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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):

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

1998

1997

1996

1995

1994

1993

1992

1991

1990

1989

1988

1987

1986

1985

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1983

1982

1981

1980

1979

1978

1977

1976

1975

1974

1973

1972

1971

1970

1969

1968

1967

1966

1965

1964

1963

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

Luke Knox/Globe staff

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