NEW YORK / TORONTO - With the 2017 Stanley Cup® Playoffs ready to get underway tonight, and as part of its Centennial celebration, the National Hockey League announced today that during the six-week period from April 13 - May 25, fans will have the opportunity to select the NHL's Greatest Stanley Cup Team of all-time through a unique, interactive digital and mobile program. The Greatest NHL Teams features all of the NHL's 96 Stanley Cup winners since the League's inaugural season in 1917-18 competing head-to-head, with fans determining the outcome.
Starting tomorrow, fans can visit the interactive microsite NHL.com/GreatestTeams to begin selecting the NHL's Greatest Stanley Cup® Championship Team of all-time. Sponsored by SAP in the U.S. and Honda in Canada, the site includes an interactive gallery page of each of the NHL's 96 Stanley Cup Championship teams, featuring team and player information as well as stunning, never-before-published images, in conjunction with the Hockey Hall of Fame.
The selection process includes three rounds of voting, with the Greatest NHL Team announced during Game Four of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final:
• April 13 - Launch (first round of voting begins)
• May 4 - Top 50 (second round of voting begins)
• May 18 - Top 20 (final round of voting begins)
• May 25 - Voting ends
• 2017 Stanley Cup Final, Game Four - Greatest NHL Team announced