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The National Hockey League's Pacific Division is one of two divisions that make up the Western Conference. It was formed in 1993 as part of league realignment. The Pacific Division is the surviving successor of the Smythe Division; the now-defunct Northwest Division was the other successor. Of Pacific Division teams that existed in 1993, only the Anaheim Ducks never played in the Smythe Division (the Arizona Coyotes played in the Smythe when they were the original Winnipeg Jets).

The Pacific Division is centered around the Southwestern United States and Western Canada, with three teams based in California, two in Alberta, and one each in Arizona, British Columbia, and Nevada.

The San Jose Sharks have the most Pacific Division titles, with six. Five Stanley Cup winners have come from the Pacific Division: the Stars in 1999, the Colorado Avalanche in 1996, the Anaheim Ducks in 2007, and the Los Angeles Kings in 2012 and 2014.

Division lineups

1993–1995

Changes from the 1992–93 season

  • The Pacific Division is formed as a result of NHL realignment
  • The Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks, and Vancouver Canucks come from the Smythe Division
  • The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim are added as an expansion team

1995–1998

  • Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
  • Calgary Flames
  • Colorado Avalanche
  • Edmonton Oilers
  • Los Angeles Kings
  • San Jose Sharks
  • Vancouver Canucks

Changes from the 1994–95 season

1998–2006

Changes from the 1997–98 season

  • The Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche, Edmonton Oilers, and Vancouver Canucks move to the Northwest Division
  • The Dallas Stars and Phoenix Coyotes come from the Central Division

2006–2013

  • Anaheim Ducks
  • Dallas Stars
  • Los Angeles Kings
  • Phoenix Coyotes
  • San Jose Sharks

Changes from the 2005–06 season

  • The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim changed their name to the Anaheim Ducks

2013–2014

  • Anaheim Ducks
  • Calgary Flames
  • Edmonton Oilers
  • Los Angeles Kings
  • Phoenix Coyotes
  • San Jose Sharks
  • Vancouver Canucks

Changes from the 2012–13 season

  • The Northwest Division is dissolved due to NHL realignment
  • The Dallas Stars move to the Central Division
  • The Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, and Vancouver Canucks come from the Northwest Division

2014–2017

  • Anaheim Ducks
  • Arizona Coyotes
  • Calgary Flames
  • Edmonton Oilers
  • Los Angeles Kings
  • San Jose Sharks
  • Vancouver Canucks

Changes from the 2013–14 season

  • The Phoenix Coyotes changed their name to the Arizona Coyotes

2017–present

  • Anaheim Ducks
  • Arizona Coyotes
  • Calgary Flames
  • Edmonton Oilers
  • Los Angeles Kings
  • San Jose Sharks
  • Vancouver Canucks
  • Vegas Golden Knights
  • Seattle Kraken

Changes from the 2016–17 season

  • The Vegas Golden Knights were added as an expansion team added the seattle kraken in the 2020-2021 seasons

Division champions

  • 1994 – Calgary Flames (42–29–13, 97 pts)
  • 1995 – Calgary Flames (24–17–7, 55 pts)
  • 1996 – Colorado Avalanche (47–25–10, 104 pts)
  • 1997 – Colorado Avalanche (49–24–9, 107 pts)
  • 1998 – Colorado Avalanche (39–26–17, 95 pts)
  • 1999 – Dallas Stars (51–19–12, 114 pts)
  • 2000 – Dallas Stars (43–23–10–6, 102 pts)
  • 2001 – Dallas Stars (48–24–8–2, 106 pts)
  • 2002 – San Jose Sharks (44–27–8–3, 99 pts)
  • 2003 – Dallas Stars (46–17–15–4, 111 pts)
  • 2004 – San Jose Sharks (43–21–12–6, 104 pts)
  • 2005 – no season (NHL Lockout)
  • 2006 – Dallas Stars (53–23–6, 112 pts)
  • 2007 – Anaheim Ducks (48–20–14, 110 pts)
  • 2008 – San Jose Sharks (49–23–10, 108 pts)
  • 2009 – San Jose Sharks (53–18–11, 117 pts)
  • 2010 – San Jose Sharks (51–20–11, 113 pts)
  • 2011 – San Jose Sharks (48–25–9, 105 pts)
  • 2012 – Phoenix Coyotes (42–27–13, 97 pts)
  • 2013 – Anaheim Ducks (30–12–6, 66 pts)
  • 2014 – Anaheim Ducks (54–20–8, 116 pts)
  • 2015 – Anaheim Ducks (51–24–7, 109 pts)
  • 2016 – Anaheim Ducks (46–25–11, 103 pts)
  • 2017 – Anaheim Ducks (46–23–13, 105 pts)
  • 2018 – Vegas Golden Knights (51–24–7, 109 pts)
  • 2019 – Calgary Flames (50–25–7, 107 pts)

