Smythe Division

The NHL's Smythe Division was formed in 1974 as part of the Clarence Campbell Conference. The division existed for 19 seasons until 1993. It was named in honour of Conn Smythe, who was a longtime owner, general manager, and head coach in the league. It is the forerunner of the NHL's Northwest Division and Pacific Division.

Smythe Division
ConferenceClarence Campbell Conference
LeagueNational Hockey League
SportIce hockey
Founded1974
Ceased1993
Replaced byPacific Division
Championships
Most titlesEdmonton Oilers (6)

Division lineupsEdit

1974–1976Edit

Changes from the 1973–74 seasonEdit

  • The Smythe Division is formed as a result of NHL realignment
  • The Vancouver Canucks come from the East Division
  • The Chicago Black Hawks, Minnesota North Stars, and St. Louis Blues come from the West Division
  • The Kansas City Scouts are added as an expansion team

1976–1978Edit

  • Chicago Black Hawks
  • Colorado Rockies
  • Minnesota North Stars
  • St. Louis Blues
  • Vancouver Canucks

Changes from the 1975–76 seasonEdit

  • The Kansas City Scouts move to Denver, Colorado, to become the Colorado Rockies

1978–1979Edit

  • Chicago Black Hawks
  • Colorado Rockies
  • St. Louis Blues
  • Vancouver Canucks

Changes from the 1977–78 seasonEdit

  • The Minnesota North Stars merge with the Cleveland Barons. The new franchise continues as the Minnesota North Stars but assumes the Barons' place in the Adams Division

1979–1981Edit

Changes from the 1978–79 seasonEdit

1981–1982Edit

Changes from the 1980–81 seasonEdit

  • The Chicago Black Hawks, St. Louis Blues, and Winnipeg Jets move to the Norris Division
  • The Calgary Flames come from the Patrick Division
  • The Los Angeles Kings come from the Norris Division

1982–1991Edit

  • Calgary Flames
  • Edmonton Oilers
  • Los Angeles Kings
  • Vancouver Canucks
  • Winnipeg Jets

Changes from the 1981–82 seasonEdit

  • The Colorado Rockies move to the Patrick Division as the New Jersey Devils
  • The Winnipeg Jets come from the Norris Division

1991–1993Edit

  • Calgary Flames
  • Edmonton Oilers
  • Los Angeles Kings
  • San Jose Sharks
  • Vancouver Canucks
  • Winnipeg Jets

Changes from the 1990–91 seasonEdit

  • The San Jose Sharks are added as an expansion team

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 Vancouver (86) St. Louis (84) Chicago (82) Minnesota (53) Kansas City (41)
1975–76 Chicago (82) Vancouver (81) St. Louis (72) Minnesota (47) Kansas City (36)
1976–77 St. Louis (73) Minnesota (64) Chicago (63) Vancouver (63) Colorado (54)
1977–78 Chicago (83) Colorado (59) Vancouver (57) St. Louis (53) Minnesota (45)
1978–79 Chicago (73) Vancouver (63) St. Louis (48) Colorado (42)
1979–80 Chicago (87) St. Louis (80) Vancouver (70) Edmonton (69) Winnipeg (51) Colorado (51)
1980–81 St. Louis (107) Chicago (78) Vancouver (76) Edmonton (74) Colorado (57) Winnipeg (32)
1981–82 Edmonton (111) Vancouver (77) Calgary (75) Los Angeles (63) Colorado (49)
1982–83 Edmonton (106) Calgary (78) Vancouver (75) Winnipeg (74) Los Angeles (66)
1983–84 Edmonton (119) Calgary (82) Vancouver (73) Winnipeg (73) Los Angeles (59)
1984–85 Edmonton (109) Winnipeg (96) Calgary (94) Los Angeles (82) Vancouver (59)
1985–86 Edmonton (119) Calgary (89) Winnipeg (59) Vancouver (59) Los Angeles (54)
1986–87 Edmonton (106) Calgary (95) Winnipeg (88) Los Angeles (70) Vancouver (66)
1987–88 Calgary (105) Edmonton (99) Winnipeg (77) Los Angeles (68) Vancouver (59)
1988–89 Calgary (117) Los Angeles (91) Edmonton (84) Vancouver (74) Winnipeg (64)
1989–90 Calgary (99) Edmonton (90) Winnipeg (85) Los Angeles (75) Vancouver (64)
1990–91 Los Angeles (102) Calgary (100) Edmonton (80) Vancouver (65) Winnipeg (63)
1991–92 Vancouver (96) Los Angeles (84) Edmonton (82) Winnipeg (81) Calgary (74) San Jose (39)
1992–93 Vancouver (101) Calgary (97) Los Angeles (88) Winnipeg (87) Edmonton (60) San Jose (24)
  • Green background denotes qualified for playoffs

Playoff Division championsEdit

Stanley Cup winners producedEdit

Presidents' Trophy winners producedEdit

Smythe Division titles won by teamEdit

Team Wins Last win
Edmonton Oilers 6 1987
Chicago Black Hawks 4 1980
Vancouver Canucks 3 1993
Calgary Flames 3 1990
St. Louis Blues 2 1981
Los Angeles Kings 1 1991
Kansas City Scouts/Colorado Rockies 0
Minnesota North Stars 0
San Jose Sharks 0
Winnipeg Jets 0

ReferencesEdit