PENGUINS DONATE 2017 STANLEY CUP RING
TORONTO (November 29, 2017) – Hockey Hall of Fame Vice President, Resource Centre and Curator Phil Pritchard added a 2017 Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup ring to the Stanley Cup Championship display today at the Hockey Hall of Fame.
The championship ring, donated by the Pittsburgh Penguins organization, is featured in a special display celebrating the current and past Stanley Cup champions. The ring celebrates the organization’s fifth Stanley Cup win (1991, 1992, 2009, 2016 and 2017).
"The Penguins are thrilled to present the Hockey Hall of Fame with a 2017 Stanley Cup ring,” said Jim Rutherford, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Pittsburgh Penguins. "We’re honoured to be a part of such a unique collection of championship history."
The distinctive ring is hand crafted and features over 200 diamonds, including 10 yellow diamonds that make up the background of the Penguins logo atop the ring. Each player has his name and number and the phrase "Back 2 Back" with two Stanley Cups on the left side of the ring.
The defining part of the ring, however, is the number 5, which replaces the eye of the Penguins logo as a nod to their five Stanley Cup championships.
"We are very grateful to the Penguins organization," said Pritchard. "The 2017 Championship ring makes a great addition to the Stanley Cup Championship display. Our guests, who visit us from not only Pittsburgh, but from around the world, will be thrilled to be able to view it."
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Established in 1943, the Hockey Hall of Fame’s ("HHOF") mandate is to recognize and honour the achievements of players, builders and officials who bring special distinction to the game of hockey, and to collect, preserve, research and exhibit objects, images and resource materials connected with the game as it is played in Canada and throughout the world. As a non-profit corporation and a registered charity under the Income Tax Act, HHOF owns and operates a museum and place of entertainment offering state-of-the-art exhibits, multimedia presentations and educational programming from its premises at Brookfield Place, Toronto, Canada.
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