Northeast Division (NHL) facts for kids

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The NHL's Northeast Division was formed in 1993 as part of the Eastern Conference in a league adjustment, the predecessor of which was the Adams Division. Although none of its members have won the Stanley Cup since the adjustment, its members account for a combined 42 Stanley Cup championships (24 by Montreal, 13 by Toronto, and 5 by Boston), which is the most championships of any division in the NHL.

Current Lineup

Division Lineups

1993–1995

Changes from the 1992–1993 season

  • The Northeast Division is formed as a result of NHL realignment
  • The Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Hartford Whalers, Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators, and Quebec Nordiques come from the Adams Division
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins come from the Patrick Division

1995–1997

  • Boston Bruins
  • Buffalo Sabres
  • Hartford Whalers
  • Montreal Canadiens
  • Ottawa Senators
  • Pittsburgh Penguins

Changes from the 1994–1995 season

1997–1998

  • Boston Bruins
  • Buffalo Sabres
  • Carolina Hurricanes
  • Montreal Canadiens
  • Ottawa Senators
  • Pittsburgh Penguins

Changes from the 1996–1997 season

1998-Present

  • Boston Bruins
  • Buffalo Sabres
  • Montreal Canadiens
  • Ottawa Senators
  • Toronto Maple Leafs

Changes from the 1997–1998 season

Division Champions

Stanley Cup Winners produced

none

Northeast Division Titles Won By Team

Team Number of Championships Won Last Year Won
Ottawa Senators 4 2006
Pittsburgh Penguins 3 1998
Boston Bruins 4 2010
Buffalo Sabres 2 2007
Montreal Canadiens 1 2008
Quebec Nordiques 1 1995
Toronto Maple Leafs 1 2000

Teams in bold are currently in the division.

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