As the Tampa Bay Lightning captured the Stanley Cup with a victory over the Dallas Stars Monday night, Kevin Shattenkirk became the latest Connecticut native to win an NHL title.
Shattenkirk was born in Greenwich and raised in New Rochelle, N.Y., but played in the Mid-Fairfield program and at Brunswick. The 10-year veteran played for Colorado, St. Louis, Washington, and the Rangers before joining the Lightning this season.
On Monday, he became the eighth player from Connecticut to win the Stanley Cup since Cheshire’s Brian Leetch not only led the New York Rangers to the 1994 title but also won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player in the playoffs.
A rundown of Connecticut’s Stanley Cup winners:
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Shattenkirk, Greenwich, 2019-20 Tampa Bay: 25 playoffs games, 3 goals, 10 assists
Nick Bonino, Farmington, 2015-16 Pittsburgh, 2016-17 Pittsburgh: 45 playoff games, 8 goals, 17 assists in 2015-16 and 2016-17 playoffs
Ron Hainsey, Bolton, 2016-17 Pittsburgh: 25 playoff games, 2 goals, 6 assists
Michael Paliotta, Westport, 2014-15 Chicago: 1 game in regular season, no playoff games
Jonathan Quick, Milford/Hamden, 2011-12 Los Angeles, 2013-14 Los Angeles: 2012 Conn Smythe winner, 1.95 goals against average in 2012, 2.07 GAA in 2014
Ryan Shannon, Darien, 2006-07Anaheim: 11 games playoff games played
Chris Drury, Trumbull, 2000-01 Colorado: 23 playoffs games, 11 goals, 5 assists
Brian Leetch, Cheshire, 1993-94 New York Rangers: 23 games, 11 goals, 23 assists. 1994 Conn Smythe winner
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