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NHL Teams With Most Stanley Cups

By Swikriti Kandel / 2 May 2023 04:08 AM

Montreal Canadiens Players And Crew Pictured With The Championship Trophy  In 2021 After Reaching To The Finals
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NHL teams with most Stanley Cups are 1. Montreal Canadians 2. Toronto Maple Leafs 3. Detroit Red Wings 4. Boston Bruins and others.

Stanley Cup is a trophy that is awarded to the winner of an NHL playoff. The history of the North American prestigious cup dates back to 1893.

Each year, the postseason is organized by the league to present the championship to the deserving team. The playoff consists of 16 teams selected based on the points from the regular season.

The teams are divided into Eastern and Western conferences. The winner from each conference battles in the final for the championship trophy.

The victorious squad can return the trophy to their club and keep it for a year. However, they must hand it over to another group that wins the following year.

Canadian Teams That Won Stanley Cup

Canadian Stanley Cup winners are Montreal Canadiens, Edmonton Oilers, and more. The last Canadian team to win the trophy was Montreal Canadiens in 1993. 

The first team from Canada that won the NHL playoff finals was Toronto Arenas in 1918. At that time, the trophy was shared by the National Hockey Association(NHA) and Pacific Coast Hockey Association(PCHA).

National Hockey League took over in 1926 and the trophy is under the league. The league uses the trophy in an agreement between the two Canadian trustees of the cup.

Montreal Canadiens With 24 Championships

Montreal Canadiens have secured the Stanley Cup 24 times. The squad first secured the trophy in 1916 against Portland Rosebuds in a 6-3 victory.

The teams hold the record of having the most trophies in the NHL playoff. They won the championship in 1924, 1926, 1930, 1931, and so on.

Montreal Canadiens' Player Jordan Harris Met The Young Recipient Of Bleu Blanc Bouge Scholarship On 20 April 2023
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Montreal became the first squad to secure the championship 5 times in a row (from 1956 to 1960). Their last victory was in the year 1993 which is 2 decades earlier.

In 2021, the Canadiens got up to the finals of the championship but was defeated by Tampa Bay Lightning with an overall score of 4-1. Montreal was not selected for the 2023 NHL postseason.

Toronto Maple Leafs With 13 Wins

The Canadian team to win the second most trophy is Toronto Maple Leafs. They have gained victory over 13 championships over the decades.

They earned the title for the first time in 1932. They beat New York Rangers with a score of 3-0 and took the trophy to their home country.

Toronto Maple Leafs Celebrated After Advancing To The Second Round In The 2023 Playoff
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From 1947 to 1949, Maple Leafs secured the championship three times in a row. Their last victory was against Montreal Canadiens with a score of 4-2 in 1967.

Maple earned 111 points in the regular season and was selected in the Atlantic Division for the 2023 NHL postseason. The squad has made it up to the second round.

They won over Tampa Bay Lighting in the first round. Hopefully, the squad will win this year's trophy in the finals.

Edmonton Oilers With 5 Championships

Edmonton Oilers is the third Canadian team with the most Stanley Cup wins. The group has received 5 championships so far.

In 1983, they got to the finals with New York Islanders but got defeated. The following year, they became a victor against the Islanders by a 5-2 score.

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The Oilers consecutively won five titles from 1984 to 1990. In 2006, the group reached the finals but the championship was won by Carolina Hurricanes.

Edmonton was chosen for the 2023 NHL playoff in the Pacific division. They have advanced to the second round by gaining a victory over Los Angeles Kings.

Will Oiler take the trophy home? Only time and the group's performance will tell.

Canadian Teams Yet To Win Stanley Cup

The list of Canadian teams who have never won a Stanley Cup includes Vancouver Canucks, Winnipeg Jets, and Ottawa Senators.

Vancouver has made up to the finals three times( in 1982, 1994, and 2011). However, every time the group has been defeated by the opponent. Canucks have not been selected for the 2023 championship.

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Winnipeg Jets has not reached the finals or won the championship. However, the group acquired three Avco World Trophies before joining the NHL. The Jets lost against the Knights in the first round of the 2023 postseason.

Ottawa Senators has not yet gained victory over the title. They were in the finals in 2007 but they lost against Anaheim Ducks.

American Teams That Stanley Cup

American Stanley Cup winners include Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Islanders, and 10 more.

The first American team that gained victory in the championship was New York Rangers in 1928. NHL was formed in 1917 with four Canadian teams.

