Kessel eats hot dogs from Stanley Cup
Two-time champion with Penguins enjoys frankfurters from trophy while playing golfNHL.com @NHLdotcom
The only thing better than a hot dog is a hot dog from the Stanley Cup.
Pittsburgh Penguins forward Phil Kessel, a two-time Stanley Cup champion, had his day with the trophy Monday and enjoyed a meal of frankfurters while on the golf course in Madison, Wisconsin.
Hot dogs and Kessel became linked after the Toronto Maple Leafs traded him to the Penguins on July 1, 2015, and a Toronto Sun columnist reported Kessel had a penchant for snacking on hot dogs.
Video: Kessel's day with the cup includes a tasty treat
In April, Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin pranked Kessel with a makeshift locker in the team weight room, saying the only thing missing was hot dogs. Kessel leaned into the reference with his second turn with the Cup.
Kessel had 23 points (eight goals, 15 assists) in 25 Stanley Cup Playoff games, helping the Penguins win the championship for the second straight season.