The Stanley Cup, awarded to the winner of the National Hockey League (NHL) every year is one of the most celebrated championships in all of sports. Winning the Stanley Cup is the dream of every hockey player. For the past 30 years, NHL fans have seen many memorable hockey teams. These Stanley Cup champions are the most significant and memorable in recent memory.
2019 - St. Louis Blues
In their first-ever NHL finals, this past year the St. Louis Blues made history as they went on to beat the Boston Bruins in game 7 of a 7 game series. Certainly an upset, as they were the away team here, the Blues surpassed every critic's belbelief rout to their championship season.
2018 - Washington Capitals
The Capitals won their first Stanley Cup last season in their 45-year history. Last season was also the first Stanley Cup for star player Alex Ovechkin. In the past decade, the Capitals have been known to lose big playoff series. At last, in 2018, Washington got over the hump and the Caps were able to hoist Lord Stanley.
2015 - Chicago Blackhawks
The Blackhawks won their sixth Stanley Cup in 2015, which was also the Hawks' third title in six years. Chicago's modern dynasty is one of the most memorable in NHL history. Their dominance in the early 2010s was defined by great coaching and several future Hall of Famers.
2011 - Boston Bruins
2011 was the first Stanley Cup championship for Boston since 1972. The Bruins had a talented roster that responded well to adversity. Their seven-game series against Vancouver was one of the most exciting series in NHL history. Bruins fans can rejoice in the fact that their team helped make Boston the dominant sports city of the 21st century
1994 - New York Rangers
1994 was the first Stanley Cup for the Rangers since 1940. Rangers fans had waited long enough for their team to win it all again. During that 54-year gap, the rival Islanders won four straight Cups from 1980-1983. A popular chant for Islander fans was "1940! 1940!" as a reminder of how long Rangers fans had suffered. Finally, in 1994, New York won the Stanley Cup, a truly memorable feat for Ranger fans.