Chronology of Stanley Cup engravings

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The engraved names of the 2000–01 Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche

This is a chronology of Stanley Cup engravings.

A unique feature of the Stanley Cup is that, with few exceptions in the past, it is the only trophy in professional sports that has the name of the winning players, coaches, management, and club staff engraved on it.[1]

This has not always been the case. When he first donated the Cup in 1892, one of Lord Stanley of Preston's original conditions was that each team could, at their own expense, add a ring on the Cup to commemorate their Cup victory (the first year being an exception). Lord Stanley's original trophy was simply a silver bowl minted with the words "Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup" on one side of the outside rim, and "From Stanley of Preston" with his family's coat of arms on the other side.

The format and location of the engravings, including the addition and deletion of extra bands and rings attached to the bottom of Lord Stanley's original cup/bowl, has changed through the years. For unknown reasons some teams (details below), did not engrave their names on the Cup. This was rectified in the '1948 Redesign'.

Challenge Cup Era[edit]

The first Stanley Cup

During the Challenge Cup Era from 1893–1914, the Stanley Cup was a "challenge trophy"; the champions held onto the Cup until they either lost their league title to another club, or a champion from another league issued a formal challenge and subsequently defeated the reigning Cup champion in a special game or series.

Teams had to add their names to the trophy at their own expense. Initially, there was only one ring, the one added by the first Cup champion Montreal HC. Clubs then engraved their team names, usually in the form "[TEAM NAME] [YEAR WON]", on that one ring until it was full in 1902. With no room to engrave their names (perhaps unwilling to pay for a second band to the Cup), teams started leaving their mark on the bowl itself. A second ring was finally added by the Ottawa Senators in 1909. As mentioned earlier in this article, some teams during this era did not engrave their names on the Cup.

Month/Year Winning Team Engravings Added Location Added
1893 Montreal HC "Montreal AAA/1893" A new base ring that the team attached to the bottom of the original bowl
1894 Montreal HC "Montreal/ - 1894 - " 1893 base ring
1895 Montreal Victorias "Victorias/ - of - /Montreal/ - 1895 -"
February 1896 Winnipeg Victorias "Victorias/ - of - /Winnipeg/ - 1895 -"
December 1896 Montreal Victorias "Victorias/ - of - /Montreal/ - 1896-/
Winnipeg Feb 20th"
1897 Montreal Victorias "Victorias/ - of - /Montreal/- 1897 -"
1898 Montreal Victorias "Victorias/ - of - /Montreal/- 1898 -"
