One of the oldest sports leagues in North America, the National Hockey League boasts a robust and storied history. Said history is replete with teams that have endured the test of time or have just begun to write their history. Can you name all current 32 teams by the year they joined the NHL? To keep you from merely guessing teams, the yellow box is in effect.
Teams are sorted by the year they officially entered the league, then by city name. Some franchises played in other leagues prior to joining the NHL, but for this quiz, they are listed by the year they began playing in the NHL.
Some active franchises relocated and/or were renamed since joining the league. These teams can be guessed by either their original name or their current name, and are sorted by their current name. Their original cities and/or names will appear in brackets once guessed.
One team pays homage to a former franchise that no longer exists by using the same name. Despite this similarity, they are separate franchises.
Only active franchises are included, meaning that defunct franchises such as the California Golden Seals are not included.