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This is a list of Stanley Cup champions, including the finalists/challengers. Originally, it was referred to as the "Challenge Cup"; the champions held onto the Cup until they either lost their league title to another club, or a champion from another league issued a formal challenge and subsequently defeated the reigning Cup champion in a special game or series. The playoff format for each challenge varied depending on what the two competing clubs agreed to.

Prior to 1912, challenges could take place at any time, given the appropriate rink conditions, and it was common for teams to defend the Cup numerous times during the year. In 1912, the Cup's trustees declared that the Cup was only to be defended at the end of the champion team's regular season. Also during the Cup's challenge era, all of the leagues that played for the trophy had no annual formal playoff system to decide their own respective championships; whoever finished in first place after the regular season won the league title. Thus, a few league championship games or series were held just to break first place ties and determine who would keep the Cup. These league title games have historically been listed along with the regular inter-league Cup challenges.

In 1915, an agreement between the National Hockey Association (NHA) and the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA) was reached in which their respective champions would face each other for the Cup. The NHA dissolved in 1917, and the National Hockey League (NHL) took its place. Then after the Western Canada Hockey League (WCHL) was born in 1921, it was agreed that all three league champions would play for the Cup. The PCHA and the WCHL merged in 1924, and became the Western Hockey League (WHL) in 1925.

Since the demise of the WHL in 1926, the Cup has been awarded to the NHL champions.

Stanley Cup champions by yearEdit

Challenge CupEdit

The origins of the Challenge era come from the method of play of the Amateur Hockey Association of Canada prior to 1893. From 1887 to 1893, the league did not play a round-robin format, but rather challenges between teams of the association that year, with the winner of the series being the 'interim' champion, with the final challenge winner being the champions for the year. The Stanley Cup kept the tradition going, but added that the winner of the current champion's league would then inherit the Cup, if it was not the current champion.

The 'Chronology' sections lists the complete series of league championships and challenges during the period, and the 'Season-by-Season' record lists the winners after the final challenge of the hockey season, as well as challenge winners during the season, if they are different teams.

Full ChronologyEdit

See also: Stanley Cup Challenge Games

This table lists the outcome of all Stanley Cup wins, including successful victories and defenses in challenges, and league championships for the challenge era.

