The Kansas City Scouts was a professional ice hockey team based in Kansas City, Missouri. The team was a member of the Smythe Division of the Campbell Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Scouts joined the NHL in 1974, along with the Washington Capitals. The Scouts played at Kemper Arena. Poor attendance, financial mismanagement, and the team's poor play led the franchise to move to Denver, Colorado in 1976, where it was rechristened the Colorado Rockies. The team would later move to New Jersey, where it found success as the New Jersey Devils, and the team remains there to this day.
The team would finish at the bottom of the Smythe Division for two years, missing the playoffs both times. In fact, the only team to fare worse than the Scouts in the two seasons were its expansion brethren, the Capitals, who set an NHL record by winning only 8 games in the 1974–75 season.
Table key[edit | edit source]
|Won the Stanley Cup|
|Final position in division or league standings|
|Goals against (goals scored by the Scouts' opponents)|
|Goals for (goals scored by the Scouts)|
|Number of games played|
|Number of losses|
|Number of losses in overtime (since the 1999–00 season)|
|Number of points|
|Number of ties|
|Two-game total goals series|
|Number of wins|
Year by year[edit | edit source]
|Stanley Cup champions †||Conference champions *||Division champions ^||Led league in points ¤|
|NHL season||Scouts season||Conference||Division||Regular season||Postseason|
|1974–75||1974–75||Campbell||Smythe||5th||80||15||54||11||–||41||184||328||–||–||–||–||–||–||Did not qualify|
|1975–76||1975–76||Campbell||Smythe||5th||80||12||56||12||–||36||190||351||–||–||–||–||–||–||Did not qualify|
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Standings for the Kansas City Scouts. The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on 2010-02-17.
- Kansas City Scouts (1974-1976). Sports Ecyclopedia. Retrieved on 2010-02-17.
- Washington Capitals (1974-Present). Sports Ecyclopedia. Retrieved on 2010-02-17.
- 1974-75 National Hockey League standings. The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on 2010-02-17.
- 1975-76 National Hockey League standings. The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on 2010-02-17.