2015–16 NHL season

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2015–16 NHL season
LeagueNational Hockey League
SportIce hockey
DurationOctober 7, 2015 – June 12, 2016
Number of games82
Number of teams30
Regular season
Presidents' TrophyWashington Capitals
Season MVPPatrick Kane (Chicago)
Top scorerPatrick Kane (Chicago)
Playoffs
Eastern championsPittsburgh Penguins
  Eastern runners-upTampa Bay Lightning
Western championsSan Jose Sharks
  Western runners-upSt. Louis Blues
Stanley Cup
ChampionsPittsburgh Penguins
  Runners-upSan Jose Sharks
NHL seasons

The 2015–16 NHL season was the 99th season of operation (98th season of play) of the National Hockey League (NHL). Thirty teams competed. There were 82 games in the regular season from October 7, 2015 to April 10, 2016.

The 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs began on April 13, 2016 and ended June 12. The Pittsburgh Penguins won their fourth Stanley Cup. None of the seven Canadian-based teams qualified for the playoffs. The only other time in league history with no Canadian teams in the playoffs was in 1970.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Sagan, Aleksandra (February 24, 2016). "Canadian NHL playoff drought could be 'massive hit' to Rogers". Canadian Press. Toronto Star. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  2. Stubbs, Dave (March 31, 2016). "Woe Canada. No playoffs this year north of border". NHL. Retrieved November 3, 2016.

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