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ENGRAVING FACTS, FIRSTS & FAUX PAS

MEASUREMENTS

Original Bowl (silver)
Height: 18.5 cm / 7.28 inches
Diameter: 29 cm / 11.42 inches
Current Version (silver and nickel alloy)
Full Stanley Cup: Height - 89.54 cm / 35-1/4 inches
Weight - 34-1/2 lbs - 15-1/2 kg
Bowl: Height - 19.05 cm / 7-1/2 inches
Diameter - 28.57 cm / 11-1/4 inches
Circumference - 88.9 cm / 35 inches
Collar: Height - 15.87 cm / 6-1/4 inches
Shoulder: Height - 8.25 cm / 3-1/4 inches
Barrel: Height - 46.35 cm / 18-1/4 inches
Base: Diameter - 43.81 cm / 17-1/4 inches

QUICK HITS

    The 1906-07 Stanley Cup Champion Montreal Wanderers engraved within the inner bowl.
  • Total Number of Individuals Engraved on Cup: 2,111
  • First Team to Engrave its Roster: 1906-07 Montreal Wanderers
  • Year When Engraving Roster Became Annual Tradition: 1924
  • Most Names Engraved on Cup (one year): 55 (1997-98 Detroit Red Wings)
  • Most Appearances on Cup (player):
    • 11 - Henri Richard (Montreal Canadiens)
    • 10 - Jean Beliveau & Yvan Cournoyer (Montreal Canadiens)
    • 9 - Claude Provost (Montreal Canadiens)
    • 8 - Red Kelly (Detroit Red Wings & Toronto Maple Leafs), Jacques Lemaire, Maurice Richard & Serge Savard (Montreal Canadiens)
    • 7 - Jean-Guy Talbot (Montreal Canadiens)
  • Most Appearances on Cup (coach):
    • 9 - Scotty Bowman (Detroit Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins, Montreal Canadiens)
    • 8 - Hector "Toe" Blake (Montreal Canadiens)
  • First Woman Officially Engraved on Cup: Marguerite Norris (President of the Detroit Red Wings 1954 & 1955)
  • Women Engraved on Cup: Marguerite Norris (1954, 1955), Sonia Scurfield (Calgary, 1989), Marie Denise DeBartolo York (Pittsburgh, 1991), Marian Ilitch (Detroit 1997, 1998, 2002, 2008), Denise Ilitch Lites (Detroit 1997, 1998, 2002, 2008), Lisa Ilitch Murray (Detroit 1997, 1998, 2002, 2008), Carole Ilitch (Detroit 1997, 1998, 2002, 2008), Marie Carnevale (New Jersey, 2000), Callie Smith (New Jersey, 2000), Charlotte Grahame (Colorado, 2001), Nancy Beard (Detroit, 2002) and Susan Samueli (Anaheim, 2007).

ERRORS & CORRECTIONS

The following is a list of some of the mistakes and corrections made in the engraving process:

1937-38:Chicago Blackhawks - Pete Palangio's name appears twice, once spelled correctly and once incorrectly as PALAGIO.
1941-42: Toronto Maple Leafs - Turk Broda is represented twice, once as TURK BRODA and once as WALTER BRODA.
1946-47: Toronto Maple Leafs - Gaye Stewart is misspelled as GAVE STEWART.
1951-52 Detroit Red Wings - Coach Tommy Ivan's name is misspelled as TOMMY NIVAN
-- Alex Delvecchio's name is misspelled as ALEX BELVECCHIO.
1956-60: Montreal Canadiens - Jacques Plante won the Stanley Cup five consecutive years, his name is spelled differently each and every time.
1962-63: Toronto Maple Leafs - Misspelled as TORONTO MAPLE LEAES.
1971-72: Boston Bruins - Misspelled as BQSTQN BRUINS.
1974-75: Montreal Canadiens - Bob Gainey's name is misspelled as GAINY.
1980-81: New York Islanders - Misspelled as NEW YORK ILANDERS.
1983-84: Edmonton Oilers - Owner Peter Pocklington included the name of his father Basil Pocklington, who was unaffiliated with the team. The NHL learned of the move and ordered the name removed. The name is now covered by 16 X's.
1995-96: Colorado Avalanche - ADAM DEADMARSH was misspelled as ADAM DEADMARCH. It was later corrected - a Stanley Cup first.
2001-02: Detroit Red Wings - MANNY LAGACE was corrected to MANNY LEGACE.

