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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."

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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 Thursday, 07.17.2014 / 5:50 PM

By Adam Kimelman -  NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor /NHL.com - 2014 Summer with Stanley blog

Kings assistant Stevens brings Cup to Jersey Shore

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- When Los Angeles Kings assistant coach John Stevens had his day with the Stanley Cup in 2012, he took it home to Ontario. Thursday, he brought it to his other home near the beaches of New Jersey, where he spent almost two decades as a player and coach in the Philadelphia Flyers organization

"I was here for 18 years," Stevens said. "My kids grew up here. We have a home in Sea Isle [City]. We won last time in 2012, we wanted to take it home to my family. It meant a lot to them to see it. I thought if we were ever fortunate enough to win it again we'd bring it here because the kids grew up here. So many friends here that we've known for so many years, we'd love the opportunity to share it with them. That's what we're doing. It means a lot."

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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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Posted On Sunday, 07.06.2014 / 7:12 PM

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

Kings' Quick brings Cup back to Hamden

A small town in Connecticut was the place to be Sunday afternoon.

Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick was back in his hometown of Hamden, Conn., celebrating his second Stanley Cup championship in three seasons. He was met by roughly 2,000 people at Joe Bruno Stadium, where Quick provided fans a chance to see the Cup during a two-hour meet-and-greet session.

Proceeds collected at the event were donated to the education fund for the children of Jason Pagni, a friend of Quick's who died in a car accident in January. Pagni was also a youth coach in the area.


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Posted On Saturday, 07.05.2014 / 10:42 PM

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

Kings more comfortable planning travels for Cup

The Los Angeles Kings have mapped out a Summer with Stanley for the second time in two years. This time, it got off to an interesting start.

According to a detailed account on the Kings website, assistant general manager Rob Blake, a member of the planning team, took a phone call that could have been part of the extensive scheduling.

Instead, it was to tell him he had been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

"A smile on his face, Blake takes the call and excuses himself for several minutes, though he ultimately returns to help with the planning," the story by Jon Rosen said.


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Posted On Saturday, 07.05.2014 / 9:28 PM

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

Brown right at home at rink with Stanley Cup

Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown spent much of his childhood at Cass Park Rink in Ithaca, N.Y. He thought the Stanley Cup should spend some time there too.

"I remember being down here at 6 in the morning on Mondays and Wednesdays, from the time I was 7 till about 14," Brown told USA Today. "I made a lot of memories in this building, and I thought this would be a pretty cool place to have it."

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Posted On Wednesday, 07.02.2014 / 10:40 PM

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

Busy holiday weekend for Stanley Cup

Los Angeles Kings forward Tyler Toffoli spent his day with the Stanley Cup on Wednesday in Ontario.

It included a stop where the Cup was filled with scoops of ice cream.

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Posted On Tuesday, 07.01.2014 / 11:29 AM

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

Kings staffers McDonough, Fugere split day with Cup

With Los Angeles Kings players and coaches each entitled to a day with the Stanley Cup after winning their second championship in three seasons, certain team staff members will get half a day with the most iconic trophy in sports. That was the case on Monday, when Kings scout Denis Fugere and Hubie McDonough, director of hockey operations for Los Angeles' American Hockey League affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, split the day with the Cup.

The day started with McDonough bringing the Stanley Cup to Manchester, N.H. The morning was highlighted by an appearance with the Cup at nearby Saint Anselm College, where McDonagh starred as a player for four seasons before going on to play 195 NHL games with the Kings, New York Islanders and San Jose Sharks.

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Posted On Sunday, 06.22.2014 / 1:20 PM

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

Stanley Cup pays visit to Angels game

Fans attending the baseball game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on Saturday enjoyed an unexpected treat before the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hosted the Texas Rangers in a West Division matchup. The Stanley Cup was the guest of honor at the weekend contest, which the Angels won 3-2 in the 10th inning.

The Cup paid a visit to the stadium before the first pitch was tossed, with a number of Angels players and management taking a moment to pay their respects to the trophy, which was hoisted by the neighboring Los Angeles Kings on June 13.

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Posted On Saturday, 06.21.2014 / 6:19 PM

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

Kings enjoy night with Stanley Cup in Las Vegas

The Stanley Cup will have a prominent role when the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas hosts the 2014 NHL Awards on Tuesday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC).

Before being taken to the red carpet, the Cup enjoyed an eventful start to the weekend, thanks in large part to some members of the Los Angeles Kings.

A number of Kings, including Drew Doughty, Alec Martinez, Jarret Stoll, Jake Muzzin, Tanner Pearson and Trevor Lewis, escorted the Cup to some of Las Vegas' foremost hotspots Friday night, seen through social media.

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Posted On Wednesday, 06.18.2014 / 10:14 PM

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

Kings' celebration continues in nearby beach towns

Five days after the Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup for the second time in three seasons, they continued celebrating Wednesday with their fans in beach towns surrounding the city.

Thousands gathered in the streets of Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach to cheer on the Kings, who defeated the New York Rangers in five games in the Stanley Cup Final, which culminated with Alec Martinez's double-overtime goal Friday at Staples Center.

"It was really important for us to bring the Stanley Cup down here to the South Bay because we feel like we're part of the community," forward Justin Williams told the Los Angeles Daily News. "This certainly makes us feel welcome."

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Posted On Wednesday, 06.18.2014 / 5:02 PM

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

Kings visit Dodger Stadium with Stanley Cup

Several Los Angeles Kings visited Dodger Stadium with the Stanley Cup on Tuesday when the Dodgers hosted the Colorado Rockies.

The Kings won the Stanley Cup for the second time in three seasons Friday with a 3-2 double-overtime victory in Game 5 of the Final against the New York Rangers.

Defensemen Drew Doughty and Willie Mitchell, and forwards Jeff Carter, Jarret Stoll and Justin Williams, who won the Conn Smythe Trophy as most valuable player of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs, were among the Kings to take the Cup to Dodger Stadium.

The Kings took batting practice during their visit.

"These guys have got pretty good strokes, actually," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly told cbsla.com. "And they're actually really athletic, especially with the ball down. I guess it's a little bit like that slap shot, right?"

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