National Hockey League (NHL), association of expert ice hockey groups in North America, shaped in 1917 by five Canadian groups, to which the first U.S. group, the Boston Bruins, was included 1924. The NHL turned into the most grounded league in North America and in 1926 took perpetual ownership of the Stanley Cup, a trophy speaking to world matchless quality in ice hockey. Central command are in New York City. 


League enrollment rose to 10, at that point dropped, and held unfaltering at six from 1942 to 1967. (Those groups—the Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, and Toronto Maple Leafs—are alluded to as the "First Six," and that time has been praised by the hockey press and fans for ages.) After different times of development and revamping, the NHL currently comprises of 31 groups in two meetings and four divisions.