While the odds are against the Canadian NHL teams in their endeavours to win the Stanley Cup, nothing is impossible.
Canadian NHL Teams That Have Won the Stanley Cup
Prior to 1927
Beginning in 1918, the first time an NHL team won the Stanley Cup was the team then known as the Toronto Arenas. In 1919 due to the Spanish flu epidemic, the Stanley Cup was not awarded, as the series was cancelled.
Following this, there were several winners of the cup. The Ottawa Senators for 1920, 1921 and 1923. The Toronto St. Patricks in 1922. The Montreal Canadiens in 1924. For 1925 it the Victora Cougars. Finally, in 1926, the Montreal Maroons were the victors.
In 1926, the WHL folded, and the NHL acquired all remaining assets. It was at this time that the NHL was the only league competing for the Stanley Cup. Beginning in 1927, there were the several following Canadian NHL hockey teams that won the Stanley Cup:
- The Ottawa Senators took it in 1927.
- The Montreal Canadiens were the victors for 1930, 1931, 1944, 1946, 1953, 1956 to 1960, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1976 to 1979, 1986, and 1993.
- The Toronto Maple Leafs won the cup for 1932, 1942, 1945, 1947 to 1949, 1951, 1962 to 1964, 1967,
- In 1935 it was the Montreal Maroons.
- The Edmonton Oilers took it in 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988 and 1990
- Calgary Flames had one win which was in 1986.
A Canadian NHL hockey team has not won the Stanley Cup since the year 1993. It appears that Canada is long overdue to win it. So far this year the best Canadian hockey team with the greatest chances at winning the Stanley Cup are the Edmonton Oilers. It’s been a long 26 years without Canada winning the Stanley Cup.
Each year it is the mandate of every team to be the one to walk away with the Stanley Cup.