Date Winning Team Coach 2nd Place Team/
Challenge Loser
Playoff Format Score Winning Goal
March 17, 1893 Montreal HC (AHAC) Ottawa HC (AHAC) 1893 AHAC champions, no challengers.
March 22, 1894 Montreal HC (AHAC) Ottawa HC (AHAC) Single-elimination
(1894 AHAC championship)
3-1 Billy Barlow (9:00, 3rd qtr)
March 9, 1895 Montreal HC (AHAC) Queen's (OHA) Single-elimination 5-1
March 8, 1895 Montreal Victorias (AHAC) Mike Grant (cpt) Montreal HC (AHAC) 1895 AHAC Champion*
February 14, 1896 Winnipeg Victorias (MHA) Jack Armytage (mgr) Montreal Victorias (AHAC) Single-elimination 2-0 Dan Bain
March, 1896 Winnipeg Victorias (MHA) Jack Armytage (mgr) Winnipeg HC (MHA) 1896 MHA champion
December 30, 1896 Montreal Victorias (AHAC) Mike Grant (cpt) Winnipeg Victorias (MHA) Single-elimination 6-5 Ernie McLea
March 6, 1897 Montreal Victorias (AHAC) Mike Grant (cpt) Ottawa HC AHAC) 1897 AHAC Champion
December 27, 1897 Montreal Victorias (AHAC) Mike Grant (cpt) Ottawa Capitals (CCHA) Single-elimination 15-2
March 5, 1898 Montreal Victorias (AHAC) Mike Grant (cpt) Montreal HC (AHAC) 1898 AHAC Champion
February 15-18, 1899 Montreal Victorias (CAHL) Frank Richardson (mgr) Winnipeg Victorias (MHA) Two-game total goals 5-3 B. McDougall (2nd half)
March 4, 1899 Montreal Shamrocks (CAHL) Harry Trihey (cpt) Montreal Victorias (CAHL) 1899 CAHL Champion
March 14,1899 Montreal Shamrocks (CAHL) Harry Trihey (cpt) Queen's University (OHA) Single-elimination 6-2 Harry Trihey
February 12-15, 1900 Montreal Shamrocks (CAHL) Harry Trihey (cpt) Winnipeg Victorias (MHA) Best-of-three 2-1 Harry Trihey (2nd half)
March 7, 1900 Montreal Shamrocks (CAHL) Harry Trihey (cpt) Halifax Crescents (MaHL) Best-of-three 2-0 Joe McKenna
March 10, 1900 Montreal Shamrocks (CAHL) Harry Trihey (cpt) Montreal HC (CAHL) 1900 CAHL Champion
January 29-31,1901 Winnipeg Victorias (MHA) Dan Bain (cpt) Montreal Shamrocks (CAHL) Best-of-three 2-0 Dan Bain
March, 1901 Winnipeg Victorias (MHA) Dan Bain (cpt) Winnipeg HC (MHA) 1901 MHA Champion
January 21-23, 1902 Winnipeg Victorias (MHA) Dan Bain (cpt) Toronto Wellingtons (OHA) Best-of-three 2-0 Scanlon (9:00, 2nd half)
March, 1902 Winnipeg Victorias (MHA) Dan Bain (cpt) Winnipeg Rowing Club (MHA) 1902 MHA Champion
March 15-17, 1902 Montreal HC (CAHL) Clare McKerrow Winnipeg Victorias (MHA) Best-of-three 2-1 Jack Marshall (1st half)
January 29-31, February 2-4, 1903 Montreal HC (CAHL) Clare McKerrow Winnipeg Victorias (MHA) Best-of-three 2-1† Tom Phillips
Era of the Silver Seven
March 7-10, 1903 Ottawa Senators (CAHL) A.T. Smith (mgr) Montreal Victorias (CAHL) Two-game total goals
(1903 CAHL championship)
9-1
March 12-14, 1903 Ottawa Senators (CAHL) A.T. Smith (mgr) Rat Portage Thistles (MNWHA) Best-of-three 2-1 Frank McGee (8:20, 1st half)
January 1-4, 1904 Ottawa Senators (CAHL) A.T. Smith (mgr) Winnipeg Rowing Club (MHA) Best-of-three 2-1 Frank McGee (11:00, 2nd half)
February 23-25, 1904 Ottawa Senators** A.T. Smith (mgr) Toronto Marlboros (OHA) Best-of-three 2-0 Moore (9:38, 1st half)
March 2, 1904 Ottawa Senators** A.T. Smith (mgr) Montreal Wanderers (FAHL) Two-game total goals ***
March 9-11, 1904 Ottawa Senators** A.T. Smith (mgr) Brandon Wheat Cities (MNWHA) Best-of-three 2-0
January 13-16, 1905 Ottawa Senators (FAHL) A.T. Smith (mgr) Dawson City Nuggets Best-of-three 2-0 Harry Westwick (12:15, 1st half)
March 3, 1905 Ottawa Senators (FAHL) A.T. Smith (mgr) Montreal Wanderers (FAHL)1905 FAHL Champion
March 7-9, 1905 Ottawa Senators (FAHL) A.T. Smith (mgr) Rat Portage Thistles (MHL) Best-of-three 2-1 Frank McGee
February 27-28, 1906 Ottawa Senators (ECAHA) A.T. Smith (mgr) Queen's University (OHA) Best-of-three 2-0 Harvey Pulford (10:00, 2nd half)
March 6-8, 1906 Ottawa Senators (ECAHA) A.T. Smith (mgr) Smiths Falls (FAHL) Best-of-three 2-0 Frank McGee (17:45, 1st half)
March 14-17, 1906 Montreal Wanderers (ECAHA) Cecil Blanchford (cpt) Ottawa Senators (ECAHA) Two-game total goals
(1906 ECAHA championship)
12-10 Lester Patrick
December 27-29, 1906 Montreal Wanderers (ECAHA) Cecil Blanchford (cpt) New Glasgow Cubs (MaHL) Two-game total goals 17-5
January 21-23, 1907 Kenora Thistles (MPHL) Tommy Phillips (cpt) Montreal Wanderers (ECAHA) Two-game total goals 12-8
March 16-18, 1907 Kenora Thistles (MPHL) Tommy Phillips (cpt) Brandon Wheat Cities (MPHL) Best-of-three
(1907 MPHL championship)
2-0
March 23-25, 1907 Montreal Wanderers (ECAHA) Cecil Blanchford Kenora Thistles (MPHL) Two-game total goals 12-8
January 9-13, 1908 Montreal Wanderers (ECAHA) Cecil Blanchford Ottawa Victorias (FAHL) Two-game total goals 22-4
March 7, 1908 Montreal Wanderers (ECAHA) Cecil Blanchford Ottawa Senators (ECAHA) 1908 ECAHA Champions
March 10-12, 1908 Montreal Wanderers (ECAHA) Cecil Blanchford Winnipeg Maple Leafs (MPHL) Two-game total goals 20-8
March 14, 1908 Montreal Wanderers (ECAHA) Cecil Blanchford Toronto (OPHL) Single-elimination 6-4 Ernie Johnson
December 28-30, 1908 Montreal Wanderers (ECAHA) Cecil Blanchford Edmonton Eskimos (AHL) Two-game total goals 13-10
March 6, 1909 Ottawa Senators (ECHA) Bruce Stuart (cpt) Montreal Wanderers (ECAHA) 1909 ECHA champions
January 5-7, 1910 Ottawa Senators (CHA) Bruce Stuart (cpt) Galt (OPHL) Two-game total goals 15-4 Bruce Ridpath (2nd half)
January 18-20, 1910 Ottawa Senators (NHA) Bruce Stuart (cpt) Edmonton Eskimos (AHL) Two-game total goals 21-11 Bruce Stuart (23:45, 1st half)
March 9, 1910 Montreal Wanderers (NHA) Frank "Pud" Glass (cpt) Ottawa Senators (NHA) 1910 NHA Champion
March 12, 1910 Montreal Wanderers (NHA) Frank "Pud" Glass (cpt) Berlin Union Jacks (OPHL) Single-elimination 7-3 Harry Hyland (22:00, 1st half)
March 10, 1911 Ottawa Senators (NHA) Bruce Stuart (cpt)Montreal Canadiens 1911 NHA Champions
March 13, 1911 Ottawa Senators (NHA) Bruce Stuart (cpt) Galt (OPHL) Single-elimination 7-4 Marty Walsh (5:00, 3rd)
March 16, 1911 Ottawa Senators (NHA) Bruce Stuart (cpt) Port Arthur Bearcats (NOHA) Single-elimination 13-4 Marty Walsh (4:30, 2nd)
March 5, 1912Quebec Bulldogs (NHA) Mike Quinn Ottawa Senators (NHA) 1912 NHA Champions
March 11-13, 1912 Quebec Bulldogs (NHA) Mike Quinn Moncton Victorias (MaPHL) Best-of-three 2-0 Joe Malone (18:00, 1st)
March 5, 1913 Quebec Bulldogs (NHA) Joe Malone (cpt) Montreal Wanderers (NHA) 1913 NHA Champions
March 8-10, 1913 Quebec Bulldogs (NHA) Joe Malone (cpt) Sydney Millionaires (MaPHL) Two-game total goals 20-5
March 7-11, 1914 Toronto Blueshirts (NHA) Scotty Davidson Montreal Canadiens (NHA) Two-game total goals
(1914 NHA championship)
6-2
March 14-19, 1914 Toronto Blueshirts (NHA) Scotty Davidson Victoria Aristocrats (PCHA) Best-of-five 3-0 Harry Cameron (6:00, 3rd)

(*) Note: Although the Montreal Victorias won the AHA title in 1895, the Stanley Cup trustees had already accepted a challenge from the 1894 Cup champion Montreal HC and Queen's University. As a compromise, the trustees decided that if the Montreal HC won the challenge match, the Victorias would become the Stanley Cup champions. The Montreals eventually won the game, 5-1, and their crosstown rivals were awarded the Cup.

(**) Note: For most of 1904, the Ottawa Senators was not affiliated with any league.

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(***) Note: The Montreal Wanderers were disqualified as the result of a dispute. After Game 1 ended tied at the end of regulation, 5-5, the Wanderers refused to play overtime with the current referee, and then subsequently refused to play the next game of the series in Ottawa.

† Note: January 29 game was completed on January 31, because January 29 game was tied at midnight, January 30th and the Mayor of Westmount refused to allow play to continue on the Sunday.

Season-by-Season RecordEdit

This table lists the winners of Stanley Cups per hockey season, (which does not have official dates as rinks were natural ice, so the season roughly corresponds to winter) for the 'challenge era.' The leagues typically started close to the beginning of the calendar year and ended in early March.

Season Holder at End of Season Other Challenge Winners
1892-93 Montreal HC (AHAC)
1893-94 Montreal HC (AHAC)
1894-95 Montreal Victorias (AHAC) Montreal HC (AHAC)
1895-96 Winnipeg Victorias (MHA)
1896-97 Montreal Victorias (AHAC)
1897-98 Montreal Victorias (AHAC)
1898-99 Montreal Shamrocks (CAHL) Montreal Victorias (CAHL)
1899-1900 Montreal Shamrocks (CAHL)
1900-01 Winnipeg Victorias (MHA)
1901-02 Montreal HC (CAHL) Winnipeg Victorias (MHA)
1902-03 Ottawa Senators (CAHL) Montreal HC (CAHL)
1903-04 Ottawa Senators
1904-05 Ottawa Senators (FAHL)
1905-06 Montreal Wanderers (ECAHA) Ottawa Senators (ECAHA)
1906-07 Montreal Wanderers (ECAHA) Kenora Thistles (MPHL)
1907-08 Montreal Wanderers (ECAHA)
1908-09 Ottawa Senators (ECAHA) Montreal Wanderers (ECAHA)
1909-10 Montreal Wanderers (NHA) Ottawa Senators (CHA/NHA)
1910-11 Ottawa Senators (NHA)
1911-12 Quebec Bulldogs (NHA)
1912-13 Quebec Bulldogs (NHA)
1913-14 Toronto Blueshirts (NHA)

