NHL Franchise Histories



Anaheim Ducks (1993-94 - present)
Arizona Coyotes (2014-15 - present)
      Phoenix Coyotes (1996-97 - 2013-14)
      Winnipeg Jets (1st) (1979-80 - 1995-96)
Boston Bruins (1924-25 - present)
Buffalo Sabres (1970-71 - present)
Calgary Flames (1980-81 - present)
      Atlanta Flames (1972-73 - 1979-80)
Carolina Hurricanes (1997-98 - present)
      Hartford Whalers (1979-80 - 1996-97)
Chicago Blackhawks (1926-27 - present)
Colorado Avalanche (1995-96 - present)
      Quebec Nordiques (1979-80 - 1995)
Columbus Blue Jackets (2000-01 - present)
Dallas Stars (1993-94 - present)
      Minnesota North Stars (1967-68 - 1992-93)
Detroit Red Wings (1932-33 - present)
      Detroit Falcons (1930-31 - 1931-32)
      Detroit Cougars (1926-27 - 1929-30)
Edmonton Oilers (1979-80 - present)
Florida Panthers (1993-94 - present)
Los Angeles Kings (1967-68 - present)
Minnesota Wild (2000-01 - present)
Montreal Canadiens (1917-18 - present)
Nashville Predators (1998-99 - present)
New Jersey Devils (1982-83 - present)
      Colorado Rockies (1976-77 - 1981-82)
      Kansas City Scouts (1974-75 - 1975-76)
New York Islanders (1972-73 - present)
New York Rangers (1926-27 - present)
Ottawa Senators (1992-93 - present)
Philadelphia Flyers (1967-68 - present)
Pittsburgh Penguins (1967-68 - present)
San Jose Sharks (1991-92 - present)
St Louis Blues (1967-68 - present)
Tampa Bay Lightning (1992-93 - present)
Toronto Maple Leafs (1927-28 - present)
      Toronto St Patricks (1919-20 - 1926-27)
      Toronto Arenas (1917-18 - 1918-19)
Vancouver Canucks (1970-71 - present)
Washington Capitals (1974-75 - present)
Winnipeg Jets (2011-12 - present)
      Atlanta Thrashers (1999-00 - 2010-11)
Cleveland Barons (1976-77 - 1977-78)
      California Golden Seals (1970-71 - 1975-76)
      Oakland Seals (1967-68 - 1969-70)
Montreal Maroons (1924-25 - 1937-38)
Montreal Wanderers (1917-18)
New York Americans (1925-26 - 1940-41)
      Brooklyn Americans (1941-42)
      Hamilton Tigers (1920-21 - 1924-25)
      Quebec Bulldogs (1919-20)
Ottawa Senators (1st) (1917-18 - 1933-34)
      St Louis Eagles (1934-35)
Pittsburgh Pirates (1925-26 - 1929-30)
      Philadelphia Quakers (1930-31)