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Fun Facts: The Summer with Stanley

Stanley Cup was seen by an estimated 1.35 million fans in its summer with Blues

by Chris Pinkert / Stats by Dave Otto

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:

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Bob Plager takes Stanley Cup to brother's final resting place

Barclay Plager played 10 seasons with the Blues, later served as club's head coach

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

Summer with the Champs: Plager

Plager shares Cup with families of Blues who passed

Bob Plager's day with the Cup included a visit to his brother Barclay's grave and a house party with families of former Blues who have passed

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ST. LOUIS - At Bellerive Gardens Cemetery, a blue and gold flag bearing the St. Louis Blues Stanley Cup Champions logo flaps gently in the wind and marks the spot where Barclay Plager is buried.

Melissa Briggs, the daughter of Blues legend Bob Plager, placed the flag there back in June to let her uncle know that the Blues - the team both Bob and Barclay cherished so much and always represented with such pride - had finally done it.

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Gunnarsson brings Stanley Cup to Örebro, Sweden

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

The Stanley Cup has made its way to Europe.

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Photo Blog: Perron's day with the Cup

by Elise Butler / St. Louis Blues

Family time, poutine, street hockey and more were all on the agenda as David Perron brought the Stanley Cup home to Sherbrooke, Que., on Tuesday.

Join along as we recap his special day!

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O'Reilly shares Stanley Cup with 99-year-old grandma

by Elise Butler / St. Louis Blues

O'Reilly visits grandma

O'Reilly greets grandma with Stanley Cup

Ryan O'Reilly brought the Stanley Cup to Seaforth, where he saw his grandma for the first time since winning the title

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When the Stanley Cup arrived at Seaforth Fire Hall on Thursday morning, Ryan O'Reilly knew right away who he wanted to bring it to first. He picked it up, did the celebratory Cup raise for the crowd, then brought it directly across the room to his 99-year-old grandmother, Deirdre.

Adorned in a No. 90 T-shirt, blue beads and a custom "Granny O'Reilly" tiara, Deirdre finally got to see and touch the trophy that her grandson worked so hard to win.

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O'Reilly's day with the Cup

by Elise Butler / St. Louis Blues

Three towns, two parades, hundreds of fan photos, and one incredible day for Ryan O'Reilly and the Stanley Cup. 

The Blues forward brought the Cup home to Ontario on Thursday and all of Huron County joined in the celebration. Here's a timeline of how the MVP spent his special day.

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Photo Gallery: Maroon's day with the Stanley Cup

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

ST. LOUIS - Pat Maroon's day with the Stanley Cup was jam-packed from start to finish.

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Pietrangelo shares Stanley Cup with his kids, eats pasta from trophy

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

KING CITY, Ont. - After a round of golf with some of his cousins and closest friends, Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo took the Stanley Cup home to meet his triplets, Evelyn, Oliver and Theodore.

In just a week, the Pietrangelo babies will turn one year old.

Stanley, as it turns out, makes a pretty good birthday present.

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Pietrangelo goes golfing with Stanley Cup

Blues captain returned home to King City, Ontario with the Stanley Cup

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

KING CITY, Ont. - Alex Pietrangelo became the first St. Louis Blues player to take the Stanley Cup to a golf course this summer.

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Dunn detours from parade route to visit fan battling cancer

by Chris Pinkert / Video by Blue Note Productions

Dunn makes special hospital visit

Dunn visits hospital patient in Lindsay, Ontario

Vince Dunn made a visit to Ross Memorial Hospital to visit a patient battling cancer

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LINDSAY, Ont. - Lawny Woodcock was admitted to Ross Memorial Hospital four months ago after being diagnosed with colon cancer.

His condition is improving - things are getting better every day, he says - but he recently learned he won't be leaving the hospital until 2020 due to complications stemming from an infection.

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