Hockey Can Help You Meet Your Future Goals

The NHL® and the NHL Players’ Association have launched a North American education initiative that helps students build their science, technology, engineering, and math skills using the fast-paced, exciting game of hockey as a learning vehicle. Hear more about this digital learning initiative.

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A total of 6,719 goals were scored by all 30 teams in the league last year. How many goals did each team average throughout the season?

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Did you know the New York Rangers led the 2014-15 season with 252 goals in the regular season. Their leading scorer was, Rick Nash, with 42, goals

224 Goals

How much water does it take to create an NHL ice hockey surface?

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The ice on an NHL ice rink is typically made up of 11-14 layers of very thin ice that are applied over the span of several days. The ice surface is approximately ¾ of an inch or under 2 centimetres deep.

Between 12,000 – 15,000 gallons or 45,000 – 56,000 litres

How fast do NHL players shoot the puck?

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Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins currently owns the record for the fastest NHL slap shot recorded. During the 2012 NHL All-Star Game Skills Competition, his shot was measured at 108 miles per hour or 175 kilometers per hour.

Shots can can reach 100 miles per hour (160 km/h) or more during an NHL game.

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The Stanley Cup® Playoffs have 4 rounds and each round is a best of 7 games series. How many games must a team win in order to become the Stanley Cup® Champions?

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In the 2013-2014 Stanley Cup® Playoffs, the Los Angeles Kings played a total of 26 games, winning 16 and losing 10.

16 Wins The Stanley Cup® Winner must win 4 games in each of the four rounds to win the Stanley Cup® Championship.

At what speed do NHL hockey players skate on the ice?

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Hockey is widely considered to be one of the fastest team sports in the world. Players are able to reach significant speeds given the low friction of the ice surface that the game is played on.

NHL players can reach speeds in excess of 20 miles or 32 km per hour on the ice.

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The Future Goals program is ready to be implemented in schools across the United States and Canada. If you’re interested in bringing the program to your school, please complete the following form and we’ll have a representative reach out to you with more information.