2008 – Detroit Red Wings

This was Detroit’s 23rd appearance in the championship series, and its first since winning the Cup in 2002. This was Detroit’s 11th Stanley Cup title and was also the first Cup Final between two United States-based NHL teams since 2003. This was also Pittsburgh’s third appearance in the Stanley Cup Final, and its first since winning consecutive championships in 1991 and 1992.

The 2008 Stanley Cup Final marked the first time that the Detroit Red Wings and the Pittsburgh Penguins have met in postseason play. The Red Wings and Penguins did not play each other during the 2007–08 regular season.

2008 Stanley Cup ring - Detroit Red Wings

ROSTER
Centers Wingers Defensemen
  • 26 Jiri Hudler
  • 33 Kris Draper (A. Capt)
  • 40 Henrik Zetterberg (A. Capt.)
  • 43 Darren Helm
  • 51 Valtteri Filppula
  • 44 Mark Hartigan
  • 42 Mattias Ritola
  • 11 Dan Cleary
  • 13 Pavel Datsyuk (A. Capt.)
  • 17 Dallas Drake
  • 18 Kirk Maltby
  • 25 Darren McCarty
  • 20 Aaron Downey
  • 37 Mikael Samuelsson
  • 82 Tomas Kopecky
  • 93 Johan Franzen
  • 96 Tomas Holmstrom
  • 8 Justin Abdelkader
  • 5 Nicklas Lidstrom (Captain)
  • 3 Andreas Lilja
  • 14 Derek Meech
  • 22 Brett Lebda
  • 23 Brad Stuart
  • 24 Chris Chelios
  • 28 Brian Rafalski
  • 55 Niklas Kronwall
  • 4 Kyle Quincey
  • 36 Garrett Stafford
  • 52 Jonathan Ericsson
Goaltenders
  • 30 Chris Osgood
  • 39 Dominik Hasek
  • 35 Jimmy Howard
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