The NHL Reveals The Top 20 Greatest Teams Of All Time

NEW YORK / TORONTO (May 18, 2017) – Following two rounds of voting, the National Hockey League today unveiled the Top 20 teams remaining in the Greatest NHL® Teams. An interactive digital and mobile program that is part of the League’s Centennial celebration, the Greatest NHL Teams features all of the NHL’s 96 Stanley Cup® winners since the League’s inaugural season in 1917-18 competing head-to-head, with fans determining the NHL’s Greatest Stanley Cup® Championship Team of all-time.

Twenty teams remain from the original list of the NHL’s 96 Stanley Cup® champions, and the third and final round of voting starts today at Voting officially closes on Thursday, May 25, and the Top 10 will be announced during the 2017 Stanley Cup® Final, with the Greatest NHL Team unveiled during Game Four of the 2017 Stanley Cup® Final.

The Top 20 Greatest NHL Teams (in reverse chronological order), as voted by the fans, are as follows:

·        2015-16 Pittsburgh Penguins
·        2009-10 Chicago Blackhawks
·        2001-02 Detroit Red Wings
·        2000-01 Colorado Avalanche
·        1997-98 Detroit Red Wings
·        1993-94 New York Rangers
·        1991-92 Pittsburgh Penguins
·        1990-91 Pittsburgh Penguins
·        1988-89 Calgary Flames
·        1987-88 Edmonton Oilers
·        1986-87 Edmonton Oilers
·        1984-85 Edmonton Oilers
·        1983-84 Edmonton Oilers
·        1982-83 New York Islanders
·        1981-82 New York Islanders
·        1979-80 New York Islanders
·        1977-78 Montreal Canadiens
·        1976-77 Montreal Canadiens
·        1975-76 Montreal Canadiens
·        1969-1970 Boston Bruins

Sponsored by SAP in the U.S. and Honda in Canada, the Greatest NHL Teams site includes an interactive gallery page of each of the NHL’s 96 Stanley Cup® Championship teams, featuring team and player information as well as stunning, never-before-published images, in conjunction with the Hockey Hall of Fame.

To help choose the best champion in league history, SAP is taking fans beyond the box score through an integration on the team pages at that offers game level statistics for every player and every Stanley Cup® Playoffs game during their championship runs.

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