The Last 10 NHL Stanley Cup Winners

A best-of-seven series determines the winner of the NHL Stanley Cup Championship. Below is a list of the previous 10 winners of the Stanley Cup Finals and highlights from past games over the previous decade. If you want to walk down memory lane, Ticketmaster has got you covered.

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2023 Stanley Cup Champions: Vegas Golden Knights

For the first time in the team’s history, the Vegas Golden Knights are Stanley Cup Champions. Besting the Florida Panthers 4 games to 1, the Golden Knights hoisted the famed trophy in only their sixth season. The Golden Knights became champions on June 13, 2023 after winning game 5 in convincing fashion on their home ice at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV.

2022 Stanley Cup Champions: Colorado Avalanche

The Colorado Avalanche defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 4–2 to overthrow the reigning champs to become the 2022 Stanley Cup Champions. The Avalanche became champions on June 26, 2022, at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. This was the Avalanche’s third Stanley Cup Finals appearance and first championship since 2001. This series featured two overtime games with Colorado winning both— 4–3 in Game 1 and 3–2 in Game 4.

2021 Stanley Cup Champions: Tampa Bay Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning won their second consecutive Stanley Cup Championship after defeating the Montreal Canadiens 4–1 on July 7, 2021, at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. Game 5 of the series showed an impressive shutout by Tampa’s goalie, Andrei Vasilevskiy, with Tampa winning the game 1–0. This was the only shutout by either team during this series.

2020 Stanley Cup Champions: Tampa Bay Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning became Stanley Cup Champions when they defeated the Dallas Stars 4–2 on September 28, 2020, at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Canada. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the playoff format for this edition of the Stanley Cup Playoffs was changed to a 24-team playoff that was held in two neutral cities of Toronto and Edmonton. Tampa Bay won Game 4 in overtime with a goal by Kevin Shattenkirk to go up in the series 3–1. Tampa Bay’s Andrei Vasilevskiy then recorded a shutout in Game 6 to secure a championship for the Lightning.

2019 Stanley Cup Champions: St. Louis Blues

The St. Louis Blues won the 2019 Stanley Cup Championship when they defeated the Boston Bruins 4–3 on June 12, 2019, at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. This was the first championship for the Blues in the team’s history. The series was highlighted by an overtime goal made by the Blues’ Carl Gunnarsson to give St. Louis a 3–2 victory in Game 2, tying the series 1–1.

2018 Stanley Cup Champions: Washington Capitals

The Washington Capitals defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 4–1 to become Stanley Cup Champions on June 7, 2018, at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada. This was the first championship season for the Washington Capitals. The series was dominated by NHL superstar Alexander Ovechkin of the Capitals, who scored 15 goals in the playoffs and three in the final series. Ovechkin won the Conn Smythe Trophy, which is awarded to the most valuable player during the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.

2017 Stanley Cup Champions: Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins won the Stanley Cup Championship after they defeated the Nashville Predators 4–2 on June 11, 2017, at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. This marked the second consecutive championship for the Penguins. This series was highlighted by Penguins goalie, Matt Murray, who recorded back-to-back shutouts, stopping 24 shots in Game 5 and 27 shots in Game 6, making this Murray’s second Stanley Cup Championship even though he was still technically a rookie.

2016 Stanley Cup Champions: Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks 4–2 on June 12, 2016, at the SAP Center in San Jose, California, to become the 2016 Stanley Cup Champions. This series was highlighted by the Penguins’ Conor Sheary scoring an overtime goal in Game 2 to put the Penguins up 2–0 in the series. The Sharks’ player, Joonas Donskoi, also scored a game-winning goal in overtime in Game 3 to give San Jose a chance at the title. Sidney Crosby of the Penguins was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy for most valuable player during the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.

2015 Stanley Cup Champions: Chicago Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks won their third NHL Stanley Cup Championship in six years after beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 4–2 on June 15, 2015, at United Center in Chicago, Illinois. Patrick Kane of Chicago and Tyler Johnson of the Tampa Bay both amassed 23 points to tie in total points scored in this Stanley Cup Playoffs. Corey Crawford of the Blackhawks recorded a legendary shutout in Game 6 to secure the championship for Chicago.

2014 Stanley Cup Champions: Los Angeles Kings

The Los Angeles Kings defeated the New York Rangers 4–1 to win the Stanley Cup Championship on June 13, 2014, at STAPLES Center (now Arena) in Los Angeles, California. A goal by the Kings’ Alec Martinez in double overtime secured a 3–2 Game 5 victory, securing the title for the Kings. This was the second championship for the Kings and their first since 2012.

