NHL Teams (Past & Present)

Name the teams that have played in the NHL since its founding in 1917.
Rows marked in blue indicate previous versions of franchises that either relocated or were renamed.
Rows marked in orange indicate teams that are now defunct.
The first year listed refers to the calendar year in which the season started; the second year refers to the calendar year in which the season ended.
Sources: hockey-reference.com & nhl.com
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Original Year
 
Team
1917
present
Montréal Canadiens
1917
1918
Montréal Wanderers
1917
1934
Ottawa Senators
1917
1919
Toronto Arenas
 
1919-1926
Toronto St. Patricks
 
1926-present
Toronto Maple Leafs
1919
1920
Québec Bulldogs
1920
1925
Hamilton Tigers
1924
present
Boston Bruins
1924
1938
Montréal Maroons
1925
1941
New York Americans
 
1941-1942
Brooklyn Americans
1925
1930
Pittsburgh Pirates
1926
present
Chicago Blackhawks
1926
1930
Detroit Cougars
 
1930-1932
Detroit Falcons
 
1932-present
Detroit Red Wings
1926
present
New York Rangers
1930
1931
Philadelphia Quakers
1934
1935
St. Louis Eagles
1967
1970
Oakland Seals
 
1970-1976
California Seals
 
1976-1978
Cleveland Barons
1967
1993
Minnesota North Stars
 
1993-present
Dallas Stars
1967
present
Los Angeles Kings
1967
present
Philadelphia Flyers
1967
present
Pittsburgh Penguins
1967
present
St. Louis Blues
1970
present
Buffalo Sabres
1970
present
Vancouver Canucks
1972
1980
Atlanta Flames
 
1980-present
Calgary Flames
1972
present
New York Islanders
1974
1976
Kansas City Scouts
 
1976-1982
Colorado Rockies
 
1982-present
New Jersey Devils
1974
present
Washington Capitals
1979
1997
Hartford Whalers
 
1997-present
Carolina Hurricanes
1979
1995
Québec Nordiques
 
1995-present
Colorado Avalanche
1979
present
Edmonton Oilers
1979
1996
Winnipeg Jets
 
1996-present
Phoenix Coyotes
1991
present
San Jose Sharks
1992
present
Ottawa Senators
1992
present
Tampa Bay Lightning
1993
2005
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
 
2005-present
Anaheim Ducks
1993
present
Florida Panthers
1998
present
Nashville Predators
1999
2011
Atlanta Thrashers
 
2011-present
Winnipeg Jets
2000
present
Columbus Blue Jackets
2000
present
Minnesota Wild
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