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Tom Kuhnhackl brought the Stanley Cup to Germany

Kuhnhackl is just the third German to win the Cup!

2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Six Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Tom Kuhnhackl has had a big year. On his second NHL contract, he finally got to make his NHL debut. Not just that, but he played 24 games in the playoffs, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins en route to a Stanley Cup - and becoming just the third German to ever win hockey’s ultimate prize, after Uwe Krupp and Dennis Seidenberg.

That called for a great celebration, and that’s exactly what Kuhnhackl did, bringing the Cup  to his hometown of Landshut - the first time it has ever been in Germany.

Kuhnhackl shared it with the next generation of Germany hockey players...

... the current, who aren’t quite so fortunate to win it yet...

... and his father, a German hockey legend in his own right.

And the Cup undoubtedly had as German - and awesome - day as possible.