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Atlantic Division
Conference Eastern Conference
League National Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Formerly Patrick Division, Adams Division, Norris Division
Founded 1993 (original)
2013 (current)
Ceased 2013 (original)
Replaced by Metropolitan Division
Teams
No. of teams 8
Championships
Last champion(s) Boston Bruins (2nd title)
Most titles New Jersey Devils (9 titles)

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

Template:2019–20 NHL Atlantic Division standings

Division lineups

1993–1998

Changes from the 1992–93 season

  • 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

Changes from the 1997–98 season

2013–present

Changes from the 2012–13 season

  • 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

Atlantic Division (1993–2013)

  • 1994 – New York Rangers (52–24–8, 112 pts)
  • 1995 – Philadelphia Flyers (28–16–4, 60 pts)
  • 1996 – Philadelphia Flyers (45–24–13, 103 pts)
  • 1997 – New Jersey Devils (45–23–14, 104 pts)
  • 1998 – New Jersey Devils (48–23–11, 107 pts)
  • 1999 – New Jersey Devils (47–24–11, 105 pts)
  • 2000 – Philadelphia Flyers (45–22–12–3, 105 pts)
  • 2001 – New Jersey Devils (48–19–12–3, 111 pts)
  • 2002 – Philadelphia Flyers (42–27–10–3, 97 pts)
  • 2003 – New Jersey Devils (46–20–10–6, 108 pts)
  • 2004 – Philadelphia Flyers (40–21–15–6, 101 pts)
  • 2005 – no season (NHL Lockout)
  • 2006 – New Jersey Devils (46–27–9, 101 pts)
  • 2007 – New Jersey Devils (49–24–9, 107 pts)
  • 2008 – Pittsburgh Penguins (47–27–8, 102 pts)
  • 2009 – New Jersey Devils (51–27–4, 106 pts)
  • 2010 – New Jersey Devils (48–27–7, 103 pts)
  • 2011 – Philadelphia Flyers (47–23–12, 106 pts)
  • 2012 – New York Rangers (51–24–7, 109 pts)
  • 2013 – Pittsburgh Penguins (36–12–0, 72 pts)

Atlantic Division (2013–present)

  • 2014 – Boston Bruins (54–19–9, 117 pts)
  • 2015 – Montreal Canadiens (50–22–10, 110 pts)
  • 2016 – Florida Panthers (47–26–9, 103 pts)
  • 2017 – Montreal Canadiens (47–26–9, 103 pts)
  • 2018 – Tampa Bay Lightning (54–23–5, 113 pts)
  • 2019 – Tampa Bay Lightning (62–16–4, 128 pts)
  • 2020 – Boston Bruins (44–14–12, 100 pts)

Season results

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)
2018–19 Tampa Bay (128) Boston (107) Toronto (100) Montreal (96) Florida (86) Buffalo (76) Detroit (74) Ottawa (64)
2019–20** Boston
(70 gp
100 pts.
.714 ppct.)

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

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

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

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.)

  •      Qualified for playoffs
  • ‡ denotes winner of the Presidents' Trophy
  • † denotes winner of the Stanley Cup
  • ** 2019–20 season rankings were determined by points percentage; season was cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic

Stanley Cup winners produced

  • 1994 – New York Rangers
  • 1995 – New Jersey Devils
  • 2000 – New Jersey Devils
  • 2003 – New Jersey Devils
  • 2009 – Pittsburgh Penguins

Presidents' Trophy winners produced

  • 1994 – New York Rangers
  • 2014 – Boston Bruins
  • 2019 – Tampa Bay Lightning
  • 2020 – Boston Bruins

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
Montreal Canadiens 2 2017
New York Rangers 2 2012
Pittsburgh Penguins 2 2013
Tampa Bay Lightning 2 2019
Boston Bruins 2 2020
Florida Panthers 1 2016
Buffalo Sabres 0
Detroit Red Wings 0
Ottawa Senators 0
Toronto Maple Leafs 0
New York Islanders 0
Washington Capitals 0
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