The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Montreal Canadiens in Game Five 1-0 on Wednesday, becoming the first team to win the Stanley Cup in back-to-back years since the 2016-2017 Pittsburgh Penguins.
The victory gives former Capitals captain Jeff Halpern a new distinction; he’s now a two-time Stanley Cup champion.
— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) July 8, 2021
Halpern has served as an assistant coach under Jon Cooper since the 2018-19 season.
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— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) July 8, 2021
After being unable to win a championship during his 14 NHL seasons as a player — seven of which were with the Washington Capitals — Jeff Halpern finally got his name on the Stanley Cup last season.
The Potomac, Maryland native’s name was engraved beside head coach Jon Cooper.
Halpern played 976 games in the NHL, tallying 373 points. The owner of Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken began his youth hockey career playing for the Little Capitals.
Congratulations on your second Cup, Halpy. Please celebrate responsibly!
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) October 27, 2020
— NBC4 Sports (@NBC4Sports) September 29, 2020
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