How many NHL teams were there originally?
Who were the original 12 NHL teams?
Twelve teams (1967–70)
|East Division||West Division|
|New York Rangers||Pittsburgh Penguins|
|Toronto Maple Leafs||St. Louis Blues|
What was the first NHL team? The National Hockey League (NHL) was established in Montréal on 26 November 1917. The National Hockey League was formed. The original teams were the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators and Toronto Arenas.
What was the 7 team in the NHL? The NHL first expanded in 1967 with the addition of the Oakland Seals, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, St. Louis Blues, Los Angeles Kings and Minnesota North Stars. The Seals later became the Cleveland Barons before merging with the North Stars to become the modern-day Dallas Stars in 1993-94.