List of NHL franchise post-season droughts

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For an explanation of the NHL season and post-season, see Season structure of the NHL.

These are lists of active and all-time National Hockey League (NHL) franchise post-season appearance, post-season series win, Stanley Cup Final and Stanley Cup droughts up to and including the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs. Those teams which have never made it in franchise history are listed by the season that they entered the league, either as a new franchise or when they merged into the NHL from the defunct WHA league.

Note: These lists do not include the cancelled 2004–05 NHL season.

Among the current 30 NHL teams, 12 have never won the Stanley Cup, including one (the St. Louis Blues) that is among the five oldest expansion teams. Additionally, one of the Original Six franchises – the Toronto Maple Leafs – has a Stanley Cup drought that includes the entire expansion era (46 seasons and counting). Of the six franchises that have never been to the Stanley Cup Final, the oldest is the Arizona Coyotes (previously the Winnipeg Jets) (34 seasons), while the Maple Leafs and the Blues have even longer droughts (46 and 43 seasons, respectively). The longest Stanley Cup championship drought in history was that of the New York Rangers, broken in 1994 after 53 seasons. The second-longest was that of the Chicago Blackhawks, broken in 2010 after 47 seasons. The end of that drought was the first of three consecutive years in which in which one of the eleven longest such droughts was broken.

There are only two franchises that have never won a post-season playoff series (the Atlanta Thrashers/Winnipeg Jets and the Columbus Blue Jackets), though the oldest is just 14 seasons old; two other franchises (New York Islanders and Florida Panthers) have longer win droughts (20 and 17 seasons respectively). The Panthers had not appeared in the playoffs at all for 10 seasons, the longest such streak in NHL history which ended in 2012.

Longest active droughts[edit]

Post-season appearance droughts[edit]

A post-season appearance drought is continued by not making the NHL playoffs after the regular season. Since the first round of the playoffs consists of 8 series (16 teams) and there are 30 teams in the NHL, there will always be 14 teams that did not make the most recent playoffs on this list.

The other 16 teams – Anaheim Ducks, Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota Wild, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, San Jose Sharks, St. Louis Blues, and Tampa Bay Lightning – all made the post-season for the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs.

Team Last appearance in post-season Post-season drought
Edmonton Oilers 2005–06 8 seasons
Winnipeg Jets 2006–07 7 seasons1
Calgary Flames 2008–09 5 seasons
Carolina Hurricanes 2008–09 5 seasons
Buffalo Sabres 2010–11 3 seasons
Arizona Coyotes2 2011–12 2 seasons
Florida Panthers 2011–12 2 seasons
Nashville Predators 2011–12 2 seasons
New Jersey Devils 2011–12 2 seasons
New York Islanders 2012–13 1 season
Ottawa Senators 2012–13 1 season
Toronto Maple Leafs 2012–13 1 season
Vancouver Canucks 2012–13 1 season
Washington Capitals 2012–13 1 season
1 includes 4 seasons for Atlanta Thrashers (2007–08 through to 2010–11) + 3 seasons for Winnipeg Jets (2011–12 through to 2013–14)
2 the Arizona Coyotes last qualified for the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 2012 as the Phoenix Coyotes

Post-season series win droughts[edit]

A post-season series win drought is continued either by not making the playoffs in a season or by making the playoffs in a season but subsequently losing the first round series. Since the first round of the NHL playoffs consist of 8 series (16 teams), there will always be 22 teams in this list – the 14 teams that do not make the post-season plus the 8 teams that lose their first round series.

The other 8 teams – the Anaheim Ducks, Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota Wild, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, and Pittsburgh Penguins – all won a post-season series in the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs.

