What NHL teams played in Colorado?
Colorado Rockies (NHL)
|Kansas City Scouts 1974–1976 Colorado Rockies 1976–1982 New Jersey Devils 1982–present
|McNichols Sports Arena
What hockey team was in Colorado before the Avalanche? The Colorado Avalanche franchise got its start in the National Hockey League in 1979 as the Quebec Nordiques, coming in along with the Edmonton Oilers, Hartford Whalers and the Winnipeg Jets, who all left the World Hockey Association. The Nordiques moved to Colorado and became the Avs in 1995.
Where did Colorado Rockies hockey team go? The Colorado Rockies were a professional ice hockey team in the National Hockey League (NHL) that played in Denver, Colorado, from 1976 to 1982. They were a relocation of the Kansas City Scouts, a 1974 expansion team. The franchise moved to East Rutherford, New Jersey, in 1982 and was renamed the New Jersey Devils.
What NHL team moved to Colorado? The Avalanche became the second NHL franchise to play in Denver after the Colorado Rockies, who relocated and became the New Jersey Devils in 1982.