Prince Of wales Trophy

Il Prince of Wales Trophy (o Wales Trophy) è il trofeo NHL assegnato alla squadra che si aggiudica la Eastern Conference, analogamente al Clarence Campbell Bowl per la Western Conference. E’ più antico del suo omologo ad ovest e vede la luce nel 1923-24 quando il Principe del Galles lo dona alla NHL; al tempo veniva assegnato alla squadra vincitrice dei Palyoff della NHL che avrebbero affrontato i vincitori della Western Canada Hockey League per la Stanley Cup. Successivamente divenne il premio per i vincitori della stagione regolare NHL (l’antenato dell’ attuale President Trophy) e poi col passare del tempo e dei cambiamenti ai regolamenti è arrivato ad essere il premio per i vincitori della Eastern Conference. Come per il Clarence Campbell anche il Wales Trophy è oggetto della medesima superstizione da parte dei giocatori. La squadra che vanta il maggior numero di Wales Trophy nella propria bacheca è quella dei Montreal Canadiens, che lo ha portato a casa per ben 25 volte (sollevando poi per 17 volte la Stanley Cup).

 

Di Seguito i vincitori del trofeo sotto le varie denominazioni (Fonte www.wikipedia.org)

American Division regular season champions (1927–38)

Season Winner Win #
1927–28 Boston Bruins 1
1928–29 Boston Bruins 2
1929–30 Boston Bruins 3
1930–31 Boston Bruins 4
1931–32 New York Rangers 1
1932–33 Boston Bruins 5
1933–34 Detroit Red Wings 1
1934–35 Boston Bruins 6
1935–36 Detroit Red Wings 2
1936–37 Detroit Red Wings 3
1937–38 Boston Bruins 7

Regular Season champions (1938–67)

Season Winner Win #
1938–39 Boston Bruins 8
1939–40 Boston Bruins 9
1940–41 Boston Bruins 10
1941–42 New York Rangers 2
1942–43 Detroit Red Wings 4
1943–44 Montreal Canadiens 3
1944–45 Montreal Canadiens 4
1945–46 Montreal Canadiens 5
1946–47 Montreal Canadiens 6
1947–48 Toronto Maple Leafs 1
1948–49 Detroit Red Wings 5
1949–50 Detroit Red Wings 6
1950–51 Detroit Red Wings 7
1951–52 Detroit Red Wings 8
1952–53 Detroit Red Wings 9
1953–54 Detroit Red Wings 10
1954–55 Detroit Red Wings 11
1955–56 Montreal Canadiens 7
1956–57 Detroit Red Wings 12
1957–58 Montreal Canadiens 8
1958–59 Montreal Canadiens 9
1959–60 Montreal Canadiens 10
1960–61 Montreal Canadiens 11
1961–62 Montreal Canadiens 12
1962–63 Toronto Maple Leafs 2
1963–64 Montreal Canadiens 13
1964–65 Detroit Red Wings 13
1965–66 Montreal Canadiens 14
1966–67 Chicago Black Hawks 1

East Division regular season champions (1967–74)

Season Winner Win #
1967–68 Montreal Canadiens 15
1968–69 Montreal Canadiens 16
1969–70 Chicago Black Hawks 2
1970–71 Boston Bruins 11
1971–72 Boston Bruins 12
1972–73 Montreal Canadiens 17
1973–74 Boston Bruins 13

Wales Conference regular season champions (1974–81)

Season Winner Win #
1974–75 Buffalo Sabres 1
1975–76 Montreal Canadiens 18
1976–77 Montreal Canadiens 19
1977–78 Montreal Canadiens 20
1978–79 Montreal Canadiens 21
1979–80 Buffalo Sabres 2
1980–81 Montreal Canadiens 22

Wales Conference playoffs champions (1981–93)

Season Winner Win #
1981–82 New York Islanders 1
1982–83 New York Islanders 2
1983–84 New York Islanders 3
1984–85 Philadelphia Flyers 1
1985–86 Montreal Canadiens 23
1986–87 Philadelphia Flyers 2
1987–88 Boston Bruins 14
1988–89 Montreal Canadiens 24
1989–90 Boston Bruins 15
1990–91 Pittsburgh Penguins 1
1991–92 Pittsburgh Penguins 2
1992–93 Montreal Canadiens 25

Eastern Conference playoffs champions (1993–present)

Season Winner Win #
1993–94 New York Rangers 3
1994–95 New Jersey Devils 1
1995–96 Florida Panthers 1
1996–97 Philadelphia Flyers 3
1997–98 Washington Capitals 1
1998–99 Buffalo Sabres 3
1999–2000 New Jersey Devils 2
2000–01 New Jersey Devils 3
2001–02 Carolina Hurricanes 1
2002–03 New Jersey Devils 4
2003–04 Tampa Bay Lightning 1
2004–05 No winner because of the 2004–05 NHL lockout Season canceled
2005–06 Carolina Hurricanes 2
2006–07 Ottawa Senators 1
2007–08 Pittsburgh Penguins 3
2008–09 Pittsburgh Penguins 4
2009–10 Philadelphia Flyers 4
2010–11 Boston Bruins 16
2011–12 New Jersey Devils 5
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