February 1899 Montreal Victorias "Victorias/ -> of <- /Montreal/ - 1899-/
Montreal Feb 15th & 18th"
March 1899 Montreal Shamrocks "Shamrocks/ * of * /Montreal/ 1899/
Montreal 4th & 14th March"
February 1900 Montreal Shamrocks "Shamrocks/ -> of <- /Montreal/ - 1900 - /
Montreal 4th & 14th March"
March 1900 Montreal Shamrocks Did not add an engraving
1901 Winnipeg Victorias "Victorias/ -> of <- /Winnipeg/ - 1901 - /
Montreal Jan 29th & 30th"
1893 base ring
January 1902 Winnipeg Victorias "Victorias/ -> of <- /Winnipeg/ - 1902 - / Winnipeg Jan 21st & 23rd [sic]"
March 1902 Montreal HC "Montreal/ -> 1902 <- / Winnipeg Mar 13th 15th 17th"
February 1903 Montreal HC "Montreal/ 1903 / Montreal Jan 29th 30th Feb 2nd 4th" Outside of bowl
March 7–10, 1903 Ottawa HC "Ottawa/ * 1903 * / Ottawa vs. Vics."
March 12–14, 1903 Ottawa HC "Ottawa/ 1903. / Ottawa vs. Rat Portage"
January 1904 Ottawa HC "Ottawa. 1904. / Ottawa vs. Winnpeg R.C."
February 1904 Ottawa HC "Ottawa. 1904. / Ottawa vs. Marlboro."
March 2, 1904 Ottawa HC "Ottawa/ 1904. / Ottawa vs. Wanderers."
March 9–11, 1904 Ottawa HC "Ottawa/ 1904. / Ottawa vs. Brandon."
January 1905 Ottawa HC "Ottawa/ 1905. / Ottawa vs. Dawson."
March 1905 Ottawa HC "Ottawa/ 1905. / Ottawa vs. Kenora."
February 1906 Ottawa HC "Ottawa. 1906. / Ottawa vs. Queens. / Ottawa vs. Smith Falls."
March 6–8, 1906 Ottawa HC
March 14–17, 1906 Montreal Wanderers "Montreal March 15–17 Wanderers vs. Ottawa Score 12-10" Outside of bowl - above Montreal 1902, Ottawa 1903 & 1904
December 1906 Montreal Wanderers "Montreal December 27–29 Wanderers vs. New Glasgow 10-3 6-2" (mistake score was 7-2 not 6-2) Outside of bowl - above Ottawa 1904 to 1906
January 1907 Kenora Thistles "Thistles of Kenora 12 Wanderers 8 / Montreal Jan 17th & 21st 1907" Inside the rim of the bowl
March 1907 Montreal Wanderers "Wanderers Defeated Kenora 12 to 8 March 25th 1907", plus all of the players' names and executives (20 names, Trainer missing from Cup.) Inside of the bowl
January 1908 Montreal Wanderers Did not add an engraving
March 10–12, 1908 Montreal Wanderers
March 14, 1908 Montreal Wanderers
December 1908 Montreal Wanderers
1909 Ottawa Senators "* Ottawa 1909* " A new base ring that the team attached to the bottom of the 1893 base ring
January 5–7, 1910 Ottawa Senators "Ottawa/ 1910 / Ottawa vs Galt / Ottawa vs Edmonton" 1909 base ring
January 18–20, 1910 Ottawa Senators
March 1910 Montreal Wanderers Did not add an engraving
March 13, 1911 Ottawa Senators
March 16, 1911 Ottawa Senators
1912 Quebec Bulldogs "Quebec / *1911-1912* / Defeated Moncton / 9-2 & 8-0" 1909 base ring
1913 Quebec Bulldogs "Quebec / 1912-1913 / Defeated Sydney / 14-3 & 6-2"
1914 Toronto Blueshirts "Torontos / 1913-14 / Defeated Victorias B.C. / 3 Straight Games"

