Washington Capitals’ Lars Eller Has His Day With the Stanley Cup

eller_cupPhoto: @bpoulsendk

The Stanley Cup made its way back to Europe on Tuesday. Capitals’ Center Lars Eller, who had the Cup-winning goal for the Capitals, brought the Cup to his hometown of Rodovere, Denmark on Wednesday, marking the first time in history the Stanley Cup has made an appearance in Denmark. (Reminder, you can find the latest schedule of dates for Capitals players “day with the Stanley Cup” right here.) 

Receiving the Cup

The Stanley Cup arrived in Eller’s home town of Rodovere at around 8:15 AM their time. After Receiving the coveted chalice, he and his family ate Koldskål, a chilled Danish buttermilk soup served in the summertime, out of it. Biscuits, called kammerjunkers were also eaten from the Cup.

He then did an overhead press using the Cup.

Family Time

Eller spent some time with family and friends once he got the Cup, and played a game of Kubb with them. The Cup was in the middle.

Stage Appearance

Eller, his daughter and the Stanley Cup rode in a 1969 Buick Wildcat to a public event whelp in his honor. Hundreds of people crowded around the car to take pictures, touch the Cup, and ask Eller for autographs.

Rodovere mayor Erik Nielsen and Denmark ambassador Carla Sands invited Eller and the Cup to a stage event, where thousands of people showed up to see Eller with the Cup.

Hometown Rink

With people still crowding him and the car, Eller then took the Stanley Cup to his hometown rink with thousands coming to see it. Eller made his grand entrance to the rink with “Whatever It Takes” by Imagine Dragons playing in the background.

A Visit to Elementary School

Eller continued the day with a visit to his elementary school and later made an appearance at a talk show at Denmark’s national television station.


Party in Downtown Copenhagen

Eller then finished off his day with the Cup with a party at Dandy.

Linemate Andre Burakovsky joined Eller at the party. Burakovsky will have his day with the Stanley Cup tomorrow in Malmo, Sweden, which is across the Oresund Bay from Copenhagen, Denamark.


The Stanley Cup is now off to Sweden for Burakovsky, Christian Djoos, and Nicklas Backstrom’s days with the Cup. The full list of players’ days with the Cup is here.


John Carlson
Alex Ovechkin
Michal Kempny
Jakub Vrana
Steve Bowman
Mark Nemish
Chris Patrick
Rob Tillotson
Brian MacLellan
Matt Niskanen
Jason Serbus
T.J. Oshie
Todd Reirden
Michael Booi
Madison Bowey
Ross Mahoney
Braden Holtby
Brett Leonhardt
Brock Myles
Scott Murray
Tom Wilson
Devante Smith-Pelly

By Harrison Brown

About Harrison Brown

Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was seeing T.J. Oshie's hat-trick​ during Game 1 of the Caps' second round playoff series against Pittsburgh in 2016. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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8 Responses to Washington Capitals’ Lars Eller Has His Day With the Stanley Cup

  1. Chris says:

    “Burakovsky will have his day with the Stanley Cup tomorrow in Valbo, Sweden, which is across the river from Copenhagen.” Uhh, across the RIVER?

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