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Most Stanley Cups By Players



In this category of Stanley Cup Winners we take a look at the players with the most Stanley Cup Championships to their name. It should come as no surprise that the higher up you look on this list the more dominated it is by players who played for the Montreal Canadiens during that teams powerful dynasties of the 1950′s through 1970′s. 8 out of the 9 players that have won 7 or more did it with the Habs.

There are a lot of great awards that a hockey player can win, but the ultimate goal of any player that ever puts on skates is to lift the Stanley Cup over their heads and have their name engraved on it forever. You’d be hard pressed to find any player who wouldn’t trade any other achievement for that. These are the guys who have won the Cup more than anyone else, which makes this hockey’s most impressive list.

Players With The Most Stanley Cups

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Henri Richard: 11 Stanley Cups

The title of most Stanley Cups won by a player belongs to “The Pocket Rocket”. He won a total of 11 between 1956 and 1973, all with the Montreal Canadiens. This ties him with Bill Russell (Boston Celtics) for the most championships by a player in any North American professional sports league. He won the Cup in 1956-60, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1971 and 1973.

 

 

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Jean Beliveau: 10 Stanley Cups

Beliveau won 10 Stanley Cups as a player between 1956 and 1971 with the Montreal Canadiens. He was also a member of the Habs front office for 7 other championships, meaning that he has his name engraved on the Cup a total of 17 times, more than anyone else in history. He won the Cup as a player in 1956-60, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969 and 1971.

 

 

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Yvan Cournoyer: 10 Stanley Cups

Cournoyer won 10 Stanley Cup championships as a player with the Montreal Canadiens between 1965 and 1979. He retired due to a back injury after 15 games in the 1978-79 season and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1982. Yvan hoisted the Cup in 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1973 and 1976-79.

 

 

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Claude Provost: 9 Stanley Cups

How can a guy who has won 9 Stanley Cups not be a member of the Hall of Fame? Sounds ridiculous but that is the case for Provost. He won 9 Cups as a player with the Montreal Canadiens from 1956 through 1969. He retired after the 1970 season. He was a Stanley Cup Champion in 1956-60, 1965, 1966, 1968 and 1969.

 

 

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Red Kelly: 8 Stanley Cups

Kelly has more Stanley Cup rings among anyone who never played for the Habs in Montreal. He played from 1947 through 1967 winning a total of 8 Cups, 4 with the Detroit Red Wings (1950, 1952, 1954, 1955) and another 4 with the Toronto Maple Leafs (1962, 1963, 1964, 1967). He was inducted in to the Hall of Fame in 1969.

 

 

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Jacques Lemaire: 8 Stanley Cups

Lemaire won 8 championships with the Montreal Canadiens in 1968, 1969, 1971, 1973 and 1976-79. He retired after the 1979 season and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1984. He has also won two Cups as an assistant general manager with the Habs, and one as the head coach of the New Jersey Devils in 1995.

 

 

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Maurice “Rocket” Richard: 8 Stanley Cups

The Rocket almost matched his younger brother Henri by winning 8 Cups. All of his also came with the Montreal Canadiens between 1944 and 1960. You would need to make a movie about this guy’s career to begin to do it justice. In fact that has been done. Richard won the Stanley Cup in 1944, 1946, 1953 and 1956-60.

 

 

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Jean-Guy Talbot: 7 Stanley Cups

Talbot played in the NHL from 1955 to 1971, splitting his time between Montreal, Minnesota, Detroit, St. Louis and Buffalo. He won all 7 of his Cups during his time with the Canadiens and coached both the Blues and Rangers after his playing career. He is one of only 9 players to win 7 or more Stanley Cups, those coming in 1956-60, 1965 and 1966.

 

 

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Serge Savard: 7 Stanley Cups

Savard won all 7 of his Cups with the Montreal Canadiens before playing the last two seasons of his career with the Winnipeg Jets. He won a Conn Smythe trophy and was the general manager of the Habs from 1983-95, during which the team won two championships. He won Cups as a player in 1968, 1969, 1973 and 1976-79.

