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# List of Stanley Cup Finals appearances

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

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
34 [6] Montreal Canadiens 24 9 [6] .706 1916, 1917, 1919,[6] 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
24 Detroit Red Wings 11 13 .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
21 Toronto Maple Leafs [1] 13 8 .619 1918, 1922, 1932, 1933, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1942, 1945, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1967
19 Boston Bruins 6 13 .316 1927, 1929, 1930, 1939, 1941, 1943, 1946, 1953, 1957, 1958, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1988, 1990, 2011, 2013
12 Chicago Blackhawks [2] 5 7 .416 1931, 1934, 1938, 1944, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1971, 1973, 1992, 2010, 2013
11 New York Rangers 4 7 .363 1928, 1929, 1932, 1933, 1937, 1940, 1950, 1972, 1979, 1994, 2014
8 Philadelphia Flyers 2 6 .250 1974, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1985, 1987, 1997, 2010
7 Edmonton Oilers 5 2 .714 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990, 2006
5 New York Islanders 4 1 .800 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984
5 New Jersey Devils 3 2 .600 1995, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2012
4 Pittsburgh Penguins 3 1 .750 1991, 1992, 2008, 2009
4 Dallas Stars [3] 1 3 .250 1981, 1991, 1999, 2000
3 Los Angeles Kings 2 1 .666 1993, 2012, 2014
3 Calgary Flames 1 2 .333 1986, 1989, 2004
3 St. Louis Blues 0 3 .000 1968, 1969, 1970
3 Vancouver Canucks 0 3 .000 1982, 1994, 2011
2 Colorado Avalanche 2 0 1.000 1996, 2001
2 Anaheim Ducks [4] 1 1 .500 2003, 2007
2 Carolina Hurricanes 1 1 .500 2002, 2006
2 Buffalo Sabres 0 2 .000 1975, 1999
1 Tampa Bay Lightning 1 0 1.000 2004
1 Florida Panthers 0 1 .000 1996
1 Ottawa Senators [5] 0 1 .000 2007
1 Washington Capitals 0 1 .000 1998

The following six active teams have never made an appearance: Columbus Blue Jackets (12 seasons), Minnesota Wild (12 seasons), Winnipeg Jets (2 seasons and 11 seasons as the Atlanta Thrashers), Nashville Predators (14 seasons), San Jose Sharks (21 seasons), Arizona Coyotes (16 seasons and 17 seasons as the former Winnipeg Jets).

## Defunct teams

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

^ 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

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