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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.

Division lineups

1993–1995

Changes from the 1992–93 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 1994–95 season

1997–1998

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

Changes from the 1996–97 season

1998–2013

Changes from the 1997–98 season

2013 realignment

The Northeast Division was dissolved as the league realigned into two conferences with two divisions each. All five teams were moved into the new Atlantic Division.

Division Champions

Season results

Season 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th
1993–94 Pittsburgh (101) Boston (97) Montreal (96) Buffalo (95) Quebec (76) Hartford (63) Ottawa (37)
1994–95 Quebec (65) Pittsburgh (61) Boston (57) Buffalo (51) Hartford (43) Montreal (43) Ottawa (23)
1995–96 Pittsburgh (102) Boston (91) Montreal (90) Hartford (77) Buffalo (72) Ottawa (41)
1996–97 Buffalo (92) Pittsburgh (84) Ottawa (77) Montreal (77) Hartford (75) Boston (61)
1997–98 Pittsburgh (98) Boston (91) Buffalo (89) Montreal (87) Ottawa (83) Carolina (74)
1998–99 Ottawa (103) Toronto (97) Boston (91) Buffalo (91) Montreal (75)
1999–2000 Toronto (100) Ottawa (95) Buffalo (85) Montreal (83) Boston (73)
2000–01 Ottawa (109) Buffalo (98) Toronto (90) Boston (88) Montreal (70)
2001–02 Boston (101) Toronto (100) Ottawa (94) Montreal (87) Buffalo (82)
2002–03 Ottawa (113) Toronto (98) Boston (87) Montreal (77) Buffalo (72)
2003–04 Boston (104) Toronto (103) Ottawa (102) Montreal (93) Buffalo (85)
2004–05 No season due to 2004–05 NHL lockout
2005–06 Ottawa (113) Buffalo (110) Montreal (93) Toronto (90) Boston (74)
2006–07 Buffalo (113) Ottawa (105) Toronto (91) Montreal (90) Boston (76)
2007–08 Montreal (104) Ottawa (94) Boston (94) Buffalo (90) Toronto (83)
2008–09 Boston (116) Montreal (93) Buffalo (91) Ottawa (83) Toronto (81)
2009–10 Buffalo (100) Ottawa (94) Boston (91) Montreal (88) Toronto (74)
2010–11 Boston (103) Montreal (96) Buffalo (96) Toronto (85) Ottawa (74)
2011–12 Boston (102) Ottawa (92) Buffalo (89) Toronto (80) Montreal (78)
2012–13 Montreal (63) Boston (62) Toronto (57) Ottawa (56) Buffalo (48)
  • Green background denotes qualified for playoffs

Stanley Cup winners produced

  1. 2011—Boston Bruins

Presidents' Trophy winners produced

  1. 2003—Ottawa Senators
  2. 2007—Buffalo Sabres

Northeast Division titles won by team

Team Number of Championships Won Last Year Won
Boston Bruins 5 2012
Ottawa Senators 4 2006
Pittsburgh Penguins 3 1998
Buffalo Sabres 3 2010
Montreal Canadiens 2 2013
Quebec Nordiques 1 1995
Toronto Maple Leafs 1 2000
Hartford Whalers 0
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