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NHL Teams

Eastern Conference Western Conference
Atlantic Division Central Division
Boston Bruins Arizona Coyotes
Buffalo Sabres Chicago Blackhawks
Detroit Red Wings Colorado Avalanche
Florida Panthers Dallas Stars
Montreal Canadiens Minnesota Wild
Ottawa Senators Nashville Predators
Tampa Bay Lightning St. Louis Blues
Toronto Maple Leafs Winnipeg Jets
Metropolitan Division Pacific Division
Carolina Hurricanes Anaheim Ducks
Columbus Blue Jackets Calgary Flames
New Jersey Devils Edmonton Oilers
New York Islanders Los Angeles Kings
New York Rangers San Jose Sharks
Philadelphia Flyers Seattle Kraken
Pittsburgh Penguins Vancouver Canucks
Washington Capitals Vegas Golden Knights

NHL Eastern Conference Teams

The NHL Eastern Conference consists of 16 teams, divided into two divisions. Those divisions are called the Atlantic and Metropolitan Division.

Savvy NHL bettors are well aware of the NHL term called the “Original Six” and that term is used to define the group of six teams that first made up the NHL.

Five of the six teams from the “Original Six” are from the NHL Eastern Conference and they include the Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers and the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Red Wings used to play in the Western Conference but as part of the NHL’s realignment, the club was moved to the Western Conference in the 2013-14 regular season.

Atlantic Division

  • Boston Bruins
  • Buffalo Sabres
  • Detroit Red Wings
  • Florida Panthers
  • Montreal Canadiens
  • Ottawa Senators
  • Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Toronto Maple Leafs

Metropolitan Division

  • Carolina Hurricanes
  • Columbus Blue Jackets
  • New Jersey Devils
  • New York Islanders
  • New York Rangers
  • Philadelphia Flyers
  • Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Washington Capitals

NHL Western Conference Teams

Similar to the Eastern Conference, the NHL Western Conference has two divisions as well and they are called the Pacific and Central. The latest team to join the NHL is the Seattle Kraken, who entered the league in the 2021-22 season as a new franchise.

The NHL Western Conference features one team from the “Original Six” and that’s the Chicago Blackhawks.

Pacific Division

  • Anaheim Ducks
  • Arizona Coyotes
  • Calgary Flames
  • Edmonton Oilers
  • Los Angeles Kings
  • San Jose Sharks
  • Seattle Kraken
  • Vancouver Canucks
  • Vegas Golden Knights

Central Division

  • Arizona Coyotes
  • Chicago Blackhawks
  • Colorado Avalanche
  • Dallas Stars
  • Minnesota Wild
  • Nashville Predators
  • St. Louis Blues
  • Winnipeg Jets
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