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SportStanley Cup Final 2019: Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo hands off cup to Jay Bouwmeester

06:30  13 june  2019
06:30  13 june  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Jay Bouwmeester was given a great honor after the Blues' Stanley Cup win 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.

It's always a surprise and something fans look forward to and 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 Flames and Panthers.

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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.

St. Louis' defense was so vital to the team's late-season run and often didn't quite get as much attention as the team's goalie did.

But, what the blue line did was nothing short of remarkable and Bouwmeester was a huge part of that.

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