Oldest NHL Teams

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Founding YearTeamFun Fact
1917Most Stanley Cup Championships (24)
1917The team has had some of the greatest goalies of all time on their roster, including: Curtis Joseph, Grant Fuhr, Terry Sawchuk, Jacques Plante, and Bernard Parent
1924The Legendary Art Ross served this team for 30 years as a coach and general manager
1926The last team of the legendary Terry Sawchuk before his tragic death in a bar fight
1926The only team of Stan Mikita, the all time leading scorer for Slovakian born players
1926Most Stanley Cup Championships for an American team (11)
1967When the team scores 5 goals, tacos at Taco Bell cost only 35 cents on the day after the game. Fans will be heard chanting 'We Want Tacos!' after the team scores 4 goals, anticipating the 5th goal.
1967Recipient of Wayne Gretzky in the most famous trade in hockey history
1967Longtime team of Ron Hextall, the first goalie to score a goal by actually shooting the puck into the opposing goal
1967This team appropriately plays in an arena called 'The Igloo' (or Mellon Arena)
1970The only team to have a goalie serve as their team captain
1970Richard Martin, Rene Robert, and Gilbert Perreault served on the famous line called 'The French Connection'
1972Most consecutive Stanley Cup Championships (4)
1974Longtime team of Olaf Kolzig, the only South African player to ever play professional hockey
1979Longtime team of Wayne Gretzky, the greatest player in hockey history
Founding YearTeamFun Fact
1980One of the biggest teams involved with community service and outreach
1982Legendary broadcaster Mike 'Doc' Emrick serves as the main broadcaster for this team with fan favorite Glenn 'Chico' Resch
1991Longtime team of the leading scorer from Northern Ireland, Owen Nolan
1992This franchise revived itself after a run in 1917-1934 ehich was followed by a 58 year absence
1992The last team to win the Stanley Cup before the NHL Lockout of 2004-2005
1993Longtime team of the Mike Modano, United States scoring leader
1993The only team to have both Pavel and Valeri Bure
1993Up until the selling of the team by the Walt Disney Corporation, this team was the only one that didn't follow the traditional format of 'City/State Name' followed by the 'Mascot Name'
1995Only the second team in all professional sports to win a championship the year after relocation
1996The first team to be coached by the legendary Wayne Gretzky
1997This team was once located in Hartford, Connecticut where they were known as the Whalers
1998In reaction to the Detroit Red Wings' tradition of throwing an octopus on the ice, fans of this team occassionaly through catfish onto the ice
1999The only current team to never win a playoff game (They were swept in the 1 playoff series they were in)
2000The arena has a replica of a cannon fired in 1857 by Napolean and his army
2000The team did not have a stable captain for 9 years, rotating every month (Mikko Koivu became the first stable captain)

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