Top Historical Hockey Clubs In Canada
The National Hockey League (NHL) is a professional ice hockey league that was established in Montréal, Québec, in 1917. Currently, there are 24 teams in America and 7 teams in Canada competing each year for the Stanley Cup. Here are the top historical hockey clubs in Canada.
“The Habs”, as they are fondly called, is a team based in Montreal, Canada. They compete in the NHL as a member of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. The club was founded in 1909 and is the longest-existing professional hockey team in the world. The club is one of the “Original Six” of teams that made up the NHL from inception.
Toronto Maple Leafs
The club was founded in 1917 in Toronto, Canada. It competes in the Atlantic Division of NHL’s Eastern Conference. A member of the “Original Six”, the club has won thirteen Stanley Cup championships winning their last championship in 1967.
This club is based in Winnipeg and competes in the Central Division of the Western Conference in the NHL. With a history of folding, reabsorption, relocation and renaming, the Winnipeg Jets are one of Canada’s regular teams in the National Hockey League.
The Oilers were officially founded in 1971 as one of the twelve founding teams of the World Hockey Association (WHA). The club joined the NHL in 1979 as one of four teams absorbed through the NHL–WHA merger and went on to win the Stanley Cup on five occasions: 1983–84, 1984–85, 1986–87, 1987–88, and 1989–90.
Wayne Gretzky is the Oilers’ greatest player ever.
The Flames compete as a member of the Pacific Division in the Western Conference of the NHL. The club maintains a history of rivalry with its Alberta neighbours, the Edmonton Oilers, that has come to be known as the “Battle of Alberta”.The team was founded in 1972 in Atlanta as the Atlanta Flames before relocating to Calgary in 1980.
These teams have for many years kept Canada on the hockey map with historical hockey moments. You can contact us and get to know more.