This past summer hockey fans were treated to some incredible visuals when the Washington Capitals celebrated their hard-earned Stanley Cup championship.
When captain Alex Ovechkin had his day with the Cup he met with fans in Moscow before travelling to his hometown of Novogorsk so that he could take the Cup for a spin around the ice at his childhood rink.
Caps goaltender Braden Holtby brought the Cup to his family farm in Lashburn, Saskatchewan.
The tradition of each winner getting their own personal day with the Cup only goes back to 1995 however. Meaning some of the most iconic and legendary players in NHL history never had their day with Lord Stanley. Well… at least one of those legendary players, Philadelphia Flyers netminder Bernie Parent FINALLY received his moment of glory… it only took 44 years.
Check out this heartwarming video from NHL.com in which the 1974 and 75 Cup champion finally gets his day with the Stanley Cup: