2013–14 NHL season

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2013–14 NHL season
LeagueNational Hockey League
SportIce hockey
DurationOctober 1, 2013 – June 13, 2014
Number of games82
Number of teams30
Total attendance52,347,789
TV partner(s)CBC, TSN, RDS (Canada)
NBCSN, NBC, CNBC (United States)
Top draft pickNathan MacKinnon
Picked byColorado Avalanche
Regular season
Presidents' TrophyBoston Bruins
Season MVPSidney Crosby (Penguins)
Top scorerSidney Crosby (Penguins)
Playoffs MVPJustin Williams (Kings)
Stanley Cup
ChampionsLos Angeles Kings
  Runners-upNew York Rangers
NHL seasons

The 2013–14 NHL season was the 97th season of operation (96th season of play) of the National Hockey League (NHL). This season features a realignment of the league's 30 teams from a six to a four division format. The regular season began October 1, and concluded April 13. The Stanley Cup playoffs began April 16.

The Los Angeles Kings won their second Stanley Cup championship in franchise history (second in three seasons), defeating the New York Rangers four games to one in the Finals.

League business[edit]


The relocation of the former Atlanta Thrashers franchise to the current Winnipeg Jets in 2011 prompted the league to discuss realignment. On December 5, 2011, the NHL Board of Governors approved a conference realignment plan that would eliminate the current six-division setup and move into a four-conference structure from the 2012–13 season.[1] Under the plan, which was designed to better accommodate the effects of time zone differences, each team would have played 50 or 54 intra-conference games, depending on whether it was in a seven- or eight-team conference, and two games (home and road) against each non-conference team. On January 6, 2012, the league announced that the NHLPA had rejected the proposed realignment, citing concerns about fairness, travel and the inability to see a draft schedule before approving, and that as a result, it would not implement the realignment until at least 2013–14.[2][3]

Upon NHLPA rejection of the previous realignment, a new joint NHL-NHLPA plan was proposed in February 2013 as a modification of the previous plan with both the Columbus Blue Jackets and Detroit Red Wings moving to the East and the Winnipeg Jets moving to the West. This revised plan also adjusted the previously proposed four-conference system to a four-division/two-conference system, with the Eastern Conference consisting of two eight-team divisions, and the Western Conference consisting of two seven-team divisions. A new playoff format was also introduced to accommodate the new proposal, with the top three teams in each division making the playoffs, along with two wild-cards in each conference (for a total of 16 playoff teams).[4] The NHLPA officially gave its consent to the NHL's proposed realignment plan on March 7,[5] and then the NHL's Board of Governors approved the realignment and the new playoff format on March 14, to be implemented prior to the 2013–14 season.[6] The league then announced the names of the divisions on July 19: the two eight-team divisions in the Eastern Conference would be the Atlantic Division and the Metropolitan Division, and the two seven-team divisions in the Western Conference would be the Central Division and the Pacific Division.[7]

The new alignment was as follows:

Canadian TV deals[edit]

The league's Canadian broadcast agreements with CBC and TSN/RDS expired at the end of the season.[8] At the same time, the league had reportedly aimed for its next round of Canadian television contracts to have a value of at least $3.2 billion in total. During negotiations, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman had reportedly recognized the broadcaster's financial difficulties and budget cuts imposed by the federal Conservative government which had decreased CBC's chances of maintaining rights to Hockey Night in Canada and offered CBC a simplified broadcast package which would have consisted of a national doubleheader on Saturday nights (as opposed to regional coverage of multiple games), reduced playoff coverage, and the loss of digital rights and the All-Star Game. Rights to the remaining properties not covered under the CBC's contract would have been offered to other broadcasters.[9][10] However, CBC Sports' staff, including executive director Jeffrey Orridge, continued to insist that it have exclusivity for every Saturday night game involving Canadian teams. In turn, CBC failed to reach a deal; BCE (owners of Bell Media and previous cable rightsholder TSN and over the air broadcaster, CTV) made a bid for sole national rights to the NHL, and attempted to contact the CBC in regards to forming a partnership. However, CBC Sports' staff did not respond. In turn, Rogers Communications also made a bid of its own.[10]

On November 26, 2013, the NHL announced it had sold twelve seasons' worth of exclusive national broadcast rights to NHL games to Rogers, who would broadcast games across its numerous platforms, including Sportsnet, Sportsnet One, and City, at a price of C$5.2 billion. Hockey Night in Canada would continue on the CBC for the next four seasons; the CBC would give Rogers six hours of free airtime each night to air the broadcasts but paid no rights fee. CBC would be allotted time during the broadcasts to promote its other programming. French language broadcasts were moved to TVA Sports under a sub-licensing deal with Rogers. The moves have left both Bell Media (except for its regional properties) and the CBC (which, in turn, would no longer compete with private broadcasters for professional sports) officially shut out of the national NHL broadcasts.[11][12]

Rule changes[edit]

  • All players with fewer than 25 games of experience were required to wear visors. The additional minor penalty for instigating a fight when wearing a visor was removed. Players were now assessed an extra minor penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct should they remove their helmets prior to fighting.[13]
  • Jerseys which were not worn properly (such as being tucked in), and other equipment infractions would now result in a minor penalty.
  • The base of the goal frame was now shallower and narrower by 4 inches. The overall width of the base of the frame was reduced from 96 to 88 inches and the depth of the base of the frame was reduced from 44 to 40 inches.[14] Additionally, the corners where the goal post meets the crossbar were bent with a smaller radius, allowing more area across the goal plane.[15] The size of the goal itself remains 6 feet wide and 4 feet tall.
  • The attainable pass exception to the icing rule was removed. Officials would nullify a potential icing only if a player made contact with the puck.
  • Goaltender's equipment was modified. Pads couldn't rise higher on the goaltender's leg than 45 percent of the distance between the center of the knee and pelvis. The pads could rise no higher than nine inches above the knee for goalies with an upper-leg measurement of 20 inches.
  • A new hybrid icing rule was adopted. The hybrid icing rule required officials to stop play immediately in a potential icing situation where, in the judgment of the official, the defender would win a race to the puck ahead of an attacker, and the puck would cross the goal line. The official was to make his judgment when a player gains an imaginary line connecting the end-zone faceoff dots. Note that the first player to gain this imaginary line may not have been the one who would win a race to the puck.[13]
  • Rule 48: "Illegal Check to the Head" was clarified so that an illegal check to the head is classified as a hit where the opponent's head is the main point of contact when said contact was avoidable is not permitted.[13]


  • The Dallas Stars debuted a new logo, featuring a star with the letter D on it, as well as redesigned uniforms. The green on the uniform was restored as the dominant color, using a brighter shade called "Victory Green," reminiscent of the team before their move to Dallas, thus making the colors easier to distinguish.[16]
  • The Nashville Predators add a slightly tapered gold stripe to the pants and they reverse the color pattern on their road socks. Previously, the color pattern matched that of the ends of the sleeves.
  • The Anaheim Ducks introduced a replica of their inaugural 1993–94 jersey to wear in a regular season game against the Ottawa Senators on October 13.
  • The Anaheim Ducks, Florida Panthers, and Boston Bruins were all wearing special patches to commemorate their first season in the NHL. The Ducks and Panthers were each wearing 20th season patches, and the Bruins were wearing 90th season patches. The Bruins' commemorative patch features six stars which signify the franchise's six Stanley Cup victories.
  • The Carolina Hurricanes debuted a new uniform design that features different striping patterns on the home and away jerseys.[17]
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings wore specialized jerseys for the 2014 Winter Classic.
  • The Los Angeles Kings and Pittsburgh Penguins retired their third jerseys.
  • The San Jose Sharks modified their home and away jerseys.[18]
  • The Minnesota Wild changed their away jersey.
  • The Buffalo Sabres added a new third jersey, featuring a gold front and navy back.
  • The Calgary Flames retired their throwback third, and added a new third jersey partially inspired by Western wear.
  • The New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Pittsburgh Penguins, Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks each unveiled new jerseys featuring chromed logos for the 2014 Stadium Series.
  • Although the New Jersey Devils also introduced a chromed version of their original red and green logo, they wore their red and green throwback jerseys unaltered (save for a Stadium Series patch) for their Stadium Series game against the Rangers.
  • The Ottawa Senators and Vancouver Canucks wore specialized jerseys for the 2014 Heritage Classic. The Canucks reused the 1915 Vancouver Millionaires design from the previous season, while the Senators wore an off-white version of their black third jersey.

