Surprising Stanley Cup Facts: Misspellings, Travels & History

When the Stanley Cup Champion is crowned, each person on the team is allowed to take the cup with them for one day to do whatever they like. This tradition in itself has created many stories that only the Cup knows.

Because this is the most famous trophy in all of sports, we thought it best to kick off the finals with some of the random facts and history about this infamous trophy.

Let’s check out some of the history, Cup travels, player misspellings and other weird but true stories…

Stanley Cup History

  • Was first presented in 1893
  • Was crafted in Sheffield, England
  • Was purchased for 10 guineas ($48.67 at the time) in 1892
  • Is the oldest trophy competed for by professional athletes

Check out some fun facts on the most famous trophy in the Sporting world after the jump….
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