What Happens To The Old Stanley Cup Rings

There is quite a lot of upset over the recent announcement that a few legends of hockey will have their names removed from the Stanley Cup, but truthfully it’s not the first time. This process has already happened 20 times, with a ring being removed and a new one being put on in it’s place to be filled with new names. But what happens to those rings? Good news is they are all kept nice and safe; at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.

 

Hockey Hall of Fame, Toronto
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From Flikr

 

As a matter of fact; the rings are kept on display in a vault next to the original Stanley Cup and a nearby replica of the cup which is passed on to the players who win, making for a total of 3 Stanley Cups in existence. These are on permanent display at the Hall of Fame for visitors to stop by and see when ever they like.

 

Rings from the Stanley Cup in the bank vault
By Aude
From Wikimedia

 

Original Stanley Cup in the bank vault at the Hockey Hall of Fame.
By Aude
From Wikimedia

 

So if you find yourself feeling sentimental about Maurice Richard or Gordie Howe coming off of the cup you will now be able to see their names on display next to all the generations before them that had to be removed to make room for new.

 

Image from Wikimedia, by Alex Goykhman

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