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Posted On Wednesday, 07.23.2014 / 10:12 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2014 Summer with Stanley blog

Thanks to Blake, Stevens shares Cup with mom

Thanks to Rob Blake, John Stevens got to share another day with the Stanley Cup with his mother.

Blake, the Los Angeles Kings assistant general manager, allowed assistant coach Stevens to spend part of his day Wednesday with the Cup at Norview Lodge in Simcoe, Ontario, where Stevens' mom, Audrey, is a resident.

"For Audrey Stevens, it's an incredibly proud moment for her to have her son bring it here," Valerie Holland, program and volunteer supervisor at Norview, told the Simcoe Reformer. "It's created quite a buzz among the residents."

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Posted On Tuesday, 07.22.2014 / 9:49 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2014 Summer with Stanley blog

Emerson celebrates Kings' development success

Nelson Emerson celebrated with the Stanley Cup in his hometown of Waterford, Ontario, on Tuesday, having watched his hard work pay off with a second championship in three seasons.

Emerson has been part of the Los Angeles Kings player development department for six seasons, helping select and nurture many of the young players who have contributed to the success.

"I get to follow [them] from 18 when they're drafted and watch them grow, to watch them follow their dream and get the Cup," the 46-year-old told the Simcoe Reformer. "You feel part of it."

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Posted On Monday, 07.21.2014 / 8:50 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2014 Summer with Stanley blog

Kings' Murray enjoys quiet day with Stanley Cup

The Stanley Cup made a visit to the Maritimes on Monday as development consultant Glen Murray got his day with the trophy in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.

It was a low-key day for Murray, who celebrated the arrival of the Cup with a gathering at his home.

"We had a nice, quiet day back at the cottage," Murray said in a video published on SouthShoreNow.ca. "A few people, some family and friends. Sit and stare at it."

The only public appearance for the Cup was at the Best Western Plus Hotel and Convention Centre in Bridgewater, where fans were able to take pictures with it.

"A lot of hockey fans, a lot of people know what the Cup is," Murray said. "It's great. It's awesome. ... I'm lucky to bring it here today."

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Posted On Sunday, 07.20.2014 / 5:45 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2014 Summer with Stanley blog

Kings' Pearson brings Cup home to Kitchener

Los Angeles Kings forward Tanner Pearson grew up playing minor-league hockey in Kitchener, Ontario. He returned there as a champion Sunday when he brought the Stanley Cup to Civic Square in front of Kitchener City Hall before an estimated crowd of nearly 2,000 people, according to the Waterloo Region Record.

Fans lined up to have their photo taken with the Cup, meet Pearson, and play interactive games presented by Kitchener Minor Hockey and the Kitchener Rangers with donations being collected to benefit the Ronald McDonald House in Hamilton, Ontario.

"It was a dream come true," Pearson told the Record. "It's an honor to be able to bring it back. It's pretty special to celebrate it with the people that you grew up with. It's a great turnout."

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Posted On Saturday, 07.19.2014 / 9:45 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2014 Summer with Stanley blog

Kings' Williams honored with parade in hometown

One day after bringing the Stanley Cup to his offseason home in Ventnor, N.J., Justin Williams took the Stanley Cup home.

The Los Angeles Kings right wing, who won the Cup for the third time in his career when the Kings beat the New York Rangers in five games last month, was honored with a parade in his native Cobourg, Ontario on Saturday.

Williams was greeted by hundreds of fans who were hoping to catch a glimpse of their hometown hero with the Cup. Williams also had the Conn Smythe Trophy with him; he was named most valuable player of the Stanley Cup Playoffs after scoring nine goals and 16 assists in 26 games. He also brought the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl, which is awarded to the Western Conference champion.

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Posted On Friday, 07.18.2014 / 5:39 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2014 Summer with Stanley blog

Williams gets key to city with Cup, Conn Smythe

Los Angeles Kings forward Justin Williams brought the Stanley Cup back to Ventnor, N.J., on Friday, and this time he had the Conn Smythe Trophy with him.

Williams, MVP of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs, also received a key to the city from Mayor Michael Bagnell.

"I wonder what it opens," Williams said, according to ShoreNewsToday.com. "I absolutely love being here and don't plan on leaving Ventnor anytime soon."

Williams took the Cup to his offseason home at the Jersey Shore in 2012, after bringing the trophy to his hometown of Colbourg, Ontario in 2006, when he won it with the Carolina Hurricanes.

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Posted On Tuesday, 07.15.2014 / 11:15 AM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2014 Summer with Stanley blog

Voynov lets Stanley Cup decide his new car

After winning a second Stanley Cup championship in three seasons, Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov was back in his native town of Chelyabinsk, Russia. On Tuesday he had an old friend with him.

Voynov, 24, spent the day sharing the sport's most prestigious trophy with his hometown friends and family. In the morning, he arrived with the Cup at the office of Boris Dubrobsky, who is the acting governor of Chelyabinsk.

From there Voynov and the Cup decided to go shopping. For a Ferrari.

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Posted On Sunday, 07.13.2014 / 4:57 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2014 Summer with Stanley blog

Kings' Kopitar returns to Slovenia a champion again

Los Angeles Kings forward Anze Kopitar and his dog, Gustl, created a new meaning to the expression "breakfast of champions."

Kopitar's choice of cuisine was cereal eaten out of the Stanley Cup, with Gustl enjoying a treat of his own in a miniaturized version of hockey's greatest prize.

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Posted On Friday, 07.11.2014 / 2:04 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2014 Summer with Stanley blog

Kings' Gaborik brings Cup back to Trencin

In what is starting to seem like an annual occurrence, the Stanley Cup touched down to spend the day in Trencin, Slovakia on Friday.

With Los Angeles Kings forward Marian Gaborik escorting the Cup around town, it marked the fifth time in seven years that the most storied trophy in sports has visited the western Slovakian city of about 60,000 residents.

The Cup was first brought to Trencin after Tomas Kopecky won it as a member of the Detroit Red Wings in 2008. Kopecky was joined in 2010 by Marian Hossa when they won the Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks. Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara escorted the Cup to the town after winning his championship in 2011.

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Posted On Wednesday, 07.09.2014 / 12:23 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2014 Summer with Stanley blog

Kings scout Andersson enjoys day with Cup

It didn't take long for Los Angeles Kings European amateur scout Niklas Andersson to get a day with the Stanley Cup. Slightly more than 13 months after being hired by the Kings, Andersson brought the Stanley Cup to Sweden to enjoy his day with the most iconic trophy in sports.

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