What the Stanley Cup Does During the Offseason

As the fight for the cup continues, it is interesting to know where the famous trophy has been the past couple of months.


Well, it turns out the trophy travels probably a lot more than most of the teams competing for it do!

Although the Hockey Hall of Fame is in Toronto, Canada – the cup usually isn’t sitting at home. The cup’s tradition is to spend a day with ever player of the winning team that year. With players’ homes around the world and an urge to travel, players are allowed to take the cup with them anywhere. In addition to the cup’s spontaneous travel, the cup along with winning team always make a trip to the White House. This was especially important last year when President Obama got to hold the cup surrounded by his hometown team, The Chicago Blackhawks.


Even though it is the oldest trophy in US professional sports, it is on the road for more than 300 days a year!

But, there is a catch! Where the cup goes, so does a “Cup Keeper.” There is always someone who travels with the cup around the world.


The traveling tendencies of the cup represents the universal love for the game of hockey the following of NHL in all different locations across the globe.


“Blackhawks Visit Obama at the White House.” Bleacher Report. Accessed April 25, 2016. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2617673-stanley-cup-champion-chicago-blackhawks-visit-president-obama-at-the-white-house.
McKnight, Brent. “The Incredible Amount Of Money Fantastic Four Might Lose.” – CINEMABLEND. 2015. Accessed April 25, 2016. http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Incredible-Amount-Money-Fantastic-Four-Might-Lose-76407.html.






Author: sportswille

Reformed ad agency guy. Sac Kings, PGA Tour, Pebble Beach, Aspen yielded fascination with sports business. Now teach at my alma mater, University of Texas Austin: Integrated Marketing, Social Media, Business and Law and Sports Audiences. 40 year streak of single digit handicap under severe pressure.

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