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Niskanen brings Stanley Cup to Lake Vermilion for a day

Jodi Summit
Posted 7/26/18

GREENWOOD TWP - It was a bit chaotic when Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen brought the Stanley Cup home to Lake Vermilion on Sunday, July 22. As a member of the NHL championship team, …

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Niskanen brings Stanley Cup to Lake Vermilion for a day

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GREENWOOD TWP - It was a bit chaotic when Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen brought the Stanley Cup home to Lake Vermilion on Sunday, July 22. As a member of the NHL championship team, Niskanen had the opportunity to bring the cup home for a day.

Niskanen played hockey for the Virginia Blue Devils and University of Minnesota-Duluth, but left college after two years to play professional hockey.

Now 31, and after 11 seasons playing in the NHL, Niskanen brought hockey’s biggest prize to his hometown fans.

After appearances in Virginia at Miners Memorial (where he played high school hockey), and at the Flaimers Bar ,in Eveleth, the cup apparently spent a little time at his family cabin and then fishing out on Lake Vermilion before makings its appearance at the lake’s popular night spot The Vermilion Club.

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