The Golden Knights make a controversial decision to not put a player's name on the cup and it's creates chaos

Published July 10, 2023 at 12:46
BY MARCO
Yesterday marked the beginning of the famous Stanley Cup tour as Nicolas Roy was the first player from the Golden Knights to get the precious trophy for the day. The Quebecois forward brought the cup to his hometown, Amos, to celebrate with his family and friends.


However, over the last few hours, numerous photos of the Stanley Cup have appeared on social media and fans have noticed a rather strange detail. Indeed, the name of Nolan Patrick, who was under contract with the Golden Knights when they won the grand honor, has not been engraved on the trophy.

It is important to note that championship teams can only inscribe 52 names on the Stanley Cup, which notably includes players, staff, and management. Plus, there are certain criteria to meet to be eligible to have your name engraved on the cup. Usually, a player must have played at least one game with the championship team during the regular season or playoffs.


Due to recurring migraine problems, Nolan Patrick missed the entire 2022-2023 season, which probably explains why his name is missing. Since joining the Golden Knights, the 24-year-old forward has only played 25 games over two seasons, recording a meager total of 7 points.

Now without a contract, it will be interesting to see if a team is willing to give him a new deal. Plagued by numerous injuries over the past few years, the second overall pick in 2017 has never reached his full potential. It wouldn't be surprising if his NHL career is soon coming to an end.


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