Stanley Cup Odds 2020: Who is Favored To Win NHL Championship?

The NHL Playoffs are rapidly moving towards the Stanley Cup Finals following a months-long pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The league’s plans are unprecedented and had an impact on the 2020 Stanley Cup odds.

With the updated NHL Playoff Bracket in round 2 of the race for the cup, check out the latest odds to win the Stanley Cup below.

 

 

NHL Playoff Format 2020

The NHL’s proposed format for the playoffs, which has been modified in accordance with thoughts presented in consultation with the NHLPA, will see 24 teams travel to two yet-to-be-decided Hub cities.

 

The Round Robins

Eight of the 24 teams, comprised of the Top-4 seeds in the East (Boston, Tampa Bay, Washington, Philadelphia) and the West (St. Louis, Colorado, Vegas, Edmonton), will play in a separate, conference-specific round-robin to determine the seeding of the first official round of the playoffs.

 

Eastern Conference

  1. Boston Bruins (100 PTS)
  2. Tampa Bay Lightning (92 PTS)
  3. Washington Capitals (90 PTS)
  4. Philadelphia Flyers (89 PTS)

 

Western Conference

  1. St. Louis Blues (94 PTS)
  2. Colorado Avalanche (92 PTS)
  3. Vegas Golden Knights (86 PTS)
  4. *Dallas Stars (82 PTS)

 

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It’s worth noting that while Dallas ended the season with one fewer point than the Edmonton Oilers, the Stars had played two fewer games. The NHL and NHLPA agreed that the top four seeds should be based on points percentage, rather than raw points. As such, Dallas slots into the round-robin and avoids the play-in round.

 

 

The Play-In Matchups

While the round-robin play is going on, the remaining 16 teams will compete in a seeded playoff bracket in what amounts to a play-in round for the real playoffs.

 

Eastern Conference

  • #8 Toronto Maple Leafs v. #9 Columbus Blue Jackets
  • #5 Pittsburgh Penguins v. #12 Montreal Canadiens
  • #7 New York Islanders v. #10 Florida Panthers
  • #6 Carolina Hurricanes v. #11 New York Rangers

 

Western Conference

  • #8 Calgary Flames v. #9 Winnipeg Jets
  • #5 Edmonton Oilers v. #12 Chicago Blackhawks
  • #7 Vancouver Canucks v. #10 Minnesota Wild
  • #6 Nashville Predators v. #12 San Jose Sharks

 

What happens beyond the play-in round is still up in the air. While the league -likely looking to capitalize on the cancellation of the NCAA’s March Madness- pushed for a bracket challenge of their own, the NHLPA pushed back and requested a re-seeding between rounds to ensure that higher-seeded teams maintained some advantage. With fans unlikely to be permitted for the 24-team playoff and round-robin tournament, it’s the best the NHLPA can do to provide some sort of “home ice” advantage.

 

Current Odds to Win the Stanley Cup

Here are the current NHL odds to win the 2020 Stanley Cup as of October 27, 2020

The Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning are co-favorites to hoist the Stanley Cup, which makes sense on a few levels. The Bruins’ 100 points in 70 games led the league in raw points and points percentage (71.4%). While the St. Louis Blues finished with more points and a higher points percentage than the Lightning, they had one fewer win despite having played an extra game. There’s also something to be said for the perceived disparity in the level of competition between the Eastern Conference from top to bottom versus the Western Conference’s rigor. Simply put: oddsmakers view top-end Eastern Conference teams as having a lighter schedule and ultimately an easier path to the Finals. In fact, four of the six teams with the best odds of winning the Stanley Cup reside in the Eastern Conference. Conversely, six of the ten teams with the worst odds to win the Stanley Cup are Eastern Conference squads.