(*) Note: The Winnipeg Victorias engraved "1895" instead of "1896" because they won their Stanley Cup Challenge against Montreal prior to the end of the 1896 season.

Silver trophy with bowl on top
The Stanley Cup in 1921, featuring the original 1893 bowl and two base rings that were each attached in 1893 and 1909

The "World Series" Era[edit]

Before the 1914–15 season, a new agreement was reached in which the respective champions of the NHA and the Pacific Coast Hockey Association would face each other for the Cup, similar to baseball's World Series played between the American League and National League champions.

This agreement effectively ended the Challenge Cup rule in which a new champion was crowned after it won the title of the previous champion's league. However, the 1915 Ottawa Senators, the 1916 Portland Rosebuds, and the 1918 Vancouver Millionaires all engraved their names on the Cup even though they did not officially win it under the new system.

The NHA dissolved in 1917, and the National Hockey League (NHL) took its place. Then after the Western Canada Hockey League (WCHL) was born in 1921, it was agreed that all three league champions would play for the Cup. The PCHA and the WCHL later merged to form the Western Hockey League (WHL) in 1924.

† - Engraved their name on the Cup despite only winning the title of the previous champion's league.
Season Winning Team Engravings Added Location Added
1914–15 Ottawa Senators "Ottawa / NHA Champions / 1914-15" 1909 base ring
Vancouver Millionaires "Vancouver, B.C. / 1914-15 / Defeated Ottawa / 3 Straight Games"
Vancouver 8 of 10 players' names, plus playing-manager (2 players missing) Along the flutted sides of the inside of the bowl
1915–16 Portland Rosebuds "Portland Ore. / PCHA Champions / 1915–16" 1909 base ring
Montreal Canadiens "Canadian [sic] / NHA & World's Champions / Defeated Portland / 1915-16"
1916–17 Seattle Metropolitans "Seattle / World's Champions / Defeated Canadians [sic] / 1917"
1917–18 Vancouver Millionaires "Vancouver / Defeated Seattle / 1917-18 / Score 1-0"
Torontos Did not add an engraving
1918–19 Not awarded due to the flu epidemic.
1919–20 Ottawa Senators Did not add an engraving
1920–21 Ottawa Senators
1921–22 Toronto St. Patricks
1922–23 Ottawa Senators
1923–24 Montreal Canadiens "Canadiens of Montreal / World's Champions / Defeated / Ottawa Vancouver Calgary / Two Straight Games Each", 21 members names. (2 players who did not play in the playoff, left off.) A new band that is added between the two base rings
1924–25 Victoria Cougars Won / By / 'Cougars' Victoria, B.C. 1925" A new angled ring added between the bowl and the 1893 base ring - 12 names added to Cup first install and last name (trainer missing)
1925–26 Montreal Maroons "Won / By Montreal 'Maroons' 1925-26", plus 18 members names. (3 players who did not play in playoffs left off.) A new ring added between the bowl and Victoria's 1925 ring;

The NHL takes over the Cup, and the "Stovepipe"[edit]

The 1927-47 "Stovepipe" Stanley Cup

The WHL folded before the 1926-27 season began. As a result, the Cup has since been awarded to the annual NHL champions.

Once the Cup became, effectively, the NHL championship trophy, the engraving of the Cup winner's information became a consistent annual tradition. This means that no Cup winning team has been missed since the 1922-23 Ottawa Senators chose to leave their name off the Cup.

Originally, a new band was added almost every year, causing the Cup to grow in size. Thus, it became commonly referred to as the "Stovepipe Cup" because of its resemblance to the exhaust pipe of a stove. It was also occasionally called the "cigar" Cup or the "elephant's leg" Cup for similar reasons.

