The 2014–15 NHL season was the 98th season of operation (97th season of play) of the National Hockey League (NHL).
The Los Angeles Kings became the first team to miss the playoffs after winning the Stanley Cup the previous season since the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006–07. The Boston Bruins also became the third defending Presidents' Trophy winner to miss the playoffs (and the first since the Buffalo Sabres missed the playoffs in 2007–08 after winning the Presidents' Trophy in 2007). The Winnipeg Jets clinched a playoff berth for the first time since the team's relocation from Atlanta in 2011. The San Jose Sharks' playoff streak ended at ten years. The Ottawa Senators also became the first team in NHL history to make the post season after trailing for the final playoff spot by 14 points.
Canadian television rights
The 2014–15 season brought a significant realignment for NHL broadcast rights in Canada, as it marked...