TeamDraftKings SportsbookFOX BetFanDuel Sportsbook
Boston Bruins+650+600+600
Tampa Bay Lightning+650+600+600
Colorado Avalanche+800+750+800
Vegas Golden Knights+800+800+850
Washington Capitals+900+900+1000
Philadelphia Flyers+1000+1100+850
St. Louis Blues+1100+1100+1100
Dallas Stars+1500+1500+1500
Pittsburgh Penguins+1600+1600+1800
Edmonton Oilers+2300+2200+2500
Toronto Maple Leafs+2900+3000+2700
Calgary Flames+3500+3500+3500
Vancouver Canucks+3500+3500+3500
Nashville Predators+4000+4000+4200
Arizona Coyotes+4300+4500+4500
Carolina Hurricanes+4300+4000+4200
Minnesota Wild+4300+4000+4500
New York Islanders+4300+4000+4000
New York Rangers+4300+4000+4000
Florida Panthers+5500+6000+6000
Winnipeg Jets+5500+5500+5500
Columbus Blue Jackets+6500+6000+6500
Montreal Canadiens+7000+7000+8000
Chicago Blackhawks+7500+7500+8000

 

 

 

Historical Odds to Win the Stanley Cup

YearTeamPre-Season OddsPrior to Round 1Prior to Stanley Cup Finals
2019St. Louis Blues+3000+1250+140
2018Washington Capitals+1125+1225+133
2017Pittsburgh Penguins+1100+770-165
2016Pittsburgh Penguins+1300+650-135
2015Chicago Blackhawks+700+800-135
2014Los Angeles Kings+1200+1400-165
2013Chicago Blackhawks+1200+400-155
2012Los Angeles Kings+1600+2200-170
2011Boston Bruins+1600+800+170
2010Chicago Blackhawks+1000+450-250
2009Pittsburgh Penguins+500+1000+130
2008Detroit Red Wings+700+500-160
2007Anaheim Ducks+1200+700-120
2006Carolina Hurricanes+6000+600-140
2005Lockout
2004Tampa Bay Lightning+2500+700-230
2003New Jersey Devils+1200+900-170
2002Detroit Red Wings+450+180-750
2001Colorado Avalanche+600+300+160
2000New Jersey Devils+800+800+100
1999Dallas Stars+450+400-170
1998Detroit Red Wings+500+250-330
1997Detroit Red Wings+300+700+115
1996Colorado Avalanche+800+800-270
1995New Jersey Devils+700+1500+200
1994New York Rangers+1500+400-330
1993Montreal Canadiens+800+1000-250
1992Pittsburgh Penguins+800+1200-160
1991Pittsburgh Penguins+3000+800-155
1990Edmonton Oilers+1200+800+180
1989Calgary Flames+250+160-150
1988Edmonton Oilers+160+300-240
1987Edmonton Oilers+150+140-240
1986Montreal Canadiens+800+2000+160
1985Edmonton Oilers+100+120-160

Sixteen of the last 34 teams to hoist the Stanley Cup entered the season with odds of at least +1000. The last time an eventual Stanley Cup champion had +650 or better odds prior to the first round of the postseason was the 2016 Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins, who had the 14th-best odds of all Stanley Cup champions dating back to 1985.

 

Biggest Underdog to Win the Stanley Cup

The 2018-2019 St. Louis Blues will forever stand as the exception to the rule. They’re the ultimate “yeah, but…” in any argument from now until the end of time when a team is ruled out as a potential Stanley Cup champion. Though they began the 2018-19 season with the second-worst odds for an eventual Stanley Cup champion in NHL history (+3000), things cratered and by January of 2019, the Blues were in last place in the entire league. While some books dropped St. Louis to +10000 odds, one man was able to get the Blues at +25000 to win the Stanley Cup and turned a $400 bet into $100,000!

 

 

Stanley Cup History

 

The Stanley Cup Trophy

The original bowl-shaped Stanley Cup was purchased in 1892 by Sir Frederick Arthur Stanley, the second son of the 14th Earl of Derby, who went on to become the 16th Earl of Derby. He was perhaps best known as Lord Stanley of Preston, where the term “Lord Stanley’s Cup” originated. The trophy was purchased and donated at the behest of his sons Arthur and Algernon, who believed there should be an “outward and visible sign of the hockey championship.”