It expanded to the United States in 1924 and now NHL comprises 25 teams from the U.S. Among them, 17 have already secured the title at least once.

Detroit Red Wings With 11 Wins

The American team to win the most Stanley Cups is Detroit Red Wings. The group has gained 11 championships starting from 1936.

The same year, the Wings and Maroons made history by playing the longest game in NHL spanning 176 minutes and 30 seconds. Mud Bruneteau scored the goal in the sixth overtime of the semifinals.

Wings won the 1936 title against Toronto Maple Leafs by 3-1. The group obtained the championship four times between 1950 and 1955. The last win for Detroit was in 2008 against Pittsburgh Penguins.

The following year Wings reached the finals but did not succeed. The group missed the 2023 playoff since it only earned 80 points in the regular season.

Boston Bruins Has 6 Championships

Boston Bruins have secured 6 championships so far. They beat New York Rangers with a score of 2-0 and secured their first win in the playoff.

Following that, Bruins got titles in 1939, 1941, 1970, 1972, and 2011. They gained victory over Vancouver Canucks in 2011 by 4-0 in the game.

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Since then, Boston has appeared in the finals of 2013 and 2019. The group got into the 2023 playoff and played the best-of-seven series against Florida Panthers.

Florida gained victory over Bruins with a 4-3 score. Hopefully, the group will be back for the championship in the next postseason.

Chicago Blackhawks Has Same Number Of Wins As Bruins

Chicago Blackhawks has become the victor of playoffs six times. They obtained their first playoff championship trophy in 1934 against Detroit Red Wings.

They also secured the championship in 1938, 1961, 2010, 2013, and 2015. They earned their last victory by winning four games against Tampa Bay Lightning.

Chicago has not climbed up to the finals since their last win. They did not do well in the 2022-23 season and were not selected for the 2023 postseason.

Other groups who have secured the postseason title at least once are as follows:

  1. New York Islanders (1980, 1981, 1982, 1983)
  2. New York Rangers (1928, 1933, 1940, 1994)
  3. Pittsburgh Penguins (1991, 1992, 2009, 2016, 2017)
  4. New Jersey Devils (1995, 2000, 2003)
  5. Philadelphia Flyers (1974, 1975)
  6. Los Angeles Kings (2012, 2014)
  7. Colorado Avalanche (1996, 2001, 2022)
  8. Dallas Stars (1999)
  9. Tampa Bay Lightning (2004, 2020, 2021)
  10. Carolina Hurricanes (2006)
  11. Anaheim Ducks (2007)

American Teams With Zero Stanley Cups

Tampa Bay Lightning Was Defeated By Toronto Maple Leafs In 2023 NHL Playoff First Round
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The American groups that have not secured a win in the NHL postseason are as follows:

  1. Vegas Golden Knights: The group made up to the finals in 2018 payoff but lost to Washington Capitals.
  2. San Jose Sharks: Sharks were in the finals of the 2016 postseason but they were defeated by Pittsburgh Penguins.
  3. Nashville Predators: After reaching the finals in 2017, the group lost the match.
  4. Minnesota Wild: Minnesota has never made up to the finals. The group lost against Dallas Stars in the 2023 postseason championship.
  5. Arizona Coyotes: Coyotes have not earned a place in the finals of the playoff.
  6. Florida Panthers: Panthers once reach the finals in the postseason back in 1996.
  7.  Columbus Blue Jackets: They have never made it to the playoff finals.
  8. Buffalo Sabres: Sabres reached the postseason finals in 1975 and 1999.

Team With Most Appearances In Stanley Cup

Most Stanley Cup Appearances is made by Montreal Canadiens. They have been in the tournament 33 times.

The NHL playoff is one of the most reputed tournaments in the world. It features a total of 16 teams, eight in the eastern conference and eight in the western conference.

The game is played in four rounds of the best-of-seven series. The winning group will get the chance to take the trophy back to their club and make their home county proud.

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Some of the groups with multiple appearances in the NHL playoff tournament are listed below:

  1. Montreal Canadiens (33)
  2. Detroit Red Wings (24)
  3. Toronto St. Patricks (21)
  4. Boston Bruins (20)
  5. Chicago Blackhawks (13)
  6. New York Rangers (11)
  7. Philadelphia Flyers (8)
  8. Edmonton Oilers (7)
  9. Pittsburgh Penguins (6)
  10. Tampa Bay Lightning (5)

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