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California
3
New York
3
Florida
2
Pennsylvania
2
Arizona
1
Colorado
1
District of Columbia
1
Illinois
1
Massachusetts
1
Michigan
1
Minnesota
1
Missouri
1
Nevada
1
New Jersey
1
North Carolina
1
Ohio
1
Tennessee
1
Texas
1
Washington
1

NHL Teams by State 2024

NHL Teams by State 2024

The National Hockey League (NHL) is a professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. The NHL was founded in 1917 in Montreal, Canada, and its headquarters are currently in New York City in the United States. The Stanley Cup is awarded annually to the playoff championship team at the end of the season. The Stanley Cup is the oldest existing trophy to be awarded in professional sports. The Montreal Canadiens have won the Stanley Cup the most number of times with 23 wins.

At the inception, there were only four NHL teams, all in Canada. The Boston Bruins joined as the first American team in 1924. From 1942-1967, there were six teams total in the NHL, called the “Original Six.” These teams are the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks, and New York Rangers. Today, the NHL is comprised of 32 teams: 25 in the United States and 7 in Canada. There are two conferences: the Eastern Conference and Western Conference. The Eastern Conference has the Atlantic Division and Metropolitan Division, and the Western Conference has the Central Division and the Pacific Division.

Below is a list of NHL teams by state (including Canadian teams) with their conference and division.

Alberta

  • Calgary Flames (Western Pacific)
  • Edmonton Oilers (Western Pacific)

Arizona

  • Arizona Coyotes (Western Pacific)

British Columbia

  • Vancouver Canucks (Western Pacific)

California

  • Anaheim Ducks (Western Pacific)
  • Los Angeles Kings (Western Pacific)
  • San Jose Sharks (Western Pacific)

Colorado

  • Colorado Avalanche (Western Central)

Florida

  • Florida Panthers (Eastern Atlantic)
  • Tampa Bay Lightning (Eastern Atlantic)

Illinois

  • Chicago Blackhawks (Western Central)

Manitoba

  • Winnipeg Jets (Western Central)

Massachusetts

  • Boston Bruins (Eastern Atlantic)

Michigan

  • Detroit Red Wings (Eastern Atlantic)

Minnesota

  • Minnesota Wild (Western Central)

Missouri

  • St. Louis Blues (Western Central)

Nevada

  • Vegas Golden Knights (Western Pacific)

New Jersey

  • New Jersey Devils (Eastern Metropolitan)

New York

  • Buffalo Sabres (Eastern Atlantic)
  • New York Islanders (Eastern Metropolitan)
  • New York Rangers (Eastern Metropolitan)

North Carolina

  • Carolina Hurricanes (Eastern Matropolitan)

Ohio

  • Columbus Blue Jackets (Eastern Metropolitan)

Ontario, Canada

  • Ottawa Senators (Eastern Atlantic)
  • Toronto Maple Leafs (Eastern Atlantic)

Pennsylvania

  • Philadelphia Flyers (Eastern Metropolitan)
  • Pittsburgh Penguins (Eastern Metropolitan)

Quebec

  • Montreal Canadiens (Eastern Atlantic)

Tennessee

  • Nashville Predators (Western Central)

Texas

  • Dallas Stars (Western Central)

Washington

  • Seattle Kraken (Western Pacific)

Washington D.C.

  • Washington Capitals (Eastern Metropolitan)

NHL Teams by State 2024

  • The 2023-24 NHL season featured 32 teams. 25 in the United States, and 7 in Canada
  • NHL teams based in Canada (and not shown below) include the following:
  • Calgary Flames (Calgary, Alberta)
  • Edmonton Oilers (Edmonton, Alberta)
  • Montreal Canadiens (Montreal, Quebec)
  • Ottowa Senators (Ottowa, Ontario)
  • Toronto Maple Leafs (Toronto, Ontario)
  • Vancouver Canucks (Vancouver, British Columbia)
  • Winnipeg Jets (Winnipeg, Manitoba)

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State
# of Teams
NHL Teams
California3
  • Anaheim Ducks,
  • Los Angeles Kings,
  • San Jose Sharks
New York3
  • Buffalo Sabres,
  • New York Islanders,
  • New York Rangers
Florida2
  • Florida Panthers,
  • Tampa Bay Lightning
Pennsylvania2
  • Philadelphia Flyers,
  • Pittsburgh Penguins
Arizona1
  • Arizona Coyotes
Colorado1
  • Colorado Avalanche
District of Columbia1
  • Washington Capitals
Illinois1
  • Chicago Blackhawks
Massachusetts1
  • Boston Bruins
Michigan1
  • Detroit Red Wings
Minnesota1
  • Minnesota Wild
Missouri1
  • St. Louis Blues
Nevada1
  • Vegas Golden Knights
New Jersey1
  • New Jersey Devils
North Carolina1
  • Carolina Hurricanes
Ohio1
  • Columbus Blue Jackets
Tennessee1
  • Nashville Predators
Texas1
  • Dallas Stars
Washington1
  • Seattle Kraken
Alabama0
Alaska0
Arkansas0
Connecticut0
Delaware0
Georgia0
Hawaii0
Idaho0
Indiana0
Iowa0
Kansas0
Kentucky0
Louisiana0
Maine0
Maryland0
Mississippi0
Montana0
Nebraska0
New Hampshire0
New Mexico0
North Dakota0
Oklahoma0
Oregon0
Rhode Island0
South Carolina0
South Dakota0
Utah0
Vermont0
Virginia0
West Virginia0
Wisconsin0
Wyoming0
United States25
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