Pro Hockey Team Nicknames
The following is a list of all the teams that have played in the National Hockey League, and the various cities they've played in and the names they've played under.
Teams
Anaheim Ducks
Anaheim Ducks
1993-94 to 2005-06 as Anaheim Mighty Ducks
2006-07 to present as Anaheim Ducks
Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins

1924-25 to present

Brooklyn Americans Brooklyn Americans
1919-20 as Quebec Bulldogs
1920-21 to 1924-25 as Hamilton Tigers
1925-26 to 1940-41 as New York Americans
1941-42 as Brooklyn Americans

Buffalo Sabres
Buffalo Sabres

1970-71 to present

Calgary Flames
Calgary Flames

1972-73 to 1979-80 as Atlanta Flames
1980-81 to present as Calgary Flames

Carolina Hurricanes
Carolina Hurricanes

1979-80 to 1996-97 as Hartford Whalers
1997-98 to present as Carolina Hurricanes


Chicago Blackhawks

1926-27 to 1984-85 as Chicago Black Hawks
1985-86 to present as Chicago Blackhawks

Cleveland Barons Cleveland Barons
1967-68C as California Seals
1967-68 to 1968-69 as Oakland Seals
1970-71 to 1975-76 as California Golden Seals
1976-77 to 1978-79 as Cleveland Barons

Colorado Avalanche
Colorado Avalanche

1979-80 to 1994-95 as Quebec Nordiques
1995-96 to present as Colorado Avalanche


Columbus Blue Jackets

2000-01 to present as Columbus Blue Jackets


Dallas Stars

1967-68 to 1992-93 as Minnesota North Stars
1993-94 to present as Dallas Stars


Detroit Red Wings

1926-27 to 1929-30 as Detroit Cougars
1930-31 to 1932-33 as Detroit Falcons
1933-34 to present as Detroit Red Wings

Edmonton Oilers
Edmonton Oilers

1979-80 to present as Edmonton Oilers

Florida Panthers
Florida Panthers

1993-94 to present

Los Angeles Kings
Los Angeles Kings

1967-68 to present

Minnesota Wild
Minnesota Wild

2000-01 to present as Minnesota Wild


Montreal Canadiens

1917-18 to present

Montreal Maroons
Montreal Maroons

1924-25 to 1937-38

Montreal Wanderers
1916-17F

Nashville Predators
Nashville Predators

1998-99 to present

New Jersey Devils
New Jersey Devils

1974-75 to 1975-76 as Kansas City Scouts
1976-77 to 1981-82 as Colorado Rockies
1982-83 to present as New Jersey Devils

New York Islanders
New York Islanders

1972-73 to present

New York Rangers
New York Rangers

1926-27 to present

Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Senators

1992-93 to present


Philadelphia Flyers

1967-68 to present

Philadelphia Quakers Philadelphia Quakers
1925-26 to 1929-30 as Pittsburgh Pirates
1930-31 as Philadelphia Quakers

Phoenix Coyotes
Phoenix Coyotes

1979-80 to 1995-96 as Winnipeg Jets
1996-97 to present as Phoenix Coyotes

Pittsburgh Penguins
Pittsburgh Penguins

1967-68 to present

San Jose Sharks
San Jose Sharks

1991-92 to present

St. Louis Blues
St. Louis Blues

1967-68 to present

St. Louis Eagles St. Louis Eagles
1908-09 as Ottawa Senators

1909-10 to 1916-17 as Ottawa Senators

1917-18 to 1930-31 as Ottawa Senators
1932-33 to 1933-34 as Ottawa Senators
1934-35 as St. Louis Eagles

Tampa Bay Lightning
Tampa Bay Lightning

1992-93 to present

Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs

1917-18 to 1918-19 as Toronto Arenas
1919-20 to 1925-26 as Toronto St. Patricks
1926-27 to present as Toronto Maple Leafs

Vancouver Canucks
Vancouver Canucks

1970-71 to present

Washington Capitals
Washington Capitals

1974-75 to present


New Winnipeg Franchise

1999-00 to 2010-11 as Atlanta Thrashers
F denotes that team folded during season
C denotes that team changed name during season
X denotes that team failed to post bond and folded before the season began
M denotes that team moved during season
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