Blues captain Pietrangelo hands cup to Bouwmeester
Jay Bouwmeester was given a great honour after the St Louis Blues' Stanley Cup win on Wednesday.
After a 4-1 victory in Game 7 over the Bruins in Boston, Bouwmeester was the player selected to get the cup second after captain Alex Pietrangelo.
In a long-standing tradition, the captain first gets the cup and then hands it off to someone he thinks deserves a chance to hold it.
Bouwmeester was a logical choice.
The 35-year-old defenseman has been with the Blues since 2013 and has played in 16 NHL seasons with St Louis, the Calgary Flames and Florida Panthers.
He had not won a single championship until Wednesday. But now, he finally has his title.
And, there may not be a player more deserving.