What year was the Stanley Cup not awarded?
There have been two instances where no team won the Stanley Cup: - 1919: flu epidemic (Spanish flu) - 2005: cancellation of 2004-05 NHL season
The Stanley Cup was named after Lord Stanley of Preston, the then Governor General Of Canada The Stanley Cup is a trophy awarded to the champion team of the National Hockey League. In 1892 , Lord Stanley gave a trophy to be awarded to the top amateur hockey team in Canada. By the early 1900's, it was being played for by professional leagues in Canada. Since 1926 no other league has played for the Cup…
The NHL was formed in 1917 and the Stanley Cup awarded to its first champion in 1918. Previously the cup was awarded as the "Dominion of Canada Challenge Cup" and was awarded to the top amateur team in Canada starting in 1893 to Montreal HC. As a side note the "winged wheel" of the Detroit logo was actually taken from the Montreal HC.