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

Division lineups

1998–1999

Changes from the 1997–98 season

  • The Southeast Division is formed as a result of NHL realignment
  • The Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Washington Capitals come from the Atlantic Division
  • The Carolina Hurricanes come from the Northeast Division

Changes from the 1998–99 season

The Carolina Hurricanes relocate to Raleigh, North Carolina

1999–2011

  • Atlanta Thrashers
  • Carolina Hurricanes
  • Florida Panthers
  • Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Washington Capitals

Changes from the 1998–99 season

  • The Atlanta Thrashers are added as an expansion team

2011–2013

  • Carolina Hurricanes
  • Florida Panthers
  • Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Washington Capitals
  • Winnipeg Jets

Changes from the 2010–11 season

  • The Atlanta Thrashers relocate to Winnipeg, Manitoba, and become the Winnipeg Jets

2013 realignment

The NHL dissolved the Southeast Division as the league realigned into two conferences with two divisions each. The Winnipeg Jets moved to the Western Conference and the Central Division. The Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning were placed into the new Atlantic Division. The Carolina Hurricanes and Washington Capitals were placed in the newly formed Metropolitan Division.

Division Champions

  • 1999—Carolina Hurricanes (34–30–18, 86 pts)
  • 2000—Washington Capitals (44–24–12–2, 102 pts)
  • 2001—Washington Capitals (41–27–10–4, 96 pts)
  • 2002—Carolina Hurricanes (35–26–16–5, 91 pts)
  • 2003—Tampa Bay Lightning (36–25–16–5, 93 pts)
  • 2004—Tampa Bay Lightning (46–22–8–6, 106 pts)
  • 2005—no season (NHL Lockout)
  • 2006—Carolina Hurricanes (52–22–8, 112 pts)
  • 2007—Atlanta Thrashers (43–28–11, 97 pts)
  • 2008—Washington Capitals (43–31–8, 94 pts)
  • 2009—Washington Capitals (50–24–8, 108 pts)
  • 2010—Washington Capitals (54–15–13, 121 pts)
  • 2011—Washington Capitals (48–23–11, 107 pts)
  • 2012—Florida Panthers (38–26–18, 94 pts)
  • 2013—Washington Capitals (26–18–2, 54 pts)

Season results

Season 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
1998–99 Carolina (86) Florida (78) Washington (68) Tampa Bay (47)
1999–2000 Washington (102) Florida (98) Carolina (84) Tampa Bay (54) Atlanta (39)
2000–01 Washington (96) Carolina (88) Florida (66) Atlanta (60) Tampa Bay (59)
2001–02 Carolina (91) Washington (85) Tampa Bay (69) Florida (60) Atlanta (54)
2002–03 Tampa Bay (93) Washington (92) Atlanta (74) Florida (70) Carolina (61)
2003–04 Tampa Bay (106) Atlanta (78) Carolina (76) Florida (75) Washington (59)
2004–05 No season due to 2004–05 NHL lockout
2005–06 Carolina (112) Tampa Bay (92) Atlanta (90) Florida (85) Washington (70)
2006–07 Atlanta (97) Tampa Bay (93) Carolina (88) Florida (86) Washington (70)
2007–08 Washington (94) Carolina (92) Florida (85) Atlanta (76) Tampa Bay (71)
2008–09 Washington (108) Carolina (97) Florida (93) Atlanta (76) Tampa Bay (66)
2009–10 Washington (121) Atlanta (83) Carolina (80) Tampa Bay (80) Florida (77)
2010–11 Washington (107) Tampa Bay (103) Carolina (91) Atlanta (80) Florida (72)
2011–12 Florida (94) Washington (92) Tampa Bay (84) Winnipeg (84) Carolina (82)
2012–13 Washington (57) Winnipeg (51) Carolina (42) Tampa Bay (40) Florida (36)

Stanley Cup winners produced

  1. 2004—Tampa Bay Lightning
  2. 2006—Carolina Hurricanes

Presidents' Trophy winners produced

  1. 2010—Washington Capitals

Southeast Division titles won by team

Team Number of Championships Won Last Year Won
Washington Capitals 7 2013
Carolina Hurricanes 3 2006
Tampa Bay Lightning 2 2004
Atlanta Thrashers/Winnipeg Jets 1 2007
Florida Panthers 1 2012

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