NHL Rule Book

2020-21 NHL Rulebook

NHL 2020-21 Rulebook

Download the 2020-21 NHL Rulebook

 

Rule changes for 2020-21:

  • Offside has been changed to a vertical plane for players entering the attacking zone.
  • Timeouts no longer permitted after goalie freezes puck on shot from beyond red line or when defending player dislodges net.
  • Fighting hand gesture introduced

More details on rule changes for 2020-21.

 

NHL Rules Articles

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NHL Rulebook – 2019-20 Updates

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.

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