How many NHL teams were there in 1973? The 1972–73 NHL season was the 56th season of the National Hockey League. Sixteen teams each played 78 games.
How many NHL teams were there in 1975? The 1975-76 NHL season was the 59th season of the National Hockey League. Eighteen teams each played 80 games.
What were the original 7 hockey teams? 1942: With the demise of the Brooklyn Americans, the NHL’s Original Six era begins. The Boston Bruins, Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs make up the League for the next 25 seasons.
Who were the original 4 NHL teams? The four teams that began the inaugural NHL season were the Montreal Canadiens, the Montreal Wanderers, the original Ottawa Senators, and the Toronto Arenas.