Bernie Nicholls spent most of his 18-year NHL career in the spotlight spending time with the Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers and the Chicago Blackhawks (1994-96).
It's a bit of irony for a guy who grew up in West Guilford, Ontario with about 100 other people. And that's where Nicholls took the Stanley Cup last week when he got his day with it.
Nicholls is currently a coaching consultant for the Kings. Former Blackhawks coach Darryl Sutter, who coached Nicholls in Chicago, hired his former player when he took over in December.
Nicholls and his family own a hunting farm in the remote area of Canada, and it's been a family-favorite activity to hunt bears, deer and moose for the last 50 years. So, of course, Lord Stanley's Cup joined in on the fun.
"We do a lot of hunting. I had my bow and it the Cup stood in the tree stand beside me. My dad has been there since 1961. I remember walking through the bush when I was 5 years old following my dad. I've hunted my whole life. I always had a passion for that," Nicholls told NHL.com.
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