Stanley Cup Little known facts!!!
STANLEY CUP LITTLE KNOWN FACTS!!!
The trophy stands at 35 ¼ inches and weighs 34 ½ pounds. Five bands of championship names are engraved around the base of the Cup which is 35 inches in diameter. Every 13 years, when the bottom band of the Stanley Cup is filled with names of champions, the top band is removed and retired to be displayed in the vault of the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. The current top band, featuring NHL championship teams from 1953-54 to 1964-65 came off in 2018, and four bands below it were moved up one place to make room for a fresh fifth band at the bottom. The 2017-18 Washington Capitals are the first team to be inscribed to the new band.