September 28, 2010
"Vertseeg" Latest Misspelling On Stanley Cup
With the Stanley Cup's busy summer tour all over, engravers finally had a chance to add the names of the 2010 champion Chicago Blackhawks.
There was only one problem - Kris Versteeg's name was misspelled as Vertseeg.
The Cup was returned and the error was fixed, but Adam Jahns has the photo evidence of the engraving error on his Chicago Sun Times blog.
"It's kind of funny. I may never be one of the biggest names in the game but now it'll go down in history as one of the misspells on the Stanley Cup so I'll take it," Versteeg told the Toronto Star.
Kudos to Versteeg for knowing that there is quite an interesting history of errors and misspells on the Stanley Cup. Here is a listing of such mistakes.