There is nothing in the world the signifies success like a trophy, and for athletes, the time, effort, and dedication put in to perfecting a craft culminates in getting a trophy showing off your greatness.
It is hard enough to make it into professional sports, let alone, win a championship signifying your accomplishments for the world to see. But in some sports, some trophies either have more meaning, a deeper history, or are just more special than others. In the NHL, they gave out what is now the first official American professional sports trophy, in what is now known as the Stanley Cup Trophy. These five trophies are some of the most historic trophies in all of American sports, and epitomize what it means to be a champion.