Team Last post-season
series win
Subsequent post-season
series losses
Post-season
series win drought
New York Islanders 1992–93 6 : 1993–94, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2006–07, 2012–13 20 seasons
Florida Panthers 1995–96 3 : 1996–97, 1999–2000, 2011–12 17 seasons
Winnipeg Jets never (inception of franchise in 1999–2000) 1 : 2006–07 14 seasons1
Columbus Blue Jackets never (inception of franchise in 2000–01) 2 : 2008–09, 2013–14 13 seasons
Calgary Flames 2003–04 4 : 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09 09 seasons
Toronto Maple Leafs 2003–04 1 : 2012–13 09 seasons
Edmonton Oilers 2005–06 08 seasons
Buffalo Sabres 2006–07 2 : 2009–10, 2010–11 07 seasons
Colorado Avalanche 2007–08 2 : 2009–10, 2013–14 06 seasons
Dallas Stars 2007–08 1 : 2013–14 06 seasons
Carolina Hurricanes 2008–09 05 seasons
Tampa Bay Lightning 2010–11 1 : 2013–14 03 seasons
Vancouver Canucks 2010–11 2 : 2011–12, 2012–13 03 seasons
Arizona Coyotes2 2011–12 02 seasons
Nashville Predators 2011–12 02 seasons
New Jersey Devils 2011–12 02 seasons
Philadelphia Flyers 2011–12 1 : 2013–14 02 seasons
St. Louis Blues 2011–12 2 : 2012–13, 2013–14 02 seasons
Washington Capitals 2011–12 1 : 2012–13 02 seasons
Detroit Red Wings 2012–13 1 : 2013–14 01 season
Ottawa Senators 2012–13 01 season
San Jose Sharks 2012–13 1 : 2013–14 01 season
1 includes 11 seasons for Atlanta Thrashers (1999–2000 through to 2010–11) + 3 seasons for Winnipeg Jets (2011–12 through to 2013–14)
2 the Arizona Coyotes last won a post-season series in 2012 as the Phoenix Coyotes

Stanley Cup Final droughts[edit]

This is a list of the team and the number of seasons since they have reached the Stanley Cup Final. This list does not include the two teams that made the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals, the Los Angeles Kings and the New York Rangers.

Team Last appearance
in Stanley Cup Final
Stanley Cup
Final drought
Toronto Maple Leafs 1966–67 46 seasons
St. Louis Blues 1969–70 43 seasons
Arizona Coyotes never (franchise entered the NHL in 1979–80) 34 seasons1
New York Islanders 1983–84 29 seasons
San Jose Sharks never (inception of franchise in 1991–92) 22 seasons
Montreal Canadiens 1992–93 20 seasons
Florida Panthers 1995–96 17 seasons
Nashville Predators never (inception of franchise in 1998–99) 15 seasons
Washington Capitals 1997–98 15 seasons
Buffalo Sabres 1998–99 14 seasons
Winnipeg Jets never (inception of franchise in 1999–2000) 14 seasons2
Columbus Blue Jackets never (inception of franchise in 2000–01) 13 seasons
Dallas Stars 1999–2000 13 seasons
Minnesota Wild never (inception of franchise in 2000–01) 13 seasons
Colorado Avalanche 2000–01 12 seasons
Calgary Flames 2003–04 09 seasons
Tampa Bay Lightning 2003–04 09 seasons
Carolina Hurricanes 2005–06 08 seasons
Edmonton Oilers 2005–06 08 seasons
Anaheim Ducks 2006–07 07 seasons
Ottawa Senators 2006–07 07 seasons
Detroit Red Wings 2008–09 05 seasons
Pittsburgh Penguins 2008–09 05 seasons
Philadelphia Flyers 2009–10 04 seasons
Vancouver Canucks 2010–11 03 seasons
New Jersey Devils 2011–12 02 seasons
Boston Bruins 2012–13 01 season
Chicago Blackhawks 2012–13 01 season
1 includes 17 seasons for Winnipeg Jets (1979–80 through to 1995–96) + 17 seasons for Phoenix Coyotes (1996–97 through to 2013–14)
2 includes 11 seasons for Atlanta Thrashers (1999–2000 through to 2010–11) + 3 seasons for Winnipeg Jets (2011–12 through to 2013–14)

Stanley Cup droughts[edit]

This is a list of the teams and the number of seasons since they have won the Stanley Cup. This list does not include the 2014 Stanley Cup champion, the Los Angeles Kings.

