Quick Bit: The Montreal Canadiens still pace the pack with the most Stanley Cup victories in franchise history. Here’s what you need to know about the rest.
It’s still the Great White North.
While hockey north of the border has fallen on a championship drought, teams from Canada still account for 43 Stanley Cup wins since 1927, with American teams accounting for 54 Cup victories in that same span. Considering that U.S-based franchises outnumber Canadian ones 23 to 9, that math still bodes well for Canada — even with expansion all that other stuff playing into it.
Unfortunately for Canadian fans waiting to bring Lord Stanley’s Cup back across the border, it’ll be another year without a Canadian team hoisting the trophy. With the Colorado Avalanche and Tampa Bay Lightning making it to the Stanley Cup Final this year, this marks 29 years since the last Canadian squad has won it all.
The Lightning look to become the league’s first three-peat winner of the Cup since the Islanders dynasty of the 1980s, while the Avs look to add a third Stanley Cup to their mantle.
The NHL champion has been crowned the Stanley Cup victor since 1927. Here’s what you need to know about the all-time winners:
Who has won the most Stanley Cups in NHL history?
The Montreal Canadiens are still pacing the pack with 24 Stanley Cup victories in franchise history. They also hold the record for most Stanley Cup appearances with 35.
Here’s how the current crop of NHL franchises
Stanley Cup wins
Stanley Cup appearances
Last Stanley Cup appearance
Last Stanley Cup win
Toronto Maple Leafs
Detroit Red Wings
New York Islanders
New York Rangers
New Jersey Devils
Tampa Bay Lightning
Los Angeles Kings
St. Louis Blues
NHL teams that have never won a Stanley Cup
As it stands, 12 active NHL franchises have yet to hoist the Cup. These are the teams:
Columbus Blue Jackets
San Jose Sharks
Vegas Golden Knights
Of those 12 teams, five have never made a a Stanley Cup finals appearance: The Blue Jackets, Wild, Jets, Coyotes and Kraken. Seattle was an expansion team during 2021-22 season.
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