Patrick Maroon Stanley Cup timeline: Putting the Lightning forward’s amazing NHL playoff winning streak in context

Winning the Stanley Cup is hard. That is, unless you’re Pat Maroon.

The 34-year-old fourth line grinder for the Lightning has refused to lose the last few seasons. As Tampa Bay and Colorado get set to square off in the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday, Maroon has a chance to win his fourth consecutive Stanley Cup.

That’s right. Maroon has lifted the Cup in 2019, 2020 and 2021 and has a chance to do so again in 2022. The last time he lost a playoff series was in 2018 when he was a member of the Devils, who ironically lost to the Lightning in the first round.

No player has won four Cups in a row, with either one team or multiple teams, in nearly 40 years. The last time it happened was in1983 when the Islanders completed the four-peat, with multiple players on each of those Cup-winning teams.

Here is a look at Maroon’s history in Stanley Cup Finals and who he could be joining in the NHL record books.

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How many Cups has Patrick Maroon won?

Maroon already has three Cups to his name.

2019 Blues

He lifted the Cup for the first time in 2019 when he was playing for his hometown Blues. St. Louis squared off against Boston in the 2019 Stanley Cup Final, taking the Bruins to seven games. The Blues scored two goals in the first period of Game 7, eventually going on to win 4-1 and earning the franchise its first Stanley Cup.

2020 Lightning

After finishing out his one-year contract with St. Louis, Maroon signed a one-year deal to go to Tampa Bay, who were looking to add more sandpaper to their lineup after getting upset in the first round by the Blue Jackets that season. The move paid off, as Maroon lifted the Cup for a second time when the Lightning defeated the Stars in six games.

2021 Lightning

Lightning GM Julien BriseBois re-signed Maroon in the offseason to a two-year deal, keeping him in Florida for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons. The “Big Rig” came through again, as he helped the Lightning to the club’s second consecutive Stanley Cup win last season.

Now, he has a chance to be a part of his fourth championship-winning team if Tampa Bay can take down Colorado.

Patrick Maroon Stanley Cup Final stats

Pat Maroon Stanley Cup Final Stats
GP G A PTS + / – PIM Hits
18 1 2 3 -5 30 25

Maroon is by no means an offensive dynamo. His role is a guy that finishes every check and is hard on the forecheck. And of course, on occasion, ruffle some feathers.

In 18 career Stanley Cup Final games, Maroon has three points, with two assists and a goal. Both of his assists came in the 2020 Final against the Stars and his lone goal came last season against the Canadiens in Game 4.

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NHL players to win four Stanley Cups in a row

If Maroon were to win a fourth Stanley Cup in a row, he would join a list of some of the NHL’s greats.

There have been 44 players to win at least four Cups in a row. A majority of those players belong to the Canadiens and Islanders dynasties that each won four consecutive titles.

Here is a look at all the players to have won exactly four Stanley Cups in a row, (does not include those who won more than four in a row).

PLAYER TEAM CUPS WON IN A ROW TOTAL CUPS
Eddie Gerard Ottawa Senators / Toronto St. Patricks 4 (1920, 1921, 1922, 1923) 4
Phil Goyette Montreal Canadiens 4 (1957, 1958, 1959, 1960) 4
Andre Pronovost Montreal Canadiens 4 (1957, 1958, 1959, 1960) 4
From McDonald Montreal Canadiens / Chicago Blackhawks 4 (1958, 1959, 1960, 1961) 4
Ed Litzenberger Chicago Blackhawks / Toronto Maple Leafs 4 (1961, 1962, 1963, 1964) 4
Yvan Cournoyer Montreal Canadiens 4 (1976, 1977, 1978, 1979) 10
Jacques Lemaire Montreal Canadiens 4 (1976, 1977, 1978, 1979) 8
Serge Savard Montreal Canadiens 4 (1976, 1977, 1978, 1979) 8
Guy Lapointe Montreal Canadiens 4 (1976, 1977, 1978, 1979) 6
Guy Lafleur Montreal Canadiens 4 (1976, 1977, 1978, 1979) 5
Larry Robinson Montreal Canadiens 4 (1976, 1977, 1978, 1979) 6
Steve Shutt Montreal Canadiens 4 (1976, 1977, 1978, 1979) 5
Rick Chartraw Montreal Canadiens 4 (1976, 1977, 1978, 1979) 4
Bob Gainey Montreal Canadiens 4 (1976, 1977, 1978, 1979) 5
Doug Jarvis Montreal Canadiens 4 (1976, 1977, 1978, 1979) 4
Yvon Lambert Montreal Canadiens 4 (1976, 1977, 1978, 1979) 4
Doug Risebrough Montreal Canadiens 4 (1976, 1977, 1978, 1979) 4
Mario Tremblay Montreal Canadiens 4 (1976, 1977, 1978, 1979) 5
Mike Bossy New York Islanders 4 (1980, 1981, 1982, 1983) 4
Bob Bourne New York Islanders 4 (1980, 1981, 1982, 1983) 4
Clarke Gillies New York Islanders 4 (1980, 1981, 1982, 1983) 4
Butch Goring New York Islanders 4 (1980, 1981, 1982, 1983) 4
Anders Kallur New York Islanders 4 (1980, 1981, 1982, 1983) 4
Gord Lane New York Islanders 4 (1980, 1981, 1982, 1983) 4
Dave Langevin New York Islanders 4 (1980, 1981, 1982, 1983) 4
Wayne Merrick New York Islanders 4 (1980, 1981, 1982, 1983) 4
Ken Morrow New York Islanders 4 (1980, 1981, 1982, 1983) 4
Bob Nystrom New York Islanders 4 (1980, 1981, 1982, 1983) 4
Stefan Persson New York Islanders 4 (1980, 1981, 1982, 1983) 4
Denis Potvin New York Islanders 4 (1980, 1981, 1982, 1983) 4
Duane Sutter New York Islanders 4 (1980, 1981, 1982, 1983) 4
John Tonelli New York Islanders 4 (1980, 1981, 1982, 1983) 4
Bryan Trottier New York Islanders 4 (1980, 1981, 1982, 1983) 6

NHL players to win five Stanley Cups in a row

The most Stanley Cups a player has won in a row is five and there are 11 players that are on that list.

All 11 were members of the Canadiens dynasty of the 1950s. Montreal became the first and only NHL team to win five Cups in a row, being crowned champions in 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959 and 1960.

Here is a look at those players who won five Stanley Cups in a row.

PLAYER TEAM CUPS WON IN A ROW TOTAL CUPS
Henri Richard Montreal Canadiens 5 (1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960) 11
Jean Beliveau Montreal Canadiens 5 (1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960) 10
Claude Provost Montreal Canadiens 5 (1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960) 9
Maurice Richard Montreal Canadiens 5 (1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960) 8
Jean-Guy Talbot Montreal Canadiens 5 (1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960) 7
Bernie Geoffrion Montreal Canadiens 5 (1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960) 6
Doug Harvey Montreal Canadiens 5 (1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960) 6
Tom Johnson Montreal Canadiens 5 (1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960) 6
Dickie Moore Montreal Canadiens 5 (1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960) 6
Donnie Marshall Montreal Canadiens 5 (1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960) 6
Bob Turner Montreal Canadiens 5 (1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960) 6

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