Stanley Cup Winners Finalists Complete List

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First row sports compiled a list of Stanley Cup winners for the fans of Ice Hockey and NHL. Being an NHL fan or ice hockey lover, you might have seen a silver cup in the hands of Jonathan Toews, the captain of Chicago Blackhawks Hockey team, the winner of NHL Stanley Cup for the year 2015. This silver trophy is the well-known Stanley Cup handed over to the winner club or playoff champion team of NHL (National Hockey League). The cup was actually donated by Lord Stanley, the Governor General of Canada and Earl of Preston to the Amateur Athletic Association of Canada in 1892. Since then till 1913, the trophy handed over each year to the winner amateur ice hockey club of Canada.

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In 1913, professional hockey leagues including Pacific Coast Hockey Association and National Hockey League (which was then known as National Hockey Association) dominate the ice hockey and they make an agreement to have a match between the champions of both hockey associations for the Stanley cup. After then, there are a total 95 matches played for Stanley Trophy by 23 teams (18 are still active in NHL and 5 are defunct now). Among these 23 teams, Montreal Canadiens have won the trophy 24 times. The team remains the finalist 34 times as well. Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs remains the winner of 11 times.

Stanley Cup Winners

For full list of Stanley Cup winners along with winning year and opponent team, refer to the table given below. The table is arranged in a way that most recent champion of trophy is listed first. The list contains the winners name till 2015. NHL Stanley Cup winner for the year 2016 is awaited and will be published on 12th May 2016.

