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Its metro population is over 500,000.
- Des Moines Capitols (IHL, 1972-1975) folded
- Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL, 1980-Present)
- Des Moines Oak Leafs
- (U.S. Central Hockey League, 1958-1961) league renamed USHL
- (USHL, 1961-1963) join IHL
- (IHL, 1963-1972) renamed Capitols
- Iowa Chops (American Hockey League, 2008-2009) suspended by league, revived as Texas Stars
- Iowa Stars (American Hockey League, 2005-2008) renamed Chops
- Iowa Wild (American Hockey League, 2013-Present)
- Buccaneer Arena (1961-Present) formerly known as Des Moines Ice Arena, Metro Ice Sports Arena, and 95KGGO Arena
- Wells Fargo Arena (Iowa Events Center) (July 12, 2005-Present)
- Des Moines, Iowa on Wikipedia