Regular season[edit]

Coaching changes
Team 2012–13 coach 2013–14 coach
Dallas Stars Glen Gulutzan Lindy Ruff
Edmonton Oilers Ralph Krueger Dallas Eakins
New York Rangers John Tortorella Alain Vigneault
Vancouver Canucks Alain Vigneault John Tortorella
Colorado Avalanche Joe Sacco Patrick Roy
Team Outgoing coach Incoming coach
Philadelphia Flyers Peter Laviolette Craig Berube
Buffalo Sabres Ron Rolston Ted Nolan
Florida Panthers Kevin Dineen Peter Horachek
Winnipeg Jets Claude Noel Paul Maurice

With realignment, a new scheduling format was introduced. Among the changes, the scheduling of inter-conference games ensured that all 30 teams would play in all 30 arenas at least once per season.[6] Each team played 82 games – 50 or 54 games within their conference, depending on whether they were in a seven- or eight-team division, and two games (home and road) against each non-conference club. The regular season opened on October 1, 2013, with the first game seeing the Toronto Maple Leafs defeat the home team Montreal Canadiens by a score of 4–3.[19]

The annual Christmas trade freeze was in effect from December 20, 2013, through December 26, 2013.[20]


There was no all-star game this season, due to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Prior to the season, NHL, International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) and Olympic officials reached an agreement to send NHL players to the Olympics. The league took a break on February 9 and resumed play on February 25.[21] All players participating in their respective national teams gathered in four U.S. airports and flew to Sochi on February 9 and 10.

Winter Classic[edit]

The 2014 NHL Winter Classic was held on January 1, 2014. The game, the sixth Winter Classic, featured the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Detroit Red Wings at Michigan Stadium at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The game was originally planned to be played on January 1, 2013, as the 2013 NHL Winter Classic, but was postponed due to the 2012–13 NHL lockout.[22]

HBO once again produced a four-part documentary chronicling the preparation of the two teams for the Winter Classic as part of its sports series 24/7 The special also aired in Canada on Sportsnet.[23]

Heritage Classic returns[edit]

The 2014 NHL Heritage Classic featured the Ottawa Senators facing off against the home team Vancouver Canucks at BC Place in Vancouver, British Columbia. This was third Heritage Classic game held in Canada following the Heritage Classic in 2011 when the Calgary Flames defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4–0 at McMahon Stadium in Calgary, Alberta. Unlike previous Heritage Classics, the 2014 event was technically held indoors; BC Place kept its retractable roof closed because of inclement weather.

Debut of the Stadium Series[edit]

On May 1, 2013, the NHL announced that the Chicago Blackhawks would host the Pittsburgh Penguins at Soldier Field in Chicago on March 1, 2014, as part of the new NHL Stadium Series.[24] The NHL announced an unprecedented six outdoor NHL games for the 2013–14 season: one Winter Classic, four Stadium Series games, and a Heritage Classic game.

