One of the most recognizable trophies in American sports is up for grabs this month.
tampa bay lightning and colorado avalanche will meet in the 2022 stanley cup final for a chance to lift the titular prize. the lightning bolts are quite familiar with the cup, having won it in the last two seasons. Meanwhile, the Avalanche are looking to win their first nhl championship since 2001.
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the stanley cup itself dates back more than a century, having been first awarded to the montreal amateur athletic association in 1893. ever since, the cup, along with the names that appear on it, has undergone lots of changes.
Here’s a dive into the history of hockey’s most prized possession:
- 1 how big is the stanley cup?
- 2 how much does the stanley cup weigh?
- 3 what is the stanley cup made of?
- 4 whose name is the stanley cup?
- 5 how many stanley cups are there?
- 6 how many names are there in the stanley cup?
- 7 Which player appears the most times in the Stanley Cup?
- 8 who carves names on the stanley cup?
- 9 who is always with the stanley cup?
how big is the stanley cup?
the stanley cup measures 35.25 inches. the bowl on top is 7.5 inches tall.
how much does the stanley cup weigh?
the full stanley cup weighs 37 pounds.
what is the stanley cup made of?
The current version of the cup is made of silver and nickel alloy.
whose name is the stanley cup?
The trophy is named after Sir Frederick Arthur Stanley, Lord Stanley of Preston, who purchased the original silver cup that became the Stanley Cup in 1893.
how many stanley cups are there?
there are three stanley cups. there’s the original “mastery hockey challenge cup” bowl, the authenticated “presentation cup” and another replica cup that is on display in the hockey hall of fame when the presentation cup is not available. /p>
how many names are there in the stanley cup?
Currently there are 2,394 people who are engraved on the cup.
However, not all names that have ever been recorded are in the current version. The cup is made up of five barrel rings that are replaced once the bottom one is filled. when a new ring is needed, the top one is removed and the new one is moved down.
The newest barrel ring was added when the Washington Capitals won the 2018 Stanley Cup. To make room, the top band featuring champions from the 1953-54 Detroit Red Wings to the 1964 Montreal Canadiens was removed. 65. it was the third band to be retired and sent to the hockey hall of fame.
counting the withdrawn bands, 3,385 people have been engraved on the cup.
Which player appears the most times in the Stanley Cup?
henri “rocket” richard holds the nhl record with 11 stanley cup titles as a player.
while his name has been engraved on the glass 11 times, richard is currently only four times. his first seven championships with the Canadians were from 1956 to 1965, which were eliminated as part of the older band in 2018. his last four championships were from 1968 to 1973 and remain in the current older band.
who carves names on the stanley cup?
The tradition of engraving the list of the winning team in the Stanley Cup began in 1924. For almost a century, only four people have done the engraving.
louisa street. Jacques of Montreal is the current engraver, holding the distinction since 1988 when he took over the business from previous engraver Doug Boffey.
who is always with the stanley cup?
phil pritchard is the “cup keeper” of the hockey hall of fame. like st. Jacques, Pritchard has held his position since 1988. Along with “Keeper of the Cup,” Pritchard’s official title is Vice President, Resource Center and Curator of the Hockey Hall of Fame.
pritchard and the cup travel around the country throughout the year. fans can follow his journey on twitter by following pritchard (@keeperofthecup).