United States and Canada, as well games played by NHL teams in the United States and Canada against non-North American teams. IIHF member. 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Welcome to NHL.com, the official site of the National Hockey League, Bienvenue à LNH.com , le site officiel de la Ligue nationale de hockey, Добро пожаловать на NHL.com, официальный сайт Национальной хоккейной лиги, Tervetuloa NHL:n viralliselle nettisivustolle NHL.comiin, Välkommen till NHL.com, NHL:s officiella web-sida, Vítejte na NHL.com, oficiálních stránkách National Hockey League, Vitajte na NHL.com, oficiálnych stránkach National Hockey League, Willkommen auf NHL.com, der offiziellen Seite der National Hockey League, Bienvenido a NHL.com, el sitio oficial de la National Hockey League. 2,300 registered players. 10 rinks. IIHF member. Destinations: Sweden, Czech Republic, U.S.S.R. After the 1958-59 season, the Bruins and Rangers embarked on a 10-city, 23-game European tour. The Hurricanes were whistled for 12 penalties, including three majors and a game misconduct. The NHL has updated its Privacy Policy effective January 16, 2020. New York had a record of 4–1–0 and Washington had a record of 2–3–0 (both including the NHL-only game). exchange rate of 1 ILS per 0.23293€ for December 2018 used here. 5 rinks. Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk scored the game-deciding goal in the fourth round of the shootout in a 4-3 win against the Flames. IIHF member. 13 rinks. Prior to this, the Rangers played in the inaugural Victoria Cup against Metallurg Magnitogorsk from Russia. Ethan Moreau's goal at 1:56 of overtime lifted Columbus over San Jose, 3-2. IIHF member. Each team supplied 10 skaters and one goaltender. The average yearly salary for an AHL player in 2015 was about $90,000. Tyler Ennis scored twice and had an assist, and Vanek had a goal and an assist in the Sabres' 8-3 victory against Adler Mannheim. IIHF member. Hurricanes rookie forward Jeff Skinner scored the only goal of the shootout and Ward was strong in goal in the Hurricanes' 2-1shootout win. IIHF member. The pay scale goes from $30,000 US to as high as $160,000 US. In 2001, the Colorado Avalanche played a single game in Sweden against the Swedish team Brynäs Gävle. After three rounds of head-to-head voting, the Top 10 Greatest NHL Teams, chosen by you, the fans, will be unveiled during the Stanley Cup Final. The games were the first ever played in Europe by the Florida Panthers organization and the first regular-season NHL games ever played in Finland. 62,701 registered players. The Canucks defeated Swedish champ Djurgarden 2-1 in overtime in the final. The next day the Flames, behind a Theo Fleury hat trick, won 5-3 in the second game. 187 registered players. The Flames preceded these games with a two-game series in Czechoslovakia against the Czechoslovakia national team, losing both. Due to league expansion and contraction, does not necessarily match the number of current teams. Liiga is regarded by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) as the second strongest league in all of Europe. The top NHL players, as of 2018 data from Forbes, earned an average annual salary of $11.7 million. 3 rinks. In late 1975 and early 1976, two Soviet League teams from Moscow, USSR (CSKA, also known as "Red Army", and Krylya Sovetov, also known as "Soviet Wings") played an eight-game series against several NHL teams (the Chicago Black Hawks, the Boston Bruins, the Buffalo Sabres, the Montreal Canadiens, the New York Islanders, the New York Rangers, the Philadelphia Flyers, and the Pittsburgh Penguins). IIHF member. Prior to this, the Kings played a two-game series in Austria against the Austrian team Red Bull Salzburg and the Swedish team Farjestad Karlstad, winning both. Haiti played in an exhibition game against Lebanon on April 23, 2017, at the Aréna Raymond-Bourque in Saint-Laurent, Quebec , Canada, with both teams making their international ice hockey debut. [13] Both teams faced each other in Shenzhen on September 15, and then in Beijing on September 19. Brandon Sutter scored twice as the Carolina Hurricanes held on to beat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 in the opening game of the NHL season. In Sweden, the Penguins won their opener against the Senators when Tyler Kennedy scored his second goal at 4:35 of overtime for a 4-3 win. The next day, Senators forward Dany Heatley scored two goals and Alex Auld made 30 saves in a 3-1 Ottawa victory. Vrbata pleased the home crowd of about 16,000 in O2 Arena 7:59 into the game, scoring from a rebound off Adrian Aucoin's slap shot. IIHF member. New York Rangers vs. EV Zug -- Bossard Arena, Zug, Switzerland. The Kontinental Hockey League evolved out of the Russian Superleague in 2008 and now boasts total game attendance among the highest in Europe. 