Clubs engraved their team names, usually in the form "TEAM NAME" "YEAR WON", on that one ring until it was full in 1902. The 1907 Montreal Wanderers became the first club to record their name on the bowl's interior surface, and the first champion to record the names of 20 members of their team. He made five preliminary regulations:[7][13], Stanley appointed Sheriff John Sweetland and Philip D. Ross (who went on to serve an unsurpassed 56 years) as trustees of the Cup. Individual player names of all players that have won the Stanley Cup are not engraved on this Replica. [70], Fifteen women have had their names engraved on the Stanley Cup. The Stanley Cup (French: La Coupe Stanley) is the championship trophy awarded annually to the National Hockey League (NHL) playoff winner. Featured is an image of the Stanley Cup along with the facsimile (exact replica) signatures of the players on the 2020 NHL Western Conference Champions team roster. The prestige of winning the Stanley Cup was growing fast in both countries, prompting amateur clubs like the Eastern Canada Amateur Hockey Association to start allowing in professional players to boost team rosters. [82] There are very few differences between the authenticated version and the Hockey Hall of Fame version. [60], In 1908, for reasons unknown, the Wanderers, despite having turned aside four challengers, did not record their names on the Cup. With the Montreal Canadiens having won by far the most Cup championships of any team, the list of the players who have been engraved on the Cup the most often is dominated by Montreal players.

[51][52][53] The term had first entered popular use following the 2002 Winter Olympics, which saw the addition of the first Canadian members.[54][55][56]. The ultimate trophy winner was decided by a challenge game, the rules for which were issued by trustees John Sweetland and Philip D. Ross (appointed by Stanley). One of the oldest, started by the 1896 Winnipeg Victorias, dictates that the winning team drink champagne from the top bowl after their victory. The PHL lasted only two seasons. [26] The first professional competition came one month later during the Wanderers' two-game, total goals challenge series, which they won 17 goals to 5.[27]. However, this was not always the case: one of Lord Stanley's original conditions was that each team could, at their own expense, add a ring to the Cup to commemorate their victory.

Unlike in other professional sports, a new championship trophy isn’t made every year.

Kent Recognition Inc. has been supplying the finest quality trophies and awards to its clients since 1997. By this time, all Cup Trustees were longtime NHL loyalists, and under the direction of NHL President Clarence Campbell the WHA's challenge for the Cup was blocked. Catch the next plane to Toronto, break into the Hall of Fame, and steal the real deal.

[61], No further engraving occurred until 1924, when the Canadiens added a new band to the Cup.

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Two babies have been baptized in the Stanley Cup. The modern one-piece Cup design was introduced in 1958, when the old barrel was replaced with a five-band barrel, each of which could contain 13 winning teams.

Two babies have been baptized in the Stanley Cup. Kent Recognition Inc. has been supplying the finest quality trophies and awards to its clients since 1997. [33][34], Several days later, trustee Foran wrote to NHA president Quinn that the trustees are "perfectly satisfied to allow the representatives of the three pro leagues (NHA, PCHA, and Maritime) to make all arrangements each season as to the series of matches to be played for the Cup". [7], Stanley's entire family became active in ice hockey. [31], In 1914, the Victoria Aristocrats from the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA) challenged the NHA and Cup champion Toronto Blueshirts.