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.
"There may be a maximum of 23 players on each Club's playing roster at any one time from the commencement of the NHL regular season through the trade deadline. Prior to the start of the season, each Club must submit to the NHL its "Opening Day Playing Roster" which shall be comprised of not more than 23 players. Each Club must have a roster of at least 20 players, composed of 18 skaters and two goaltenders. Players on Injured Reserve do not count in the 23-man limit."
20 players dress for each game. Additional players on the roster are referred to as "scratches" and may not participate in the game.
There are 23 players on an NHL team,
20 players dress for each game, while 3 sit out.
23. 13 forwards, only 12 play a game. 7 or 8 defencemen only 6 play and 2 or 3 goalies depending on how many defencemen you have on your team.
minimum in 18 skaters and 2 goalies
maximum is 23 players total with any combination
690 hockey players
There are 22 players on a team
Every team in the N.H.L. has Canadian players on their roster
As of 2013, 53% of players in the NHL hail from my home country of Canada.
30 Franchised NHL teams with 23 players per team on the regular season roster. 690 players total.
Detroit Redwings Chris Chelios
NHL teams are allowed to list twenty two (22) players on their official roster.
There are 37 Russian Born Players in NHL
A typical fantasy hockey league has 8 - 12 teams but often have as many as 20.
30 teams with 23 active players each. 30 * 23 = 690 players. This doesn't include any players on IR though. Other players can be called up to replace them and the IR players don't count towards the 23 man roster limit. Teams are only allowed to play 20 players in any game. The normal breakdown is 12 forwards (4 lines), 6 defensemen (3 pairings) and 2 goaltenders. The other 3 players on their roster are "scratches" and are not allowed to participate in that game.
Full roster is 40 players