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Stanley Cup Back In Minnesota … For 24 Hours

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Hockey fans in the Twin Cities will have a chance to sneak a peek at the sport’s “Holy Grail” on Thursday and Friday.

As is tradition, each player on the Stanley Cup winning team gets to take the famous trophy home for 24 hours, and this is Nick Leddy’s day.

The Eden Prairie native is a member of the Chicago Blackhawks, the team that won the cup last month.

Family spokesman Robb Leer says the trophy is closely watched at all times.

“The first stop is at the Leddy house, where they get some time with it as a private event with their family,” Leer said. “The Cup never goes unescorted.”

The Stanley Cup will be at a private corporate event early Thursday afternoon, before making its way to Maynard’s in Excelsior for a public event.

Then on Thursday evening, Leddy will bring the Cup to Brit’s Pub in downtown Minneapolis, and then to Seven Sushi Ultra Lounge.

But Leer says, as per tradition, the Stanley Cup must be out of public view by midnight.

On Friday, Leddy will take the Cup to the Eden Prairie Ice Arena from noon to 2 p.m., and Leer says that will provide fans the best chance to see and be close to the trophy.

Leddy is the 30th Minnesotan to get his name on the Stanley Cup.

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