Team Last Stanley Cup Subsequent Stanley Cup
Final losses
Stanley Cup
drought
Toronto Maple Leafs 1966–67 46 seasons
St. Louis Blues never (inception of franchise in 1967–68) 3 : 1967–68, 1968–69, 1969–70 46 seasons
Buffalo Sabres never (inception of franchise in 1970–71) 2 : 1974–75, 1998–99 43 seasons
Vancouver Canucks never (inception of franchise in 1970–71) 3 : 1981–82, 1993–94, 2010–11 43 seasons
Washington Capitals never (inception of franchise in 1974–75) 1 : 1997–98 39 seasons
Philadelphia Flyers 1974–75 6 : 1975–76, 1979–80, 1984–85, 1986–87, 1996–97, 2009–10 38 seasons
Arizona Coyotes never (franchise entered the NHL in 1979–80) 34 seasons1
New York Islanders 1982–83 1 : 1983–84 30 seasons
Calgary Flames 1988–89 1 : 2003–04 24 seasons
Edmonton Oilers 1989–90 1 : 2005–06 23 seasons
San Jose Sharks never (inception of franchise in 1991–92) 22 seasons
Ottawa Senators never (inception of franchise in 1992–93) 1 : 2006–07 21 seasons
Florida Panthers never (inception of franchise in 1993–94) 1 : 1995–96 20 seasons
Montreal Canadiens 1992–93 20 seasons
New York Rangers 1993–94 1 : 2013–14 19 seasons
Nashville Predators never (inception of franchise in 1998–99) 15 seasons
Dallas Stars 1998–99 1 : 1999–2000 14 seasons
Winnipeg Jets never (inception of franchise in 1999–2000) 14 seasons2
Columbus Blue Jackets never (inception of franchise in 2000–01) 13 seasons
Minnesota Wild never (inception of franchise in 2000–01) 13 seasons
Colorado Avalanche 2000–01 12 seasons
New Jersey Devils 2002–03 1 : 2011–12 010 seasons
Tampa Bay Lightning 2003–04 09 seasons
Carolina Hurricanes 2005–06 08 seasons
Anaheim Ducks 2006–07 07 seasons
Detroit Red Wings 2007–08 1 : 2008–09 06 seasons
Pittsburgh Penguins 2008–09 05 seasons
Boston Bruins 2010–11 1 : 2012–13 03 seasons
Chicago Blackhawks 2012-13 01 season
1 includes 17 seasons for Winnipeg Jets (1979–80 through to 1995–96) + 17 seasons for Phoenix Coyotes (1996–97 through to 2013–14)
2 includes 11 seasons for Atlanta Thrashers (1999–2000 through to 2010–11) + 3 seasons for Winnipeg Jets (2011–12 through to 2013–14)

Closest approaches without winning[edit]

Team Conference Quarter-Final Appearances1 Conference Semi-Final Appearances2 Conference Final Appearances3 Stanley Cup Final Appearances Fewest Wins Short of Stanley Cup
Vancouver Canucks 25 11 3 3 01 win short : 1993–94a, 2010–11b
Buffalo Sabres 27 15 6 2 02 wins short : 1974–75, 1998–99
Ottawa Senators 14 6 2 1 03 wins short : 2006–07
St. Louis Blues 31 22 6 3 04 wins short : 1967–68, 1968–69, 1969–70
Florida Panthers 4 1 1 1 04 wins short : 1995–96
Washington Capitals 24 10 2 1 04 wins short : 1997–98
San Jose Sharks 17 11 3 06 wins short : 2003–04
Arizona Coyotes4 19 3 1 07 wins short : 2011–12
Minnesota Wild 4 2 1 08 wins short : 2002–03
Nashville Predators 7 2 10 wins short : 2010–11
Columbus Blue Jackets 2 14 wins short : 2013–14
Winnipeg Jets5 1 16 wins short : 2006–07
1 includes Preliminary Rounds from 1974–75 through to 1980–81 and Division Semi-Finals from 1981–82 through to 1993–94
2 includes Quarter-Finals from 1967–68 through to 1980–81 and Division Finals from 1981–82 through to 1993–94
3 includes Semi-Finals up to and including 1980–81
4 includes 17 seasons for Winnipeg Jets (1979–80 through to 1995–96) + 17 seasons for Phoenix Coyotes (1996–97 through to 2013–14).
5 includes 11 seasons for Atlanta Thrashers (1999–2000 through to 2010–11) + 3 seasons for Winnipeg Jets (2011–12 through to 2013–14).

