NHL Rule Book

2021-22 NHL Rulebook

NHL Rule Book 2021-22


Download the 2021-22 NHL Rulebook


Rule Changes:

No rule changes for 2021-22.

Cross-checking to be more strictly enforced.

NHL Rules Articles

NHL’s New Helmet Rule Impacting Goal Scoring

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.

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.