When we talk about winter sports Ice hockey is always there it is one of the most esteemed winter sports on this Planet and although it is played in very few countries yet it has a huge fan following. It is a team sport which is fast paced and involves physical contact. Each team comprises of 6 players Ice hockey is played in a rink. It is very popular and it is played in few specific countries like Canada, Russia, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic United States of America and few Scandinavian countries.
It is the national game of Canada.Formal governing body for international ice hockey is International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). 76 countries are registered with international ice hockey Federation.National Hockey League (NHL) is the most esteemed professional ice hockey league in the whole world. National hockey league is based in United States of America and Canada in which payers from all over the world participate in this event and represent different teams.
When we make a list of highest grossing professional sports leagues National hockey league makes it to top 5 of this list along with National basket ball association, Premier league and National football league. NHL is one of the richest professional sports league generating yearly revenue of 4.1 billion dollars.