Southeast Division (NHL)

Southeast Division
ConferenceEastern Conference
LeagueNational Hockey League
SportIce hockey
Founded1998
Ceased2013
Replaced byAtlantic Division and Metropolitan Division
Teams
No. of teams5
Championships
Most Southeast Division titlesWashington Capitals (7)

The NHL's Southeast Division was formed in 1998 as part of the Eastern Conference due to expansion. The division lasted for 14 seasons (not including the cancelled 2004–05 season) until 2013. The division was intended to group teams primarily in the Southeastern United States. Its original members were the Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Washington Capitals. The expansion Atlanta Thrashers joined the division in 1999. The Thrashers' relocation to Winnipeg in 2011 to become the new Winnipeg Jets spurred talks for what became a league realignment in 2013; the Jets still played in the Southeast during the division's final two seasons.

Division lineups[]

1998–1999[]

Changes from the 1997–98 season[]

Changes from the 1998–99 season[]

1999–2011[]

Changes from the 1998–99 season[]

2011–2013[]

Changes from the 2010–11 season[]

After the 2012–13 season[]

The NHL dissolved the Southeast Division as the league realigned into two conferences with two divisions each. The Winnipeg Jets moved to the Western Conference and the Central Division. The Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning were placed into the new Atlantic Division. The Carolina Hurricanes and Washington Capitals were placed in the newly formed Metropolitan Division.

Division champions[]

Season results[]

Season 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
1998–99 Carolina (86) Florida (78) Washington (68) Tampa Bay (47)
1999–2000 Washington (102) Florida (98) Carolina (84) Tampa Bay (54) Atlanta (39)
2000–01 Washington (96) Carolina (88) Florida (66) Atlanta (60) Tampa Bay (59)
2001–02 Carolina (91) Washington (85) Tampa Bay (69) Florida (60) Atlanta (54)
2002–03 Tampa Bay (93) Washington (92) Atlanta (74) Florida (70) Carolina (61)
2003–04 Tampa Bay (106) Atlanta (78) Carolina (76) Florida (75) Washington (59)
2004–05 No season due to 2004–05 NHL lockout
2005–06 Carolina (112) Tampa Bay (92) Atlanta (90) Florida (85) Washington (70)
2006–07 Atlanta (97) Tampa Bay (93) Carolina (88) Florida (86) Washington (70)
2007–08 Washington (94) Carolina (92) Florida (85) Atlanta (76) Tampa Bay (71)
2008–09 Washington (108) Carolina (97) Florida (93) Atlanta (76) Tampa Bay (66)
2009–10 Washington (121) Atlanta (83) Carolina (80) Tampa Bay (80) Florida (77)
2010–11 Washington (107) Tampa Bay (103) Carolina (91) Atlanta (80) Florida (72)
2011–12 Florida (94) Washington (92) Tampa Bay (84) Winnipeg (84) Carolina (82)
2012–13 Washington (57) Winnipeg (51) Carolina (42) Tampa Bay (40) Florida (36)

Stanley Cup winners produced[]

Presidents' Trophy winners produced[]

Southeast Division titles won by team[]

Team Wins Last win
Washington Capitals 7 2013
Carolina Hurricanes 3 2006
Tampa Bay Lightning 2 2004
Atlanta Thrashers/Winnipeg Jets 1 2007
Florida Panthers 1 2012

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