Clarence S. Campbell Bowl

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Clarence S. Campbell Bowl
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Established 1967–68 NHL season
Current holder(s) Los Angeles Kings
Awarded to the Western Conference playoff champions of the National Hockey League

The Clarence S. Campbell Bowl is a National Hockey League (NHL) trophy awarded to the Western Conference playoff champions. The trophy is named for Clarence S. Campbell to honor his work for the NHL. He was the president of the NHL from 1946 to 1977. The trophy is a made of sterling silver. It was made by a British silversmith in 1878.[1]

History[change | change source]

The trophy was first awarded in 1968 to the regular-season champions of the West Division. Starting in 1975, the trophy was awarded to the regular-season winner of the Campbell Conference. Starting in 1982, the trophy was awarded to the playoff champion in the Campbell Conference. Since 1994, the trophy has been awarded to the playoff champion in the Western Conference.[1]

A traditional supersitition that is prevalent among many of today's NHL players is that no player should either touch or lift the Campbell (Western Conference champion) or Prince of Wales (Eastern Conference champion) Trophies after 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.

Winners[change | change source]

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

West Division regular season champions (1967–74)[change | change source]

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

Campbell Conference regular season champions (1974–81)[change | change source]

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)[change | change source]

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)[change | change source]

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
1999–2000 Dallas Stars 2
2000–01 Colorado Avalanche 2
2001–02 Detroit Red Wings 4
2002–03 Anaheim, Mighty Ducks ofMighty Ducks of Anaheim 1
2003–04 Calgary Flames 3
2004–05 No winner because of 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
2010–11 Vancouver Canucks 3
2011–12 Los Angeles Kings 2
2012–13 Chicago Blackhawks 6
2013–14 Los Angeles Kings 3

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Clarence S. Campbell Bowl". nhl.com. National Hockey League. http://www.nhl.com/trophies/campbell.html. Retrieved 2010-06-09.