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Stanley Cup Winners


Welcome to the world’s most comprehensive database of Stanley Cup Winners lists. Here you will find not only a complete list of every Stanley Cup Champion team in history, but also a breakdown of Cup winners by a number of different categories, other NHL awards winners,  historical information on Lord Stanley’s Cup, and  a constantly growing collection of information regarding North America’s oldest and most prestigious sports trophy. New lists such as Most Cups By Players will be added periodically.

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Stanley Cup Winners By Year

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The Stanley Cup has been awarded since 1893 when it was first presented to the winner of the Amateur Hockey Association of Canada. It continued to be a amateur hockey trophy until 1908 when it began to be claimed by professional teams from various leagues of that time. These leagues gradually merged and folded, and eventually the NHL was the only pro league left competing for the Cup. By the 1926-27 season, the NHL had officially taken over the Stanley Cup and began awarding it to their annual champion. Below is a list of every Stanley Cup winner by year, including the winning coach, the team they beat in the finals or challenge, and the number of games, or in some cases the results of other formats.

 

Stanley Cup Winners 2000-2013

Year Cup Winning Team Winning Coach Runner-Up Games
2013 Chicago Blackhawks Joel Quenneville Boston Bruins 4-2
2012 Los Angeles Kings Darryl Sutter New Jersey Devils 4-2
2011 Boston Bruins Claude Julien Vancouver Canucks 4-3
2010 Chicago Blackhawks Joel Quenneville Philadelphia Flyers 4-2
2009 Pittsburgh Penguins Dan Bylsma Detroit Red Wings 4-3
2008 Detroit Red Wings Mike Babcock Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2
2007 Anaheim Ducks Randy Carlyle Ottawa Senators 4-1
2006 Carolina Hurricanes Peter Laviolette Edmonton Oilers 4-3
2005 NHL Lockout No Season
2004 Tampa Bay Lightning John Tortorella Calgary Flames 4-3
2003 New Jersey Devils Pat Burns Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 4-3
2002 Detroit Red Wings Scotty Bowman Carolina Hurricanes 4-1
2001 Colorado Avalanche Bob Hartley New Jersey Devils 4-3
2000 New Jersey Devils Larry Robinson Dallas Stars 4-2

 Stanley Cup Winners 1990-1999

1999 Dallas Stars Ken Hitchcock Buffalo Sabres 4-2
1998 Detroit Red Wings Scotty Bowman Washington Capitals 4-0
1997 Detroit Red Wings Scotty Bowman Philadelphia Flyers 4-0
1996 Colorado Avalanche Marc Crawford Florida Panthers 4-0
1995 New Jersey Devils Jacques Lemaire Detroit Red Wings 4-0
1994 New York Rangers Mike Keenan Vancouver Canucks 4-3
1993 Montreal Canadiens Jacques Demers Los Angeles Kings 4-1
1992 Pittsburgh Penguins Scotty Bowman Chicago Blackhawks 4-0
1991 Pittsburgh Penguins Bob Johnson Minnesota North Stars 4-2
1990 Edmonton Oilers John Muckler Boston Bruins 4-1

 Stanley Cup Winners 1980-1989

1989 Calgary Flames Terry Crisp Montreal Canadiens 4-2
1988 Edmonton Oilers Glen Sather Boston Bruins 4-0
1987 Edmonton Oilers Glen Sather Philadelphia Flyers 4-3
1986 Montreal Canadiens Jean Perron Calgary Flames 4-1
1985 Edmonton Oilers Glen Sather Philadelphia Flyers 4-1
1984 Edmonton Oilers Glen Sather New York Islanders 4-1
1983 New York Islanders Al Arbour Edmonton Oilers 4-0
1982 New York Islanders Al Arbour Vancouver Canucks 4-0
1981 New York Islanders Al Arbour Minnesota North Stars 4-1
1980 New York Islanders Al Arbour Philadelphia Flyers 4-2