For the two Stadium Series games they were involved in at Yankee Stadium, the New York Rangers were the away team due to contract obligations with Madison Square Garden as they can't receive income from other venues in New York as the home team (this claim is dubious as Madison Square Garden owns the team and could theoretically waive that clause with its own team at any time).[citation needed]

The six outdoor games were:

Date Site Away team Home team
January 1, 2014 Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Michigan Toronto Maple Leafs Detroit Red Wings
January 25, 2014[25] Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles Anaheim Ducks Los Angeles Kings
January 26, 2014[26] Yankee Stadium, New York City New York Rangers New Jersey Devils
January 29, 2014[26] Yankee Stadium, New York City New York Rangers New York Islanders
March 1, 2014[27] Soldier Field, Chicago Pittsburgh Penguins Chicago Blackhawks
March 2, 2014[27] BC Place, Vancouver Ottawa Senators Vancouver Canucks

On November 18, 2013, the league announced NHL Revealed: A Season Like No Other, a new seven-part series showing behind-the-scenes footage of top NHL players during the season. The program followed multiple players as they competed in the regular season, the Stadium Series, the Heritage Classic, and the Sochi Olympics. Unlike 24/7, language by players and coaches would be censored. The program aired in the United States on the NBC Sports Network starting on January 22, and in Canada on CBC starting on January 23.[28]

Postponed games[edit]

The Carolina Hurricanes-Buffalo Sabres game originally scheduled for January 7 was postponed due to the 2014 North American cold wave. It was rescheduled for February 25.[29]

The Philadelphia Flyers postponed their game against the Hurricanes from January 21 to 22 due to the city of Philadelphia declaring a snow emergency. This resulted in the Hurricanes postponing their match with the Ottawa Senators from January 24 to 25 due to a rule stating that a team cannot play games on three consecutive days.

The Dallas Stars postponed their March 10 game versus the Columbus Blue Jackets after Dallas player Rich Peverley, who had a history of heart problems, collapsed while on the players' bench midway through the first period, with Columbus leading 1–0. The game was abandoned at that point. This game was rescheduled for April 9. The game ran for 60 minutes, with Columbus leading 1–0 to start the game with a goal credited to Nathan Horton and assists credited to Matt Calvert and James Wisniewski. All other statistics were expunged. In the rescheduled game, the Blue Jackets won 3–1. This mirrors the actions taken by the league during a game between the Detroit Red Wings and Nashville Predators on November 21, 2005.[30]


Top 3 (Metropolitan Division)
1 y – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 51 24 7 44 249 207 +42 109
2 x – New York Rangers 82 45 31 6 41 218 193 +25 96
3 x – Philadelphia Flyers 82 42 30 10 39 236 235 +1 94
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division
Top 3 (Atlantic Division)
1 p – Boston Bruins 82 54 19 9 51 261 177 +84 117
2 x – Tampa Bay Lightning 82 46 27 9 38 240 215 +25 101
3 x – Montreal Canadiens 82 46 28 8 40 215 204 +11 100
Source: National Hockey League
p – Clinched Presidents' Trophy; x – Clinched playoff spot
Eastern Conference Wild Card
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 ME x – Columbus Blue Jackets 82 43 32 7 38 231 216 +15 93
2 AT x – Detroit Red Wings 82 39 28 15 34 222 230 −8 93
3 ME Washington Capitals 82 38 30 14 28 235 240 −5 90
4 ME New Jersey Devils 82 35 29 18 35 197 208 −11 88
5 AT Ottawa Senators 82 37 31 14 30 236 265 −29 88
6 AT Toronto Maple Leafs 82 38 36 8 29 231 256 −25 84
7 ME Carolina Hurricanes 82 36 35 11 34 207 230 −23 83
8 ME New York Islanders 82 34 37 11 25 225 267 −42 79
9 AT Florida Panthers 82 29 45 8 21 196 268 −72 66
10 AT Buffalo Sabres 82 21 51 10 14 157 248 −91 52
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot
Top 3 (Central Division)
1 y – Colorado Avalanche 82 52 22 8 47 250 220 +30 112
2 x – St. Louis Blues 82 52 23 7 43 248 191 +57 111
3 x – Chicago Blackhawks 82 46 21 15 40 267 220 +47 107
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division
Top 3 (Pacific Division)
1 y – Anaheim Ducks 82 54 20 8 51 266 209 +57 116
2 x – San Jose Sharks 82 51 22 9 41 249 200 +49 111
3 x – Los Angeles Kings 82 46 28 8 38 206 174 +32 100
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division
Western Conference Wild Card
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 CE x – Minnesota Wild 82 43 27 12 35 207 206 +1 98
2 CE x – Dallas Stars 82 40 31 11 36 235 228 +7 91
3 PA Phoenix Coyotes 82 37 30 15 31 216 231 −15 89
4 CE Nashville Predators 82 38 32 12 36 216 242 −26 88
5 CE Winnipeg Jets 82 37 35 10 29 227 237 −10 84
6 PA Vancouver Canucks 82 36 35 11 31 196 223 −27 83
7 PA Calgary Flames 82 35 40 7 28 209 241 −32 77
8 PA Edmonton Oilers 82 29 44 9 25 203 270 −67 67
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot

