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Blues' Maroon high-fives kids as school lets out in St. Louis

Big forward visits McKelvey Elementary ahead of Stanley Cup Final

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / Staff Writer

St. Louis Blues forward Pat Maroon has been on plenty of handshake lines during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but Friday, he went for a high-five line.

Maroon showed up at McKelvey Elementary of the Parkway School District in St. Louis on Friday to help send kids off for the school year.

Tweet from @ParkwaySchools: It���s not every day that @StLouisBlues Blues great @patmaroon waves goodbye on the last day of school! #STLBlues

Maroon signed autographs and handed out hugs and high-fives to any of the kids who asked.

The St. Louis native signed with his hometown team as a free agent and has helped them to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 1970.

The Western Conference Champions, who will take on the Boston Bruins in Game 1 on Monday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS), have had handshake lines with the Winnipeg Jets, the Dallas Stars and the San Jose Sharks, so Maroon has had plenty of practice.

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