NHA vs. PCHA championsEdit

Season Winning Team Coach 2nd Place Team Coach Games Winning Goal
1914-15 Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA) Frank Patrick Ottawa Senators (NHA) Frank Shaughnessy (mgr) 3-0 Barney Stanley (5:30, 2nd)
1915-16 Montreal Canadiens (NHA) George Kennedy Portland Rosebuds (PCHA) E.H. Savage (mgr) 3-2 Goldie Prodgers (17:20, 3rd)
1916-17 Seattle Metropolitans (PCHA) Pete Muldoon Montreal Canadiens (NHA) Newsy Lalonde 3-1 Bernie Morris (7:55, 1st)

NHL vs. PCHA championsEdit

Season Winning Team Coach 2nd Place Team Coach Games Winning Goal
1917-18 Toronto (NHL) Dick Carroll Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA) Frank Patrick 3-2 Corb Denneny (10:30, 3rd)
1918-19 Not awarded due to the flu epidemic.
1919-20 Ottawa Senators (NHL) Pete Green Seattle Metropolitans (PCHA) Pete Muldoon 3-2 Jack Darragh (5:00, 3rd)
1920-21 Ottawa Senators (NHL) Pete Green Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA) Lloyd Cook & Frank Patrick 3-2 Jack Darragh (9:40, 2nd)

NHL vs. PCHA or WCHL championsEdit

Season Winning Team Coach 2nd Place Team Coach Games Winning Goal
1921-22 Toronto St. Pats (NHL) George O'Donoghue Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA) Lloyd Cook & Frank Patrick 3-2 Babe Dye (4:20, 1st)
1922-23 Ottawa Senators (NHL) Pete Green Edmonton Eskimos (WCHL) Ken McKenzine 2-0 Punch Broadbent (11:23, 1st)
1923-24 Montreal Canadiens (NHL) Leo Dandurand Calgary Tigers (WCHL) Eddie Oatman 2-0 Howie Morenz (4:55, 1st)

NHL vs. WCHL/WHL championsEdit

Season Winning Team Coach 2nd Place Team Coach Games Winning Goal
1924-25 Victoria Cougars (WCHL) Lester Patrick Montreal Canadiens (NHL) Leo Dandurand 3-1 Gizzy Hart (2:35, 2nd)
1925-26 Montreal Maroons (NHL) Eddie Gerard Victoria Cougars (WHL) Lester Patrick 3-1 Nels Stewart (2:50, 2nd)

