NHL Teams

All List Of NHL Teams In Alphabetical Order (A-Z)

By Swikriti Kandel / 5 July 2023 06:48 AM

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List Of NHL Teams In Alphabetical Order (A-Z) includes Anaheim Ducks at first. Arizona Coyotes, Boston Bruins, and Buffalo Sabres follow the list.

The names of other teams as per the order of the alphabet are:

  • Calgary Flames
  • Carolina Hurricanes
  • Chicago Blackhawks
  • Colorado Avalanche
  • Columbus Blue Jackets
  • Dallas Stars
  • Detroit Red Wings
  • Edmonton Oilers
  • Florida Panthers
  • Los Angeles Kings
  • Minnesota Wild
  • Montreal Canadiens
  • Nashville Predators
  • New Jersey Devils
  • New York Islanders
  • New York Rangers
  • Ottawa Senators
  • Philadelphia Flyers
  • Pittsburgh Penguins
  • San Jose Sharks 
  • Seattle Kraken
  • St. Louis Blues
  • Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Vegas Golden Knights
  • Washington Capitals
  • Winnipeg Jets

All 32 NHL Teams Names List A-Z

All 32 NHL teams names list A-Z include Arizona Coyotes, Boston Bruins, Carolina Hurricanes, Detroit Red Wings, Edmonton Oilers, and 27 others.

Seattle Kraken and Vegas Golden Knights are the recent addition to the league. The latter took the Stanley Cup to their home after being the playoff champion of 2023.

NHL Teams Start With A

NHL teams start with A are given below:

  • Arizona Coyotes
  • Anaheim Ducks

Coyotes were established in 1972 as a part of the World Hockey Association. They joined NHL in 1979. Arizona is the original Winnipeg Jets who were formerly based in Winnipeg and Phoenix.

Ducks are an NHL expansion team of 1993 who play their home games at the Honda Center. The team has become the winner of the postseason games once in 2007.

NHL Teams Start With B

NHL teams start with B are listed below:

  • Boston Bruins
  • Buffalo Sabres. 

Boston is a member of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference since 1924. It is the third-oldest active team in the league which has been operating for 98 years.

Sabres have been a part of the league for the past 53 years. The team has secured a regular season title back in the 2006-07 season. They are one of the oldest NHL teams without a Stanley Cup.

NHL Teams Start With C

NHL teams that start with C are as follows:

  • Calgary Flames
  • Carolina Hurricanes
  • Chicago Blackhawks
  • Colorado Avalanche
  • Columbus Blue Jackets

Flames originated in Atlanta in 1972 as Atlanta Flames. They got a new name when they relocated to Calgary in 1980. The team is said to have a rivalry with the Oilers which is known as the Battle of Alberta.

Hurricanes were formerly known as Hartford Whalers and New England Whalers. Playing at the PNC arena, they became the playoff champion for the first time in 2006.

Mikael Backlund Of Calgary Flames Was The Finalist For 2023 King Clancy Trophy
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Blackhawks is one of the original six teams of the NHL. Besides being a 6-time Stanley Cup champion, they are also the winners of two Presidents' Trophies.

Founded in 1972, Avalanche was previously named Quebec Nordiques. Colorado Eagles of the AHL and Utah Grizzlies of the ECHL are the minor league affiliates of the team.

Jackets are famous for their striking logo that matches the flag of the U.S. They are an expansion team who joined the league in 2000 and play at the Nationwide Arena.

NHL Teams Start With D

NHL teams start with D are:

  • Dallas Stars
  • Detroit Red Wings

Stars play their home game at the American Airlines Center along with NBA's Dallas Mavericks.  They have the third-longest active strike of playoff appearances in the NHL. The team has gained victory over Stanley Cup four times.

NHL Teams Start With E

NHL teams start with E are Edmonton Oilers. Currently, there are no other teams in the league that have the initials E.

The Oilers have been associated with the National Hockey League for 51 years. The franchise hosts their games at Rogers Place. They are the victors of 2 Presidents' Trophies, 5 Stanley Cups, and 7 Conference Championships.

