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Blues defenseman Gunnarsson takes Stanley Cup back to Sweden

Meets and greets adoring fans in home country, rides in convertible with trophy

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / Staff Writer

How Swede it is!

The Stanley Cup spent Monday in Orebro, Sweden, the hometown of St. Louis Blues defenseman Carl Gunnarsson.

Thousands turned up to see the Cup as Gunnarsson hoisted it triumphantly during a march down a cobblestone street.

Tweet from @keeperofthecup: The #StanleyCup gets welcomed by 1000s in Orebro, Sweden. Carl Gunnerson brings the cup home. @nhl @StLouisBlues @HockeyHallFame

Gunnarsson, wearing a navy blue alternate-logo sweater last worn by the Blues during the 2015-16 season and Stanley Cup champions hat, took a few moments to engage with fans.

After the informal parade, Gunnarsson and the Cup rode around in style, chilling in the back of a silver convertible.

Tweet from @keeperofthecup: Enroute to @orebrohockey with @carl_gun and the #StanleyCup. Going in style of course! @nhl@StLouisBlues @HockeyHallFame

Among the stops was Stortorget, the main town square in central Stockholm, where Gunnarsson showed off the trophy to the crowd.

Tweet from @orebrohockey: Vilken dag! Tack till alla som kom till Stortorget f��r att hylla Calle! 😍

Örebro Hockey, Gunnarsson's hometown team, was among those to congratulate the defenseman.

Lead photo courtesy of the St. Louis Blues

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