June 13, 2012

Eight Native players on Stanley Cup

The Great Eight: The Native Players Whose Names Are Etched on the Stanley CupAfter the Los Angeles Kings’ rout of the New Jersey Devils to win the Stanley Cup Monday night, two more players from Indian country had their names inscribed on the trophy. Lord Stanley’s Cup, the Holy Grail for hockey players, has been awarded to the NHL playoffs champion since 1926. Each season the names of the members of the championship club have their names etched onto the silver chalice. Now, the Kings’ rookie forwards Jordan Nolan, Ojibwe, and Dwight King, Métis, are among the honorees. We’ve counted six other Native players who have their names on the Cup: Are we missing anyone? Let us know!

George Armstrong, Ojibwe, Right Wing
Theoren Fleury, Métis/Cree, Right Wing
Grant Fuhr, Cree, Goalie
Reggie Leach, Métis, Right Wing
Chris Simon, Ojibwe, Left Wing
Bryan Trottier, Métis, Center
Comment:  For more on Natives and hockey, see Natives Help Kings Win Championship and Hockey Team Chooses "Tomahawks" Name.

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