On March 18, 1892, following the Ottawa Hockey Club’s third championship, Stanley sent a letter to the victors saying:

I have for some time been thinking that it would be a good thing if there were a challenge cup which should be held from year to year by the champion hockey team in the Dominion [of Canada].

There does not appear to be any such outward sign of a championship at present, and considering the general interest which matches now elicit, and the importance of having the game played fairly and under rules generally recognized, I am willing to give a cup which shall be held from year to year by the winning team.

I am not quite certain that the present regulations governing the arrangement of matches give entire satisfaction, and it would be worth considering whether they could not be arranged so that each team would play once at home and once at the place where their opponents hail from.

The original bowl-shaped trophy, sold by London silversmith G.R. Collins and Company, was 7.28″ high and had a diameter of 11.42″, which is a far cry from its modern-day version that stands in at just over 35 inches tall and weighs nearly 35 pounds. The bowl was engraved with the words “Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup” on one side and “From Stanley of Preston” on the other.

The Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup was to be awarded to the top amateur hockey team in Canada with five regulations:

  1. The winners shall return the Cup in good order when required by the trustees so that it may be handed over to any other team which may win it.
  2. Each winning team, at its own expense, may have the club name and year engraved on a silver ring fitted on the Cup.
  3. The Cup shall remain a challenge cup, and should not become the property of one team, even if won more than once.
  4. The trustees shall maintain absolute authority in all situations or disputes over the winner of the Cup.
  5. If one of the existing trustees resigns or drops out, the remaining trustee shall nominate a substitute.
  6.  

When was the first Stanley Cup awarded?

In 1893, Cup trustees Sheriff John Sweetland and Philip D. Ross presented the trophy to the Montreal Amateur Athletic Associations, whose Montreal Hockey Club was declared the champions of the Amateur Hockey Association of Canada after having dispatched of all opponents, including the Ontario Association’s champion. This led to a dispute from the Ontario Association, who challenged the validity of the declaration, stating the trustees hadn’t done an adequate job of disseminating information or rules about the awarding of the Cup prior to the start of the season. This dispute led to a lengthier, more specific list of rules used to determine how the trophy would be defended and awarded.

 

Did Lord Stanley ever attend or award the Stanley Cup in person?

No. Despite the trophy sporting his name, Sir Frederick Arthur Stanley never attended a single Stanley Cup championship game nor had the opportunity to present the Cup to the victors. While his term as General Governor was set to end in September of 1893, his brother -Edward Stanley, the 15th Earl of Derby-  passed away in April of the same year, leading to Frederick Arthur’s return to England on July 15, 1893.

 

Has anyone’s name ever been misspelled on the Stanley Cup?

Yes. There have been at least thirteen misspellings and numerous names. Errors ranged from simple misspellings like Detroit Red Wings’ coach Tommy Ivan’s name being spelled “Tommy Nivan” or the Toronto Maple Leafs being engraved in 1963 as the “Toronto Maple Leaes” to some players’ names appearing twice, including a real and a nickname like Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Walter “Turk” Broda. Some names on the Cup feature people who had no affiliation with the winning team, like in 1984 when Edmonton Oilers owner Peter Pocklington added the name Basil Pocklington, his father. The NHL learned of the extra name and ordered that it be covered up with a string of Xs.

 

