What NHL teams played in Colorado?
Colorado Rockies (NHL)
|History||Kansas City Scouts 1974–1976 Colorado Rockies 1976–1982 New Jersey Devils 1982–present|
|Home arena||McNichols Sports Arena|
What happened to the Colorado Rockies NHL? The Colorado Rockies were a professional ice hockey team in the National Hockey League (NHL) that played in Denver, Colorado, from 1976 to 1982. They were a relocation of the Kansas City Scouts, a 1974 expansion team. The franchise moved to East Rutherford, New Jersey, in 1982 and was renamed the New Jersey Devils.
What NHL team moved to Colorado? The deal became official on July 1, 1995 and 12,000 season tickets were sold within the first 37 days of the announced move to Denver. The Avalanche became the second NHL franchise to play in Denver after the Colorado Rockies, who relocated and became the New Jersey Devils in 1982.
Does Denver have a NHL team? Colorado Avalanche, American professional ice hockey team based in Denver that plays in the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Avalanche have won three Stanley Cup championships (1996, 2001, and 2022).