American Division

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This article is about the former NHL American Division. For the current USL PRO division, see USL Pro. For US military divisions, see United States Army. Not to be confused with the WHL's U.S. Division

The NHL's American Division was formed after expansion in 1926. The division existed for 12 seasons until 1938.

Division lineups[edit]

1926–1930[edit]

  • Boston Bruins
  • Chicago Blackhawks
  • Detroit Cougars
  • New York Rangers
  • Pittsburgh Pirates

Changes from the 1925–26 season[edit]

  • The American Division is formed as the result of NHL realignment
  • The Chicago Blackhawks (formerly the Portland Rosebuds) and the Detroit Cougars (formerly the Victoria Cougars) were admitted from the Western Hockey League
  • The New York Rangers are added as an expansion team

1931–1932[edit]

  • Boston Bruins
  • Chicago Blackhawks
  • Detroit Falcons
  • New York Rangers
  • Philadelphia Quakers

Changes from the 1930–31 season[edit]

  • The Detroit Cougars change their name to the Detroit Falcons
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to become the Philadelphia Quakers

1932–1933[edit]

  • Boston Bruins
  • Chicago Blackhawks
  • Detroit Falcons
  • New York Rangers

Changes from the 1931–32 season[edit]

  • The Philadelphia Quakers folded due to financial problems

1933–1938[edit]

  • Boston Bruins
  • Chicago Blackhawks
  • Detroit Red Wings
  • New York Rangers

Changes from 1932–33 season[edit]

  • The Detroit Falcons change their name to the Detroit Red Wings

After the 1937–38 season[edit]

The league collapsed into one single table, reverting to the format of the 1925–26 season, after the Montreal Maroons folded in 1938.

Division Champions[edit]

Stanley Cup Winners produced[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]