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Martin brightens kids' day with Stanley Cup visit

Penguins assistant coach stops at Ottawa children's hospital, palliative care center

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Jacques Martin used the Stanley Cup to help some children smile Tuesday.

The Pittsburgh Penguins assistant coach started his day with the Cup by bringing it to Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa, where he made room visits with the trophy for more than an hour. He then took a special trip to Roger Neilson House, a palliative care center for children and their families named for the longtime NHL coach who died of cancer in 2003.

Tweet from @CHEOhospital: #StanleyCup in the building: @Peguins Asst. Coach Jacques Martin shared his day with the cup with our #CHEO kids. Lots of smiles! Thank you! pic.twitter.com/nSu1hnBHTe

Martin, who has been an assistant with the Penguins since 2013 and helped them win their second straight championship this spring, then brought the Cup to his friend's car dealership in Hawkesbury. There, some lucky visitors got to see and get a photo with the trophy.

Instagram from @mowin_nolan: Just hanging out with the Stanley cup View on Instagram

Martin, who has been a coach and general manager in the NHL for more than 30 years, capped his day with a Cup party in Alfred, Ontario, about 20 miles northeast of his hometown, Saint-Pascal-Baylon.

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