Quebec Nordiques

The Quebec Nordiques (French: Nordiques de Québec, pronounced in Quebec French, /nɔrˈdiːks/ in Canadian English, meaning "Northmen" or "Northerners") were a professional ice hockey team based in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The Nordiques played in the World Hockey Association (1972–79) and the National Hockey League (1979–95). The franchise was relocated to Denver, Colorado, in 1995, and renamed the Colorado Avalanche.

The Nordiques hold the distinction of being the only major professional sports team to have been based in Quebec City in the modern era, and one of only two ever; the other, the Quebec Bulldogs, played one season in the NHL in 1919–20.

Read more about Quebec Nordiques:  Beginnings in The WHA, 1980s, Season-by-season Record