Northwest Division (NHL)

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The NHL's Northwest Division was formed in 1998 as part of the Western Conference due to expansion.

Division lineups[change | change source]

1998–2000[change | change source]

Changes from the 1997–98 season[change | change source]

  • The Northwest Division is formed as a result of NHL realignment
  • The Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche, Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks come from the Pacific Division

2000–2013[change | change source]

  • Calgary Flames
  • Colorado Avalanche
  • Edmonton Oilers
  • Minnesota Wild
  • Vancouver Canucks

Changes from the 1999–2000 season[change | change source]

  • The Minnesota Wild are added as an expansion team

2013 realignment[change | change source]

The Northwest Division was dissolved as the league realigned into two conferences with two divisions each. The division's Canadian teams (the Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, and Vancouver Canucks) were moved back to the Pacific Division, while the division's American teams (the Colorado Avalanche and Minnesota Wild) joined the Central Division.

Division Champions[change | change source]

Season results[change | change source]

Season 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
1998–99 Colorado (98) Edmonton (78) Calgary (72) Vancouver (58)
1999–2000 Colorado (96) Edmonton (88) Vancouver (83) Calgary (77)
2000–01 Colorado (118) Edmonton (93) Vancouver (90) Calgary (73) Minnesota (68)
2001–02 Colorado (99) Vancouver (94) Edmonton (92) Calgary (79) Minnesota (73)
2002–03 Colorado (105) Vancouver (104) Minnesota (95) Edmonton (92) Calgary (75)
2003–04 Vancouver (101) Colorado (100) Calgary (94) Edmonton (89) Minnesota (83)
2004–05 No season due to 2004–05 NHL lockout
2005–06 Calgary (103) Colorado (95) Edmonton (95) Vancouver (92) Minnesota (84)
2006–07 Vancouver (105) Minnesota (104) Calgary (96) Colorado (95) Edmonton (71)
2007–08 Minnesota (98) Colorado (95) Calgary (94) Edmonton (88) Vancouver (88)
2008–09 Vancouver (100) Calgary (98) Minnesota (89) Edmonton (85) Colorado (69)
2009–10 Vancouver (103) Colorado (95) Calgary (90) Minnesota (84) Edmonton (62)
2010–11 Vancouver (117) Calgary (94) Minnesota (86) Colorado (68) Edmonton (62)
2011–12 Vancouver (111) Calgary (90) Colorado (88) Minnesota (81) Edmonton (74)
2012–13 Vancouver (59) Minnesota (55) Edmonton (45) Calgary (42) Colorado (39)
  • Green background denotes qualified for playoffs

Stanley Cup winners produced[change | change source]

  1. 2001 – Colorado Avalanche

Presidents' Trophy winners produced[change | change source]

  1. 2001 – Colorado Avalanche
  2. 2011 – Vancouver Canucks
  3. 2012 – Vancouver Canucks

Northwest Division titles won by team[change | change source]

Team Number of Championships Won Last Year Won
Vancouver Canucks 7 2013
Colorado Avalanche 5 2003
Calgary Flames 1 2006
Minnesota Wild 1 2008
Edmonton Oilers 0

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