Stanley Cup Gets Brought Around Massachusetts Thanks To The Golden Knights
The Stanley Cup made the rounds in Massachusetts this weekend. Unfortunately, it was not thanks to the Bruins.
Vegas Golden Knights coach Bruce Cassidy brought the cup to Cape Cod. In addition, Golden Knights star Jack Eichel showed the cup around Tyngsboro. Vegas won the championship back on June 13, defeating the Florida Panthers in the finals, four games to one.
But Why Would The Golden Knights Bring The Cup To Massachusetts?
Head coach Bruce Cassidy was the Bruins coach from 2016 to 2022. In June of 2022, Cassidy was fired from the organization. However, Cassidy still has a strong connection to the New England area. The Golden Knights have shared the Stanley Cup’s journey with each team member on their social media pages. Over the weekend, they featured Cassidy who brought the cup to Cape Cod. There, he posed for photos with his family on the beach. The cup served as the centerpiece of each photo.
Boston News 25 reported, “Prior to his trip down to the Cape, Cassidy stopped at Glover Elementary School Milton, where he helped launch The Cassidy Murray Foundation.”
Next, the cup appeared to receive an escorted drive across the state. It was then delivered to center Jack Eichel, who grew up in North Chelmsford. He would then attend Boston University before being drafted by second overall (2015) by the Buffalo Sabres.
As for Eichel showing off the cup to his hometown, Boston.com detailed his adventures. “The Chelmsford native and Boston University alum brought the Stanley Cup to Skate 3, a skating rink in Tyngsboro. Eichel started playing hockey at the rink when he was just four years old, and he still visits there to this day,” they reported.
With the Bruins breaking the single-season wins record, many expected the Stanley Cup to be brought around Massachusetts this offseason in a different regard. There is certainly sentimental value to Eichel having his hometown time with arguably the most historical trophy in sports. Cassidy, however, may have enjoyed his time here for other reasons.