Central Division (NHL)

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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 Lineup[change | edit source]

Division Lineups[change | edit source]

1993–1996[change | edit source]

  • Chicago Blackhawks
  • Dallas Stars
  • Detroit Red Wings
  • St. Louis Blues
  • Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Winnipeg Jets

Changes from the 1992–1993 season[change | edit source]

  • 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

1996–1998[change | edit source]

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

Changes from the 1995–1996 season[change | edit source]

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

1998–2000[change | edit source]

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

Changes from the 1997–1998 season[change | edit source]

  • 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-Present[change | edit source]

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

Changes from the 2000–2001 season[change | edit source]

  • The Columbus Blue Jackets were added as an expansion team, playing their first game in October, 2000.

Division Champions[change | edit source]

Stanley Cup Winners produced[change | edit source]

  1. 1997 - Detroit Red Wings
  2. 1998 - Detroit Red Wings
  3. 2002 - Detroit Red Wings
  4. 2008 - Detroit Red Wings

Central Division Titles Won By Team[change | edit source]

Team Number of Championships Won Last Year Won
Detroit Red Wings 12 2009
Dallas Stars 2 1998
St. Louis Blues 1 2000
Chicago Blackhawks 1 2010

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