The first NHL team in America was the Clinton Comets who were from Clinton, NY. They are not a team anymore but the arene that they played in still stands.
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The NHL was formed in 1917 and played its first season in 1917/18. The winner of the Stanley Cup was the Toronto team simply known as the Arenas. Two things should be noted here: 1. The Cup was not solely an NHL trophy at that time.The NHL champions, the Toronto team, actually had to win against a team from Vancouver which was not a member of the NHL. 2. The Montreal Canadiens actually won the Cup in 1916 before the NHL was founded so they are not considered to be the first NHL team to win the Cup.
Seattle Metropolitans in 1917... EDIT: were never in the NHL. The first American NHL team entered in 1924, the Boston Bruins.
The Atlanta Flames.
Nobody- the Original 6.
the montrial canadians
Indiana does not have an NHL team.
All I know is, he first payed on the NHL with the Edmonton Oilers.
The Montreal Canadiens were established in 1909, officially joining the NHL in 1917.
In 1974-1975 he played for Brantford as his very first team. His first NHL team was the Oilers in 1979.
Boston Bruins, 1924!! :)
I believe the Montreal Canadians.
The state of Nebraska does not have an NHL team.
No. The state of Louisiana does not have an NHL team.
The Panthers first season in the NHL was the 1993-94 season.
The Oilers first season in the NHL was the 1979-80 season.
It was on December 19,1917 the Montreal Wanders vs. The Toronto Arenas.
The Montreal Canadians won the Cup in 1916 but they were not a member of the NHL as the league wasn't founded until the 1917/18 season. The first NHL champions were the Toronto team known as the Arenas. Since the Cup wasn't sole property of the NHL at that time, the Toronto team actually had to beat a team from Vancouver to claim the Stanley Cup.
there wasnt really a first team. there was the original 6 that started the nhl (canadiens, maple leafs, red wings, bruins, blackhawks, and rangers) out of those 6 the canadiens were established first. But some teams were created before the nhl even started. such as the senators
The Manitoba Moose are a NHL team.