Full List of Stanley Trophy Winners from 1893 to 2015

Year Winning Team Coach Runner Up Finalist Coach
2016
2015 Chicago Blackhawks Joel Quenneville Tampa Bay Lightning Jon Cooper
2014 Los Angeles Kings Darryl Sutter New York Rangers Alain Vigneault
2013 Chicago Blackhawks Joel Quenneville Boston Bruins Claude Julien
2012 Los Angeles Kings Darryl Sutter New Jersey Devils Pete Deboer
2011 Boston Bruins Claude Julien Vancouver Canucks Alain Vigneault
2010 Chicago Blackhawks Joel Quenneville Philadelphia Flyers Peter Laviolette
2009 Pittsburgh Penguins Dan Bylsma Detroit Red Wings Mike Babcock
2008 Detroit Red Wings Mike Babcock Pittsburgh Penguins Michel Therrien
2007 Anaheim Ducks Randy Carlyle Ottawa Senators Bryan Murray
2006 Carolina Hurricanes Peter Laviolette Edmonton Oilers Craig Mactavish
2004 Tampa Bay Lightning John Tortorella Calgary Flames Darryl Sutter
2003 New Jersey Devils Pat Burns Mighty Ducks Of Anaheim Mike Babcock
2002 Detroit Red Wings Scotty Bowman Carolina Hurricanes Paul Maurice
2001 Colorado Avalanche Bob Hartley New Jersey Devils Larry Robinson
2000 New Jersey Devils Larry Robinson Dallas Stars Ken Hitchcock
1999 Dallas Stars Ken Hitchcock Buffalo Sabres Lindy Ruff
1998 Detroit Red Wings Scotty Bowman Washington Capitals Ron Wilson
1997 Detroit Red Wings Scotty Bowman Philadelphia Flyers Terry Murray
1996 Colorado Avalanche Marc Crawford Florida Panthers Doug Maclean
1995 New Jersey Devils Jacques Lemaire Detroit Red Wings Scotty Bowman
1994 New York Rangers Mike Keenan Vancouver Canucks Pat Quinn
1993 Montreal Canadiens Jacques Demers Los Angeles Kings Barry Melrose
1992 Pittsburgh Penguins Scotty Bowman Chicago Blackhawks Mike Keenan
1991 Pittsburgh Penguins Bob Johnson Minnesota North Stars Bob Gainey
1990 Edmonton Oilers John Muckler Boston Bruins Mike Milbury
1989 Calgary Flames Terry Crisp Montreal Canadiens Pat Burns
1988 Edmonton Oilers Glen Sather Boston Bruins Terry O’Reilly
1987 Edmonton Oilers Glen Sather Philadelphia Flyers Mike Keenan
1986 Montreal Canadiens Jean Perron Calgary Flames Bob Johnson
1985 Edmonton Oilers Glen Sather Philadelphia Fyers Mike Keenan
1984 Edmonton Oilers Glen Sather New York Islanders Al Arbour
1983 New York Islanders Al Arbour Edmonton Oilers Glen Sather
1982 New York Islanders Al Arbour Vancouver Canucks Roger Neilson
1981 New York Islanders Al Arbour Minnesota North Stars Glen Sonmor
1980 New York Islanders Al Arbour Philadelphia Flyers Pat Quinn
1979 Montreal Canadiens Scotty Bowman New York Rangers Fred Shero
1978 Montreal Canadiens Scotty Bowman Boston Bruins Don Cherry
1977 Montreal Canadiens Scotty Bowman Boston Bruins Don Cherry
1976 Montreal Canadiens Scotty Bowman Philadelphia Flyers Fred Shero
1975 Philadelphia Flyers Fred Shero Buffalo Sabres Floyd Smith
1974 Philadelphia Flyers Fred Shero Boston Bruins A. ‘Bep’ Guidolin
1973 Montreal Canadiens Scotty Bowman Chicago Blackhawks Billy Reay
1972 Boston Bruins Tom Johnson New York Rangers Emile Francis
1971 Montreal Canadiens Al Macneil Chicago Blackhawks Billy Reay
1970 Boston Bruins Harry Sinden St. Louis Blues Scotty Bowman
1969 Montreal Canadiens Claude Ruel St. Louis Blues Scotty Bowman
1968 Montreal Canadiens Hector ‘Toe’ Blake St. Louis Blues Scotty Bowman
1967 Toronto Maple Leafs G. ‘Punch’ Imlach Montreal Canadiens Hector ‘Toe’ Blake
1966 Montreal Canadiens Hector ‘Toe’ Blake Detroit Red Wings Sid Abel
1965 Montreal Canadiens Hector ‘Toe’ Blake Chicago Blackhawks Billy Reay
1964 Toronto Maple Leafs G. ‘Punch’ Imlach Detroit Red Wings Sid Abel
1963 Toronto Maple Leafs G. ‘Punch’ Imlach Detroit Red Wings Sid Abel
