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.
How many teams are in the NHL 2022? Out of the 32 total NHL teams, 16 teams will make the playoffs at the end of the season. There will be the top three teams from each division, along with two wildcard teams, meaning eight teams from each conference—the Western and Eastern—will move on.
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What are the NHL divisions in 2022? The four division names are Atlantic, Metropolitan, Central and Pacific. The Atlantic and Metropolitan divisions make up the Eastern Conference and each division has eight teams. The Central and Pacific divisions make up the Western Conference and have seven teams in each division.