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Paquette takes Stanley Cup to Canada's tallest lighthouse

Veteran forward, now with Canadiens, gets his belated day with trophy

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / Staff Writer

The Greatest Trophy in All of Sports headed to the tallest lighthouse in all of Canada.

Montreal Canadiens forward Cedric Paquette, who played 61 games for the 2019-20 Tampa Bay Lightning, got his day with the Cup to Cap-des-Rosiers Lighthouse in his hometown of Gaspe, Quebec.

Tweet from @keeperofthecup: Canadian @HistoricaCanada Site Cap-des-Rosiers Lighthouse in Gaspe is the perfect setting for Cedric Paquette and the #stanleycup @TBLightning @NHL @HockeyHallFame

The Cap-des-Rosiers stands 112 feet (34.1 meters) tall and is located at the mouth of the St. Lawrence River. It became a protected federal landmark in 1973.

Paquette was traded to the Ottawa Senators during the 2019-20 season and was dealt to the Carolina Hurricanes in February of 2021. He signed a one-year contract with the Canadiens this offseason.

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