As far as I Know, the only player to die from an on ice injury during an NHL game was Bill Masterton of the Minnesota North Stars. In a game on Jan. 13, 1968, Masterton was checked and fell to the ice, hitting his head, causing a severe trauma to the brain. He died two days later on Jan. 15, 1968.
One that i know of he had a heart attack on the ice
As of now, there are no openly gay hockey players in the NHL. However, in a recent poll of all NHL players, over 80% of them said they believe they have a gay teammate.
That is how many players is needed on a NHL team.
This question is difficult to answer as the AHL is the main development league for the NHL. While some gifted players come right out of junior, college or Europe and step right into the NHL, the vast majority of NHL players have played in the AHL at some point for varying amounts of time until they have developed their skills. There is, obviously, no rule about how many players can come from the minor league. NHL teams recall their players as they see a need.
There have been a total 212 Minnesotans in the NHL (197 skaters + 15 goaltenders) as of January 2011. Minnesota has produced the most NHL players from the U.S. states.
All of the teams in the NHL have American players.
Only one person has ever died playing in the NHL and that is Bill Masterton.
There are 37 Russian Born Players in NHL
There are fourteen NHL players on team Russia.