Are any NHL teams relocating? Seven active NHL teams are a product of relocation (Calgary Flames, New Jersey Devils, Dallas Stars, Colorado Avalanche, Phoenix Coyotes, Carolina Hurricanes, Winnipeg Jets).
What NHL teams are most likely to relocate?
- Arizona Coyotes. The Coyotes went bankrupt in 2009 and would only stay in Arizona because the bankruptcy court denied a sale to Canada.
- Carolina Hurricanes.
- Columbus Blue Jackets.
- Florida Panthers.
- New York Islanders.
How many NHL teams have relocated? There are 19 defunct and relocated NHL teams. The Montreal Wanderers, original Ottawa Senators, and the Quebec Bulldogs had played in the NHA before joining the NHL; Quebec City joined the NHL two years later as the Athletics.
What is the next city to get a NHL team? 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.