Tie Breakers:

  1. Fewer number of games played.
  2. Greater Regulation + OT Wins (ROW)
  3. Greater number of points earned in head-to-head play. (If teams played an unequal # of head-to-head games, the result of the first game on the home ice of the team with the extra home game is discarded.)
  • Columbus were given a higher wild card seed than Detroit due to a higher amount of ROW's (38 to 34)

Player statistics[edit]

Scoring leaders[edit]

The following players led the league in regular season points.[31]

Player Team GP G A Pts +/– PIM
Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins 80 36 68 104 +18 46
Ryan Getzlaf Anaheim Ducks 77 31 56 87 +28 31
Claude Giroux Philadelphia Flyers 82 28 58 86 +7 46
Tyler Seguin Dallas Stars 80 37 47 84 +16 18
Corey Perry Anaheim Ducks 81 43 39 82 +32 65
Phil Kessel Toronto Maple Leafs 82 37 43 80 −5 27
Taylor Hall Edmonton Oilers 75 27 53 80 −15 44
Alexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals 78 51 28 79 −35 48
Joe Pavelski San Jose Sharks 82 41 38 79 +23 32
Jamie Benn Dallas Stars 81 34 45 79 +21 64

Leading goaltenders[edit]

The following goaltenders led the league in regular season goals against average while playing at least 1800 minutes.[32]

Cory Schneider New Jersey Devils 45 2679:54 16 15 12 88 3 .921 1.97
Tuukka Rask Boston Bruins 58 3386:27 36 15 6 115 7 .930 2.04
Jonathan Quick Los Angeles Kings 49 2904:26 27 17 4 100 6 .915 2.07
Ben Bishop Tampa Bay Lightning 63 3586:21 37 14 7 133 5 .924 2.23
Jaroslav Halak St. Louis/Washington 52 2938:35 29 13 7 110 5 .921 2.25
Corey Crawford Chicago Blackhawks 59 3395:01 32 16 10 128 2 .917 2.26
Anton Khudobin Carolina Hurricanes 36 2084:18 19 14 1 80 1 .926 2.30
Carey Price Montreal Canadiens 59 3464:22 34 20 5 134 6 .927 2.32
Henrik Lundqvist New York Rangers 63 3655:19 33 24 5 144 5 .920 2.36
Marc-Andre Fleury Pittsburgh Penguins 64 3792:24 39 18 5 150 5 .915 2.37



First round Second round Conference finals Stanley Cup Finals
A1 Boston 4
WC Detroit 1
A1 Boston 3
A3 Montreal 4
A2 Tampa Bay 0
A3 Montreal 4
A3 Montreal 2
Eastern Conference
M2 NY Rangers 4
M1 Pittsburgh 4
WC Columbus 2
M1 Pittsburgh 3
M2 NY Rangers 4
M2 NY Rangers 4
M3 Philadelphia 3
M2 NY Rangers 1
P3 Los Angeles 4
C1 Colorado 3
WC Minnesota 4
WC Minnesota 2
C3 Chicago 4
C2 St. Louis 2
C3 Chicago 4
C3 Chicago 3
Western Conference
P3 Los Angeles 4
P1 Anaheim 4
WC Dallas 2
P1 Anaheim 3
P3 Los Angeles 4
P2 San Jose 3
P3 Los Angeles 4

NHL awards[edit]

Awards were presented at the NHL Awards ceremony in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 24, 2014. Finalists for voted awards were announced during the playoffs. Voting concluded immediately after the end of the regular season. The Presidents' Trophy, the Prince of Wales Trophy and Clarence S. Campbell Bowl were not presented at the awards ceremony. The Lester Patrick Trophy was announced during the summer and presented in the fall.

