2016 Stanley Cup Finals

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2016 Stanley Cup Finals
123456 Total
San Jose Sharks 213141 2
Pittsburgh Penguins 322323 4
* – Denotes overtime period(s)
Location(s)San Jose: SAP Center (3, 4, 6)
Pittsburgh: Consol Energy Center (1, 2, 5)
CoachesSan Jose: Peter DeBoer
Pittsburgh: Mike Sullivan
CaptainsSan Jose: Joe Pavelski
Pittsburgh: Sidney Crosby
National anthemsSan Jose: Annemarie Martin (3)
San Jose::Metallica (4)[1]
San Jose::Patrick Monahan (6)[2]
Pittsburgh: Jeff Jimerson
RefereesWes McCauley, Dan O'Halloran, Dan O'Rourke, Kelly Sutherland
DatesMay 30–June 12
MVPSidney Crosby
Series-winning goalKris Letang (7:46, second, G6)
NetworksCanada (English): CBC
Canada (French): TVA Sports
United States (English): NBC and NBCSN
Announcers(CBC) Jim Hughson, Craig Simpson, Glenn Healy
(TVA) Felix Seguin, Patrick Lalime, Renaud Lavoie
(NBC/NBCSN) Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire
(NHL International) Steve Mears, Kevin Weekes
(NBC Sports Radio) Kenny Albert, Joe Micheletti, Darren Eliot

The 2016 Stanley Cup finals is the 123rd Stanley Cup trophy presentations as well as the champions of the 2015-16 NHL season. It featured the Pittsburgh Penguins and the San Jose Sharks. This was the Sharks first ever appearance in a Stanley Cup final and the Penguins 5th time in a Stanley Cup finals.

The Penguins beat the Sharks winning the series in game 6 at SAP Center, 3-1.[3]

Series[change | change source]

Pittsburgh won series 4–2


Rosters[change | change source]

Years in boldface under the "Finals appearance" column signify the player won the Stanley Cup in the given year.

Pittsburgh Penguins[change | change source]

# Nat Player Position Hand Age Acquired Place of birth Finals appearance
19 United States Beau Bennett RW R 24 2010 Gardena, California first
13 United States Nick Bonino C L 28 2015 Hartford, Connecticut first
28 United States Ian Cole D L 27 2015 Ann Arbor, Michigan first
87 Canada Sidney Crosby – C C L 28 2005 Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia third (2008, 2009)
7 United States Matt Cullen C L 39 2015 Virginia, Minnesota second (2006)
6 Canada Trevor Daley D L 32 2015 Toronto, Ontario first
8 United States Brian Dumoulin D L 24 2012 Biddeford, Maine first
16 Canada Eric Fehr C/RW R 30 2015 Winkler, Manitoba first
29 Canada Marc-Andre Fleury G L 31 2003 Sorel-Tracy, Quebec third (2008, 2009)
62 Sweden Carl Hagelin LW L 27 2016 Södertälje, Sweden second (2014)
72 Sweden Patric Hornqvist RW R 27 2014 Sollentuna, Sweden first
81 United States Phil Kessel RW R 28 2015 Madison, Wisconsin first
34 Germany Tom Kuhnhackl LW L 24 2010 Landshut, Germany first
14 Canada Chris Kunitz – A LW L 36 2009 Regina, Saskatchewan third (2007, 2009)
58 Canada Kris Letang D R 29 2005 Montreal, Quebec third (2008, 2009)
12 United States Ben Lovejoy D R 32 2015 Concord, New Hampshire second (2009)
3 Finland Olli Maatta D L 21 2012 Jyväskylä, Finland first
71 Russia Evgeni Malkin – A C L 29 2004 Magnitogorsk, Soviet Union third (2008, 2009)
30 Canada Matt Murray G L 22 2012 Thunder Bay, Ontario first
51 Canada Derrick Pouliot D L 22 2012 Estevan, Saskatchewan first
17 United States Bryan Rust RW R 24 2010 Pontiac, Michigan first
4 Canada Justin Schultz D R 25 2016 Kelowna, British Columbia first
43 United States Conor Sheary LW L 23 2015 Melrose, Massachusetts first
40 Sweden Oskar Sundqvist C/RW R 22 2012 Boden, Sweden first
37 United States Jeff Zatkoff G L 28 2012 Detroit, Michigan first

San Jose Sharks[change | change source]

# Nat Player Position Hand Age Acquired Place of birth Finals appearance
61 United States Justin Braun D R 29 2007 St. Paul, Minnesota first
88 Canada Brent Burns D R 31 2011 Barrie, Ontario first
39 Canada Logan Couture – A C L 27 2007 Guelph, Ontario first
4 Canada Brenden Dillon D L 25 2014 New Westminster, British Columbia first
27 Finland Joonas Donskoi RW R 24 2015 Raahe, Finland first
48 Czech Republic Tomas Hertl LW L 22 2012 Prague, Czech Republic first
31 Canada Martin Jones G L 26 2015 North Vancouver, British Columbia second (2014)
68 Sweden Melker Karlsson C/RW R 25 2014 Lycksele, Sweden first
12 Canada Patrick Marleau LW L 36 1997 Swift Current, Saskatchewan first
7 United States Paul Martin D L 35 2015 Elk River, Minnesota first
83 United States Matt Nieto LW L 23 2011 Long Beach, California first
8 United States Joe Pavelski – C C R 31 2003 Plover, Wisconsin first
46 Czech Republic Roman Polak D R 30 2016 Ostrava, Czechoslovakia first
34 Canada James Reimer G L 28 2016 Morweena, Manitoba first
16 Canada Nick Spaling C L 27 2016 Palmerston, Ontario first
19 Canada Joe Thornton – A C L 36 2005 London, Ontario first
50 Canada Chris Tierney C L 21 2012 Keswick, Ontario first
44 Canada Marc-Edouard Vlasic D L 29 2005 Montreal, Quebec first
42 Canada Joel Ward RW R 35 2015 North York, Ontario first
57 United States Tommy Wingels RW/C R 28 2008 Evanston, Illinois first
9 Lithuania Dainius Zubrus C/RW L 37 2015 Elektrėnai, Lithuanian SSR third (1997, 2012)

References[change | change source]

  1. "Metallica to play anthem before Game 4". NHL.com. National Hockey League. 2016-06-06. Retrieved 2016-06-06.
  2. "Train's Pat Monahan to perform anthem for Game 6". NHL.com. National Hockey League. 2016-06-11. Retrieved 2016-06-12.
  3. Pat Iverson (June 12, 2016). "NHL playoffs 2016: Bracket, schedule, scores and more". SB Nation. Vox Media, Inc. Retrieved 30 June 2016.