How many NHL teams are Canadian? The seven teams based in Canada, the Calgary Flames, Oilers, Canadiens, Ottawa Senators, Maple Leafs, Canucks and Winnipeg Jets, will make up the North Division.
What are the 7 Canadian NHL teams 2021?
- Edmonton Oilers. Starting the 2021-22 NHL season with a sterling 5-0-0 record, the Oilers are the easy choice to slot in at No.
- Calgary Flames. The Calgary Flames slot in at No.
- Winnipeg Jets.
- Vancouver Canucks.
- Ottawa Senators.
- Toronto Maple Leafs.
- Montreal Canadiens.
Who are the 7 Canadian hockey teams? There are seven NHL teams located in Canada. From the date of their first NHL season the seven teams are: Montreal Canadians (1917), Toronto Maple Leafs (1917), Vancouver Canucks (1970), Edmonton Oilers (1979), Calgary Flames (1980), Ottawa Senators (1992), and Winnipeg Jets (2011).
Why does the NHL not have more Canadian teams? Whatever the smokescreens thrown up, it appears that the NHL simply doesn’t want teams in Canada. The proposed move to Hamilton would have been a huge boon to the league, developing new rivalries with both the Leafs and the Sabres. The fans in Hamilton would fill the rink to capacity, and league revenues would go up.