2013–14 NHL awards
Award Recipient(s) Runner(s)-up/Finalists
Stanley Cup Los Angeles Kings New York Rangers
Presidents' Trophy
(Best regular-season record)
Boston Bruins Anaheim Ducks
Prince of Wales Trophy
(Eastern Conference playoff champion)
New York Rangers Montreal Canadiens
Clarence S. Campbell Bowl
(Western Conference playoff champion)
Los Angeles Kings Chicago Blackhawks
Art Ross Trophy
(Top scorer)
Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins) Ryan Getzlaf (Anaheim Ducks)
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy
(Perseverance, Sportsmanship, and Dedication)
Dominic Moore (New York Rangers) Jaromir Jagr (New Jersey Devils)
Manny Malhotra (Carolina Hurricanes)
Calder Memorial Trophy
(Best first-year player)
Nathan MacKinnon (Colorado Avalanche) Tyler Johnson (Tampa Bay Lightning)
Ondrej Palat (Tampa Bay Lightning)
Conn Smythe Trophy
(Most valuable player, playoffs)
Justin Williams (Los Angeles Kings) N/A
Frank J. Selke Trophy
(Defensive forward)
Patrice Bergeron (Boston Bruins) Anze Kopitar (Los Angeles Kings)
Jonathan Toews (Chicago Blackhawks)
Hart Memorial Trophy
(Most valuable player, regular season)
Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins) Ryan Getzlaf (Anaheim Ducks)
Claude Giroux (Philadelphia Flyers)
Jack Adams Award
(Best coach)
Patrick Roy (Colorado Avalanche) Mike Babcock (Detroit Red Wings)
Jon Cooper (Tampa Bay Lightning)
James Norris Memorial Trophy
(Best defenceman)
Duncan Keith (Chicago Blackhawks) Zdeno Chara (Boston Bruins)
Shea Weber (Nashville Predators)
King Clancy Memorial Trophy
(Leadership and humanitarian contribution)
Andrew Ference (Edmonton Oilers) N/A
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
(Sportsmanship and excellence)
Ryan O'Reilly (Colorado Avalanche) Patrick Marleau (San Jose Sharks)
Martin St. Louis (New York Rangers/Tampa Bay Lightning)
Ted Lindsay Award
(Outstanding player)
Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins) Ryan Getzlaf (Anaheim Ducks)
Claude Giroux (Philadelphia Flyers)
Mark Messier Leadership Award
(Leadership and community activities)
Dustin Brown (Los Angeles Kings) Ryan Getzlaf (Anaheim Ducks)
Jonathan Toews (Chicago Blackhawks)
Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy
(Top goal-scorer)
Alexander Ovechkin (Washington Capitals) Corey Perry (Anaheim Ducks)
NHL Foundation Player Award
(Award for community enrichment)
Patrice Bergeron (Boston Bruins) Brent Burns (San Jose Sharks)
Duncan Keith (Chicago Blackhawks)
NHL General Manager of the Year Award
(Top general manager)
Bob Murray (Anaheim Ducks) Marc Bergevin (Montreal Canadiens)
Dean Lombardi (Los Angeles Kings)
Vezina Trophy
(Best goaltender)
Tuukka Rask (Boston Bruins) Ben Bishop (Tampa Bay Lightning)
Semyon Varlamov (Colorado Avalanche)
William M. Jennings Trophy
(Goaltender(s) of team with fewest goals against)
Jonathan Quick (Los Angeles Kings) Tuukka Rask & Chad Johnson (Boston Bruins)
Lester Patrick Trophy
(Service to ice hockey in U.S.)
Bill Daly and Paul Holmgren N/A

All-Star teams[edit]

