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Posted On Tuesday, 08.28.2012 / 12:03 PM

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

Drewiske's Cup win completes impressive run of titles

When Los Angeles Kings' center Mike Richards won the Stanley Cup, it marked the ultimate goal in a young career full of championships. Not to be outdone, teammate Davis Drewiske showed off some hardware of his own on Monday, when he enjoyed his day with the trophy.

Richards, who hosted the Cup in his hometown of Kenora, Ont., on Aug. 18, became the first player in hockey history to win a Memorial Cup, Calder Cup and Stanley Cup. But Drewiske had some of his own trophies waiting to meet the Stanley Cup on Monday.

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Posted On Monday, 08.27.2012 / 5:57 PM

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

Kings' Drewiske takes Stanley Cup to Jablonski

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Davis Drewiske spent part of his day with the Stanley Cup at the home of paralyzed Minnesota high school player Jack Jablonski.

According to KARE, Drewiske, a native of Wisconsin, picked up the trophy at the Twin Cities airport and took it to Jablonski, where he and his brother were photographed with the Cup.

"It was exciting to see him," Drewiske told WQOW. "That was one of the highlights of the day so far. He looks remarkably better than last time I saw him in February and March. His attitude is just so fantastic and his family's attitude -- they are just very positive and realistic at the same time. But he's made some great strides in his recovery this summer and it was inspiring to be around them this morning."

Jablonski was paralyzed after hitting the boards during a game last winter. He begins his junior year at Benilde-St. Margarets on Tuesday.

Last month, several NHL players attended a fundraiser for Jablonski at Xcel Energy Center, home of the Minnesota Wild.

Drewiske held a viewing party later in the day at his childhood rink in Hudson, Wis.

"It's very special," Drewiske said, according to the Eau Clare, Wis., TV station. "Obviously having the Cup is special, but even more special than that is having all these people here and people that have supported me and my family over the years. This is just a great place to grow up, a great community and really a great area of the country. We're really excited to do something to return the favor a little bit."

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Posted On Sunday, 08.26.2012 / 5:18 PM

By Tal Pinchevsky -  NHL.com Staff Writer /NHL.com - Summer with Stanley blog

Cup's Ontario odyssey ends with Richardson, McCauley

The journey through Ontario that started more than a week ago with Mike Richards in the westernmost part of the province ended today with former Kings' player and current team scout Alyn McCauley.

Following two days in London with Los Angeles teammates Drew Doughty and Jeff Carter, the Stanley Cup swung over to Eastern Ontario on Saturday for a day with Kings center Brad Richardson in Belleville. The following day in Gananoque with McCauley marked the end of a nine-day journey through the province for the Cup in which it was hosted by seven players before joining the Kings' scout.

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Posted On Friday, 08.24.2012 / 3:36 PM

By Dave Lozo -  NHL.com Staff Writer /NHL.com - Summer with Stanley blog

No shortage of photographic moments

LONDON, Ontario -- After a sleepy morning at his parents' home, Los Angeles Kings forward Jeff Carter brought the Stanley Cup out for a brief tour of the city after making a public appearance Thursday.

About 100 employees at EllisDon, where Jeff's mom Sue works, lined up for pictures with Jeff and the Cup on a sweltering hot day. The Clarence Campbell Bowl was also on hand for the festivities.

The only other public stop before a private party at an uncle's house was Stronach Arena, where Carter played his first hockey as a 7-year-old. The ice was replaced with a sport court for summertime ball hockey, so the Cup was set at "centre ice" for some fun pictures.

Carter posed for shots in almost every jersey he's ever worn -- including one he wore when he was 7 that wasn't as ill-fitting as you'd think. Some children passing by saw the Cup and got some unexpected shots with it too.

Check back later for the full story of the day.

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Posted On Friday, 08.24.2012 / 9:52 AM

By Dave Lozo -  NHL.com Staff Writer /NHL.com - Summer with Stanley blog

Cup continues London trip as Carter takes control

LONDON, Ont. -- The handoff of the Stanley Cup between London boys and Los Angeles Kings teamates Drew Doughty and Jeff Carter took place at about 8:30 a.m. this morning, with the Hall of Fame's Mike Bolt driving the Cup across town to Carter's parents' house.

Carter has nothing public planned with the Cup today. He and Doughty shared the spotlight Thursday at a ceremony at City Hall and John Labatt Center, home of the London Knights.

Friends, family and Carter's billet family from his time at Sault Ste. Marie in the OHL are enjoying a quiet party in the back yard. The Cup will make a trip to the workplace of Jeff's mom, Sue, and make another trip the home of Jeff's uncle for a private get together.

There will also be a stop at Stronach Arena, where Jeff played as kid.

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Posted On Thursday, 08.23.2012 / 3:15 PM

By Dave Lozo -  NHL.com Staff Writer /NHL.com - Summer with Stanley blog

Doughty takes Cup for a trip down memory lane

LONDON, Ont. -- The final leg of Drew Doughty's tour took him to his parents home on the other side of town and was a walk down memory lane.

