Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 19/7/2013 (1239 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
For the second time in four years, Winnipeg hockey star and Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews has brought the Stanley Cup to his hometown. It was on public display on Friday. Here's a tale of the (hockey) tape for the most prized trophy in professional sports.
89.54: Height in centimetres
17: Weight in kilograms
1,287,475: The number of kilometres it has travelled since the 2000-01 season, including trips to Russia, the Czech Republic, Sweden, Finland, Japan, Austria, Germany, Italy, England, Belarus, Ukraine, Belgium, Afghanistan, Dubai, France, the Bahamas and the Arctic Circle. Notable stops include Kandahar, the Kremlin, NATO headquarters and the Eiffel Tower.
6,000 Number of Lego blocks used to create a replica. Only two were made, including one as a gift for NHL commissioner Gary Bettman.
0: Number of times "Stanley Cup" appears on the trophy.
1907: The first year players' names -- the Montreal Wanderers -- were engraved on the Cup. It didn't become an annual tradition until 1924.
4: There have only been four engravers since 1907 -- all from the same family: Carl Peterson, Arno Peterson, Doug Boffey and Louise St. Jacques.
11: Number of times Montreal Canadiens legend Henri Richard's name is engraved, the most of any player.
2,865: Number of names engraved by the end of 2009-10 season.
4: Number of different ways Montreal goalie Jacques Plante's name is spelled during a five-year Cup run between 1956-1960.
24: Number of pairs of white gloves the keeper of the Cup goes through in a season.
1996: The first year a misspelling was corrected -- Adam Deadmarsh of the Colorado Avalanche was spelled Deadmarch. There are numerous misspellings that never have been fixed.
16: Number of Xs that cover Basil Pocklington's name. Oilers owner Peter Pocklington included the name of his father, who was unaffiliated with the team, with the 1983-84 champions. The NHL ordered the name removed.
-- source: Hockey Hall of Fame