Alex Pietrangelo delivered the perfect surprise for some St. Louis Blues fans Saturday.
The Blues captain shared the Stanley Cup with the Blues Special Hockey Club at Enterprise Center. The program gives people with developmental disabilities the chance to play hockey and enrich their athletic development.
The group went wild for Pietrangelo when he entered the room with the trophy. Aside from meeting Pietrangelo and seeing the Cup, each team member also got his or her picture taken with him and the trophy. They also took a group shot with the Cup.
Pietrangelo also rewarded a Blues fan named Clay Berry, the winner of a raffle to hang out with the defenseman and the trophy, with a drink from the Cup.
The Blues captain was far from done with his day, however.
In the evening, Pietrangelo and the Cup showed up at the Bommarito Automotive 500, part of the NTT Indycar Series, in nearby Madison, Illinois.
Fans at the race had a warm welcome.
And, as luck would have it, the Cup made a friend.
Pietrangelo has had plenty of fun with the Cup. He was the first Blues player to hoist the trophy when St. Louis won the first championship in its 51-season history, then played golf with it in July in his hometown of King City, Ontario, where his triplets also got to spend time with the Cup.