Season results

Season 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
1993–94 Calgary (97) Vancouver (85) San Jose (82) Anaheim (71) Los Angeles (66) Edmonton (64)
1994–95 Calgary (55) Vancouver (48) San Jose (42) Los Angeles (41) Edmonton (38) Anaheim (37)
1995–96 Colorado (104) Calgary (79) Vancouver (79) Anaheim (78) Edmonton (68) Los Angeles (66) San Jose (47)
1996–97 Colorado (107) Anaheim (85) Edmonton (81) Vancouver (77) Calgary (73) Los Angeles (67) San Jose (62)
1997–98 Colorado (95) Los Angeles (87) Edmonton (80) San Jose (78) Calgary (67) Anaheim (65) Vancouver (64)
1998–99 Dallas (114)‡† Phoenix (90) Anaheim (83) San Jose (80) Los Angeles (69)
1999–2000 Dallas (102) Los Angeles (94) Phoenix (90) San Jose (87) Anaheim (83)
2000–01 Dallas (106) San Jose (95) Los Angeles (92) Phoenix (90) Anaheim (66)
2001–02 San Jose (99) Phoenix (95) Los Angeles (95) Dallas (90) Anaheim (69)
2002–03 Dallas (111) Anaheim (95) Los Angeles (78) Phoenix (78) San Jose (73)
2003–04 San Jose (104) Dallas (97) Los Angeles (81) Anaheim (76) Phoenix (68)
2004–05 No season due to 2004–05 NHL lockout
2005–06 Dallas (112) San Jose (99) Anaheim (98) Los Angeles (89) Phoenix (81)
2006–07 Anaheim (110) San Jose (107) Dallas (107) Los Angeles (68) Phoenix (67)
2007–08 San Jose (108) Anaheim (102) Dallas (97) Phoenix (83) Los Angeles (71)
2008–09 San Jose (117) Anaheim (91) Dallas (83) Phoenix (79) Los Angeles (79)
2009–10 San Jose (113) Phoenix (107) Los Angeles (101) Anaheim (89) Dallas (88)
2010–11 San Jose (105) Anaheim (99) Phoenix (99) Los Angeles (98) Dallas (95)
2011–12 Phoenix (97) San Jose (96) Los Angeles (95) Dallas (89) Anaheim (80)
2012–13 Anaheim (66) Los Angeles (59) San Jose (57) Phoenix (51) Dallas (48)
2013–14 Anaheim (116) San Jose (111) Los Angeles (100) Phoenix (89) Vancouver (83) Calgary (77) Edmonton (67)
2014–15 Anaheim (109) Vancouver (101) Calgary (97) Los Angeles (95) San Jose (89) Edmonton (62) Arizona (56)
2015–16 Anaheim (103) Los Angeles (102) San Jose (98) Arizona (78) Calgary (77) Vancouver (75) Edmonton (70)
2016–17 Anaheim (105) Edmonton (103) San Jose (99) Calgary (94) Los Angeles (86) Arizona (70) Vancouver (69)
2017–18 Vegas (109) Anaheim (101) San Jose (100) Los Angeles (98) Calgary (84) Edmonton (78) Vancouver (73) Arizona (70)
2018–19 Calgary (107) San Jose (101) Vegas (93) Arizona (86) Vancouver (81) Anaheim (80) Edmonton (79) Los Angeles (71)
  • Green background denotes qualified for playoffs

Stanley Cup winners produced

  1. 1996—Colorado Avalanche
  2. 1999—Dallas Stars
  3. 2007—Anaheim Ducks
  4. 2012—Los Angeles Kings
  5. 2014—Los Angeles Kings

Presidents' Trophy winners produced

  1. 1997—Colorado Avalanche
  2. 1999—Dallas Stars
  3. 2009—San Jose Sharks

Pacific Division titles won by team

Teams in bold are currently in the division.

Team Wins Last win
Anaheim Ducks 6 2017
San Jose Sharks 6 2011
Dallas Stars 5 2006
Calgary Flames 3 2019
Colorado Avalanche 3 1998
Arizona Coyotes 1 2012
Vegas Golden Knights 1 2018
Edmonton Oilers 0
Los Angeles Kings 0
Vancouver Canucks 0

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