Season Winning Team Engravings Added Location Added
1926–27 Ottawa Senators "Won By / Ottawa Senators / 1926–27", plus 17 names added. A new ring added between Victoria's 1925 ring and the 1893 base ring
1927–28 New York Rangers "New York Rangers / 1927–28", plus 19 names added (1 player who played in the minors during the playoffs left off.), and five game series A new ring added directly below the Bowl
1928–29 Boston Bruins "Won By / Boston Bruins / 1928–29", plus most players, President, Manager, Trainer. Originally 16 members names added. There was not enough room to include every winning member (5 players later added to new ring made during 1957-58 season. Playing-Coach listed twice, while President and 1 player were left off the newer ring. 3 of 5 players added were not playing for Boston when won the Cup 1929.). The open half of Ottawa's 1927 ring
1929–30 Montreal Canadiens "World's Champions / Canadiens of Montreal / 1930", 27 names added, plus playoff scores from the team's postseason rounds (1 A. Trainer left off.) Over the next 10 years, 10 new rings were added to top of the trophy. In 1932-33 New York Rangers added 2 rings, so Chicago did not need to add a ring in 1933-34.
1930–31 Montreal Canadiens "World's Champions / Canadiens of Montreal / 1931", plus 28 names. (1 player who played in the finals left off. Also left off was 1 player who played in the minors during the playoffs.), and playoff scores from the team's postseason rounds
1931–32 Toronto Maple Leafs "Toronto Maple Leafs / 1931-32 / World's Champions", full roster, non-players, team mascot, and playoff scores. 5 players were listed by only their last name only. 42 names in all (Conn Smythe listed twice), 17 investors, and the 5 players (who played in the finals) listed by only their last name were left off newer version of Cup made in 1957-58. (Conn Smythe listed once on newer ring.)
1932–33 New York Rangers "New York Rangers Professional Hockey Club / World's Champions and Winners of the / Stanley Cup - 1932-33". plus 17 names added to the first ring (President and Vice President missing). On the second ring they included the following: "1933 Marked the seventh consecutive/ year in which Lester Patrick/ had piloted the Rangers "to the/ National Hockey League Playoffs".
1933–34 Chicago Black Hawks "Chicago National Hockey Team, Inc. / The Black Hawks / 1933–34", plus 31 names. A spare goalie that never played in the NHL included. No room for playoff scores)>
1934–35 Montreal Maroons "Montreal Professional Hockey Club / Winners / 1934-35", plus 24 names. (including one players who had been loan to NY Rangers for the rest of the season).
1935–36 Detroit Red Wings "Detroit Red Wings / 1935-36", plus 21 names, with all players & non players positions, score from playoff games (A, Trainer's name missing).
1936–37 Detroit Red Wings "Detroit Red Wings / 1936-37", plus 27 names, with all players & non players positions, score from playoff games (A. Trainer name missing. 2 players later missing from new ring made in 1957-58).
1937–38 Chicago Black Hawks "Chicago National Hockey Team, Inc. / The Black Hawks / 1937-38", plus 23 names added (2 players who played in the playoffs missing), and playoff scores from the team's postseason rounds (3 more players, and trainer left off the new ring made in 1957-58. One name listed twice on the new ring.)
1938–39 Boston Bruins "Boston Bruins / 1938-39", plus 24 names, and playoff scores from the team's postseason rounds {last team to included playoff scores on the Cup} (Trainer's name missing).
1939–40 New York Rangers "The New York Rangers 1939-40", plus 19 names. (Vice President and 1 players names are missing). A new, larger ring that is added to the top of the stovepipe
1940–41 Boston Bruins "Boston Bruins 1940-1 [sic]", plus 21 names. (1 player played in the playoffs, and 1 who did not play in the playoffs left off. The 1 who did not play in the playoff later added to new ring in 1957-58.) The 1940 larger ring
1941–42 Toronto Maple Leafs "Toronto Maple Leafs 1941-2 [sic]" plus 27 names. Goalie's name listed twice on new ring made in 1957-58.
1942–43 Detroit Red Wings "Detroit Red Wings 1942-3 [sic]", plus 20 names. (A. Trainer name is missing. 1 player who did not qualify later added to new ring in 1957-58.)
1943–44 Montreal Canadiens "Canadiens of Montreal 1943-4 [sic]". plus 20 names. (Both trainers missing. Head Trainer later added to new ring in 1957-58.)
1944–45 Toronto Maple Leafs "Toronto Maple Leafs 1944-45", plus 29 names.
1945–46 Montreal Canadiens "Canadiens of Montreal 1944-46". plus 23 names. (both trainers missing.)
1946–47 Toronto Maple Leafs "Toronto Maple Leafs 1946-47", plus 30 names. (1 player left off new ring by mistake in 1957-58. He played in the finals.) Engravings were postponed, pending the Cup redesign (see below)

The 1948 redesign[edit]

Clarence Campbell, President of National Hockey League, with the Stanley Cup

With the Stovepipe Cup becoming impractical because of its ever-increasing height, the NHL decided to redesign the trophy.

The base of the Stovepipe Cup (all of the bands before the New York Rangers' 1928 ring) was moved back to the top directly under the bowl. A new shoulder collar was added below, onto which only the names of the previous winning teams were engraved. This new shoulder includes all winning team names only. The 1908, 1910 Montreal Wanderers, 1911 Ottawa Senators, 1918 Toronto Arenas, 1922 Toronto St. Pats, 1920, 1921, 1923 Ottawa Senators team names were finally added to the Cup. The cancelled 1919 Stanley Cup Finals was also acknowledged with "1919/Montreal Canadiens/Seattle Metropolitans/Series Not Completed". Room was left on the new collar for future teams.

All of the 1927–28 to 1945–46 rings from the Stovepipe Cup were redone into nine bands of various heights that were attached below the new collar, forming a vastly expanded barrel-like body. The first 5 rings and half the sixth ring included the winners 1928, 1930 to 1939. There was room to add one more team the sixth band. 1956 was winner added later. Underneath that was a replica of the wide 1940 band from the Stovepipe Cup, but expanded to allow room for all winners from 1940 to 1951. The 1946–47 Cup champion Toronto Maple Leafs, who had to wait a year because of the redesign, was also added to the wide band. Finally, two more narrow blank bands were added to the bottom of the trophy for the winners 1952 to 1955.

