August 3, 2015 5:14 pm
Updated: August 4, 2015 8:38 pm

Stanley Cup comes to Lethbridge thanks to hometown hockey hero Kris Versteeg


WATCH ABOVE: From his time with the bantam triple ‘a’ golden hawks, to his years with the Lethbridge Hurricanes, Kris Versteeg has always taken pride in being from the ‘bridge. And this week the now two-time Stanley Cup champion shared his latest prize with his native city.

Hundreds of people spent Heritage Day taking pictures with a Lethbridge hockey hero as well as the sport’s holy grail at the Enmax Centre on Monday.

Chicago Blackhawks forward and Lethbridge native Kris Versteeg brought the Stanley Cup to the arena where he signed autographs and took photos with fans.

“In Canada, that’s the trophy so anytime you can show it to the fans and show them how precious it is, that’s always great to do,” said Versteeg. “It was exciting to bring it to show everybody and it was a lot of fun.”

In June, the 29 year old NHL player won his second Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks when they beat the Tampa Bay Lightning in a best-of-seven game series.

Versteeg also played for the Blackhawks when they won the trophy in 2010.

Chicago Blackhawks\’ Patrick Kane (88), Corey Crawford (50), Kris Versteeg (23) and Daniel Carcillo, ride in a parade celebrating the NHL hockey club\’s Stanley Cup championship, Thursday, June 18, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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