Stanley Cup Fast Facts

Here is a look at the Stanley Cup, the annual ...

Posted: Jun 8, 2018 11:21 AM
Updated: Jun 8, 2018 11:21 AM

Here is a look at the Stanley Cup, the annual championship of the National Hockey League.

June 7, 2018 - The Washington Capitals defeat the Vegas Golden Knights to win their first Stanley Cup.

June 11, 2017 - The Pittsburgh Penguins win the Stanley Cup for the second year in a row, defeating the Nashville Predators 4 games to 2.

Other Facts:
Sixteen teams play in the elimination tournament. The top three teams in each of the four NHL divisions are the first 12 teams in the playoffs, and the next four spots go to the remaining top two teams in each conference, as wild cards. All playoff rounds are the best of seven games.

The Montreal Canadiens have won the Stanley Cup a record 24 times.

Since 1893, there have been only two years without a Stanley Cup winner: 1919 and 2005.

The Cup:
The trophy is named after Lord Stanley of Preston, a Canadian governor general appointed by Queen Victoria. Lord Stanley promoted amateur hockey competitions in Canada during the 19th century.

In 1892, he donated a trophy that was unveiled during a dinner honoring the Ottawa Hockey Club.

The trophy was originally called the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup.

Since 1995, members of winning teams take turns holding on to the cup. Chaperones, including the Hockey Hall of Fame curator, keep watch over the trophy during its tour.

In its travels over the years, the cup has been forgotten on the side of the road and kicked into a canal. In 2017, the son of Pittsburgh Penguins forward Josh Archibald was baptized in the cup. It was not the first Stanley Cup baptism.

The names of every player on the winning team are etched onto a tier of the trophy.

Timeline:
1893 - The Montreal Hockey Club from the Montreal Amateur Athletic Association wins the first Stanley Cup.

1900s-1910s - As amateur clubs give way to professional teams, the National Hockey Association, a precursor to the NHL, begins overseeing a series of championship games. NHA teams compete against teams affiliated with the Pacific Coast Hockey Association and the winner of the series gets the Stanley Cup. American teams start participating in the tournament.

1917 - The National Hockey League is formed, and the Seattle Metropolitans become the first US team to win the cup.

1919 - The Stanley Cup finals are canceled because of the Spanish flu pandemic.

1963 - A redesigned cup is introduced, built to be sturdier than the original.

1993 - A replica is produced to be displayed in the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.

2005 - The NHL season and subsequent Stanley Cup finals are canceled over a labor dispute. The lockout ends when the NHL and the NHL Players' Association finalize a six-year collective bargaining agreement.

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