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Cullen wakes up youngest son with Stanley Cup

After prank on Joey Cullen, former Penguins forward takes trophy to children's hospital

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The best part of waking up, is when it's next to the Stanley Cup.

The last time we saw Joey Cullen, he was squirting dad Matt's backside with some yellow Gatorade as the then-Pittsburgh Penguins forward hoisted the Stanley Cup.

Tweet from @keeperofthecup: Early morning surprise for Joey Cullen. (Moorhead, MN) #stanleycup @penguins @NHL @HockeyHallFame pic.twitter.com/wqTSaAyhXK

On Thursday, we saw Joey again, and again it was with the The Greatest Trophy in All of Sports.

That's right, Joey, who to no one's surprise has a Penguins pillow, got woken up by the Cup in the family's Minnesota home. Matt Cullen signed with the Minnesota Wild on Aug. 16.

A little later in the day, when everyone was ready to start the day, the veteran forward brought the Cup to Sanford Children's Hospital in West Fargo, North Dakota.

Tweet from @keeperofthecup: Matt Cullen brightens the day for many children at a local hospital. (W. Fargo, ND) #stanleycup @penguins @NHL @HockeyHallFame @CullysKids pic.twitter.com/mdnaAAJge2

Tweet from @WagarPatty: Thanks Matt! It really made Elisha's day! pic.twitter.com/qXXqwzid0B

Cullen and wife Bridget have given back throughout his time in the NHL as the organizers of the Cullen Children's Foundation, which helps provide financial resources to support children's health care needs.

Tweet from @keeperofthecup: Matt Cullen visits a baseball game for people with mobility challenges [Hope Inc] (Moorhead, MN) #stanleycup @penguins @NHL @HockeyHallFame pic.twitter.com/YliqrMtOjM

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