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The 1984 Stanley Cup Final was contested by the Edmonton Oilers and the defending champion New York Islanders. Edmonton was making their second-ever Final appearance and for New York it was their fifth-straight Finals appearance, and had won the previous four. The Oilers would win the best-of-seven series four games to one, to win their first Stanley Cup, and first for a former WHA team. It was also the fifth straight Final of post-1967 expansion teams. It was a rematch of the 1983 final and is the most recent time that the two teams from the previous Stanley Cup final series would face off in the next final series, prior to the 2009 Final.

Paths to the FinalEdit

For more details on this topic, see 1984 Stanley Cup playoffs.

Edmonton defeated the Winnipeg Jets 3–0, the Calgary Flames 4–3 and the Minnesota North Stars 4–0 to advance to the finals. New York defeated the New York Rangers 3-2, the Washington Capitals 4–1, and the Montreal Canadiens 4–2 to make it to the finals.

The seriesEdit

NOTE: The 1984 Stanley Cup Finals were played in a 2-3-2 format, which the NBA Finals and World Series uses, instead of the usual 2-2-1-1-1; however, the NHL would only use the format again the following season before going back to the 2-2-1-1-1 format for the 1986 Stanley Cup Finals.

Grant Fuhr, in his first Finals game, shut out the Islanders in game one on Long Island, but the Islanders came back with a big 6-1 victory in game two. The series then shifted west for three games.

New York Islanders vs. Edmonton Oilers

Date Visitors Score Home Score Notes
Thu, May 10 Edmonton 1New York 0
Sat, May 12 Edmonton 1 New York 6
Tue, May 15 New York 2 Edmonton 7
Thu, May 17 New York 2 Edmonton 7
Sat, May 19 New York 2 Edmonton 5

Edmonton wins the series 4–1.

Mark Messier won the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP.

Stanley Cup Champions Edmonton Oilers 1984Edit



(played Leftwing during the regular season)


(played Centre during the regular season)


† Name was not engraved on the Stanley Cup, but included on the team picture.


Stanley Cup engraving

Each team was required to play 20 players out of a 24 man roster. Edmonton Oilers only engraved 21 players on the Stanley Cup. They left off 4 players who were dressed in the playoffs.

Basil Pocklington was engraved on the Stanley Cup in 1984. He was Peter Pocklington's father not a member of the Edmonton Oilers. The NHL XXX'd his name out. NHL created a new ring in 1993, with winners from 1979 to 1991, without Basil Pockington's name on it. When the cup returned to Hockey Hall of Fame the abandoned ring had been damaged and could not be put back on the Stanley Cup. So the Hockey Hall Fame had Basil Pocklington's name put on the newly created Stanley Cup ring, then XXX'd out his name again. The Hockey Hall of Fame did not have Basil Pocklington name added to the replica Stanley Cup also created in 1993.

On the new ring EDMONTON was misspelled DDMONTON. An "E" was stamped over the first "D" to correct the mistake.

See alsoEdit


  • (2000) Total Stanley Cup. NHL. 
  • Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Triumph Books, 12, 50. ISBN 1–55168–261–3.
Preceded by
New York Islanders
Edmonton Oilers
Stanley Cup Champions

Succeeded by
Edmonton Oilers
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