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Blues assistant coach helps fill up Stanley Cup at food drive in Windsor

Ott pitches in, helps town where he played amateur hockey collect for needy

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / Staff Writer

The Stanley Cup runneth over with food donations on Sunday. And so did the adjacent goal.

St. Louis Blues assistant coach Steve Ott brought the Cup to Windsor, Ontario, for a good cause.

Ott brought the Cup to the Town of Lakeshore's Atlas Tube Centre.

The price for a meeting with Lord Stanley? Only a canned good to benefit the Community Support Centre of Essex and Community Food Pantry.

You can't get a better deal than that.

Fans responded with enough goods to fill a dozen Stanley Cups. In fact, there was enought to fill up an entire goalie crease and top part of the net according to a picture shared on Twitter by Phil Pritchard, the Keeper of the Cup.

Tweet from @keeperofthecup: Nice job on the #fooddrive today in Windsor with Steve Ott. Thanks everyone for donating @nhl #StanleyCup @StLouisBlues @HockeyHallFame

There was also a parade for the Cup, complete with bagpipes, and it attended Ott's daughter's equestrian practice.

Instagram from @travelswithstanley: Stanley in Windsor

Ott was born in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, but played junior hockey for the Windsor Spitfires.

The 36-year-old played 14 seasons in the NHL including three in St. Louis. He retired after the 2016-17 season and was hired as an assistant by the Blues shortly after.

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