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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 and Vegas Golden Knights did not play in the Smythe Division (the Arizona 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 the only one in the NHL without any Original Six teams.

Pacific Division
ConferenceWestern Conference
LeagueNational Hockey League
SportIce hockey
FormerlySmythe Division
Founded1993
Teams
No. of teams8
Championships
Most recent Pacific Division champion(s)Calgary Flames (3rd title)
Most Pacific Division titlesAnaheim Ducks and San Jose Sharks (6 titles each)

With the addition of the expansion Seattle NHL team to the division in the 2021–22 NHL season and bringing up the NHL to 32 teams, the Arizona Coyotes will move to the Central Division to balance out the divisional alignment of 8 teams per division.[1]

Current standingsEdit

Pacific Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 z – Calgary Flames 82 50 25 7 50 289 227 +62 107
2 x – San Jose Sharks 82 46 27 9 46 289 261 +28 101
3 x – Vegas Golden Knights 82 43 32 7 40 249 230 +19 93
4 Arizona Coyotes 82 39 35 8 35 213 223 −10 86
5 Vancouver Canucks 82 35 36 11 29 225 254 −29 81
6 Anaheim Ducks 82 35 37 10 32 199 251 −52 80
7 Edmonton Oilers 82 35 38 9 32 232 274 −42 79
8 Los Angeles Kings 82 31 42 9 28 202 263 −61 71
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; z – Clinched conference.

Division lineupsEdit

1993–1995Edit

Changes from the 1992–93 seasonEdit

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

1995–1998Edit

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

Changes from the 1994–95 seasonEdit

1998–2006Edit

Changes from the 1997–98 seasonEdit

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

2006–2013Edit

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

Changes from the 2005–06 seasonEdit

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

2013–2014Edit

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

Changes from the 2012–13 seasonEdit

  • 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

2014–2017Edit

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

Changes from the 2013–14 seasonEdit

  • The Phoenix Coyotes changed their name to the Arizona Coyotes

2017–presentEdit

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

Changes from the 2016–17 seasonEdit

  • The Vegas Golden Knights are added as an expansion team

Division championsEdit

Season resultsEdit

Season 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
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)
2014–15 Anaheim (109) Vancouver (101) Calgary (97) Los Angeles (95) San Jose (89) Edmonton (62) Arizona (56)
2015–16 Anaheim (103) Los Angeles (102) San Jose (98) Arizona (78) Calgary (77) Vancouver (75) Edmonton (70)
2016–17 Anaheim (105) Edmonton (103) San Jose (99) Calgary (94) Los Angeles (86) Arizona (70) Vancouver (69)
2017–18 Vegas (109) Anaheim (101) San Jose (100) Los Angeles (98) Calgary (84) Edmonton (78) Vancouver (73) Arizona (70)
2018–19 Calgary (107) San Jose (101) Vegas (93) Arizona (86) Vancouver (81) Anaheim (80) Edmonton (79) Los Angeles (71)

Stanley Cup winners producedEdit

Presidents' Trophy winners producedEdit

Pacific Division titles won by teamEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kaplan, Emily (December 4, 2018). "Seattle gets NHL expansion team, to debut in 2021-22 season". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 12, 2018.