NHL championEdit

Season Winning Team Coach 2nd Place Team Coach Games Winning Goal
1926-27 Ottawa Senators (C) Dave Gill Boston Bruins (A) Art Ross 2-0-2 Cy Denneny (7:30, 2nd)
1927-28 New York Rangers (A) Lester Patrick Montreal Maroons (C) Eddie Gerard 3-2 Frank Boucher (3:35, 3rd)
  • The league changed the playoff format: In the Stanley Cup Quarterfinals, both second place teams faced each other, as did the two third place teams. Both first place teams received a bye and automatically advanced to the semifinals, but had to face each other in that playoff round. As a result, two teams from the same division occasionally played each other in the Stanley Cup Finals.
Season Winning Team Coach 2nd Place Team Coach Games Winning Goal
1928-29 Boston Bruins (A) Cy Denneny New York Rangers (A) Lester Patrick 2-0 Bill Carson (18:02, 3rd)
1929-30 Montreal Canadiens (C) Cecil Hart Boston Bruins (A) Art Ross 2-0 Howie Morenz (1:00, 2nd)
1930-31 Montreal Canadiens (C) Cecil Hart Chicago Black Hawks (A) Dick Irvin 3-2 Johnny Gagnon (9:59, 2nd)
1931-32 Toronto Maple Leafs (C) Dick Irvin New York Rangers (A) Lester Patrick 3-0 Ace Bailey (15:07, 3rd)
1932-33 New York Rangers (A) Lester Patrick Toronto Maple Leafs (C) Dick Irvin 3-1 Bill Cook (7:34, OT)
1933-34 Chicago Black Hawks (A) Tommy Gorman Detroit Red Wings (A) Jack Adams 3-1 Mush March (10:05, 2nd OT)
1934-35 Montreal Maroons (C) Tommy Gorman Toronto Maple Leafs (C) Dick Irvin 3-0 Baldy Northcott (16:18, 2nd)
1935-36 Detroit Red Wings (A) Jack Adams Toronto Maple Leafs (C) Dick Irvin 3-1 Pete Kelly (9:45, 3rd)
1936-37 Detroit Red Wings (A) Jack Adams New York Rangers (A) Lester Patrick 3-2 Marty Barry (19:22, 1st)
1937-38 Chicago Black Hawks (A) Bill Stewart Toronto Maple Leafs (C) Dick Irvin 3-1 Carl Voss (16:45, 2nd)
  • Before the start of the 1938-39 season, the league contracted to seven teams, causing the league to implement a one division format. The NHL contracted even further to only six clubs by the 1942-43 season, beginning a period that became known as the Original Six Era.
Season Winning Team Coach 2nd Place Team Coach Games Winning Goal
1938-39 Boston Bruins Art Ross Toronto Maple Leafs Dick Irvin 4-1 Roy Conacher (17:54, 2nd)
1939-40 New York Rangers Frank Boucher Toronto Maple Leafs Dick Irvin 4-2 Bryan Hextall (2:07, OT)
1940-41 Boston Bruins Cooney Weiland Detroit Red Wings Ebbie Goodfellow 4-0 Bobby Bauer (8:43, 2nd)
1941-42 Toronto Maple Leafs Hap Day Detroit Red Wings Jack Adams 4-3 Pete Langelle (9:48, 3rd)
1942-43 Detroit Red Wings Jack Adams Boston Bruins Art Ross 4-0 Joe Carveth (12:09, 1st)
1943-44 Montreal Canadiens Dick Irvin Chicago Black Hawks Paul Thompson 4-0 Toe Blake (9:12, OT)
1944-45 Toronto Maple Leafs Hap Day Detroit Red Wings Jack Adams 4-3 Babe Pratt (12:14, 3rd)
1945-46 Montreal Canadiens Dick Irvin Boston Bruins Dit Clapper 4-1 Toe Blake (11:06, 3rd)
1946-47 Toronto Maple Leafs Hap Day Montreal Canadiens Dick Irvin 4-2 Ted Kennedy (14:39, 3rd)
1947-48 Toronto Maple Leafs Hap Day Detroit Red Wings Tommy Ivan 4-0 Harry Watson (11:13, 1st)
1948-49 Toronto Maple Leafs Hap Day Detroit Red Wings Tommy Ivan 4-0 Cal Gardner (19:45, 2nd)
1949-50 Detroit Red Wings Tommy Ivan New York Rangers Lynn Patrick 4-3 Pete Babando (8:31, 2nd OT)
1950-51 Toronto Maple Leafs Joe Primeau Montreal Canadiens Dick Irvin 4-1 Bill Barilko (2:53, OT)
1951-52 Detroit Red Wings Tommy Ivan Montreal Canadiens Dick Irvin 4-0 Metro Prystai (6:50, 1st)
1952-53 Montreal Canadiens Dick Irvin Boston Bruins Lynn Patrick 4-1 Elmer Lach (1:22, OT)
1953-54 Detroit Red Wings Tommy Ivan Montreal Canadiens Dick Irvin 4-3 Tony Leswick (4:20, OT)
