NHL Rule Book

2021-22 NHL Rulebook

NHL Rule Book 2021-22


Download the 2021-22 NHL Rulebook


Rule Changes:

No rule changes for 2021-22.

Cross-checking to be more strictly enforced.

NHL Rules Articles

NHL Rulebook: Distinct Kicking Motion (37.4, 49.2, 78.5)

The NHL rulebook calls for goals to be disallowed when propelled into the net by a ‘distinct kicking motion’ — but what exactly does that mean?  Here’s a look at the rule, along with the NHL’s video explanation.