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Master Post of NHL Team Changes

Relocated NHL Teams

Atlanta Flames 1972-1980 to Calgary Flames 1980-Present

Kansas City Scouts 1974-1976 to *Colorado Rockies 1976-1982

*Colorado Rockies 1976-1982 to NJ Devils 1982-Present

**Minnesota North Stars 1967-1993 to Dallas Stars 1993-Present

Quebec Nordiques 1979-1995 to Colorado Avalanche 1995-Present

***Original Winnipeg Jets 1979-1996 to Phoenix/Arizona Coyotes 1996-Present

Hartford Whalers 1979-1997 to Carolina Hurricanes 1997-Present

Atlanta Thrashers 1999-2011 to Current Winnipeg Jets 2011-Present

Defunct Teams

Montreal Wanderers 1917-1918 Defunct

Original Ottawa Senators 1917-1934 to St. Louis Eagles 1934-1935 Defunct

Quebec Bulldogs 1919-1920 to Hamilton Tigers 1920-1925 Defunct

Pittsburgh Pirates 1925-1930 to Philadelphia Quakers 1930-1931 Defunct

Montreal Maroons 1924-1938 Defunct

New York Americans 1925-1941 to Brooklyn Americans (renamed) 1941-1942 Defunct

**California Golden Seals 1967-1976 to Cleveland Barons 1976-1978

**Cleveland Barons 1976-1978 (merged with Minnesota North Stars).

Name Changes

Toronto Arenas 1917-1919
Toronto St. Patrick’s 1919-1927
Toronto Maple Leafs 1927-Present

New York Americans 1925-1941 to Brooklyn Americans 1941-1942 (Defunct)

Detroit Cougars 1926-1930
Detroit Falcons 1930-1932
Detroit Red Wings 1932-Present

Chicago Black Hawks 1926-1986
Chicago Blackhawks 1986-Present

**California Seals 1967
Oakland Seals 1967-1970
California Golden Seals 1970-1976
(Relocated then merged with Minnesota North Stars)

Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 1993-2006
Anaheim Ducks 2006-Present

***Phoenix Coyotes 1996-2014
Arizona Coyotes 2014-Present

Connected*

Kansas City Scouts 1974-1976 to *Colorado Rockies 1976-1982

*Colorado Rockies 1976-1982 to NJ Devils 1982-Present

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**California Seals 1967
Oakland Seals 1967-1970
California Golden Seals 1970-1976
(Relocated then merged with Minnesota North Stars)

**California Golden Seals 1967-1976 to Cleveland Barons 1976-1978

**Cleveland Barons 1976-1978 (merged with Minnesota North Stars).

**Minnesota North Stars 1967-1993 to Dallas Stars 1993-Present

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Original Winnipeg Jets 1979-1996 to ***Phoenix/Arizona Coyotes 1996-Present

***Phoenix Coyotes 1996-2014
Arizona Coyotes 2014-Present

Fact:

The Ottawa Senators (Original Founded in 1917. Current Founded in 1992.) and Winnipeg Jets (Original Founded in 1979. Current Founded in 2011.) had to get permission to use “Ottawa Senators” and “Winnipeg Jets” as their team name as there were previous teams who used those names which either relocated or left the league.