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Jeff Ponder

Sabres Jack Eichel

Buffalo Sabres Team History

Updated October 2017. The Buffalo Sabres joined the NHL in 1970. Owners Seymour and Northrup Knox held a contest to name the team, challenging fans to come up with something other than buffalo or bison
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jonathan quick kings

Los Angeles Kings Team History

Updated October 2017. The Kings entered the league in the 1967 NHL expansion, along with the California Seals, Minnesota North Stars, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins and St. Louis Blues. Owner Jack Kent Cooke chose the
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Modano

Dallas Stars Team History

Updated October 2017. The Stars originally joined the NHL in 1967 as the Minnesota North Stars. They were a part of the league’s first major expansion, along with the California Seals, Los Angeles Kings, Philadelphia
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Vladimir Tarasenko

St. Louis Blues Team History

Updated October 2017. The team name derives from the 1914 jazz song “St. Louis Blues,” composed by W.C. Handy. The franchise entered the NHL during the 1967 expansion along with the California Seals, Los Angeles
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NHL 2012 – Apr 18 – Sidney Crosby (#87) of the Pittsburgh Penguins

Pittsburgh Penguins Team History

Updated October 2017. The Pittsburgh Penguins were part of the league’s initial expansion in 1967. A newspaper contest was held to name the team, but part-owner Jack McGregor’s wife had already suggested the Penguins, inspired
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Steve Mason

Philadelphia Flyers Team History

Updated October 2017. The Philadelphia Flyers were part of the league’s expansion of 1967.  A contest was held to name the team, but it was the sister of owner Ed Snider who suggested ‘Flyers,’ which
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Boston Bruins v Detroit Red Wings

Detroit Red Wings Team History

Updated October 2017. One of the NHL’s Original Six, the team joined the league in 1926.  They began play as the Detroit Cougars, finally adopting their current name in 1932. New owner James Norris was
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Duncan Keith

Chicago Blackhawks Team History

Updated October 2017. Named after an infantry unit in World War I, which was dubbed after a Native American group in Illinois, the team was a part of the NHL’s expansion to the United States.
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Henrik Lundqvist

New York Rangers Team History

Updated October 2017. The New York Rangers joined the league in 1926, when Tex Rickard, the president of Madison Square Garden, wanted a second hockey team to play in the arena alongside the New York
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Bruins Cup skate

Boston Bruins Team History

Updated October 2017. The Boston Bruins, one of the NHL’s Original Six franchises, joined the league in 1924. Owner Charles Adams and general manager Art Ross came up with the team name, taking ‘bruin’ from
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