Doughty hopped into his old bed with the Cup. He posed for photos in the bed that features a Los Angeles Kings pillow case and sits next to a nightstand that had a phone with a Kings logo on it.

As if that wasn't enough, Doughty's two jerseys from his days as a small child hung on a dresser -- one of Kelly Hrudey and one of Wayne Gretzky.

Doughty took the Cup into the back yard for more pictures with family members, only this time the Cup had Doughty's gold medal from the 2010 Olympics draped around its neck.

The family took the Cup to its final stop in town -- Forest City National Golf Course. The Cup sat in the clubhouse for two hours for pictures while Doughty signed autographs and posed for pictures of his own.

After that, it was back to Doughty's residence for a private party. More to come later on Doughty's day, including stories from his billet parents and how his grandparents made his career possible.

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Posted On Thursday, 08.23.2012 / 12:58 PM

By Dave Lozo -  NHL.com Staff Writer /NHL.com - Summer with Stanley blog

Fanfare and festivities as Cup tours London

LONDON, Ont. -- Once family time concluded, Drew Doughty shared the Cup with his neighbors. Kids and adults alike took photos in a nearby park and signed autographs as well.

From there, Doughty and his family boarded a bus for city hall, where the town's mayor honored them with a plaque in the shape of the city's emblem. Jeff Carter, also a London native who will have his own day with the Cup on Friday, joined the party with his family.

Doughty and Carter proceeded to climb atop a police rescue vehicle with the Cup and led a small procession to the Joseph Labatt Center, home of the OHL's London Knights.

The Cup was put on display at center ice for the 1,000 or so fans who attended while Carter and Doughty toured the arena and locker room.

There are a few more stops left on a day that's expected to conclude at about 4 p.m.

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Posted On Thursday, 08.23.2012 / 10:20 AM

By Dave Lozo -  NHL.com Staff Writer /NHL.com - Summer with Stanley blog

Doughty gets the party started early

LONDON, Ont. -- It's never too early to start a party with the Stanley Cup, and Drew Doughty proved that Thursday.

The Los Angeles Kings' defenseman rolled out of bed to greet the Cup outside his home. Also waiting for him was his grandfather, Edward, with a homemade jug of white wine with a Guelph Storm logo painted on the side of it.

Grandpa implored his grandson to drink from it, and he obliged. The entire family sipped from the Cup in Doughty's kitchen before bringing it poolside in the back yard for some more celebratory imbibing.

Doughty's family -- including his billet family from his junior days in Guelph -- posed for photos with the Cup.

The party is expected to last until about 11 a.m. The group will board a party bus -- no drinking and driving -- that will take everyone to Doughty's youth rink and a nearby golf course where fans can view the Cup.

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Posted On Wednesday, 08.22.2012 / 6:02 PM

By Tal Pinchevsky -  NHL.com Staff Writer /NHL.com - Summer with Stanley blog

Broadcasting legend adds to Clifford's day with Cup

What started with a whirlwind tour around town ended with a surprise appearance from a broadcasting legend. It all came together during a day with the Stanley Cup for Los Angeles Kings forward Kyle Clifford.

It started at 9 a.m., when Clifford's family and friends were on hand for the Cup's arrival at his family home. After a festive breakfast that included some sips of orange juice from the Cup, Clifford's crew boarded a vintage 1950s-era fire truck for a trip around Ayr, Ontario.

Joined by some children who won a spot on the antique vehicle in a local contest, Clifford spent several hours making a number of stops, including at the grave site of his aunt who passed away during this past NHL season. Following quick stops at local businesses and at the family home of an old friend who had passed away, Clifford made the most iconic trophy in sports available to the public at the North Dumfries Community Complex.

With locals lining up all afternoon for a chance to be photographed with the Cup, there was one last surprise in store for the citizens of Ayr. A local resident, legendary broadcaster Jiggs McDonald, who served as the New York Islanders' play-by-play man for three consecutive Stanley Cup wins, made an appearance, livening up what was already an eventful day for the southwestern Ontario town.

Clifford had one last celebration scheduled in which 150 guests were expected to arrive at his family home.

The Stanley Cup will spend two days in London, Ontario with Drew Doughty and Jeff Carter before moving east past Toronto to Belleville for a day with Brad Richardson.

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Posted On Tuesday, 08.21.2012 / 6:08 PM

By Tal Pinchevsky -  NHL.com Staff Writer /NHL.com - Summer with Stanley blog

Stanley Cup continues long trip through Ontario

After enjoying several days moving through Western Canada, the Stanley Cup's nine-day trip through Ontario began Saturday with Los Angeles Kings forward Mike Richards in Kenora, a town situated much closer to Winnipeg than Toronto.

After a day of travel Sunday, the scene shifted to Garden River on Monday, where Kings rookie Jordan Nolan enjoyed his big day.

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