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Rick Tocchet shares Stanley Cup with service members

Penguins assistant coach takes trophy home to Ontario, visits veterans, police officers

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Pittsburgh Penguins assistant coach Rick Tocchet had his day with the Stanley Cup on Sunday and saluted service members, bringing the trophy to various spots of his home neighborhood of Scarborough, Ontario.

First, Tocchet took the Cup to see former military members at Toronto's Sunnybrook Hospital, which is the largest veterans' care facility in Canada. 

Tweet from @Tocc2Andy: #StanleyCup putting smiles on our Veterans...Canada's true heroes #Sunnybrook Warriors Hall #CupTracker pic.twitter.com/poj0UnFIA0

Then, he took the trophy to meet with some of Toronto's finest.

Tweet from @RealRocket22: Metro's Finest - Cup Day pic.twitter.com/k7KOKMxD7p

Tweet from @OfficerCarter8: Hanging with the Rick Tocchet and the Stanley Cup pic.twitter.com/H2t0wQ7Zm9

Tocchet then had a public gathering in Scarborough for fans to take pictures with him and the Cup.

Tweet from @ZakyrRhemtulla: Just chillin with @penguins Assistant Head Coach Rick Tocchet!#penguins #stanleycup pic.twitter.com/rq6FUVU7Tx

Tocchet closed his day with a gathering in Markham, Ontario.

Tocchet was a rugged forward who scored 440 goals during his 18 seasons in the NHL. He won the only championship of his 1,144-game playing career with the Penguins in 1992 and became an assistant coach with Pittsburgh in June 2014.

Tocchet was retained by coach Mike Sullivan after he replaced Mike Johnston as Penguins coach on Dec. 12, 2015.

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