NHL - 1917 to 1942

The following is a chart showing each and every team in the original National Hockey League. All team name or location changes are highlighted in bold with a green background so they are easy to pick out.

1917-18 1918-19 1919-20 1920-21 1921-22 1922-23 1923-24 1924-25 1925-26 1926-27 1927-28 1928-29 1929-30 1930-31 1931-32 1932-33 1933-34 1934-35 1935-36 1936-37 1937-38 1938-39 1939-40 1940-41 1941-42 1942-43
Montreal Wanderers
Montreal Wanderers
(DNF)
(folded during previous season) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Senators
(suspended operations for one year) Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Senators
St Louis EaglesSt. Louis Eagles (folded at end of 1934-35) - - - - - - -
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Quebec Bulldogs
Quebec Bulldogs
(suspended operation before season started)
Quebec Bulldogs
Quebec Bulldogs
Quebec Bulldogs
Quebec Bulldogs
Hamilton Tigers
Hamilton Tigers
Hamilton Tigers
Hamilton Tigers
Hamilton Tigers
Hamilton Tigers
Hamilton Tigers
Hamilton Tigers
Hamilton Tigers
Hamilton Tigers
New York Americans
New York Americans
New York Americans
New York Americans
New York Americans
New York Americans
New York Americans
New York Americans
New York Americans
New York Americans
New York Americans
New York Americans
New York Americans
New York Americans
New York Americans
New York Americans
New York Americans
New York Americans
New York Americans
New York Americans
New York Americans
New York Americans
New York Americans
New York Americans
New York Americans
New York Americans
New York Americans
New York Americans
New York Americans
New York Americans
New York Americans
New York Americans
Brooklyn Americans
Brooklyn Americans
(folded at end of 1941-42)
Toronto Arenas
Toronto Arenas
(formerly Blueshirts)
Toronto Arenas
Toronto Arenas
Toronto St Pats
Toronto St Pats
Toronto St Pats
Toronto St Pats
Toronto St Pats
Toronto St Pats
Toronto St Pats
Toronto St Pats
Toronto St Pats
Toronto St Pats
Toronto St Pats
Toronto St Pats
Toronto St Pats
Toronto St Pats
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
              Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
              Montreal Maroons
Montreal Maroons
Montreal Maroons
Montreal Maroons
Montreal Maroons
Montreal Maroons
Montreal Maroons
Montreal Maroons
Montreal Maroons
Montreal Maroons
Montreal Maroons
Montreal Maroons
Montreal Maroons
Montreal Maroons
Montreal Maroons
Montreal Maroons
Montreal Maroons
Montreal Maroons
Montreal Maroons
Montreal Maroons
Montreal Maroons
Montreal Maroons
Montreal Maroons
Montreal Maroons
Montreal Maroons
Montreal Maroons
Montreal Maroons
Montreal Maroons
(folded at end of 1937-38) - - - -
                Pittsburgh Pirates
Pittsburgh Pirates
Pittsburgh Pirates
Pittsburgh Pirates
Pittsburgh Pirates
Pittsburgh Pirates
Pittsburgh Pirates
Pittsburgh Pirates
Pittsburgh Pirates
Pittsburgh Pirates
Philadelphia Quakers
Philadelphia Quakers
(folded at end of 1930-31) - - - - - - - - - - -
                  New York Rangers
New York Rangers
New York Rangers
New York Rangers
New York Rangers
New York Rangers
New York Rangers
New York Rangers
New York Rangers
New York Rangers
New York Rangers
New York Rangers
New York Rangers
New York Rangers
New York Rangers
New York Rangers
New York Rangers
New York Rangers
New York Rangers
New York Rangers
New York Rangers
New York Rangers
New York Rangers
New York Rangers
New York Rangers
New York Rangers
New York Rangers
New York Rangers
New York Rangers
New York Rangers
New York Rangers
New York Rangers
New York Rangers
New York Rangers
                  Detroit Cougars
Detroit Cougars
Detroit Cougars
Detroit Cougars
Detroit Cougars
Detroit Cougars
Detroit Cougars
Detroit Cougars
Detroit Falcons
Detroit Falcons
Detroit Falcons
Detroit Falcons
Detroit Falcons
Detroit Falcons
Detroit Red Wings
Detroit Red Wings
Detroit Red Wings
Detroit Red Wings
Detroit Red Wings
Detroit Red Wings
Detroit Red Wings
Detroit Red Wings
Detroit Red Wings
Detroit Red Wings
Detroit Red Wings
Detroit Red Wings
Detroit Red Wings
Detroit Red Wings
Detroit Red Wings
Detroit Red Wings
Detroit Red Wings
Detroit Red Wings
Detroit Red Wings
Detroit Red Wings
                  Chicago Black Hawks
Chicago Black Hawks
Chicago Black Hawks
Chicago Black Hawks
Chicago Black Hawks
Chicago Black Hawks
Chicago Black Hawks
Chicago Black Hawks
Chicago Black Hawks
Chicago Black Hawks
Chicago Black Hawks
Chicago Black Hawks
Chicago Black Hawks
Chicago Black Hawks
Chicago Black Hawks
Chicago Black Hawks
Chicago Black Hawks
Chicago Black Hawks
Chicago Black Hawks
Chicago Black Hawks
Chicago Black Hawks
Chicago Black Hawks
Chicago Black Hawks
Chicago Black Hawks
Chicago Black Hawks
Chicago Black Hawks
Chicago Black Hawks
Chicago Black Hawks
Chicago Black Hawks
Chicago Black Hawks
Chicago Black Hawks
Chicago Black Hawks
Chicago Black Hawks
Chicago Black Hawks

And then there were six! From 1942-43 to 1966-67, these six teams were the only teams in the NHL. They made no changes to their team names and did not move to a different city. These six teams are commonly referred to as "The Original Six" and are still around today, with only one very minor change to a team's name. Follow the link to see how we ended up with 30 teams.

NHA (1909-10 to 1916-17)
NHL: 1967-68 to present