What NHL teams were relocated? The number of NHL teams and regular season games played by year may be found here. Seven active NHL teams are a product of relocation (Calgary Flames, New Jersey Devils, Dallas Stars, Colorado Avalanche, Phoenix Coyotes, Carolina Hurricanes, Winnipeg Jets).
Who were the 8 original NHL teams? The Original Six era of the National Hockey League (NHL) began in 1942 with the demise of the Brooklyn Americans, reducing the league to six teams: Boston Bruins, Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, and Toronto Maple Leafs.
How many NHL teams have existed? Since 1917, a total of 50 teams existed in NHL history. From this list, 19 franchises either dissolved or relocated. The Winnipeg Jets are the only team to relocate and eventually rejoin the league.
Which team from the 1967 NHL expansion no longer exists? The Seals, later renamed the California Golden Seals and then the Cleveland Barons, are the only team from the expansion to cease operations and not reach the Stanley Cup.