Browse all ranges of NHL Stanley Cup Championship Rings and Order your customized rings. Beginning with the 1926-27 season, the Stanley Cup has been awarded to the NHL's playoff champion. The Stanley Cup Finals in ice hockey, which is the National Hockey League (NHL)'s championship series to determine the winner of the Stanley Cup, North America's oldest professional sports trophy. The Stanley Cup is a trophy awarded annually to the playoff champion club of the National Hockey League (NHL) ice hockey league. It was donated by the Governor General of Canada Lord Stanley of Preston in 1892, and is the oldest professional sports trophy in North America. Check out Full coverage of the NHL Stanley Cup Championship Rings and order your own custom championship ring.