2016 Stanley Cup Finals

2016 ice hockey championship series

The 2016 Stanley Cup finals is the 123rd Stanley Cup trophy presentations as well as the champions of the 2015-16 NHL season. It featured the Pittsburgh Penguins and the San Jose Sharks. This was the Sharks first ever appearance in a Stanley Cup final and the Penguins 5th time in a Stanley Cup finals.

2016 Stanley Cup Finals
123456 Total
San Jose Sharks 213141 2
Pittsburgh Penguins 322323 4
* – Denotes overtime period(s)
Location(s)San Jose: SAP Center (3, 4, 6)
Pittsburgh: Consol Energy Center (1, 2, 5)
CoachesSan Jose: Peter DeBoer
Pittsburgh: Mike Sullivan
CaptainsSan Jose: Joe Pavelski
Pittsburgh: Sidney Crosby
National anthemsSan Jose: Annemarie Martin (3)
San Jose::Metallica (4)[1]
San Jose::Patrick Monahan (6)[2]
Pittsburgh: Jeff Jimerson
RefereesWes McCauley, Dan O'Halloran, Dan O'Rourke, Kelly Sutherland
DatesMay 30–June 12
MVPSidney Crosby
Series-winning goalKris Letang (7:46, second, G6)
NetworksCanada (English): CBC
Canada (French): TVA Sports
United States (English): NBC and NBCSN
Announcers(CBC) Jim Hughson, Craig Simpson, Glenn Healy
(TVA) Felix Seguin, Patrick Lalime, Renaud Lavoie
(NBC/NBCSN) Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire
(NHL International) Steve Mears, Kevin Weekes
(NBC Sports Radio) Kenny Albert, Joe Micheletti, Darren Eliot

The Penguins beat the Sharks winning the series in game 6 at SAP Center, 3-1.[3]

SeriesEdit

Pittsburgh won series 4–2


RostersEdit

Years in boldface under the "Finals appearance" column signify the player won the Stanley Cup in the given year.

Pittsburgh PenguinsEdit

# Nat Player Position Hand Age Acquired Place of birth Finals appearance
19   Beau Bennett RW R 24 2010 Gardena, California first
13   Nick Bonino C L 28 2015 Hartford, Connecticut first
28   Ian Cole D L 27 2015 Ann Arbor, Michigan first
87   Sidney Crosby – C C L 28 2005 Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia third (2008, 2009)
7   Matt Cullen C L 39 2015 Virginia, Minnesota second (2006)
6   Trevor Daley D L 32 2015 Toronto, Ontario first
8   Brian Dumoulin D L 24 2012 Biddeford, Maine first
16   Eric Fehr C/RW R 30 2015 Winkler, Manitoba first
29   Marc-Andre Fleury G L 31 2003 Sorel-Tracy, Quebec third (2008, 2009)
62   Carl Hagelin LW L 27 2016 Södertälje, Sweden second (2014)
72   Patric Hornqvist RW R 27 2014 Sollentuna, Sweden first
81   Phil Kessel RW R 28 2015 Madison, Wisconsin first
34   Tom Kuhnhackl LW L 24 2010 Landshut, Germany first
14   Chris Kunitz – A LW L 36 2009 Regina, Saskatchewan third (2007, 2009)
58   Kris Letang D R 29 2005 Montreal, Quebec third (2008, 2009)
12   Ben Lovejoy D R 32 2015 Concord, New Hampshire second (2009)
3   Olli Maatta D L 21 2012 Jyväskylä, Finland first
71   Evgeni Malkin – A C L 29 2004 Magnitogorsk, Soviet Union third (2008, 2009)
30   Matt Murray G L 22 2012 Thunder Bay, Ontario first
51   Derrick Pouliot D L 22 2012 Estevan, Saskatchewan first
17   Bryan Rust RW R 24 2010 Pontiac, Michigan first
4   Justin Schultz D R 25 2016 Kelowna, British Columbia first
43   Conor Sheary LW L 23 2015 Melrose, Massachusetts first
40   Oskar Sundqvist C/RW R 22 2012 Boden, Sweden first
37   Jeff Zatkoff G L 28 2012 Detroit, Michigan first

San Jose SharksEdit

# Nat Player Position Hand Age Acquired Place of birth Finals appearance
61   Justin Braun D R 29 2007 St. Paul, Minnesota first
88   Brent Burns D R 31 2011 Barrie, Ontario first
39   Logan Couture – A C L 27 2007 Guelph, Ontario first
4   Brenden Dillon D L 25 2014 New Westminster, British Columbia first
27   Joonas Donskoi RW R 24 2015 Raahe, Finland first
48   Tomas Hertl LW L 22 2012 Prague, Czech Republic first
31   Martin Jones G L 26 2015 North Vancouver, British Columbia second (2014)
68   Melker Karlsson C/RW R 25 2014 Lycksele, Sweden first
12   Patrick Marleau LW L 36 1997 Swift Current, Saskatchewan first
7   Paul Martin D L 35 2015 Elk River, Minnesota first
83   Matt Nieto LW L 23 2011 Long Beach, California first
8   Joe Pavelski – C C R 31 2003 Plover, Wisconsin first
46   Roman Polak D R 30 2016 Ostrava, Czechoslovakia first
34   James Reimer G L 28 2016 Morweena, Manitoba first
16   Nick Spaling C L 27 2016 Palmerston, Ontario first
19   Joe Thornton – A C L 36 2005 London, Ontario first
50   Chris Tierney C L 21 2012 Keswick, Ontario first
44   Marc-Edouard Vlasic D L 29 2005 Montreal, Quebec first
42   Joel Ward RW R 35 2015 North York, Ontario first
57   Tommy Wingels RW/C R 28 2008 Evanston, Illinois first
9   Dainius Zubrus C/RW L 37 2015 Elektrėnai, Lithuanian SSR third (1997, 2012)

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Metallica to play anthem before Game 4". NHL.com. National Hockey League. 2016-06-06. Retrieved 2016-06-06.
  2. "Train's Pat Monahan to perform anthem for Game 6". NHL.com. National Hockey League. 2016-06-11. Retrieved 2016-06-12.
  3. Pat Iverson (June 12, 2016). "NHL playoffs 2016: Bracket, schedule, scores and more". SB Nation. Vox Media, Inc. Retrieved 30 June 2016.