Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews brought the Stanley Cup home to Canada and was greeted by hundreds of fans upon his arrival.
Toews showed off the famous trophy on Friday during a public celebration, and then spent private time with his family.
Hundreds of people lined up for several hours in blazing heat to meet Toews - and admire the Cup - at a community center named after the NHL star.
The crowd screamed and cheered as Toews gingerly carried the Stanley Cup past the crowd. He hoisted it above his head on an outdoor stage and kissed it.
''It's always a pretty special feeling to see the support that I'm lucky to get when I come back to Winnipeg,'' Toews said. ''Obviously, this is an honor to bring this Cup back to my home community center.''
The Blackhawks claimed their second championship in four seasons by beating the Boston Bruins in the finals last month. Toews scored a goal in the clinching Game 6 victory.
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