"Beyond those limitations, the league does not dictate the make-up of a team's roster, though the standard make-up used by most teams for the 20-player game roster is to dress 12 forwards and six defensemen along with the mandated two goaltenders. Rarely a team will use 13 forwards and five defensemen, but it's not overly uncommon for a team to dress 11 forwards and seven defensemen."
the link above has a great article that explains the 20-player "dressed list" for games, a 23-player active NHL roster, a 50-contract maximum, and a 90-player maximum reserve list.
Each team can have 25 players on the roster at one time, but they often have 40 players on the team.
generally, in the NHL, 18 skaters and two goaltenders are dressed for a team for a game. usually 12 forwards and 6 defenseman make up the 18 skaters.
I would say 2 per team; This way if one can't play or is unable to, you have a backup; or simply if one gets tired, the other can take his or her place.
3 goalies in minor and major league
A typical fantasy hockey league has 8 - 12 teams but often have as many as 20.
In January 2011 there has been a total of 117 NHL forwards or defensemen born in Wisconsin. In addition, Michigan has produced 9 NHL goalies.
30 Franchised NHL teams with 23 players per team on the regular season roster. 690 players total.
NHL teams list 22, 12 forwards 8 defence men and 2 goaltenders.
As of 2013, 53% of players in the NHL hail from my home country of Canada.
Detroit Redwings Chris Chelios
Not in the initial release, but he should be there in an october roster update
Every team in the N.H.L. has Canadian players on their roster
NHL roster size is 23 players, but only 20 players are allowed in any game. A normal game roster includes 12 forwards, 6 defensmen, and 2 goaltenders. The other 3 players are "scratches" and cannot participate in that game. Their purpose is to fill in if another player becomes ill or injured and is unable to play. These roster swaps are not allowed during the game though, only before the game starts. The only exception is if a teams starting and backup goaltender are both injured during a game and can't continue playing. In this case, the team is allowed to find any person they choose to serve as the emergency goaltender for the remainder of that game.