Players in the National Hockey League often set goals for themselves.
Some look to score 30 goals in a year, while others are trying to score their first. Some aim to compete in 1,000 games, while others shoot for the 1,000-point mark. Some focus on playing solid defensively and attempt a positive plus-minus, while others are focused on bigger things, such as helping their team make the playoffs.
However, there is one universal goal that is shared throughout the entire league.
To win the Stanley Cup.
The feeling of hoisting the Cup above your head and skating it around the rink is said to induce emotions of pure bliss, excitement and speechlessness. It is the ultimate moment for any hockey player, or fan for that matter.
On the other hand, there are the numerous players who, despite their best efforts, never had the chance to taste Lord Stanley's sweet victory.
These are the players we will be focusing on today. The players who have proved that a Stanley Cup victory doesn't define your career.
There will be one requirement to make this list, and that will be retirement. The player must be officially retired, because it's too tough to judge the odds of their current team winning the Cup.
Here are the Top 50 Players Who Never Won a Stanley Cup.