Stanley Cup Finals Matchups

YearWinnerLoserResult
2019St. Louis BluesBoston Bruins(4-3)
2018Washington CapitalsVegas Golden Knights(4-1)
2017Pittsburgh PenguinsNashville Predators(4-2)
2016Pittsburgh PenguinsSan Jose Sharks(4-2)
2015Chicago BlackhawksTampa Bay Lightning(4-2)
2014Los Angeles KingsNew York Rangers(4-1)
2013Chicago BlackhawksBoston Bruins(4-2)
2012Los Angeles KingsNew Jersey Devils(4-2)
2011Boston BruinsVancouver Canucks(4–3)
2010Chicago BlackhawksPhiladelphia Flyers(4–2)
2009Pittsburgh PenguinsDetroit Red Wings(4-3)
2008Detroit Red WingsPittsburgh Penguins(4–2)
2007Anaheim DucksOttawa Senators(4–1)
2006Carolina HurricanesEdmonton Oilers(4-3)
2005NHL Lockout
2004Tampa Bay LightningCalgary Flames(4-3)
2003New Jersey DevilsAnaheim Mighty Ducks(4-3)
2002Detroit Red WingsCarolina Hurricanes(4–1)
2001Colorado AvalancheNew Jersey Devils(4-2)
2000New Jersey DevilsDallas Stars(4-3)
1999Dallas StarsBuffalo Sabres(4-2)
1998Detroit Red WingsWashington Capitals(4-0)
1997Detroit Red WingsPhiladelphia Flyers(4-0)
1996Colorado AvalancheFlorida Panthers(4-0)
1995New Jersey DevilsDetroit Red Wings(4-0)
1994New York RangersVancouver Canucks(4-3)
1993Montreal CanadiensLos Angeles Kings(4–1)
1992Pittsburgh PenguinsChicago Blackhawks(4-0)
1991Pittsburgh PenguinsMinnesota North Stars(4-2)
1990Edmonton OilersBoston Bruins(4–1)
1989Calgary FlamesMontreal Canadiens(4-2)
1988Edmonton OilersBoston Bruins(4-0)
1987Edmonton OilersPhiladelphia Flyers(4-3)
1986Montreal CanadiensCalgary Flames(4–1)
1985Edmonton OilersPhiladelphia Flyers(4–1)
1984Edmonton OilersNew York Islanders(4–1)
1983New York IslandersEdmonton Oilers(4-0)
1982New York IslandersVancouver Canucks(4-0)
1981New York IslandersMinnesota North Stars(4–1)
1980New York IslandersPhiladelphia Flyers(4-2)
1979Montreal CanadiensNew York Rangers(4–1)
1978Montreal CanadiensBoston Bruins(4-2)
1977Montreal CanadiensBoston Bruins(4-0)
1976Montreal CanadiensPhiladelphia Flyers(4-0)
1975Philadelphia FlyersBuffalo Sabres(4-2)
1974Philadelphia FlyersBoston Bruins(4-2)
1973Montreal CanadiensChicago Blackhawks(4-2)
1972Boston BruinsNew York Rangers(4-2)
1971Montreal CanadiensChicago Blackhawks(4-3)
1970Boston BruinsSt. Louis Blues(4-0)
1969Montreal CanadiensSt. Louis Blues(4-0)
1968Montreal CanadiensSt. Louis Blues(4-0)
1967Toronto Maple LeafsMontreal Canadiens(4-2)
