National Hockey League
|Foondit||November 26, 1917 (99 years ago),
Montreal, Quebec, Canadae
|No. o teams||30|
|Maist recent champion(s)||Pittsburgh Penguins (4t teetle)|
|Maist titles||Montreal Canadiens (25)[nb 1]|
The National Hockey League (NHL; French: Ligue nationale de hockey—LNH; Scots: Naitional Hockey League) is a professional ice hockey league componed o 30 member clubs: 23 in the Unitit States an 7 in Canadae.
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- 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.
- As Rogers Media is the sole national rightsholder in Canada, Rogers sub-licensed some games to the CBC and TVA Sports.
- "Rosters, Arena Information, and Aerial Maps – NHL.com – Teams". National Hockey League. Retrieved November 10, 2013.