there wasnt really a first team. there was the original 6 that started the nhl (canadiens, maple leafs, red wings, bruins, blackhawks, and rangers) out of those 6 the canadiens were established first. But some teams were created before the nhl even started. such as the senators
The first NHL team in America was the Clinton Comets who were from Clinton, NY. They are not a team anymore but the arene that they played in still stands.
The Atlanta Flames.
Nobody- the Original 6.
The NHL was formed in 1917 and played its first season in 1917/18. The winner of the Stanley Cup was the Toronto team simply known as the Arenas. Two things should be noted here: 1. The Cup was not solely an NHL trophy at that time.The NHL champions, the Toronto team, actually had to win against a team from Vancouver which was not a member of the NHL. 2. The Montreal Canadiens actually won the Cup in 1916 before the NHL was founded so they are not considered to be the first NHL team to win the Cup.
Seattle Metropolitans in 1917... EDIT: were never in the NHL. The first American NHL team entered in 1924, the Boston Bruins.
the montrial canadians
they started when your mom was born in the arena
It started In 1917 but they had the same hockey team but with a dIfferent name
I'm fairly sure Frank Boucher started the practice with the Rangers in late 30s or early 40s
Indiana does not have an NHL team.