1966Montreal CanadiensDetroit Red Wings(4-2)
1965Montreal CanadiensChicago Blackhawks(4-3)
1964Toronto Maple LeafsDetroit Red Wings(4-3)
1963Toronto Maple LeafsDetroit Red Wings(4–1)
1962Toronto Maple LeafsChicago Blackhawks(4–2)
1961Chicago BlackhawksDetroit Red Wings(4–2)
1960Montreal CanadiensToronto Maple Leafs(4–0)
1959Montreal CanadiensToronto Maple Leafs(4–1)
1958Montreal CanadiensBoston Bruins(4–2)
1957Montreal CanadiensBoston Bruins(4–1)
1956Montreal CanadiensDetroit Red Wings(4–1)
1955Detroit Red WingsMontreal Canadiens(4-3)
1954Detroit Red WingsMontreal Canadiens(4-3)
1953Montreal CanadiensBoston Bruins(4–1)
1952Detroit Red WingsMontreal Canadiens(4–0)
1951Toronto Maple LeafsMontreal Canadiens(4–1)
1950Detroit Red WingsNew York Rangers(4-3)
1949Toronto Maple LeafsDetroit Red Wings(4–0)
1948Toronto Maple LeafsDetroit Red Wings(4–0)
1947Toronto Maple LeafsMontreal Canadiens(4–2)
1946Montreal CanadiensBoston Bruins(4–1)
1945Toronto Maple LeafsDetroit Red Wings(4–3)
1944Montreal CanadiensChicago Blackhawks(4–0)
1943Detroit Red WingsBoston Bruins(4–0)
1942Toronto Maple LeafsDetroit Red Wings(4–3)
1941Boston BruinsDetroit Red Wings(4–0)
1940New York RangersToronto Maple Leafs(4–2)
1939Boston BruinsToronto Maple Leafs(4–1)
1938Chicago BlackhawksToronto Maple Leafs(3–1)
1937Detroit Red WingsNew York Rangers(3–2)
1936Detroit Red WingsToronto Maple Leafs(3–1)
1935Montreal MaroonsToronto Maple Leafs(3–0)
1934Chicago BlackhawksDetroit Red Wings(3–1)
1933New York RangersToronto Maple Leafs(3–1)
1932Toronto Maple LeafsNew York Rangers(3–0)
1931Montreal CanadiensChicago Blackhawks(3–2)
1930Montreal CanadiensBoston Bruins(2–0)
1929Boston BruinsNew York Rangers(2–0)
1928New York RangersMontreal Maroons(3–2)
1927Ottawa SenatorsBoston Bruins(2–0-2)
1926Montreal MaroonsVictoria Cougars(3-1)
1925Victoria CougarsMontreal Canadiens(3-1)
1924Montreal CanadiensCalgary Tigers(2-0)
1923Ottawa SenatorsEdmonton Eskimos(2-0)
1922Toronto. St. PatricksVancouver Millionaries(3-2)
1921Ottawa SenatorsVancouver Millionaries(3-2)
1920Ottawa SenatorsSeattle Metropolitans(3-2)
1919Series canceled due to influenza epidemic
1918Toronto ArenasVancouver Millionaries(3-2)
1917Seattle MetropolitansMontreal Canadiens(3-1)
1916Montreal CanadiensPortland Rosebuds(3-2)
1915Vancouver MillionariesOttawa Senators(3-0)

