NHL champions only get to keep the Stanley Cup—arguably the most iconic trophy in all of sports— for one year. As a perk, each individual player on the team has the privilege of spending one day with the Cup, a symbol of all that player's hard work and dedication to his sport. Typically, on their day with the Cup, players bring Lord Stanley's trophy back to their hometown and immerse it in some of their own culture. Dating back to 1905, the Cup has endured both some fantastic and traumatic experiences.
The 2015 Stanley Cup Finals presented a strange historical fluke: It featured eighteen players that had previously won a Stanley Cup (seventeen of which were Blackhawks.) As a result, in the 2015 Cup final, almost half players (and some coaches and managers) had some type of special Cup story. In this list, we count down the strangest, most hilarious, ways those players have spent their day with the Cup.