How many NHL teams were there in 2016? The 2016–17 NHL season was the 100th season of operation (99th season of play) of the National Hockey League. Thirty teams were competing in an 82-game regular season from October 12, 2016, to April 9, 2017.
Who is the best NHL team in 2016?
- League Champion: Pittsburgh Penguins.
- Vezina Trophy: Sergei Bobrovsky (41-17-5, 2.06 GAA)
- Calder Memorial Trophy: Auston Matthews (40 G, 29 A, 69 P)
- Hart Memorial Trophy: Connor McDavid (30 G, 70 A, 100 P)
- Assists Leaders: Connor McDavid (70)
- Points Leaders: Connor McDavid (100)
Who was the worst NHL team in 2015?
Are there 32 NHL teams? 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.