Can You Identify the NHL Team If We Give You Three of Their Current Players?



By: Kale Havervold

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Hockey is a team sport through and through. Everyone plays an essential role on the ice, and no team can succeed without everyone doing their job. While scoring might get all the praise, blocking shots, winning faceoffs and making hits are all just as important. A team needs players to fill several different roles to ultimately reach and win the Stanley Cup.

Speaking of teams, how much do you know about the 31 different teams that call the NHL home? While you might know their logos, where they play and how good they have been playing, do you know who plays on each roster? Do you know their star scorers, fierce defenders and goalies who help them to win games?

If so, or if you simply want to learn more about who the best players are behind every team, this quiz is right up your alley. We will provide you with three of the best players who share a team, and it is up to you to decipher and tell us the NHL team for which they play (as of mid-October 2019).

So, grab your stick, take the ice and line up for the faceoff against our challenging NHL team identification quiz.

For which team do Jack Eichel, Rasmus Dahlin and Jeff Skinner play?

These are three of the best players on the Buffalo Sabres' roster. While the team hasn't had a lot of success recently, these three are looking to turn that around.


Nathan MacKinnon, Cale Makar and Gabriel Landeskog all play for which exciting and young team?

The Colorado Avalanche are among the teams with the most potential in the entire NHL, and it is where these three play. They are only a few years removed from being one of the worst teams of the early 2010s.


Which of the following Canadian teams fields a roster that includes Mitch Marner, Auston Matthews and John Tavares?

The team that includes those three stars on their roster is the Toronto Maple Leafs. They are one of the most popular and successful NHL teams of all time, playing in one of the largest markets.


For which team named after a big cat do Aleksander Barkov, Mike Hoffman and Aaron Ekblad play?

Barkov, Ekblad and Hoffman all play for the Florida Panthers. The Panthers have been around since 1993, but haven't enjoyed much regular season or playoff success thus far in their time in the NHL.


Where do the likes of Alexander Ovechkin, John Carlson and Braden Holtby play hockey?

These three players all currently play in the U.S. capital of Washington, D.C. The Capitals have long been a talented team and finally won their first Stanley Cup in 2017-18.


Where do players like Joe Thornton, Evander Kane and Brent Burns play?

The three aforementioned players are on the San Jose Sharks' squad. While the team has consistently done quite well in the regular season for many years, they struggle to take that next step and win in the playoffs.


Anze Kopitar, Drew Doughty and Jonathan Quick all suit up for which Western Conference squad?

These players all play for the Kings in Los Angeles. While it isn't really a hockey market, the Kings are popular, and they have found success during their tenure in the NHL.


Of the following teams, which roster includes Mark Giordano, Johnny Gaudreau and Matthew Tkachuk?

The Calgary Flames have a red-hot roster of many talented players, including the trio mentioned here. They are a young squad, but have enough skill to make a run for the playoffs if they play up to their potential.


Bobby Ryan, Thomas Chabot and Craig Anderson play for which team?

These three players are some of the best and most talented players on the roster of the Ottawa Senators. The Senators have had success in the past, but are currently among the lower echelon of teams in the NHL.


Seth Jones, Cam Atkinson and Zach Werenski all play for which NHL club?

These three talented players play for the Columbus Blue Jackets. While the team has struggled mightily over the years, they own of one of the biggest playoff upsets ever after having swept the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the 2018-19 playoffs.


What team includes Roman Josi, Kyle Turris and Pekka Rinne in their roster of players?

These players take the ice for the Nashville Predators. The Predators have not won a Stanley Cups in their history, but they have been playing great hockey and are likely close to winning their first.


Which of these Original Six teams has a roster that includes Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith?

Kane, Toews and Keith all played very important roles on the ice for the Chicago Blackhawks. They helped the team win multiple Stanley Cup championships in the last decade, winning it in 2010, 2013 and 2015.


Steven Stamkos, Nikita Kucherov and Brayden Point all score goals for which NHL team?

Stamkos, Kucherov and Point all play forward for the Tampa Bay Lightning. They are often one of the best teams in the NHL and tied an NHL record with 62 wins in the 2018-19 NHL season.


This team includes Anders Lee, Jordan Eberle and Matt Barzal on its roster. Which team are we talking about?

The aforementioned players all wear the jersey of the New York Islanders. While the Islanders were incredibly dominant in the 1980s, the team hasn't been able to repeat that dominance in recent decades.


Dylan Larkin, Tyler Bertuzzi and Jimmy Howard play for one of the most successful American teams ever. Which team is it?

