Winnipeg Jets Logo
NHL: 2000-2020 21
The Jets were established as the Atlanta Thrashers on June 25, 1997, and became the League's 28th franchise when they began play in the 1999–2000 NHL season. True North Sports & Entertainment then bou...

Defunct Teams

Teams that have folded or moved away from the Winnipeg area.
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Winnipeg Jets Logo
NHL: 1973-1996 24 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 ...
Regina Capitals Logo
PHL: 1922-1928 7 1
1921-22 was the Regina Capitals' first season in the new Western Canada Hockey League, they finished second overall and then upset the Edmonton Eskimos in the playoffs to win the league championship. ...
Winnipeg Hockey Club Logo
The Winnipeg Hockey Club (also known as the Winnipeg Winnipegs) were a former amateur senior-level men's amateur ice hockey team in Winnipeg, Manitoba founded in 1890. They represented Canada at the 1...
Kenora Thistles Logo
MPHL: 1905-1908 4 3
The Kenora Thistles, officially the Thistles Hockey Club, were a Canadian ice hockey team based in Kenora, Ontario. Founded in 1894, they were originally known as the Rat Portage Thistles. The team co...
Winnipeg Victorias Logo
MPHL: 1892-1906 15 11
The Winnipeg Victorias were a former amateur senior-level men's amateur ice hockey team in Winnipeg, Manitoba, organized in 1889. They played in the Manitoba Hockey Association (MHA) in the late 19th ...
Winnipeg Rowing Club Logo
From 1902 to 1906, the Winnipeg Rowing Club had an ice hockey team in the Manitoba Hockey Association. They were league champions in 1903 and 1904 and challenged the Ottawa Silver Seven for the Stanle...
The early history of sports contains hundreds of teams that appeared for only 1 or 2 seasons before folding. Most of these teams have no historical photographs or articles, so are omitted from this list to reduce clutter. To view a comprehensive list of all defunct teams, browse to the early leagues section for baseball, football, basketball, or hockey.
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