List of Stanley Cup Winners: Every young hockey player has the same dream: one day, they will be able to hoist the Stanley Cup above their heads and parade it around the rink while rabid spectators go wild.
This was something that the Avalanche were able to witness on Sunday night.
The Lightning had won the Stanley Cup for the previous two years in a row before being defeated by the Colorado Avalanche, who were led by Nathan MacKinnon, Gabriel Landeskog, and Cale Makar. As a result of this victory, the Colorado Avalanche was able to claim the title of tournament winner and take home the trophy.
It is the franchise’s third installment during its whole existence and the first since the year 2001. After a slow start to the season, the Colorado Avalanche has climbed all the way to the pinnacle of the National Hockey League’s mountain range.
A look is taken at each and every team that has lifted the Stanley Cup.
After already claiming victory in the Stanley Cup in 2020 and 2021, the Lightning is looking to make it a hat trick this year.
If the Penguins are victorious this season, it will mark the third time they have won the Stanley Cup in the last seven years. The franchise had consecutive years of success in 2016 and 2017.
The complete list of Stanley Cup champions is presented below for your perusal.
In 1993, the Montreal Canadiens won their 24th Stanley Cup; it has been more than 30 years since the city of Montreal was allowed to raise the trophy.
The Maple Leafs are in second place with 13 championships, but their most recent victory was in 1967, and since then, they have not returned to the Stanley Cup finals. The Red Wings are in third place with 11 victories, their most recent being in 2008.
When it comes to hockey, there are 12 teams who have yet to win a championship: the Arizona Coyotes (Arizona; Buffalo Sabres; Columbus; Tampa Bay Lightning; Florida Panthers; Nashville Predators; Ottawa Senators; Seattle Kraken; Vancouver Canucks; Vegas Golden Knight; Winnipeg Jets).
Seven of those 12 players have appeared in the NBA Finals. For the Golden Knights, these are the teams: the Golden State Warriors.
Finals experience has never been shared by the New York Jets, Columbus Blue Jackets, Minnesota Wild, and Arizona Coyotes. The Kraken is a new team in the NHL, having only competed in one season and failing to advance to the playoffs.