Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement

Ex-Blackhawks star Byfuglien brings Cup to Roseau

Email Sign up for Breaking News Alerts
News Willmar, 56201
West Central Tribune
(320) 235-6769 customer support
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

ROSEAU, Minn. (AP) -- It was Big Buff's big day in Roseau.

Thousands of fans welcomed hometown hero Dustin Byfuglien and the Stanley Cup to one of Minnesota's most hockey-crazy cities Sunday.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Byfuglien was one of the stars of the Chicago Blackhawks championship team. While he was later traded to Atlanta, by tradition every player on team gets to bring the Stanley Cup home.

A fire truck led a parade into Roseau as Byfuglien sat in a red convertible next to the Cup. His voice cracked and his eyes teared up as he thanked the crowd at Memorial Arena. He kept the official ceremonies short but spent hours signing autographs and posing for pictures.

Today, Byfuglien planned to take the cup fishing.

Advertisement
news@wctrib.com
Advertisement
Advertisement
randomness