Who were the original 8 teams in the NHL? 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.
Are there 32 NHL teams? The National Hockey League (NHL) was established in 1917 and it quickly grew into one of the biggest sporting organizations in the entire world. Today there are 32 NHL teams divided into 4 divisions. Each team plays 82 games in the regular season before the best 16 teams progress to the Stanley Cup playoffs.
What was the 7 team in the NHL? 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.