Kuemper spent his day with the Stanley Cup on Friday. One of Kuemper’s stops was to take the NHL Championship trophy to Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital in his hometown of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
This gesture brought a lot of happiness to the patients and staff.
“Patients, families and staff received a huge surprise when Darcy and the Stanley Cup came to their door this morning for autographs and photos with the trophy!” The hospital wrote on his Instagram account. “We are so grateful for these special moments that can help bring a smile to the faces of the children of Saskatchewan who are being cared for in the hospital. A big thank you to Darcy and his wife, Sydney, for thinking about the children and families at JPCH and creating memories that will last a lifetime!”
The hospital also posted a TikTok that summarized Darcy’s time there, including some interaction with patients.
“Love her!” Excited patient says.
“Yes, it is very sweet,” Kuemper replied proudly.
Other guests could be seen staring at the reliefs. The NHL put an avalanche inscription on the trophy a few days ago with the players’ trophy in a change from years past.
Kuemper also brought the Stanley Cup to the Saskatoon Police Station where his father works.
It brought a tear. Brent said of his son’s gesture to Kevin Mitchell to the Timmins Press.
“I never thought he’d play in the National Hockey League,” Brent added. “I was always happy with every move he made. I was happy when he played AAA hockey and then when he was drafted into the WHL. You never think they would keep jumping, he just kept going and going. He was drafted into the NHL, and I didn’t know if he was going to play there. And now, here he is with the cup.”
The Kuemper family took a picture together there, including Kuemper’s parents (Sharon and Brent), his wife (Sydney), and siblings (Brent and Nicole).
Kuemper also made sure to have a trophy photo with his dog Roger at home to start the day.
– Philip Pritchard (@keeperofthecup) August 6, 2022
Comber will report to the Capitals in September at his first training camp with the team. Kuemper’s backup would probably be Charlie Lindgren.
Title image shared with permission from @pattisonchildrens