1954-55 Detroit Red Wings Jimmy Skinner Montreal Canadiens Dick Irvin 4-3 Gordie Howe (19:49, 2nd)
1955-56 Montreal Canadiens Toe Blake Detroit Red Wings Jimmy Skinner 4-1 Maurice Richard (15:08, 2nd)
1956-57 Montreal Canadiens Toe Blake Boston Bruins Milt Schmidt 4-1 Dickie Moore (0:14, 2nd)
1957-58 Montreal Canadiens Toe Blake Boston Bruins Milt Schmidt 4-2 Bernie Geoffrion (19:26, 2nd)
1958-59 Montreal Canadiens Toe Blake Toronto Maple Leafs Punch Imlach 4-1 Marcel Bonin (9:55, 2nd)
1959-60 Montreal Canadiens Toe Blake Toronto Maple Leafs Punch Imlach 4-0 Jean Beliveau (8:16, 1st)
1960-61 Chicago Black Hawks Rudy Pilous Detroit Red Wings Sid Abel 4-2 Ab McDonald (18:49, 2nd)
1961-62 Toronto Maple Leafs Punch Imlach Chicago Black Hawks Rudy Pilous 4-2 Dick Duff (14:14, 3rd)
1962-63 Toronto Maple Leafs Punch Imlach Detroit Red Wings Sid Abel 4-1 Eddie Shack (13:28, 3rd)
1963-64 Toronto Maple Leafs Punch Imlach Detroit Red Wings Sid Abel 4-3 Andy Bathgate (3:04, 1st)
1964-65 Montreal Canadiens Toe Blake Chicago Black Hawks Billy Reay 4-3 Jean Beliveau (0:14, 1st)
1965-66 Montreal Canadiens Toe Blake Detroit Red Wings Sid Abel 4-2 Henri Richard (2:20, OT)
1966-67 Toronto Maple Leafs Punch Imlach Montreal Canadiens Toe Blake 4-2 Jim Pappin (19:24, 2nd)
Season Winning Team Coach 2nd Place Team Coach Games Winning Goal
1967-68 Montreal Canadiens (E) Toe Blake St. Louis Blues (W) Scotty Bowman 4-0 J.C. Tremblay (11:40, 3rd)
1968-69 Montreal Canadiens (E) Claude Ruel St. Louis Blues (W) Scotty Bowman 4-0 John Ferguson (3:02, 3rd)
1969-70 Boston Bruins (E) Harry Sinden St. Louis Blues (W) Scotty Bowman 4-0 Bobby Orr (0:40, OT)
  • The league changed the playoff format again so that an Eastern Division team would always face a Western Division team in the Stanley Cup Semifinals. Therefore, two teams from the same division could face each other in the Stanley Cup Finals.
Season Winning Team Coach 2nd Place Team Coach Games Winning Goal
1970-71 Montreal Canadiens (E) Al MacNeil Chicago Black Hawks (W) Bill Reay 4-3 Henri Richard (2:34, 3rd)
1971-72 Boston Bruins (E) Tom Johnson New York Rangers (E) Emile Francis 4-2 Bobby Orr (11:18, 1st)
1972-73 Montreal Canadiens (E) Scotty Bowman Chicago Black Hawks (W) Bill Reay 4-2 Yvan Cournoyer (8:13, 3rd)
1973-74 Philadelphia Flyers (W) Fred Shero Boston Bruins (E) Bep Guidolin 4-2 Rick MacLeish (14:48, 1st)
  • The league expanded to 18 teams and realigned into two conferences: the Prince of Wales Conference and the Clarence Campbell Conference. Twelve teams qualified for the postseason, but were seeded 1-12 regardless of conference. This type of seeding system would continue after the league expanded the playoffs to 16 teams before the 1979-80 season.
Season Winning Team Coach 2nd Place Team Coach Games Winning Goal
1974-75 Philadelphia Flyers Fred Shero Buffalo Sabres Floyd Smith 4-2 Bob Kelly (0:11, 3rd)
1975-76 Montreal Canadiens Scotty Bowman Philadelphia Flyers Fred Shero 4-0 Guy Lafleur (14:18, 3rd)
1976-77 Montreal Canadiens Scotty Bowman Boston Bruins Don Cherry 4-0 Jacques Lemaire (4:32, OT)
1977-78 Montreal Canadiens Scotty Bowman Boston Bruins Don Cherry 4-2 Mario Tremblay (9:20, 1st)
1978-79 Montreal Canadiens Scotty Bowman New York Rangers Fred Shero 4-1 Jacques Lemaire (1:02, 2nd)
1979-80 New York Islanders Al Arbour Philadelphia Flyers Pat Quinn 4-2 Bob Nystrom (7:11, OT)
1980-81 New York Islanders Al Arbour Minnesota North Stars Glen Sonmor 4-1 Wayne Merrick (5:37, 1st)
Season Winning Team Coach 2nd Place Team Coach Games Winning Goal
1981-82 New York Islanders (PW) Al Arbour Vancouver Canucks (CC) Roger Neilson 4-0 Mike Bossy (5:00, 2nd)
