There is still plenty of time for roster movement, and it’s very likely we will see some of that occur in the next month or so, but as of today, the Washington Capitals and the Dallas Stars have the oldest rosters in the NHL, with an average age of 29.2 years of age.
The following is a listing of the average ages for each of the 32 teams. Metropolitan Division teams are shaded. [Data courtesy of CapFriendly].
The Metropolitan Division has three of the four youngest teams in the league, led by the New Jersey Devils, the youngest team in the league at 25.1 years of age. However, the Metropolitan Division also has four of the nine oldest teams in the league, including the Flyers, Penguins, Islanders and Capitals.
The Capitals average age has actually increased a tenth of a year since the start of last season, even with the departure of Zdeno Chara. Here are team’s average ages at the start of last season.
As previously noted, there are still 45 days until the start of the 2021-22 season, and additional moves could be made. For example, if Martin Fehervary, age 21, makes the Capitals roster, that would certainly reduce the Capitals average age considerably.
By Jon Sorensen