Stanley Cup Winners 1970-1979

1979 Montreal Canadiens Scotty Bowman New York Rangers 4-1
1978 Montreal Canadiens Scotty Bowman Boston Bruins 4-2
1977 Montreal Canadiens Scotty Bowman Boston Bruins 4-0
1976 Montreal Canadiens Scotty Bowman Philadelphia Flyers 4-0
1975 Philadelphia Flyers Fred Shero Buffalo Sabres 4-2
1974 Philadelphia Flyers Fred Shero Boston Bruins 4-2
1973 Montreal Canadiens Scotty Bowman Chicago Blackhawks 4-2
1972 Boston Bruins Tom Johnson New York Rangers 4-2
1971 Montreal Canadiens Al MacNeil Chicago Blackhawks 4-3
1970 Boston Bruins Harry Sinden St. Louis Blues 4-0

Stanley Cup Winners 1960-1969

1969 Montreal Canadiens Claude Ruel St. Louis Blues 4-0
1968 Montreal Canadiens Toe Blake St. Louis Blues 4-0
1967 Toronto Maple Leafs Punch Imlach Montreal Canadiens 4-2
1966 Montreal Canadiens Toe Blake Detroit Red Wings 4-2
1965 Montreal Canadiens Toe Blake Chicago Blackhawks 4-3
1964 Toronto Maple Leafs Punch Imlach Detroit Red Wings 4-3
1963 Toronto Maple Leafs Punch Imlach Detroit Red Wings 4-1
1962 Toronto Maple Leafs Punch Imlach Chicago Blackhawks 4-2
1961 Chicago Blackhawks Rudy Pilous Detroit Red Wings 4-2
1960 Montreal Canadiens Toe Blake Toronto Maple Leafs 4-0

Stanley Cup Winners 1950-1959

1959 Montreal Canadiens Toe Blake Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1
1958 Montreal Canadiens Toe Blake Boston Bruins 4-2
1957 Montreal Canadiens Toe Blake Boston Bruins 4-1
1956 Montreal Canadiens Toe Blake Detroit Red Wings 4-1
1955 Detroit Red Wings Jimmy Skinner Montreal Canadiens 4-3
1954 Detroit Red Wings Tommy Ivan Montreal Canadiens 4-3
1953 Montreal Canadiens Dick Irvin Boston Bruins 4-1
1952 Detroit Red Wings Tommy Ivan Montreal Canadiens 4-0
1951 Toronto Maple Leafs Joe Primeau Montreal Canadiens 4-1
1950 Detroit Red Wings Tommy Ivan New York Rangers 4-3

Stanley Cup Winners 1940-1949

1949 Toronto Maple Leafs Hap Day Detroit Red Wings 4-0
1948 Toronto Maple Leafs Hap Day Detroit Red Wings 4-0
1947 Toronto Maple Leafs Hap Day Montreal Canadiens 4-2
1946 Montreal Canadiens Dick Irvin Boston Bruins 4-1
1945 Toronto Maple Leafs Hap Day Detroit Red Wings 4-3
1944 Montreal Canadiens Dick Irvin Chicago Blackhawks 4-0
1943 Detroit Red Wings Jack Adams Boston Bruins 4-0
1942 Toronto Maple Leafs Hap Day Detroit Red Wings 4-3
1941 Boston Bruins Cooney Weiland Detroit Red Wings 4-0
1940 New York Rangers Frank Boucher Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2

Stanley Cup Winners 1927-1939

1939 Boston Bruins Art Ross Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1
1938 Chicago Blackhawks Bill Stewart Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1
1937 Detroit Red Wings Jack Adams New York Rangers 3-2
1936 Detroit Red Wings Jack Adams Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1
1935 Montreal Maroons Tommy Gorman Toronto Maple Leafs 3-0
1934 Chicago Black Hawks Tommy Gorman Detroit Red Wings 3-1
1933 New York Rangers Lester Patrick Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1
1932 Toronto Maple Leafs Dick Irvin New York Rangers 3-0
1931 Montreal Canadiens Cecil Hart Chicago Black Hawks 3-2
1930 Montreal Canadiens Cecil Hart Boston Bruins 2-0
1929 Boston Bruins Cy Denneny New York Rangers 2-0
1928 New York Rangers Lester Patrick Montreal Maroons 3-2
1927 Ottawa Senators Dave Gill Boston Bruins 2-0-2

Pre-1927 Stanley Cup Winners

Prior to 1927 when the NHL took over the Cup, there were various formats for determining the winner. From 1915-1926 the Stanley Cup was awarded through either a best of 3 or best of 5 series between the champions of various professional leagues, particularly the winner of the NHL or NHA against the winner of the Western Hockey League, Western Canada Hockey League or Pacific Coast Hockey Association. The following are the Stanley Cup winners from that era.

