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2019–20 NHL season
LeagueNational Hockey League
SportIce hockey
DurationOctober 2, 2019 – March 11, 2020
August 1 – September 28, 2020
Number of games68–71
Number of teams31
Top draft pickJack Hughes
Picked byNew Jersey Devils
Regular season
Presidents' TrophyBoston Bruins
Season MVPLeon Draisaitl (Oilers)
Top scorerLeon Draisaitl (Oilers)
Playoffs MVPVictor Hedman (Lightning)
Stanley Cup
ChampionsTampa Bay Lightning
  Runners-upDallas Stars
NHL seasons

The 2019–20 NHL season was the 103rd season of operation (102nd season of play) of the National Hockey League. The regular season began on October 2, 2019, with playoffs originally planned for April and the Stanley Cup Finals planned for June. The season was suspended indefinitely on March 12, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On May 22, 2020, the NHL and National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) agreed to a framework for the resumption of play, which would see the remainder of the regular season scrapped, and the top 12 teams in each conference (by points percentage) competing in a modified and expanded Stanley Cup playoffs, which the NHL planned to hold in two centralized "hub cities", Toronto's Scotiabank Arena and Edmonton's Rogers Place, with no spectators and only essential staff present.[1]

The playoffs began on August 1, 2020, and ended on September 28, with the Tampa Bay Lightning defeating the Dallas Stars in the Stanley Cup Finals in six games, winning their second Stanley Cup in franchise history.[2]

  1. ^ Rosen, Dan. "NHL hub cities of Edmonton, Toronto ready for Stanley Cup Qualifiers". NHL.com. NHL. Retrieved August 3, 2020.
  2. ^ Rosen, Dan (September 28, 2020). "Lightning win Stanley Cup, defeat Stars in Game 6 of Final". NHL.com. Retrieved September 29, 2020.