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Olli Maatta brings Stanley Cup to school

Penguins defenseman has question-and-answer session on second day with trophy @NHL

The Stanley Cup went back to school during Olli Maatta's second day with the trophy Thursday.

The Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman brought the Cup to the Kilpinen School, which Maatta attended while growing up in Jyväskylä, Finland.

Tweet from @penguins: I spy with my little eye... Something that is silver (and Olli Maatta).

"The place hasn't changed at all, and that is good thing," Maatta said. "I have good memories here and I got good here. That's why it's so good to be back here."

Maatta took part in a question-and-answer session with students and fielded queries about what it felt like to win the Cup, how he lost his teeth and what Penguins captain Sidney Crosby is like.

"He is a really nice guy," Maatta said of Crosby. "A really normal person."

Tweet from @keeperofthecup: Play "Find Olli" as he takes #StanleyCup to his primary school (Jyv��skyl��, Finland) @penguins @NHL @HockeyHallFame

Administrators from the school appreciated the rare opportunity to see the Cup. Maatta's former teacher, Sari Vesalainen, shed some light on what Maatta was like growing up.

"Olli was a very responsible student," she said. "Olli was a calm kid and always willing to try things where he wasn't at his best."

Maatta's second day with the Cup continued his theme of sharing it with children. On Wednesday, he hosted an event where youth hockey teams in Jyväskylä could see the Cup and pose for pictures with it before taking part in a public ceremony at the city's Aren Square.

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