Season Winning Team Engravings Added Location Added
1947–48 Toronto Maple Leafs "Toronto Maple Leafs 1947-48", plus 33 name. Band 7 (The wider, expanded band)
1948–49 Toronto Maple Leafs "Toronto Maple Leafs 1948-49", plus 35 names. (1 player {who played in the finals} and 5 non-playing members left off new ring made in 1957-58.)
1949–50 Detroit Red Wings "Detroit Red Wings 1949-50", plus 32 names. (Missing 2 players who qualified were left off. Spare goalie was original included was left off the Cup in 1957-58, because he never played in the NHL.)
1950–51 Toronto Maple Leafs "Toronto Maple Leafs 1950-51", plus 37 names. (3 Doctors left off when Cup was redone in 1957-58. 2 players who did not qualify included. One player who played in minors during the playoffs included.)
1951–52 Detroit Red Wings "Detroit Red Wings 1951-52". plus 32 names. (including 3 players who did not play for Detroit that season.) (1 player who played 9 games was left off the Cup when it redone in 1957-58. Another players was left off when the replica cup was created in 1992-93, because he never played for Detroit. 1 spare goalie who never played in the NHL is on all 3 rings.) Band 8 (second from the bottom)
1952–53 Montreal Canadiens "Canadiens of Montreal 1952-53", plus 29 names added. (Missing 1 player who played in the playoffs.)
1953–54 Detroit Red Wings "Detroit Red Wings 1953-54", plus 30 names added. (1 player {played 47 games} who played in the minors during the playoff missing. 1 player who played only 1 game included one cup. He was left off the other 2 rings, along with 1 A. Trainer.) Band 9
1954–55 Detroit Red Wings "Detroit Red Wings 1954-55", plus 26 names added. (1 A. Trainer missing).
1955–56 Montreal Canadiens "Montreal 'Canadiens' 1955-56", plus 27 names added (Spare goalie did not play for Montreal included on the cup.). Band 6 beside 1938-39 Boston Bruins

The 1957 redesign[edit]

As soon as the 1956 Montreal Canadiens added their names to the Cup, all of the various narrow and wide bands of the trophy's barrel was full. Therefore, they were replaced with five symmetrical bands, each of which could contain 13 winning teams. The winning teams and rosters from 1927–28 to 1939–40 were engraved on the first band, the 1940–41 to 1952–53 champions on the second band, and the 1953–54 winners onward on the third band.

Although the bands were originally designed to fill up during the Cup's centennial year, the names of the 1964–65 Montreal Canadiens were engraved over a larger area than allotted (and thus there are 12 teams on that band instead of 13). Also the Cup underwent several minor alterations, namely the retirement of the collar in 1963 and the bowl in 1969 in favor of duplicates because the originals became too brittle.

