On this day in 2001, Hall of Fame defenceman Ray Bourque capped his career by lifting the Stanley Cup after the Colorado Avalanche defeated the New Jersey Devils 3-1 in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Bourque, 40, had to wait 22 seasons and 1,826 games to finally win hockey’s ultimate prize. No other player who’s won the Stanley Cup has had to wait longer.

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