How many states do not have an NHL team? After the Vegas purchase of the Rampage, I was curious how many other NHL teams owned their affiliated AHL team. I couldn't find a list anywhere online (probably just didn't search well enough), so decided to try and make my own list. The New York Islanders were one of several NHL teams that operated at a loss in 2019. is the official web site of the National Hockey League. The National Hockey League (Ligue nationale de hockey—LNH), often abbreviated to the NHL, is an unincorporated not-for-profit association which operates a major professional ice hockey league of 30 franchised member clubs, of which six are located in Canada and 24 in the United States. A: 17, plus Washington DC. Which states have more than one NHL team? Anyways I was surprised how many NHL teams now own their affiliates. 2. 1. The history of the National Hockey League begins with the end of its predecessor league, the National Hockey Association (NHA), in 1917. A: California, Florida, New York, and Pennsylvania. 5. A: California and New York, each with three NHL teams. 4. Their rivals, the New York Rangers, have the highest operating income in the league. A: 33. How many states have at least one NHL team? The NHL's problem is the widespread disparity in profits for its 30 teams. Click any of the NHL Teams on this list for the latest news and information on the club. We estimated that 18 teams lost money during the 2010-11 season in our annual look at the business of hockey . 3. ** Here is a list of our pages that feature player (and prospects) contract and salary cap information Which states have the most number of NHL teams? The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league based in the United States and Canada that serves as the primary developmental league for the National Hockey League (NHL).