Unless otherwise noted, all of the following teams also engraved their full rosters on the stated location, and put their club name on the shoulder collar.
Season Winning Team Engravings Added Location Added
1956–57 Montreal Canadiens "Montreal Canadiens 1956–57", plus 26 names. (1 player who played in minors during the playoffs missing.) Band 3
1957–58 Montreal Canadiens "Montreal Canadiens 1957–58", plus 29 names. (1 spare goalie who did not play for Montreal included on the cup.)
1958–59 Montreal Canadiens "Montreal Canadiens 1958–59", plus 29 names. (1 goalie who played only 2 games included.)
1959–60 Montreal Canadiens "Montreal Canadiens 1959–60", plus 27 names. ( 1 goalie who played only 1 game included.)
1960–61 Chicago Black Hawks "Chicago Black Hawks 1960–61", plus 30 names (2 Spare goalies included, but both had yet play an NHL game).
1961–62 Toronto Maple Leafs "Toronto Maple Leafs 1961–62", plus 31 names. (1 player who did not qualify included.)
1962–63 Toronto Maple Leafs "Toronto Maple Leaes [sic] 1962–63", plus 28 names. (1 player who did not qualify included.)
1963–64 Toronto Maple Leafs "Toronto Maple Leafs 1963–64", plus 27 names. (2 who played in the finals, and one player who in played in the minors during the playoffs missing.)
1964–65 Montreal Canadiens "Montreal Canadiens 1964–65"*, plus 32 names. (3 players included who did not qualify included. 1 goalie who did not play for Montreal also on the cup.)
1965–66 Montreal Canadiens "Montreal Canadiene [sic], 1965–66", plus 27 names Band 4
1966–67 Toronto Maple Leafs "Toronto Maple Leafs 1966–67", plus 29 names. (Missing 1 goalie dressed in finals, and 2 players who played in minors during the playoffs)
1967–68 Montreal Canadiens "Club De Hockey Canadien 1967–68",plus 28 names. (1 spare goalie included who did not play for Montreal.)
1968–69 Montreal Canadiens "Club De Hockey Canadien 1968–69", plus 28 names. (1 player who played in the playoffs left off, plus the Ass't Manager.)
1969–70 Boston Bruins "Boston Bruins 1969–70", plus 36 names (including 3 players who did not play for Boston that season)
1970–71 Montreal Canadiens "Club. De. Hockey. Canadien. 1970.71", plus 31 names. (Missing 2 players who did not play in the playoffs.)
1971–72 Boston Bruins "Bqstqn [sic] Bruins 1971–72", plus 27 names (Missing 2 players who played in the finals.)
1972–73 Montreal Canadiens "Club De Hockey Canadien 1972–73", plus 29 names, (Both Ass't Managers left off).
1973–74 Philadelphia Flyers "Philadelphia Flyers 1973–74", plus 31 names. (1 player missing who played in the playoffs)
1974–75 Philadelphia Flyers "Philadelphia Flyers 1974–75". plus 33 names.
1975–76 Montreal Canadiens "Club De Hockey Canadien 1975–76", plus 34 names. (Missing 2 players who did not play in the playoffs, and Both Ass't Managers.)
1976–77 Montreal Canadiens "Club De Hockey Canadien 1976–77", plus 34 names. (1 player who played in playoffs left off.)
1977–78 Montreal Canadiens "Club De Hockey Canadien 1977–78", plus 35 name. (One player who did not qualify injured included.)
1978–79 Montreal Canadiens "Club De Hockey Canadien 1978–79", plus 36 names. (1 players who was dressed in playoffs left off. 1 spare goalie dressed in finals, but had not played in the NHL included. Captain did not qualify due to injuries was engraved on cup.) Band 5
1979–80 New York Islanders "New York Islanders 1979–80", plus 33 names. (2 players who did not qualify included.)
1980–81 New York Islanders "New York Ilanders [sic] 1979–80", plus 33 names (1 player who did not qualify included.)
1981–82 New York Islanders "New York Islanders 1981–82", plus 31 names.(2 players who did not qualify included.)
1982–83 New York Islanders "New York Islanders 1982–83", plus 31 names.
1983–84 Edmonton Oilers "Edmonton Oilers 1983–84", plus 30 names (3 players who played in the playoffs left off. 1 goalie who was dressed in finals, but did not play left off. 1 name was XXX'd out, because he was not a member of the winning team. {XXx'd name was left off Replica Cup in 1993})
1984–85 Edmonton Oilers "Edmonton Oilers 1984–85", plus 38 names.
1985–86 Montreal Canadiens "Club De Hockey Canadien 1985–86", plus 41 names. (1 player who played in the playoffs and chairman left off. 2 players who missed most of season injured not included on cup)
1986–87 Edmonton Oilers "Edmonton Oilers 1986–87", plus 40 names. (1 players who played in playoffs left off.)
1987–88 Edmonton Oilers "Edmonton Oilers 1987–88", plus 34 names. (3 players {2 of the players qualified} and 5 scouts left off.)
1988–89 Calgary Flames "Calgary Flames 1988–89", plus 39 names. (2 players who played in the playoffs left off.)
1989–90 Edmonton Oilers "Edmonton Oilers 1989–90", plus 46 names. (2 players left off.)
1990–91 Pittsburgh Penguins "Pittsburgh Penguins 1990–91", plus 41 members names. (1 goalie dressed in playoffs left off, because he did dress for at least 41 regular season games or 1 game in the Stanley Cup Finals. 1 player who did not qualify included.)

