Fleury gets his turn with Stanley Cup, shares it with Ronald McDonald House kids

By Edgar Ramirez, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

One of former Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury’s last acts in Pittsburgh was opening a “state-of-the-art playground” at the Sto-Ken-Rox Boys & Girls Club in McKees Rocks.

“It’s been something we’ve been thinking about for a little while, and we were just thinking about something to give back,” Fleury said then, according to a release on the team’s website. “The people of Pittsburgh have been so good to me, so to build something fun, something for the kids, I’m glad it all came out and the kids seem to like it.”

The spirit of sharing continues to live on with Fleury, even as a Las Vegas Golden Knight.

Philip Pritchard, the Keeper of the Cup, tweeted out photos of the goalie sharing the NHL’s most prized possession with kids from the Ronald McDonald House today in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Every member on the team gets a day or two with the silver vessel, even after moving on to a different team.)

Fleury has apparently been in Montreal the past few days “spending time with young hockey players in his role as Equipe McDo Ambassador,” according to Allan Walsh, who also tweeted out photos.

The Cup made its way around Quebec safely buckled in with Fleury, Pritchard tweeted during a stop in Varennes.

It looks like one of its final destinations was celebrating Fleury’s daughter’s birthday in Sorel-Tracy.


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