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The following is a list of the all-time records for each of the 31 active National Hockey League (NHL) teams, beginning with the first NHL season (1917–18) and accurate as of the end of the 2019–20 NHL season.[1] Teams are sorted by the overall percentage of points accumulated out of points available (two times the number of games played) throughout NHL history.

In the NHL's points system, a team is awarded 2 points for a win (regardless if earned in regulation, overtime or shootout), 1 point for a tie, 1 point for an overtime loss, and 0 points for a loss.[2] The overtime loss statistic (abbreviated as OT or OTL) was introduced into the NHL's points system in the 1999–2000 season. A commonly used term for the point awarded to a team for an overtime loss is a loser point. As a result of the 2004–05 NHL lockout, which canceled the entire 2004–05 season, the league adopted a shootout to determine the winner of a game which is still tied after an overtime period.[3] This feature, introduced in the 2005–06 season, eliminated ties from the game.[4]

Regular season[]

Logo of the Montreal Canadiens, the NHL leader in terms of games, wins, ties and points as of the end of the 2019–20 season.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson of the Arizona Coyotes, the team with the lowest point percentage in NHL history, as of the end of the 2019–20 season.

As of the end of 2019–20 NHL season, the Montreal Canadiens have played the most games (6,731).[1] The Canadiens additionally lead all NHL franchises in wins (3,449), ties (837), and points (7,899).[1] The Maple Leafs lead all NHL franchises in losses (2,815).[1]

Being the most recently established team in the NHL, the Vegas Golden Knights have the fewest games played among existing NHL franchises (235), as well as the fewest wins (133), losses (80), ties (0), and points (288). The Golden Knights additionally have recorded the highest point percentage among active NHL teams (.613), whereas the Arizona Coyotes have the lowest (.478).[1] The Florida Panthers have recorded the most overtime losses (203), while the Golden Knights have recorded the fewest (22).[1]

Rank Team First NHL season GP W L T OTL Points PTS% Ref.
1 Vegas Golden Knights 2017–18 235 133 80 22 288 .613 [5]
2 Montreal Canadiens 1917–18 6,731 3,449 2,281 837 164 7,899 .587 [6]
3 Philadelphia Flyers 1967–68 4,115 2,054 1,429 457 175 4,740 .576 [7]
4 Boston Bruins 1924–25 6,570 3,208 2,387 791 184 7,391 .562 [8]
5 Nashville Predators 1998–99 1,675 821 633 60 161 1,863 .556 [9]
6 Minnesota Wild 2000–01 1,511 724 583 55 149 1,652 .547 [10]
7 Anaheim Ducks[lower-alpha 1] 1993–94 2,055 973 804 107 171 2,224 .541 [12]
8 Calgary Flames[lower-alpha 2] 1972–73 3,734 1,739 1,469 379 147 4,004 .536 [14]
9 San Jose Sharks 1991–92 2,218 1,049 892 121 156 2,375 .535 [15]
10 St. Louis Blues 1967–68 4,117 1,902 1,625 432 158 4,394 .534 [16]
11 Buffalo Sabres 1970–71 3,889 1,790 1,530 409 160 4,149 .533 [17]
12 Detroit Red Wings[lower-alpha 3] 1926–27 6,505 2,970 2,547 815 173 6,928 .533 [21]
13 Washington Capitals 1974–75 3,577 1,664 1,452 303 158 3,789 .530 [22]
14 Colorado Avalanche[lower-alpha 4] 1979–80 3,178 1,465 1,314 261 138 3,329 .524 [25]
15 Edmonton Oilers[lower-alpha 5] 1979–80 3,179 1,434 1,318 262 165 3,295 .518 [27]
16 Pittsburgh Penguins 1967–68 4,115 1,866 1,718 383 148 4,263 .518 [28]
17 Dallas Stars[lower-alpha 6] 1967–68 4,115 1,819 1,689 459 148 4,245 .516 [29]
18 New York Rangers 1926–27 6,504 2,856 2,693 808 147 6,667 .513 [30]
19 New York Islanders 1972–73 3,732 1,656 1,570 347 159 3,818 .512 [31]
20 Toronto Maple Leafs[lower-alpha 7] 1917–18 6,730 2,965 2,815 783 167 6,880 .511 [34]
21 Ottawa Senators 1992–93 2,139 948 912 115 164 2,175 .508 [35]
22 Tampa Bay Lightning 1992–93 2,138 949 930 112 147 2,157 .504 [36]
23 Chicago Blackhawks[lower-alpha 8] 1926–27 6,504 2,788 2,736 814 166 6,556 .504 [38]
24 Florida Panthers 1993–94 2,053 852 856 142 203 2,049 .499 [39]
25 Winnipeg Jets[lower-alpha 9][lower-alpha 10] 1999–00 1,595 694 706 45 150 1,583 .496 [42]
26 Columbus Blue Jackets 2000–01 1,512 660 672 33 147 1,500 .496 [43]
27 New Jersey Devils[lower-alpha 11] 1974–75 3,577 1,515 1,572 328 162 3,520 .492 [45]
28 Los Angeles Kings 1967–68 4,116 1,733 1,801 424 158 4,048 .492 [46]
29 Vancouver Canucks 1970–71 3,889 1,626 1,717 391 155 3,798 .488 [47]
30 Carolina Hurricanes[lower-alpha 12] 1979–80 3,176 1,325 1,422 263 166 3,079 .485 [49]
31 Arizona Coyotes[lower-alpha 10] 1979–80 3,178 1,311 1,442 266 159 3,047 .478 [52]

