Pacific Division (NHL)

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Pacific Division
Conference Western Conference
League National Hockey League
Sport Ice Hockey
Formerly Smythe Division
Inaugural season 1993–94 season
No. of teams
Most recent champion(s) (3rd title)
Most titles (6)

The National Hockey League's Pacific Division was formed in 1993 as part of the Western Conference in a league realignment. It is also one of the two successors of the Smythe Division (the other one was the Northwest Division), though of the current teams, only the Anaheim Ducks did not play in the Smythe Division (the Phoenix Coyotes played in the Smythe as the original Winnipeg Jets). Due to subsequent realignments, three of the Pacific Division's original teams (the Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, and Vancouver Canucks) left the division in 1998 but returned in 2013. The division is currently the only one in the NHL without any Original Six teams.

Five Stanley Cup winners have come from the Pacific Division: the Colorado Avalanche in 1996, the Dallas Stars in 1999, the Anaheim Ducks in 2007, and the Los Angeles Kings in 2012 and 2014.

Division lineups[edit]

1993–1995[edit]

  • Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
  • Calgary Flames
  • Edmonton Oilers
  • Los Angeles Kings
  • San Jose Sharks
  • Vancouver Canucks

Changes from the 1992–93 season[edit]

  • The Pacific Division is formed as a result of NHL realignment
  • The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim are added as an expansion team
  • The Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks, and Vancouver Canucks come from the Smythe Division

1995–1998[edit]

  • Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
  • Calgary Flames
  • Colorado Avalanche
  • Edmonton Oilers
  • Los Angeles Kings
  • San Jose Sharks
  • Vancouver Canucks

Changes from the 1994–95 season[edit]

1998–2006[edit]

  • Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
  • Dallas Stars
  • Los Angeles Kings
  • Phoenix Coyotes
  • San Jose Sharks

Changes from the 1997–98 season[edit]

  • The Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche, Edmonton Oilers, and Vancouver Canucks move to the new Northwest Division
  • The Dallas Stars and Phoenix Coyotes come from the Central Division

2006–2013[edit]

  • Anaheim Ducks
  • Dallas Stars
  • Los Angeles Kings
  • Phoenix Coyotes
  • San Jose Sharks

Changes from the 2005–06 season[edit]

  • The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim change their name to the Anaheim Ducks

2013–2014[edit]

  • Anaheim Ducks
  • Calgary Flames
  • Edmonton Oilers
  • Los Angeles Kings
  • Phoenix Coyotes
  • San Jose Sharks
  • Vancouver Canucks

Changes from the 2012–13 season[edit]

  • The Northwest Division is dissolved due to NHL realignment
  • The Dallas Stars move to the Central Division
  • The Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, and Vancouver Canucks come from the Northwest Division

2014–Present[edit]

  • Anaheim Ducks
  • Arizona Coyotes
  • Calgary Flames
  • Edmonton Oilers
  • Los Angeles Kings
  • San Jose Sharks
  • Vancouver Canucks

Changes from the 2013–14 season[edit]

  • The Phoenix Coyotes change their name to the Arizona Coyotes

Division Champions[edit]

Season results[edit]

Season 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th
1993–94 Calgary (97) Vancouver (85) San Jose (82) Anaheim (71) Los Angeles (66) Edmonton (64)
1994–95 Calgary (55) Vancouver (48) San Jose (42) Los Angeles (41) Edmonton (38) Anaheim (37)
1995–96 Colorado (104) Calgary (79) Vancouver (79) Anaheim (78) Edmonton (68) Los Angeles (66) San Jose (47)
1996–97 Colorado (107) Anaheim (85) Edmonton (81) Vancouver (77) Calgary (73) Los Angeles (67) San Jose (62)
1997–98 Colorado (95) Los Angeles (87) Edmonton (80) San Jose (78) Calgary (67) Anaheim (65) Vancouver (64)
1998–99 Dallas (114) Phoenix (90) Anaheim (83) San Jose (80) Los Angeles (69)
1999–2000 Dallas (102) Los Angeles (94) Phoenix (90) San Jose (87) Anaheim (83)
2000–01 Dallas (106) San Jose (95) Los Angeles (92) Phoenix (90) Anaheim (66)
2001–02 San Jose (99) Phoenix (95) Los Angeles (95) Dallas (90) Anaheim (69)
2002–03 Dallas (111) Anaheim (95) Los Angeles (78) Phoenix (78) San Jose (73)
2003–04 San Jose (104) Dallas (97) Los Angeles (81) Anaheim (76) Phoenix (68)
2004–05 No season due to 2004–05 NHL lockout
2005–06 Dallas (112) San Jose (99) Anaheim (98) Los Angeles (89) Phoenix (81)
2006–07 Anaheim (110) San Jose (107) Dallas (107) Los Angeles (68) Phoenix (67)
2007–08 San Jose (108) Anaheim (102) Dallas (97) Phoenix (83) Los Angeles (71)
2008–09 San Jose (117) Anaheim (91) Dallas (83) Phoenix (79) Los Angeles (79)
2009–10 San Jose (113) Phoenix (107) Los Angeles (101) Anaheim (89) Dallas (88)
2010–11 San Jose (105) Anaheim (99) Phoenix (99) Los Angeles (98) Dallas (95)
2011–12 Phoenix (97) San Jose (96) Los Angeles (95) Dallas (89) Anaheim (80)
2012–13 Anaheim (66) Los Angeles (59) San Jose (57) Phoenix (51) Dallas (48)
2013–14 Anaheim (116) San Jose (111) Los Angeles (100) Phoenix (89) Vancouver (83) Calgary (77) Edmonton (67)
  • Green background denotes qualified for playoffs

Stanley Cup winners produced[edit]

  1. 1996—Colorado Avalanche
  2. 1999—Dallas Stars
  3. 2007—Anaheim Ducks
  4. 2012—Los Angeles Kings
  5. 2014—Los Angeles Kings

Presidents' Trophy winners produced[edit]

  1. 1997—Colorado Avalanche
  2. 1999—Dallas Stars
  3. 2009—San Jose Sharks

Pacific Division titles won by team[edit]

Team Number of Championships Won Last Year Won
San Jose Sharks 6 2011
Dallas Stars 5 2006
Anaheim Ducks 3 2014
Colorado Avalanche 3 1998
Calgary Flames 2 1995
Phoenix Coyotes 1 2012
Edmonton Oilers 0 -
Los Angeles Kings 0 -
Vancouver Canucks 0 -

Teams in bold are currently in the division.

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