 

Players With 6 Stanley Cups

  • Jack Marshall:  Winnipeg Victorias 1901, Montreal AAA 1902-03, Montreal Wanderers 1907, 1910, Toronto Blueshirts 1914
  • Bernie Geoffrion:  Montreal 1953, 1956-60
  • Doug Harvey:  Montreal 1953, 1956-60
  • Tom Johnson:  Montreal 1953, 1956-60
  • Dickie Moore:  Montreal 1953, 1956-60
  • Jacques Plante:  Montreal 1953, 1956-60
  • Larry Hillman: Detroit 1955, Toronto 1962-64, 1967, Montreal 1969
  • Charlie Hodge: Montreal 1956, 1958-60, 1965-66
  • Ralph Backstrom:  Montreal 1959, 1969, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969
  • Dick Duff:  Toronto 1962-63, Montreal 1965-66, 1968-69
  • Frank Mahovlich:  Toronto 1962-64, Montreal 1971, 1973
  • Jacques Laperriere: Montreal 1965-66, 1968-69, 1971, 1973
  • Ken Dryden:  Montreal 1971, 1973, 1976-79
  • Guy Lapointe:  Montreal 1971, 1973, 1976-79
  • Larry Robinson:  Montreal 1973, 1976-79, 1986
  • Bryan Trottier:  New York Islanders 1980-83, Pittsburgh 1992-93
  • Glenn Anderson:  Edmonton 1984-85, 1987-88, 1990, New York Rangers 1994
  • Kevin Lowe:  Edmonton 1984-85, 1987-88, 1990, New York Rangers 1994
  • Mark Messier:  Edmonton 1984-85, 1987-88, 1990, New York Rangers 1994

Players With 5 Stanley Cups

  • Cecil Blachford: Montreal AAA 1903, Montreal Wanderers 1906-08, 1910
  • Pierre Bouchard: Montreal 1971, 1973, 1976-78
  • Turk Broda: Toronto 1942, 1947-49, 1951
  • Cy Denneny: Ottawa 1920-21, 1923, 1927, Boston 1929
  • Graham Drinkwater: Montreal Victorias 1895-99
  • John Ferguson: Montreal 1965-66, 1967-68, 1971
  • Grant Fuhr: Edmonton 1854-85, 1987-88, 1990
  • Bob Gainey: Montreal 1976-79, 1986
  • Billy Gilmour: Ottawa 1903-06, 1909
  • Bob Goldham: Toronto 1942, 1947, Detroit 1952, 1954-55
  • Mike Grant: Montreal Victorias 1895-99
  • Randy Gregg: Edmonton 1984-85, 1987-88, 1990
  • Terry Harper: Montreal 1965-66, 1968-69, 1971
  • Ted Harris: Montreal 1965-66, 1968-69, Philadelphia 1975
  • Rejean Houle: Montreal 1971, 1973, 1977-79
  • Charlie Huddy: Edmonton 1984-85, 1987-88, 1990
  • Ted Kennedy: Toronto 1945, 1947-49, 1951
  • Jari Kurri: Edmonton 1984-85, 1987-88, 1990
  • Guy Lafleur: Montreal 1973, 1976-79
  • Claude Larose: Montreal 1965-66, 1968, 1971, 1973
  • Jack Marshall: Wpg Victorias 1901, Mtl AAA 1902-03, Mtl Wanderers 1907, 1910
  • Bob McDougall: Montreal Victorias 1895-99
  • Don Metz: Toronto 1942, 1945, 1947-49
  • Frank Nighbor: Vancouver Millionaires 1915, Ottawa 1920-21, 1923, 1927
  • Bert Olmstead: Montreal 1953, 1956-58, Toronto 1962
  • Marcel Pronovost: Detroit 1950, 1952, 1954-55, Toronto 1967
  • Jimmy Roberts: Montreal 1965-66, 1973, 1976-77
  • Dollard St. Laurent: Montreal 1953, 1956-58, Chicago 1961
  • Steve Shutt: Montreal 1973, 1976-79
  • Esa Tikkanen: Edmonton 1985, 1987-88, 1990, New York Rangers 1994
  • J.C. Tremblay: Montreal 1965-66, 1968-69, 1971
  • Mario Tremblay: Montreal 1976-79, 1986
  • Bob Turner: Montreal 1956-60
  • Harry Watson: Detroit 1943, Toronto 1947-49, 1951
  • Harry Westwick: Ottawa 1903-06, Kenora Thistles 1907

 

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Through the 2010-11 season there have been 88 players who have won the cup 4 times, and 87 players who have had their name engraved on hockey’s holy grail 3 times. The last time a player cracked the 5 Cup plateau was in 1994 when Esa Tikkanen got his fifth and Glenn Anderson, Kevin Lowe and Mark Messier got their 6th when the New York Rangers beat Vancouver. Any player hoping to earn a spot anywhere near the top of this list certainly has a long, tough road ahead of them.

 

With the expansion that has taken place in the National Hockey League over recent years, modern day players are faced with more competition for the Cup, greater parody around the league, and a longer more grueling playoff schedule. Dynasties are harder to come by now, in fact the last team to repeat as Stanley Cup Champion was the Detroit Red Wings in 1997-98. So the likelihood that we will see any changes on the list of players who have won the most Stanley Cups any time soon is very slim.

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