Ice Hockey is a team sport played on skates in which two teams of six players compete by using hockey sticks to shoot a puck into the opponent’s goal to score points. Games occur within the confines of an ice rink and the sport is known for its fast-paced play and physical high-contact style.

Teams consist of a goalie (goaltender), two defensemen, a right and left wing, and a center. An ice hockey game is made up of three periods of twenty minutes. Ice hockey is a popular sport in countries known for winter sports with the National Hockey League (NHL) in North America being the strongest league in the world.

What is icing in hockey?

The icing rule in hockey is an infraction that occurs when a player shoots the puck untouched from behind the center red line across the opposing team’s goal line. This rule was created to stop players from simply flipping the puck to the end of the ice as a strategy to slow down the flow of the game. After icing, play is resumed with a faceoff within the defending zone of the team that caused the penalty.

How long is a hockey game?

An average NHL hockey game is roughly two hours with games extending to two and a half hours in the situation of an overtime and a shootout scenario. Hockey games consist of three 20 minute periods with two 17 minute breaks between.

What is offsides in hockey?

Offsides is a penalty called in hockey when an offensive player moves into the attacking zone before the puck has crossed over the blue line of the zone. The player in control of the puck cannot be called for offsides.

Ice Hockey Guides
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6’3” | 1.91 m
September 17, 1985
Alex Ovechkin
191.000
1985.00
48000
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Alex Ovechkin
6’3” | 1.91 m
September 17, 1997
Auston Matthews
191.000
1997.00
30000
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Auston Matthews
6’0” | 1.83 m
March 20, 1948
Bobby Orr
183.000
1948.00
20000
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Bobby Orr
6’1” | 1.85 m
January 13, 1997
Connor McDavid
185.000
1997.00
38000
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Connor McDavid
6’0” | 1.83 m
March 31, 1928
Gordie Howe
183.000
1928.00
21000
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Gordie Howe
48” | 120 cm (Inside)
72” | 180 cm (Inside)
40” | 100 cm
Ice Hockey Goal
120.000
180.000
100.000
300
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Ice Hockey GoalPerspective view of a 3D model of a Ice Hockey GoalPerspective view of a 3D model of a Ice Hockey Goal
1” | 25.4 mm
3” | 76.2 mm (Diameter)
5.5-6 oz | 156-170 g
Ice Hockey Puck
2.540
7.620
0.170
11150
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Ice Hockey Puck3D model of an Ice Hockey Puck viewed in perspective3D model of an Ice Hockey Puck viewed in perspective
11.5’ | 3.5 m (Overall Safety Wall)
98.42’ | 30 m
200.13’ | 61 m
19,000 ft² | 1,765 m²
Ice Hockey Rink - International
350.000
3000.000
6100.000
1765.00
1900
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Ice Hockey Rink - International3D model of a Ice Hockey Rink (Internationa)l viewed in perspective3D model of a Ice Hockey Rink (Internationa)l viewed in perspective
6’3” | 1.91 m
February 15, 1972
Jaromír Jágr
191.000
1972.00
18000
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Jaromír Jágr
6’2” | 1.88 m
November 28, 1984
Marc-André Fleury
188.000
1984.00
25600
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Marc-André Fleury
6’4” | 1.93 m
October 5, 1965
Mario Lemieux
193.000
1965.00
21000
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Mario Lemieux
5’10” | 1.78 m
November 19, 1988
Patrick Kane
178.000
1988.00
35000
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Patrick Kane
5’11” | 1.80 m
August 7, 1987
Sidney Crosby
180.000
1987.00
58000
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Sidney Crosby
6’1” | 1.85 m
November 14, 1991
Taylor Hall
185.000
1991.00
44000
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Taylor Hall
6’0” | 1.83 m
January 26, 1961
Wayne Gretzky
183.000
1961.00
93000
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Wayne Gretzky
Jaromír Jágr
Series of scaled illustrations comparing the height of Jaromír Jágr with other related ice hockey players

Jaromír Jágr was the most productive and greatest Czech and European hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL). He plays as a right wing for the HC Kladno of the Czech Extraliga (ELH), which he also owns. He has also represented several clubs in the NHL and Avangard of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) and ranked number two in NHL history with the most points. Jaromír has won the Stanley Cup two consecutive times, the Ice Hockey World Championship two times, an Olympic gold medal, the Art Ross Trophy five times, Lester B. Pearson Award three times, and the Hart Memorial Trophy four times and even received admission into the Czech Ice Hockey Hall of Fame.

