The History of Professional Hockey in North America

By JVDW
In John van der Woude
Oct 8th, 2014
6 Comments

HistoryPoster-636Happy 2014-15 hockey season everyone!

To celebrate the opening of the new season, we’re releasing to the public something we’re extremely excited about and have worked hard to produce. Introducing…The History of Professional Hockey in North America (1901–2014).

Hockey-Timeline-Poster-FINAL-1It’s a giant infographic that chronicles the origin and evolution of every major professional hockey team to play in North America, from the first professional hockey league in 1901, to the formation of the NHL, to the present day

You can follow the fascinating histories of every team and league, including championships, from the Montreal Le National to the Montreal Canadiens, from the Pittsburgh Bankers to the Pittsburgh Penguins, from the IPHL to the WHA. Also included is a map of the location of every single major professional team in history and a graph of Stanley and Avco Cup winners.

It’s also available in two formats: on high-quality poster paper, or as a premium fine art print. For the fine art print, there’s only ever going to be 50 printed. Ever. So, once they’re sold out, they’re gone for good.

 

CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR COPY (HIGH-QUALITY POSTER)

 

CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR COPY (PREMIUM FINE ART PRINT)

 

Here’s some more detailed images of it…

 

Hockey-Timeline-Poster-FINAL-1

Follow every franchise, from inception to the present day. The timelines also show years a franchise won a championship or was a finalist.

 

Hockey-Timeline-Poster-FINAL-3See the location of every single major professional team to play in North America.

 

Hockey-Timeline-Poster-FINAL-2See the clusterfuck of a league that was the WHA, the only true competition the NHL has ever had since the 1920s.

 

Hockey-Timeline-Poster-FINAL-4See the history of professional hockey in North America through the multitude of regional leagues that existed in the 1900s, ’10s and ’20s.

 

We don’t gloat often, but we think it’s totally awesome. And we’re excited to share this with everyone and hope you like it as much as we do!

Visit the HbD Store to pick one up. At 45″ x 23″, it’s an impressive size and definitely something to show off. Remember, it’s available either on high-quality poster paper, or as a premium fine art print.

 

CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR COPY (HIGH-QUALITY POSTER)

 

CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR  COPY (PREMIUM FINE ART PRINT)

 

Let us know what you think of it in the comments below!

 

 

6 Responses to “The History of Professional Hockey in North America”

  1. […] This is neat: graphic designer and Canucks fan John van der Woude has made a giant infographic poster that shows the history of every single professional hockey team in North America, from the Kenora Thistles to the Galt Professionals. [Hockey By Design] […]

  2. John in Marpole says:

    Looks great but… that snippet above that shows the professional teams in Winnipeg doesn’t include the Manitoba Moose of the AHL in the list of teams connected to Winnipeg.

    • Admin says:

      It’s only major professional teams on the poster, not minor professional, so no AHL teams are included. Minor professional hockey is a different beast for a different poster.

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