Athletes live for their sports, and many of them are much more concerned with sports awards and cup trophies in San Jose and Santa Clara than they are with fame or money. Each sport has a few of its own awards that acknowledge teams or individuals for their collective or personal success on the field, court, or ice. Watch this video for some of the most prestigious trophies in sports.
Every hockey fan should have 3 trophies on their radar: The Conn Smythe, the Stanley Cup, and Olympic Gold. The Conn Smythe Trophy, named after the legendary Maple Leafs player, goes to the individual deemed most valuable to his team during the NHL playoffs. The Stanley Cup has been awarded since 1893, to the team that wins the NHL playoffs. The current Olympic tournament is just a year younger, and Olympic Gold is the epitome of an iconic sports trophy.