Hockey Central
Minor Pro Franchises, 1926-27 to 1950-51
Team League First and Last Seasons NHL Affliation
Boston Tigers Can-AM 26-27 - 35-36 Boston
Bronx Tigers Can-AM 31-32 Americans/Rangers
Buffalo Bisons IHL 28-29 - 35-36  
AHL 40-41 - 69-70 Candiens/Rangers/Chicago
Buffalo Majors AHA 30-31 - 31-32  
Calgary Tigers Prairie 26-27  
WCHL 32-33  
NWHL 33-34 - 35-36  
Chicago Cardinals AHA 26-27  
Chicago Shamrocks AHA 30-31 - 32-33  
Cincinnati Mohawks AHL 49-50 - 51-52 Canadiens/Rangers
Cleveland Indians IHL 29-30 - 33-34  
Cleveland Falcons IHL 34-35 - 35-36  
Cleveland Barons AHL 36-37 - 71-72 Rangers/Canadiens/Minnesota
Coral Gables Seminoles Tropical 38-39  
Dallas Texans AHA 41-42  
USHL 45-46 - 48-49 Canadiens
Denver Falcons USHL 50-51 Rangers
Detroit Greyhounds AHA 26-27  
Detroit Olympics Can-Pro/IHL 27-28 - 35-36 Detroit
Duluth Hornets AHA 26-27 - 32-33  
Edmonton Eskimos Prairie 26-27  
WCHL 32-33  
NWHL 33-34 - 35-36  
Eveleth Rangers CHL 34-35  
Fort Worth Rangers AHA 41-42  
USHL 45-46 - 48-49 Rangers
Fresno Falcons PCHL 48-49 - 49-50  
Galt Terriers Can-Pro 29-30  
OPHL 30-31  
Guelph Maple Leafs OPHL 30-31  
Hamilton Tigers Can-Pro/IHL 26-27 - 29-30  
Havana Tropicals Tropical 38-39  
Hershey Bears AHL 38-39 - present day "Original Six"/
Pittsburgh/Philadelphia
Hollywood Millionaires California 27-28 - 29-30  
Hollywood Stars California 31-32  
Houston Huskies USHL 46-47 - 48-49 Canadiens
Indianapolis Caps AHL 39-40 - 51-52 Detroit
Kansas City Pla-Mors AHA 27-28 - 31-32  
USHL 45-46 - 48-49 Chicago
Kansas City Greyhounds AHA 32-33 - 39-40  
Kansas City Americans AHA 40-41 - 41-42 Chicago
Kansas City Royals USHL 50-51 Rangers
Kitchener Millionaires Can-Pro 27-28  
Kitchener Flying Dutchmen Can-Pro 28-29 - 29-30  
Kitchener Silverwoods OPHL 30-31  
London Tecumsehs Can-Pro 26-27 - 35-36 Toronto/Chicago
Los Angeles Palais-de-Glace California 25-26  
Los Angeles Richfield Oil California 25-26 - 29-30  
Los Angeles Culver City California 25-26  
Los Angeles Globe Ice Cream California 26-27  
Los Angeles Wintergarden California 26-27  
Los Angeles Millionaires California 30-31  
Los Angeles Angels California 31-32  
Los Angeles Monarchs PCHL 48-49 - 49-50 Toronto
Louisville Blades USHL 49-50 Canadiens
Miami Clippers Tropical 38-39  
Miami Beach Pirates Tropical 38-39  
Milwaukee Seagulls USHL 50-51 Chiacgo
Minneapolis Millers AHA 26-27 - 30-31  
CHL 34-35  
AHA 36-37 - 41-42 Rangers
USHL 45-46 - 49-50 Rangers
Moose Jaw Maroons Prairie 26-27 - 27-28  
New Haven Eagles Cam-Am/AHL 26-27- 42-43 NY Americans/Canadiens
AHL 45-46  
New Haven Ramblers AHL 46-47 - 49-50 Rangers
Newark Bulldogs Can-Am 28-29  
New Westminster Royals PCHL 48-49 - 58-59 Toronto
Niagara Falls Cataracts Can-Pro 26-27 - 29-30  
OPHL 30-31  
Oakland Sheiks California 28-29 - 32-33  
Oakland Checkers California 30-31  
Oakland Clippers PCHA 36-37 - moved to Spokane during season
Oakland Oaks PCHL 48-49 - 49-50 Springfield (AHL)
Oklahoma City Warriors AHA 33-34 - 35-36  
Omaha Knights AHA 39-40 - 41-42 Detroit
USHL 45-46 - 50-51 Detroit
Oshawa Patricians OPHL 30-31  
Philadelphia Arrows Can-Am 27-28 - 34-35 Americans/Rangers
Philadelphia Ramblers IAHL 35-36 - 39-40 Rangers
Philadelphia Rockets AHL 40-41 - 48-49  
Philadelphia Yellow Jackets IHL 30-31 - 31-32  
Pittsburgh Shamrocks IHL 35-36  
Pittsburgh Hornets IAHL 36-37 - 55-56 Detroit/Toronto
Portland Buckaroos PCHL 28-29 - 30-31  
NWHL 33-34 - 35-36  
PCHL 36-37 - 40-41  
Portland Penguins PCHL 48-49 - 49-50  
Portland Eagles PCHL 50-51  
Providence Reds Can-Am/AHL 26-27 - 76-77 "Original Six"
Quebec Castors Can-Am 26-27 - 27-38  
Can-Am 32-33 - 34-35 Maroons
Seattle Olympics PCHL 40-41  
Seattle Ironmen PCHL 48-49 - 51-52  
Spokane Clippers PCHL 36-37 - 38-39  
Spokane Bombers PCHL 40-41  
Springfield Indians Cam-Am 26-27 - 32-33 Rangers
Can-Am/IAHL/AHL 35-36 - 41-42 Canadiens/Americans
AHL 46-47 - 50-51  
Stratford Nationals Can-Pro 26-27 - 27-28  
OPHL 30-31 Maroons
Syracuse Stars IHL 30-31 - 39-40 Toronto
Tacoma Tigers PCHL 30-31  
Tacoma Rockets PCHL 48-49 - 52-53 Rangers
Toronto Ravinas Can-Pro 27-28  
Toronto Millionaires Can-Pro/IHL 28-29 - 29-30  
Tulsa Oilers AHA 28-29 - 41-42  
USHL 45-46 - 50-51 Toronto/Boston
Vancouver Lions PCHL 28-29 - 30-31  
NWHL 33-34 - 35-36  
PCHL 36-37 - 40-41  
Vancouver Maroons WCHL 32-33 - Moved to Regina during season  
Vancouver Canucks PCHL/WHL 48-49 - 69-70 Rangers
Victoria Cubs PCHL 28-29 - 29-30  
Victoria Cougars PCHL/WHL 49-50 - 60-61 Canadiens/Boston
Washington Lions AHL 41-42 - 42-43 Canadiens
AHL 47-48 - 48-49  
Wichita Blue Jays AHA 32-33  
Wichita Vikings AHA 33-34 - folded after three games  
Wichita Skyhawks AHA 35-36 - 39-40  
Windsor Bulldogs Can-Pro/IHL 26-27 - 35-36 Maroons/Detroit
Winnipeg Maroons AHA 26-27 - 27-28 Chicago