What were the first 4 NHL teams? Four/three teams (1917–19)
The four teams that began the inaugural NHL season were the Montreal Canadiens, the Montreal Wanderers, the original Ottawa Senators, and the Toronto Arenas.
What were the first 10 NHL teams?
- Montreal Canadiens. The Montreal Canadiens joined the NHL in 1917 and were founded in 1909.
- Toronto Maple Leafs. The Toronto Maple Leafs were formed and joined the NHL in 1917.
- Boston Bruins.
- Chicago Blackhawks.
- Detroit Red Wings.
- New York Rangers.
How many NHL teams were there originally?
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.