What is the weight of an official National Hockey League puck?

  • 5.5 ounces correct

    An official NHL hockey puck weighs approximately 5.5 ounces. Modern pucks are made from vulcanized rubber. However, earlier models were crafted out of frozen cow dung. During the late 1800s, players traded these natural pucks for rubber alternatives made of shredded lacrosse balls. Sources: NHL, NPR and Mental Floss.

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  • 2.5 ounces
  • 4 ounces
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