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Penguins deliver season tickets with side of Stanley

Defending champs surprise subscribers with a day with the Cup

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

The Pittsburgh Penguins delivered season tickets Wednesday, and they brought a special guest along with them: the Stanley Cup.

Forwards Conor Sheary and Phil Kessel, goalie Marc-Andre Fleury and defenseman Kris Letang were among the Penguins who surprised season ticket holders with the world's most famous trophy in tow.

Fleury literally turned one kid's world upside down.

Tweet from @penguins: When you get a pic with the Stanley Cup and meet Marc-Andre Fleury, your whole world can be turned upside down!

Video: Ian Cole teams up with FedEX to surprise fans

Cookies were the fuel that helped Fleury survive the hectic day.

Tweet from @penguins: Fleury: "15 minutes until the next stop? Plenty of time to eat cookies."

Defenseman Ian Cole donned a delivery uniform to surprise season subscribers with their fresh tickets.

Tweet from @ICole28: @penguins @FedEx tough picture guys, take this one of me and my boy John instead (he won't let me drive, I asked)

Tweet from @penguins: Waiting for your season tickets? Watch out for @ICole28 in the @FedEx truck!

After participating in a street-hockey game with Jacob Lestitian, 10, and his 8-year-old brother Matthew, Sheary helped the young Sidney Crosby fans find the Penguins captain's name on the Cup.

Tweet from @penguins: Season Ticket Holder delivery is a go! And street hockey with the Cup is a MUST.

Tweet from @penguins: Sheary: "Sid is your favorite player? Let's go find his name on the Cup!"

"They have been asking every day when the players were coming," Kevin Lestitian, the father of Jacob and Matthew, said. "It was really exciting. For the kids, they're so excited. To have the Penguins come out today is just great."

One longtime season subscriber made sure to point out Sheary's youth compared to her longstanding fandom.

Tweet from @penguins: Beth to Sheary: "How old are you?"Sheary: "24."Beth: "Well, I've had tickets for 28 years."

Letang dedicated the championship to Penguins fans, saying "Without you guys, there would be nothing. We'll try to repeat and bring the Cup back."

Tweet from @penguins: Letang to season ticket holders: "Without you guys, there would be nothing... We'll try to repeat and bring the Cup back."

This dog, who must have known a Stanley Cup champion was delivering tickets, was nicer to Penguins defenseman Trevor Daley than canines typically are to the mailman.

Tweet from @penguins: Pens & pups!

Kessel was more than happy to get out and meet some Penguins season-ticket holders and spend more time with the Cup.

Tweet from @PKessel81: Pens season ticket delivery day!

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