The 2009 Victoria Cup is the second of a series of ice hockey challenge matches between European championship teams and a team of the National Hockey League (NHL). For 2009, the teams were the ZSC Lions and the Chicago Blackhawks. The game was played on September 29, 2009.
The ZSC Lions qualified to play for the Victoria Cup by winning the 2008–09 Champions Hockey League competition. The ZSC Lions from Switzerland won the competition by beating Russia's Metallurg Magnitogorsk in the finals. Metallurg Magnitogorsk played in the inaugural 2008 Victoria Cup game.
The Chicago Blackhawks were named on May 10, 2009 to represent the NHL. The Blackhawks made it to the Western Conference Finals in 2008, eventually losing to the Detroit Red Wings. The Chicago Blackhawks were founded in 1926 and are one of the "Original Six" teams of the NHL. This will be the Blackhawks' first game against a European club in Europe. The Blackhawks have played in Europe before, having played two exhibition games in 1992 in London, England against the NHL Montreal Canadiens. The Blackhawks played an exhibition game at Hallenstadion on September 28 against HC Davos, which they won 9 - 2.
- ^ Lukas Flueler dressed for the ZSC Lions as the back-up goalie and did not enter the game.
^ Antti Niemi dressed for the Chicago Blackhawks as the back-up goalie and did not enter the game.
- ZSC Lions, Chicago Blackhawks