Hockey Central
 
National Hockey League Official Rules 2009-10
 
No new changes to the Rules for 09-10. It is a rare year that the NHL does not tinker with at least one or two of its rules, but for the 2009-2010 season there is nothing new for referees to call.
Terry Gregson, who has replaced Stephen Walkom as the NHL director of officiating, says the priorities this season will be calling the instigator penalty on fights more often and standardizing the way officials drop the puck for faceoffs.
Diagrams
Rink Diagram
Detail of Goal Crease
Approved Goal Frame
Table of Contents
Section One: The Rink (1-4)
Section Two: Teams (5-8)
Section Three: Equipment (9-14)
Section Four: Types of Penalties (15-30)
Section Five: Officials (31-41)
Section Six: Physical Fouls (42-53)
Section Seven: Restraining Fouls (54-57)
Section Eight: Stick Fouls (58-62)
Section Nine: Other Fouls (63-75)
Section Ten: Game Flow (76-87)

Reference Tables
Table 1: Summary of Penalties to Coaches and Non-playing Club Personnel Table 1
Table 2: Summary of Minor Penalties Table 2
Table 3: Summary of Bench Minor Penalties Table 3
Table 4: Summary of Double-minor Penalties Table 4
Table 5: Summary of Major Penalties Table 5
Table 6: Summary of Major Penalties That Result in an Automatic Game Misconduct Table 6
Table 7: Summary of Major Penalties That Result in an Automatic Game Misconduct When There is Injury to the Face or Head Table 7
Table 8: Summary of Match Penalties Table 8
Table 9: Summary of Misconduct Penalties Table 9
Table 10: Summary of Game Misconduct Fouls Included in the "General Category" Table 10
Table 11: Summary of Game Misconduct Fouls Included in the "Stick-Related Category" Table 11
Table 12: Summary of Game Misconduct Penalties Table 12
Table 13: Summary of Penalty Shots Table 13
Table 14: Summary of Awarded Goals (When Goalkeeper Has Been Removed for an Extra Attacker) Table 14
Table 15: Summary of Goalkeeper Penalties Table 15
Table 16: Goals Scored Against a Short-handed Team Table 16
Table 17: Coincidental Penalties Table 17
Table 18: Interference on the Goalkeeper Situations Table 18
Table 19: Penalties in Effect Prior to the Start of Overtime - Regular Season Table 19
Table 20: Penalties Assessed in Overtime - Regular Season Table 20