Jaromír Jágr has a height of 6’3” (1.91 m).

Drawings of Jaromír Jágr in a range of ice hockey positions labeled with overall height
Jaromír Jágr was the most productive and greatest Czech and European hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL). He plays as a right wing for the HC Kladno of the Czech Extraliga (ELH), which he also owns. He has also represented several clubs in the NHL and Avangard of the KHL.

Jaromír Jágr has a height of 6’3” (1.91 m).

Drawings of Jaromír Jágr in a range of ice hockey positions labeled with overall height
Jaromír Jágr
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Nationality: Czech Republic

Years Active: 1988—

Birthday
February 15, 1972

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Jaromír Jágr standing, ice hockey (various)

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Ice Hockey Rink - International
Size comparison drawing of an Ice Hockey Rink compared to the size of a Field Hockey Pitch and basketball court

International Ice Hockey Rinks are the standard iced-playing field for the sport of Ice Hockey and are used for international competitions, such as the Winter Olympics, and for play throughout Europe. Compared to North American Ice Hockey Rinks, International rinks are larger in width by 13.1’ (4 m).

The rink is divided up by the center line, blue lines, and goal lines. Ice Hockey Rinks feature nine faceoff spots: one center faceoff, four in the neutral zone and four in the end zones. Each side features a goal crease in front of the goal.

International ice hockey rinks measure 200.13’ (61 m) in length, 98.42’ (30 m) in width, and have corner radii of 27.88’ (8.5 m). The total area of an International ice hockey rink is 19,000 ft² (1,765 m²). The blue lines are located 29’ (8.83 m) from center and the goal lines are at 13.1’ (4 m) from the side boards. All faceoff circles have a diameter of 29.5’ (9 m) and spot diameter of 2’ (.6 m) except for the center faceoff which is 1’ (.3 m). The end zone faceoffs are centered at 22’ (6.7 m) from the goal lines and the neutral zone faceoffs are 5’ (1.5 m) from the blue lines. The goal creases in front of the goals are 12’ (3.66 m) diameter.

Measured drawing with dimensions of an official International Ice Hockey Rink
International Ice Hockey Rinks are the standard iced-playing field for the sport of Ice Hockey and are used for international competitions, such as the Winter Olympics, and for play throughout Europe. Compared to North American Ice Hockey Rinks, International rinks are larger in width.

International ice hockey rinks measure 200.13’ (61 m) in length, 98.42’ (30 m) in width, and have corner radii of 27.88’ (8.5 m). The total area of an International ice hockey rink is 19,000 ft² (1,765 m²). The blue lines are located 29’ (8.83 m) from center and the goal lines are at 13.1’ (4 m) from the side boards. All faceoff circles have a diameter of 29.5’ (9 m) and spot diameter of 2’ (.6 m) except for the center faceoff which is 1’ (.3 m). The end zone faceoffs are centered at 22’ (6.7 m) from the goal lines and the neutral zone faceoffs are 5’ (1.5 m) from the blue lines. The goal creases in front of the goals are 12’ (3.66 m) diameter.

Measured drawing with dimensions of an official International Ice Hockey Rink
Ice Hockey Rink - International
Height:
11.5’ | 3.5 m (Overall Safety Wall)
Width:
98.42’ | 30 m
Length:
200.13’ | 61 m
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19,000 ft² | 1,765 m²

Corner Radius: 27.88’ | 8.5 m
Blue Lines (from center): 29' | 8.83 m
Goal Line (from boards): 13.1’ | 4 m
Goal Crease: 12’ | 3.66 m (Diameter)
Faceoff Spots (Center): 1’ | .3 m
Faceoff Spots: 2’ | .6 m
Faceoff Circles: 29.5’ | 9 m
Faceoff (Neutral Zone from blue line): 5’ | 1.5 m
Faceoff (End Zone from goal line): 22’ | 6.7 m
Referee’s Crease: 19.75’ | 6 m (Diameter)
Surface Materials: Thin layer of ice over level painted concrete subsurface

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Ice Hockey Puck
Size comparison drawing of an Ice Hockey Puck with other sports equipment for scale

An Ice Hockey Puck refers to the disk used in the team sport of Ice Hockey. It is composed of vulcanized rubber and may be called "Flat Ball." It is usually black and frozen before an ice hockey game. On a puck's face are league logos or silkscreen markings. An ice hockey puck is available in different variations, with blue being used by younger players for training, reddish-pink or reddish-orange for players who want to develop shot strength and make their stick handling techniques better, steel puck for players who wish to improve wrist strength and white for goaltender practice.

