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How many players are on each team?

Each team can have 23 players on contract. Of those 23 players, 20 can dress for a game including 18 skaters and 2 goalies. Typically a team will have 13-14 forwards, 7-8 defense, and 2 goalies on their 23 man roster.

How many NHL teams are there?

There are currently 31 NHL teams including 7 in Canada and 24 in the United States. There are two major conferences. The Eastern Conference is made up of two divisions; the Atlantic and Metropolitan. The Western Conference is also made up of two divisions; the Central and Pacific.

Eastern Conference

Atlantic Metropolitan Western Conference

Central Pacific
Fun Facts about NHL Teams

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