Playoffs[]

Wayne Gretzky statue of the Edmonton Oilers, who have the highest playoff winning percentage in NHL history.

The Stanley Cup Playoffs predate the National Hockey League's founding, and thus for the purpose of this listing, playoffs win–loss records prior to the 1918 Stanley Cup playoffs, which ended the 1917–18 NHL season, are not accounted for. As of the end of the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs, which ended the 2019–20 NHL season, the Montreal Canadiens lead all active NHL teams in playoff appearances, having appeared in 84 of their 102 seasons played in the NHL,[1] and playoff games played, with 759.[6] The Canadiens additionally lead all NHL teams in wins (434).[6] The Edmonton Oilers lead all NHL teams, in terms of playoff winning percentage, as their 160–107 (.597) record is the highest.[27] The Winnipeg Jets, being one of the more recently established NHL teams, have the fewest playoff games played (35).[42] The Jets also have the lowest playoff winning percentage, (.343).[42] Additionally, the Boston Bruins lead all NHL franchises in playoff losses (332).[8]

Rank Team Last playoffs
appearance
GP W L T OTL Win% Ref.
1 Edmonton Oilers[lower-alpha 5] 2019–20 268 160 108 .597 [27]
2 Vegas Golden Knights 2019–20 47 28 19 .596 [5]
3 Montreal Canadiens 2019–20 759 434 317 8 .577 [6]
4 Tampa Bay Lightning 2019–20 162 91 71 .562 [36]
5 Anaheim Ducks[lower-alpha 1] 2017–18 162 89 73 .549 [12]
6 New York Islanders 2019–20 294 161 133 .548 [31]
7 Pittsburgh Penguins 2019–20 385 207 178 .538 [28]
8 Colorado Avalanche[lower-alpha 4] 2019–20 289 153 135 1 .531 [25]
9 New Jersey Devils[lower-alpha 11] 2017–18 259 137 122 .529 [45]
10 Detroit Red Wings[lower-alpha 3] 2015–16 622 325 296 1 .523 [21]
11 Philadelphia Flyers 2019–20 449 231 218 .514 [7]
12 Dallas Stars[lower-alpha 6] 2019–20 366 185 181 .505 [29]
13 San Jose Sharks 2018–19 241 119 122 .494 [15]
14 Boston Bruins 2019–20 664 326 332 6 .495 [8]
15 Chicago Blackhawks[lower-alpha 8] 2019–20 548 268 275 5 .494 [38]
16 Buffalo Sabres 2010–11 256 124 132 .484 [17]
17 Ottawa Senators 2016–17 151 72 79 .477 [35]
18 Toronto Maple Leafs[lower-alpha 7] 2019–20 556 264 288 4 .478 [34]
19 Carolina Hurricanes[lower-alpha 12] 2019–20 150 71 79 .473 [49]
20 Washington Capitals 2019–20 290 137 152 1 .474 [22]
21 New York Rangers 2019–20 518 244 266 8 .479 [30]
22 St. Louis Blues 2019–20 400 182 217 1 .456 [16]
23 Nashville Predators 2019–20 115 52 63 .452 [9]
24 Vancouver Canucks 2019–20 246 111 135 .451 [47]
25 Calgary Flames[lower-alpha 2] 2019–20 238 105 133 .441 [14]
26 Los Angeles Kings 2017–18 255 111 144 .435 [46]
27 Florida Panthers 2019–20 48 19 29 .396 [39]
28 Columbus Blue Jackets 2019–20 41 15 26 .366 [43]
29 Arizona Coyotes[lower-alpha 10] 2019–20 128 45 83 .352 [52]
30 Minnesota Wild 2019–20 77 27 50 .351 [10]
31 Winnipeg Jets[lower-alpha 9][lower-alpha 10] 2019–20 35 12 23 .343 [42]

