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NHL Prince of Wales Trophy Winners

Since 1924; Presented to the Eastern Conference Champion since 1994

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His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, donated the trophy to the National Hockey League in 1924. From 1927-28 through 1937-38, the award was presented to the team finishing first in the American Division of the NHL. (The team finishing first in the Canadian Division received the O'Brien Trophy during these years.) 

From 1938-39, when the NHL reverted to one section, to 1966-67, it was presented to the team winning the NHL regular-season championship. With expansion in 1967-68, it again became a divisional trophy, awarded to the regular-season champions of the East Division through to the end of the 1973-74 season. Beginning in 1974-75, it was awarded to the regular-season winner of the conference bearing the name of the trophy. 

From 1981-82 to 1992-93 the trophy was presented to the playoff champion in the Wales Conference. Since 1993-94, the trophy has been presented to the playoff champion in the Eastern Conference.

 

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Prince of Wales Trophy Winners
  • 2017: Pittsburgh Penguins
  • 2016: Pittsburgh Penguins
  • 2015: Tampa Bay Lightning
  • 2014: New York Rangers
  • 2013: Boston Bruins
  • 2012: New Jersey Devils
  • 2011: Boston Bruins
  • 2010: Philadelphia Flyers
  • 2009: Pittsburgh Penguins
  • 2008: Pittsburgh Penguins
  • 2007: Ottawa Senators
  • 2006: Carolina Hurricanes
  • 2004: Tampa Bay Lightning
  • 2003: New Jersey Devils
  • 2002: Carolina Hurricanes
  • 2001: New Jersey Devils
  • 2000: New Jersey Devils
  • 1999: Buffalo Sabres
  • 1998: Washington Capitals
  • 1997: Philadelphia Flyers
  • 1996: Florida Panthers
  • 1995: New Jersey Devils
  • 1994: New York Rangers
  • 1993: Montreal Canadiens
  • 1992: Pittsburgh Penguins
  • 1991: Pittsburgh Penguins
  • 1990: Boston Bruins
  • 1989: Montreal Canadiens
  • 1988: Boston Bruins
  • 1987: Philadelphia Flyers
  • 1986: Montreal Canadiens
  • 1985: Philadelphia Flyers
  • 1984: New York Islanders
  • 1983: New York Islanders
  • 1982: New York Islanders
  • 1981: Montreal Canadiens
  • 1980: Buffalo Sabres
  • 1979: Montreal Canadiens
  • 1978: Montreal Canadiens
  • 1977: Montreal Canadiens
  • 1976: Montreal Canadiens
  • 1975: Buffalo Sabres
  • 1974: Boston Bruins
  • 1973: Montreal Canadiens
  • 1972: Boston Bruins
  • 1971: Boston Bruins
  • 1970: Chicago Blackhawks
  • 1969: Montreal Canadiens
  • 1968: Montreal Canadiens
  • 1967: Chicago Blackhawks
  • 1966: Montreal Canadiens
  • 1965: Detroit Red Wings
  • 1964: Montreal Canadiens
  • 1963: Toronto Maple Leafs
  • 1962: Montreal Canadiens
  • 1961: Montreal Canadiens
  • 1960: Montreal Canadiens
  • 1959: Montreal Canadiens
  • 1958: Montreal Canadiens
  • 1957: Detroit Red Wings
  • 1956: Montreal Canadiens
  • 1955: Detroit Red Wings
  • 1954: Detroit Red Wings
  • 1953: Detroit Red Wings
  • 1952: Detroit Red Wings
  • 1951: Detroit Red Wings
  • 1950: Detroit Red Wings
  • 1949: Detroit Red Wings
  • 1948: Toronto Maple Leafs
  • 1947: Montreal Canadiens
  • 1946: Montreal Canadiens
  • 1945: Montreal Canadiens
  • 1944: Montreal Canadiens
  • 1943: Detroit Red Wings
  • 1942: New York Rangers
  • 1941: Boston Bruins
  • 1940: Boston Bruins
  • 1939: Boston Bruins
  • 1938: Boston Bruins
  • 1937: Detroit Red Wings
  • 1936: Detroit Red Wings
  • 1935: Boston Bruins
  • 1934: Detroit Red Wings
  • 1933: Boston Bruins
  • 1932: New York Rangers
  • 1931: Boston Bruins
  • 1930: Boston Bruins
  • 1929: Boston Bruins
  • 1928: Boston Bruins
  • 1927: Ottawa Senators
  • 1926: Montreal Maroons
  • 1925: Montreal Canadiens
  • 1924: Montreal Canadiens
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