Which NHL team is Canada’s team? There are seven NHL teams located in Canada. From the date of their first NHL season the seven teams are: Montreal Canadians (1917), Toronto Maple Leafs (1917), Vancouver Canucks (1970), Edmonton Oilers (1979), Calgary Flames (1980), Ottawa Senators (1992), and Winnipeg Jets (2011).
How many NHL teams can Canada support? We find that Canada can support 12 NHL teams: in addition to the current six NHL franchises, there are six Canadian markets where a new NHL team would likely be able to generate local revenues equal to or greater than the NHL median.
How much of the NHL is Canadian? Canadians currently represent 53.3 percent of all NHL players, which is a pretty incredible number. That’s over half the league.
What percent of NHL is Russian? Close behind the Czech Republic is Russia, which contributes 38 players to the NHL (4% of all players).