Thursday, June 16, 2011

Former DU Players With Stanley Cup Ties

(above) DU alum and NHL Hall of Famer Glenn Anderson won the Stanley Cup six times
With Boston's Stanley Cup victory last night it brings up University of Denver alumni with connections to the Stanley Cup.  For all DU's success on the ice in college hockey, the Stanley Cup has remained an elusive prize for DU Alums.

DU alum and NHL Hall of Famer Glenn Anderson won six Stanley Cup as a player with the Edmonton Oilers and New York Rangers..

DU star John MacMillan played on two Stanley Cup winning teams in Toronto in the early Sixties  and has his name engraved on the Cup. MacMillan is the only DU player to ever win a National Championship at DU and a Stanley Cup.  He won each twice.

DU alum Ron Grahame's son and wife's names are engraved on the Cup.

Incoming Freshman forward Larkin Jacobson's step-father Ruslan Fedotenko has won it twice.

Former DU coach Ralph Backstrom won the Cup six times with Montreal.

Former DU player and head coach Marshall Johnston's name is engraved for being the Director of Pro Personnel for Carolina Hurricanes in 2005.

Former DU star Craig Patrick's name is on the Cup twice as General Manager of the Penguins in '91 & '92. Craig also won two National Championships at DU.  He is probably best remembered for being Herb Brook's assistant coach on the Miracle on Ice Team in 1980.  Craig's father and grandfather are also engraved on the Cup.  All three of them are NHL Hall of Famers.

DU star and current head coach of the Florida Panthers, Kevin Dineen, doesn't have his name on the Cup yet, but one of his brothers and father are on there.

Former DU Captain, Paul Messier's little brother Mark, won the Cup six times.

Former DU player Keith Seabrook's older brother Brent won the Cup with Chicago last season.

DU Alum Patrick Mullen is the son of 3-time Stanley Cup winner and Hall of Famer, Joe Mullen.

Former DU player Alex Shibicky's father, also Alex, won the Cup with the Rangers in 1940.

Danny Talbot's father, Jean-Guy, won 7 Stanley Cups with Montreal between 1956 and 1966.

Jim Bales uncle, Bobby Taylor, won 2 Cups with the Flyers in 1974 and 1975.

Brian Morenz's distant cousin was NHL Hall of Famer Howie Morenz who won 3 Cups with Montreal.

Jim Wiste, Keith Magnuson, Peter McNab & Matt Carle lost Stanley Cup finals.  Peter McNab's father and brother are engraved on the Cup.

There may be others....

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Marsh Johnston was Director of Pro Scouting when Carolina won it in 2006. I don't know if his name is on the Cup

dggoddard said...

Thanks for posting. Yes Marshall Johnston and John MacMillan are on the Cup along with 2500+ others.

I'll edit the article.

List of names on the Cup:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Stanley_Cup_champions

Anonymous said...

Speaking of the NHL, next weekend, families all across the US will go grocery shopping for fresh meat; and the NHL franchises will be doing exactly that at the entry draft. Price shopping and picking over the finest cuts to put in thier freezers for a later date. Any more new news or latest speculations on any of the eligible DU guys, and where they may end up??

Anonymous said...

DU Alum Patrick Mullen is the son of 3-time Stanley Cup winner and Hall of Famer, Joe Mullen

GO_PIOS said...

Hey DG... we added Coach Freitag to our Soccer team. I had never heard of him either... but after reading the article at denverpioneers.com. I can't believe we have him! (Note: I know nothing about soccer, and I know this is a hockey site)

du78 said...

Alex Shibicky's father, also Alex, won the Cup with the Rangers in 1940.

du78 said...

Danny Talbot's father, Jean-Guy, won 7 Stanley Cups with Montreal between 1956 and 1966.

du78 said...

Jim Bales uncle, Bobby Taylor, won 2 Cups with the Flyers in 1974 and 1975.

du78 said...

Brian Morenz's distant cousin was NHL Hall of Famer Howie Morenz who won 3 Cups with Montreal.

dggoddard said...

Thanks for all the updates and info. Lots of good stuff out there.

Anonymous said...

Mork (aka Glenn/ Andy Anderson to those of us who played with him/knew him) is clearly at the head of this list. Mork was a superb player and a great guy to be around. 6 cups. Enough said.