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2019-20 NHL Season-Opening Rosters in Numbers, Stats

NHL 2019-20 Season-Opening Rosters in Numbers, stats.





2019-20 NHL Season-Opening Rosters in Numbers, Stats



690    --     Number of players on official season-opening rosters

295    --      Number of Canadian players, the most of any country (42.8% of 690) – a full breakdown of NHL season-opening rosters by birth country is included in the attachment

177    --      Number of U.S. players on season-opening rosters – last season, 153 U.S.-born players skated in their team’s opening game (the most ever)

41    --      Percentage of players age 25 or younger (284 of 690)

23    --      Percentage of players age 23 or younger (157 of 690)

35    --      Number of players who have yet to play an NHL regular-season game

20    --      Number of different birth countries represented

16    --     The Highest representation of one country on a single roster – the Blues have 16 Canadians

14    --      Number of teenagers, with Jack Hughes (NJD) as the youngest (18 years, 141 days)

11    --      Players born in the 2000s, with 10 different teams carrying at least one – including two on the Jets (David Gustafsson and Ville Heinola)

11     --      The most U.S. players on a single roster, with the Wild leading the list (followed by Coyotes, Devils and Jets, all with 10)

9     --      The most countries represented on a single roster, with the Avalanche (Canada – 9; United States – 4; Russia – 3; Finland – 2; Austria – 1; Czech Republic – 1; Germany – 1; France – 1; Sweden – 1) and Blue Jackets (Canada – 7; United States – 5; Sweden – 4; Finland – 2; Denmark – 1; France – 1; Latvia – 1; Russia – 1; Switzerland – 1) leading the list

4    --      Number of 18-year-olds (age in years-day): Jack Hughes (NJD; 18-141), Tobias Bjornfot (LAK; 18-179), Kaapo Kakko (NYR; 18-231) and Ville Heinola (WPG; 18-241)

2    --      Players who skated in an NHL game in the 1990s (Zdeno Chara and Joe Thornton)









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