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Southeast Division (NHL)

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Conference  Eastern Conference
Sport  Ice hockey
Ceased  2013
League  National Hockey League
Inaugural season  1998–99 season
Replaced by  Atlantic Division and Metropolitan Division

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 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.

Contents

1998–1999

  • Carolina Hurricanes
  • Florida Panthers
  • Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Washington Capitals
  • Changes from the 1997–98 season

  • The Southeast Division is formed as a result of NHL realignment
  • The Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Washington Capitals come from the Atlantic Division
  • The Carolina Hurricanes come from the Northeast Division
  • 1999–2011

  • Atlanta Thrashers
  • Carolina Hurricanes
  • Florida Panthers
  • Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Washington Capitals
  • Changes from the 1998–99 season

  • The Atlanta Thrashers are added as an expansion team
  • 2011–2013

  • Carolina Hurricanes
  • Florida Panthers
  • Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Washington Capitals
  • Winnipeg Jets
  • Changes from the 2010–11 season

  • The Atlanta Thrashers relocate to Winnipeg, Manitoba, and become the Winnipeg Jets
  • 2013 realignment

    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 Atlantic Division. The Carolina Hurricanes and Washington Capitals were placed in the newly formed Metropolitan Division.

    Division Champions

  • 1999—Carolina Hurricanes (34–30–18, 86 pts)
  • 2000—Washington Capitals (44–24–12–2, 102 pts)
  • 2001—Washington Capitals (41–27–10–4, 96 pts)
  • 2002—Carolina Hurricanes (35–26–16–5, 91 pts)
  • 2003—Tampa Bay Lightning (36–25–16–5, 93 pts)
  • 2004—Tampa Bay Lightning (46–22–8–6, 106 pts)
  • 2005—no season (NHL Lockout)
  • 2006—Carolina Hurricanes (52–22–8, 112 pts)
  • 2007—Atlanta Thrashers (43–28–11, 97 pts)
  • 2008—Washington Capitals (43–31–8, 94 pts)
  • 2009—Washington Capitals (50–24–8, 108 pts)
  • 2010—Washington Capitals (54–15–13, 121 pts)
  • 2011—Washington Capitals (48–23–11, 107 pts)
  • 2012—Florida Panthers (38–26–18, 94 pts)
  • 2013—Washington Capitals (26–18–2, 54 pts)
  • Stanley Cup winners produced

    1. 2004—Tampa Bay Lightning
    2. 2006—Carolina Hurricanes

    Presidents' Trophy winners produced

    1. 2010—Washington Capitals

    References

    Southeast Division (NHL) Wikipedia


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