The Tampa Bay Lightning won their second-straight Stanley Cup after shutting out Montreal 1-0 on Wednesday night. The Lightning didn’t have any former Notre Dame players on their squad each of the last two seasons but six different former Fighting Irish players have had their names etched on the Stanley Cup over the years.
Who are they and who did they win the greatest trophy in sports with?
Here they are:
Bill Nyrop Defenseman Montreal Canadiens: 1976, 1977, 1978
Nyrop is the only former Notre Dame player to have won three Stanley Cups as the defenseman helped the Canadiens win three-straight titles from 1976-78.
Don Jackson Defenseman Edmonton Oilers: 1984, 1985
Notre Dame was represented by Jackson in the early days of the Oilers dynasty as the defenseman helped them to a pair of Stanley Cup championships.
Brett Lebda Defenseman Detroit Red Wings: 2008
Lebda became the first former Notre Dame player to win a Stanley Cup in 23 years as he tallied three assists for the Detroit Red Wings during their 2008 Stanley Cup run.
Mark Eaton Defenseman Pittsburgh Penguins: 2009
Eaton tallied four goals and three assists in helping the Penguins win the Stanley Cup in 2009, besting the Detroit Red Wings in seven games in the final.
Bryan Rust Right Wing Pittsburgh Penguins: 2016, 2017
Rust helped the Penguins to back-to-back Stanley Cup championships as he combined to score 13 goals between the 2016 and 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs.
Ian Cole Defenseman Pittsburgh Penguins: 2016, 2017
Cole tallied 11 assists and one goal during the Pittsburgh Penguins title runs of 2016 and 2017.