Multi-Time Winners of the Stanley Cup

Since 1916, only 15 teams have hoisted Lord Stanley’s Cup in victory. The Montreal Canadiens have won the most Stanley Cup Finals in history, doing so 23 times. Only the Toronto Maple Leafs (13) and Detroit Red Wings (11) have taken home the trophy double-digit times.

YearWinnerLoserResult
2011Boston BruinsVancouver Canucks(4–3)
1972Boston BruinsNew York Rangers(4-2)
1970Boston BruinsSt. Louis Blues(4-0)
1941Boston BruinsDetroit Red Wings(4–0)
1939Boston BruinsToronto Maple Leafs(4–1)
1929Boston BruinsNew York Rangers(2–0)
2015Chicago BlackhawksTampa Bay Lightning(4-2)
2013Chicago BlackhawksBoston Bruins(4-2)
2010Chicago BlackhawksPhiladelphia Flyers(4–2)
1961Chicago BlackhawksDetroit Red Wings(4–2)
1938Chicago BlackhawksToronto Maple Leafs(3–1)
1934Chicago BlackhawksDetroit Red Wings(3–1)
2001Colorado AvalancheNew Jersey Devils(4-2)
1996Colorado AvalanceFlorida Panthers(4-0)
2002Detroit Red WingsCarolina Hurricanes(4–1)
1998Detroit Red WingsWashington Capitals(4-0)
1997Detroit Red WingsPhiladelphia Flyers(4-0)
1955Detroit Red WingsMontreal Canadiens(4-3)
1954Detroit Red WingsMontreal Canadiens(4-3)
1952Detroit Red WingsMontreal Canadiens(4–0)
1950Detroit Red WingsNew York Rangers(4-3)
1943Detroit Red WingsBoston Bruins(4–0)
1937Detroit Red WingsNew York Rangers(3–2)
1936Detroit Red WingsToronto Maple Leafs(3–1)
1990Edmonton OilersBoston Bruins(4–1)
1988Edmonton OilersBoston Bruins(4-0)
1987Edmonton OilersPhiladelphia Flyers(4-3)
1985Edmonton OilersPhiladelphia Flyers(4–1)
1984Edmonton OilersNew York Islanders(4–1)
2014Los Angeles KingsNew York Rangers(4-1)
2012Los Angeles KingsNew Jersey Devils(4-2)
1993Montreal CanadiensLos Angeles Kings(4–1)
1986Montreal CanadiensCalgary Flames(4–1)
1979Montreal CanadiensNew York Rangers(4–1)
1978Montreal CanadiensBoston Bruins(4-2)
1977Montreal CanadiensBoston Bruins(4-0)
1976Montreal CanadiensPhiladelphia Flyers(4-0)
1973Montreal CanadiensChicago Blackhawks(4-2)
1971Montreal CanadiensChicago Blackhawks(4-3)
1969Montreal CanadiensSt. Louis Blues(4-0)
1968Montreal CanadiensSt. Louis Blues(4-0)
1966Montreal CanadiensDetroit Red Wings(4-2)
1965Montreal CanadiensChicago Blackhawks(4-3)
1960Montreal CanadiensToronto Maple Leafs(4–0)
1959Montreal CanadiensToronto Maple Leafs(4–1)
1958Montreal CanadiensBoston Bruins(4–2)
1957Montreal CanadiensBoston Bruins(4–1)
1956Montreal CanadiensDetroit Red Wings(4–1)
1953Montreal CanadiensBoston Bruins(4–1)
1946Montreal CanadiensBoston Bruins(4–1)
1944Montreal CanadiensChicago Blackhawks(4–0)
1931Montreal CanadiensChicago Blackhawks(3–2)
1930Montreal CanadiensBoston Bruins(2–0)
1924Montreal CanadiensCalgary Tigers(2-0)
1916Montreal CanadiensPortland Rosebuds(3-2)
1935Montreal MaroonsToronto Maple Leafs(3–0)
1926Montreal MaroonsVictoria Cougars(3-1)
2003New Jersey DevilsAnaheim Mighty Ducks(4-3)
2000New Jersey DevilsDallas Stars(4-3)
1995New Jersey DevilsDetroit Red Wings(4-0)
1983New York IslandersEdmonton Oilers(4-0)
1982New York IslandersVancouver Canucks(4-0)
1981New York IslandersMinnesota North Stars(4–1)
1980New York IslandersPhiladelphia Flyers(4-2)
1994New York RangersVancouver Canucks(4-3)
1940New York RangersToronto Maple Leafs(4–2)
1933New York RangersToronto Maple Leafs(3–1)
1928New York RangersMontreal Maroons(3–2)
1927Ottawa SenatorsBoston Bruins(2–0-2)
1923Ottawa SenatorsEdmonton Eskimos(2-0)
1921Ottawa SenatorsVancouver Millionaries(3-2)
1920Ottawa SenatorsSeattle Metropolitans(3-2)
1975Philadelphia FlyersBuffalo Sabres(4-2)
1974Philadelphia FlyersBoston Bruins(4-2)
2017Pittsburgh PenguinsNashville Predators(4-2)
2016Pittsburgh PenguinsSan Jose Sharks(4-2)
2009Pittsburgh PenguinsDetroit Red Wings(4-3)
1992Pittsburgh PenguinsChicago Blackhawks(4-0)
1991Pittsburgh PenguinsMinnesota North Stars(4-2)
1967Toronto Maple LeafsMontreal Canadiens(4-2)
1964Toronto Maple LeafsDetroit Red Wings(4-3)
1963Toronto Maple LeafsDetroit Red Wings(4–1)
1951Toronto Maple LeafsMontreal Canadiens(4–1)
1949Toronto Maple LeafsDetroit Red Wings(4–0)
1948Toronto Maple LeafsDetroit Red Wings(4–0)
1947Toronto Maple LeafsMontreal Canadiens(4–2)
1945Toronto Maple LeafsDetroit Red Wings(4–3)
1942Toronto Maple LeafsDetroit Red Wings(4–3)
1962Toronto Maple LeafsChicago Blackhawks(4–2)
1932Toronto Maple LeafsNew York Rangers(3–0)

 

Conn Smythe Trophy Winners

The Conn Smythe Trophy -named for the longtime owner, general manager, and head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs- has been awarded annually to the Stanley Cup Playoffs MVP since 1965.

