The 2008–09 NHL season was the 92nd season of operation (91st season of play) of the National Hockey League (NHL). It was the first season since prior to the 2004–05 lockout in which every team played each other at least once during the season, following three seasons where teams only played against two divisions in the other conference (one division at home and one on the road.) It began on October 4, with the regular season ending on April 12. The Stanley Cup playoffs ended on June 12, with the Pittsburgh Penguins taking the championship. The Montreal Canadiens hosted the 57th NHL All-Star Game at the Bell Centre on January 25, 2009, part of the Canadiens' 100th season celebration.
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... For a complete list, see 2008–09 NHL transactions The Columbus Blue Jackets acquire Antoine Vermette from the Ottawa Senators for Pascal Leclaire and a ... (fourth-round draft pick seized by NHL for the mis-handling of Jonas Frogren's contract) ...
... The following is a list of players of note that played their last NHL game in 2008–09, listed with their last team Patrice Brisebois, Montreal Canadiens Sergei Fedorov, Washington ...
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