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The Patrick Division of the National Hockey League (NHL) was formed in 1974 as part of the Clarence Campbell Conference. The division moved to the Prince of Wales Conference in 1981. The division existed for 19 seasons until 1993. It was named in honor of Lester Patrick, player and longtime coach of the New York Rangers, who was a developer of ice hockey. It is the forerunner of the NHL's 1993–2013 Atlantic Division.

Patrick Division
Conference Campbell Conference (1974–1981)
Wales Conference (1981–1993)
League National Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 1974
Ceased 1993
Replaced by 1993–2013 Atlantic Division
Championships
Most Patrick Division titles Philadelphia Flyers (8)

Contents

Division lineupsEdit

1974–1979Edit

Changes from the 1973–74 seasonEdit

  • The Patrick Division is formed as a result of NHL realignment
  • The New York Islanders and New York Rangers come from the East Division
  • The Atlanta Flames and Philadelphia Flyers come from the West Division

1979–1980Edit

Changes from the 1978–79 seasonEdit

1980–1981Edit

  • Calgary Flames
  • New York Islanders
  • New York Rangers
  • Philadelphia Flyers
  • Washington Capitals

Changes from the 1979–80 seasonEdit

  • The Atlanta Flames move to Calgary, Alberta, to become the Calgary Flames

1981–1982Edit

  • New York Islanders
  • New York Rangers
  • Philadelphia Flyers
  • Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Washington Capitals

Changes from the 1980–81 seasonEdit

  • The Patrick Division switches from the Clarence Campbell Conference to the Prince of Wales Conference
  • The Calgary Flames move to the Smythe Division
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins come from the Norris Division

1982–1993Edit

  • New Jersey Devils
  • New York Islanders
  • New York Rangers
  • Philadelphia Flyers
  • Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Washington Capitals

Changes from the 1981–82 seasonEdit

  • The Colorado Rockies move to East Rutherford, New Jersey, to become the New Jersey Devils
  • The New Jersey Devils come from the Smythe Division

After the 1992–93 seasonEdit

The league was reformatted into two conferences with two divisions each:

Regular season Division ChampionsEdit

Season resultsEdit

Season 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
1974–75 Philadelphia (113) NY Rangers (88) NY Islanders (88) Atlanta (83)
1975–76 Philadelphia (118) NY Islanders (101) Atlanta (82) NY Rangers (67)
1976–77 Philadelphia (112) NY Islanders (106) Atlanta (80) NY Rangers (72)
1977–78 NY Islanders (111) Philadelphia (105) Atlanta (87) NY Rangers (73)
1978–79 NY Islanders (116) Philadelphia (95) NY Rangers (91) Atlanta (90)
1979–80 Philadelphia (116) NY Islanders (91) NY Rangers (86) Atlanta (83) Washington (67)
1980–81 NY Islanders (110) Philadelphia (97) Calgary (92) NY Rangers (74) Washington (70)
1981–82 NY Islanders (118) NY Rangers (92) Philadelphia (87) Pittsburgh (75) Washington (65)
1982–83 Philadelphia (106) NY Islanders (96) Washington (94) NY Rangers (80) New Jersey (48) Pittsburgh (45)
1983–84 NY Islanders (104) Washington (101) Philadelphia (98) NY Rangers (93) New Jersey (41) Pittsburgh (38)
1984–85 Philadelphia (113) Washington (101) NY Islanders (86) NY Rangers (62) New Jersey (54) Pittsburgh (53)
1985–86 Philadelphia (110) Washington (107) NY Islanders (90) NY Rangers (78) Pittsburgh (76) New Jersey (59)
1986–87 Philadelphia (100) Washington (86) NY Islanders (82) NY Rangers (76) Pittsburgh (72) New Jersey (64)
1987–88 NY Islanders (88) Philadelphia (85) Washington (85) New Jersey (82) NY Rangers (82) Pittsburgh (81)
1988–89 Washington (92) Pittsburgh (87) NY Rangers (82) Philadelphia (80) New Jersey (66) NY Islanders (61)
1989–90 NY Rangers (85) New Jersey (83) Washington (78) NY Islanders (73) Pittsburgh (72) Philadelphia (71)
1990–91 Pittsburgh (88) NY Rangers (85) Washington (81) New Jersey (79) Philadelphia (76) NY Islanders (60)
1991–92 NY Rangers (105) Washington (98) Pittsburgh (87) New Jersey (87) NY Islanders (79) Philadelphia (75)
1992–93 Pittsburgh (119) Washington (93) NY Islanders (87) New Jersey (87) Philadelphia (83) NY Rangers (79)
  • Green background denotes qualified for playoffs

Playoff Division ChampionsEdit

Stanley Cup winners producedEdit

Presidents' Trophy winners producedEdit

Patrick Division Titles Won by TeamEdit

ReferencesEdit