Washington Capitals’ Steve Richmond Has His Day With The Stanley Cup in Lake Zurich, Illinois

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After attending it’s second wedding of the summer on Saturday in Suburban Maryland, the Stanley Cup was off to Illinois for a day with the Capitals’ director of player development, Steve Richmond, in Lake Zurich, Illinois. (Reminder, you can find the latest schedule of dates for Capitals players “day with the Stanley Cup” right here. You can find links to each and every “day with the Stanley Cup” that has already occurred right here.)  

Original Granny’s, Lake Zurich, Illinois
Patrons at The Original Granny’s in Wheeling were treated to an appearance by the Stanley Cup on Tuesday, courtesy of director of player development for the Washington Capitals, Steve Richmond. More on the visit here. Steve started the day at his favorite breakfast place, with his coffee served from the prestigious chalice.

“The reason we’re here (at Granny’s) is we’ve been coming here with our family for over 30 years,” Richmond told the Daily Herald. “We used to live in Buffalo Grove, so we used to come every Sunday. And I used to come here four, five times a week for 10 years in a row. George has been a good friend and they have the best omelets I’ve ever had. And I’ve had omelets all over the world.”

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Elizabeth Rojas places her 1-year-old son Adrian inside the Stanley Cup at The Original Granny’s restaurant in Wheeling. Rojas is a family friend of Washington’s Capitals director of player development Steve Richmond.

Mark Welsh/Daily Herald

Richmond, in his 17th year as player development boss for the Capitals, has stops in Glenview and Lake Zurich scheduled today before capping the day with the Stanley Cup at his home.

A video recap of the visit to Original Granny’s via the Daily Herald:


Lake Zurich Police Department, Lake Zurich, Illinois


Consume, Lake Zurich, Illinois
Next, the Stanley Cup and Richmond were off to Consume, from 1 to 2 p.m. Consume is locally known for their craft beer and food.

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Richmond said he was hosting a private party at his house to end his Tuesday with the Cup.

“That’ll be crazy,” he said. “People I haven’t seen in 15, 20 years but I keep in contact — talking, whatever. … I’ve been through the battles with them on the ice and here they are 15, 20 years later with the Cup. It’s sort of surreal. It’s unbelievable.”

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Private Event, Forrest Lake, Illinois


The Stanley Cup next travels to Ohio for a day with former Capitals goalie coach Mitch Korn and Capitals radio announcer John Walton.


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Woody Leydig
John Carlson
Dave Marin
Alex Ovechkin
Michal Kempny
Jakub Vrana
Steve Bowman
Mark Nemish
Chris Patrick
Rob Tillotson
Dick Patrick
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
Lars Eller
Andre Burakovsky
Christian Djoos
Nicklas Backstrom
Philipp Grubauer
Evgeny Kuznetsov
Dmitry Orlov
Brett Connolly
Jay Beagle
Barry Trotz
Chandler Stephenson
Chandler Stephenson/Humboldt
Sergey Kocharov
Lane Lambert
Cleo Bates
Blaine Forsythe
Brooks Orpik
Ray Straccia
Ted Leonsis
Alex Chiasson

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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