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The NHL's Patrick Division was formed in 1974 as part of the Clarence Campbell Conference. The division moved to the Prince of Wales Conference in 1981. The division existed for 19 seasons until 1993. It was named in honor of Lester Patrick. It is the fore-runner of the NHL's Atlantic Division.

Division LineupsEdit

1974–1979Edit

Changes from the 1973–1974 seasonEdit

  • The Patrick Division is formed as a result of NHL realignment
  • The New York Islanders and New York Rangers come from the Eastern Division
  • The Atlanta Flames and Philadelphia Flyers come from the Western Division

1979–1980Edit

Changes from the 1978–1979 seasonEdit

  • The Washington Capitals move in from the Norris Division

1980–1981Edit

  • Calgary Flames
  • New York Islanders
  • New York Rangers
  • Philadelphia Flyers
  • Washington Capitals

Changes from the 1979–1980 seasonEdit

  • The Atlanta Flames move to Calgary, Alberta to become the Calgary Flames

1981–1982Edit

  • New York Islanders
  • New York Rangers
  • Philadelphia Flyers
  • Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Washington Capitals

Changes from the 1980–1981 seasonEdit

  • The Patrick Division switches from the Clarence Campbell Conference to the Prince of Wales Conference
  • The Calgary Flames move to the Smythe Division
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins move in from the Norris Division

1982–1993Edit

  • New Jersey Devils
  • New York Islanders
  • New York Rangers
  • Philadelphia Flyers
  • Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Washington Capitals

Changes from the 1981–1982 seasonEdit

  • The Colorado Rockies move to East Rutherford, New Jersey to become the New Jersey Devils
  • The New Jersey Devils move in from the Smythe Division

After the 1992–1993 seasonEdit

The league was reformatted into two conferences with two divisions each:

Regular season Division ChampionsEdit

Playoff Division ChampionsEdit

Stanley Cup Winners producedEdit

1975 - Philadelphia Flyers 1980 - New York Islanders 1981 - New York Islanders 1982 - New York Islanders 1983 - New York Islanders 1991 - Pittsburgh Penguins 1992 - Pittsburgh Penguins

Patrick Division Titles Won By TeamEdit

Team Number of Championships Won Last Year Won
Philadelphia Flyers 8 1987
New York Islanders 6 1988
New York Rangers 2 1994
Pittsburgh Penguins 2 1992
Washington Capitals 1 1989

See alsoEdit

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