List of Stanley Cup Finals appearances

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This is a list of Stanley Cup Finals appearances, which lists those teams that have played in the Stanley Cup Final series since the current play-off format was adopted in 1915. Before this, from 1894 to 1914, the Cup was won by challenge or league championship. Since 1927, the Stanley Cup Final series also determines the National Hockey League (NHL) championship.

Active teams[change | change source]

Unless marked otherwise, teams played in the NHL exclusively at the time they competed for the Stanley Cup. A bolded year denotes a Stanley Cup win.

Appearances Team Wins Losses Win % Years of appearance (in Stanley Cup Finals)
&&&&&&&&&&&&&034.&&&&&034[a] Montreal Canadiens &&&&&&&&&&&&&024.&&&&&024 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&09.&&&&&09[a] .727 1916, 1917, 1919,[a] 1924, 1925, 1930, 1931, 1944, 1946, 1947, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1986, 1989, 1993
&&&&&&&&&&&&&024.&&&&&024 Detroit Red Wings &&&&&&&&&&&&&011.&&&&&011 &&&&&&&&&&&&&013.&&&&&013 .458 1934, 1936, 1937, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1945, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2008, 2009
&&&&&&&&&&&&&021.&&&&&021 Toronto Maple Leafs[b] &&&&&&&&&&&&&013.&&&&&013 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&08.&&&&&08 .619 1918, 1922, 1932, 1933, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1942, 1945, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1967
&&&&&&&&&&&&&019.&&&&&019 Boston Bruins &&&&&&&&&&&&&&06.&&&&&06 &&&&&&&&&&&&&013.&&&&&013 .316 1927, 1929, 1930, 1939, 1941, 1943, 1946, 1953, 1957, 1958, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1988, 1990, 2011, 2013
&&&&&&&&&&&&&013.&&&&&013 Chicago Blackhawks[c] &&&&&&&&&&&&&&06.&&&&&06 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&07.&&&&&07 .462 1931, 1934, 1938, 1944, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1971, 1973, 1992, 2010, 2013, 2015
&&&&&&&&&&&&&011.&&&&&011 New York Rangers &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&07.&&&&&07 .363 1928, 1929, 1932, 1933, 1937, 1940, 1950, 1972, 1979, 1994, 2014
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&08.&&&&&08 Philadelphia Flyers &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&06.&&&&&06 .250 1974, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1985, 1987, 1997, 2010
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&07.&&&&&07 Edmonton Oilers &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 .714 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990, 2006
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 New York Islanders &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 .800 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 New Jersey Devils &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 .600 1995, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2012
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 Pittsburgh Penguins &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 .750 1991, 1992, 2008, 2009
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 Dallas Stars[d] &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 .250 1981, 1991, 1999, 2000
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 Los Angeles Kings &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 .667 1993, 2012, 2014
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 Calgary Flames &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 .333 1986, 1989, 2004
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 St. Louis Blues &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 .000 1968, 1969, 1970
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 Vancouver Canucks &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 .000 1982, 1994, 2011
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 Colorado Avalanche &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 1.000 1996, 2001
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 Anaheim Ducks[e] &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 .500 2003, 2007
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 Carolina Hurricanes &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 .500 2002, 2006
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 Tampa Bay Lightning &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 .500 2004, 2015
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 Buffalo Sabres &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 .000 1975, 1999
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 Florida Panthers &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 .000 1996
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 Ottawa Senators[f] &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 .000 2007
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 Washington Capitals &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 .000 1998

Six active teams have yet to make a Stanley Cup Finals appearance. Four teams have remained "intact" since their inceptions:

Columbus Blue Jackets (14 seasons, 2 playoffs)
Minnesota Wild (14 seasons, 6 playoffs, 1 Division Championship)
Nashville Predators (16 seasons, 8 playoffs)
San Jose Sharks (23 seasons, 16 playoffs, 6 Division Championships)

The other two teams had previously relocated and never made the Finals in either location:

Atlanta Thrashers (11 seasons, 1 playoff, 1 Division Championship) / Winnipeg Jets (4 seasons, 1 playoff)
Winnipeg Jets (original team -- 17 seasons, 11 playoffs, 3 Division Championships) / Phoenix-Arizona Coyotes (18 seasons, 8 playoffs, 1 Division Championship)

Five relocated teams that have won the Stanley Cup in their current locations never appeared in the Finals in their former locations:

Quebec Nordiques (16 seasons, 9 playoffs, 2 Division Championships) -- won 2 Stanley Cups as Colorado Avalanche
Kansas City Scouts (2 seasons, never made playoff contention) / Colorado Rockies (6 seasons, 1 playoff) -- won 3 Stanley Cups as New Jersey Devils
Oakland Seals-California Golden Seals (9 seasons, 2 playoffs) / Cleveland Barons (2 seasons, never made playoff contention) -- merged with Minnesota North Stars who lost twice in the Finals then won the Stanley Cup once as Dallas Stars
Atlanta Flames (8 seasons, 6 playoffs) -- won Stanley Cup once as Calgary Flames
Hartford Whalers (18 seasons, 8 playoffs, 1 Division Championship) -- won Stanley Cup once as Carolina Hurricanes

Defunct teams[change | change source]

Listed after the team name is the name of the affiliated league(s) when the team competed for the Stanley Cup. A bolded year denotes a Stanley Cup win

Appearances Team Wins Losses Win % Years of Appearance
5 Ottawa Senators (NHA/NHL) 4 1 .800 1915, 1920, 1921, 1923, 1927
4 Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA/WCHL) 1 3 .250 1915, 1918, 1921, 1922
3 Montreal Maroons (NHL) 2 1 .667 1926, 1928, 1935
3 [6] Seattle Metropolitans (PCHA) 1 1[6] .500 1917, 1919,[6] 1920
2 Victoria Cougars (WCHL/WHL) 1 1 .500 1925, 1926
1 Portland Rosebuds (PCHA) 0 1 .000 1916
1 Edmonton Eskimos (WCHL) 0 1 .000 1923
1 Calgary Tigers (WCHL) 0 1 .000 1924

Notes[change | change source]

^ 1. The Toronto Maple Leafs won the Cup in 1918 as the Toronto Blueshirts, and in 1922 as the Toronto St. Patricks.
^ 2. The Chicago Blackhawks were known as the Chicago Black Hawks prior to the 1986–87 season.
^ 3. The Dallas Stars totals include two losses as the Minnesota North Stars.
^ 4. The Anaheim Ducks totals include one loss as the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.
^ 5. The modern Ottawa Senators (1992–) are the namesake of the original Senators (1883–1954).
^ 6. The Montreal Canadiens and the Seattle Metropolitans totals include the 1919 Stanley Cup Finals that ended with a no-decision because of the Spanish flu epidemic.
^ 7. The original Senators became the St. Louis Eagles (NHL) and the amateur senior Ottawa Senators (QAHA) in 1934.
^ 8. The Vancouver Millionaires were known as the Vancouver Maroons from 1922 afterwards.
^ 9. The Victoria Cougars were known as the Victoria Senators, Victoria Aristocrats and Spokane Canaries prior to 1922.

References[change | change source]

  • Dan Diamond, ed. (2000). Total Stanley Cup. Total Sports. ISBN 1892129078
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