Most Stanley Cup Wins by Team

History of the NHL's Biggest Prize

PHILADELPHIA - JUNE 09: Tomas Kopecky #82 of the Chicago Blackhawks hoists the Stanley Cup after teammate Patrick Kane scored the game-winning goal in overtime to defeat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 and win the Stanley Cup in Game Six of the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Wachovia Center on June 9, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Stanley Cup with winners' names engraved. Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

 

The Stanley Cup, given to the National Hockey League champions at the end of each season, is the oldest professional athletics prize in North America. It's named the Stanley Cup because it was donated by Sir Frederick Arthur Stanley, Lord Stanley of Preston, in 1892 to be given to the champion hockey team in Canada. The Montreal  Amateur Athletic Association was the first club to win the Stanley Cup, in 1893.

The National Hockey League has been the owner of the Stanley Cup since 1910, and since 1926 only NHL teams could compete for the greatest prize in professional hockey.

Some might think it fitting -- or predictable -- that the Montreal Canadiens have won the Stanley Cup more than any other team -- 23 times since the formation of the National Hockey League.

Unlike every other professional sport, every championship team player gets his name inscribed on the Stanley Cup, and then each player and team staff member gets to keep the trophy is his possession for 24 hours, which is also a tradition unique to the NHL.

This list of hockey winners is divided into two sets of winners, with all Cup wins from 1918 to 2017 in the NHL and championship teams from 1893 to 1917 listed as "Pre-NHL" Winners." 

NHL Winners

Montreal Canadiens: 23
(The Canadiens also have one pre-NHL win, listed below)
1924, 1930, 1931, 1944, 1946, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1986, 1993

Toronto Maple Leafs: 13
(Includes wins under previous franchise names: Toronto Arenas and Toronto St. Pats)
1918, 1922, 1932, 1942, 1945, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1967

Detroit Red Wings: 11
1936, 1937, 1943, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2008

Boston Bruins: 6
1929, 1939, 1941, 1970, 1972, 2011

Chicago Blackhawks: 6
1934, 1938, 1961, 2010, 2013, 2015

Edmonton Oilers: 5
1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990

Pittsburgh Penguins: 5
1991, 1992, 2009, 2016, 2017 

New York Rangers: 4
1928, 1933, 1940, 1994

New York Islanders: 4
1980, 1981, 1982, 1983

Ottawa Senators: 4
(The Senators also have six pre-NHL wins, listed below)
1920, 1921, 1923, 1927

New Jersey Devils: 3
1995, 2000, 2003

Colorado Avalanche: 2
1996, 2001

Philadelphia Flyers: 2
1974, 1975

Montreal Maroons: 2
1926, 1935

Los Angeles Kings: 2
2012, 2014

Anaheim Ducks: 1
2007

Carolina Hurricanes: 1
2006

Tampa Bay Lightning: 1
2004

Dallas Stars: 1
1999

Calgary Flames: 1
1989

Victoria Cougars: 1
1925

Pre-NHL Winners

In its early days, the Stanley Cup was open to challenges and not the property of any single league. Because more than one challenge series might be played in a year, the list shows more than one Cup winner for some years.

Ottawa Senators: 6
1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1909, 1911

Montreal Wanderers: 4
1906, 1907, 1908, 1910

Montreal Amateur Athletic Association (AAA): 4
1893, 1894, 1902, 1903

Montreal Victorias: 4
1898, 1897, 1896, 1895

Winnipeg Victorias: 3
1896, 1901, 1902

Quebec Bulldogs: 2
1912, 1913

Montreal Shamrocks: 2
1899, 1900

Seattle Metropolitans: 1
1917

Montreal Canadiens: 1
1916

Vancouver Millionaires: 1
1915

Toronto Blueshirts: 1
1914

Kenora Thistles: 1
1907