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Pittsburgh Penguins 2016 Stanley Cup is engraved!

A look at the Stanley Cup now that the names of the 2016 champion Pittsburgh Penguins are all on there

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Stanley Cup has been engraved with the 2016 names of those in the Pittsburgh Penguins organization! The news seems to have been broken by, who else but Phil Kessel with a post on instagram earlier this morning that's the first place we've seen the newest etching.


This answers the question that we mentioned the day after the Cup win about which players would and would not make the cut. The Penguins had 22 players that either appeared in 41 regular season games or 1 Stanley Cup Final game, triggering automatic inclusion. They successfully petitioned for two others, backup goalie (and Game 1 hero of the first round) Jeff Zatkoff as well as injured/retired player Pascal Dupuis to be on the Cup.

The Pens used all their other spots on organizational members from owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle to the team doctor Dr. Vyes to equipment managers Dana Heinze and his staff and even the video coach (who made a crucial challenge decision for them in Game 7) in Andy Saucier. It takes a whole organization to win the Cup and now the Pens are on there for history's sake.