Jersey Proud: Tuesday marks 50th anniversary of Kansas City Scouts, predecessors of New Jersey Devils
Tuesday marks the 50th anniversary of the Kansas City Scouts, which have since become the New Jersey Devils.
The National Hockey League decided to expand on June 8, 1972, awarding a franchise to Kansas City.
However, the Kansas City Scouts performed poorly and not many people went to the area to see them play.
The Scouts then relocated to Denver and became the Colorado Rockies. Still, they couldn't keep a team there, either.
In 1982, the team finally relocated to New Jersey and became the New Jersey Devils.