1962 Toronto Maple Leafs G. ‘Punch’ Imlach Chicago Blackhawks Rudy Pilous
1961 Chicago Blackhawks Rudy Pilous Detroit Red Wings Sid Abel
1960 Montreal Canadiens Hector ‘Toe’ Blake Toronto Maple Leafs G. ‘Punch’ Imlach
1959 Montreal Canadiens Hector ‘Toe’ Blake Toronto Maple Leafs G. ‘Punch’ Imlach
1958 Montreal Canadiens Hector ‘Toe’ Blake Boston Bruins Milt Schmidt
1957 Montreal Canadiens Hector ‘Toe’ Blake Boston Bruins Milt Schmidt
1956 Montreal Canadiens Hector ‘Toe’ Blake Detroit Red Wings Jimmy Skinner
1955 Detroit Red Wings Jimmy Skinner Montreal Canadiens Dick Irvin
1954 Detroit Red Wings Tommy Ivan Montreal Canadiens Dick Irvin
1953 Montreal Canadiens Dick Irvin Boston Bruins Lynn Patrick
1952 Detroit Red Wings Tommy Ivan Montreal Canadiens Dick Irvin
1951 Toronto Maple Leafs Joe Primeau Montreal Canadiens Dick Irvin
1950 Detroit Red Wings Tommy Ivan New York Rangers Lynn Patrick
1949 Toronto Maple Leafs Clarence ‘Hap’ Day Detroit Red Wings Tommy Ivan
1948 Toronto Maple Leafs Clarence ‘Hap’ Day Detroit Red Wings Tommy Ivan
1947 Toronto Maple Leafs Clarence ‘Hap’ Day Montreal Canadiens Dick Irvin
1946 Montreal Canadiens Dick Irvin Boston Bruins A. ‘Dit ‘Clapper
1945 Toronto Maple Leafs Clarence ‘Hap’ Day Detroit Red Wings Jack Adams
1944 Montreal Canadiens Dick Irvin Chicago Blackhawks Paul Thompson
1943 Detroit Red Wings Jack Adams Boston Bruins Art Ross
1942 Toronto Maple Leafs Clarence ‘Hap’ Day Detroit Red Wings Jack Adams
1941 Boston Bruins R. ‘Cooney’ Weiland Detroit Red Wings Ebbie Goodfellow
1940 New York Rangers Frank Boucher Toronto Maple Leafs Dick Irvin
1939 Boston Bruins Art Ross Toronto Maple Leafs Dick Irvin
1938 Chicago Blackhawks Bill Stewart Toronto Maple Leafs Dick Irvin
1937 Detroit Red Wings Jack Adams New York Rangers Lester Patrick
1936 Detroit Red Wings Jack Adams Toronto Maple Leafs Dick Irvin
1935 Montreal Maroons Tommy Gorman Toronto Maple Leafs Dick Irvin
1934 Chicago Black Hawks Tommy Gorman Detroit Red Wings Herbie Lewis
1933 New York Rangers Lester Patrick Toronto Maple Leafs Dick Irvin
1932 Toronto Maple Leafs Dick Irvin New York Rangers Lester Patrick
1931 Montreal Canadiens Cecil Hart Chicago Black Hawks Dick Irvin
1930 Montreal Canadiens Cecil Hart Boston Bruins Art Ross
1929 Boston Bruins Cy Denneny New York Rangers Lester Patrick
1928 New York Rangers Lester Patrick Montreal Maroons Eddie Gerard
1927 Ottawa Senators Dave Gill Boston Bruins Art Ross
The NHL Assumed Control Of Stanley Cup Competition After 1926
1926 Montreal Maroons Eddie Gerard Victoria Cougars Lester Patrick
1925 Victoria Cougars Lester Patrick Montreal Canadiens Leo Dandurand
1924 Montreal Canadiens Leo Dandurand Calgary Tigers
Vancouver Maroons
Eddie Oatman
Art Duncan/Frank Patrick
1923 Ottawa Senators Pete Green Edmonton Eskimos
Vancouver Maroons
Ken Mckenzine
Lloyd Cook/Frank Patrick
1922 Toronto St. Pats George O’Donoghue Vancouver Millionaires Lloyd Cook/Frank Patrick
1921 Ottawa Senators Pete Green Vancouver Millionaires Lloyd Cook/Frank Patrick
1920 Ottawa Senators Pete Green Seattle Metropolitans Pete Muldoon
1919 No Decision Series Beween Montreal And Seattle Cancelled Due To Influenza Epidemic
1918 Toronto Arenas Dick Carroll Vancouver Millionaires Frank Patrick
1917 Seattle Metropolitans Pete Muldoon Montreal Canadiens Newsy Lalonde
1916 Montreal Canadiens Newsy Lalonde Portland Rosebuds E.H. Savage
(Manager)
1915 Vancouver Millionaires Frank Patrick Ottawa Senators>Td> Frank Shaughnessy
(Manager)
1914 Toronto Blueshirts Scotty Davidson Victoria Cougars
Montreal Canadiens
Lester Patrick
Jimmy Gardner
1913 Quebec Bulldogs Joe Malone

