Atlantic Division (NHL)

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Atlantic Division
Conference Eastern Conference
League National Hockey League
Sport Ice Hockey
Formerly Patrick Division
Inaugural season 1993–94 season
No. of teams
Most recent champion(s) (1st title)
Most titles (9)

The National Hockey League has used the name Atlantic Division for two distinct groups of teams.

The original Atlantic Division, the predecessor of which was the Patrick Division, was formed in 1993 as part of the Eastern Conference in a league realignment. The entirety of the former Atlantic Division was realigned into the Metropolitan Division in 2013.

As part of the 2013 realignment, the Atlantic Division name was assigned to a new division comprising the entirety of the former Northeast Division, the Florida Panthers and the Tampa Bay Lightning from the now-dissolved Southeast Division, and the Detroit Red Wings, who moved from the Central Division of the Western Conference.

Division lineups[edit]

1993–1998[edit]

Changes from the 1992–93 season[edit]

  • The Atlantic Division is formed as a result of NHL realignment
  • The New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, and Washington Capitals come from the Patrick Division
  • The Tampa Bay Lightning come from the Norris Division
  • The Florida Panthers are added as an expansion team

1998–2013[edit]

  • New Jersey Devils
  • New York Islanders
  • New York Rangers
  • Philadelphia Flyers
  • Pittsburgh Penguins

Changes from the 1997–98 season[edit]

  • The Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Washington Capitals move to the new Southeast Division
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins come from the Northeast Division

2013–Present[edit]

  • Boston Bruins
  • Buffalo Sabres
  • Detroit Red Wings
  • Florida Panthers
  • Montreal Canadiens
  • Ottawa Senators
  • Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Toronto Maple Leafs

Changes from the 2012–13 season[edit]

  • The Northeast and Southeast Divisions are dissolved due to NHL realignment
  • The New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, and Pittsburgh Penguins move to the Metropolitan Division
  • The Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators, and Toronto Maple Leafs come from the Northeast Division
  • The Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning come from the Southeast Division
  • The Detroit Red Wings come from the Central Division

Division champions[edit]

Season results[edit]

Season 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
1993–94 NY Rangers (112) New Jersey (106) Washington (88) NY Islanders (84) Florida (83) Philadelphia (80) Tampa Bay (71)
1994–95 Philadelphia (60) New Jersey (52) Washington (52) NY Rangers (47) Florida (46) Tampa Bay (37) NY Islanders (35)
1995–96 Philadelphia (103) NY Rangers (96) Florida (92) Washington (89) Tampa Bay (88) New Jersey (86) NY Islanders (54)
1996–97 New Jersey (104) Philadelphia (103) Florida (89) NY Rangers (86) Washington (75) Tampa Bay (74) NY Islanders (70)
1997–98 New Jersey (107) Philadelphia (95) Washington (92) NY Islanders (71) NY Rangers (68) Florida (63) Tampa Bay (44)
1998–99 New Jersey (105) Philadelphia (93) Pittsburgh (90) NY Rangers (77) NY Islanders (58)
1999–2000 Philadelphia (105) New Jersey (103) Pittsburgh (88) NY Rangers (73) NY Islanders (58)
2000–01 New Jersey (111) Philadelphia (100) Pittsburgh (96) NY Rangers (72) NY Islanders (52)
2001–02 Philadelphia (97) NY Islanders (96) New Jersey (95) NY Rangers (80) Pittsburgh (69)
2002–03 New Jersey (108) Philadelphia (107) NY Islanders (83) NY Rangers (78) Pittsburgh (65)
2003–04 Philadelphia (101) New Jersey (100) NY Islanders (91) NY Rangers (69) Pittsburgh (58)
2004–05 No season due to 2004–05 NHL lockout
2005–06 New Jersey (101) Philadelphia (101) NY Rangers (100) NY Islanders (78) Pittsburgh (58)
2006–07 New Jersey (107) Pittsburgh (105) NY Rangers (94) NY Islanders (92) Philadelphia (56)
2007–08 Pittsburgh (102) New Jersey (99) NY Rangers (97) Philadelphia (95) NY Islanders (79)
2008–09 New Jersey (106) Pittsburgh (99) Philadelphia (99) NY Rangers (95) NY Islanders (61)
2009–10 New Jersey (103) Pittsburgh (101) Philadelphia (88) NY Rangers (87) NY Islanders (79)
2010–11 Philadelphia (106) Pittsburgh (106) NY Rangers (93) New Jersey (81) NY Islanders (73)
2011–12 NY Rangers (109) Pittsburgh (108) Philadelphia (103) New Jersey (102) NY Islanders (79)
2012–13 Pittsburgh (72) NY Rangers (56) NY Islanders (55) Philadelphia (49) New Jersey (48)
2013–14 Boston (117) Tampa Bay (101) Montreal (100) Detroit (93) Ottawa (88) Toronto (84) Florida (66) Buffalo (52)
  • Green background denotes qualified for playoffs

Stanley Cup winners produced[edit]

  1. 1994—New York Rangers
  2. 1995—New Jersey Devils
  3. 2000—New Jersey Devils
  4. 2003—New Jersey Devils
  5. 2009—Pittsburgh Penguins

Presidents' Trophy winners produced[edit]

  1. 1994—New York Rangers
  2. 2014—Boston Bruins

Atlantic Division titles won by team[edit]

Team Number of championships won Last year won
New Jersey Devils 9 2010
Philadelphia Flyers 6 2011
New York Rangers 2 2012
Pittsburgh Penguins 2 2013
Boston Bruins 1 2014
Buffalo Sabres 0
Detroit Red Wings 0
Florida Panthers 0
Montreal Canadiens 0
Ottawa Senators 0
Tampa Bay Lightning 0
Toronto Maple Leafs 0
New York Islanders 0
Washington Capitals 0

Teams in bold are currently in the division.

References[edit]