National Hockey League

The National Hockey League, aka the NHL, was started in 1917 in Montreal, Canada ultimately replacing the NHA, and is now headquartered in New York. City. There are a total of 30 franchise teams, 7 of which are located in Canada and the remaining 23 in the United States. The National Hockey League started with six teams, The Chicago Blackhawks, Boston Bruins, New York Rangers, Montreal Canadiens, Detroit Red Wings, and Toronoto Maple Leaves. The NHL’s current commissioner is Gary Bettman. At the end of each season, the league champions are awarded the oldest professional sports trophy in American, The Stanley Cup. The Montreal Canadiens possess the most Stanley Cup titles to date with 24 titles total. While a majority of players are usually from Canada, there has been a recent increase in players from Europe and the US due to the league’s constant expansion.

Atlantic Division - Eastern Conference

Boston Bruins TD Garden
Buffalo Sabres KeyBank Center
Detroit Red Wings Little Caesars Arena
Florida Panthers BB&T Center
Montreal Canadiens Centre Bell
Ottawa Senators Canadian Tire Centre
Tampa Bay Lightning Amalie Arena
Toronto Maple Leafs Scotiabank Arena
Atlanta Thrashers State Farm Arena (team defunct)
Detroit Red Wings Joe Louis Arena (venue defunct)

Central Division - Western Conference

Chicago Blackhawks United Center
Colorado Avalanche Pepsi Center
Dallas Stars American Airlines Center
Minnesota Wild Xcel Energy Center
Nashville Predators Bridgestone Arena
St. Louis Blues Enterprise Center
Winnipeg Jets Bell MTS Place

Metropolitan Division - Eastern Conference

Carolina Hurricanes PNC Arena
Columbus Blue Jackets Nationwide Arena
New Jersey Devils Prudential Center
New York Islanders Barclays Center
New York Rangers Madison Square Garden
Philadelphia Flyers Wells Fargo Center
Pittsburgh Penguins PPG Paints Arena
Washington Capitals Capital One Arena
New York Islanders Old Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum (venue defunct)
Pittsburgh Penguins Civic Arena (venue defunct)

Pacific Division - Western Conference

Anaheim Ducks Honda Center
Arizona Coyotes Gila River Arena
Calgary Flames Scotiabank Saddledome
Edmonton Oilers Rogers Place
Los Angeles Kings Staples Center
San Jose Sharks SAP Center at San Jose
Vancouver Canucks Rogers Arena
Vegas Golden Knights T-Mobile Arena
Edmonton Oilers Northlands Coliseum (team moved)

Other Teams

New York Islanders Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum