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Summer with the Champs: Stanley Cup to travel around the world

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

Seven states.

Eight Canadian provinces.

Five countries.

Three continents.

28,830 miles.

That's a rough estimate of how much the Stanley Cup will travel over the course of the next two months as it spends one day with every Blues player, coach, hockey operations executive, trainer and equipment manager.

And those numbers don't even count the travel it has already done since the Blues won it in mid-June with a 4-1 victory against the Boston Bruins in Game 7 at TD Garden. After returning home with the Blues from Boston, the Stanley Cup spent several days in St. Louis before traveling to Las Vegas for the NHL Awards, then to Vancouver for the NHL Draft. Since it returned to St. Louis, it has made appearances at Enterprise Center, Busch Stadium, the construction site of the Centene Community Ice Center where the Blues will begin practicing in September and at several events throughout the city.

Beginning July 1, the Stanley Cup will be off to Canada to visit Blues Head Coach Craig Berube, kicking off a 36-city, 45-stop tour that includes visits throughout Canada, the United States, Sweden, Finland and Russia.

Once the tour is complete, the Stanley Cup will travel to Montreal to be engraved with the names of the players and coaches on the 2018-19 roster before returning to St. Louis as the 2019-20 regular-season gets set to begin.

Then, the Cup returns to the Hockey Hall of Fame until another winner (or perhaps, a repeat champion) is crowned.

Throughout the summer, fans will be able to track the whereabouts of the Stanley Cup with coverage at, on the Blues' social media networks and by using the NHL App. Our staff promises to bring you exclusive stories, unique photos and frequent video features throughout the offseason as each member of the Blues gets their day with the Cup for the first time.

Stay tuned.

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