Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Derrick Pouliot became the first NHL player to bring the Stanley Cup to Weyburn, Saskatchewan, a small city 40 miles north of the North Dakota border on Wednesday.
Pouliot helped organize a barbecue and meet and greet with the Cup for the residents of Weyburn, which has a population of about 10,000 and has made headlines for having the last remaining KFC Buffet in North America.
The Cup also made an appearance on the hood of a special car, a Ford Mustang belonging to Pouliot's father, Lionel.
Weyburn has been waiting a long time to get a visit from the Stanley Cup. Pouliot was the first to bring it home, but will become the second player to have his name inscribed on the trophy. Harold "Gizzy" Hart won the Stanley Cup in 1925 as a member of the Victoria Cougars.
Pouliot, 22, had seven assists in 22 regular-season games with the Penguins and played in two games during the Stanley Cup playoffs last season.