Which team from the 1967 NHL expansion no longer exists? The Seals, later renamed the California Golden Seals and then the Cleveland Barons, are the only team from the expansion to cease operations and not reach the Stanley Cup.
How many teams were in the NHL in 1967? The 1967–68 NHL season was the 51st season of the National Hockey League. The league expanded to 12 teams, putting the new six in the newly created West Division, while the “Original Six” were all placed in the newly created East Division. The regular season schedule was expanded to 74 games per team.
Who were the original NHL expansion teams? 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.
When did the NHL expand beyond 6 teams? The expansion era of the National Hockey League (NHL) began when six new teams were added for the 1967–68 season, ending the Original Six era.