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It started with six teams within 100 miles of one another. One hundred years later, the NHL is a worldwide hit with franchises spanning the U.S. and Canada and a growing number of international fans.

By SI.com Staff
February 09, 2017

It started with six teams within 100 miles of one another. One hundred years later, the NHL is a worldwide hit with franchises spanning the U.S. and Canada and a growing number of international fans.

The moments captured on film by legendary photography Denis Brodeur, the 1972 Summit Series and the man who gave voice to Peter Puck and taught a generation of new fans the game all played major roles in the creating a robust league filled with history—one that has fans aching to play in the NHL all the way in the Himalayas. 

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