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Summer with Stanley

Justin Schultz takes Cup to hometown rink

Penguins defenseman shares trophy with fans, fire department in West Kelowna, B.C.

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Justin Schultz capped a stellar July by hosting his day with the Stanley Cup in West Kelowna, British Columbia on Thursday.

Tweet from @keeperofthecup: Justin Schultz couldn't wait to get #StanleyCup out of its case (Kelowna, BC) @penguins @NHL @HockeyHallFame pic.twitter.com/KtChMcnbk0

After celebrating the Penguins' championship in June, the defenseman turned 26 on July 6, signed a one-year contract with Pittsburgh on July 13, and then took the Cup to Royal Lepage Place, an ice hockey rink in his hometown on Thursday. Schultz signed autographs and posed for pictures.

Tweet from @chriscrowell87: @6Schultz6 Thank you to Justin and the Schultz family as well as the @WestKelownaCity for making this dream real pic.twitter.com/Kdz3jOmd2B

Schultz also shared the Cup with some of West Kelowna's bravest.

Tweet from @IAFF4457: Congrats Justin Schultz. Making #WestKelowna proud.#StanleyCup in our community. @GlobalOkanagan @CastanetNews pic.twitter.com/qwJKn1gbP6

The Penguins acquired Schultz in a trade with the Edmonton Oilers on Feb. 27 for a third-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft. The defenseman had eight points in 18 regular-season games and four points in 15 Stanley Cup Playoff games with Pittsburgh.

Tweet from @keeperofthecup: Justin Schultz - Reaping the rewards with his buddies! (Kelowna, BC) #stanleycup @penguins @NHL @HockeyHallFame pic.twitter.com/aloPV1gFih

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