Maroon receives Cup ring, standing ovation in return to St. Louis

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  • Pat Maroon received more than a hero’s welcome in his return home to St. Louis.
  • The Tampa Bay Lightning forward got his Stanley Cup ring, as well as a standing ovation in his first game at Enterprise Center against the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday.
  • Maroon grew up in St. Louis and had three goals and seven points in 26 Stanley Cup Playoff games, helping the Blues claim their first championship.
  • The Blues showed a pregame montage with highlights from the season, then the crowd gave roared as general manager Doug Armstrong handed him his ring.
  • Ex-teammates Vladimir Tarasenko, Alex Pietrangelo and Alexander Steen also made sure to give him hugs.
  • The Lightning’s game in St. Louis coincided with their Dad’s Trip, meaning his dad Phil as well as fiancee Francesca and son Anthony were all on hand.
  • Francesca also appeared to get teary eyed during the montage, and Maroon was touched by the experience.

“It was a good, warm welcome for me and my family,” Maroon said after the game, a 3-1 Lightning loss. “It’s a memory I’ll never forget.”

Sources & Credits: NHL.com;

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