Atlantic Division (NHL)

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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 National Hockey League has used the name Atlantic Division for two distinct groups of teams.

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.

Current standings[edit]

Atlantic Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 Tampa Bay Lightning 29 21 7 1 19 114 85 +29 43
2 Toronto Maple Leafs 28 20 8 0 20 102 73 +29 40
3 Buffalo Sabres 29 17 8 4 14 89 82 +7 38
4 Boston Bruins 27 14 9 4 13 71 69 +2 32
5 Montreal Canadiens 28 13 10 5 11 88 90 −2 31
6 Detroit Red Wings 28 12 12 4 10 81 93 −12 28
7 Florida Panthers 26 11 10 5 10 87 91 −4 27
8 Ottawa Senators 28 12 13 3 12 100 114 −14 27
Updated to game(s) played on December 4, 2018. Source: National Hockey League

Division lineups[edit]

1993–1998[edit]

Changes from the 1992–93 season[edit]

  • 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

1998–2013[edit]

Changes from the 1997–98 season[edit]

2013–present[edit]

Changes from the 2012–13 season[edit]

  • 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 champions[edit]

Atlantic Division (1993–2013)[edit]

Atlantic Division (2013–present)[edit]

Season results[edit]

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 produced[edit]

  1. 1994—New York Rangers
  2. 1995—New Jersey Devils
  3. 2000—New Jersey Devils
  4. 2003—New Jersey Devils
  5. 2009—Pittsburgh Penguins

Presidents' Trophy winners produced[edit]

  1. 1994—New York Rangers
  2. 2014—Boston Bruins

Atlantic Division titles won by team[edit]

Team Number of championships won Last year won
New Jersey Devils 9 2010
Philadelphia Flyers 6 2011
Montreal Canadiens 2 2017
New York Rangers 2 2012
Pittsburgh Penguins 2 2013
Boston Bruins 1 2014
Florida Panthers 1 2016
Tampa Bay Lightning 1 2018
Buffalo Sabres 0
Detroit Red Wings 0
Ottawa Senators 0
Toronto Maple Leafs 0
New York Islanders 0
Washington Capitals 0

Teams in bold are currently in the division.

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