MINNEAPOLIS - Like all of his teammates on the Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings, Wisconsin native Davis Drewiske earned the honor to spend a day with the iconic trophy, doing anything he chooses.
The 27-year-old defenseman scheduled a viewing party Monday afternoon for the hockey arena in Hudson, Wisconsin, where he learned how to play the game... but he had at least one place he wanted to stop first.
Drewiske picked up the Stanley Cup shortly after it landed in the Twin Cities, and drove it to the home of Jack Jablonski, the Benilde-St.Margaret's hockey player who was paralyzed after crashing into the boards headfirst last winter.
There, Drewiske took pictures with Jack and his brother Max.
It's a pretty heady time for Jablonski, who is also preparing to return to Benilde-St. Margarets tomorrow to begin his junior year. His mother Leslie wrote on Jack's CaringBridge site that Jack and his family are "Nervous. Excited. Anxious..." but adds that he has worked hard to catch up with school work and prepare for the road that lays ahead.