The 2010/11 season of the National Hockey League was the 93rd season played in the North American professional ice hockey league . The regular season began on October 7, 2010 with a first game between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Minnesota Wild in Helsinki again in Europe . A total of six games were played in Stockholm , Prague and Helsinki. The playoffs ended on June 15, 2011 with the sixth Stanley Cup win for the Boston Bruins .
In addition to the third season opener in Europe, the fourth NHL Winter Classic in the history of the league was held on January 1, 2011, when the Pittsburgh Penguins met the Washington Capitals at Heinz Field . In addition, the second NHL Heritage Classic took place on February 20, 2011 , in which the Calgary Flames met the Montréal Canadiens at McMahon Stadium . The NHL All-Star Game , which was canceled the previous year due to the Olympic ice hockey tournament, took place on January 30, 2011 at the RBC Center in Raleigh , North Carolina .
Increase in the salary cap
The salary cap , salary caps set by the league for players have been increased for the sixth consecutive year with 59.4 million US dollars raised per team an additional 2.6 million US dollars.
The 48th NHL Entry Draft took place on June 25th and 26th, 2010 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles , California . The Edmonton Oilers won the draft lottery and retained their first place as the worst team of the previous season.
In first place , the Edmonton Oilers selected the Canadian attacker Taylor Hall . In places two to five followed three strikers and a defender, including in third place the Canadian Erik Gudbranson , who was selected by the Florida Panthers . The ten players drafted first included seven Canadians as well as one Swiss, one Russian and one Finn. The best American was Jack Campbell , who was selected by the Dallas Stars , in 11th place .
In total, the 30 franchises secured the rights to 210 players. The first German to be selected in the draft was Tom Kühnhackl of the Landshut Cannibals , who was selected in the fourth round in a total of 110th position by the Pittsburgh Penguins .
Top 5 picks
Abbreviations: GP = games, W = wins, L = defeats, OTL = defeat after overtime or shootout , GF = goals scored, GA = goals conceded, Pts = points
Explanations: The position within the conference is in brackets; = Playoff qualification, = Division winner, = Conference winner, = Presidents' Trophy winner
With 104 points Daniel Sedin led the scorer list of the NHL. His brother Henrik Sedin achieved the season record of 75 assists. The top scorer was Corey Perry with 50 goals. In the plus / minus rating, Zdeno Chára was in the lead with a score of +33. The most power play goals were scored by Daniel Sedin, who scored 18 times in the majority. Alexander Ovetschkin was the player who shot the most on goal with 367 shots. Outnumbered, Frans Nielsen was most successful with seven goals. 24.7% of Syarhej Kaszitsyn's shots found their way into the goal. With 307 penalty minutes, Zenon Konopka was the bad guy this season. Ľubomír Višňovský was the most successful defender with 18 goals and 68 points.
Abbreviations: GP = games, G = goals, A = assists , Pts = points, +/− = plus / minus , PIM = penalty minutes; Bold: Season best
Abbreviations: GP = games, TOI = ice age (in minutes), W = wins, L = defeats, OTL = overtime / shootout defeats , GA = goals conceded, SO = shutouts , Sv% = shots saved (in%), GAA = Conceded goal; Bold: Season best
Best rookie scorer
Jeff Skinner led the rookies as the best scorer with 63 points . The best assist provider was Kevin Shattenkirk with 34 assists . Michael Grabner scored the most goals and was successful 34 times. In the plus / minus rating, Adam McQuaid was in the lead with a score of +30. Logan Couture scored the most power play goals , who scored ten times in the majority. Logan Couture was the player who shot the most on goal with 253 shots. Outnumbered, it was Michael Grabner who scored the most with six goals. 22% of Matt Calvert's shots found their way into the goal. With 147 penalty minutes, Matt Martin was the bad guy among the rookies this season. Kevin Shattenkirk was the most successful defender with 43 points.
Abbreviations: GP = games, G = goals, A = assists , Pts = points, +/− = plus / minus , PIM = penalty minutes
Stanley Cup playoffs
All rookie team
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