NHL Teams Start With F

NHL teams start with F are Florida Panthers. The team has two minor league associates named Charlotte Checkers and Florida Everblades.

Panthers began competing in the league in the 1993-94 season. Though the team has reached Stanley Cup Finals twice, they have not received the trophy yet.

The franchise is based in Sunrise, Florida at the FLA Live Arena. They formerly played at the Miami Arena as a part of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.

NHL Teams Start With L

NHL teams start with L are Los Angeles Kings. Established in 1967, their home Crypto.com Arena is located in Downtown Los Angeles.

Despite having two Stanley Cup victories, Kings has not won a regular-season trophy yet. They have become division champion once and conference champion thrice. The club made a record of 47 wins and 25 losses in 82 games of the 2022-23 season.  

NHL Teams Start With M

NHL teams start with M are:

  • Minnesota Wild
  • Montreal Canadiens

Wild became associated with the league in 2000. In these 23 years of competition, the team has only been able to secure a Division championship title.

Mats Zuccarello of the Canadiens At the Xcel Energy Center On 22 April 2023
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The Canadiens are the oldest team in the league. It was established in 1909 and competed with the National Hockey Association until the formation of the NHL.

NHL Teams Start With N

NHL teams start with N are:

  • Nashville Predators
  • New York Islanders
  • New York Rangers
  • New Jersey Devils

Predators compete in the league as a Central Division team from the Western Conference. Competing at the Bridgestone Arena, the team has not won a Stanley Cup yet.

Islanders aka Isles were established in 1972. They have a tie in the Stanley Cup victories alongside Red Wings with 4 championships each.

Rangers are known for winning a Stanley Cup in their second season with the league. They have received the Presidents' Trophy thrice for winning the regular season of the game.

Based in Nemark, the Devils have secured 3 victories over the playoff title. They are the major league affiliate of Utica Comets and Adirondack Thunder.

NHL Teams Start With O

NHL Teams Start with O is Ottawa Senators or Sens. The team began playing in the 1992-93 season and hosted games at the Canadian Tire Center.

Sens have appeared in 16 seasons of the playoff. They have also stepped up to the finals of the playoff but have not secured a playoff championship once. In the previous season, the team landed sixth in the Atlantic division. 

NHL Teams Start With P

NHL teams start with P are as follows:

  • Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Philadelphia Flyers

Penguins were awarded a franchise by the league in 1967. With an exceptional performance, the team has secured all the championship trophies.

Flyers joined the franchise the same year as the Penguins. They also have a decent track record with 2 Stanley Cups and 8 Conference Championships. 

NHL Teams Start With S

NHL teams start with S are listed below:

  • St. Louis Blues
  • San Jose Sharks 
  • Seattle Kraken

Blues were one among the six teams that won the franchise in 1967. They recorded 38 wins, 37 defeats, and 7 overtime losses in 82 games of the 2022-23 season.

Carson Soucy of Kraken Waving Hello From The Arena During the 2022-23 Season
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Sharks play their home games at the SAP Centre and formerly at the Cow Palace. Founded in 1991, they have earned every title except for the playoff championship.

Kraken is the newest member of the league. Within 2 years, the team has impressed sports enthusiasts quite a bit. In 2022-23, they made it to the second round of the playoff.   

NHL Teams Start With T

NHL teams start with T are listed below:

  • Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Tampa Bay Lightning

Leafs were previously known as Toronto Arenas and Toronto St. Patricks. Until now, they garner 13 playoff trophies but none of the Presidents' trophies.

Lightning, also known as Bolts compete at Amalie Arena. They became 3rd in the Atlantic division with a total of 46 wins among 82 games of the regular season.

NHL Teams Start With V

NHL teams start with V are Vegas Golden Knights. The team outperformed in the 2022-23 season and won the Stanley Cup.

Even in the regular season, they topped the chart with 51 wins and 22 losses. Knights became an expansion team of the National Hockey League in 2017.  

