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The NHL's Central Division was formed in 1993 as part of the Western Conference in a league realignment, the predecessor of which was the Norris Division.

Current LineupEdit

  • Chicago Blackhawks
  • Colorado Avalanche
  • Dallas Stars
  • Minnesota Wild
  • Nashville Predators
  • St. Louis Blues
  • Winnipeg Jets

1993-1996Edit

  • Chicago Blackhawks
  • Colorado Avalanche
  • Dallas Stars
  • Minnesota Wild
  • Nashville Predators
  • St. Louis Blues
  • Winnipeg Jets

Changes from the 1992-1993 seasonEdit

  • The Central Division is formed as a result of NHL realignment
  • The Minnesota North Stars move to Dallas, Texas to become the Dallas Stars
  • The Chicago Blackhawks, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, St. Louis Blues, and Toronto Maple Leafs come from the Norris Division
  • The Winnipeg Jets come from the Smythe Division

1996-1998Edit

  • Chicago Blackhawks
  • Dallas Stars
  • Detroit Red Wings
  • Phoenix Coyotes
  • St. Louis Blues
  • Toronto Maple Leafs

Changes from the 1995-1996 seasonEdit

  • The Winnipeg Jets move to Phoenix, Arizona to become the Phoenix Coyotes

1998-2000Edit

  • Chicago Blackhawks
  • Detroit Red Wings
  • Nashville Predators
  • St. Louis Blues

Changes from the 1997-1998 seasonEdit

  • The Dallas Stars and Phoenix Coyotes move to the Pacific Division
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs move to the Northeast Division
  • The Nashville Predators were added as an expansion team

2000-2013Edit

  • Chicago Blackhawks
  • Columbus Blue Jackets
  • Detroit Red Wings
  • Nashville Predators
  • St. Louis Blues

Changes from the 1999-2000 seasonEdit

  • The Columbus Blue Jackets were added as an expansion team

Changes from the 2012-2013 Season

  • The Columbus Blue Jackets & Detroit Red Wings leave the Central Division.
  • The Winnipeg Jets Join from the Southeast Division.
  • Dallas Stars join from Pacific Division.
  • Colorado Avalanche & Minnesota Wild join from Northwest Division.

Division ChampionsEdit

Stanley Cup Winners producedEdit

  1. 1997 - Detroit Red Wings
  2. 1998 - Detroit Red Wings
  3. 2002 - Detroit Red Wings
  4. 2008- Detroit Red Wings
  5. 2010- Chicago Blackhawks
  6. 2013- Chicago Blackhawks

Central Division Titles Won By TeamEdit

Team Number of Championships Won Last Year Won
Detroit Red Wings 13 2011
Dallas Stars 2 1998
St. Louis Blues 2 2012
Chicago Blackhawks 2 2013
Colorado Avalanche 1 2014

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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