June 03, 2009

Stanley Cup Fast Facts

Here's some more interesting Stanley Cup stats to mull over:

Since the Cup was first awarded in 1893, 1134 different players have won the Stanley Cup. Of that number, 508 (44.8%) have won more than one Stanley Cup. That number struck me as surprisingly high.

Of those 508 players, 367 won with the same team every time. Another 123 players won with two teams, while nine won with three and one won with four.

Red Kelly, Jack Marshall, Bob Goldham, Dick Duff, Frank Mahovlich, Bryan Trottier, Larry Murphy and Patrick Roy are the only players in history to win multiple Stanley Cup titles with two different teams.

Jack Marshall owns the record for playing with four different teams to win the Stanley Cup. Marshall played on championship teams with the 1901 Winnipeg Victorias, 1902 and 1903 Montreal AAA, 1907 and 1910 Montreal Wanderers and 1914 Toronto Blueshirts.

Nine players have skated for three different Stanley Cup winning franchises in their careers. Frank Foyston, Jack Walker, Mike Keane and Joe Nieuwendyk had Cup wins with three
different clubs, while Claude Lemieux, Hap Holmes, Al Arbour and Gord Pettinger won four Cup titles with three separate teams. Larry Hillman was a six-time winner with Detroit, Toronto and Montreal.


Doogie2K said...

I'm not entirely surprised by the large number of multiple-winners, if you look back at all the different teams that won a lot of Cups in a short amount of time, from the Montreal AAA, to the original Ottawa Senators, to the Wanderers, the Canadiens, Leafs, Red Wings (past and present), Islanders. Plus, there's all the back-to-back or two-in-three winners like Pittsburgh, Philly, Boston, and the pre-O6 Rangers.

Anonymous said...

You forgot Mark Messier winning cups with two different teams.

Anonymous said...

Mark Messier is said to be the only player to Captain to different teams to win the Stanley Cup