Carl Hagelin broke out the streamers and party hat to celebrate his day with the Stanley Cup in Sweden on Tuesday.
"I've just tried to enjoy the day, and it has been great to see all the people who came out to celebrate the Stanley Cup victory with me," the Pittsburgh Penguins forward said. "It has been fantastic to be back home and see all the happy faces again."
Hagelin had a lively gathering with family and friends with the Cup serving as guest of honor. The trophy sat at the head of Hagelin's table, and it got to hear the group sing a lively song in Swedish.
"It is just as sweet winning the Cup this second time," Hagelin said. "It is a feeling that is difficult to describe, but when you get your hands on the Cup, it is such an incredible rush of adrenaline that you feel that you just have to be there again the next season."
Hagelin started the day at the AXA Sports Center in his hometown of Sodertalje, Sweden, where he and the Cup were given a hero's welcome.
"It is a really awesome feeling to be able to bring the Cup back home again," Hagelin said. "I really enjoyed taking the Cup out in my old rink Scaniarinken and doing a couple of laps with it. It was fantastic to be able to show it to the kids at my own hockey camp."
Hagelin joined fellow Swede Patric Hornqvist as part of his celebration with the Cup in Sollentuna on Monday. Hagelin scored two goals in 15 Stanley Cup Playoff games, including the final one in the 2-0 Cup-clinching win against the Nashville Predators in Game 6 of the Final.
"It was a typical playoff game," Hagelin said. "There weren't many chances and I remember that it was really tight out on the ice. It was a physical game with a lot of checking going on, not a lot of free space on the ice. That is why there were no goals until two minutes from the end. I remember I was just getting on when Hornqvist suddenly scored.
"When I was able to put the final nail in the [Predators'] coffin with 14 seconds to go, it was pure happiness through the entire body. It was awesome."
Otto Marand of NHL.com/sv contributed to this report.