15 Best Stanley Cup Champion Rings

As I watched the Philadelphia Flyers finish off the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday to close out that bizarre, violent, high-scoring playoff series, one of the first thoughts to pop into my head was, “well, I guess Sid and Evgeni won’t be getting new rings this year.

Normally I don’t even think of championship rings when I watch the Stanley Cup Playoffs. After all, in hockey it’s all about the Cup, the Holy Grail, Lord Stanley’s Chalice. And, come to think of it, I don’t even think I knew for a fact that they give out Stanley Cup Championship Rings. But I guess that list we brought you last week of the best World Series rings was still fresh on my mind. And it turns out that, yes, of course they give out Stanley Cup Championship Rings.

So today, if you haven’t guessed yet, we bring you a list of the 15 Best Stanley Cup Championship Rings. On the whole, I’d say they’re not quite as brilliant as the baseball bling we took a look at last week. But many of them do feature something no World Series ring will ever have: the most beautiful trophy in professional sports.