Stanley Cup Tours The Globe With Back-To-Back Champion Penguins

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — For the second straight summer, the Pittsburgh Penguins are partying with the Stanley Cup.

The back-to-back champions are each taking their turn with hockey’s most coveted prize.

It’s already been to California with defenseman Chad Ruhwedel, who spent the day with it in his hometown of San Diego last month.

The Cup then returned to Pittsburgh, where over the weekend, it spent the day at PPG Paints Arena with season ticket holders.

On Monday, it was Chris Kunitz’s turn. The four-time champion recently left the Pens through free agency to sign with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Keeper of the Cup, Philip Pritchard, tweeted this photo of Kunitz and his children starting the morning off right with a little milk and cereal out of the trophy.

On June 12, Assistant General Manager Bill Guerin spent his day with the Cup! A photo posted by the Keeper of the Cup shows Guerin and his family enjoying the day at the 911th Airlift Wing.

Here’s another one of Guerin standing, well, on top of the world!

Then, Guerin and the Stanley Cup did a little grocery shopping…

After spending some time back in Pittsburgh, the Stanley Cup then headed to Minnesota for Jake Guentzel’s day on July 13. At the victory parade, Guentzel famously said he was taking it back to his hometown.

Here he is in front of his hometown fans.

Then, he hit the links:

Guentzel took to Twitter to thank everyone for making the day special.

Justin Schultz began his day with the Cup on July 15 with a trip to visit children in a local hospital in Kelowna, Canada.

Schultz continued his day with a trip to a vineyard and Lake Okanagan, and he had a small party with family and friends.

Carter Rowney received a hero’s welcome in his hometown of Sexsmith, Alberta in Canada on Sunday.

On July 19, defenseman Trevor Daley marked his day with the Stanley Cup.

Scott Wilson spent his day with Cup on Lake Ontario on July 20.

Marc-André Fleury started his day with the Cup at the Ronald McDonald House in Montréal on July 22.

Another photo tweeted by Philip Pritchard, the Keeper of the Cup, showed the Stanley Cup strapped in to the back seat of Fleury’s car as he stopped for gas. Fleury later celebrated his daughter Scarlett’s 2nd birthday.

Kris Letang took the Stanley Cup to a Montréal children’s hospital on July 23.

Letang later played in a charity game to raise $50,000 for a children’s hospital.

Stay with KDKA to follow the Stanley Cup’s summer travels.

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