ST. LOUIS - The Stanley Cup had quite a summer!
In its first-ever offseason with the St. Louis Blues, the Cup crossed three continents, visited five countries, eight Canadian provinces and 13 U.S. states, traveling nearly 40,000 miles.
Do the math and that means the Stanley Cup circled the globe one-and-a-half times!
When you add the spectators at the Championship Parade and Rally, fans at major events such as a Cardinals game at Busch Stadium, an Indy Car race at World Wide Technology Raceway, a Canadian Football League game in Regina, Saskatchewan and numerous surprise visits to local bars, restaurants, towns and public events, the Cup is estimated to have been seen live by a whopping 1.35 million people since the Blues first lifted it on June 12, 2019.
As is tradition, the Stanley Cup has been returned to its keepers with the Hockey Hall of Fame. If this amazing summer is to ever be repeated, it will be because the Blues earned the right to hoist Lord Stanley yet again.
Here are some other amazing facts about Stanley's summer with the Blues: