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When was it mandatory to wear a helmet in the NHL?


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The 1979 NHL Draft class was the first group of players who had to wear a protective helmet. Veteran players, those in the league prior to 1979 were able to continue playing without helmets. The last player in the league to play under the "helmetless grandfather clause" was Craig MacTavish in 1997.

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For a while he didn't have to, but then the NHL required the use of a helmet.


If there is a mandatory helmet law in your state, you will probably get a ticket if you do not wear a helmet when riding your motorcycle.


If your state has a mandatory helmet law, it will state that you must wear a helmet that complies with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 218. That standard applies to manufacturers of helmets. If the manufacturer of your helmet has certified that your helmet complies with FMVSS-218, then you can wear it while riding on the street.If your state does not have a mandatory helmet law, you can wear whatever you want to, including a dirt bike helmet, a bicycle helmet, or nothing at all.If your state has a mandatory helmet law, it will state that you must wear a helmet that complies with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 218. That standard applies to manufacturers of helmets. If the manufacturer of your helmet has certified that your helmet complies with FMVSS-218, then you can wear it while riding on the street.If your state does not have a mandatory helmet law, you can wear whatever you want to, including a dirt bike helmet, a bicycle helmet, or nothing at all.


It was never a mandatory piece of equipment to wear, but eventually it was decided to be mandatory in mid 50-60s


Some players on the Ducks....


The helmet rule in the NHL was instituted for all new players entering the league in 1979. Existing players had the option to wear a helmet or not. The last NHL player to play helmetless was Craig MacTavish in 1997.


You can in-fact wear a full cage in the NHL. The reason why players do not wear a cage is because it obstructs vision.


Yes, I always use helmet to drive motorcycle safely. Also it is mandatory to wear in India(with some exception).


Craig MacTavish was the last NHL player to not wear a helmet. He played for the Boston Bruins from 1979-1983.


Yes it used to be optional but now it is mandatory.


The last person was Craig Mactavish.


Craig MacTavish, current GM of the Oilers.


It is always best to wear a helmet, and strongly suggested if you are a child. However, the laws can differ from state to state. Log on to your state or county website and you can find out what the laws are for your state there.


NHL Players are required to wear Helmets for two reasons. One is if the fall, of corse. And two is because of the Hitting. One thing though is that the NHL Goaltenders do NOT need to wear a helmet. As the "NHL Rules" only said that "Goaltenders are highly suggested to wear a sort of protective helmet" which means they don't have to if they don't want to. But if they come into the game with one they must wear it during the game but if they show up without one no one can stop him from playing because of it.


In August 1979, then president of the National Hockey League (NHL), John Ziegler, announced that protective helmets would become mandatory in the NHL. "The introduction of the helmet rule will be an additional safety factor," he said. The only exception to the rule are players -- after signing a waiver form -- who signed pro contracts prior to 1 June 1979.


the prevoes was roung bobby was the 2 to were a hemet a sko he did were a hement dude



That's a big NO, good buddy. In fact, I don't think Orr ever wore a helmet during his career.


That distinction goes to George Owen, Boston Bruins defenseman. He had played football while in college and when he entered the NHL in 1928 he wore the same leather helmet that he had worn in college when playing football.


Clothing would be appropriate, or you're likely to be arrested for indecent exposure. In some places there are mandatory helmet laws, so wear a helmet unless you want to pay the fines, if your place is like that.


There's no solid answer to that. Some places do have mandatory helmet laws, others don't care. Some require people below a certain age to wear a helmet, while legal adults are free to choose. You have to check your local regulations. In my opinion, it's always a good idea to wear a helmet. For what they cost, and how they are to wear, they're excellent protection.


some NHL players started to wear them in 2009 so it's likely in 2009


Craig Mactavish was the last Ranger to play without a helmet. He was part of the 1994 Stanley Cup Team. He was also the last NHL player to play without a helmet.


Craig MacTavish was the last "bare-headed" NHL player. He retired after the 1996-97 season and is currently the head coach of the Edmonton Oilers.


Depends on where you're at, and if you're OK with paying the fines or not. Some places do have mandatory helmet laws, some have them for kids/teens. Other places, it's still free.



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