Category Archives: HOCKEY TRIVIA

TRIVIA: WINNING PERCENTAGES

by Ron Spence


1. Who – of the 2009-10 NHL coaches – has the lowest winning percentage for the regular season?

2. Which current and former coaches have the highest winning percentage (Excluding Cap Raeder who coached one NHL game in 2003, when the Sharks won.) during the regular season?

3. Who are the two current NHL coaches tied with the best winning percentage during the post-season?

4. Which modern era coach has the best winning percentage during the post-season.

1. Scott Gordon of the Islanders has a winning percentage of .372, with a 26-47 win vs. loss record.

2. Dan Bylsma and Barry Smith are tied at .800. The Pittsburgh coach took over the Penguins’ helm and they went 18-3-4. Barry Smith coached 5 games in 1999 and Detroit went 4-1.

3. The two Stanley Cup finalist coaches are tied at .652 in the post-season. Mike Babcock’s record is 58-31 and Blysma’s 15-8.

4. Glen Sather coached the NHL Oilers from 1980-1994 and has a .705 winning percentage – 89 wins and 37 losses (His WHA Oilers’ record is .348 – 8 W vs. 15 losses.).

TRIVIA: NEW JERSEY’S POSTSEASONS

by Ron Spence

1. Before they became the New Jersey Devils, who were they?

2. During their first 13 seasons, how many playoff series did the franchise play in?

3. Since Lou Lamoriello became New Jersey’s president and general manager, how many post-seaons did the Devils reach in 21 seasons?

4. Five New Jersey players have had their names etched on the Stanley Cup three times. There are, of course, Martin Brodeur, Scott Stevens, Scott Niedermayer, and Ken Daneyko. Who was the 5th player?

5. New Jersey holds the NHL record for the longest season-ending winning streak – 2005-06. How many games?

6. Two former Canucks were New Jersey’s first two captains. Who were they?


1. They were named the Kansas City Scouts in 1974, became the Colorado Rockies in 1976 and the New Jersey Devils in 1982.

2. During their first 13 seasons, the franchise only made it into the playoffs once.

3. Under Lou Lamoriello, the Devils have made the playoffs in 19 out of the past 21 seasons – and the last 12 in a row.

4. Sergei Brylin was the 5th player.

5. It was 11 games, and was followed by a 4 game post-season sweep of the Rangers. However, the Devils came up against the Hurricane and only won one more game.

6. Don Lever was their captain from 1982-84, and Mel Bridgman from 1984-87.

TRIVIA: BRAD LUKOWICH

by Ron Spence

Brad Lukowich has been a member of four trophy winning teams. Which were they?

Also, he played on these teams with two current members of the Canucks/Moose organization(s). Who are they?

And, which member of the ‘nuck’ organization was Lukowich traded for?

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He was on two Kamloops Blazers Memorial Cup teams in 1994 and 1995. 

Lukowich was also a Dallas Star when they won the Stanley Cup in 1999, and a Tampa Bay Lightning when they won the Cup in 2004.

Mike Keane played with Brad on the Dallas Stars and Nolan Baumgartner played with him on the Kamloops Blazers.

On June 12, 2000 he was part of a multi-player swap between Minnesota and Dallas that resulted in Aaron Rome being selected by L.A. in the 2002 Entry Draft.

TRIVIA: MATHIEU SCHNEIDER AND ROBERTO

by Ron Spence

Mathieu Schneider might be joining the Canucks.

Aside from playing against each other in the past, what is their other NHL connection?

On March 13th, 1996 Schneider went to Toronto with Wendel Clark and D.J. Smith.

Going to the Islanders were: Kenny Jonsson, Darby Hendrickson and Sean Haggerty.

Also going to New York was Toronto’s 1st round pick in the 1997 Entry Draft.

That player?

Roberto Luongo.

TRIVIA: PER GAME POINTS, GOALS AND ASSISTS

by Ron Spence

1. Alex Ovechkin – of course – is the active player with the most goals scored per game – .676. Who is second with .545?

2. Who are the two players tied for first with 1.071 points per game?

3. Who is the active player with the most assists per game – .690?

1. Atlanta’s Ilya Kovalchuk.

2. ?’s Dany Heatley and Anaheim’s Teemu Selanne.

3, San Jose’s Joe Thorton.

TRIVIA: THE FIRST SHOOTOUT

by Ron Spence

The keys were put away and the lockout was over.

The following 2005-06 season was one of change.

There were new superstars and something called the shootout.

The first post-overtime game decider took place on October 5, 2005.

It was the Leafs hosting the Sens and two Ottawa players scored.

Who were they?

And who did they score on?

The first player to ever score on an NHL shootout attempt was Daniel Alfredsson, and the second player was Dany Heatley.

The goalie was the comeback kid, Ed Belfour.

TRIVIA: NUCKS DRAFT PICKS

by Ron Spence

Vancouver selected four draft picks who played in more than 1000 NHL games.

The player who played the most games was Trevor Linden – 1382.

Who were the other three?

Don Lever was a 1st round pick who played in 1020 games.

Harold Snepsts was a 4th rounder who appeared in 1033 games.

Dave Lowry was a 6th rounder who played in 1084 games.

A nucks pick who almost played in 1000 games was Brent Ashton who appeared in 998.