NHL Teams With Most All-Time Playoff Appearances

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  • 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

RANKTEAMPLAYOFF APPEARANCES
1Montreal Canadiens85
2Boston Bruins75
3Toronto Maple Leafs71
4Detroit Red Wings64
5Chicago Blackhawks63
6New York Rangers61
7St. Louis Blues45
8Philadelphia Flyers40
9Pittsburgh Penguins37
10Dallas Stars34
11Washington Capitals32
12Calgary Flames31
Los Angeles Kings31
14Buffalo Sabres29
15Vancouver Canucks28
16Colorado Avalanche27
New York Islanders27
18Edmonton Oilers24
19New Jersey Devils23
20San Jose Sharks21
21Arizona Coyotes20
22Carolina Hurricanes17
23Ottawa Senators16
24Nashville Predators15
25Anaheim Ducks14
Tampa Bay Lightning14
27Minnesota Wild12
28Montreal Maroons11
29St. Louis Eagles10
30Florida Panthers8
31Columbus Blue Jackets6
Winnipeg Jets6
33Brooklyn Americans5
34Vegas Golden Knights4
35Cleveland Barons2
Philadelphia Quakers2

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.

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