Stanley Cup Winners 1915-1926

1926 Montreal Maroons Eddie Gerard Victoria Cougars 3-1
1925 Victoria Cougars Lester Patrick Montreal Canadiens 3-1
1924 Montreal Canadiens Leo Dandurand Calgary Tigers 2-0
1923 Ottawa Senators Pete Green Edmonton Eskimos 2-0
1922 Toronto St. Pats George O’Donoghue Vancouver Millionaires 3-2
1921 Ottawa Senators Pete Green Vancouver Millionaires 3-2
1920 Ottawa Senators Pete Green Seattle Metropolitans 3-2
1919 Series Cancelled Flu Epidemic
1918 Toronto Arenas Dick Carrol Vancouver Millionaires 3-2
1917 Seattle Metropolitans Pete Muldoon Montreal Canadiens 3-1
1916 Montreal Canadiens Newsy Lalonde Portland Rosebuds 3-2
1915 Vancouver Millionaires Frank Patrick Ottawa Senators 3-0

 Stanley Cup Winners 1893-1914

From 1893 to 1914 is known as the challenge cup era. Rather than a modern round robin playoff format, winners of series could challenge each other for the Cup. The actual format of the challenges could vary, and some years there were multiple challenges played. Challenges could be played at virtually any time of the season if they were approved by the Stanley Cup trustees. You will notice that some seasons had two Stanley Cup winners listed as there was more than one challenge. Here are the winners from this challenge era.

1914 Toronto Blueshirts Victoria Artistocrats Best of 5 3-0
1913 Quebec Bulldogs Sydney Millionaires 2 game total goal 20-5
1912 Quebec Bulldogs Moncton Victorias Best of 3 2-0
1911 Ottawa Senators Port Arthur Bearcats Single Game 13-4
1910 Montreal Wanderers Berlin Dutchmen Single Game 7-3
1909 Ottawa Senators No Challenge
1908 Montreal Wanderers Toronto Hockey Club Single Game 6-4
1907 Kenora Thistles Montreal Wanderers 2 game total goal 12-8
1907 Montreal Wanderers Kenora Thistles 2 game total goal 12-8
1906 Ottawa Senators Smiths Falls HC Best of 3 2-0
1906 Montreal Wanderers New Glasgow Cubs 2 game total goal 17-5
1905 Ottawa Senators Rat Portage Thistles Best of 3 2-1
1904 Ottawa Senators Brandon Wheat Cities Best of 3 2-0
1903 Montreal AAA Winnipeg Victorias Best of 3 2-1
1903 Ottawa Senators Rat Portage Thistles Best of 3 2-1
1902 Winnipeg Victorias Toronto Wellingtons Best of 3 2-0
1902 Montreal AAA Winnipeg Victorias Best of 3 2-1
1901 Winnipeg Victorias Winnipeg HC Single Game 4-3
1900 Montreal Shamrocks Halifax Crescents Best of 3 2-0
1899 Montreal Shamrocks Queen’s University Single Game 6-2
1898 Montreal Victorias No Challenge
1897 Montreal Victorias Ottawa Capitals Single Game 15-2
1896 Montreal Victorias Winnipeg Victorias Single Game 6-5
1896 Winnipeg Victorias Montreal Victorias Single Game 2-0
1895 Montreal Victorias Queens University Single Game 5-1
1894 Montreal AAA Ottawa Hockey Club Single Game 3-1
1893 Montreal AAA No Challenge

During this early era it is difficult to say which team was the actual Stanley Cup Champion for a particular year as there were often more than one challenge played throughout the season. But, based upon the system of the time, the teams listed above can all be considered Stanley Cup Winners.