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List of NHL Teams to Win Back-to-Back Stanley Cups

Jason Schandl
List NHL teams to win back-to-back Stanley Cups.
List NHL teams to win back-to-back Stanley Cups. / Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
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Winning one Stanley Cup is hard, no doubt. Winning more than one Stanley Cup in a row, though? That's been just shy of impossible in the modern NHL. Only eight franchises in the league's history can say they've won back-to-back cups at least once, and only three teams have done it in the last 30 years.

Even more impressive is winning three straight, which is something the Tampa Bay Lightning still have a shot at after advancing to the 2022 Conference Finals.

Here's a list of every back-to-back Stanley Cup winners dating back to 1927, when the Stanley Cup became the NHL Championship, as well as teams who have won three straight or more.

NHL Teams to Win Back-to-Back Cups

1. Montreal Canadiens

1930-1931 (two straight)
1956-1960 (five straight)
1965-1966 (two straight)
1968-1969 (two straight)
1976-1979 (four straight)

2. Detroit Red Wings

1936-1937 (two straight)
1954-1955 (two straight)
1997-1998 (two straight)

3. Toronto Maple Leafs

1947-1949 (three straight)
1962-1964 (three straight)

4. Philadelphia Flyers

1974-1975 (two straight)

5. New York Islanders

1980-1983 (four straight)

6. Edmonton Oilers

1984-1985 (two straight)
1987-1988 (two straight)

7. Pittsburgh Penguins

1991-1992 (two straight)
2016-2017 (two straight)

8. Tampa Bay Lightning

2020-2021 (two straight)

How Many NHL Teams Have Won 3 Stanley Cups in a Row?

Three NHL have won at least three straight Stanley Cups, with two of the franchises doing it more than once:

  • Montreal Canadiens (1956-1960, 1976-1979)
  • Toronto Maple Leafs (1947-1949, 1962-1964)
  • New York Islanders (1980-1983)

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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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