A Few Facts About The 2020 Stanley Cup Finalists


Illustration by Michael Hogue

With the Stanley Cup Finals between the Dallas Stars and the Tampa Bay Lightning having started last night in Edmonton and continuing through September 30, here are a few fun facts about this year’s finalists.


Players Who Have Won Stanley Cup in the Past

Corey Perry, Dallas Stars, won Stanley Cup with 2006-07 Anaheim Ducks
Patrick Maroon, Tampa Bay Lightning, won Stanley Cup with 2018-19 St Louis Blues
Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars, won Stanley Cup with 2010-11 Boston Bruins

Players Who Have Participated in Stanley Cup Finals

Joe Pavelski, Dallas Stars, participated in Stanley Cup Finals with 2015-16 San Jose Sharks
Ben Bishop, Dallas Stars, participated in participated in Stanley Cup Finals with 2014-15 Tampa Bay Lightning

Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning, participated in participated in Stanley Cup Finals with 2014-15 Tampa Bay Lightning
Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning, participated in participated in Stanley Cup Finals with 2014-15 Tampa Bay Lightning
Victor Hedman, Tampa Bay Lightning, participated in participated in Stanley Cup Finals with 2014-15 Tampa Bay Lightning
Ondrej Palat, Tampa Bay Lightning, participated in participated in Stanley Cup Finals with 2014-15 Tampa Bay Lightning
Alexander Killorn, Tampa Bay Lightning, participated in participated in Stanley Cup Finals with 2014-15 Tampa Bay Lightning
Tyler Johnson, Tampa Bay Lightning, participated in participated in Stanley Cup Finals with 2014-15 Tampa Bay Lightning
Cedric Paquette, Tampa Bay Lightning, participated in participated in Stanley Cup Finals with 2014-15 Tampa Bay Lightning
Andrei Vasilevskiy, Tampa Bay Lightning, participated in participated in Stanley Cup Finals with 2014-15 Tampa Bay Lightning
Braydon Coborn, Tampa Bay Lightning, participated in participated in Stanley Cup Finals with 2014-15 Tampa Bay Lightning
Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars, participated in participated in Stanley Cup Finals with 2012-13 Boston Bruins

Former Washington Capitals

Kevin Shattenkirk, Tampa Bay Lightning.  He was trade deadline acquisition for the Caps in 2015-16

Players Who the Teams Drafted

Jamie Benn, Dallas Stars in 2007
John Klingberg, Dallas Stars in 2010
Jamie Oleksiak, Dallas Stars in 2011 (But was traded to Pittsburgh Penguins but eventually returned)
Radek Faksa, Dallas Stars in 2012
Jason Dickenson, Dallas Stars in 2013
Esa Lindell, Dallas Stars in 2013
Denis Gurianov, Dallas Stars in 2015
Roope Hintz, Dallas Stars in 2015
Miro Heiskanen, Dallas Stars in 2017

Alex Killorn, Tampa Bay Lightning in 2007
Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning in 2008
Victor Hedman, Tampa Bay Lightning in 2009
Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning in 2011
Ondrej Palat, Tampa Bay Lightning in 2011
Cedric Paquette, Tampa Bay Lightning in 2012
Braydon Point, Tampa Bay Lightning in 2014
Anthony Cirelli, Tampa Bay Lightning in 2015
Matheiu Joseph, Tampa Bay Lightning in 2015

Players from Russia

Denis Gurianov, Dallas Stars
Alexander Radulov, Dallas Stars
Anton Khudobin, Dallas Stars (Born in Kazakhstan but Russian citizen)
Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning
Andrei Vasilevskiy, Tampa Bay Lightning
Mikhail Sergachev, Tampa Bay Lightning

Players from Sweden

Victor Hedman, Tampa Bay Lightning
Mattias Janmark, Dallas Stars
John Klingberg, Dallas Stars

Players from Finland

Miro Heiskanen, Dallas Stars
Joel Kiviranta, Dallas Stars
Esa Lindall, Dallas Stars

Players from Czech Republic and Slovakia

Ondrej Palat, Tampa Bay Lightning, from Czech Republic
Erik Cernak, Tampa Bay Lightning, from Slovakia
Jan Rutta, Tampa Bay Lightning, from Czech Republic
Radek Faksa, Dallas Stars, from Czech Republic
Roman Polak, Dallas Stars, from Czech Republic
Andrej Sekera, Dallas Stars, from Slovakia

By Diane Doyle

About Diane Doyle

Been a Caps fan since November 1975 when attending a game with my then boyfriend and now husband.
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