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Posted On Saturday, 08.02.2014 / 2:23 PM

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

Kings forward Richards brings Cup back to Kenora

Los Angeles Kings forward Mike Richards got to enjoy his second day with the Stanley Cup in the past three years Friday. As he did in 2012, he brought the most iconic trophy in sports to Kenora, Ontario for a quiet day on the lake.

Located about 124 miles east of Winnipeg in northwestern Ontario, Kenora saw hundreds of its citizens come out to again get up close with the Stanley Cup. Fans from around the region lined the streets as Richards led a modest parade through town.

"He's an amazing hockey player, he's from Kenora and he wins the Stanley Cup lots," young fan Mason Prefontaine told the Kenora Daily Miner and News.

Standing on the bed of a white pickup truck, Richards was driven alongside the Cup and the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl, which the Kings received after defeating the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference Final.

Posted On Wednesday, 07.30.2014 / 5:00 PM

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

Kings scout McEwen brings Cup to hometown

When the Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup for the first time in 2012, Brent McEwen, the team's amateur scout for Western Canada, brought the trophy to Saskatoon, the largest city in Saskatchewan. To celebrate the Kings' victory this June, McEwen brought the Cup to a much quainter location.

Wednesday, he hosted the Cup in Whitewood, Saskatchewan, his rural hometown of fewer than 1,000 people located in the southeastern region of the province. It was a far cry from Saskatoon, where McEwen worked for a decade at the University of Saskatchewan before becoming general manager of the Saskatoon Blades in the Western Hockey League.

"When I had it in Saskatoon, I had it at the university where I worked for a number of years. I thought if we ever won it again, I would really like to bring it back here when I grew up and my family still lives," McEwen told NHL.com. "It's really a great opportunity for people to get close to the Cup. That's what it's all about. Sharing it with people I grew up with in an area I grew up in. It's great."

Posted On Tuesday, 07.29.2014 / 7:57 PM

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

Kings scout Laird takes Cup home to Regina

Even though he is a professional scout for the Los Angeles Kings, Rob Laird spent his day with the Stanley Cup in a Western Hockey League town.

The Regina, Saskatchewan native took the Cup home Tuesday with the Regina Pats of the WHL playing a prominent role.

"It was natural for me to bring it to Regina this time," Laird told "The Morning Edition -- Saskatchewan" on CBC. "I have family here, and the Regina Pats have been gracious enough to host this event at the Wascana Country Club today."

Posted On Sunday, 07.27.2014 / 6:08 PM

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

Muzzin enjoys first chance to spend day with Cup

When Los Angeles Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin finally got his day with the Stanley Cup on Sunday, he made it truly memorable.

While this summer marked the second time in three years that several members of the Kings got to spend time with the Cup, Muzzin enjoyed his first day with the iconic trophy. The weekend started with defenseman Drew Doughty and forward Jeff Carter each spending time with the Cup in London, Ontario before Muzzin received it just down the road in Woodstock.

Posted On Friday, 07.25.2014 / 5:56 PM

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

Donnelly, Doughty get their days with Stanley Cup

The Stanley Cup's summertime trek across North America and Europe stopped in Michigan for a day before spending three days in western Ontario.

Former Kings player and current scout Mike Donnelly had his day with the Cup in suburban Detroit on Thursday. The Stanley Cup then traveled to Ontario to spend three straight days, starting with defenseman Drew Doughty in London on Friday.

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."

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."

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."

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."

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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