Ice Hockey Pucks have an overall diameter of 3” (76.2 mm) and height/thickness of 1” (25.4 mm). The mass of an Ice Hockey Puck is between 5.5-6 oz (156-170 g).

Dimensioned plan and elevation drawings of an Ice Hockey Puck measured with diameter and height
An Ice Hockey Puck refers to the disk used in the team sport of Ice Hockey. It is composed of vulcanized rubber and may be called "Flat Ball." It is usually black and frozen before an ice hockey game. On a puck's face are league logos or silkscreen markings.

Ice Hockey Pucks have an overall diameter of 3” (76.2 mm) and height/thickness of 1” (25.4 mm). The mass of an Ice Hockey Puck is between 5.5-6 oz (156-170 g).

Dimensioned plan and elevation drawings of an Ice Hockey Puck measured with diameter and height
Ice Hockey Puck
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1” | 25.4 mm
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3” | 76.2 mm (Diameter)
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5.5-6 oz | 156-170 g
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Materials: Vulcanized Rubber

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Ice Hockey Puck side elevation, plan

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Taylor Hall
Series of scaled illustrations comparing the height of Taylor Hall with other related ice hockey players

While other Canadian professional ice hockey players only won gold medals with the senior team, Taylor Hall also took home gold medals in his junior career, making it four gold medals: two with the senior Canadian team in the 2015 and 2016 World Championship and the other in his junior in the 2008 IIHF World U18 Championships and 2008 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. Taylor plays as a left wing in the National Hockey League (NHL) for Buffalo Sabres and has been named three-time in the NHL All-Star Game. He also won a Hart Memorial Trophy, two consecutive Memorial Cup, and a Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy in his junior career.

Taylor Hall has a height of 6’1” (1.85 m).

Drawings of Taylor Hall in a range of ice hockey positions labeled with overall height
While other Canadian professional ice hockey players only won gold medals with the senior team, Taylor Hall also took home gold medals in his junior career, making it four gold medals: two with the senior Canadian team in the 2015 and 2016 World Championship and others in his 2008 juniors.

Taylor Hall has a height of 6’1” (1.85 m).

Drawings of Taylor Hall in a range of ice hockey positions labeled with overall height
Taylor Hall
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6’1” | 1.85 m
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Nationality: Canada

Years Active: 2010—

Birthday
November 14, 1991

Drawings include:
Taylor Hall standing, ice hockey (various)

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Mario Lemieux
Scaled height comparison illustration of Mario Lemieux in relation to other ice hockey players

Mario Lemieux is a Canadian-American former ice hockey player whose large size did not stop him from beating opponents with fakes and dekes. He was labeled "Le Magnifique" for being one of the best-gifted players in ice hockey. Mario won the Stanley Cup both as a player and as an owner of his former club, the Pittsburgh Penguins. He is credited with leading Canada to an Olympic gold medal, 2004 World Cup of Hockey Championship, and Canada Cup. He has won the Lester B. Pearson Award four times, the Hart Trophy on three occasions, Art Ross Trophy six times, and a Conn Smythe Trophy. These achievements saw him inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame and Canada's Walk of Fame.

Mario Lemieux has a height of 6’4” (1.93 m).

Group of drawings of Mario Lemieux in a range of ice hockey positions labeled with overall height
Mario Lemieux is a Canadian-American former ice hockey player whose large size did not stop him from beating opponents with fakes and dekes. He was labeled "Le Magnifique" for being one of the best-gifted players in ice hockey. Mario won the Stanley Cup both as a player and owner of the Penguins.

Mario Lemieux has a height of 6’4” (1.93 m).

Group of drawings of Mario Lemieux in a range of ice hockey positions labeled with overall height
Mario Lemieux
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6’4” | 1.93 m
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Nationality: Canada

Years Active: 1984-1997, 2000-2006

Birthday
October 5, 1965

Drawings include:
Mario Lemieux standing, ice hockey (various)

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