Teams

The NHL currently consists of 30 teams.  Six of the teams are based in Canada and twenty-four are located in the United States.  The league is divided into two conferences.  Each conference is divided into three divisions.  That makes a total of six divisions.  Although the Detroit Red Wings and the Columbus Blue Jackets are located in the Eastern Time Zone, they are actually in the Western division of the NHL.


EASTERN CONFERENCE

DIVISION
TEAM
LOCATION
NORTHEAST Boston Bruins Boston, MA
Buffalo Sabres Buffalo, NY
Montreal Canadiens Montreal, QC
Ottawa Senators Ottawa, ON
Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto, ON
ATLANTIC
New Jersey Devils Newark, NJ
New York Islanders Uniondale, NY
New York Rangers New York, NY
Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia, PA
Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh, PA
SOUTHEAST
Atlanta Thrashers Atlanta, GA
Carolina Hurricanes Raleigh, NC
Florida Panthers Sunrise, FL
Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa, FL
Washington Capitals Washington, D.C.



WESTERN CONFERENCE

DIVISION
TEAM
LOCATION
CENTRAL Chicago Blackhawks Chicago, IL
Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus, OH
Detroit Red Wings Detroit, MI
Nashville Predators Nashville, TN
St. Louis Blues St. Louis, MO
NORTHWEST
Calgary Flames Calgary, AB
Colorado Avalanche Denver, CO
Edmonton, Oilers Edmonton, AB
Minnesota Wild St. Paul, MN
Vancouver Canucks Vancouver, B.C.
PACIFIC
Anaheim Ducks Anaheim, CA
Dallas Stars Dallas, TX
Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles, CA
Phoenix Coyotes Glendale, AZ
San Jose Sharks San Jose, CA


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