Washington Capitals forward Brett Connolly will have his day with the Stanley Cup on Monday, August 20.
Connolly will be spending his afternoon holding a rally at the arena of his former junior hockey team, the Prince George Cougars.
In three full seasons with the WHL team, Connolly scored 86 goals. That production led Connolly to be selected sixth overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2010 NHL Draft.
“We are working closely with Brett and his family to organize this rally,” said the the Prince George Cougars’ Andy Beesley Vice President, Business in a release. “I can tell you that all of us are extremely excited, but none more so than Brett, to have him back in Prince George, where he played for the Prince George Cougars, Cariboo Cougars, and Prince George Minor Hockey.
“Bringing the cup back home to Prince George is a dream of Brett’s that came true, and he wants to share it with as many people as possible.”
According to the Cougars website, Connolly will be bringing the Stanley Cup to the CN Centre for a public rally at 12 PM. Connolly has emphasized to his former team that he wants to share the experience with as many people as possible.
At the rally, the public will have an opportunity to greet Brett and get their picture taken with the Stanley Cup. Connolly also wants to do some fundraising for the Brock Hirschie Foundation after the former player passed away in April.
More details will be announced by the team leading up to the event, including details on a contest for a VIP meet & greet opportunity with Brett and the Stanley Cup.
— Brett Connolly (@bconnolly8) June 27, 2018
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