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How many teams play in the NHL?

Asked by J. Lautner on Jan 16, 2019

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K. Wilson

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K. Wilson
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Answered on Jan 31, 2019

Currently, there are 31 teams that make up the league (24 of them from the United States and 7 of them from Canada). There are two conferences each one divided into two divisions. The two conferences are the Eastern and Western. The Eastern Conference is broken down into the Metropolitan and Atlantic Divisions. The Metropolitan Division is comprised of: NY Islanders, Washington CAPITALS, Columbus Blue Jackets, Pittsburgh Penguins, Carolina Hurricanes, NY Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, and New Jersey Devils. The Atlantic Division is comprised of: Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Florida Panthers, Detroit Red Wings, and Ottawa Senators.




The Western Conference is comprised of the Central and Pacific Divisions. The Central Division is comprised of: Winnipeg Jets, Nashville Predators, Minnesota Wild, Dallas Stars, Colorado Avalanche, St. Louis Blues, and the Chicago Blackhawks. The Pacific Division is comprised of: Calgary Flames, San Jose Sharks, Las Vegas Golden Nights, Vancouver Canucks, Anaheim Ducks, Arizona Coyotes, Edmonton Oilers, and the Los Angeles Kings.

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A. Cook

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Answered on Jan 30, 2019

31 teams play in the National Hockey League. 24 of the teams are in the United States and 7 in Canada. The league started with 6 teams.

The league is divided into the Eastern and western conference.

Eastern Conference: the eastern conference is divided into The Metropolitan division and the Atlantic division.
Metropolitan division

Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue jackets, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capital.

Atlantic division

Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Detroit Red Wings, Florida Panthers, Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators, Tampa Bay Lightning and Toronto Maple Leafs.

Western Conference is divided into central and pacific division

Central division

Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators, St. Louis Blues and Winnipeg Jets.

Pacific division

Anaheim Ducks, Arizona Coyotes, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks, Vancouver Canucks and Vegas Golden Knights.

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