Notes[]

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  3. "Fit to be tied", October 5, 2005. 
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  7. 7.0 7.1 Philadelphia Flyers Franchise Index. Hockey-Reference. Sports Reference.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Boston Bruins Franchise Index. Hockey-Reference. Sports Reference.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Nashville Predators Franchise Index. Hockey-Reference. Sports Reference.
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  13. Calgary Flames Team History.
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  15. 15.0 15.1 San Jose Sharks Franchise Index. Hockey-Reference. Sports Reference.
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  20. Written History 1930s. Detroit Red Wings.
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  23. 23.0 23.1 Gretz, Adam (July 31, 2014). Remembering the Quebec Nordiques, who built Colorado's Stanley Cup winner. SB Nation.
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  37. Neveau, James (October 7, 2013). Redskins Rep Asks Why Blackhawks' Name Isn't Being Challenged. NBC Chicago.
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  40. 40.0 40.1 Klein, Jeff Z.. "Atlanta Loses Thrashers as N.H.L. Returns to Winnipeg", May 31, 2011. 
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  43. 43.0 43.1 Columbus Blue Jackets Franchise Index. Hockey-Reference. Sports Reference.
  44. 44.0 44.1 Peters, Chris (July 6, 2015). NHL expansion: Kansas City not likely to be in mix for new franchise. CBS Sports.
  45. 45.0 45.1 New Jersey Devils Franchise Index. Hockey-Reference. Sports Reference.
  46. 46.0 46.1 Los Angeles Kings Franchise Index. Hockey-Reference. Sports Reference.
  47. 47.0 47.1 Vancouver Canucks Franchise Index. Hockey-Reference. Sports Reference.
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  51. Arizona Coyotes take ice in 2014-15. ESPN (January 29, 2014).
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References[]

