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Jeff Ponder

NHL 2012 – Apr 18 – Sidney Crosby (#87) of the Pittsburgh Penguins

Pittsburgh Penguins Team History

Updated October 2018. 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 2018. 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 2018. 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 2018. 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 2018. 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 2018. 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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john tavares

Toronto Maple Leafs Team History

Updated October 2018. The franchise, one of the NHL’s Original Six clubs, was founded in 1917, but was not known as the Maple Leafs until 1927.  General manager Conn Smythe named the club after the
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shea weber carey price

Montreal Canadiens Team History

Updated October 2018. The Montreal Canadiens are the NHL’s oldest and most storied franchise.  Founded in 1909, the team is older than the league.  The club is often referred to as The Habs, for Les
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