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Clarence S. Campbell Bowl
Hhof campbell
Established 1967-68 NHL season
Current holder Detroit Red Wings
Awarded to theWestern Conference playoff champions of the National Hockey League

The Clarence S. Campbell Bowl, or the Campbell Trophy, is a National Hockey League trophy awarded to the Western Conference playoff champions.[1] It is named after Clarence S. Campbell, the former President of the NHL from 1946–47 to 1976–77. The trophy itself is constructed of sterling silver, crafted in 1878.[1] The Anaheim Ducks are the current holders of the trophy after winning the 2007 Western Conference playoffs.

History Edit

The Clarence S. Campbell Bowl was donated by the NHL's clubs in recognition of the contributions and services of its namesake, the League President at the start of the Modern Era expansion. Throughout its history it has been a parallel to the Prince of Wales Trophy, using the same criteria in the opposite competitive grouping. From its inception in the 1967–68 season through to 1973–74 it was awarded to the first-place finisher in the West Division during the regular season.[1] With NHL realignment in 1974–75, it was given to the team with the best regular-season record in the Campbell Conference (the successor to the West Division) through the 1980–81 season.[1] Beginning with the 1981–82 season, it switched to the Campbell Conference playoff champions, and since the 1993–94 season, when the Campbell Conference became the Western Conference, has gone to the Western Conference playoff champions.[1]

A traditional superstition that is prevalent among many of today's NHL players is that no player should either touch or hoist the Campbell or the Prince of Wales trophies when they have won the conference playoffs; the players feel that the Stanley Cup is the true championship trophy and thus it should be the only trophy that they should be hoisting.[2] Traditionally, the captain of the winning team poses with the trophy, and sometimes, the entire team poses as well.

Winners Edit

Total awards won
Wins Team
7 Edmonton Oilers
6 Detroit Red Wings
Philadelphia Flyers
4 Chicago Blackhawks
3 Calgary Flames
Minnesota/Dallas Stars
New York Islanders
2 Anaheim (Mighty) Ducks
Colorado Avalanche
St. Louis Blues
Vancouver Canucks
1 Los Angeles Kings
Key
  • ^ = Year clinched to lead years won
  • ¤ = Year clinched to consecutively lead years won

West Division regular season champions (1967–74)Edit

Season Winner Win #
1967–68 Philadelphia Flyers 1
1968–69 St. Louis Blues 1
1969–70 St. Louis Blues 2
1970–71 Chicago Blackhawks 1
1971–72 Chicago Blackhawks 2
1972–73 Chicago Blackhawks 3
1973–74 Philadelphia Flyers 2

Campbell Conference regular season champions (1974–81)Edit

Season Winner Win #
1974–75 Philadelphia Flyers 3
1975–76 Philadelphia Flyers 4
1976–77 Philadelphia Flyers ¤ 5
1977–78 New York Islanders 1
1978–79 New York Islanders 2
1979–80 Philadelphia Flyers 6
1980–81 New York Islanders 3

Campbell Conference playoffs champions (1981–93)Edit

Season Winner Win #
1981–82 Vancouver Canucks 1
1982–83 Edmonton Oilers 1
1983–84 Edmonton Oilers 2
1984–85 Edmonton Oilers 3
1985–86 Calgary Flames 1
1986–87 Edmonton Oilers 4
1987–88 Edmonton Oilers 5
1988–89 Calgary Flames 2
1989–90 Edmonton Oilers 6
1990–91 Minnesota North Stars 1
1991–92 Chicago Blackhawks 4
1992–93 Los Angeles Kings 1

Western Conference playoffs champions (1993–present)Edit

Jason Smith Campbell Trophy

Jason Smith, of Edmonton Oilers, posing with the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl.

Season Winner Win #
1993–94 Vancouver Canucks 2
1994–95 Detroit Red Wings 1
1995–96 Colorado Avalanche 1
1996–97 Detroit Red Wings 2
1997–98 Detroit Red Wings 3
1998–99 Dallas Stars 1
1999–00 Dallas Stars 2
2000–01 Colorado Avalanche 2
2001–02 Detroit Red Wings 4
2002–03 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 1
2003–04 Calgary Flames 3
2004–05 No winner due to the 2004-05 NHL lockout -
2005–06 Edmonton Oilers ^ 7
2006–07 Anaheim Ducks 2
2007-08 Detroit Red Wings 5
2008-09 Detroit Red Wings 6
2009-10 Chicago Blackhawks 5

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Clarence S. Campbell Bowl. NHL. Retrieved on 2007-08-31.
  2. Coffey, Phil (2006-06-02). NHL.com - Ice Age: Having another trophy in mind. Retrieved on 2006-07-25.

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