Year  
2019St. Louis BluesRyan O'Reilly
2018Washington CapitalsAlex Ovechkin
2017Pittsburgh PenguinsSidney Crosby
2016Pittsburgh PenguinsSidney Crosby
2015Chicago BlackhawksDuncan Keith
2014Los Angeles KingsJustin Williams
2013Chicago BlackhawksPatrick Kane
2012Los Angeles KingsJonathan Quick
2011Boston BruinsTim Thomas
2010Chicago BlackhawksJonathan Toews
2009Pittsburgh PenguinsEvgeni Malkin
2008Detroit Red WingsHenrik Zetterberg
2007Anaheim DucksScott Niedermayer
2006Carolina HurricanesCam Ward
2005NHL Lockout
2004Tampa Bay LightningBrad Richards
2003Anaheim Mighty DucksJean-Sebastien Giguere *
2002Detroit Red WingsNicklas Lidstrom
2001Colorado AvalanchePatrick Roy
2000New Jersey DevilsScott Stevens
1999Dallas StarsJoe Nieuwendyk
1998Detroit Red WingsSteve Yzerman
1997Detroit Red WingsMike Vernon
1996Colorado AvalancheJoe Sakic
1995New Jersey DevilsClaude Lemieux
1994New York RangersBrian Leetch
1993Montreal CanadiensPatrick Roy
1992Pittsburgh PenguinsMario Lemieux
1991Pittsburgh PenguinsMario Lemieux
1990Edmonton OilersBill Ranford
1989Calgary FlamesAl MacInnis
1988Edmonton OilersWayne Gretzky
1987Philadelphia FlyersRon Hextall *
1986Montreal CanadiensPatrick Roy
1985Edmonton OilersWayne Gretzky
1984Edmonton OilersMark Messier
1983New York IslandersBilly Smith
1982New York IslandersMike Bossy
1981New York IslandersButch Goring
1980New York IslandersBryan Trottier
1979Montreal CanadiensBob Gainey
1978Montreal CanadiensLarry Robinson
1977Montreal CanadiensGuy Lafleur
1976Philadelphia FlyersReggie Leach *
1975Philadelphia FlyersBernie Parent
1974Philadelphia FlyersBernie Parent
1973Montreal CanadiensYvan Cournoyer
1972Boston BruinsBobby Orr
1971Montreal CanadiensKen Dryden
1970Boston BruinsBobby Orr
1969Montreal CanadiensSerge Savard
1968St. Louis BluesGlenn Hall *
1967Toronto Maple LeafsDave Keon
1966Detroit Red WingsRoger Crozier *
1965Montreal CanadiensJean Beliveau

 

Has a player ever won the Conn Smythe Trophy more than once?

Yes. Six players have won the Conn Smythe Trophy multiple times. While Bobby Orr, Bernie Parent, Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, and Sidney Crosby have each won the award twice, Patrick Roy won the award an unprecedented three times.

 

Has a player from the losing team won the Conn Smythe Trophy?

Yes. In fact six of the 46 players awarded with the Conn Smythe Trophy have earned the honor despite their teams losing the Stanley Cup Final. Roger Crozier was the first to win the award despite his Detroit Red Wins losing the 1966 Stanley Cup Finals. Two years later, Glenn Hall won the Conn Smythe Trophy in a losing effort with the St. Louis Blues. The next two winners in a losing effort were members of the Philadelphia Flyers as Reg Leach and Ron Hextall took home the award in 1976 and 1987 respectively. The most recent player to win the Conn Smythe Trophy in a losing effort was Jean-Sebastien Giguere for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in 2003.

 

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