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01-02-2014, 05:10 PM
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Teams with most Stanley Cup Winning Players Individually & Collectively

Sorry if the wording is a bit awkward. Mods, please change the title to something less confusing if you can think of something.

I was thinking about which teams in NHL history have had the most Stanley Cup wins amongst its players. Without looking it up, I would imagine the winner in that regard would be one of the post-50s-dynasty Canadiens teams, where they had Henri Richard, Beliveau, Harvey, etc. A ton of cups between all those guys. Or maybe the 1980 Canadiens or the 1984 Islanders, where a ton of guys on those rosters had won the previous four cups.

Then I got to thinking about something perhaps a bit more interesting. Which team had the most Stanley Cup championships won by its players, but only counting championships that the players won with a different franchise?

So using the previous examples, I doubt the early-60s Canadiens would compete since most of their players (Richard, Beliveau, Harvey, etc.) won all their cups with Montreal.

The first team that came to mind was the 1994 Rangers, since they had a ton of Stanley Cup champions on that team, mostly from the Oilers' dynsaty. Messier had five, Lowe had five, Anderson had five, Tikkanen had three, Graves had one, Beukeboom had two (didn't play in the 87 playoffs), Greg Gilbert had two with the Islanders, etc. Doing a rough scan of that roster, I'm counting 26 championships on that roster that were won with a different franchise.

Can anyone think of another team that had more? Or other teams that are close to the top of the list?


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My first thought was Doug Harvey, who won six with the Habs and then went to play for the Rangers. Then I realized while looking at HockeyDB that both he and Jacques Plante played a season together for the Rangers. So my best guess up front is the 1963-64 New York Rangers. I'll take a look:

Doug Harvey - 6
Jacques Plante - 6
Dick Duff - 6
Don Marshall - 5
Phil Goyette - 4
Albert Langlois - 3
Bob Nevin - 2
Andy Bathgate - 1
Don McKenney - 1

Total: 34

up-to-that-point edit:
Dick Duff - 3 (-3)
Andy Bathgate - 0 (-1)
Don McKenney - 0 (-1)

New total: 29


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1991-92 LA Kings:

Larry Robinson - 6
Charlie Huddy - 5
Jarri Kurri - 5
Paul Coffey - 4
Wayne Gretzky - 4
Darryl Sydor - 2
Marty McSorley - 2
Jeff Chychrun - 1
Luc Robitaille - 1
Randy Gilhen - 1
Rob Blake - 1
Tomas Sandstrom - 1

Total: 33

So close to Vancouver Blazers' team.

Edit: New Total: 27

Darryl Sydor - 0 (-2)
Jeff Chychrun - 0 (-1)
Luc Robitaille - 0 (-1)
Rob Blake - 0 (-1)
Tomas Sandstrom - 0 (-1)


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Good stuff guys. Sorry, I should have specified - I was interested in how many cups the players had won up to that point. So JH, for the 92 Kings, I wouldn't count Sydor's two cups that he won later in his career (ditto for Sandstrom, Luc, Blake, who all won their cups after 1992).

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Under the adjusted criteria, I think I got the winner so far:

1968-69 St. Louis Blues

Jean-Guy Talbot - 7
Doug Harvey - 6
Jacques Plante - 6
Ab McDonald - 4
Al Arbour - 4
Ron Stewart - 3
Glenn Hall - 2
Jim Roberts - 2
Don McKenney - 1
Noel Picard - 1
Red Berenson - 1

Total: 37

Also probably 2nd place:

1967-68 St. Louis Blues

Jean-Guy Talbot - 7
Dickie Moore - 6
Doug Harvey - 6
Al Arbour - 4
Ron Stewart - 3
Glenn Hall - 2
Jim Roberts - 2
Don McKenney - 1
Noel Picard - 1
Red Berenson - 1

Total: 33

And 3rd place:

1969-70 St. Louis Blues

Jean-Guy Talbot - 7
Jacques Plante - 6
Ab McDonald - 4
Al Arbour - 4
Phil Goyette - 4
Ernie Wakely - 2
Glenn Hall - 2
Noel Picard - 1
Red Berenson - 1

Total: 31


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Nice work! I completely forgot about those original Blues teams...never would have thought of them on my own.

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So close to Vancouver Blazers' team.
I don't understand this comment.

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I don't understand this comment.
The 91-92 Kings had a combined 33 Cups (the team I looked up), while the 64-65 Rangers had a combined 34 Cups (the team VB looked up).

33 is close to 34.

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Buffalo Bling

May I add the Buffalo Sabres to the discussion, as honorable mention?

The inaugural edition of the Sabres had 27 Stanley Cup rings, as seen below:

Jean Guy Talbot, 7 Cups, with Montreal
Dick Duff, 6 Cups, 4 with Montreal, 2 with Toronto
Don Marshall, 5 Cups, with Montreal
Eddie Shack, 4 Cups, with Toronto
Phil Goyette, 4 Cups, with Montreal
Reg Fleming, 1 Cup, with Chicago

If you include Bob Baun - who was a Sabre for about 24 hours - the total should be 31. That seems to be a lot of bling for an expansion team.

Does the present edition of the Sabres have a single Cup winner?

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Interesting. Which team in season 2013/2014 is the bets one?

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Interesting. Which team in season 2013/2014 is the bets one?
Good question, and a tough one to think of off the top of my head. Most players who have won the cup post lockout have stayed with their original team, and practically nobody is left from 90s/early 00s when Detroit, Colorado, NJ, and Dallas had a monopoly on the cup (those who are still playing - Elias and Brodeur - are still on NJ).

By my count, NJ has three (Jagr with two in Pittsburgh, Ryder with one in Boston), San Jose has three (Kennedy, Niemi, Boyle).

Somewhat ironically, Winnipeg might take the cake with four (Byfuglien, Ladd with two, and Frolik). They also have a bunch of guys from Boston and Pittsburgh who just missed out on winning cups (Thorburn, Tangradi, Stuart).

EDIT: Dallas has Gonchar, Goligoski (even though he only played 2 playoff games in 09 when Pittsburgh won), Cole, Whitney, Peverley, Seguin, and Rome (1 GP in 07 when Anaheim won)...seven cups, doubt anyone tops that.

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EDIT: Dallas has Gonchar, Goligoski (even though he only played 2 playoff games in 09 when Pittsburgh won), Cole, Whitney, Peverley, Seguin, and Rome (1 GP in 07 when Anaheim won)...seven cups, doubt anyone tops that.
The Florida Panthers also have 7:

Scott Gomez - 2
Tomas Kopecky - 2
Brian Campbell - 1
Kris Versteeg - 1
Tim Thomas - 1

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The Florida Panthers also have 7:

Scott Gomez - 2
Tomas Kopecky - 2
Brian Campbell - 1
Kris Versteeg - 1
Tim Thomas - 1
Nice catch. Though I guess Versteeg is back on Chicago, so Florida is back down to six.

Kind of interesting that teams like Winnipeg, Florida, Dallas, etc. top the list. Which I guess makes sense, the top teams (LA, Boston, Pittsburgh, Chicago) for the most part have held onto the players that won them those championships, and the younger, less successful teams try to bring in players who've gone the distance and know what it takes to win it all.

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