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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
Founded(original) 1993
(new) 2013
Ceased(original) 2013
Replaced byMetropolitan Division
Teams
No. of teams8
Championships
Last Atlantic Division champion(s)Tampa Bay Lightning (1st title)
Most Atlantic Division titlesNew Jersey Devils (9)

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.

Contents

Current standingsEdit

Atlantic Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 Toronto Maple Leafs 21 15 6 0 15 74 53 +21 30
2 Tampa Bay Lightning 21 14 6 1 13 76 61 +15 29
3 Buffalo Sabres 21 13 6 2 11 65 60 +5 28
4 Montreal Canadiens 21 11 6 4 9 70 70 0 26
5 Boston Bruins 20 11 6 3 11 58 49 +9 25
6 Ottawa Senators 21 9 9 3 9 75 88 −13 21
7 Detroit Red Wings 20 9 9 2 7 57 65 −8 20
8 Florida Panthers 18 8 7 3 6 61 62 −1 19
Updated to game(s) played on November 19, 2018. Source: National Hockey League

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)

Stanley Cup winners producedEdit

Presidents' Trophy winners producedEdit

Atlantic Division titles won by teamEdit

ReferencesEdit