Who were the original 7 NHL teams? Here’s a brief history of expansion in the NHL: 1942: With the demise of the Brooklyn Americans, the NHL’s Original Six era begins. The Boston Bruins, Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs make up the League for the next 25 seasons.
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 are some old NHL teams?
|Quebec Nordiques||1979||Colorado Avalanche*|
|Winnipeg Jets^||1979||Arizona Coyotes*|
|Hartford Whalers||1979||Carolina Hurricanes*|
|Atlanta Thrashers||1999||Winnipeg Jets*|
Who were the 8 original NHL teams? The Original Six era of the National Hockey League (NHL) began in 1942 with the demise of the Brooklyn Americans, reducing the league to six teams: Boston Bruins, Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, and Toronto Maple Leafs.