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Through the Years: NHL City and Nickname Changes

Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

1919?Toronto Arenas renamed St. Pats; 1920?Quebec Bulldogs move to Hamilton and becomes Tigers (will fold in 1925); 1926?Toronto St. Pats renamed Maple Leafs; 1929?Detroit Cougars renamed Falcons.

1930?Pittsburgh Pirates move to Philadelphia and become Quakers (will fold in 1931); 1932?Detroit Falcons renamed Red Wings; 1934?Ottawa Senators move to St. Louis and become Eagles (will fold in 1935); 1941?New York Americans renamed Brooklyn Americans (will fold in 1942).

1967?California Seals renamed Oakland Seals three months into first season; 1970?Oakland Seals renamed California Golden Seals; 1975?California Golden Seals renamed Seals; 1976?California Seals move to Cleveland and become Barons, while Kansas City Scouts move to Denver and become Colorado Rockies; 1978?Cleveland Barons merge with Minnesota North Stars and become Minnesota North Stars.

1980?Atlanta Flames move to Calgary; 1982?Colorado Rockies move to East Rutherford, N.J., and become New Jersey Devils; 1986?Chicago Black Hawks renamed Blackhawks; 1993?Minnesota North Stars move to Dallas and become Stars. 1995?Quebec Nordiques move to Denver and become Colorado Avalanche; 1996?Winnipeg Jets move to Phoenix and become Coyotes; 1997?Hartford Whalers move to Greensboro, N.C. and become Carolina Hurricanes; 1999?Carolina Hurricanes move to Raleigh, N.C.

2006 ?Mighty Ducks of Anaheim become the Ducks of Anaheim.

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