Do Canadian hockey teams play in the NHL? From the 2017–18 season to the 2019–20 season, the NHL consisted of 31 teams—24 based in the United States and seven in Canada.
What Canadian province has two NHL teams? Alberta is home to two National Hockey League teams, five Western Hockey League teams, the 16-team Alberta Junior Hockey League, and five Junior B hockey leagues comprising over 50 teams.
How many hockey teams are in the NHL? The National Hockey League (NHL) was established in 1917 and it quickly grew into one of the biggest sporting organizations in the entire world. Today there are 32 NHL teams divided into 4 divisions. Each team plays 82 games in the regular season before the best 16 teams progress to the Stanley Cup playoffs.
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.