Atlantic Division
FormerlyPatrick Division, Adams Division, Norris Division
ConferenceEastern Conference
LeagueNational Hockey League
SportIce hockey
Founded1993 (original)
2013 (current)[citation needed]
Suspended in 2020–21
2021 (reactivated)
Ceased2013 (original)[citation needed]
No. of teams8
Last
champion(s)
Boston Bruins (3rd title)
Most titlesNew Jersey Devils (9 titles)

The Atlantic Division is a name used by the National Hockey League for two distinct groups of teams.[citation needed]

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 former Northeast Division plus the Florida Panthers and the Tampa Bay Lightning (coincidentally, both were members of the original Atlantic Division until 1998) from the now-dissolved Southeast Division, and the Detroit Red Wings, who moved from the Central Division of the Western Conference.

This division features a number of classic and modern NHL rivalries, including Bruins–Canadiens, Canadiens–Maple Leafs, Maple Leafs–Red Wings, Maple Leafs–Senators, and Lightning–Panthers. Games between the division's three Canadian teams, plus the Bruins and Red Wings, are frequently featured on Hockey Night in Canada as its main attraction.

Division lineups

1993–1998

1993–98 Atlantic Division Teams

Changes from the 1992–93 season

1998–2013

1998–2013 Atlantic Division Teams

Changes from the 1997–98 season

2013–2020

Changes from the 2012–13 season

2020–2021

Changes from the 2019–20 season

2021–present

Changes from the 2020–21 season

Division champions

Season results

(#) Denotes team that won the Stanley Cup
(#) Denotes team that won the Prince of Wales Trophy, 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) NY Rangers (112) (3) New Jersey (106) (7) Washington (88) (8) NY Islanders (84) Florida (83) Philadelphia (80) Tampa Bay (71)
1994–95[a] (2) Philadelphia (60) (5) New Jersey (52) (6) Washington (52) (8)NY Rangers (47) Florida (46) Tampa Bay (37) NY Islanders (35)
1995–96 (1) Philadelphia (103) (3) NY Rangers (96) (4) Florida (92) (7) Washington (89) (8) Tampa Bay (88) New Jersey (86) NY Islanders (54)
1996–97 (1) New Jersey (104) (3) Philadelphia (103) (4) Florida (89) (5) NY Rangers (86) Washington (75) Tampa Bay (74) NY Islanders (70)
1997–98 (1) New Jersey (107) (3) Philadelphia (95) (4) Washington (92) NY Islanders (71) NY Rangers (68) Florida (63) Tampa Bay (44)
1998–99 (1) New Jersey (105) (5) Philadelphia (93) (8) Pittsburgh (90) NY Rangers (77) NY Islanders (58)
1999–2000 (1) Philadelphia (105) (4) New Jersey (103) (7) Pittsburgh (88) NY Rangers (73) NY Islanders (58)
2000–01 (1) New Jersey (111) (4) Philadelphia (100) (6) Pittsburgh (96) NY Rangers (72) NY Islanders (52)
2001–02 (2) Philadelphia (97) (5) NY Islanders (96) (6) New Jersey (95) NY Rangers (80) Pittsburgh (69)
2002–03 (2) New Jersey (108) (4) Philadelphia (107) (8) NY Islanders (83) NY Rangers (78) Pittsburgh (65)
2003–04 (3) Philadelphia (101) (6) New Jersey (100) (8) NY Islanders (91) NY Rangers (69) Pittsburgh (58)
2004–05 No season due to 2004–05 NHL lockout
2005–06 (3) New Jersey (101) (5) Philadelphia (101) (6) NY Rangers (100) NY Islanders (78) Pittsburgh (58)
2006–07 (2) New Jersey (107) (5) Pittsburgh (105) (6) NY Rangers (94) (8) NY Islanders (92) Philadelphia (56)
2007–08 (2) Pittsburgh (102) (4) New Jersey (99) (5) NY Rangers (97) (6) Philadelphia (95) NY Islanders (79)
2008–09 (3) New Jersey (106) (4) Pittsburgh (99) (5) Philadelphia (99) (7) NY Rangers (95) NY Islanders (61)
2009–10 (2) New Jersey (103) (4) Pittsburgh (101) (7) Philadelphia (88) NY Rangers (87) NY Islanders (79)
2010–11 (2) Philadelphia (106) (4) Pittsburgh (106) (8) NY Rangers (93) New Jersey (81) NY Islanders (73)
2011–12 (1) NY Rangers (109) (4) Pittsburgh (108) (5) Philadelphia (103) (6) New Jersey (102) NY Islanders (79)
2012–13[b] (1) Pittsburgh (72) (6) NY Rangers (56) (8) NY Islanders (55) Philadelphia (49) New Jersey (48)
Realignment
2013–14 (1) Boston (117) (2) Tampa Bay (101) (3) Montreal (100) (WC2) Detroit (93) Ottawa (88) Toronto (84) Florida (66) Buffalo (52)
2014–15 (1) Montreal (110) (2) Tampa Bay (108) (3) Detroit (100) (WC1) Ottawa (99) Boston (96) Florida (91) Toronto (68) Buffalo (54)
2015–16 (1) Florida (103) (2) Tampa Bay (97) (3) Detroit (93) Boston (93) Ottawa (85) Montreal (82) Buffalo (81) Toronto (69)
2016–17 (1) Montreal (103) (2) Ottawa (98) (3) Boston (95) (WC2) Toronto (95) Tampa Bay (94) Florida (81) Detroit (79) Buffalo (78)
2017–18 (1) Tampa Bay (113) (2) Boston (112) (3) Toronto (105) Florida (96) Detroit (73) Montreal (71) Ottawa (67) Buffalo (62)
2018–19 (1) Tampa Bay (128) (2)Boston (107) (3) Toronto (100) Montreal (96) Florida (86) Buffalo (76) Detroit (74) Ottawa (64)
2019–20[c] (1) Boston
(70 gp
100 pts.
.714 ppct.)

(2) Tampa Bay
(70 gp
92 pts.
.657 ppct.)

(8) Toronto
(70 gp
81 pts.
.579 ppct.)

(10) Florida
(69 gp
78 pts.
.565 ppct.)

(12) Montreal
(71 gp
71 pts.
.500 ppct.)

Buffalo
(69 gp
68 pts.
.493 ppct.)

Ottawa
(71 gp
62 pts.
.437 ppct.)

Detroit
(71 gp
39 pts.
.275 ppct.)

2020–21 Division suspended for season; temporary realignment
2021–22 (1) Florida (122) (2) Toronto (115) (3) Tampa Bay (110) (WC1) Boston (107) Buffalo (75) Detroit (74) Ottawa (73) Montreal (55)
2022–23 (1) Boston (135) (2) Toronto (111) (3) Tampa Bay (98) (WC2) Florida (92) Buffalo (91) Ottawa (86) Detroit (80) Montreal (68)
Notes

Stanley Cup winners produced

Presidents' Trophy winners produced

Atlantic Division titles won by team

Teams in bold are currently in the division.

Team Wins Last win
New Jersey Devils 9 2010
Philadelphia Flyers 6 2011
Boston Bruins 3 2023
Florida Panthers 2 2022
Montreal Canadiens 2 2017
New York Rangers 2 2012
Pittsburgh Penguins 2 2013
Tampa Bay Lightning 2 2019
Buffalo Sabres 0
Detroit Red Wings 0
Ottawa Senators 0
Toronto Maple Leafs 0
New York Islanders 0
Washington Capitals 0

References