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Brian Dumoulin Helps Pittsburgh Penguins to Win the 2016 Stanley Cup

It's always good to see a former Eagle raising the Stanley Cup.

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Brian Dumoulin and the Pittsburgh Penguins have won the 2016 Stanley Cup. Dumoulin is the first Eagle to win a Stanley Cup since 2013, when Ben Smith played one playoff game for the winning Chicago Blackhawks.

Dumoulin scored 2 goals in the playoffs, including the first goal of the final game:

Dumoulin also picked up 6 assists during the playoffs. In addition to his offensive contributions, Dumoulin added a strong defensive presence to this Penguins team. He routinely received almost 20 minutes of time on the ice per game, although his playoff +/- of -3 wasn't as stellar as his regular season +11. Between blocking shots and taking/dishing out hits, Dumoulin definitely showed everyone watching the playoffs that he's a young defensive player to keep an eye on. Dumoulin should be with the Penguins until at least 2017 (when his contract is up) - it would be tough to imagine a scenario where they would trade him after the solid season he had during his first full season in the NHL.

Congrats also go out to BC legend Bill Guerin, who is the Assistant General Manager of the Penguins!