NHL/WHA Playoffs

Stanley Cup Playoffs from 1927 to present, and Avco Cup Playoffs from 1973-1979.

From 1918-1926, the NHL Champion was not necessarily the Stanley Cup champion. The NHL champion proceeded to play the champs from other leagues for the Stanley Cup. By 1927, those other leagues had folded, leaving the NHL champ the de facto Stanley Cup champ.

Click on the Year or Lg for playoff results.
Click on the Champion or Runner-Up for team roster, statistics, and leaders.
Click on the Conn Smythe winner for career statistics and accomplishments.

Year Lg Champion Runner-Up Conn Smythe
2020NHLTampa Bay LightningDallas StarsVictor Hedman
2019NHLSt. Louis BluesBoston BruinsRyan O'Reilly
2018NHLWashington CapitalsVegas Golden KnightsAlex Ovechkin
2017NHLPittsburgh PenguinsNashville PredatorsSidney Crosby
2016NHLPittsburgh PenguinsSan Jose SharksSidney Crosby
2015NHLChicago BlackhawksTampa Bay LightningDuncan Keith
2014NHLLos Angeles KingsNew York RangersJustin Williams
2013NHLChicago BlackhawksBoston BruinsPatrick Kane
2012NHLLos Angeles KingsNew Jersey DevilsJonathan Quick
2011NHLBoston BruinsVancouver CanucksTim Thomas
2010NHLChicago BlackhawksPhiladelphia FlyersJonathan Toews
2009NHLPittsburgh PenguinsDetroit Red WingsEvgeni Malkin
2008NHLDetroit Red WingsPittsburgh PenguinsHenrik Zetterberg
2007NHLAnaheim DucksOttawa SenatorsScott Niedermayer
2006NHLCarolina HurricanesEdmonton OilersCam Ward
2005NHLSeason canceled
2004NHLTampa Bay LightningCalgary FlamesBrad Richards
2003NHLNew Jersey DevilsMighty Ducks of AnaheimJean-Sebastien Giguere
2002NHLDetroit Red WingsCarolina HurricanesNicklas Lidstrom
2001NHLColorado AvalancheNew Jersey DevilsPatrick Roy
2000NHLNew Jersey DevilsDallas StarsScott Stevens
1999NHLDallas StarsBuffalo SabresJoe Nieuwendyk
1998NHLDetroit Red WingsWashington CapitalsSteve Yzerman
1997NHLDetroit Red WingsPhiladelphia FlyersMike Vernon
1996NHLColorado AvalancheFlorida PanthersJoe Sakic
1995NHLNew Jersey DevilsDetroit Red WingsClaude Lemieux
1994NHLNew York RangersVancouver CanucksBrian Leetch
1993NHLMontreal CanadiensLos Angeles KingsPatrick Roy
1992NHLPittsburgh PenguinsChicago BlackhawksMario Lemieux
1991NHLPittsburgh PenguinsMinnesota North StarsMario Lemieux
1990NHLEdmonton OilersBoston BruinsBill Ranford
1989NHLCalgary FlamesMontreal CanadiensAl MacInnis
1988NHLEdmonton OilersBoston BruinsWayne Gretzky
1987NHLEdmonton OilersPhiladelphia FlyersRon Hextall
1986NHLMontreal CanadiensCalgary FlamesPatrick Roy
1985NHLEdmonton OilersPhiladelphia FlyersWayne Gretzky
1984NHLEdmonton OilersNew York IslandersMark Messier
1983NHLNew York IslandersEdmonton OilersBilly Smith
1982NHLNew York IslandersVancouver CanucksMike Bossy
1981NHLNew York IslandersMinnesota North StarsButch Goring
1980NHLNew York IslandersPhiladelphia FlyersBryan Trottier
1979NHLMontreal CanadiensNew York RangersBob Gainey
1979WHAWinnipeg JetsEdmonton Oilers
1978NHLMontreal CanadiensBoston BruinsLarry Robinson
