|Kansas City Scouts|
|History||Kansas City Scouts|
1974 – 1976
1976 – 1982
New Jersey Devils
1982 - present
|Home Arena||Kemper Arena|
|City||Kansas City, Missouri|
|Colors||Blue, red and yellow|
The Kansas City Scouts was a professional ice hockey team in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1974–76. Ice hockey, often referred to simply as hockey, is a team Sport played on Ice. The National Hockey League ( NHL) is a professional Ice hockey league composed of 30 teams in North America In 1976 the franchise relocated to Denver, Colorado and became the Colorado Rockies. The 1976–77 NHL season was the 60th season of the National Hockey League. The City and County of Denver (pronounced /ˈdɛnvɚ/ is the Capital and the most populous city of Colorado, in the United States The Colorado Rockies were a professional Ice hockey team in the National Hockey League (NHL that played in Denver Colorado from 1976 to In 1982, the Rockies relocated to New Jersey where they are now known as the New Jersey Devils. The 1982–83 NHL season was the 66th season of the National Hockey League. New Jersey ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States. The New Jersey Devils are a professional Ice hockey team based in Newark New Jersey.
Kansas City was awarded an NHL franchise on June 8, 1972. Events 68 - The Roman Senate accepts emperor Galba. 536 - St Silverius becomes Pope (probable Athletics For an extensive coverage see 1972 in athletics (track and field Marathon September The first choice for a nickname was "Mohawks," an attempt to appeal to both Kansas and Missouri residents (the Kansas City metropolitan area spills across both states) and incorporating Missouri's postal abbreviation with the Kansas Jayhawker nickname. Kansas ( is a Midwestern state in the central region of the United States of America, an area often referred to as the American " Missouri ( or) is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States bordered by Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee Jayhawkers is a term that originally applied to guerrilla fighters during the American Civil War in Kansas who often clashed with pro-slavery partisans However, the Chicago Black Hawks objected to the nickname. The second choice, the Scouts, was then chosen, after a famous statue in the city known as "the Scout. "
Along with the Washington Capitals, the Scouts joined the NHL as an expansion team for the 1974–75 season. For the BAA team see Washington Capitols. For the ABA team see Washington Caps. With a combined 30 teams between the NHL and the rival World Hockey Association, the talent pool available to stock the new teams was extremely thin at the time. The World Hockey Association (French Association Mondiale de Hockey) was a professional Ice hockey league that operated in North America from 1972 In their first season, the Capitals would set an NHL record for futility, losing 67 of 80 games, and only winning one on the road. The Scouts fared only marginally better, and the expansion was widely seen as having been a mistake.
They played their home games at Kemper Arena. Kemper Arena American Royal Center is a 19500 seat indoor arena in Kansas City Missouri, USA that has hosted NCAA Final Four Basketball The team was not a particular success either at the gate or on the ice. Rising oil prices and a falling commodity market made for hard going in the Midwest during the 1970s. Scout Steve Durbano led the league in penalty minutes during the 1975–76 season. Harry Steven Durbano (born December 12, 1951 in Toronto, Ontario; died November 16, 2002 in Yellowknife Northwest For clarity male pronouns will be used throughout this article A penalty in Ice hockey is a Punishment for inappropriate Behavior For a time in late 1975, the team looked like it could actually make the playoffs -- after a 3–1 win over California on December 28 they stood just one point behind St. Louis in the weak Smythe Division -- but hopes were dashed when the Scouts could win only one of their remaining 44 games (1–35–8). The California Golden Seals were a team in the National Hockey League (NHL from 1967-76 Events 1065 - Westminster Abbey is Consecrated. 1308 - The reign of Emperor Hanazono, Emperor of The St Louis Blues are a professional Ice hockey team based in St The NHL 's Smythe Division was formed in 1974 as part of the Clarence Campbell Conference. Efforts by management to save the franchise by selling 8,000 season tickets failed, and the club only sold 2,000.
After two seasons, with its owners $900,000 in debt, the franchise was relocated to Denver where it became the Colorado Rockies, who in turn became the New Jersey Devils after 1982. The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been The Colorado Rockies were a professional Ice hockey team in the National Hockey League (NHL that played in Denver Colorado from 1976 to The New Jersey Devils are a professional Ice hockey team based in Newark New Jersey. The 1981–82 NHL season was the 65th season of the National Hockey League. The Scouts (along with the California Golden Seals who moved to Cleveland and became the Cleveland Barons the same year) were one of the first NHL teams since the 1934–35 NHL season to relocate. The California Golden Seals were a team in the National Hockey League (NHL from 1967-76 The Cleveland Barons were a professional Ice hockey team in the National Hockey League (NHL from 1976–78 The 1934–35 NHL season was the 18th season of the National Hockey League (NHL Denver, along with Seattle, were to have been granted franchises in an aborted 1976 NHL expansion, and the Seals were also reported to have been considering relocating to Denver. Both Kansas City and Seattle have been without an NHL presence since, despite rumours of relocation of the Pittsburgh Penguins after the 2007 season to Kansas City to play in the new Sprint Center until the Penguins finalized a deal to remain in Western Pennsylvania. The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional Ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Sprint Center Sprint Center without "the" --> is a large multi-use indoor Arena in downtown Kansas City,
Wilf Paiement was the last active player in the NHL to have played for the Scouts. Wilf Paiement (born October 16, 1955 in Earlton, Ontario) is a former Professional Ice hockey right winger in the He retired in 1988, ending his career with the Pittsburgh Penguins. The 1987–88 NHL season was the 71st season of the National Hockey League. The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional Ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes
|1974–75||80||15||54||11||41||184||328||744||5th in Smythe Division||Out of playoffs|
|1975–76||80||12||56||12||36||190||351||984||5th in Smythe Division||Out of playoffs|