a In game 7 of 1994 Stanley Cup Finals opponent opened the scoring at 11:02 of the 1st period and never relinquished the lead, game-winning goal scored at 13:29 of the 2nd period.
b Canucks had 3-2 series lead in 2011 Stanley Cup Finals. In game 6, opponent opened the scoring at 05:31 of the 1st period and never relinquished the lead, game-winning goal scored at 08:35 of the 1st period. In game 7, opponent opened the scoring with the game-winning goal at 14:37 of the 1st period and went on to win 4-0

Longest all-time droughts[edit]

Post-season appearance droughts[edit]

  Active franchise streak is highlighted
Team Previous post-season appearance Next post-season appearance Post-season drought
Florida Panthers 1999–2000 2011–12 10 seasons
California Golden Seals/Cleveland Barons/Minnesota North Stars1 1969–70 1979–80 09 seasons2
Colorado Rockies/New Jersey Devils 1977–78 1987–88 09 seasons3
Boston Bruins 1958–59 1967–68 08 seasons
Washington Capitals never (inception of franchise in 1974–75) 1982–83 08 seasons
Edmonton Oilers 2005–06 08 seasons
Detroit Red Wings 1969–70 1977–78 07 seasons
New York Islanders 1993–94 2001–02 07 seasons
Calgary Flames 1995–96 2003–04 07 seasons
New York Rangers 1996–97 2005–06 07 seasons
Columbus Blue Jackets never (inception of franchise in 2000–01) 2008–09 07 seasons
Toronto Maple Leafs 2003–04 2012–13 07 seasons
Atlanta Thrashers/Winnipeg Jets 2006–07 07 seasons4
New York Americans5 1928–29 1935–36 06 seasons
Chicago Black Hawks 1945–46 1952–53 06 seasons
Pittsburgh Penguins 1981–82 1988–89 06 seasons
Hartford Whalers/Carolina Hurricanes 1991–92 1998–99 06 seasons6
Tampa Bay Lightning 1995–96 2002–03 06 seasons
Atlanta Thrashers7 never (inception of franchise in 1999–2000) 2006–07 06 seasons
Los Angeles Kings 2001–02 2009–10 06 seasons
Phoenix Coyotes8 2001–02 2009–10 06 seasons
1 franchise is now the Dallas Stars, relocated in 1993
2 includes 6 seasons for California Golden Seals (1970–71 through to 1975–76) + 2 seasons for Cleveland Barons (1976–77, 1977–78) + 1 season for Minnesota North Stars (1978–79)
3 includes 4 seasons for Colorado Rockies (1978–79 through to 1981–82) + 5 seasons for New Jersey Devils (1982–83 through to 1986–87)
4 includes 4 seasons for Atlanta Thrashers (2007–08 through to 2010–11) + 3 seasons for Winnipeg Jets (2011–12 through to 2013–14)
5 franchise is no longer active, officially ceased operations in 1946
6 includes 5 seasons for Hartford Whalers (1992–93 through to 1996–97) + 1 season for Carolina Hurricanes (1997–98)
7 franchise is now the Winnipeg Jets, relocated in 2011
8 franchise is now the Arizona Coyotes, renamed in 2014

Post-season series win droughts[edit]

