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Derrick Pouliot enjoys barbecue on day with Cup

Penguins defenseman is first player to take trophy to Weyburn, Saskatchewan

by Cristina Ledra NHL.com Staff Writer / @cledra

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.

Tweet from @keeperofthecup: Derrick Pouliot begins his day. Quite a welcome! (Weyburn, SK) #stanleycup @penguins @NHL @HockeyHallFame pic.twitter.com/oDMlBFQDsv

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.

Tweet from @Dean_Schenk: Ashton got to see the Stanley Cup today in Weyburn and meet Derrick Pouliot. I'm a little jealous pic.twitter.com/PB5yUF1V1Q

The Cup also made an appearance on the hood of a special car, a Ford Mustang belonging to Pouliot's father, Lionel.

Tweet from @keeperofthecup: The pride & joys of Derrick's dad - his son, the Mustang & #StanleyCup (Weyburn, SK) @penguins @NHL @HockeyHallFame pic.twitter.com/yk8w5FYdAw

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.

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