NHL Trivia Quiz
What was the name of the player who scored the first goal in NHL history?
- Playing as a defenseman for the Montreal Wanderers, Ritchie only took one minute into the game to score the first goal on December 19, 1917.
What was the year when the offside rule was implemented by the NHL?
- Restricting the ease of goal-scoring and making the sport more challenging, the offside rule was put into place in September 1930.
What was the name of the NHL's very first commissioner?
- Bettman was appointed commissioner in December 1992 to help modernize the league.
What was the first NHL team to win two consecutive Stanley Cups?
- In 1921, the Senators scored the final Stanley Cup goal that won the team back-to-back titles for the first time.
What was the name of the player who was the first to score 50 goals in one NHL season?
- Nicknamed the "Rocket", Richard earned his whopping score in the 1944-1945 season.
What were the names of the twins who both played for the Vancouver Canucks?
- Identical twins Daniel and Henrik were talented players, the former as a goal-scoring legend and the latter with many career assists as a playmaker.
Shootouts occur at the end of some hockey games. How many rounds was the longest NHL shootout?
- Taking place between the Florida Panthers and the Washington Capitals in 2014, the decisive goal pushed the Panthers out on top in the 20th round.
What was the name of the first woman to have her name etched on the Stanley Cup?
- After the death of her father, Norris became the first woman to hold an executive position in the NHL when she took over as president of the Detroit Red Wings, including having her name etched on the trophy.
What was the name of the first Black hockey player in the NHL?
- O'Ree was hired by the Boston Bruins in 1958 even though he was virtually blind in one eye, due to a hockey puck injury, and still played in many games.
During the 1995-1996 season for the Florida Panthers in Miami, what strange item did fans toss onto the ice in celebration of scoring?
- With over 2,000 rubber rats cumulatively chucked onto the ice, the Panthers experienced an oddly touching fan tribute after a run-in with a real-life locker room rat during the home opener game.