Stanley Cup Winners by Year

YearWinning teamLosing teamGames
2023Vegas Golden KnightsFlorida Panthers4-1
2022Colorado Avalanche Tampa Bay Lightning 4–2
2021Tampa Bay Lightning Montreal Canadiens 4–1
2020Tampa Bay Lightning Dallas Stars 4–2
2019St. Louis Blues Boston Bruins 4–3
2018Washington Capitals Vegas Golden Knights 4–1
2017Pittsburgh Penguins Nashville Predators 4–2
2016Pittsburgh Penguins San Jose Sharks 4–2
2015Chicago Blackhawks Tampa Bay Lightning 4–2
2014Los Angeles Kings New York Rangers 4–1
2013Chicago Blackhawks Boston Bruins 4–2
2012Los Angeles Kings New Jersey Devils 4–2
2011Boston Bruins Vancouver Canucks 4–3
2010Chicago Blackhawks Philadelphia Flyers 4–2
2009Pittsburgh Penguins Detroit Red Wings 4–3
2008Detroit Red Wings Pittsburgh Penguins 4–2
2007Anaheim Ducks Ottawa Senators 4–1
2006Carolina Hurricanes Edmonton Oilers 4–3
2004Tampa Bay Lightning Calgary Flames 4–3
2003New Jersey Devils Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 4–3
2002Detroit Red Wings Carolina Hurricanes 4–1
2001Colorado Avalanche New Jersey Devils 4–3
2000New Jersey Devils Dallas Stars 4–2
1999Dallas Stars Buffalo Sabres 4–2
1998Detroit Red Wings Washington Capitals 4–0
1997Detroit Red Wings Philadelphia Flyers 4–0
1996Colorado Avalanche Florida Panthers 4–0
1995New Jersey Devils Detroit Red Wings 4–0
1994New York Rangers Vancouver Canucks 4–3
1993Montreal Canadiens Los Angeles Kings 4–1
1992Pittsburgh Penguins Chicago Blackhawks 4–0
1991Pittsburgh Penguins Minnesota North Stars 4–2
1990Edmonton Oilers Boston Bruins 4–1
1989Calgary Flames Montreal Canadiens 4–2
1988Edmonton Oilers Boston Bruins 4–0
1987Edmonton Oilers Philadelphia Flyers 4–3
1986Montreal Canadiens Calgary Flames 4–1
1985Edmonton Oilers Philadelphia Flyers 4–1
1984Edmonton Oilers New York Islanders 4–1
1983New York Islanders Edmonton Oilers 4–0
1982New York Islanders Vancouver Canucks 4–0
1981New York Islanders Minnesota North Stars 4–1
1980New York Islanders Philadelphia Flyers 4–2
1979Montreal Canadiens New York Rangers 4–1
1978Montreal Canadiens Boston Bruins 4–2
1977Montreal Canadiens Boston Bruins 4–0
1976Montreal Canadiens Philadelphia Flyers 4–0
1975Philadelphia Flyers Buffalo Sabres 4–2
1974Philadelphia Flyers Boston Bruins 4–2
1973Montreal Canadiens Chicago Black Hawks 4–2
1972Boston Bruins New York Rangers 4–2
1971Montreal Canadiens Chicago Black Hawks 4–3
1970Boston Bruins St. Louis Blues 4–0
1969Montreal Canadiens St. Louis Blues 4–0
1968Montreal Canadiens St. Louis Blues 4–0
1967Toronto Maple Leafs Montreal Canadiens 4–2
1966Montreal Canadiens Detroit Red Wings 4–2
1965Montreal Canadiens Chicago Black Hawks 4–3
1964Toronto Maple Leafs Detroit Red Wings 4–3
1963Toronto Maple Leafs Detroit Red Wings 4–1
1962Toronto Maple Leafs Chicago Black Hawks 4–2
1961Chicago Black Hawks Detroit Red Wings 4–2
1960Montreal Canadiens Toronto Maple Leafs 4–0
1959Montreal Canadiens Toronto Maple Leafs 4–1
1958Montreal Canadiens Boston Bruins 4–2
1957Montreal Canadiens Boston Bruins 4–1
1956Montreal Canadiens Detroit Red Wings 4–1
1955Detroit Red Wings Montreal Canadiens 4–3
1954Detroit Red Wings Montreal Canadiens 4–3
1953Montreal Canadiens Boston Bruins 4–1
1952Detroit Red Wings Montreal Canadiens 4–0
1951Toronto Maple Leafs Montreal Canadiens 4–1
1950Detroit Red Wings New York Rangers 4–3
1949Toronto Maple Leafs Detroit Red Wings 4–0
1948Toronto Maple Leafs Detroit Red Wings 4–0
1947Toronto Maple Leafs Montreal Canadiens 4–2
1946Montreal Canadiens Boston Bruins 4–1
1945Toronto Maple Leafs Detroit Red Wings 4–3
1944Montreal Canadiens Chicago Black Hawks 4–0
1943Detroit Red Wings Boston Bruins 4–0
1942Toronto Maple Leafs Detroit Red Wings 4–3
1941Boston Bruins Detroit Red Wings 4–0
1940New York Rangers Toronto Maple Leafs 4–2
1939Boston Bruins Toronto Maple Leafs 4–1
1938Chicago Black Hawks Toronto Maple Leafs 3–1
1937Detroit Red Wings New York Rangers 3–2
1936Detroit Red Wings Toronto Maple Leafs 3–1
1935Montreal Maroons Toronto Maple Leafs 3–0
1934Chicago Black Hawks Detroit Red Wings 3–1
1933New York Rangers Toronto Maple Leafs 3–1
1932Toronto Maple Leafs New York Rangers 3–0
1931Montreal Canadiens Chicago Black Hawks 3–2
1930Montreal Canadiens Boston Bruins 2–0
1929Boston Bruins New York Rangers 2–0
1928New York Rangers Montreal Maroons 3–2
1927Ottawa Senators Boston Bruins 2–0

Photo courtesy of the NHL via Instagram.

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