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Defunct NHL Teams

Teams that once played in the NHL, but no longer exist.

Brooklyn—Americans (1941-42, formerly NY Americans from 1925-41); Cleveland—Barons (1976-78, originally California-Oakland Seals from 1967-76); Hamilton (Ont.)—Tigers (1920-25, originally Quebec Bulldogs from 1919-20); Montreal—Maroons (1924-38) and Wanderers (1917-18); New York—Americans (1925-41, later Brooklyn Americans for 1941-42); Oakland—Seals (1967-76, also known as California Seals and Golden Seals and later Cleveland Barons from 1976-78); Ottawa—Senators (1917-31 and 1932-34, later St. Louis Eagles for 1934-35); Philadelphia—Quakers (1930-31, originally Pittsburgh Pirates from 1925-30); Pittsburgh—Pirates (1925-30, later Philadelphia Quakers for 1930-31); Quebec—Bulldogs (1919-20, later Hamilton Tigers from 1920-25); St. Louis—Eagles (1934-35), originally Ottawa Senators (1917-31 and 1932-34).

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