List of defunct and relocated National Hockey League teams facts for kids

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This is a list of teams that once played in the National Hockey League but no longer exist. This includes franchises which have moved to different cities. The years of operation only reflect the time in which that team was in the NHL; it does not take into account any time in which the franchise operated in another league (such as the World Hockey Association).

Defunct and relocated teams

First First year in the NHL
Last Last year in the NHL
W–L–T–OT Win–loss–tie–overtime record
Win% Winning percentage
PA NHL (1918–1926) / Stanley Cup playoff (1927–) appearances
SC Stanley Cup wins
* Denotes active franchise
Team First Last Relocated to Seasons W–L–T–OT Win% PA SC Reason for relocation/disbandment Reference
Montreal Wanderers 1917 1918 &10000000000000000000000Defunct 1 &100000000000000010000001–5–0 .167 0 0 Lack of available players due to World War I
Quebec Athletic Club 1919 1920 Hamilton Tigers 1 &100000000000000040000004–20–0 .167 0 0 Sold to a Hamilton-based company
Hamilton Tigers 1920 1925 &10000000000000000000000Defunct 5 &1000000000000004700000047–78–1 .377 0 0 Ceased due to players' strike; players were bought by the New York Americans.
Pittsburgh Pirates 1925 1930 Philadelphia Quakers 5 &1000000000000006700000067–122–23 .370 2 0 Financial struggle during the Great Depression
Philadelphia Quakers 1930 1931 &10000000000000000000000Defunct 1 &100000000000000040000004–36–4 .136 0 0 Financial struggle during the Great Depression
Ottawa Senators 1917 1934 St. Louis Eagles 16 &10000000000000258000000258–221–63 .534 9 4 Financial struggle during the Great Depression
St. Louis Eagles 1934 1935 &10000000000000000000000Defunct 1 &1000000000000001100000011–31–6 .292 0 0 Financial struggle during the Great Depression
Montreal Maroons 1924 1938 &10000000000000000000000Defunct 14 &10000000000000271000000271–260–91 .509 11 2 Financial struggle during the Great Depression
Brooklyn Americans 1925 1942 &10000000000000000000000Defunct 17 &10000000000000255000000255–402–127 .406 5 0 Financial struggle, plus lack of players due to World War II; formally ceased in 1946.
California Golden Seals 1967 1976 Cleveland Barons 9 &10000000000000182000000182–401–115 .343 2 0 In search of better financial conditions; Cleveland is the hometown of minority owner George Gund III.
Kansas City Scouts 1974 1976 Colorado Rockies 2 &1000000000000002700000027–110–23 .241 0 0 Financial struggle; sold to a group of investors with the intention to move.
Cleveland Barons 1976 1978 Minnesota North Stars (merge) 2 &1000000000000004700000047–87–26 .375 0 0 Both teams with financial struggle
Atlanta Flames 1972 1980 Calgary Flames* 8 &10000000000000268000000268–260–108 .506 6 0 Financial struggle; sold to Nelson Skalbania with the intention to move to Calgary.
Colorado Rockies 1976 1982 New Jersey Devils* 6 &10000000000000113000000113–281–86 .325 0 0 Sold to John McMullen; New Jersey is the home state of McMullen.
Minnesota North Stars 1967 1993 Dallas Stars* 26 &10000000000000758000000758–970–334 .449 17 0 In search of better financial conditions
Quebec Nordiques 1979 1995 Colorado Avalanche* 16 &10000000000000497000000497–599–160 .459 9 0 Financial struggle; sold to a Denver-based group.
Winnipeg Jets 1979 1996 Phoenix Coyotes* 17 &10000000000000506000000506–660–172 .442 11 0 Sold to a group of investors with the intention to move in search of better financial conditions.
Hartford Whalers 1979 1997 Carolina Hurricanes* 18 &10000000000000534000000534–709–177 .438 8 0 In search of better financial conditions
Atlanta Thrashers 1999 2011 Winnipeg Jets* 11 &10000000000000342000000342–437–45–78 .447 1 0 Financial struggle; sold to a Winnipeg-based company.

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