1982-83 New York Islanders (PW) Al Arbour Edmonton Oilers (CC) Glen Sather 4-0 Mike Bossy (12:39, 1st)
1983-84 Edmonton Oilers (CC) Glen Sather New York Islanders (PW) Al Arbour 4-1 Ken Linseman (0:38, 2nd)
1984-85 Edmonton Oilers (CC) Glen Sather Philadelphia Flyers (PW) Mike Keenan 4-1 Paul Coffey (17:57, 1st)
1985-86 Montreal Canadiens (PW) Jean Perron Calgary Flames (CC) Bob Johnson 4-1 Bobby Smith (10:30, 3rd)
1986-87 Edmonton Oilers (CC) Glen Sather Philadelphia Flyers (PW) Mike Keenan 4-3 Jari Kurri (14:59, 2nd)
1987-88 Edmonton Oilers (CC) Glen Sather Boston Bruins (PW) Terry O'Reilly 4-0 Wayne Gretzky (9:44, 2nd)
1988-89 Calgary Flames (CC) Terry Crisp Montreal Canadiens (PW) Pat Burns 4-2 Doug Gilmour (11:02, 3rd)
1989-90 Edmonton Oilers (CC) John Muckler Boston Bruins (PW) Mike Milbury 4-1 Craig Simpson (9:31, 2nd)
1990-91 Pittsburgh Penguins (PW) Bob Johnson Minnesota North Stars (CC) Bob Gainey 4-2 Ulf Samuelsson (2:00, 1st)
1991-92 Pittsburgh Penguins (PW) Scotty Bowman Chicago Blackhawks (CC) Mike Keenan 4-0 Ron Francis (7:59, 3rd)
1992-93 Montreal Canadiens (PW) Jacques Demers Los Angeles Kings (CC) Barry Melrose 4-1 Kirk Muller (3:51, 2nd)
  • The league's two conferences were renamed the Eastern and Western Conferences, respectively.
Season Winning Team Coach 2nd Coach Games Winning Goal
1993-94 New York Rangers (E) Mike Keenan Vancouver Canucks (W) Pat Quinn 4-3 Mark Messier (13:29, 2nd)
1994-95 New Jersey Devils (E) Jacques Lemaire Detroit Red Wings (W) Scotty Bowman 4-0 Neal Broten (7:56, 2nd)
1995-96 Colorado Avalanche (W) Marc Crawford Florida Panthers (E) Doug MacLean 4-0 Uwe Krupp (4:31, 3rd OT)
1996-97 Detroit Red Wings (W) Scotty Bowman Philadelphia Flyers (E) Terry Murray 4-0 Darren McCarty (13:02, 2nd)
1997-98 Detroit Red Wings (W) Scotty Bowman Washington Capitals (E) Ron Wilson 4-0 Martin Lapointe (2:26, 2nd)
1998-99 Dallas Stars (W) Ken Hitchcock Buffalo Sabres (E) Lindy Ruff 4-2 Brett Hull (14:51, 3rd OT)
1999-2000 New Jersey Devils (E) Larry Robinson Dallas Stars (W) Ken Hitchcock 4-2 Jason Arnott (8:20, 2nd OT)
2000-01 Colorado Avalanche (W) Bob Hartley New Jersey Devils (E) Larry Robinson 4-3 Alex Tanguay (4:57, 2nd)
2001-02 Detroit Red Wings (W) Scotty Bowman Carolina Hurricanes (E) Paul Maurice 4-1 Brendan Shanahan (14:04, 2nd)
2002-03 New Jersey Devils (E) Pat Burns Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (W) Mike Babcock 4-3 Michael Rupp (2:22, 2nd)
2003-04 Tampa Bay Lightning (E) John Tortorella Calgary Flames (W) Darryl Sutter 4-3 Ruslan Fedotenko (14:38, 2nd)
2004-05 Not awarded due to the cancellation of the 2004-05 season.
2005-06 Carolina Hurricanes (E) Peter Laviolette Edmonton Oilers (W) Craig MacTavish 4-3 Frantisek Kaberle (4:18, 2nd)
2006-07 Anaheim Ducks (W) Randy Carlyle Ottawa Senators (E) Bryan Murray 4-1 Travis Moen (15:44, 2nd)
2007-08 Detroit Red Wings(W) Mike Babcock Pittsburgh Penguins(E) Michel Therren 4-2 Henrik Zetterberg(7:36 3rd)
2008-09 Pittsburgh Penguins(E) Michel Therren Detroit Red Wings (W) Mike Babcock 4-3 Maxime Talbot (10:07 2nd)
2009-10 Chicago Blackhawks(W) Joel Quennville Philadelphia Flyers(E) Peter Laviolette 4-2 Patrick Kane (4:06 OT)
2010-11 Boston Bruins(E) Claude Julllian Vancouver Canucks(W) Allain Vigneault 4-3 Patrice Bergeron (14:37 1st)
2011-12 Los Angeles Kings(W) Darryl Sutter New Jersey Devils(E) Peter DeBeor 4-2 Jeff Carter (12:45 1st)
2012-13 Chicago Blackhawks(W) Joel Quennville Boston Bruins(E) Claude Jullian 4-2 Dave Bolland (19:04 3rd)
2013-14 Los Angeles Kings(W) Darryl Sutter New York Rangers Allain Vigneault 4-1 Alec Martinez (14:43 2nd OT)
2014-15 Chicago Blackhawks (W) Joel Quennville Tampa Bay Lightning Jon Cooper 4-2 Duncan Keith (17:13, 2nd)