  Active franchise streak is highlighted
Team Previous post-season
series win
Intervening post-season
series losses
Next post-season
series win
Post-season
series win drought
Winnipeg Jets/Phoenix Coyotes1 1986–87 12 : 1987–88, 1989–90, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2001–02, 2009–10, 2010–11 2011–12 23 seasons2
New York Rangers 1949–50 08 : 1955–56, 1956–57, 1957–58, 1961–62, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1968–69, 1969–70 1970–71 20 seasons
New York Islanders 1992–93 06 : 1993–94, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2006–07, 2012–13 20 seasons
Florida Panthers 1995–96 03 : 1996–97, 1999–2000, 2011–12 17 seasons
Chicago Black Hawks 1943–44 04 : 1945–46, 1952–53, 1958–59, 1959–60 1960–61 16 seasons
Hartford Whalers/Carolina Hurricanes 1985–86 08 : 1986–87, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1998–99, 2000–01 2001–02 15 seasons3
Calgary Flames 1988–89 06 : 1989–90, 1990–91, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96 2003–04 14 seasons
Atlanta Thrashers/Winnipeg Jets never (inception of franchise in 1999–2000) 01 : 2006–07 14 seasons4
Kansas City Scouts/Colorado Rockies/New Jersey Devils never (inception of franchise in 1974–75) 01 : 1977–78 1987–88 13 seasons5
Columbus Blue Jackets never (inception of franchise in 2000–01) 02 : 2008–09, 2013–14 13 seasons
Montreal Canadiens 1930–31 10 : 1931–32, 1932–33, 1933–34, 1934–35, 1936–37, 1937–38, 1938–39, 1940–41, 1941–42, 1942–43 1943–44 12 seasons
California Golden Seals/Cleveland Barons/Minnesota North Stars6 never (inception of franchise in 1967–68) 02 : 1968–69, 1969–70 1979–80 12 seasons7
Detroit Red Wings 1965–66 01 : 1969–70 1977–78 11 seasons
Vancouver Canucks never (inception of franchise in 1970–71) 05 : 1974–75, 1975–76, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1980–81 1981–82 11 seasons
Chicago Blackhawks 1995–96 02 : 1996–97, 2001–02 2008–09 11 seasons
Nashville Predators never (inception of franchise in 1998–99) 05 : 2003–04, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2009–10 2010–11 11 seasons
New York Americans8 never (inception of franchise in 1925–26) 01 : 1928–29 1935–36 10 seasons
Boston Bruins 1957–58 02 : 1958–59, 1967–68 1968–69 10 seasons
Tampa Bay Lightning never (inception of franchise in 1992–93) 01 : 1995–96 2002–03 10 seasons
1 franchise is now the Arizona Coyotes, renamed in 2014
2 includes 9 seasons of the Winnipeg Jets (1987–88 through to 1995–96) + 14 seasons of the Phoenix Coyotes (1996–97 through to 2010–11)
3 includes 11 seasons of the Hartford Whalers (1986–87 through to 1996–97) + 4 season of the Carolina Hurricanes (1997–98) through to 2000–01)
4 includes 11 seasons for Atlanta Thrashers (1999–2000 through to 2010–11) + 3 seasons for Winnipeg Jets (2011–12 through to 2013–14)
5 includes 2 seasons of the Kansas City Scouts (1974–75, 1975–76) + 6 seasons for Colorado Rockies (1976–77 through to 1981–82) + 5 seasons of the New Jersey Devils (1982–83 through to 1986–87)
6 franchise is now the Dallas Stars, relocated in 1993
7 includes 9 seasons of the California Seals, Oakland Seals, California Golden Seals (1967–68 through to 1975–76) + 2 seasons of the Cleveland Barons (1976–77, 1977–78) + 1 season of the Minnesota North Stars (1978–79)
8 franchise is no longer active, officially ceased operations in 1946

Stanley Cup Final droughts[edit]

  Active franchise streak is highlighted
Team Previous Stanley Cup Final Next Stanley Cup Final Stanley Cup Final drought
Toronto Maple Leafs 1966–67 46 seasons
St. Louis Blues 1969–70 43 seasons
Winnipeg Jets/Phoenix/Arizona Coyotes never (franchise entered the NHL in 1979–80) 34 seasons1
New York Islanders 1983–84 29 seasons
Detroit Red Wings 1965–66 1994–95 28 seasons
Los Angeles Kings never (inception of franchise in 1967–68) 1992–93 25 seasons
Buffalo Sabres 1974–75 1998–99 23 seasons
Pittsburgh Penguins never (inception of franchise in 1967–68) 1990–91 23 seasons
Washington Capitals never (inception of franchise in 1974–75) 1997–98 23 seasons
Hartford Whalers/Carolina Hurricanes never (franchise entered the NHL in 1979–80) 2001–02 22 seasons2
San Jose Sharks never (inception of franchise in 1991–92) 22 seasons
New York Rangers 1949–50 1971–72 21 seasons
Kansas City Scouts/Colorado Rockies/New Jersey Devils never (inception of franchise in 1974–75) 1994–95 20 seasons3
Montreal Canadiens 1992–93 20 seasons
1 includes 17 seasons for Winnipeg Jets (1979–80 through to 1995–96) + 17 seasons for Phoenix Coyotes (1996–97 through to 2013–14)
2 includes 18 seasons for Hartford Whalers (1979–80 through to 1996–97) + 4 seasons for Carolina Hurricanes (1997–98 through to 2000–01)
3 includes 2 seasons for Kansas City Scouts (1974–75, 1975–76) + 6 seasons for Colorado Rockies (1976–77 through to 1981–82) + 12 seasons for New Jersey Devils (1982–83 through to 1993–94)

