Top 10 Hockey Players That Never Won the Stanley Cup

Hoisting the Stanley Cup is the pinnacle of achievement in the National Hockey League (NHL), the climax of a season's blood, sweat, and tears. But imagine, if you will, being one of the most talented players in the league, but never having the honor of seeing your name engraved on the sterling silver of that coveted trophy. Sounds unimaginable, right?

Yet, there are numerous incredible players in NHL history who, despite their remarkable skills and numerous personal accolades, never got to lift the Stanley Cup. These talented athletes have amassed impressive records, left spectators speechless with their on-ice heroics, and have even etched their names in the annals of NHL history. But alas, the ultimate team accolade - the Stanley Cup - remained elusive during their careers.
The Top Ten
1 Mike Gartner

He played for the Washington Capitals during the prime of his career, ENOUGH SAID. In spite of the fact the he played with the Caps during his campaigns, he still managed to compile over 700 goals!

Another depressing Cap fallen short of Lord stanley..

2 Mats Sundin
3 Marcel Dionne

Wayne Gretzky has the most 100 point seasons with 15, Lemieux is second with 10, third place? Dionne! He's one of the absolute greatest players ever, period, yet he doesn't get the recognition he deserves because he didn't win a cup. However, on a list of the greatest players who never won the cup, he should be number 1 hands down.

Played between Dave Taylor and Charlie Simmer for a good portion of his career, at a time when the fans at the Los Angeles Forum were sort of indifferent to the Kings and ice hockey in general. Because of Dionne's passing Charlie Simmer recorded 56 goals in 1979-80 and the same total in 1980-81.

4 Jarome Iginla Jarome Arthur-Leigh Adekunle Tig Junior Elvis "Iggy" Iginla is a Canadian former professional ice hockey winger.

I feel so bad for Jarome Iginla because he's 40 and he doesn't want to retire because he wants the Stanley cup. And nobody hasn't sign him all year and this fall maybe he won't get sign too.

5 Pavel Bure
6 Peter Stastny

One of the most prolific scorer's of the early 1980's, Stastny was unfortunate to have landed in Quebec at a time when his brothers Marian and Anton were his line mates and the only other scoring help came from Real Cloutier and Michael Goulet.

7 Adam Oates

Arguably the greatest passer of his era, with Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux being the only other players in the discussion. Oates was the reason for Brett Hull's remarkable 1990-91 campaign when he registered 86 goals. Maybe, if Detroit wouldn't have dealt him in the infamous Bernie Federko trade he could have won a few with the Red Wings in the 1990's.

Oates. What else to be said. Plus he plays on the caps so no Stanley Cup #TheSadLifeOfACapsFan

8 Gilbert Perreault

The catalyst and center piece of Buffalo's "French Connection", Perreault never really received the adulation that a player of his caliber truly deserved!

9 Henrik Lundqvist Henrik Lundqvist is a Swedish professional ice hockey goaltender for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League.
10 Phil Housley

Great skating defenseman in the era that belonged to Paul Coffey and Ray Bourque. It's probably hard not to feel like you're overshadowed when you played defense in the 1980's with the aforementioned Coffey and Bourque as well as the likes of Al MacInnis and Larry Murphy.

He's a great offensive d-man and should've gotten into the hall years ago

The Contenders
11 Jeremy Roenick

IT was a menace with a bad attitude. But could puck with the best

12 Mikko Koivu
13 Dino Ciccarelli

Traded by the Red Wings to the Tampa Bay Lightning in 1996, and they go on to win the 1996-97 Stanley Cup in a sweep of the Flyers.

14 Darryl Sittler

Still Holds the record for most points in a single game with ten, if that's any consolation?

15 Norm Ullman

Anyone who can say that they played on a line with Gordie Howe can say that they were fortunate to have done so, the downside for Ullman was that he played in Detroit in the 1960's when championships were a memory.

16 John Scott

Glad he won MVP at the NHL all-star game though.

17 Ryan Smyth
18 Curtis Joseph

Fourth most wins in NHL history. He consistently stepped up his game in the playoffs, often dragging horrible teams to the next round.

19 Dale Hawerchuk
20 Henrik Sedin
21 Shane Doan

Even though he had plenty of chances to move to a contending team he was loyal to the Coyotes. He's the highest scoring Yote of all time and at one point was one of the most skilled in the NHL.

22 Daniel Alfredsson

He's one of the best players to have ever existed in modern NHL. He's also the one who helped the Ottawa Senators boom into what they are today

23 Vesa Toskala
24 Michel Goulet

You can only score 50 goals so many times from the left side of center and come up empty in the championship depatrment year after years. Goulet had his chance though, when he played with Roenick, Chelios, and Larmer in the1992 Stanley Cup Finals.

25 Ben Bishop
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