Penguins Unveil 2017 Stanley Cup Champion Rings

Ruben Hill
October 4, 2017

In terms of the Stanley Cup itself, EA Sports is predicting that the Tampa Bay Lightning will win their second championship in team history, beating Connor McDavid and the Oilers in the final series of the season.

During a private ceremony at the Carnegie Museum of Art on Monday, the team distributed the rings to players and coaches shortly after they were unveiled by the jewelry designer. More diamonds fill the Stanley Cups on the side, the year of 2017 and the player's number. Members of the team with three Stanley Cup wins each got three extra diamonds on the back of the ring, while Mario Lemieux received five. We are proud of what they accomplished and proud of what they mean to our city.

The Penguins won the Cup last season without their best defenseman.

After back-to-back championships, Pittsburgh will now try to pull off the NHL's first three-peat since the New York Islanders won four straight Stanley Cups from 1980-83.

The Blues head into the NHL season looking to make a statement as a league power house once again but they will have to do so with a victory on the road against the defending Cup champions who will be celebrating with a banner raising and surely a raucous crowd.

It's hard to imagine Pittsburgh's captain topping what he did last season, when he was named most valuable player at the World Cup of Hockey 2016, led the NHL in goals (44) during the regular season, then captained the Penguins to their second straight Cup and repeated as victor of the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP.

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