2019-20 NHL Rulebook
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Rule changes for 2019-20:
- Expansion of Coach Challenges to allow challenge of situations where play should have been stopped, including pucks in the netting, pucks played with high sticks, and hand passes.
- Coach’s Challenges no longer require a timeout. Any failed challenges result in a delay of game penalty – 2:00 for the first failed challenge and 4:00 for subsequent failed challenges.
- Referees can review major/match penalty calls and high-sticking double-minors.
- Players who have lost their helmets must retrieve and replace or head directly to the players’ bench for a change.
NHL Rules Articles
The NHL recently sent a memo to officials regarding the legality of lacrosse-style goals in the National Hockey League. Here’s where they fit in the NHL rulebook:
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews saw a teammate in need of a stick, and decided to help the guy out. It was cool. It showed amazing skill. It was totally illegal.
Bad call! The NHL admits the incorrect ruling was made on a Coach’s Challenge after the Minnesota Wild disputed a New Jersey Devils goal that came after the puck was played by a high stick at center
The NHL’s new helmet rule is designed to improve player safety, but it’s also impacting play on the ice when it comes to goals being scored — just ask Connor McDavid.
The Ontario Hockey League has updated the rule book for 2019-20, including review of major and match penalties, offside review, and coach’s challenges.
The NHL rulebook has been updated for the 2019-20 season. Changes for this season include expansion of Coach’s Challenges; changes to failed challenges; additional ref reviews for major penalties, match penalties, and high-sticking double-minors, and some minor tweaks to lines changes, displaced nets, and faceoff locations.
After further review, the NHL will be making some changes to the rule book for the start of the 2019-20 season.
The NHL’s Competition Committee has proposed a handful of changes to the rulebook and review process that will be considered for the 2019-20 season
From the NY Post’s Larry Brooks: There is no excuse for the NHL’s dereliction of duty in overseeing and supervising the playoffs…
The Athletic’s Sean McIndoe took a deep dive into some rules that might have some unintended consequences if they truly were called ‘by the book.’