To get your name on the Stanley Cup as a player on the winning team, you have to have played at least 41 regular-season games or at least one game in the Stanley Cup Final.
If we have this right, that means six former college players will get their names on the Cup this season as members of the Chicago Blackhawks. They are:
– Jonathan Toews, the Blackhawks captain and Conn Smythe Trophy winner as playoffs MVP. He played at North Dakota from 2005 to 2007.
– Duncan Keith, who played at Michigan State in the 2001-02 season and in part of the 2002-03 season before leaving for major juniors.
– Patrick Sharp, who played at Vermont from 2000 to 2002.
– John Madden, a NCAA title winner at Michigan in 1996 as part of a four-year collegiate career that ran from 1993 to 1997.
– Jordan Hendry, a four-year player at Alaska from 2002 to 2006.
– Adam Burish, who captained Wisconsin to the 2006 NCAA title in his senior season.
UPDATE: In addition to the players, we’ve been informed that Blackhawks assistant coach Mike Haviland played at Elmira in 1989-90.
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