Lars Eller will forever be a legend in Denmark.
The Washington Capitals winger scored the Stanley Cup-winning goal last season and on Wednesday he got to spend the day with the Cup. Like every player before him who got to spend the day with hockey’s most prized possession, the 29-year-old brought the Stanley Cup back home to become the first person in the history of the NHL to bring the Cup back to Denmark.
It was quiet when he first arrived at his destination, but that quickly ended as the streets were flooded with people who wanted to catch a glimpse of the local hero hoisting the Stanley Cup.
Eller put together a career-best season last year as he scored 18 goals and added 20 assists for 38 points in 81 regular season games and also added another seven goals and 11 assists for 18 points in 24 playoff games. The Capitals rewarded him during the season by giving him a new five-year, $17.5 million deal.