Position First Team Second Team Position All-Rookie
G Tuukka Rask, Boston Bruins Semyon Varlamov, Colorado Avalanche G Frederik Andersen, Anaheim Ducks
D Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks Shea Weber, Nashville Predators D Torey Krug, Boston Bruins
D Zdeno Chara, Boston Bruins Alex Pietrangelo, St. Louis Blues D Hampus Lindholm, Anaheim Ducks
C Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Ducks F Tyler Johnson, Tampa Bay Lightning
RW Corey Perry, Anaheim Ducks Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals F Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado Avalanche
LW Jamie Benn, Dallas Stars Joe Pavelski, San Jose Sharks F Ondrej Palat, Tampa Bay Lightning


First games[edit]

The following is a list of notable players who played their first NHL game during the 2013–14 season, listed with their first team:

Player Team Notability
Frederik Andersen Anaheim Ducks Two-time William M. Jennings Trophy winner
Aleksander Barkov Florida Panthers Lady Byng Memorial Trophy winner in 2018–19 season
Mathew Dumba Minnesota Wild King Clancy Memorial Trophy winner
Johnny Gaudreau Calgary Flames Lady Byng Memorial Trophy winner in 2016–17 season, One-time NHL All-Star team
John Gibson Anaheim Ducks William M. Jennings Trophy winner in 2015–16 season
Seth Jones Nashville Predators One-time NHL All-Star team
Nikita Kucherov Tampa Bay Lightning Art Ross Trophy winner in 2018-19 season, Ted Lindsay Award winner, Hart Memorial Trophy winner, Four-time NHL All-Star team, Two-time Stanley Cup champion
Hampus Lindholm Anaheim Ducks One-time NHL All-Star team
Nathan MacKinnon Colorado Avalanche First overall pick in the 2013 Draft, Calder Memorial Trophy winner, Lady Byng Memorial Trophy winner in 2019–20 season, Two-time NHL All-Star team, Stanley Cup champion
Antti Raanta Chicago Blackhawks William M. Jennings Trophy winner in 2021–22 season

Last games[edit]

The following is a list of players of note who played their last NHL game in 2013–14, listed with their team:

Player Team Notability
Daniel Alfredsson[33] Detroit Red Wings Calder Memorial Trophy winner, 1-time NHL All-Star, King Clancy Memorial Trophy winner, over 1,200 games played
Todd Bertuzzi[34] Detroit Red Wings 1-time NHL All-Star, over 1,100 games played
Radek Dvorak[35] Carolina Hurricanes Over 1,200 games played
Jean-Sebastien Giguere[36][37] Colorado Avalanche Conn Smythe Trophy winner, the last active player to have been a member of the Hartford Whalers, 1-time Stanley Cup winner with the Ducks
Hal Gill[38] Philadelphia Flyers Over 1,100 games played, 1-time Stanley Cup winner with the Bruins
Michal Handzus[39] Chicago Blackhawks Over 1,000 games played, 1-time Stanley Cup winner with the Blackhawks
Josh Harding[40] Minnesota Wild Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy winner
Ed Jovanovski[41] Florida Panthers Over 1,100 games played
Nikolai Khabibulin[42] Chicago Blackhawks Won 333 career games, 1-time Stanley Cup winner with the Lightning
Saku Koivu[43] Anaheim Ducks Bill Masterton Trophy winner, over 1,100 games played
Derek Morris[44] Phoenix Coyotes Over 1,100 games played
Teemu Selanne[45] Anaheim Ducks 4-time NHL All-Star, Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy winner, Calder Memorial Trophy winner, Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy winner, over 1,400 games played, 1-time Stanley Cup winner with the Ducks, oldest active player in NHL at time of retirement
Ryan Smyth[46] Edmonton Oilers Over 1,200 games played
Tim Thomas[47] Dallas Stars 2-time Vezina Trophy winner; Conn Smythe Trophy winner; William M. Jennings Trophy winner; 2-time NHL All-Star, 1-time Stanley Cup winner with the Bruins
Ray Whitney[48] Dallas Stars Over 1,300 games played, 1-time Stanley Cup winner with the Hurricanes

Major milestones reached[edit]


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