The top ring is retired[edit]

After the bands were finally all filled, the top band of the large barrel, with the 1927–28 to 1939–40 champions, was taken to the Hockey Hall of Fame, and a new blank band was introduced at the bottom so the size of the Stanley Cup would not grow further.

One year later, the shoulder collar listing the names of the previous winners was also filled to capacity, but it was decided to keep it on the trophy, unchanged in perpetuity. 1991-92 Pittsburgh Penguins was last winning team to be engraved on the collar.

Season Winning Team Engravings Added Location Added
1991–92 Pittsburgh Penguins, plus 52 names. (2 players who did not qualify included. 1 player who was playing in the minors during the playoffs but later recalled included). "[TEAM NAME] [SEASON WON]" The new bottom band
1992–93 Montreal Canadiens, plus 41 names. (1 player who did not qualify included, plus 1 player who played in the playoffs missing.)
1993–94 New York Rangers, plus 44 names.
1994–95 New Jersey Devils, plus 43 names.
1995–96 Colorado Avalanche, plus 41 names.
1996–97 Detroit Red Wings, plus 52 names. (1 player who did not qualify included.)
1997–98 Detroit Red Wings, plus 55 names.(1 player who did not qualify injured included.) *-Maximum limit of 52 members per year introduced.-*
1998–99 Dallas Stars, plus 47 names added. (2 players who played in the playoffs left off. 1 player who did not qualify injured included. Video Coach 2 equipment assistants left off.)
1999–2000 New Jersey Devils, plus 52 names. (3 players who did not qualify included on the cup.)
2000–01 Colorado Avalanche, plus 48 names. (1 player who did not qualify included.)
2001–02 Detroit Red Wings, plus 52 names. (3 players {1 played 39 games}, and 2 trainers left off.)
2002–03 New Jersey Devils, plus 52 names.
2003–04 Tampa Bay Lightning, plus 52 names added. (3 players who did not qualify included.)

A second ring is retired[edit]

The current rings of the Stanley Cup

The band listing the 1940–41 to 1952–53 Cup winners was scheduled to be retired following the crowning of the 2004–05 champions. However, that season was cancelled because of a labour dispute. The ring was finally taken to the Hockey Hall of Fame one year later after the 2005–06 champion Carolina Hurricanes were crowned. In addition to listing the names of the Hurricanes on the new bottom ring, it was decided to also acknowledge the cancelled 2004–05 season. The next ring retirement is scheduled to occur after the 2016–17 season.

Season Winning Team Engravings Added
2004–05 Not awarded because of 2004–05 NHL lockout. "2004–05 Season Not Played"
2005–06 Carolina Hurricanes, plus 52 names. (2 players who did not qualify included). "[TEAM NAME] [SEASON WON]"
2006–07 Anaheim Ducks, plus 47 names. (1 player who did not qualify included, 2 players who played in the playoffs left off.)
2007–08 Detroit Red Wings, plus 52 names. (1 players who did not qualify included, 1 player who played in the playoffs, and 2 therapists left off.)
2008–09 Pittsburgh Penguins, plus 52 names. (1 player who did not qualify injured included).
2009–10 Chicago Blackhawks, plus 52 names (1 player who played in playoffs, and another who missed the playoffs injured left off the Stanley Cup).
2010–11 Boston Bruins, plus 52 names (1 player who did not qualify injured included, 1 player who played in playoffs, and another player who played 38 games left off the Stanley Cup, 1 asst equipment manager, and video coach left off).
2011–12 Los Angeles Kings, plus 53 names (2 players who did not qualify included, 1 player who played in playoffs, 1 player who was with the team all season and missed the playoffs injured left off, and 1 asst equipment manager left off).
2012–13 Chicago Blackhawks, plus 52 names (1 player who did not qualify included, 1 goalie who dressed in the playoffs left off).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NHL.com - Stanley Cup Fun Facts". NHL. Retrieved 2006-07-15.