Darcy Kuemper brings Stanley Cup to hometown children’s hospital and dad’s police station

Darcy Kuemper signed a five-year contract with the Washington Capitals as a free agent in July, however there was nonetheless one factor he wanted to do as a de facto member of the Colorado Avalanche this summer time.

Kuemper had his day with the Stanley Cup on Friday. One of Kuemper’s stops was taking the NHL’s championship trophy to the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital in his hometown of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

The gesture introduced loads of happiness to sufferers and workers.

“Patients, households, and workers obtained fairly the shock to have Darcy and the Stanley Cup arrive at their door this morning for autographs and images with the Cup!” the hospital wrote on its Instagram account. “We are so grateful for particular moments like this that may assist convey smiles to Saskatchewan children’ faces who’re receiving care within the hospital. A heartfelt THANK YOU to Darcy and his spouse, Sydney, for considering of the children and households at JPCH and creating recollections that can final a lifetime!”

The hospital additionally posted a TikTok that recapped Darcy’s time there, together with some interplay with sufferers.

“I prefer it!” one excited affected person says.

“Yeah, it is fairly candy,” replies a proud Kuemper.

Other visitors will be seen staring on the engravings. The NHL put the Avalanche’s engraving on the Cup earlier than the gamers’ days with the trophy in a change from years previous.

Kuemper additionally introduced the Stanley Cup to the Saskatoon Police Station the place his father works.

“It introduced a tear. It did,” Brent mentioned of his son’s gesture to The Timmins Press’ Kevin Mitchell.

“I by no means thought he’d play within the NHL,” Brent added. “I used to be at all times pleased with each step he took. I used to be pleased when he performed AAA hockey, and then when he obtained drafted to the WHL. You by no means assume they will preserve leaping, and he simply stored going and going. He obtained drafted to the NHL, and I did not know if he’d play there, and now right here he’s with the Cup.”

The Kuemper household took a photograph collectively there, together with Kuemper’s dad and mom (Sharon and Brent), spouse (Sydney), and siblings (Brent and Nicole).

Kuemper additionally made certain to get a Cup picture along with his canine Rogie at house to begin the day.

Kuemper will report to the Capitals in September for his first coaching camp with the staff. Kuemper’s doubtless backup can be Charlie Lindgren.

Headline picture shared with permission from @pattisonchildrens

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