Metropolitan Division facts for kids

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The National Hockey League's Metropolitan Division was formed in 2013 as part of the Eastern Conference in a league realignment. It followed the Atlantic Division which and some teams also joined from the Southeast Division. Six of its teams had been in the Patrick Division from 1981–93 (one joined in 1982). As of the 2013–14 season, it is the only NHL division without a Canadian team. Five of the division's teams are located in either the New York City area or in Pennsylvania.

Division lineups

2013–Present

Changes from the 2012–13 season

  • The Metropolitan Division is formed due to NHL realignment
  • 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 come from the Atlantic Division
  • The Carolina Hurricanes and Washington Capitals come from the Southeast Division
  • The Columbus Blue Jackets come from the Central Division

Division Champions

  • 2014—Pittsburgh Penguins (51–24–7, 109 pts)
  • 2015—New York Rangers (53–22–7, 113 pts)
  • 2016—Washington Capitals (56–18–8, 120 pts)

Season results

Season 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
2013–14 Pittsburgh (109) NY Rangers (96) Philadelphia (94) Columbus (93) Washington (90) New Jersey (88) Carolina (83) NY Islanders (79)
2014–15 NY Rangers (113) Washington (101) NY Islanders (101) Pittsburgh (98) Columbus (89) Philadelphia (84) New Jersey (78) Carolina (71)
2015–16 Washington (120) Pittsburgh (104) NY Rangers (101) NY Islanders (100) Philadelphia (96) Carolina (86) New Jersey (84) Columbus (76)
  • Green background denotes qualified for playoffs

Stanley Cup winners produced

  1. 2016—Pittsburgh Penguins

Presidents' Trophy winners produced

  1. 2015—New York Rangers
  2. 2016—Washington Capitals

Metropolitan Division titles won by team

Team Divisions Won Last Year Won
New York Rangers 1 2015
Pittsburgh Penguins 1 2014
Washington Capitals 1 2016
Carolina Hurricanes 0
Columbus Blue Jackets 0
New Jersey Devils 0
New York Islanders 0
Philadelphia Flyers 0

Teams in bold are currently in the division.


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