Check out the latest news and stories on the NHL, which is a professional hockey league in North America. The NHL was established in 1917 in Montreal, Canada. Get news and details about the founding of the NHL and its predecessor, the National Hockey Association (NHA). Today, the NHL is headquartered in New York and consists of 31 teams from the US and Canada. Don’t miss the news and updates on NHL games, standings, teams like the Vegas Golden Knights and the Washington Capitals, as well as players like Alexander Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby.