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The NHL's Northwest Division was formed in 1998 as part of the Western Conference due to expansion.

Division lineups

1998–2000

Changes from the 1997–98 season

  • The Northwest Division is formed as a result of NHL realignment
  • The Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche, Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks come from the Pacific Division

2000–2013

  • Calgary Flames
  • Colorado Avalanche
  • Edmonton Oilers
  • Minnesota Wild
  • Vancouver Canucks

Changes from the 1999–2000 season

  • The Minnesota Wild are added as an expansion team

2013 realignment

The Northwest Division was dissolved as the league realigned into two conferences with two divisions each. The division's Canadian teams (the Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, and Vancouver Canucks) were moved back to the Pacific Division, while the division's American teams (the Colorado Avalanche and Minnesota Wild) joined the Central Division.

Division Champions

  • 1999—Colorado Avalanche (44–28–10, 98 pts)
  • 2000—Colorado Avalanche (42–28–11–1, 96 pts)
  • 2001—Colorado Avalanche (52–16–10–4, 118 pts)
  • 2002—Colorado Avalanche (45–28–8–1, 99 pts)
  • 2003—Colorado Avalanche (42–19–13–8, 105 pts)
  • 2004—Vancouver Canucks (43–24–10–5, 101 pts)
  • 2005—no season (NHL Lockout)
  • 2006—Calgary Flames (46–25–11, 103 pts)
  • 2007—Vancouver Canucks (49–26–7, 105 pts)
  • 2008—Minnesota Wild (44–28–10, 98 pts)
  • 2009—Vancouver Canucks (45–27–10, 100 pts)
  • 2010—Vancouver Canucks (49–28–5, 103 pts)
  • 2011—Vancouver Canucks (54–19–9, 117 pts)
  • 2012—Vancouver Canucks (51–22–9, 111 pts)
  • 2013—Vancouver Canucks (26–15–7, 59 pts)

Season results

Season 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
1998–99 Colorado (98) Edmonton (78) Calgary (72) Vancouver (58)
1999–2000 Colorado (96) Edmonton (88) Vancouver (83) Calgary (77)
2000–01 Colorado (118) Edmonton (93) Vancouver (90) Calgary (73) Minnesota (68)
2001–02 Colorado (99) Vancouver (94) Edmonton (92) Calgary (79) Minnesota (73)
2002–03 Colorado (105) Vancouver (104) Minnesota (95) Edmonton (92) Calgary (75)
2003–04 Vancouver (101) Colorado (100) Calgary (94) Edmonton (89) Minnesota (83)
2004–05 No season due to 2004–05 NHL lockout
2005–06 Calgary (103) Colorado (95) Edmonton (95) Vancouver (92) Minnesota (84)
2006–07 Vancouver (105) Minnesota (104) Calgary (96) Colorado (95) Edmonton (71)
2007–08 Minnesota (98) Colorado (95) Calgary (94) Edmonton (88) Vancouver (88)
2008–09 Vancouver (100) Calgary (98) Minnesota (89) Edmonton (85) Colorado (69)
2009–10 Vancouver (103) Colorado (95) Calgary (90) Minnesota (84) Edmonton (62)
2010–11 Vancouver (117) Calgary (94) Minnesota (86) Colorado (68) Edmonton (62)
2011–12 Vancouver (111) Calgary (90) Colorado (88) Minnesota (81) Edmonton (74)
2012–13 Vancouver (59) Minnesota (55) Edmonton (45) Calgary (42) Colorado (39)
  • Green background denotes qualified for playoffs

Stanley Cup winners produced

  1. 2001 – Colorado Avalanche

Presidents' Trophy winners produced

  1. 2001 – Colorado Avalanche
  2. 2011 – Vancouver Canucks
  3. 2012 – Vancouver Canucks

Northwest Division titles won by team

Team Number of Championships Won Last Year Won
Vancouver Canucks 7 2013
Colorado Avalanche 5 2003
Calgary Flames 1 2006
Minnesota Wild 1 2008
Edmonton Oilers 0

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