We’ve heard athletes say winning a championship can be a spiritual experience, but Penguins forward Josh Archibald is taking that sentiment to a level we haven’t seen in nearly a decade. Archibald had his three-week-old son, Brecken, baptized in the Stanley Cup on Wednesday.
— Philip Pritchard (@keeperofthecup) August 30, 2017
Brecken is the first baby to receive his rite in the trophy since 2008, when Red Wings winger Tomas Holmstrom let his cousin use it for a christening. In 1996, Avalanche defenseman Sylvain Lefebvre baptized his daughter in the top bowl as well.
At least no one ate raw catfish at Archibald’s ceremony. As far as we know.
The Stanley Cup has had some wacky adventures with the Penguins this offseason, and we could see that continue for a couple more years as Pittsburgh is set up for a dynasty.