- The Montreal Canadiens have the most playoff appearances in NHL history with 85.
- The Vegas Golden Knights have the least appearances of all active teams with just 4.
Every season, the 32 teams in the National Hockey League compete to qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs, but which franchises have been the most successful?
The Montreal Canadiens hold the record for the most all-time playoff appearances with a total of 85, while the Vegas Golden Knights have the least appearances of all active teams with just 4.
NHL Teams With Most All-Time Playoff Appearances
|3||Toronto Maple Leafs||71|
|4||Detroit Red Wings||64|
|6||New York Rangers||61|
|7||St. Louis Blues||45|
|Los Angeles Kings||31|
|New York Islanders||27|
|19||New Jersey Devils||23|
|20||San Jose Sharks||21|
|Tampa Bay Lightning||14|
|29||St. Louis Eagles||10|
|31||Columbus Blue Jackets||6|
|34||Vegas Golden Knights||4|
NHL Record for Most Consecutive Playoff Appearances
The Boston Bruins hold the NHL record for the most consecutive playoff appearances with 29. The Bruins advanced to the playoffs every season from 1967-68 to 1995-96.