1978WHAWinnipeg JetsNew England Whalers
1977NHLMontreal CanadiensBoston BruinsGuy Lafleur
1977WHAQuebec NordiquesWinnipeg Jets
1976NHLMontreal CanadiensPhiladelphia FlyersReggie Leach
1976WHAWinnipeg JetsHouston Aeros
1975NHLPhiladelphia FlyersBuffalo SabresBernie Parent
1975WHAHouston AerosQuebec Nordiques
1974NHLPhiladelphia FlyersBoston BruinsBernie Parent
1974WHAHouston AerosChicago Cougars
1973NHLMontreal CanadiensChicago Black HawksYvan Cournoyer
1973WHANew England WhalersWinnipeg Jets
1972NHLBoston BruinsNew York RangersBobby Orr
1971NHLMontreal CanadiensChicago Black HawksKen Dryden
1970NHLBoston BruinsSt. Louis BluesBobby Orr
1969NHLMontreal CanadiensSt. Louis BluesSerge Savard
1968NHLMontreal CanadiensSt. Louis BluesGlenn Hall
1967NHLToronto Maple LeafsMontreal CanadiensDave Keon
1966NHLMontreal CanadiensDetroit Red WingsRoger Crozier
1965NHLMontreal CanadiensChicago Black HawksJean Beliveau
1964NHLToronto Maple LeafsDetroit Red Wings
1963NHLToronto Maple LeafsDetroit Red Wings
1962NHLToronto Maple LeafsChicago Black Hawks
1961NHLChicago Black HawksDetroit Red Wings
1960NHLMontreal CanadiensToronto Maple Leafs
1959NHLMontreal CanadiensToronto Maple Leafs
1958NHLMontreal CanadiensBoston Bruins
1957NHLMontreal CanadiensBoston Bruins
1956NHLMontreal CanadiensDetroit Red Wings
1955NHLDetroit Red WingsMontreal Canadiens
1954NHLDetroit Red WingsMontreal Canadiens
1953NHLMontreal CanadiensBoston Bruins
1952NHLDetroit Red WingsMontreal Canadiens
1951NHLToronto Maple LeafsMontreal Canadiens
1950NHLDetroit Red WingsNew York Rangers
1949NHLToronto Maple LeafsDetroit Red Wings
1948NHLToronto Maple LeafsDetroit Red Wings
1947NHLToronto Maple LeafsMontreal Canadiens
1946NHLMontreal CanadiensBoston Bruins
1945NHLToronto Maple LeafsDetroit Red Wings
1944NHLMontreal CanadiensChicago Black Hawks
1943NHLDetroit Red WingsBoston Bruins
1942NHLToronto Maple LeafsDetroit Red Wings
1941NHLBoston BruinsDetroit Red Wings
1940NHLNew York RangersToronto Maple Leafs
1939NHLBoston BruinsToronto Maple Leafs
1938NHLChicago Black HawksToronto Maple Leafs
1937NHLDetroit Red WingsNew York Rangers
1936NHLDetroit Red WingsToronto Maple Leafs
1935NHLMontreal MaroonsToronto Maple Leafs
1934NHLChicago Black HawksDetroit Red Wings
1933NHLNew York RangersToronto Maple Leafs
1932NHLToronto Maple LeafsNew York Rangers
1931NHLMontreal CanadiensChicago Black Hawks
1930NHLMontreal CanadiensBoston Bruins
1929NHLBoston BruinsNew York Rangers
1928NHLNew York RangersMontreal Maroons
1927NHLOttawa SenatorsBoston Bruins
1926NHLMontreal MaroonsOttawa Senators
1925NHLMontreal CanadiensHamilton Tigers
1924NHLMontreal CanadiensOttawa Senators
1923NHLOttawa SenatorsMontreal Canadiens
1922NHLToronto St. PatricksOttawa Senators
1921NHLOttawa SenatorsToronto St. Patricks
1920NHLNo NHL playoffs.
Ottawa represented NHL,
def. PCHA champ Seattle for Stanley Cup.
1919NHLMontreal CanadiensOttawa Senators
1918NHLToronto ArenasMontreal Canadiens