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Blackhawks names officially on Stanley Cup

Sep 26, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT

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The Chicago Blackhawks quest to defend the Stanley Cup is about to get underway, but no matter what happens, they’ve left their mark on Lord Stanley’s Mug.

As you can see to your right courtesy of the team’s Twitter feed, the 2012-13 Blackhawks’ names have been engraved. For some of them, like Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews, it marks their second win, but for others, this is an entirely new experience.

Among them are 25-year-old Ben Smith, who only participated in two NHL contests in 2013, but one of them was in the Stanley Cup Final.

“It’s kind of crazy,” Smith told the Chicago Tribune. “I can’t believe all the events that went down. To have my name on it, I honestly don’t believe it.”

Jamal Mayers, 38, made the cut too. He didn’t play in a single postseason contest, but his leadership from the sidelines didn’t go unnoticed. It was his first Stanley Cup championship and he was the third member of the Blackhawks to raise the Cup in celebration on June 24.

“It’s just a huge honor and special moment for me and my family,” Mayers said, according to CSN Chicago. “To be able to show my kids when they’re older is so special.”

The Blackhawks will start their 2013-14 schedule against the Washington Capitals on Tuesday.

  1. joey4id - Sep 26, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Hockey royalty engraved on the holy grail of hockey. It doesn’t get better than this for a hockey player. The ultimate team award. Congrats! Boys!

    • jcmeyer10 - Sep 26, 2013 at 8:47 PM

      That series still breaks my heart but if the Bruins had to lose to one team that would be it.

      • joey4id - Sep 27, 2013 at 8:22 AM

        It was a very entertaining 6 games of HOCKEY with only one fight. Does fighting really have it’s place in hockey when two teams go head to head and play their best? Talent vs talent! No one complained about the lack of fights in that series.

      • imleftcoast - Sep 27, 2013 at 2:16 PM

        And they lost in 17 seconds. What a shame?

      • jcmeyer10 - Sep 27, 2013 at 2:25 PM

        Ok? And the Canucks took a whole 5 games to choke away their lead in the Finals.

  2. imleftcoast - Sep 26, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    Nice they remembered Bolland. They traded him within the week of scoring the goal to win the Cup.

  3. suckit619 - Sep 26, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    Most of the same names will be engraved again next year. Hawks REPEAT!!

  4. Lupy Nazty Philthy - Sep 26, 2013 at 7:32 PM

    Anyone spot the typo?

    “Chicago Blackhawks 2012-13”

    Keep in mind the season didn’t start until mid-January, 2013.

    • hockeydon10 - Sep 26, 2013 at 8:34 PM

      It’s the same thing they did for the 1994-95 engraving.

      • Lupy Nazty Philthy - Sep 26, 2013 at 10:16 PM

        Yep, not the first time Gary Bettman has fudged the numbers to hide his track record of NHL lockouts. Hopefully the last though.

  5. hockeydon10 - Sep 26, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    I just threw up a little.


  6. blomfeld - Sep 26, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    AHEM …

    You can barely notice it given the glare, but if you look closely to the right, you’ll notice an engraved asterisk. I wonder what that signifies ?

    Just kidding Blackhawk friends ! :) You guys were clearly the ‘best of the best’ last year and ‘I’ like many of your WC brothers was rooting ‘passionately’ for you to win in June against the B’s … and you did, with style, conviction and aplomb ! Good show, jolly good show !

    Warning ! A new season is about to start and we Kings are going to take back that which is ours !

  7. pitpenguinsrulez - Sep 27, 2013 at 12:51 AM

    And it’s been 14,005 days since the Flyers won the cup

  8. multiplemiggs - Sep 27, 2013 at 5:55 AM

    yes! I love nazis!

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