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
3D
Alex Ovechkin
6’3” | 1.91 m
September 17, 1997
Auston Matthews
191.000
1997.00
30000
3D
Auston Matthews
6’0” | 1.83 m
March 20, 1948
Bobby Orr
183.000
1948.00
20000
3D
Bobby Orr
6’1” | 1.85 m
January 13, 1997
Connor McDavid
185.000
1997.00
38000
3D
Connor McDavid
6’0” | 1.83 m
March 31, 1928
Gordie Howe
183.000
1928.00
21000
3D
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
https://p3d.in/e/Gy3ao
3D
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
https://p3d.in/e/LecR4
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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
3D
Jaromír Jágr
6’2” | 1.88 m
November 28, 1984
Marc-André Fleury
188.000
1984.00
25600
3D
Marc-André Fleury
6’4” | 1.93 m
October 5, 1965
Mario Lemieux
193.000
1965.00
21000
3D
Mario Lemieux
5’10” | 1.78 m
November 19, 1988
Patrick Kane
178.000
1988.00
35000
3D
Patrick Kane
5’11” | 1.80 m
August 7, 1987
Sidney Crosby
180.000
1987.00
58000
3D
Sidney Crosby
6’1” | 1.85 m
November 14, 1991
Taylor Hall
185.000
1991.00
44000
3D
Taylor Hall
6’0” | 1.83 m
January 26, 1961
Wayne Gretzky
183.000
1961.00
93000
3D
Wayne Gretzky
Auston Matthews
Height comparison diagram of Auston Matthews compared to other ice hockey players

While other athletes count their field success in talent and skills, America’s Auston Matthews athletic background may also have a lot in his ice hockey successes. In his childhood, he played baseball and hockey before settling for professional ice hockey. He plays the center position in the National Hockey League (NHL) and also as a captain for Toronto Maple Leafs. Before being drafted in the NHL, he played for the ZSC Lions and took home the Swiss Cup. Auston also won the Calder Memorial Trophy and Bob Johnson Award for his outstanding performance in the NHL. While representing the US in international tournaments, he won two gold medals in International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World U18 Championship and World U-17 Hockey Challenge.

Auston Matthews has a height of 6’3” (1.91 m).

Set of illustrations of Auston Matthews in various ice hockey poses dimensioned with overall height
While other athletes count their field success in talent and skills, America’s Auston Matthews athletic background may also have a lot in his ice hockey successes. In his childhood, he played baseball and hockey before settling for professional ice hockey. He plays the center position.

Auston Matthews has a height of 6’3” (1.91 m).

Set of illustrations of Auston Matthews in various ice hockey poses dimensioned with overall height
Auston Matthews
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Nationality: United States

Years Active: 2016—

Birthday
September 17, 1997

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Auston Matthews 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
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Nationality: Canada

Years Active: 1984-1997, 2000-2006

Birthday
October 5, 1965

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Mario Lemieux standing, ice hockey (various)

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Wayne Gretzky
Series of scaled illustrations comparing the height of Wayne Gretzky with other related ice hockey players

Wayne Gretzky is an ex-Canadian professional ice hockey player and a head coach. He is regarded as the greatest ice hockey player ever as he popularized ice hockey in California besides breaking several international records. He was the 1978 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship top scorer and labeled "The Great One" in the National Hockey League (NHL), where he led with goals and assists. Wayne retired with six All-star records, forty regular-season records, fifteen playoff records, sixty-one NHL records, nine Hart Trophies, ten Art Ross Trophies, two Conn Smythe Trophies, five Lester B. Pearson Awards, and a Lady Byng Memorial Trophy. These successes granted him admission into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Wayne Gretzky has a height of 6’0” (1.83 m).

Drawings of Wayne Gretzky in a range of ice hockey positions labeled with overall height
Wayne Gretzky is an ex-Canadian professional ice hockey player and a head coach. He is regarded as the greatest ice hockey player ever as he popularized ice hockey in California besides breaking several international records. Gretzky is nicknamed "The Great One" in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Wayne Gretzky has a height of 6’0” (1.83 m).

Drawings of Wayne Gretzky in a range of ice hockey positions labeled with overall height
Wayne Gretzky
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Nationality: Canada

Years Active: 1978-1999

Birthday
January 26, 1961

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Wayne Gretzky standing, ice hockey (various)

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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
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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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Patrick Kane
Height comparison diagram of Patrick Kane compared to other ice hockey players

Patrick Kane’s biggest highlights came when he became the first US-born hockey player to take home the Hart Trophy Award and the youngest to achieve the career regular-season milestone of 1,000 points. He plays professional ice hockey as a right wing in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Chicago Blackhawks and also its captain. Patrick is a three-time Stanley Cup Champion, has won a Calder Memorial Trophy, Conn Smythe Trophy, Art Ross Trophy, Hart Memorial Trophy, and the Ted Lindsay Award. He also took part in the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics, winning a silver medal in the latter.

Patrick Kane has a height of 5’10” (1.78 m).

Set of illustrations of Patrick Kane in various ice hockey poses dimensioned with overall height
Patrick Kane’s biggest highlights came when he became the first US-born hockey player to take home the Hart Trophy Award and the youngest to achieve the career regular-season milestone of 1,000 points. He plays professional ice hockey as a right wing in the NHL as captain of the Chicago Blackhawks.

Patrick Kane has a height of 5’10” (1.78 m).

Set of illustrations of Patrick Kane in various ice hockey poses dimensioned with overall height
Patrick Kane
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Nationality: United States

Years Active: 2007—

Birthday
November 19, 1988

Drawings include:
Patrick Kane standing, ice hockey (various)

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