22 rinks. 530 registered players. 3 rinks. Prior to this, all six teams also played against various European teams (Adler Mannheim from Germany, Belfast Giants Selects from Northern Ireland (an all-star team [6] of the EIHL), SKA Saint Petersburg from Russia, Ilves Tampere from Finland, HC Bílí Tygři Liberec from the Czech Republic, Malmö Redhawks from Sweden, and Dinamo Riga from Latvia). The Capitals found themselves starting the season with a trip abroad. 110,624 registered players. Tampa Bay visited three countries in a span of 10 hours to play its two exhibition games. In 2009, once more four teams from the NHL (the Chicago Blackhawks, the Detroit Red Wings, the Florida Panthers, and the St. Louis Blues) opened their regular seasons in Europe. Ty Rattie, Milan Lucic and Tobias Rieder scored for the Oilers. Rieder forced a turnover, skated up the slot and received a pass from Cologne native Leon Draisaitl that he backhanded past goalie Gustaf Wesslau. The Bridgestone NHL Premiere 2008 games in Prague provided a springboard to the Rangers' season. IIHF member. Phoenix Coyotes vs. Boston Bruins - O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic. During the 2004–2005 NHL labour dispute, the NHL Worldstars team played. The NHL teams won the series with a record of 7–5–0 (0–2–0 against Czechoslovakia, 1–1–0 against the Swedish teams, and 6–2–0 against Soviet teams). On March 24, 2017, the NHL announced the return of regular season games played outside North America in a new event called the NHL Global Series. San Jose Sharks vs. Adler Mannheim Eagles - SAP Arena, Mannheim, Germany. This marked the first time that games played by NHL teams outside of North America counted in the league standings. In 1989, the Calgary Flames and the Washington Capitals went on a twelve-game European tour, playing against teams from Sweden (Färjestad BK and Brynäs IF) and the USSR (CSKA Moscow, Dynamo Moscow, Dinamo Riga, Khimik Voskresensk, Krylya Sovetov Moscow, SKA Leningrad, Sokol Kiev, and Spartak Moscow). The next day, the Ducks and the Rangers played a game in Sweden, while the Sabres and the Kings played a game in Germany. It replaced the NHL's all-star festivities for the 1978–79 NHL season. In 2007, the NHL opened its regular season in Europe for the first time. The NHL teams had a record of 4–2–0 against the European teams. Data for 2020 should be included in a new column only to allow comparison between leagues due to Covid-19. On May 2, 2018, the NHL announced that the Boston Bruins and Calgary Flames would play two exhibition games in China for the second consecutive year. In late 1988 and early 1989 two Soviet League teams, CSKA Moscow and Dinamo Riga, played a 14-games series against several NHL teams (the Boston Bruins, the Buffalo Sabres, the Calgary Flames, the Chicago Blackhawks, the Edmonton Oilers, the Hartford Whalers, the Los Angeles Kings, the Minnesota North Stars, the New Jersey Devils, the New York Islanders, the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Quebec Nordiques, the St. Louis Blues, and the Vancouver Canucks). 289 registered players. The next day Scott Gomez scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and Lundqvist made 18 saves for a 2-1 Rangers win. IIHF member. They were joined by the Stanley Cup champion Flames, who held training camp in Prague, Czechoslovakia and then ventured to the Soviet Union. The Bruins and the Coyotes played a two-game series in the Czech Republic, with each team winning one game. New York Herald Tribune sportswriter Sparrow Robertson on the games played in Paris: "The professional ice hockey players of the two teams in Paris are a fine lot of players.