Stanley Cup Finals era (since 1915)Edit

Active teamsEdit

Unless marked otherwise, teams played in the NHL exclusively at the time they competed for the Stanley Cup. A bolded year denotes a Stanley Cup win.

Appearances Team Wins Losses Win % Years of appearance (in Stanley Cup Finals)
&0000000000000034.00000034[a] Montreal Canadiens &0000000000000024.00000024 &0000000000000009.0000009[a] .706 1916, 1917, 1919[a]

, 1924, 1925, 1930, 1931, 1944, 1946, 1947, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1986, 1989, 1993

&0000000000000024.00000024 Detroit Red Wings &0000000000000011.00000011 &0000000000000013.00000013 .458 1934, 1936, 1937, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1945, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2008, 2009
&0000000000000021.00000021 Toronto Maple Leafs[b] &0000000000000013.00000013 &0000000000000008.0000008 .619 1918, 1922, 1932, 1933, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1942, 1945, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1967
&0000000000000019.00000019 Boston Bruins &0000000000000006.0000006 &0000000000000013.00000013 .316 1927, 1929, 1930, 1939, 1941, 1943, 1946, 1953, 1957, 1958, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1988, 1990, 2011, 2013
&0000000000000013.00000013 Chicago Blackhawks[c] &0000000000000006.0000006 &0000000000000007.0000007 .462 1931, 1934, 1938, 1944, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1971, 1973, 1992, 2010, 2013, 2015
&0000000000000011.00000011 New York Rangers &0000000000000004.0000004 &0000000000000007.0000007 .363 1928, 1929, 1932, 1933, 1937, 1940, 1950, 1972, 1979, 1994, 2014
&0000000000000008.0000008 Philadelphia Flyers &0000000000000002.0000002 &0000000000000006.0000006 .250 1974, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1985, 1987, 1997, 2010
&0000000000000007.0000007 Edmonton Oilers &0000000000000005.0000005 &0000000000000002.0000002 .714 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990, 2006
&0000000000000005.0000005 New York Islanders &0000000000000004.0000004 &0000000000000001.0000001 .800 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984
&0000000000000005.0000005 New Jersey Devils &0000000000000003.0000003 &0000000000000002.0000002 .600 1995, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2012
&0000000000000004.0000004 Pittsburgh Penguins &0000000000000003.0000003 &0000000000000001.0000001 .750 1991, 1992, 2008, 2009
&0000000000000004.0000004 Dallas Stars[d] &0000000000000001.0000001 &0000000000000003.0000003 .250 1981, 1991, 1999, 2000
&0000000000000003.0000003 Los Angeles Kings &0000000000000002.0000002 &0000000000000001.0000001 .667 1993, 2012, 2014
&0000000000000003.0000003 Calgary Flames &0000000000000001.0000001 &0000000000000002.0000002 .333 1986, 1989, 2004
&0000000000000003.0000003 St. Louis Blues &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 &0000000000000003.0000003 .000 1968, 1969, 1970
&0000000000000003.0000003 Vancouver Canucks &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 &0000000000000003.0000003 .000 1982, 1994, 2011
&0000000000000002.0000002 Colorado Avalanche &0000000000000002.0000002 &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 1.000 1996, 2001
&0000000000000002.0000002 Anaheim Ducks[e] &0000000000000001.0000001 &0000000000000001.0000001 .500 2003, 2007
&0000000000000002.0000002 Carolina Hurricanes &0000000000000001.0000001 &0000000000000001.0000001 .500 2002, 2006
&0000000000000002.0000002 Tampa Bay Lightning &0000000000000001.0000001 &0000000000000001.0000001 .500 2004, 2015
&0000000000000002.0000002 Buffalo Sabres &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 &0000000000000002.0000002 .000 1975, 1999
&0000000000000001.0000001 Florida Panthers &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 &0000000000000001.0000001 .000 1996
&0000000000000001.0000001 Ottawa Senators[f] &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 &0000000000000001.0000001 .000 2007
&0000000000000001.0000001 Washington Capitals &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 &0000000000000001.0000001 .000 1998

Six active teams have yet to make a Stanley Cup Finals appearance. Four teams have remained "intact" since their inceptions:

Columbus Blue Jackets (14 seasons, 2 playoffs)
Minnesota Wild (14 seasons, 6 playoffs, 1 Division Championship)
Nashville Predators (16 seasons, 8 playoffs)
San Jose Sharks (23 seasons, 16 playoffs, 6 Division Championships)

The other two teams had previously relocated and never made the Finals in either location:

Atlanta Thrashers (11 seasons, 1 playoff, 1 Division Championship) / Winnipeg Jets (4 seasons, 1 playoff)
Winnipeg Jets (original team -- 17 seasons, 11 playoffs, 3 Division Championships) / Phoenix-Arizona Coyotes (18 seasons, 8 playoffs, 1 Division Championship)

Five relocated teams that have won the Stanley Cup in their current locations never appeared in the Finals in their former locations:

Quebec Nordiques (16 seasons, 9 playoffs, 2 Division Championships) -- won 2 Stanley Cups as Colorado Avalanche
Kansas City Scouts (2 seasons, never made playoff contention) / Colorado Rockies (6 seasons, 1 playoff) -- won 3 Stanley Cups as New Jersey Devils
Oakland Seals-California Golden Seals (9 seasons, 2 playoffs) / Cleveland Barons (2 seasons, never made playoff contention) -- merged with Minnesota North Stars who lost twice in the Finals then won the Stanley Cup once as Dallas Stars
Atlanta Flames (8 seasons, 6 playoffs) -- won Stanley Cup once as Calgary Flames
Hartford Whalers (18 seasons, 8 playoffs, 1 Division Championship) -- won Stanley Cup once as Carolina Hurricanes

Defunct teamsEdit

Listed after the team name is the name of the affiliated league(s) when the team competed for the Stanley Cup. A bold year denotes a Stanley Cup win.

Appearances Team Wins Losses Win % Years of Appearance
5 Ottawa Senators (NHA/NHL) 4 1 .800 1915, 1920, 1921, 1923, 1927
4 Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA/WCHL) 1 3 .250 1915, 1918, 1921, 1922
3 Montreal Maroons (NHL) 2 1 .667 1926, 1928, 1935
3 [a] Seattle Metropolitans (PCHA) 1 1[a] .500 1917, 1919,[a]
1920
2 Victoria Cougars (WCHL/WHL) 1 1 .500 1925, 1926
1 Portland Rosebuds (PCHA) 0 1 .000 1916
1 Edmonton Eskimos (WCHL) 0 1 .000 1923
1 Calgary Tigers (WCHL) 0 1 .000 1924
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