The WHA Uniform Database


1972-73

• A new rival league, the World Hockey Association, begins play, siphoning talent from NHL rosters. Among NHL stars defecting to the new league are Gordie Howe, Bobby Hull, Bernie Parent, J.C. Tremblay and Johnnie McKenzie.

• In response to the WHA's startup, the NHL hastily adds two new teams -- the Atlanta Flames and the New York Islanders -- in an attempt to bar the WHA from newly constructed arenas in Long Island and the Georgia capital.

• The Montreal Canadiens beat the Chicago Black Hawks in six games to win their 18th Stanley Cup.


Atlanta Flames


Boston Bruins


Buffalo Sabres


California Golden Seals


Chicago Black Hawks


Detroit Red Wings


Los Angeles Kings


Minnesota North Stars


Montreal Canadiens


New York Islanders


New York Rangers


Philadelphia Flyers


Pittsburgh Penguins


St. Louis Blues


Toronto Maple Leafs


Vancouver Canucks


1973 All-Star Game
New York, NY