2012 will mark the 119th year that the Stanley Cup will be awarded. This year's Cup finals will begin on May 30th, with the last possible date for the Cup to be awarded being June 13th.
When the Cup is handed to the captain of the winning team, they will be among the select few that can call themselves Stanley Cup champions. They will join the first Cup winners, the 1893 Montreal Hockey Club of the Amateur Hockey Association of Canada, in the NHL history books.
Over the course of the last 25 years, 15 teams have won the Stanley Cup, with five of those teams winning more than once. The Detroit Red Wings lead that pack, having captured the Cup four times during that span.
If you're interested to see where we rank those four Cup-winning Red Wings teams or any of the teams that have lifted the Cup overhead in the last 25 years, feel free to delve into the following slideshow.