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1973-1979 7 1
The franchise was formed in 1971 as the New England Whalers of the World Hockey Association (WHA). The Whalers saw success immediately, winning the Eastern Division in the WHA's first three seasons, a...
1973-1979 7 1
The Avalanche were founded in 1972 as the Quebec Nordiques and were one of the charter franchises of the World Hockey Association. The franchise joined the NHL in 1979 as a result of the NHL–WHA merge...
1973-1979 7
The Oilers were officially founded in 1971 by W. D. "Wild Bill" Hunter and Dr. Chuck Allard. The team played its first season in 1972, as one of the twelve founding franchises of the major professiona...
1973-1979 7 3
Originally founded on December 27, 1971, as the Winnipeg Jets of the World Hockey Association (WHA), they were one of four franchises absorbed into the National Hockey League after the WHA had ceased ...
1976-1979 4
The only major league hockey team to play in Cincinnati. Successful enough to have survived through the end of the WHA, but were left out of the NHL–WHA merger in the summer of 1979.
1977-1979 3
Prior to being in Birmingham, the team was known as the Ottawa Nationals and the Toronto Toros
1975-1979 5
The Indianapolis Racers were a major league hockey team in the World Hockey Association (WHA) from 1974 to 1978. They competed in four full seasons before folding 25 games into the 1978–79 season. The...
1978-1979 2
All-stars from the the Soviet Union of Russia played several games in 1978 and 1979 against United States WHA teams....
All-stars from the country of Czechoslovakia played several games in 1978 and 1979 against United States WHA teams....
1979-1979 1
All-stars from Finland played several games in 1979 against United States WHA teams....
1973-1978 6 2
The Aeros were originally slated to play in Dayton, Ohio, as a charter member of the WHA. However, Dayton residents were indifferent at best to a WHA team, and while there were questions regarding whe...
Founded in November 1971, the first Fighting Saints team played four seasons beginning in 1972–73 under the ownership of nine local businessmen. (St. Paul attorney Wayne Belisle purchased the team lat...
1976-1977 2
In 1972, the fledgling WHA attempted to place a team in Calgary, to be known as the Broncos in the hopes of a rivalry with Edmonton, and the Oilers. When the team's owner, Bob Brownridge suddenly died...
1975-1977 3
The franchise originally competed in the Western Hockey League (WHL) from 1967 to 1974 after being moved from Victoria, British Columbia, where they had played for the three previous seasons as the Ma...
1975-1977 3
Previous to being in San Diego, the team was known as the New York Raiders, New York Golden Blades, and Jersey Knights. After folding in 1977, San Diego Mariners' name was adopted by an unrelated fran...
1973-1976 4
Crusaders were forced out of Cleveland in 1976 after the NHL moved into the city. The team was going to relocate to Florida but eventually moved to Minnesota as the Fighting Saints
1974-1976 3
Prior to being in Birmingham, the team was known as the Ottawa Nationals and the Toronto Toros
1976-1976 1
In June, 1974, Ivan Mullenix, owner of the CHL Spurs, was awarded a "conditional" NHL franchise for the 1976-77 season. With the McNichols Sports Arena already complete by 1975, he looked to enter the...
1973-1975 3
Short-lived franchise that only lasted 3 seasons in the WHA, the Cougars were the first major professional hockey team to feature player numbers on the upper right corner of their jersey.
1974-1975 2
In 1972, the fledgling WHA attempted to place a team in Calgary, to be known as the Broncos in the hopes of a rivalry with Edmonton, and the Oilers. When the team's owner, Bob Brownridge suddenly died...
1975-1975 1
The Los Angeles Sharks were an ice hockey team that played in the World Hockey Association from 1972 to 1974. Their primary home arena was the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena but they sometimes play...
a.k.a. Knights
1973-1974 2
Previous to being in San Diego, the team was known as the New York Raiders, New York Golden Blades, and Jersey Knights. After folding in 1977, San Diego Mariners' name was adopted by an unrelated fran...
1973-1974 2
The Los Angeles Sharks were an ice hockey team that played in the World Hockey Association from 1972 to 1974. Their primary home arena was the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena but they sometimes play...
1973-1973 1
In 1972, the fledgling WHA attempted to place a team in Calgary, to be known as the Broncos in the hopes of a rivalry with Edmonton, and the Oilers. When the team's owner, Bob Brownridge suddenly died...
1973-1973 1
Prior to being in Birmingham, the team was known as the Ottawa Nationals and the Toronto Toros