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Capitals GM honors Brooks on day with Stanley Cup

MacLellan brings trophy to Minneapolis with son of Hall of Fame coach

by George Henn / NHL.com Staff Writer

Brian MacLellan honored a Hockey Hall of Famer on his day with the Stanley Cup on Saturday.

The Washington Capitals general manager brought the Cup to a Herb Brooks Foundation event in Minneapolis. The organization is named for the former NHL coach and native of neighboring St. Paul who died in 2003.

Tweet from @StarTribune: Photos: Stanley Cup comes to Minneapolis' Powderhorn Park. Pictures by @AnthonySouffle #nhl https://t.co/GGgPYDuEzs pic.twitter.com/hKFV2XaHce

MacLellan rode to the event at Powderhorn Park on a firetruck with Brooks' son, Dan, who brought the gold medal his father won as coach of the United States' "Miracle on Ice" team at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics. MacLellan, a forward, played for Brooks with the Minnesota North Stars in 1987-88 and lives in Minneapolis in the offseason.

Hundreds of fans at the park were able to touch the trophy and take photos with it.

Tweet from @HerbBrooksFDN: Awesome day with the most iconic trophy in sports, the Stanley Cup! Thank you @Capitals and @keeperofthecup for an unreal experience! #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/lwjCdzAlZW

"It's a fun day, a fun day to see people react to the Cup," MacLellan told FOX 9 TV. "You know, it brings a lot of smiles to people's faces, people that sometimes don't get a chance to get close to it are getting an opportunity and it's fun to watch them enjoy it."

Brooks, inducted into the Hall of Fame as a builder in 2011, was 219-219-2 with 66 ties in seven NHL seasons with the New York Rangers, North Stars, New Jersey Devils and Pittsburgh Penguins.

Tweet from @carrollgs: GM Brian MacLellan of the @Capitals brought the Stanley Cup today to about 400 Minneapolis youth hockey players and fans. Riding along with MacLellan was the son of Herb Brooks, Dan Brooks, who brought Herb���s 1980 Gold Medal for all the players to see. @HerbBrooksFDN pic.twitter.com/3tbRmEekuL

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