These events occured in 2006 in the world of ice hockey:
- January 4th: The Canadian National Team won a second consecutive gold medal at the 2006 World Junior Championship held in Vancouver, Kamloops and Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.
- January 8th: The Moscow Dynamo beats Kärpät Oulu on shootouts to win the 2006 European Champions Cup.
- February 6th: Rick Tocchet, then assistant-coach of the Phoenix Coyotes, was arrested by the New Jersey State Police on the suspicion that he was involved in illegal gambling. Wayne Gretzky's wife Janet was also implicated.
- February 17th: The Women's Swedish National Team defeated the Women's American National Team in the semifinals of the 2006 Olympics, marking the first time in history that the United States orCanada lose to another team than one another.
- February 26th: the Swedish National Team defeats their arch-rivals of the Finnish National Team 3-2 to win the men's gold medal of the 2006 Olympics.
- Creation of the NHL Wiki, that would later, on March 13th 2008, merge with the IHW.
- June 1st: The Alaska Aces win the Kelly Cup by defeating the Gwinnett Gladiators 4 games to 1 in the Kelly Cup finals, becoming only the second team in ECHL history to win the Brabham Cup and Kelly Cup in the same season.
- June 6th: Chris Pronger's goal on Cam Ward marked the first successful penalty shot in the history of the Stanley Cup Finals.
- June 19th: The Carolina Hurricanes defeat the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 to win their first ever Stanley Cup.
- July 13th: The National Women's Hockey League merged with the Western Women's Hockey League. The former name prevailed; the WWHL becomes the new Western Division of the NWHL.
- The Anaheim Ducks start their season under a new name by earning a point in 16 consecutive games, breaking the Edmonton Oilers' record of 15 established in 1984.
- The Russian Ice Hockey Federation launched lawsuits against the NHL, the Edmonton Oilers, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Calgary Flames after players Evgeni Malkin, Andrei Taratukhin and Alexei Mikhnov left their Russian teams to sign with the NHL despite having valid contracts in Europe.
- Evgeni malkin established a modern-day NHL record by scoring at least a goal in each of its six first matches. Only Joe Malone in history did better, with a 14 games streak in the inaugural season of the league.