2022-23 NHL Rulebook
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Rule Changes for 2022-23:
Referees now able to rescind major penalties via video review, instead of just being able to downgrade to minor penalty (Rule 20.6)
NHL Rules Articles
NHL GMs Discuss Rule Changes, Challenges, Reviews
The National Hockey League’s Board of Governors met earlier this week to discuss possible rule changes for the upcoming season.
NHL Revamps Review Rule to Permit Disallowed Penalties
There’s just one change to the NHL Rule Book for 2022-23, but it is a noteworthy one: Referees will now be able to nullify a major penalty after video review.
Ask The Ref: Habs/Lightning – Can a Player Carry Two Sticks?
Montreal Canadiens defenseman David Savard returned a stick to goaltender Jake Allen, while still holding his own. Is this legal, or did the refs miss it?
Canes’ Andersen Flagged for Stick Tape Violation
The Anaheim Ducks caught Carolina’s Frederik Andersen red-handed — or red-stick-taped — when they called him out for illegal tape on his stick
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.
NHL Cross-Checking Crackdown Explained
The NHL’s cross-checking crackdown is coming. Here’s the video from the league to explain what’s changing for 2021-22.
Under Review: Checking on Vasilevskiy’s Goalie Gear
From the Ref Mailbag: Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy looks huge out there. Can teams request a measurement of goaltender equipment?
NHL Rule Changes for 2020-21 Season
The NHL rulebook has been updated for the 2020-21 season with only one update: a change to the offside rule.
NHL Modifies Offside Rule to Extend Blueline to Vertical Plane
The NHL has modified the offside rule to allow a player’s skate to be off the ice provided it has not cleared the vertical plane of the blue line.
Stars’ Khudobin Busted For Illegal Stick Tape
Dallas Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin had to make an unplanned equipment change after his stick tape was found to be illegal.