The 2014–15 NHL season was the 98th season of operation (97th season of play
Age of the 30 NHL Teams
Anaheim Ducks – begin their 22nd NHL season.
Arizona Coyotes – begin their although they joined the NHL as the Winnipeg Jets in the 1979/80 NHL season.
Boston Bruins – begin their 91st NHL season.
Buffalo Sabres – begin their 45th NHL season.
Calgary Flames begin their 35th NHL season in Calgary although they started in Atlanta during the 1972/73 NHL season.
Carolina Hurricanes – begin their although they joined the NHL as the Hartford Whalers in 1979/80.
Chicago Blackhawks – begin their 89th season as defending Stanley Cup Champions.
Colorado Avalanche – begin their 20th NHL season in Colorado although they joined the NHL as the Quebec Nordiques in 1979/80.
Columbus Blue Jackets – being their 15th NHL season.
Dallas Stars – begin their 22nd NHL season in Dallas where they moved to in 1993/94 (although the team moved from Minnesota where they began as the North Stars beginning in 1967/68.
Detroit Red Wings – begin their 90th NHL season.
Edmonton Oilers – begin their 36th NHL season.
Florida Panthers – begin their 22nd NHL season.
Los Angeles Kings – begin their 48th NHL season.
Minnesota Wild – begin their 15th NHL season.
Montreal Canadiens – begin their 107th season.
Nashville Preadators – begin their 17th NHL season.
New Jersey Devils – begin their 33rd year in New Jersey after moving from Denver (Colorado rockies) in 1982 and previously Kansas City in 1974 (Kansas City Scouts).
New York Islanders – begin their 43rd NHL season.
New York Rangers – begin their 89th NHL season
Ottawa Senators – begin their 23rd NHL season (as the modern day Ottawa Senators)
Philadelphia Flyers – begin their 48th NHL season as one of the original expansion franchises.
Pittsburgh Penguins – ditto for the Penguins who begin their 48th NHL season.
St. Louis Blues – also begin their 48th NHL season.
San Jose Sharks – begin their 24th NHL season.
Tampa Bay Lightning – begin their 23rd NHL season.
Toronto Maple Leafs – begin their 99th season.
Washington Capitals – begin their 41st NHL season.
Winnipeg Jets – begin their 5th season back in Winnipeg after the Atlanta Thrashers (est. 1999) moved to Winnipeg.
Vancouver Canucks – begin their 45th NHL season.
Hockey fans in 30 NHL cities have a lot to be excited for.