NHL Rule Book

2023-24 NHL Rulebook

NHL Rule Book 2023-24 Rulebook - Scouting the Refs


Download the 2023-24 NHL Rulebook


Rule Changes for 2023-24:

  • Helmets required in warm-ups (9.6)
  • Illegal stick rule (10.8)
  • Challenge for puck in netting clarified (38.2)
  • Line changes on delayed offside clarified (83.1)
  • ‘Linesman’ now ‘linesperson’
  • ‘Fouls’ now ‘infractions’

Full list of updates

NHL Rules Articles

NHL Historical Rule Changes, 1910-2023

There have been quite a few rule changes over the years. Look back at the National Hockey League’s extensive history of changes to the rule book:

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.