Found August 13, 2012 on Next Impulse Sports:
Los Angeles Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell finally got his day with the Stanley Cup on Sunday. Winning the Stanley Cup is an enormous accomplishment and excitement for any hockey player, but for Mitchell, it had a little extra significance. He first entered the league in 1998 and spent thirteen seasons seeking the Cup. At 35 years old, he worked day in and day out to accomplish that goal by being the number one shut down defenseman for the Kings all season long. He had one of the best seasons of his career and certainly earned his very special moment with the Cup. For part of the day, Mitchell brought the Cup to his hometown of Port McNeil, British Columbia, a small town of about 2,500 people (but around 6,000 actually showed up to see the Cup). He then headed to the top of Vancouver Island’s Mount Waddington, where a helicopter captured this unbelievable photograph. I can only imagine how special that moment must have been for him. I guess when you spend fourteen years in the lea...

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