The misspelled 1980-81 New York Islanders engraving

The 1983-84 Edmonton Oilers engraving with the X'd out Bazil Pocklington.

Of note: The Boston Bruins elected to engrave hard-rock defenseman Ted Green on their team's 1971-72 championship roster, even though Green had suffered a serious injury in the exhibition season and did not play that year.

ROLL CALL

Listed below are the number of names on each section of the Cup:
Inside Bowl
1906-07 Montreal Wanderers 20
1914-15 Vancouver Millionaires 9
Unknown H. Broadbent 1
Total 30
First Ring
1924-25 Victoria Cougars 12
1925-26 Montreal Maroons 18
Total 30
Second Ring
1926-27 Ottawa Senators 17
1928-29 Boston Bruins 16
Total 33
Fourth Ring
1923-24 Montreal Canadiens 21
Total 21
Barrel Ring 1
1953-54 Detroit Red Wings 28
1954-55 Detroit Red Wings 26
1955-56 Montreal Canadiens 27
1956-57 Montreal Canadiens 26
1957-58 Montreal Canadiens 29
1958-59 Montreal Canadiens 29
1959-60 Montreal Canadiens 27
1960-61 Chicago Black Hawks 30
1961-62 Toronto Maple Leafs 31
1962-63 Toronto Maple Leafs 30
1963-64 Toronto Maple Leafs 27
1964-65 Montreal Canadiens 32 (team took two spaces)
Total 342
Barrel Ring 2
1965-66 Montreal Canadiens 27
1966-67 Toronto Maple Leafs 32
1967-68 Montreal Canadiens 28
1968-69 Montreal Canadiens 28
1969-70 Boston Bruins 36
1970-71 Montreal Canadiens 31
1971-72 Boston Bruins 27
1972-73 Montreal Canadiens 29
1973-74 Philadelphia Flyers 31
1974-75 Philadelphia Flyers 33
1975-76 Montreal Canadiens 29
1976-77 Montreal Canadiens 34
1977-78 Montreal Canadiens 35
Total 400
Barrel Ring 3
1978-79 Montreal Canadiens 36
1979-80 New York Islanders 33
1980-81 New York Islanders 33
1981-82 New York Islanders 31
1982-83 New York Islanders 31
1983-84 Edmonton Oilers 30*
1984-85 Edmonton Oilers 38
1985-86 Montreal Canadiens 41
1986-87 Edmonton Oilers 40
1987-88 Edmonton Oilers 34
1988-89 Calgary Flames 39
1989-90 Edmonton Oilers 46
1990-91 Pittsburgh Penguins 41
Total 473*
Barrel Ring 4
1991-92 Pittsburgh Penguins 52
1992-93 Montreal Canadiens 41
1993-94 New York Rangers 44
1994-95 New Jersey Devils 43
1995-96 Colorado Avalanche 41
1996-97 Detroit Red Wings 52
1997-98 Detroit Red Wings 55
1998-99 Dallas Stars 47
1999-2000 New Jersey Devils 52
2000-01 Colorado Avalanche 48
2001-02 Detroit Red Wings 52
2002-03 New Jersey Devils 52
2003-04 Tampa Bay Lightning 52
Total 631
Barrel Ring 5
2004-05 Season Not Played 0
2005-06 Carolina Hurricanes 52
2006-07 Anaheim Ducks 47
2007-08 Detroit Red Wings 52
Total 152
Grand Total 2111*

The Original Bowl with tiers
(circa 1920s)















The streamlined Stanley Cup
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The Stanley Cup
(circa 1950s)
*Does not count 1983-84 name of Bazil Pocklington (X'd out)

Carving A Piece OF History

There have only been four official engravers of the Stanley Cup. The first engravers comprised of two generations of the Peterson family, with assistance from Fred Light Sr. They were followed by Doug Boffey, owner of Boffey Silversmiths of Montreal. The current engraver is Louise St. Jacques, who took over Boffey's engraving business and left the legacy of the shop's name in place.

During engraving the Cup is disassembled from the top down. The band being engraved is clamped onto a homemade circular jig that creates a steel background for stamping. Special hammers with different head-weights are used to strike against a letter-punch to sink each letter into the silver.

Click here for more information about the official engraver of the Stanley Cup.

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