On March 18, the NHL will mark the 125th anniversary of the Stanley Cup. Here are some facts and figures related to the Stanley Cup:
1 - Number of authentic Stanley Cups. It has the Hockey Hall of Fame logo on the bottom. When the authentic trophy is traveling, a display version is used for public viewing, but the display version is not a replica and is not identical to the authentic trophy.
4 -- Official engravers in history. During the engraving process, the Stanley Cup is disassembled from the top down. The band being engraved is clamped onto a homemade circular jig that creates a steel background for stamping. Special hammers with different head-weights are used to strike against a letterpunch to sink each letter into the silver.
24 -- Championships won by the Montreal Canadiens, the most of any NHL team.
25 -- Countries the trophy has traveled to during the past 10 seasons: Afghanistan, Austria, Bahamas, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, England, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Mexico, Russia, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, and the United States.
41 -- Games played with a team required for a player to have his name engraved on the trophy (alternately, Stanley Cup Final game played). In 1994, a stipulation was added to allow a team to petition the Commissioner for permission to have players' names put on the Cup if extenuating circumstances prevented them from being available to play. The management staff engraved on the trophy is determined by the team. However, it must be approved by the Hockey Hall of Fame and NHL.
55 -- Maximum number of names a championship team can engrave on the trophy. Most teams list 52 names.
1,331 -- Players who have won the Stanley Cup. Of those players, 767 have won it once and 564 have won it twice or more.
1926-27 -- The first season when only NHL teams competed for the Stanley Cup.
3,177 -- Names engraved on the Stanley Cup.