Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin went on quite a ride with the Stanley Cup in his hometown of Biddeford, Maine, on Tuesday.
Wearing a Biddeford High School hockey jersey, Dumoulin traveled from his alma mater to the town's rink in the bucket lift of a fire truck.
"It's emotional," Dumoulin told the Portland Press Herald. "I mean, everyone wants me to keep lifting it up, but my arms are getting tired, I'll tell you. But it's a lot of fun."
Police estimated more than 5,000 people gathered outside the arena to catch a glimpse of the 24-year-old and the Cup.
"I think everyone is here today to see the Cup, not me," said Dumoulin, the first player born in Maine to win the trophy. "That's fine with me."
After the public gathering, Dumoulin invited every coach he ever had to a private lunch with the Cup, the newspaper said.
Dumoulin, who has one goal and 17 assists in 93 NHL regular-season games, had two goals and six assists in 24 games during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.