Stanley Cup droughts[edit]

  Active franchise streak is highlighted
Team Previous Stanley Cup Intervening Stanley Cup
Final losses
Next Stanley Cup Stanley Cup drought
New York Rangers 1939–40 3 : 1949–50, 1971–72, 1978–79 1993–94 53 seasons1
Chicago Black Hawks2 1960–61 5 : 1961–62, 1964–65, 1970–71, 1972–73, 1991–92 2009–10 47 seasons
Toronto Maple Leafs 1966–67 46 seasons
St. Louis Blues never (inception of franchise in 1967–68) 3 : 1967–68, 1968–69, 1969–70 46 seasons
Los Angeles Kings never (inception of franchise in 1967–68) 1 : 1992–93 2011–12 43 seasons
Buffalo Sabres never (inception of franchise in 1970–71) 2 : 1974–75, 1998–99 43 seasons
Vancouver Canucks never (inception of franchise in 1970–71) 3 : 1981–82, 1993–94, 2010–11 43 seasons
Detroit Red Wings 1954–55 6 : 1955–56, 1960–61, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1965–66, 1994–95 1996–97 41 seasons
Washington Capitals never (inception of franchise in 1974–75) 1 : 1997–98 39 seasons
Philadelphia Flyers 1974–75 6 : 1975–76, 1979–80, 1984–85, 1986–87, 1996–97, 2009–10 38 seasons
Boston Bruins 1971–72 5 : 1973–74, 1976–77, 1977–78, 1987–88, 1989–90 2010–11 37 seasons
Winnipeg Jets/Phoenix/Arizona Coyotes never3 (franchise entered the NHL in 1979–80) 34 seasons4
Minnesota North Stars/Dallas Stars never (inception of franchise in 1967–68) 2 : 1980–81, 1990–91 1998–99 31 seasons5
New York Islanders 1982–83 1 : 1983–84 30 seasons
1 it is common to refer to the duration of the New York Rangers' record Stanley Cup drought as 54 "years" as the length of time between Stanley Cup wins (1940 to 1994) as it is easily calculated and understood. However, in the measuring of post-season consecutive streaks and droughts the use of "seasons" is more appropriate.
2 the name of the team was Black Hawks for a majority of the drought (25 of the 47 seasons) before being renamed to Blackhawks in 1986.
3 the Winnipeg Jets were the defending Avco World Trophy champions of the WHA when the franchise entered the NHL for the 1979–80 NHL season.
4 includes 17 seasons for Winnipeg Jets (1979–80 through to 1995–96) + 17 seasons for Phoenix Coyotes (1996–97 through to 2013–14).
5 includes 26 seasons for Minnesota North Stars (1967–68 through to 1992–93) + 5 seasons for Dallas Stars (1993–94 through to 1997–98).

Cities/regions awaiting first Stanley Cup[edit]

This list only includes cities/regions currently hosting an NHL franchise.

City/Region Seasons waiting Stanley Cup
Final appearances
Current NHL team
St. Louis 471 1967–682, 1968–692, 1969–702 St. Louis Blues
Buffalo 430 1974–75, 1998–99 Buffalo Sabres
Minneapolis–Saint Paul 393 1980–814, 1990–914 Minnesota Wild
Washington, D.C. 390 1997–98 Washington Capitals
San Francisco Bay Area 315 never San Jose Sharks
South Florida 200 1995–96 Florida Panthers
Phoenix 170 never Arizona Coyotes
Nashville 150 never Nashville Predators
Columbus 130 never Columbus Blue Jackets
1 includes 1 season of the St. Louis Eagles (1934–35) + 46 seasons of the St. Louis Blues (1967–68 through to 2013–14).
2 all three Stanley Cup Final appearances by the St. Louis Blues.
3 includes 26 seasons of the Minnesota North Stars (1967–68 through to 1992–93) + 13 seasons of the Minnesota Wild (2000–01 through to 2013–14).
4 both Stanley Cup Final appearances by the Minnesota North Stars.
5 includes 9 seasons of the California Seals, Oakland Seals, California Golden Seals franchise (1967–68 through to 1975–76) + 22 seasons of the San Jose Sharks (1991–92 through to 2013–14).

See also[edit]