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Father's Day

NHL players celebrate Father's Day on Twitter

Stanley Cup champion Penguins, new Kings captain Kopitar share special moments

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After the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks to win the Stanley Cup on June 12, players celebrated and posed for countless pictures with their respective families.

Not surprisingly, dad was a main figure in many of those moments.

On Father's Day, NHL players and teams honored the men who helped get their sons to this point in their lives and careers. For the Penguins that meant 2016 Stanley Cup champions.

Tweet from @6Schultz6: Happy Fathers Day! This wouldn't have been possible without your continued support. Happy I got to spend it with you pic.twitter.com/xityWx9Dcl

Tweet from @penguins: The best Father's Day gift is a little time with the Stanley Cup! @ICole28 pic.twitter.com/cuAHDVTKXM

There are also players who are celebrating Father's Day themselves for the first time, including new Los Angeles Kings captain Anze Kopitar, who welcomed a daughter in March.

Tweet from @AnzeKopitar: Happy Father's Day to all fellow dads out there!!! #USOpensunday

Many teams paid tribute to dad with video compilations of players and their children or players sending messages to their fathers.

Tweet from @NHLBlackhawks: Happy #FathersDay! Thank you for all that you do.https://t.co/izXbkrJP6a

Tweet from @ArizonaCoyotes: Where would we be without our Dads? Happy #FathersDay!https://t.co/QY04tL6acX

NHL teams allow players' parents to come on the road during the regular season and get a first-hand account of what their son is doing during the annual mothers' trip and fathers' trip.

Teams shared some of those special father-son moments from this year's fathers' trip in honor Sunday.

Tweet from @TBLightning: Happy #FathersDay from our #BoltsDads to yours! ������ pic.twitter.com/pnqAiGRlj5

Tweet from @PredsNHL: Happy Father's Day to all the hockey dads out there! pic.twitter.com/HuZ2J3wfXl

Tweet from @VanCanucks: #HappyFathersDay to our #Canucks dads and yours! pic.twitter.com/MslOmskN71

The Montreal Canadiens are having a little fun with Father's Day, asking fans to match dads and their sons.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: Can you match the dad with the #Habs player?Take the test -> https://t.co/yuu9TjIEur pic.twitter.com/6C4RbVZGYD

Here are some other Father's Day posts:

Tweet from @EdmontonOilers: The original hockey dad! #FathersDay pic.twitter.com/6rMoWHx3py

Tweet from @jasondemers5: Happy Father's Day to all dads, grandads, and so on have a wonderful day! And a big one to mine #daddiesdaddy

Tweet from @JohnCarlson74: Happy Father's Day to these two! Thanks for everything you've done for your family! https://t.co/B4JSpy6SZk

Tweet from @BlueJacketsNHL: #CBJ dads are the best, btw. https://t.co/I1zKCfxgnL �� pic.twitter.com/4qNiEOgdWO

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