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Now There’s Something You Don’t See Every Day – A Red Wings Player With The Stanley Cup

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Detroit Red Wings center Mitchell Stephens had his day with the Stanley Cup this week.

Next month when the Detroit Red Wings open training camp, center Mitchell Stephens will suit up with the team for the first time. This week, Stephens got to do what used to be a frequent summer habit for Red Wings players – he spent the day with the Stanley Cup.

Stephens won the Cup each of the past two seasons as a member of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Bringing the Cup to his hometown of Peterborough, Ontario, Stephens took the Stanley Cup on a boat cruise through the area’s famous Trent-Severn Waterway.

The day started out atop the Peterborough Lift Lock.

The tour then proceeded through Lock 20 and onto Little Lake.

Stephens then escorted Lord Stanley’s mug to Del Crary Park for a public ceremony.

Stephens, who previously played in Michigan with the Ontario Hockey League’s Saginaw Spirit, was traded to the Red Wings in the offseason.

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