So how many players are on an ice hockey team? The number of players on a team's roster varies at every level of play (youth, college, pro)
Captains And Alternate-Captains
Every ice hockey team has a captain and an alternate-captain. The purpose of this in the NHL is for discussing rule interpretations with referees. Only the captain of a team is allowed to discuss calls made by the referees with them.
PRO TIP: You can always spot the captain and the alternate-captain on an ice hockey team by looking at the player jerseys. The letter 'C' on a jersey denotes the team's captain, while the letter 'A' denotes the team's alternate-captain.
How Many Players On The Ice?
Too Many Players
We will learn more about penalties in future chapters.