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National Hockey League

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The National Hockey League is an ice hockey league. It is the most important in the United States and Canada. The NHL began in 1917. Some of the owners in the National Hockey Association had problems with owner Edward Livingstone, so they got rid of him by creating a new league. They started off with 5 teams, and only 2 of those remain today (The Montreal Canadiens, and the Toronto Maple Leafs, then known as the Toronto Arenas).

In 2017, the Vegas Golden Knights were created as the 31st and newest team. The championship is called the Stanley Cup. The most recent Stanley Cup winners are the Washington Capitals, who won their first.

Eastern Conference[edit | edit source]

Atlantic Division[edit | edit source]

  • Boston Bruins (Boston, Massachusetts)
  • Buffalo Sabres (Buffalo, New York)
  • Detroit Red Wings (Detroit, Michigan)
  • Florida Panthers (Sunrise, Florida)
  • Montreal Canadiens (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
  • Ottawa Senators (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
  • Tampa Bay Lightning (Tampa, Florida)
  • Toronto Maple Leafs (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Metropolitan Division[edit | edit source]

  • Carolina Hurricanes (Raleigh, North Carolina)
  • Colombus Blue Jackets (Colombus, Ohio)
  • New Jersey Devils (Newark, New Jersey)
  • New York Islanders (Brooklyn, New York City, New York)
  • New York Rangers (Brooklyn, New York City, New York)
  • Philadelphia Flyers (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  • Pittsburgh Penguins (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
  • Washington Capitals (Washington D.C.)

Western Conference[edit | edit source]

Central Division[edit | edit source]

  • Chicago Blackhawks (Chicago, Illinois)
  • Colorado Avalanche (Denver, Colorado)
  • Dallas Stars (Dallas, Texas)
  • Minnesota Wild (Saint Paul, Minnesota)
  • Nashville Predators (Nashville, Tennessee)
  • St Louis Blues (St Louis, Missouri)
  • Winnipeg Jets (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

Pacific Division[edit | edit source]

  • Anaheim Ducks (Anaheim, California)
  • Arizona Coyotes (Glendale, Arizona)
  • Calgary Flames (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
  • Edmonton Oilers (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
  • Los Angeles Kings (Los Angeles, California)
  • San Jose Sharks (San Jose, California)
  • Vancouver Canucks (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
  • Vegas Golden Knights (Paradise, Nevada)
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