(Captain)

Sydney Miners
1912 Quebec Bulldogs Mike Quinn Moncton Victories
1911 Ottawa Senators Bruce Stuart
(Captain)
Port Arthur Bearcats
Galt
1910 Montreal Wanderers
Ottawa Senators
Pud Glass
(Captain)
Bruce Stuart
(Captain)
Berlin Union Jacks
Edmonton Eskimos
Galt
1909 Ottawa Senators Bruce Stuart
(Captain)
(No Challengers)
1908 Montreal Wanderers Cecil Blachford Edmonton Eskimos
Toronto Trolley Leaguers
Winnipeg Maple Leafs
Ottawa Victorias
1907 Montreal Wanderers
Kenora Thistles
Cecil Blachford
Tommy Phillips
(Captain)
Kenora Thistles
Brandon Wheat Kings
Montreal Wanderers
1906 Montreal Wanderers

Ottawa Silver Seven

Cecil Blachford
(Captain)A.T. Smith
(Manager)
New Glascow Cubs
Ottawa Silver Seven
Montreal Wanderers
Smiths Falls
Queen’s University
1905 Ottawa Silver Seven A.T. Smith
(Manager)
Rat Portage Thistles
Dawson City Nuggets
1904 Ottawa Silver Seven A.T. Smith
(Manager)
Brandon Wheat Kings
Montreal Wanderers
Toronto Marlboros
Winnipeg Rowing Club
1903 Ottawa Silver Seven

Montreal AAA

A.T. Smith
(Manager)Clare Mckerrow
Rat Portage Thistles
Montreal Victorias
Winnipeg Victorias
1902 Montreal AAA
Winnipeg Victorias
Clare Mckerrow Winnipeg Victorias
Toronto Wellingtons
1901 Winnipeg Victorias Dan Bain
(Captain)
Montreal Shamrocks
1900 Montreal Shamrocks Harry Trihey
(Captain)
Halifax Crescents
Winnipeg Victorias
1899 Montreal Shamrocks
Montreal Victorias
Harry Trihey
(Captain)
Queen’s University
Winnipeg Victorias
1898 Montreal Victorias Frank Richardson
(Manager)
(No Challengers)
1897 Montreal Victorias Mike Grant
(Captain)
Ottawa Capitals
1896 Montreal Victorias
Winnipeg Victorias
Mike Grant
(Captain)
Jack Armytage
(Manager)
Winnipeg Victorias
Montreal Victorias
1895 Montreal Victorias Mike Grant
(Captain)
(No Challengers)
1894 Montreal AAA Ottawa Generals
1893 Montreal AAA (No Challengers)
Source: Wikipedia

History of Stanley Cup

On March 18, 1982, a dinner is arranged for Ottawa Amateur Athletic Association members, teams and hockey clubs. The purpose of this gathering was to award a Cup to the champions of ice hockey. Governor General of Canada Stanley nominate a player of famous hockey club Ottawa Rebels Lord Kilcoursie, to deliver a speech and a convey message on the behalf of Governor General Stanley. Kilcoursie delivered the following message:

“I have for some time been thinking that it would be a good thing if there were a challenge cup which should be held from year to year by the champion hockey team in the Dominion. There does not appear to be any such outward sign of a championship at present, and considering the general interest which matches now elicit, and the importance of having the game played fairly and under rules generally recognized, I am willing to give a cup which shall be held from year to year by the winning team.”

After the speech, a trophy presented in front of the members and players of Amateur Athletic Association of Canada.

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Guidelines for Stanley Cup Winners

Lord Stanley and the members of hockey association at the time nominate two members of Ottawa Philip D. Ross and Sheriff John Sweetland to set guidelines for the Stanley cup and the competition for the trophy. The guidelines for teams to become the part of annual Stanley competition including the following:

  • The Trophy is not the property of any of the NHL team even if they won the trophy many times. It will remain a challenge competition every year.
  • The winner of the Stanley cup has to return the trophy in good condition as and when required or in case if it needs to be given to another winner team.
  • The name of the winning team or club will be imprinted on the silver fitted ring of the trophy.
  • In case of any dispute or issue, trustees have the absolute authority of the cup over winning team in all situations.
  • If any of the existing trustee dropped from the board of trustees, a substitute trustee to be named by the board.

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