Who has the longest active NHL Playoffs drought?

The longest currently active NHL Playoffs drought belongs to the Buffalo Sabres who have gone 12 seasons without making the playoffs. The Buffalo Sabres last playoff game was a 5-2 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Apr 26, 2011.

Who has the longest all time NHL Playoffs drought?

The longest all time NHL Playoffs drought belongs to the Buffalo Sabres, who also have the longest active drought at 12 seasons.

Longest NHL Playoffs Droughts

Team Years Start Year End Year
Buffalo Sabres 12 2012
Florida Panthers 11 2001 2012
Edmonton Oilers 10 2007 2017
Carolina Hurricanes 9 2010 2019
New Jersey Devils 9 1979 1988
Boston Bruins 8 1960 1968
Cleveland Barons 8 1971 1978
Washington Capitals 8 1975 1983
Columbus Blue Jackets 8 2001 2009
New York Rangers 8 1998 2006
Arizona Coyotes 7 2013 2020
Calgary Flames 7 1997 2004
Detroit Red Wings 7 1971 1978
Detroit Red Wings 7 2017
New York Islanders 7 1995 2002
Toronto Maple Leafs 7 2006 2013
Winnipeg Jets 7 2008 2015
Atlanta Thrashers 7 2000 2007
Los Angeles Kings 7 2003 2010
Phoenix Coyotes 7 2003 2010
Carolina Hurricanes 6 1993 1999
Chicago Black Hawks 6 1947 1953
New York Americans 6 1930 1936
Ottawa Senators 6 2018
Pittsburgh Penguins 6 1983 1989

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All NHL stats, streaks, droughts and records are updated based on games played on or before Apr 10, 2024.

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