NHL Rule Book
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 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.'
NHL Executive Vice President Colin Campbell joined Sportnet's Hockey Central to talk about the NHL's use of video review and San Jose's controversial hand-pass goal from Game 3
The NHL's 31 General Managers are discussing potential rule tweaks during this week's meetings in Florida
Minnesota Wild forward Kevin Fiala avoided a penalty on an impressive -- yet totally illegal -- stick flip to return his teammate's lost stick
The Washington Capitals defeated the New York Rangers in a shootout on an awarded goal after goaltender Alexandar Georgiev threw his stick
Throwing things on the ice is near the top of the list of things of which fans might be told, "You can't do that." It's dangerous for fans, players, and officials, and could cost the home team a penalty.