Who were the original 4 NHL teams? 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 teams in the NHL? The “original” hockey teams — the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks and New York Rangers — were the six teams that comprised the NHL from 1942 to 1967.
How many original NHL teams were there? While there had been teams that dated back to the 1800s and many that came and went through the years, there are six teams which are considered to be the Original or Traditional Six: the Montreal Canadiens, Boston Bruins, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Detroit Red Wings.
Who was the first NHL team ever? Nov 26, 1917: The NHL was founded including the Montreal Canadiens and Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Arenas, and Quebec Bulldogs.