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Pacific Division (NHL)

division of the National Hockey League

The National Hockey League's Pacific Division is one of two divisions that make up the Western Conference. It was formed in 1993 as part of league realignment. The Pacific Division is the surviving successor of the Smythe Division; the now-defunct Northwest Division was the other successor. Of Pacific Division teams that existed in 1993, only the Anaheim Ducks never played in the Smythe Division (the Arizona Coyotes played in the Smythe when they were the original Winnipeg Jets).

The Pacific Division is centered around the Southwestern United States and Western Canada, with three teams based in California, two in Alberta, and one each in Arizona, British Columbia, and Nevada.

The San Jose Sharks have the most Pacific Division titles, with six. Five Stanley Cup winners have come from the Pacific Division: the Stars in 1999, the Colorado Avalanche in 1996, the Anaheim Ducks in 2007, and the Los Angeles Kings in 2012 and 2014.

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 were 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)
  • Green background denotes qualified for playoffs

Stanley Cup winners producedEdit

Presidents' Trophy winners producedEdit

Pacific Division titles won by teamEdit

Related pagesEdit

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