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.

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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.

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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

Team
Stanley Cup wins
Stanley Cup appearances
Last Stanley Cup appearance
Last Stanley Cup win
Montreal Canadiens
24
35
2021
1993
Toronto Maple Leafs
13
21
1967
1967
Detroit Red Wings
11
24
2009
2008
Boston Bruins
6
20
2019
2011
Chicago Blackhawks
6
13
2015
2015
Edmonton Oilers
5
7
2006
1990
Pittsburgh Penguins
5
6
2017
2017
New York Islanders
4
5
1984
1983
New York Rangers
4
11
2014
1994
New Jersey Devils
3
5
2012
2003
Tampa Bay Lightning
3
5
2022
2021
Philadelphia Flyers
2
8
2010
1975
Colorado Avalanche
2
3
2022
2001
Los Angeles Kings
2
3
2014
2014
Dallas Stars
1
5
2020
1999
St. Louis Blues
1
4
2019
2019
Calgary Flames
1
3
2004
1989
Anaheim Ducks
1
2
2007
2007
Carolina Hurricanes
1
2
2006
2006
Washington Capitals
1
2
2018
2018

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:

Arizona Coyotes
Buffalo Sabres
Columbus Blue Jackets
Florida Panthers
Minnesota Wild
Nashville Predators
Ottawa Senators
San Jose Sharks
Seattle Kraken
Vancouver Canucks
Vegas Golden Knights
Winnipeg Jets

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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