List of NHL-related topics
History Original Six · 1967 NHL Expansion · Timeline of the National Hockey League · List of NHL seasons · Most frequent NHL playoff series · Stanley Cup champions · Rivalries · Defunct teams · Retired numbers
NHL personnel List of NHL players · NHL statistical leaders (by country of birth) · NHL players with 1000 points · NHL players with 500 goals · NHL players with 100 point seasons · List of famous ice hockey linemates · NHL head coaches · NHL General Managers · Notable families in the NHL · NHL Presidents and Commissioners
Records Individual records · Team records · League records · Post-season streaks · Post-season droughts · Wayne Gretzky's records · 50 goals in 50 games
Related leagues, tournaments and games International competitions · National Women's Hockey League · American Hockey League · World Cup of Hockey · NHL All-Star Game · NHL Challenge · NHL All-Star Celebrity Challenge · World Hockey Association
Other NHL arenas · NHL Entry Draft · NHL awards · NHL All-Rookie Team · NHL trade deadline · NHL player salaries · Violence in ice hockey · NHL mascots
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  1. 1.0 1.1 The Anaheim Ducks first played as the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim from 1993–94 to 2005–06, before adopting the Anaheim Ducks name in 2006–07.[11]
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Calgary Flames first played as the Atlanta Flames from 1972–73 to 1979–80, before adopting the Calgary Flames name in 1980–81, upon their relocation to Calgary.[13]
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Detroit Red Wings first played as the Detroit Cougars from 1926–27 to 1929–30,[18] and as the Detroit Falcons from 1930–31 to 1931–32, before adopting the Red Wings name in 1932–33.[19][20]
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Colorado Avalanche first played in 1972–73 as the Quebec Nordiques in the World Hockey Association (WHA).[23] Their WHA records accumulated prior to the 1979 NHL–WHA merger are not officially accounted for by the NHL.[24] After the merger, the team would continue playing as the Quebec Nordiques from 1979–80 to 1994–95. The team has played as the Colorado Avalanche since their relocation to Colorado prior to the 1995–96 season.[23]
  5. 5.0 5.1 The Edmonton Oilers first played in 1972–73 as the Alberta Oilers in the World Hockey Association (WHA).[26] The team adopted the Edmonton Oilers name in 1973–74.[26] Their WHA records accumulated prior to the 1979 NHL–WHA merger are not officially accounted for by the NHL.[24] After the merger, the team has kept playing with this name.[26]
  6. 6.0 6.1 The Dallas Stars first played as the Minnesota North Stars from 1967–68 to 1992–93.[26] They have played as the Dallas Stars since their relocation to Dallas prior to the 1993–94 season.[26]
  7. 7.0 7.1 The Toronto Maple Leafs first played without an official nickname and were referred to as the Toronto Hockey Club during the 1917–18 season, before being formally dubbed the Toronto Arenas, a name the team would play under during the 1918–19 season.[32] The team then played as the Toronto St. Patricks from 1919–20 to 1926–27.[33] Since the 1927–28 season, the team has played with the Maple Leafs name.[26]
  8. 8.0 8.1 The Chicago Blackhawks' team name was spelled as "Black Hawks" from 1926–27 to 1985–86, and prior to the 1986–87 season, the name was officially changed to the compound "Blackhawks" spelling.[37]
  9. 9.0 9.1 The Winnipeg Jets first played as the Atlanta Thrashers from 1999–00 to 2010–11.[40] The team has played as the Winnipeg Jets since their relocation to Winnipeg prior to the 2011–12 season.[40] This Winnipeg franchise retains the franchise history of the Thrashers as their own, while the Arizona Coyotes retain the history of the original Winnipeg Jets.[41]
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 The Arizona Coyotes first played as the Winnipeg Jets in 1972–73, as part of the World Hockey Association (WHA).[50] Although WHA records are not officially accounted for by the NHL,[24] the Coyotes retain the records from their 1979–80 season, after the NHL–WHA merger, until the original Jets' final season (1995–96) in Winnipeg.[41] After their relocation to Arizona, the team played as the Phoenix Coyotes from 1996–97 to 2013–14, before adopting the Arizona Coyotes name in 2014–15.[51]
  11. 11.0 11.1 The New Jersey Devils first played as the Kansas City Scouts from 1974–75 to 1975–76.[44] The team then relocated to Denver and played as the Colorado Rockies from 1976–77 to 1981–82.[44] After relocating from Denver to New Jersey, the team has played as the New Jersey Devils since the 1982–83 season.[33]
  12. 12.0 12.1 The Carolina Hurricanes first played in 1972–73 as the New England Whalers in the World Hockey Association (WHA).[48] They relocated to Hartford in 1974, but kept the New England Whalers name.[48] Their WHA records are not officially accounted for by the NHL.[24] When the NHL and WHA merged in 1979, the team was renamed as the Hartford Whalers, which they would play as from 1979–80 to 1996–97.[48] The team has played as the Carolina Hurricanes since their relocation to North Carolina prior to the 1997–98 season.[48]
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