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Defunct NHL Franchises

From the Wanderers to the Thrashers, a list of defunct NHL franchises.

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Patrick Stefan was the first ever draft pick of the now defunct Atlanta Thrashers.

Patrick Stefan was the first ever draft pick of the now defunct Atlanta Thrashers.

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Updated June 01, 2011

Montreal Wanderers: 1917-1918
Stanley Cups: Zero.
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(In the pre-NHL era, the Wanderers won the 1910 Stanley Cup as champions of the National Hockey Association, and won seven Stanley Cup "challenges" from 1906 to 1908.)

Quebec Bulldogs: 1919-1920
Stanley Cups: Zero.
Became the Hamilton Tigers in 1920.
(In the pre-NHL era, the Bulldogs won the 1912 and 1913 Stanley Cups as champions of the National Hockey Association.)

Hamilton Tigers: 1920-1925
Stanley Cups: Zero.
Became the New York Americans in 1925.

Pittsburgh Pirates: 1925-1930
Stanley Cups: Zero.
Became the Philadelphia Quakers in 1930.

Philadelphia Quakers: 1930-31
Stanley Cups: Zero.
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Ottawa Senators: 1917-1934
Stanley Cups: Four (1920,1921,1923,1927).
Became the St. Louis Eagles in 1934.
(In the pre-NHL era, the Senators won the 1920 Stanley Cup as champions of the National Hockey Association, and won 13 Stanley Cup "challenges" from 1903 to 1910.)

St. Louis Eagles: 1934-1935
Stanley Cups: Zero.
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Montreal Maroons: 1924-1938
Stanley Cups: Two (1926,1935).
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New York Americans: 1925-1942
(aka Brooklyn Americans)
Stanley Cups: Zero.
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California Golden Seals: 1967-1976
(aka California Seals, Oakland Seals)
Stanley Cups: Zero.
Became the Cleveland Barons in 1976.

Cleveland Barons: 1976-1978
Stanley Cups: Zero.
Merged with the Minnesota North Stars in 1978.

Atlanta Flames: 1972-1980
Stanley Cups: Zero.
Became the Calgary Flames in 1980.

Kansas City Scouts: 1974-1976
Stanley Cups: Zero.
Became the Colorado Rockies in 1976.

Colorado Rockies: 1976-1982
Stanley Cups: Zero.
Became the New Jersey Devils in 1982.

Minnesota North Stars: 1967-1993
Stanley Cups: Zero.
Became the Dallas Stars in 1993.

Quebec Nordiques: 1979-1995
Stanley Cups: Zero.
Became the Colorado Avalanche in 1995.

Winnipeg Jets: (1979-1996)
Stanley Cups: Zero.
Became the Phoenix Coyotes in 1996.

New England Whalers: 1972-1997
(aka Hartford Whalers)
Stanley Cups: Zero.
Became the Carolina Hurricanes in 1997.

Atlanta Thrashers: 1999-2011
Stanley Cups: Zero.
Moved to Winnipeg in 2011.

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