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Stanley Cup Champions and Finalists


It all started on March 18, 1892, at a dinner of the Ottawa Amateur Athletic Association. Lord Kilcoursie, a player on the Ottawa Rebels hockey club from Government House, delivered the following message on behalf of Lord Stanley, the Earl of Preston and Governor General of Canada:

"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 (of Canada).

"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."


Shortly thereafter, Lord Stanley purchased a silver cup measuring 7 ½ inches high by 11 ½ inches across for the sum of 10 guineas (approximately $50); appointed two Ottawa gentlemen, Sheriff John Sweetland and Philip D. Ross, as trustees of that cup; and set the following preliminary conditions to govern the annual competition:

  • - The winners to return the Cup in good order when required by the trustees in order that it may be handed over to any other team which may win it.
  • - Each winning team to have the club name and year engraved on a silver ring fitted on the Cup.
  • - The Cup to remain a challenge competition and not the property of any one team, even if won more than once.
  • - The trustees to maintain absolute authority in all situations or disputes over the winner of the Cup.
  • - A substitute trustee to be named in the event that one of the existing trustees drops out.

The first winner of the Stanley Cup was the Montreal Amateur Athletic Association (AAA) hockey club, champions of the Amateur Hockey Association of Canada for 1893. Ironically, Lord Stanley never witnessed a championship game nor attended a presentation of his trophy, having returned to his native England in the midst of the 1893 season. Nevertheless, the quest for his trophy has become one of the world's most prestigious sporting competitions.


Year Winning Team Coach Finalist Coach
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)