How many NHL hockey teams are there? After various periods of expansion and reorganization, the NHL now consists of 32 teams in two conferences and four divisions.
What NHL team is the farthest north? You may not have realized that Edmonton Oilers—at just more than 600 miles from the U.S. border and 2,500 or so from the North Pole—are the northernmost franchise in the NHL.
Where are all the NHL teams located?
|Team Name||Arena Name||Arena Location|
|New York Rangers||Madison Square Garden||New York City, New York|
|Ottawa Senators||Canadian Tire Centre||Ottawa, Ontario|
|Philadelphia Flyers||Wells Fargo Center||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Pittsburgh Penguins||PPG Paints Arena||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania|
Are there 32 NHL teams? The league then increased to 18 teams by 1974 and 21 teams in 1979. Between 1991 and 2000 the NHL further expanded to 30 teams. It added its 31st and 32nd teams in 2017 and 2021, respectively.