Pacific Division (NHL)

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 champion(s)Vegas Golden Knights (2nd title)
Most titlesAnaheim Ducks and San Jose Sharks (6 titles each)

With the addition of the expansion Seattle Kraken to the division in the 2021–22 NHL season and bringing up the NHL to 32 teams, the 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 RW GF GA GD Pts
1 Vegas Golden Knights 71 39 24 8 30 227 211 +16 86
2 Edmonton Oilers 71 37 25 9 31 225 217 +8 83
3 Calgary Flames 70 36 27 7 25 210 215 −5 79
4 Vancouver Canucks 69 36 27 6 27 228 217 +11 78
5 Arizona Coyotes 70 33 29 8 26 195 187 +8 74
6 Anaheim Ducks 71 29 33 9 20 187 226 −39 67
7 Los Angeles Kings 70 29 35 6 21 178 212 −34 64
8 San Jose Sharks 70 29 36 5 22 182 226 −44 63
Source: National Hockey League[2]

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

(#) Denotes team that won the Stanley Cup
(#) Denotes team that won the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl, but lost Stanley Cup Finals
(#) Denotes team that qualified for the Stanley Cup playoffs
Denotes winner of the Presidents' Trophy
Season 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
1993–94 (2) Calgary (97) (7) Vancouver (85) (8) San Jose (82) Anaheim (71) Los Angeles (66) Edmonton (64)
1994–95[a] (2) Calgary (55) (6) Vancouver (48) (7) San Jose (42) Los Angeles (41) Edmonton (38) Anaheim (37)
1995–96 (2)Colorado (104) (6) Calgary (79) (7) Vancouver (79) Anaheim (78) Edmonton (68) Los Angeles (66) San Jose (47)
1996–97 (1) Colorado (107) (4) Anaheim (85) (7) Edmonton (81) Vancouver (77) Calgary (73) Los Angeles (67) San Jose (62)
1997–98 (2) Colorado (95) (5) Los Angeles (87) (7) Edmonton (80) (8) San Jose (78) Calgary (67) Anaheim (65) Vancouver (64)
1998–99 (1) Dallas (114) (4) Phoenix (90) (6) Anaheim (83) (7) San Jose (80) Los Angeles (69)
1999–2000 (2) Dallas (102) (5) Los Angeles (94) (6) Phoenix (90) (8) San Jose (87) Anaheim (83)
2000–01 (3) Dallas (106) (5) San Jose (95) (7) Los Angeles (92) Phoenix (90) Anaheim (66)
2001–02 (3) San Jose (99) (6) Phoenix (95) (7) Los Angeles (95) Dallas (90) Anaheim (69)
2002–03 (1) Dallas (111) (7) Anaheim (95) Los Angeles (78) Phoenix (78) San Jose (73)
2003–04 (2) San Jose (104) (5) Dallas (97) Los Angeles (81) Anaheim (76) Phoenix (68)
2004–05 No season due to 2004–05 NHL lockout
2005–06 (2) Dallas (112) (5) San Jose (99) (6) Anaheim (98) Los Angeles (89) Phoenix (81)
2006–07 (2) Anaheim (110) (5) San Jose (107) (6) Dallas (107) Los Angeles (68) Phoenix (67)
2007–08 (2) San Jose (108) (4) Anaheim (102) (5) Dallas (97) Phoenix (83) Los Angeles (71)
2008–09 (1) San Jose (117) (8) Anaheim (91) Dallas (83) Phoenix (79) Los Angeles (79)
2009–10 (1) San Jose (113) (4) Phoenix (107) (6) Los Angeles (101) Anaheim (89) Dallas (88)
2010–11 (2) San Jose (105) (4) Anaheim (99) (6) Phoenix (99) (7) Los Angeles (98) Dallas (95)
2011–12 (3) Phoenix (97) (7) San Jose (96) (8) Los Angeles (95) Dallas (89) Anaheim (80)
2012–13[b] (2) Anaheim (66) (5) Los Angeles (59) (6) San Jose (57) Phoenix (51) Dallas (48)
2013–14 (1) Anaheim (116) (2) San Jose (111) (3) Los Angeles (100) Phoenix (89) Vancouver (83) Calgary (77) Edmonton (67)
2014–15 (1) Anaheim (109) (2) Vancouver (101) (3) Calgary (97) Los Angeles (95) San Jose (89) Edmonton (62) Arizona (56)
2015–16 (1) Anaheim (103) (2) Los Angeles (102) (3) San Jose (98) Arizona (78) Calgary (77) Vancouver (75) Edmonton (70)
2016–17 (1) Anaheim (105) (2) Edmonton (103) (3) San Jose (99) (WC1) Calgary (94) Los Angeles (86) Arizona (70) Vancouver (69)
2017–18 (1) Vegas (109) (2) Anaheim (101) (3) San Jose (100) (WC1) Los Angeles (98) Calgary (84) Edmonton (78) Vancouver (73) Arizona (70)
2018–19 (1) Calgary (107) (2) San Jose (101) (3) Vegas (93) Arizona (86) Vancouver (81) Anaheim (80) Edmonton (79) Los Angeles (71)
2019–20[c] (3) Vegas
(71 gp
86 pts.
.606 ppct.)

(5) Edmonton
(71 gp
83 pts.
.585 ppct.)

(7) Vancouver
(69 gp
78 pts.
.565 ppct.)

(8) Calgary
(70 gp
79 pts.
.564 ppct.)

(11) Arizona
(70 gp
74 pts.
.529 ppct.)

Anaheim
(71 gp
67 pts.
.472 ppct.)

Los Angeles
(70 gp
64 pts.
.457 ppct.)

San Jose
(70 gp
63 pts.
.450 ppct.)

Notes
  • a The 1994–95 NHL season was shortened to 48 games due to the lockout.
  • b The 2012–13 NHL season was shortened to 48 games due to the lockout.
  • c The 2019–20 NHL season was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the imbalance in the number of games played among teams, the regular season standings were determined by points percentage.

Stanley Cup winners producedEdit

Presidents' Trophy winners producedEdit

Pacific Division titles won by teamEdit

Teams in bold are currently in the division.

Team Wins Last win
Anaheim Ducks 6 2017
San Jose Sharks 6 2011
Dallas Stars 5 2006
Calgary Flames 3 2019
Colorado Avalanche 3 1998
Vegas Golden Knights 2 2020
Arizona Coyotes 1 2012
Edmonton Oilers 0
Los Angeles Kings 0
Vancouver Canucks 0

ReferencesEdit

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