For the first time ever, the Stanley Cup will make a stop in Malmo, the third largest city in Sweden. On August 9, Andre Burakovsky will take the legendary trophy to his hometown.
It may come as a surprise that the Stanley Cup has never made the trip to the sporty city of Malmo, which is home to dominant soccer clubs for both men and women, and also gave the world Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Burakovsky is only the second player from the southernmost part of Sweden, Skane, to win the Cup, following Andreas Lilja, who won it with the Detroit Red Wings in 2008.
För första gången någonsin kommer Stanley Cup-pokalen till Malmö när @andréburakovsky tar med sig bucklan till Limhamns IP torsdagen den 9 augusti mellan klockan 10:00-13:00! Vi ses där!
— Malmö Redhawks (@Malmo_Redhawks) August 3, 2018
Burakovsky will take the Cup to his childhood rink in Limhamn, just outside Malmo. Between 10 AM and 1 PM fans will have the chance to meet Burakovsky, take pictures with the Cup, and talk hockey.
Burakovsky will host the event in collaboration with his former Swedish team, the Malmo Redhawks.
Headline photo: Malmo Redhawks