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50 years of Stanley Cup rings

While all NHL players hope to lift the Stanley Cup as a league champion, the one souvenir that stays with them is their championship ring. Each winning team gets to design its own ring, and the designs have evolved over time. A look at the past 50 years, which includes 48 ring designs (there were no rings in 1971 or 2005):

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SOURCES: Montreal Canadiens, stanleycuprings.net, thechampionshiprings.com, ringsthatbling.com, therinkrat.com, totalprosports.com

Luke Knox/Globe staff

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