NHL Teams Start With W

NHL teams start with W are as follows: 

  • Winnipeg Jets
  • Washington Capitals

Based in Winnipeg, the Jets were founded in 1999 as Atlanta Thrashers. They do have not any relation with the original Jets of the National Hockey League.

Capitals entered the league in 1974 as a part of the Metropolitan Division. They received their first division championship title in the 1988-89 season after a few years of struggle.

Map Of NHL Hockey Teams

National Hockey League Teams Pointed On The Map Of U.S And Canada
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Map of NHL hockey teams links Boston in the East and San Francisco in the West. Likewise, it joins Miami in the South and Alberta in the North.

It is stretched to over 3,000 miles in the United States and Canada. The Panthers lie in the Southeast corner while Canucks are in the Northwest side.

The teams that fall roughly in the center of the map are Colorado Avalanche and Dallas Stars. 31 teams of the NHL are named after cities whilst Avalanche is named after state.

Calgary Flames was formerly known as Atlanta Flames and was named after the state. Likewise, Quebec Nordiques (now Avalanche) was previously named after a province of Canada.

Canadian Teams In The NHL

Canadian Teams in the NHL are as follows:

  • Montreal Canadiens
  • Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Vancouver Canucks
  • Edmonton Oilers
  • Calgary Flames
  • Ottawa Senators
  • Winnipeg Jets

Oldest NHL Teams By Age

1. Montreal Canadiens106 years
2. Toronto Maple Leafs104 years
3. Boston Bruins99 years
4. Chicago Blackhawks97 years
5. Detroit Red Wings97 years
6. New York Rangers97 years
7. Los Angeles Kings56 years
8. Philadelphia Flyers56 years
9. Pittsburgh Penguins56 years
10. St. Louis Blues56 years
11. Dallas Stars56 years
12. Buffalo Sabres53 years
13. Vancouver Canucks53 years
14. Calgary Flames51 years
15. New York Islanders51 years
16. Washington Capitals49 years
17. New Jersey Devils49 years
18. Edmonton Oilers44 years
19. Carolina Hurricanes44 years
20. Colorado Avalanche44 years
21. Arizona Coyotes44 years
22. San Jose Sharks32 years
23. Ottawa Senators31 years
24. Tampa Bay Lightning31 years
25. Anaheim Ducks30 years
26. Florida Panthers30 years
27. Nashville Predators25 years
28. Winnipeg Jets24 years
29. Columbus Blue Jackets23 years
30. Minnesota Wild23 years
31. Vegas Golden Knights6 years
32. Seattle Kraken2 years

Newest NHL Teams In Order

TeamJoined NHL
1. Seattle Kraken2021
2. Vegas Golden Knights2016
3. Minnesota Wild2000
4. Columbus Blue Jackets2000
5. Winnipeg Jets1999
6. Nashville Predators1998
7. Florida Panthers1993
8. Anaheim Ducks1993
9. Tampa Bay Lightning1992
10. Ottawa Senators1992
11. San Jose Sharks1991
12. Arizona Coyotes1979
13. Colorado Avalanche1979
14. Carolina Hurricanes1979
15. Edmonton Oilers1979
16. New Jersey Devils1974
17. Washington Capitals1974
18. New York Islanders1972
19. Calgary Flames1972
20. Vancouver Canucks1970
21. Buffalo Sabres1970
22. Dallas Stars1967
23. St. Louis Blues1967
24. Pittsburgh Penguins1967
25. Philadelphia Flyers1967
26. Los Angeles Kings1967
27. New York Rangers1926
28. Detroit Red Wings1926
29. Chicago Blackhawks1926
30. Boston Bruins1924
31. Toronto Maple Leafs1919
32. Montreal Canadiens1917

Some FAQs

How many Canadian teams are in the NHL?

There are 7 Canadian teams in the NHL.

Who were the original six NHL teams?

Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings, New York Rangers, and Chicago Black Hawks were the original six NHL teams.

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