Atlantic Division (NHL)

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

Atlantic Division
ConferenceEastern Conference
LeagueNational Hockey League
SportIce hockey
FormerlyPatrick Division, Adams Division, Norris Division
Founded1993 (original)
2013 (current)
Ceased2013 (original)
Replaced byMetropolitan Division
Teams
No. of teams8
Championships
Last champion(s)Boston Bruins (2nd title)
Most titlesNew Jersey Devils (9 titles)

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.

As part of a 2013 realignment, the entirety of the former Atlantic Division was realigned into the Metropolitan Division. The Atlantic Division name was assigned to a new division comprising the entirety of the former Northeast Division plus 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.

Current standingsEdit

Atlantic Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL RW GF GA GD Pts
1 p – Boston Bruins 70 44 14 12 38 227 174 +53 100
2 Tampa Bay Lightning 70 43 21 6 35 245 195 +50 92
3 Toronto Maple Leafs 70 36 25 9 28 238 227 +11 81
4 Florida Panthers 69 35 26 8 30 231 228 +3 78
5 Montreal Canadiens 71 31 31 9 19 212 221 −9 71
6 Buffalo Sabres 69 30 31 8 22 195 217 −22 68
7 Ottawa Senators 71 25 34 12 18 191 243 −52 62
8 Detroit Red Wings 71 17 49 5 13 145 267 −122 39
Source: National Hockey League[1]
p – Clinched Presidents' Trophy.

Division lineupsEdit

1993–1998Edit

Changes from the 1992–93 seasonEdit

  • 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

1998–2013Edit

Changes from the 1997–98 seasonEdit

2013–presentEdit

Changes from the 2012–13 seasonEdit

  • 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 championsEdit

Atlantic Division (1993–2013)Edit

Atlantic Division (2013–present)Edit

Season resultsEdit

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)
Realignment
2013–14 Boston (117) Tampa Bay (101) Montreal (100) Detroit (93) Ottawa (88) Toronto (84) Florida (66) Buffalo (52)
2014–15 Montreal (110) Tampa Bay (108) Detroit (100) Ottawa (99) Boston (96) Florida (91) Toronto (68) Buffalo (54)
2015–16 Florida (103) Tampa Bay (97) Detroit (93) Boston (93) Ottawa (85) Montreal (82) Buffalo (81) Toronto (69)
2016–17 Montreal (103) Ottawa (98) Boston (95) Toronto (95) Tampa Bay (94) Florida (81) Detroit (79) Buffalo (78)
2017–18 Tampa Bay (113) Boston (112) Toronto (105) Florida (96) Detroit (73) Montreal (71) Ottawa (67) Buffalo (62)
2018–19 Tampa Bay (128) Boston (107) Toronto (100) Montreal (96) Florida (86) Buffalo (76) Detroit (74) Ottawa (64)
2019–20** Boston
(70 gp
100 pts.
.714 ppct.)

Tampa Bay
(70 gp
92 pts.
.657 ppct.)

Toronto
(70 gp
81 pts.
.579 ppct.)

Florida
(69 gp
78 pts.
.565 ppct.)

Montreal
(71 gp
71 pts.
.500 ppct.)

Buffalo
(69 gp
68 pts.
.493 ppct.)

Ottawa
(71 gp
62 pts.
.437 ppct.)

Detroit
(71 gp
39 pts.
.275 ppct.)

  •   Qualified for playoffs
  • ‡ denotes winner of the Presidents' Trophy
  • † denotes winner of the Stanley Cup
  • ** 2019–20 season rankings were determined by points percentage; season was cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic

Stanley Cup winners producedEdit

Presidents' Trophy winners producedEdit

Atlantic Division titles won by teamEdit

Teams in bold are currently in the division.

Team Wins Last win
New Jersey Devils 9 2010
Philadelphia Flyers 6 2011
Montreal Canadiens 2 2017
New York Rangers 2 2012
Pittsburgh Penguins 2 2013
Tampa Bay Lightning 2 2019
Boston Bruins 2 2020
Florida Panthers 1 2016
Buffalo Sabres 0
Detroit Red Wings 0
Ottawa Senators 0
Toronto Maple Leafs 0
New York Islanders 0
Washington Capitals 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NHL Hockey Standings". www.nhl.com. National Hockey League.