This trio plays their home games in Detroit for the Red Wings. Throughout their many decades in the NHL, the Red Wings have a whopping 11 Stanley Cup wins, good for the third best in the NHL's history.


This team's roster includes the likes of Ryan Suter, Zach Parise and Devan Dubnyk. What team are we talking about?

Parise, Dubnyk and Suter all suit up for the Minnesota Wild. The Wild are a Western Conference team that has never made it to a Stanley Cup final. Their fans hope that changes soon.


This Eastern Conference team has a roster that includes Carter Hart, Nolan Patrick and Claude Giroux. Who are they?

Giroux, Hart and Patrick all suit up and play for the Philadelphia Flyers. While they have had some successful seasons and players over the years, the team hasn't won a Stanley Cup since 1975.


Jack Hughes, Taylor Hall and Nico Hischier all play the forward position for which team?

The three aforementioned players are some of the most exciting and talented on the New Jersey Devils. They are all high first-round picks and are trying to help the Devils win their first Stanley Cup since 2003. Fun fact: Nico Hischier trained and played with the Swiss national team.


Zdeno Chara, Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron play for which Eastern Conference team?

These three players have been longtime members of the Boston Bruins. The Bruins were a part of the Original Six and are one of the oldest teams in the history of the NHL. They have enjoyed their fair share of success.


Which of these former Gretzky-led teams currently has Connor McDavid, James Neal and Darnell Nurse on the roster?

McDavid and the other two mentioned players are members of the Edmonton Oilers. While he is no Gretzky, McDavid is one of the best and most exciting players currently in the NHL.


Ryan Reaves, Max Pacioretty and William Karlsson play for which relatively new NHL club?

These three talented players are all currently members of the Las Vegas Golden Knights. This team was only founded in 2017 and almost won the Stanley Cup in their first year, which is incredibly impressive and unheard of.


For which big-city team do Jacob Trouba, Kaapo Kakko and Artemi Panarin play?

The three mentioned players all play for the New York Rangers. The Rangers are one of the most valuable NHL teams and play in arguably the biggest market for sports on the planet. They have enjoyed much success over the years.


This Canadian team's roster includes the likes of Patrik Laine, Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele. Which team is it?

These players are all included in the roster of the Winnipeg Jets. The Winnipeg Jets were originally a team from 1972 to 1996, before they became the Phoenix/Arizona Coyotes. However, in 2011, the struggling Atlanta Thrashers became the second iteration of the Jets.


Which team has a first line made up of Brock Boeser, Elias Pettersson and J.T. Miller?

These three players make up the first line of forwards for the Vancouver Canucks. Despite being around since 1970, the team has never won a Stanley Cup championship.


Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Matt Murray all play for which Stanley Cup-winning team?

Crosby, Malkin, and Murray all suit up for the Pittsburgh Penguins. In the last decade or so, the Penguins have won Stanley Cups in 2009, 2016 and 2017. They have been one of the most successful NHL teams in recent decades.


For which Western Conference team do Ryan Getzlaf, Cam Fowler and John Gibson play?

These three players are a forward, a defenseman and a goalie for the Anaheim Ducks. The team was originally named the Mighty Ducks, after the Disney movie released in 1992.


Of the following NHL teams, which has Dougie Hamilton, Sebastian Aho and Erik Haula signed to their roster?

The trio mentioned in this question all currently play for the Carolina Hurricanes. Fresh off almost making the Stanley Cup Finals in 2018-19, the Hurricanes are poised to make another run at a championship.


For which team do Jordan Binnington, Alex Pietrangelo and Vladimir Tarasenko play?

These players all take the ice for the St. Louis Blues. While the team has been in the NHL since 1967, they finally won their first Stanley Cup championship in 2018-19, defeating the Boston Bruins.


Which team has players like Clayton Keller, Oliver-Ekman Larsson and Phil Kessel?

Larsson, Kessel and Keller all play in the state of Arizona for the Coyotes. The team has struggled through many unsuccessful seasons but hope to turn it around with their young core of players.


Jamie Benn, Ben Bishop and Tyler Seguin all wear the uniform of which NHL team?

Benn, Bishop and Seguin are a few of the many talented players currently on the Dallas Stars' roster. The team originally moved to Dallas in 1993, has won many division championships and hoisted one Stanley Cup.


Of the following teams, which has a roster that features players like Carey Price, Max Domi and Shea Weber?

These three teammates currently belong to the roster of the Montreal Canadiens. The Canadiens are far and away the most successful NHL team ever, but haven't won much in recent years.


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