Veterans in search of 1st cup

Des vétérans en quête d’une 1re coupe

After a very long wait, several veterans of the NHL are older than 35 years will raise the Stanley Cup for the first time in their career.

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Patrick Marleau 42 years / Penguins

At 42 years old, Marleau is the oldest player on this list. It is also the one who has the most experience in the series with 191 games played. In 2019-2020, the winger tries his luck with the Pittsburgh Penguins, he was traded by the San Jose Sharks at the trade deadline.

Henrik Lundqvist 38 years / Rangers

The goalkeeper of sweden has reached the final of the Stanley Cup finals once and the finals of the association on two occasions. But in the last few years, the New York Rangers have not had a lot of success. The unique formula of the playoffs allows Lundqvist to have another chance, but will he be the starter of his team ?

Andy Greene’s 37 years / Islanders

After spending his entire career with the Devils, Greene has been traded to the New York Islanders in February. The defender is hoping probably that his new team is in better shape than before the break, she who had lost his last six duels.

Ilya Kovalchuk 37 years / Capitals

When the Canadian sent Kovalchuk to the Washington Capitals, he does not consider himself to be in the playoffs. Finally, the two teams will have the opportunity to win the cup. You can bet, however, that the Russian would prefer his chances with the ” Caps “.

Jason Spezza 37 years / Maple Leafs

In 17 seasons in the NHL, Spezza has participated in the series 11 times. It has never reached the final and took the first round four times. He will try to remedy this situation in his first season with the Toronto Maple Leafs, who have not won the cup since 1967.

Mark Giordano 36 years / Flames

The captain of the Calgary Flames has not had many opportunities of putting the hand on the cup. Giordano has played in only 13 meetings in the series. In comparison, he skated in 893 games of the regular season.


Special Mentions

Mike Smith (age 38, Oilers) / Dan Hamhuis (age 37, Predators) / Mikko Koivu (37 years, Wild) / Pekka Rinne (37 years, Predators)

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