What were the original 8 NHL teams?
- Montreal Canadiens. The Montreal Canadiens joined the NHL in 1917 and were founded in 1909.
- Toronto Maple Leafs. The Toronto Maple Leafs were formed and joined the NHL in 1917.
- Boston Bruins.
- Chicago Blackhawks.
- Detroit Red Wings.
- New York Rangers.
Who were the original 12 NHL teams?
Twelve teams (1967–70)
|East Division||West Division|
|New York Rangers||Pittsburgh Penguins|
|Toronto Maple Leafs||St. Louis Blues|
When did the NHL have six teams? The Original Six (French: six équipes originales) are the teams that comprised the National Hockey League (NHL) between 1942 and 1967. The six teams are the Boston Bruins, Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, and Toronto Maple Leafs.
When did the NHL change from 6 teams? The 1967 NHL Expansion Draft
The six expansion teams approved by the NHL Board of Governors were the California Seals (San Francisco/Oakland), Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota North Stars, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins and St. Louis Blues.