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1 hour ago, CanuckinEdm said:

what is "non roster"?

Could be a player that is on a personal leave, suspended, or who is between teams like Gadjovich who is waiting on his visa.  Non roster players count against the cap but don't take up a roster spot.

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2 hours ago, CanuckinEdm said:

what is "non roster"?

From puckpedia.com


If a player is unfit to play due to COVID protocols (tests positive or is considered a close contact to a positive case), they can be designated as non-roster. This designation means they do not count towards 23 player active roster limit, but they do continue to count against salary cap.


@mil answer is more accurate

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By the numbers:


721 – Number of players on official season-opening rosters

310 – Number of Canadian players, the most of any country (43.0% of 721) – a full breakdown of NHL season-opening rosters by birth country is included below

284 – Number of players age 25 or younger (39.4% of 721)

190 – Number of U.S. players (26.4%) – last season, 164 U.S.-born players skated in their team’s opening game (the most ever)

158 – Number of players age 23 or younger (21.9% of 721)

91 – Number of undrafted players (12.6% of 721)

35 – Number of players who have yet to play an NHL regular-season game – the Sharks top all clubs with four such players (Jonathan Dahlen, William Eklund, Santeri Hatakka and Jasper Weatherby)

22 – Number of birth countries represented

16 – Highest representation of one country on a single roster - the Oilers have 16 Canadians

10 – The most countries represented on a single roster, with the Blue Jackets (USA: 6, CAN: 4, SWE: 3, CHE: 2, FIN: 2, RUS: 2, CZE: 1, DNK: 1, FRA: 1, LVA: 1) leading the list.

52 – Players born in the 2000s, with 26 of 32 teams carrying at least one

11 – Number of teenagers, including two 18-year-olds: Ducks forward Mason McTavish and Blue Jackets forward Cole Sillinger

2 – Players who skated in an NHL game in the 1990s (Zdeno Chara, NYI; Joe Thornton, FLA)

1 – There is one player with experience in the Stanley Cup Playoffs who has yet to appear in an NHL regular-season game: Avalanche forward Sampo Ranta

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