Historical NHL over-the-air television broadcasters

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This article will deal with a list of historical National Hockey League over-the-air television broadcasters.

Note: The teams listed in italics are teams that have since relocated or disbanded.

Local[edit]

Team Stations Years
Arizona Coyotes KAZT 7 (Ind) 20062008
Anaheim Ducks KCAL 9 (Ind)
KDOC 56 (Ind)
19932002
2006–present
Atlanta Flames WTCG 17 (Ind; later WPCH) 1977–1978
Atlanta Thrashers WUPA 69 (UPN)
WPXA 14 (I)
19992005
20052007
Boston Bruins WNAC-TV 7 (CBS; later WHDH)
WBZ-TV 4 (NBC)2
WMUR-TV 9 (ABC; Manchester, NH)
WHDH-TV 5 (CBS)
WKBG 56 (Ind; later WLVI)
WSBK 38 (Ind/UPN)
19481949
19491955
19631964
19641966
1966–1967
19672002
Buffalo Sabres WKBW 7 (ABC)
WGR 2 (NBC; later WGRZ)
WNYB 26 (Ind)
WUTV 29 (Fox)
19721977
19771987
19871990
19901994
Calgary Flames CICT 2
CKAL 5
1992–1993
2008–present
California Golden Seals KTVU 2 (Ind)
KFTY 50 (Ind; later KEMO)
KBHK 44 (Ind; later KBCW)
19671971
1972–1973
1975–1976
Carolina Hurricanes WRAL 5 (CBS) and WRAZ 50 (WB/Fox) 1997–1998; 19992004
Chicago Blackhawks WGN 9 (Ind/CW)
WFLD 32 (Ind)3
WSNS 44 (Ind)
19601975; 2008–present
19751977
19781980
Cleveland Barons WUAB 43 (Ind) 19761978
Colorado Rockies KWGN-TV 2 (Ind) 19761982
Colorado Avalanche KTVD 20 (UPN)
KPXC 59 (Pax)
19952002
2002–2003
Dallas Stars KTVT 11 (Ind) and KTXH 20 (Ind; Houston)
KTXA 21 (Ind/UPN)
KDFI 27 (Ind)3
1993–1994
19941999
2000
Detroit Red Wings WKBD 50 (Ind/Fox/UPN)
WJBK 2 (Fox)
19652003
20032007
Edmonton Oilers CFRN 3
CKEM 51
1992–1993
19972004, 2008–present
Florida Panthers WBFS-TV 33 (Ind/UPN) 19931998
Hartford Whalers WKBG-TV 56 (Ind; later WLVI Boston; the Whalers were initially in the World Hockey Association and based in Boston)
Connecticut Public Television (PBS)
WFSB-TV 3 (CBS)
WWLP 22 (NBC)
WVIT 30 (NBC)4
WHCT-TV 18 (Ind; later WUVN)
WTXX 20 (Ind; later WCCT)
WTNH 8 (ABC)
WTUV/WBNE 59 (WB; later WCTX)
19721974
1975–1976
19751979
19781980
19791986
19861990
1990–1991
1994–1995
19951997
Kansas City Scouts KMBA 41 (Ind; later KSHB) 19741976
Los Angeles Kings KTLA 5 (Ind)
KCAL 9 (Ind; formerly KHJ)
19671977; 19911993
19771987
Minnesota North Stars WTCN 11 (Ind; later KARE)
KMSP 9 (Ind)
KITN 29 (Ind; later WFTC)
KXLI 41 (Ind; later KPXM)
KLGT 23 (Ind; later WUCW)
19671979
19791984; 19881992
19841987
1987–1988
1992–1993
Minnesota Wild KMSP 9 (UPN/Fox)
KSTC 45 (Ind)
20002004
20052011
Montreal Canadiens CFTM 10
CFJP 35
CJNT 62
19601970, 19801994
19942002
2014–present
New Jersey Devils WOR 9 (Ind; later WWOR) 19821984
New York Rangers W2XBS (NBC; later WNBC)4
WNBT 4 (NBC; later WNBC)4
WCBW 2 (CBS; later WCBS)2
WPIX 11 (Ind/CW)
WOR 9 (Ind; later WWOR)
WBIS 31 (Ind; later WPXN)
1940–1941
1941–1942; 1945–1946
19461948
1948–1949; 19501958; 2008–present
19651989
1996–1997
New York Islanders WOR 9 (Ind; later WWOR) 19721986
Ottawa Senators CHRO 5 19922008
Philadelphia Flyers WKBS 48 (Ind)
WTAF/WTXF 29 (Ind)3
WPVI 6 (ABC)1
WGBS 57 (Ind/UPN/CW; later WPSG)
WPHL 17 (Ind/WB)
19671983
19731985
19831986
19851991; 19982009
19911998
Pittsburgh Penguins WTAE-TV 4 (ABC)
WPGH 53 (Ind/Fox)
WIIC 11 (NBC; later WPXI)
KDKA 2 (CBS)2
WPTT 22 (WB/MNTV; later WPNT)
WPCW 19 (CW)
1968–1969
1970–1971; 19761990; 2005–present
19711977
19901997
2005–present
2006–2007
Quebec Nordiques CFAP 2 19881994
San Jose Sharks KGO 7 (ABC)1
KICU 36 (Ind)
19911994
19951999
St. Louis Blues KPLR 11 (Ind/WB/CW)
KDNL 30 (Ind)
19671976; 19811983; 19862009
19761981; 19831986
Tampa Bay Lightning WTOG 44 (Ind/UPN/CW)
WTTA 38 (Ind/WB)
WXPX 66 (Ion)
WTLV 12 (NBC; Jacksonville)
19921996; 20082014
19962001
2007–2008
Toronto Maple Leafs CFTO 9
CHCH 11
CIII 41
CITY 57
January 19601977
19771988
19881999
2014–present
Vancouver Canucks BCTV 8 (CHAN)
CIVT 32
CKVU 10
19701986; 19871998
19982001
2009–present
Washington Capitals WDCA 20 (Ind) and WMAR 2 (CBS; Baltimore)
WDCA 20 (Ind)
WDCW 50 (WB)
1977–1978
1992–1993
1995–1996; 2005–2006
Winnipeg Jets CKY 7
CKND 9
unknown
?-1995–1996

See also[edit]

1ABC owned television station.

2CBS owned television station.

3Fox owned television station.

4NBC owned television station.

National[edit]

American[edit]

Network Years
CBS 1956-1960 (regular season games only)
1967-1972 (playoffs only in 1967)
1976 (Two weekend games of the Super Series only)
1979 (Game 2 of the Challenge Cup only)
1980 (Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals only)
NBC 1966 (playoffs only)
1972-1975
1990-1994 (All-Star Game only)
2005-present
RKO General 1966 (Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals only)
1967 (regular season games only)
NHL Network 1975-1979
ABC 1992-1994 (the last three weeks of the regular season and first three weeks of the playoffs only)
1999-2004
Fox 1994-1999

Canadian[edit]

Network Years
CBC 1952-present
SRC 1952-2004
CTV 1972 (Stanley Cup Finals only)
1984-1986
Global/Canwest 1987-1988 (playoffs only for both seasons)
City 2014-present
TVA 2014-present

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