Defenseman Nick Leddy helped the Chicago Blackhawks win a hard-fought Stanley cup series last night, the Minnesota native’s first championship in just his second season on the ice.
— BSchack (@B_Schack) June 25, 2013
Leddy played for the Gophers, and was selected by the Minnesota Wild in the first round of the 2009 draft. But just a year later he was traded for Cam Barker, a move some fans are now regretting after Leddy doubled his rookie production in a shortened season.
There’s a chance the ninth Gopher to win the Stanley Cup might bring it by the Twin Cities: every player and staff member of the winning team gets 24 hours with professional sports’ oldest trophy.