What were the 6 NHL teams? While there had been teams that dated back to the 1800s and many that came and went through the years, there are six teams which are considered to be the Original or Traditional Six: the Montreal Canadiens, Boston Bruins, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Detroit Red Wings.
When did the NHL expand from the original 6? The 1967 National Hockey League (NHL) expansion added six new franchises for the 1967–68 season, doubling the size of the league to 12 teams.
What were the expansion teams in NHL? The newest additions to the league are the Vegas Golden Knights in 2017 and the Seattle Kraken in 2021. The league has also relocated several franchises, most recently in 2011 when the former Atlanta Thrashers became the second and current incarnation of the Winnipeg Jets.
Who were the original 12 NHL teams?
Twelve teams (1967–70)
|East Division||West Division|
|New York Rangers||Pittsburgh Penguins|
|Toronto Maple Leafs||St. Louis Blues|