1967 NHL Expansion
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The National Hockey League (NHL) went through an expansion for the 1967–68 NHL season, adding six new franchises and doubling the size of the league. This marked the first change in the composition of the league since 1942.
The expansion process began in March 1965, when NHL President Clarence Campbell announced that the league proposed to expand its operations through the formation of a second six-team division.
Six franchises were added:
- California Seals (renamed Oakland Seals and later California Golden Seals; relocated to Cleveland as Cleveland Barons in 1976; ceased operations in 1978 with merger into Minnesota North Stars)
- Los Angeles Kings
- Minnesota North Stars (merged with Cleveland Barons in 1978; relocated to Dallas as Dallas Stars in 1993)
- Philadelphia Flyers
- Pittsburgh Penguins
- St. Louis Blues