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 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.
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.
Will Canada ever get another NHL team? It’s doubtful, according to the business economics. So hockey fans, enjoy your favourite existing Canadian NHL team. Welcome the Kraken as a new rival, particularly for the Canucks. Things aren’t likely to change any time soon.