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The NHL's Smythe Division was formed in 1974 as part of the Clarence Campbell Conference. The division existed for 19 seasons until 1993. It was named in honor of Conn Smythe. It is the fore-runner of the NHL's Northwest Division and NHL's Pacific Division.

Contents

Division lineups

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1974–1976

Changes from the 1973–1974 season

  • The Smythe Division is formed as a result of NHL realignment
  • The Vancouver Canucks come from the Eastern Division
  • The Chicago Black Hawks, Minnesota North Stars, and St. Louis Blues come from the Western Division
  • The Kansas City Scouts were added as an expansion team

1976–1978

  • Chicago Black Hawks
  • Colorado Rockies
  • Minnesota North Stars
  • St. Louis Blues
  • Vancouver Canucks

Changes from the 1975–1976 season

  • The Kansas City Scouts move to Denver, Colorado to become the Colorado Rockies.

1978–1979

  • Chicago Black Hawks
  • Colorado Rockies
  • St. Louis Blues
  • Vancouver Canucks

Changes from the 1977–1978 season

  • The Minnesota North Stars merge with the Cleveland Barons. The new franchise continues as the Minnesota North Stars, but assumes the Barons' place in the Adams Division.

1979–1981

Changes from the 1978–1979 season

1981–1982

Changes from the 1980–1981 season

  • The Chicago Black Hawks, St. Louis Blues, and Winnipeg Jets move to the Norris Division
  • The Calgary Flames move in from the Patrick Division
  • The Los Angeles Kings move in from the Norris Division

1982–1991

  • Calgary Flames
  • Edmonton Oilers
  • Los Angeles Kings
  • Vancouver Canucks
  • Winnipeg Jets

Changes from the 1981–1982 season

  • The Colorado Rockies move to the Patrick Division as the New Jersey Devils
  • The Winnipeg Jets move in from the Norris Division

1991–1993

  • Calgary Flames
  • Edmonton Oilers
  • Los Angeles Kings
  • San Jose Sharks
  • Vancouver Canucks
  • Winnipeg Jets

Changes from the 1990–1991 season

  • The San Jose Sharks were added as an expansion team

After the 1992–1993 season

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

Regular season Division Champions

Playoff Division Champions

Stanley Cup Winners produced

Smythe Division Titles Won By Team

Team Number of Championships Won Last Year Won
Edmonton Oilers 6 1987
Chicago Black Hawks 4 1980
Vancouver Canucks 3 1993
Calgary Flames 3 1990
St. Louis Blues 2 1981
Los Angeles Kings 1 1991

See also

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