All The Times That Texas Has Won An NHL Stanley Cup
In the world of NHL hockey, the Stanley Cup is a the crown jewel. The ultimate symbol that your team was the best of the best that year. Since 1914, over a 100 teams have won & countless players have held the cup up around the ice. But how many times has Texas been the victor of the Stanley Cup?
Well the first & obvious choice were the 1998-1999 Dallas Stars.
That year the Stars beat the Buffalo Sabres in Game 6 to win the 1999 Stanley Cup, marking the first time that Dallas won a Stanley Cup.
This would be the first time a Texas TEAM has won a cup but not a Texas PLAYER. In fact this wouldn't be the first time that someone from Texas has won a Stanley Cup.
Brian Leetch, from Corpus Cristi, played for a number of teams: the Boston Bruins, the Toronto Maple Leafs, but most people remember him for his team with the New York Rangers.
In 1994, Brian became the first Texan to ever win a Stanley Cup, playing for the New York Rangers in 1994, beating the Vancouver Canucks in Game 7. People would also most likely remember Brain for putting the Rangers up early in the game...
The next, and so far last, Texan to win a Stanley Cup, is Plano's Blake Coleman. Currently playing for the Calgary Flames, in 2020 and 2021, he was part of the Tampa Bay Lightning, when they won back to back championships. At the time of this writing, he is the only Texas hockey player to win multiple NHL Stanley Cups.
And both years, he got to raise the cup proudly.
We have many more Texas players playing in the NHL right now so it's only a matter of time before we see another champion from the Lone Star state hold up the Stanley Cup.