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National Hockey League
Ligue nationale de hockey (French)
05 NHL Shield.svg
Sport Ice hockey
Foondit November 26, 1917 (101 years ago),
Montreal, Quebec, Canadae
Inaugural saison 1917–18
Commissioner Gary Bettman
No. o teams 31[1]
Kintras Canadae (7 teams)
Unitit States (23 teams)
Heidquarters New York Ceety, New York, U.S.
Continent North America
Maist recent
champion(s)
Washington Capitals (1 teetle)
Maist teetles Montreal Canadiens (25)[nb 1]
TV pairtner(s)
Offeecial wabsteid www.nhl.com

The National Hockey League (NHL; French: Ligue nationale de hockey—LNH; Scots: Naitional Hockey League) is a professional ice hockey league componed o 31 member clubs: 24 in the Unitit States an 7 in Canadae.

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  1. While the Montreal Canadiens hae 24 Stanley Cup wins in thair history, the Stanley Cup haesna always been the NHL championship trophy. Prior tae 1926, it wis an inter-league championship. The Canadiens won ane Stanley Cup championship prior tae the formation of the NHL (in 1916 as a member o the National Hockey Association), an 23 Stanley Cups as a member o the NHL. Montreal an aa won the NHL championship on twa occasions whaur thay didna win the Stanley Cup: in 1918–19 when the Spanish flu cancelled the Stanley Cup finals against the Seattle Metropolitans o Pacific Coast Hockey Association an in 1924–25 when thay lost in the Stanley Cup finals tae the Western Canada Hockey League's Victoria Cougars. Thus, the team haes a tot o 25 NHL championships.
  2. As Rogers Media is the sole national rightsholder in Canada, Rogers sub-licensed some games to the CBC and TVA Sports.
  1. "Rosters, Arena Information, and Aerial Maps – NHL.com – Teams". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2018-06-08.